Be The Best Betta Owner – Top Betta Fish Names

Be The Best Betta Owner – Top Betta Fish Names
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You’ve finally taken the leap and decided to get a pet fish. Better yet, you’ve chosen a betta! These fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish, are some of the most entertaining and enjoyable pets you can own.

Once you get the tank set up and learn how to properly care for your fish, detailing everything from appropriate feeding times, preferred foods, water quality, and suitable tankmates, the next item on your agenda is to pick a name for your betta fish.

You might draw inspiration from those around you, or perhaps from your interests or the coloration of your betta fish. While classic names certainly have their place, you might want to think outside the box a bit.

Betta Fish Names

What Are Good Fish Names For A Betta?

It can be tough to get started when you’re choosing a name for your betta fish. With thousands – or millions! – of potential options, you might find yourself overwhelmed. We’re here to help you narrow things down a bit.

For starters, you can categorize your betta names into one of these larger categories. Start by thinking of the names of your friends and family. Consider naming your fish after a loved one – perhaps somebody you once knew or still know that has an affinity for these brightly colored creatures?

Speaking of bright colors, you could also think about your betta fish’s appearance. Is he red, blue, or purple? Perhaps you could name your fish that color, or something that calls to mind that color – like Plum Dandy if you have a gorgeous purple fish.

You could also take some time to name your betta fish and give him a name that reflects his behavior or personality. Is he shy? Combative? Funny? Resilient? Pick a name that matches your betta’s personality, and you’ll never have to worry about forgetting it!

You could also try out a cutesy pet name, such as one named after food or drink. You could name your fish after a favorite celebrity, or think of a name that calls to mind your favorite television show, book, musical group, movie, or hobby. You could even name your betta fish after another animal or a mythological creature!

When all is said and done, the opportunities are virtually endless. The choice is truly yours when you are naming your betta fish, and besides picking a name that you’re sure to remember, there are really no requirements stating how much or how little creativity you need to exercise.

If you still find yourself stuck after reading these suggestions, consider our list of the top betta fish names to help you out. You’ll have plenty of options after reading our list!

Best Names For Male Betta Fish

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A classic choice when naming your betta fish is to give him a classic masculine name. This could be derived from any nationality or culture, and while there’s no harm in choosing a more feminine or unisex name for your betta fish  -after all, he won’t care! – it might be easier for you when it comes to remembering a more traditional name.

Here are some popular male names you might consider for your betta fish. Remember that male betta fish are more commonly kept by aquarium hobbyists than are female bettas, so if you aren’t sure about the gender of your betta, it’s probably male. This is especially true if your fish has bright colors and long, elegant fins, both of which are characteristic of male bettas.

These are the best names for male betta fish to help you get started:

AmberLady BugFoxySaffronClifford
AceAbeFrankMulderGunther
AppleLobsterFrizzleSandyHagar
ArielLucyFuchsiaScarletCoral
AuburnMarsFuegoSiennaKing
AutumnMeridaFurnaceSkeltonKronos
AndroAdamGarlandNardoleRed
BeetsMerlotGarnetSoloCurrant
ApolloAdmiralGaryNemoRedfish
Aqua Bob SquarepantsAlbertGilesNoamRhubarb
BlazePansyGilroySparkCurry
BordeauxPaprikaGingerStrawberryDahlia
BrandyPennyGlowStrawberry ShortcakeEllie
ArchieAlbusGonzalezOdinRogan
AresAnakinHanParkerJimmy John
BrickPeppermintHarkinSumacElmo
BurgundyPepperoniHarrySunsetEmber
ArteliusAndyHarryPaulJuan
CardinalPeterHazelSuriEric
AstorApolloHiroPeterGilbert
BalthazarAresHomerPikeGuido
CarrotPhineasHongThorNaruto
CayennePhoenixHydrantTigerNemo
BartAtticusIndiePresleyIshmal
CherryPimentoInfraredTomatoLucifer
Betta FettBalderJamesReiichiLeo
Big BubbBartJamieRonLeonardo
CherryPoinsettiaJelly BeanTulipFire
BladeBearJemRoryMalone
ChestnutPoppyJessTwizzlerFlame
BravosBobbyJoeyRossLord
Bruce LeeBowieJoseRyanLouie
BuellerBrianJupiterSarjanMack
CheyennePoppyKetchupValentineFlamingo
ChiliRadishKimchiVermilionFlann
BugattiBruceKyloSeverusDelos
CallumButchLarrySiriusDenzel
CarlosCaptainLelandSpikeDino
CarltonChandlerLeoSteveDog
CasperChargerLeonardThorDraco
ChadChristianLokiTimmyDrago
ChanningClydeLouisTomDrake
ChesterCohenLucianVaderDuke
ChettColinLuciusWalterDusty
ColbyDaleLukeWayneEinstein
CometDarthLupinWilfredEustace
CooperDaveMalWilliamFab
CosmoDepakMarsWolfFernando
CrimsonDoctorMattXanderFinley
CujoDougMaxZappaFinnegan
DallasDracoMinosZeusFlash
DaVinciFoxMoeZiggyGandalf
ZeusTheoThe FonzShadowGatsby
PoseidonPatrickPoseidonSilverWasabi
PrometheusPepsterPrometheusSir ArthurWatson
RussetPietriQuakeSpikeWobbie
RustyNeroQuintSpudXarelto
QuakeObieRalphStealthXenon
QuintOliverRazorTangoXero
RalphOllieRexThaddeusYogi
RazorOrlandoRocketJimboYuri
RexOscarRonnieTheoZalor
RocketOwenRoscoTurboZaltar
RonniePatrickSargeantVinceZenith
RoscoPepsterScionTurboZeus
SargeantPietriScooterVinceZiggy
ScionSpikeZiggyWasabiZoro
ScooterSpudZoroWatsonXero
ShadowStealthYuriWobbieYogi
SilverTangoZenithXaraltoZalor
JugheadThaddeusSir ArthurXenonZaltar
JumperMarshalJackHalHonda
KeplerMasonJacksonHenriHoudiniIgnatio
KillerMatthewJasperHerbMurphy
KimboMelloJawsHerms

