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Fish Names

Pet fish come in all shapes and sizes, and their personalities do too. Some fish swim serenely in circles, while others lurk behind rocks or dash wildly back and forth across the tank. Some flit about happily in a school, while others swim alone, proudly flaunting their showy colors. Fish can be fun to watch, and finding the perfect name for your finned friend can make owning them that much more enjoyable. With over 100 choices to inspire you in this list, we feel very confident you'll be able to find the perfect match.

Tips for Naming Your Fish

Whether you're looking for funny fish names or cute ones, we have you covered. Start with a specific category that grabs your attention. Famous fish names feature common pet names from well-known books, movies, and TV shows. And popular ones include some go-to choices for your favorite little swimmer. Was one fish not enough? If you end up with a pair, clever fish names like Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet, or Peek and Boo are some excellent choices. If this is your child's very first pet, or you are looking for a name for a specific type of fish, we have names for that too. Browse through the list of names and select the one your pet would be proud to call their own.

Popular Fish Names

  • Swedish
  • McFish
  • Puff Daddy
  • Floater
  • Wave
  • Chips
  • Bob
  • Flotsam
  • Miso
  • Cod
  • Finley
  • Finneus
  • Larry
  • Salmon
  • Sea Beast
  • Otto
  • Sardine
  • Pirate
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Long John Silver
  • Bubba Gump

Famous Fish Names

  • Moby Dick
  • Orca
  • Oscar
  • Lenny
  • Don Lino
  • Sykes
  • Katie Current
  • Flipper
  • Dory
  • Ariel
  • Flounder
  • Mr. Ray
  • Sheldon
  • Bruce
  • Charlie the Tuna
  • James Pond
  • Mr. Fish
  • Poseidon
  • Neptune
  • Captain Ahab

Names for Fish Pairs

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Peek and Boo
  • Tic and Tac
  • Splish and Splash
  • Jane and Doe
  • One Fish and Two Fish
  • Zig and Zag
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Hall and Oates
  • Gilligan and Skipper

Kid-Friendly Fish Names

  • Taco
  • Slimeface
  • Cheeto
  • Fishface
  • BoBo
  • Spot
  • Bubbles
  • Sparky
  • Slippery
  • Stinky
  • Big Joe
  • Swim Shady
  • Bigmouth Billy Bass
  • Slimy Steve
  • Puckerface Jones
  • Squirtle
  • Stanley
  • Goober

Names for Betta Fish

  • Rocky
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Cuddles
  • Clifford
  • Papa Smurf
  • Blueboy
  • Ninja
  • Betta Midler

Names for Goldfish

  • Tropicana
  • Pumpkin
  • Goldilocks
  • Dorothy
  • Goldie Hawn

Names for Molly Fish

  • Eclipse
  • Phantom
  • Speckles
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Pongo
  • Perdita

Names for Oscar Fish

  • Godfather
  • PeeWee
  • Poseidon
  • Cujo
  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Oscar Mayer

Names for Angelfish 

  • Diva
  • Wings
  • Sunshine
  • Blondie
  • Angelica

Names for Clownfish

  • Garfield
  • Orange Slice
  • Bozo
  • Krusty

Names for Damselfish

  • Coral
  • Sunny
  • Morose
  • In Distress
  • Gidget
  • Deb
  • Mrs. Puff
  • Marina