Best Names For Female Betta Fish

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As we mentioned above, male betta fish are much more common than females. However, if you have a fish that tends to be a little less flamboyant and vibrant, it’s probably a female betta fish.

However, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve the perfect name! As with your male fish, you could choose to name your female betta after a family member or friend, or you could choose a feminine, flowery name. A stronger-sounding name is also an option.

Keep in mind that, unlike male betta fish which cannot be kept in confinement together, you can keep multiple female betta fish in the same tank. Therefore, you  may find yourself having to come up with multiple names for your fish. In that case, consider choosing names that work in pairs, such as Thelma and Louise, to help you remember the names of your fish.

Otherwise, here are some good suggestions to help you get started:

AdrianaAbigailEffieNorma
AggieAmandaElizabethOlivia
AkiraAmeliaElsieOphelia
AllyAngelaEmmaOrchid
AndreaAnyaEstherPadma
AngelAstridEuphemiaParis
AngieAthenaEvelynParvati
AriaAudreyFleurPatience
ArielAvaFreyaPatricia
AthenaBellaGeraldinePersephone
AuroraBelleGinnyPhoebe
BonnieBerryGracePixie
BreaBessHannahPrincess
BrittBettyHannahPriscilla
BuffyBlancheHarmonyQueenie
CallistaBuffyHermioneRachel
CalypsoBunnyHopeRey
CandyCamillaJosieRose
CassieCarlyKatRuby
ChanelCherLauraSarah
ColbieChoLaurenShelly
DaisyCocoLeiaSkyler
DariaCoraLilySophia
DelilaCordeliaLolaSybil
DevineCupcakeLouiseTara
DiannaDaisyLucyTatum
DivaDianaLunaThelma
EllenDianneLylaVeronica
ElsaDonnaMarnieViola
EmilyDorisMaryViolet
EveDrusillaMiyokoWendy
EvelynDuchessMollyWillow
EvinaEdithMonicaYasmin
FaraFrancineHopeKirra
FelicityGabbyIggyKota
FifiGingerIrisKrystal
FinaGwenJadeKylie
FloHelgaJaneKyra
FlowerHeraJasmineLavender
FolinaHestiaJessLayla
MarshaPollyJewelsLilly
MegalaPrincessJezebelLima
MeganPrissyJulesLiza
MimiQualaKarlaLizzy
MiriamQueenieSassy PantsLola
MissaQueraSavannahLolly
MissyQuillaShanaLuLu
MistyQuoraStarSuzie
MollyRochelleStellaSydney
NilinaRomyStephieTaylor
NinaRoseStrawTee-tee
NobiaRosyXeniaTinkerbell
OksanaRoxyYolandaVenessa
OlgaRubyYvetteVercalia
OlinaSabrinaZeldaVernia
OmySaraZinniaViva
OrchidSashaZinnyWindy
PandoraPearlZoeyWings
ParisiaPhantasiaZuzuWynnie
XenaPheliaXeldaXan

Unisex Names For Betta Fish

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If you’re not sure what sex your betta fish is, there are several easy ways to determine this. First, males are going to be substantially larger than the females, sporting brighter colors and longer, more elegant fins. Therefore, it’s unlikely that you won’t know the sex of your betta fish.

However, if you can’t figure it out – or if you simply prefer a more unisex name – there are plenty of options that will allow you to outfit your betta fish with the perfect nomenclature. Some of these names are cutesy, while others have a more serious tone. Pick the name that best matches the personality of your fish, and remember that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the proper name for your fish.

Here are some options:

AkiraAkiDrewPretzel
AlphaAkiraEdamamePuff
AmethystAlexElevenPunk
AndyAlfalfaEllisR2D2
AquaAltoFalcoreRain
BabyAlvaFenderRen
BiggieAngelFrankieRiley
BitsyAshleyHarperRiver
BlueAubreyHaydenSalsa
BobbieAveryHollisScout
BrownieBaileyHunterShay
BubblesBongoJamieSnap
BungeeBridJavaSparky
CaliBrookJessieSplash
CaramelC3P0JoStevie
CatalystCameronJordanStinky
ChantzCarobKarmaStorm
Chee-CheeCaseyKelseyTanner
ChompyChaosKennedyTiki
ClashCharlieLaserTory
CleoCheckersLeslieTsunami
CocoaChewieLuckyVal
CookieChipperMacaroniWaverider
CoralChipsMagicWaves
CuddlesChutneyMicahWinter
CurlyClemNoodleWotsit
CuteyCrackleOctoberWren
DannyCrashPalWyn
DashCricketPalmerYang
DoryDaikonParkerYin
FangsDalePaytonYoda
FinsDevonPepperZag
FishDresdenPopsicleZig
RedNippyIzzyFishy
RubyNoelJoFishy Wishy
SakaOkiKaiFlappy
SaltOrangeyKaidaFlow
SamPalKasiusFluffy
SammyPebblesKibbleFreckles
SaturnPeeWeeKyoFreddy
SkittlesPokeyLapala
SmallsPufferLazyGeneral Fin
SnapperRainbowLittle oneGhost
SushiSpazzyMandarinGlow
TasukiSpecklesMarbleGoldy
TeslaSpottieMikeyGucci
TetraSquishyMisoHalogen
TillyStormMojoHarley
TinyStripesMonsterHydra
TopazStrykerMoonIndy
TranquilSukiMouthyWavy
TsunamiSunnyMurphWhipper
VelvetSunshineNarakNibbles
VesperWave

Funny Names For Betta Fish

Feel like giggling every time you think – or talk! – about your betta fish? Humor is important, especially if you are a pet owner! Giving your betta fish a humorous name can be a fun way to inspire some creativity in your life.

If you’ve always been known for cracking jokes, a humorous name for your betta fish might be the way to go. They’re certainly known to make me chuckle! Here are a few suggestions if you’re seeking a name that will leave you in stitches:

Mr. KrabsMr. NibblesTetraFish N’ Chips
CalypsoFidoJawsTuna Turner
BubblyCujoJames PondSwim Shady
BubblesCarrie FisherHarley FinnSwedish
BigFishCaptain HookHammerheadSushi
SushiHydraGoldieFlotsam
BaitBetta WhiteGilly NelsonRocky
AtlantisBetta MidlerGill-bertOne True Cod
AtlanticBetta MaxGeorgia O’ReefMuhammad Ali
PacificKrakenGeneral FinnFlip
AngelAquamanFluffyM. Sea Hammer
AlphaAqua Fin-aFloaterLovely Bubbly
Mr. BubblesJonahFishFlash
Mahi MahiJetsamFinleyFishy
AlgaeAlpha BettaFin-leyLake Skywalker
WalleyeJacques CousteauFinBig Betta

Cute Names For Betta Fish

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If you have small children, you might consider giving your betta fish a cutesy name. While a betta fish might not be as cuddly as a kitten or as adorable as a baby rabbit, you can still give it a cute name!

These adorable names might not be the best choice for everybody, but if you’re looking for an “aw-worthy” name, here’s the way to go:

 

AggieFifiPinkoDolly
AlbieFloofPixieDomino
AllyFrecklesPopsDonut
AppleFuzzlesPoseyDoodle
ArchieGizmoPuffinDory
BabyGlitterRainbow BriteDweeb
BambamGopherRascalEllie
BambiGracieRooFairy
BerryGravyRoombaNipper
BinkyGumdropRudyOreo
BiscuitGwennieSausagePee Wee
BlissHappyScrappyPenny
BonsaiJazzyScrinklePickles
BooJeffieShortcakePiglet
Bug-BugJellySkittlesPinball
ButtersKikiSocksPine Nut
ButtonsKittySoda PopTinkles
CookieLove HeartSparklesTiny
CrinkleLuluSparkyTofu
CrumpetMarshmallowSpoopsTwinkle Toes
CuddlesMerrySquishWasabi
DinkyMonkeySukiWiggle
DipsieMr. ChipsSweetieWinkle Picker
DixieMuffinTacoWinnie
DodoNibblesTiggy

Betta Fish Names By Color

We can almost guarantee that the first thing that you – and your visitors! – will notice about your betta fish is its color. Therefore, naming your betta fish according to its coloration can help you remember your betta fish’s name.

There are several names (each of which we have sorted by color) that will work well for your betta fish, no matter what color it might be. Whether your betta fish is orange, blue, red, or yellow, there are names to suit any color of fish.

Names For Orange Betta Fish

Got a betta fish the color of a fresh tangerine? These names are designed to call to mind famous orange characters, foods, items, and anything else that relates to the color orange.

AmberClementineNacho CheeseCheddar
ApricotCopperNectarineCheese Puff
ArancioneCrookshanksOrangeadeCheeto
AuburnDoritoPeachesGoldie
AutumnEmberPersimmonMandarin
ButternutFantaPumpkinMarmalade
ButterscotchGarfieldRustyTang
Candy CornGingerSatsumaTangerine
CarrotGingersnapSunsetTigger

Names for Red Betta Fish

Does your betta fish come in a dazzling red shade? If so, there are names to suit  your betta fish. Consider these names for a ruby-red fish.

AmberLady BugFoxySaffronCliffordRed
AppleLobsterFrizzleSandyCopperRed
ArielLucyFuchsiaScarletCoralReddy
AuburnMarsFuegoSiennaCranberryRedface
AutumnMeridaFurnaceSkeltonCrimsonRedfish
BeetsMerlotGarnetSoloCurrantRhubarb
BlazePansyGilroySparkCurryRogan:
BordeauxPaprikaGingerStrawberryDahliaRojo
BrandyPennyGlowStrawberry ShortcakeEllieRose
BrickPeppermintHarkinSumacElmoRosella
BurgundyPepperoniHarrySunsetEmberRosie
CardinalPeterHazelSuriEricRosso
CarrotPhineasHongThorFeverRosy
CayennePhoenixHydrantTigerFieryRouge
CherryPimentoInfraredTomatoFionaRowan
CherryPoinsettiaJelly BeanTulipFireRuby
ChestnutPoppyJessTwizzlerFlameRussell
CheyennePoppyKetchupValentineFlamingoRusset
ChiliRadishKimchiVermilionFlannRusty
CinnamonRaspberryWilma

Names For Yellow Betta Fish

Regardless of whether your betta fish is a shade of gold or calls to mind more buttery hues, there are plenty of names to suit a yellow fish, too. Here are some ideas.

ButterBarleyHoneyStar
ButterballBlondieMellowSunflower
ButtercupButterballMustardSunglow
BiscuitButtercupPikachuTequila
ButterscotchCustardSaffronSunshine
BuffyCabbyMellowSun
DandelionChalkMilkshakeSunflower
Dandy LionCheesecakeMustardSunny
DewChamoisNillaSunshine
FlaxenCoronaNoodleTaffy
KaroCookiePopcornTaxi
GialloCreamerYellerToffi
LatteCrackersYellowVanilla
HighlighterCustardTapiocaWaffle
MarzipanSunny

Names For Black Betta Fish

Black might not technically be a color, but there are plenty of names that can be suitable for a darker fish, too. Consider these.

AceAniseEbonyPanther
AngusAshEclipsePepsi
AshesBeetleEmberRaven
AtticusBlackfishGrimmReaper
Anisette.BlackjackGuinnessShadow
BlackieCharInkSmokey
BearCinderLicoriceSmudge
BlakeCoal/ColeMidnightSoot
BlackulaCoffeeNeroTar
Black MambaCrowOliveVelvet
BlackjackDamienOmenVoodoo
Bogie –Donnie DarkoOnyxCave
DuncanHadesChocolate ChipCesare
EbonyInkyDarth VaderCinderella
ElviraIndigoDragonCharcoal
EspressoIvoryDaegan KaiCheyenne
EclipseKoleDanteCoal
FlintKieran MaelDrakkar NoirCoffee
ForestKodiakDuganColbie
GabeKuroMorticiaChu Dhub
GuinessJacketMusquaPhantom
JaguarJamaicaNinjaPrieta
Johnny CashJettNuitPhantom
LeliaSabbathOnyxPoppy
LicoriceSalemPantherRaven
MatchesSammyPearlRetread
MaverickSatchmoPepperRasputin
MidnightShebaPepsiRubber
MistyShadowSpookyTarra
SpiderShadySkylarTank
TarSharpieSootTrilby Pantera
TinaSkySootieTalladega
VadarSkyeSpadeSooty
DragonJet StarDarknessShadow Hunter
Sirius Black

Names For White Betta Fish

If your betta fish is a milky white or so pale he is almost translucent, there are names for him, too. Try these ideas out for size!

ArcticIvoryQuartz
AspenJasmineSnowball
BelugaMagnoliaSnowdrop
BlizzardMayoSnowflake
DiamondMistySnowy
DoveMoonshineSugar
GhostOpalSwan
GlacierPolarVanilla
IciclePopsicleIce
CreamSnowballWinter
WintressMagicDusty

Names For Blue Betta Fish

Blue is one of the most common betta fish colors, so it goes without saying that there are plenty of names to suit a bright blue fish, too. Here are our top choices.

AzureAshAquaAqua
BerylBrandAzureAquamarine
CobaltCinderBaby BlueBlue
TealCoalBerylBlue Moon
NavyCokeBleuBluebell
YaleFoggyBlueIce
HazeFuzzyBlueberryCornflower
MystGandalfSkyCyan
ReardonGrigioBluefaceMorose
ShadeGrisBluefishCookie Monster
SlateHaiiroBlue boyRoyal blue
SmokeyIndigoCeruleanSapphire
StokeMazarineCobaltSea
SullyMarineCyanSky
BlueberryNeptuneSapphireCobalt
Sea

Names For Multi-Colored Betta Fish

If your betta fish can’t be lumped into just one category, there are still plenty of options for naming them. Consider these naming options for multi-colored betta fish.

AuroraPatchesSkittles
DottyPeacockSplodge
FrecklesPicassoSpot
KingfisherPrismSprinkles
PandaRainbowZigzag
ColorsSparklesDazzles
IlluminationFlashCrayola

Betta Fish Names Based On Personality

Sometimes the easiest way to name your betta fish is to get to know him and then name him based on his behavior or personality. Think carefully about what your fish is like, and what behaviors he tends to engage in. Is he shy? Outgoing? Perhaps he is extremely aggressive, or maybe just really active. Is he clever? Vivacious?

Think about your betta fish’s personality traits, and then choose a name that matches him perfectly. You can be subtle or direct, but whatever you choose, you’ll have plenty of options. Consider these ideas.

EinsteinPatienceZoomPerky
DukeOutlawYawnerPug
DoofusNibblesXenaPushy
DizzyMugsWolverineMartial
DinkMonsterViperMaverick
DiabloLuxTurboNips
DeanLibertyTizzyNipper
DashKillerSweetieKiller
DartKhanStingJekyll
CuddlesJiffySpiritHyde
CrusherJetSpeedyHurricane
CowboyHulkSlothHawk
ClogsHaughtySlickHostile
ChomperHappySerenityHannibal
ChiefHannibalScruffyForce
CharmerGooberSassyForceful
ChampGenghisSabreDynamo
BrainsBullyRowdyDexter
RaptorBrinksRocketRocky
PrinceFizzSnapMugs
BanditFangWarMartial
WarriorFlakeIntruderSnarky
BarbGaGaQuarrelSnap
BoltTerminatorScrapperVade
BansheeTruckRuthlessTuffy
RoundyThunderWolverineSnipper
SlashSpunkyDizzySnarky
ScrappySnippy

That’s it for our list of suggestions! As you can see, there are countless options when it comes to naming your betta fish, and you can be as creative (or as traditional!) as you’d like. There are no rules when it comes to naming your fish. As long as you provide him or her with the ideal living conditions, he likely won’t’ care what moniker you assign him.

Now, if we could just train them to come when we call their names!

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