Ditch The Dictionary! Try These Awesome Names For Your New Fish

Ditch The Dictionary! Try These Awesome Names For Your New Fish
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Did you decide to get a fish – or to start a new aquarium? If so, you’ve made a great choice! You are in for years of enjoyment with your new pets.

Once you have the aquarium set up and ready to go, the next step will be to name your fish. This can be a challenge, as the options are endless! If you find that you are struggling to come up with creative fish names, look no further than our comprehensive list.

We have broken these popular fish names down by category so that all the work is done for you. Sit back and browse – you are sure to find the perfect fish name for your new aquatic friend.

Names For Your New Fish

Best Unisex Names

It can be tough to tell whether your fish is male or female – and we don’t want to discriminate! So we’ve broken down the top unisex names here, that will work regardless of your fish’s gender.

AbbaFlounderPorkyAkiDrewPretzel
AceFlowPuddlesAkiraEdamamePuff
AkiraFluffyPufferAlexElevenPunk
AlbinoFlyPumpkinAlfalfaEllisR2D2
AlgaeFlyerQuickyAltoFalcoreRain
Algae EaterFollyRainbowAlvaFenderRen
AlphaFootsieRaspberryAngelFrankieRiley
AmethystFoozleRedAshleyHarperRiver
AnarchyFossilRelaxoAubreyHaydenSalsa
AnchorFoxyRinkAveryHollisScout
AndyFozzieRocketBaileyHunterShay
AngelFraggleRockyBongoJamieSnap
AnklesFreckleRollerBridJavaSparky
AphroditeFrecklesRollieBrookJessieSplash
AquaFreddyRollyPollyC3P0JoStevie
AstroFrostyRoloCameronJordanStinky
AtlanticFumbleRubyCarobKarmaStorm
AtlantisGalaxySakaCaseyKelseyTanner
AtlasGazaSaltChaosKennedyTiki
AzzuriGeneralFinSaltCharlieLaserTory
BabiesGenuisSamCheckersLeslieTsunami
BabsGherkinSammyChewieLuckyVal
BabyGhostSaturnChipperMacaroniWaverider
BadgeGingerScareChipsMagicWaves
BadgerGizmoScatChutneyMicahWinter
BaitGlimmerScoobyClemNoodleWotsit
BambaGlowScooterCrackleOctoberWren
BanaGoggleScruffyCrashPalWyn
BanglesGoldenierShadowCricketPalmerYang
BanjoGoldFishSharpieDaikonParkerYin
BarfyGoldieSilverDalePaytonYoda
BeanGoldySkipperDevonPepperZag
BeanieGreenySkittlesDresdenPopsicleZig
BearGrizzlySkyBoomerHumbleSparkle
BeetleGucciSlammin’BootsHummerSpazzy
BickerGuppieSlickBozoHurleySpeckles
Big FishGuppySlideyBrassyHydraSpeckles
BiggieGypsySlimerBrownieIndySpeedy
BingoGypsyBeanSlimeyBubbleInkySpidey
BinkyHalogenSlipperBubblesIzzySpike
BirdyHammerSlitherBubblyJaggedSplash
BitsyHarleySmallsBullJawsSpot

Most Creative Names

If you’re sick of traditional, boring names for your fish, consider these options to get the creative juices flowing.

SeaweedDrakeDiverJawsWallyThe MountainGuppyBarbraFish Sauce
BrookChesterChupacabraGeronimoWandaBig BoyPuggyBabarFeatherweight
SquidwardPinkyPesqinoMegaladonExxon ValdezAnd ChipsBusterBeaverKiko
SkittlesDoc OckEskimoJesseScoobyWasabiKosherBinkyYellow Submarine
WaveYaniIglooDivaFerbBarneyCoralBaloneyMichael Phelps
Sir Francis DrakeHulkWhite MeatRaindropPlatoUnagiMarinaMayoChicken of the Tank
Aye MateyKillerTartarMarlinIshmaelBarnacleHankRoxyClementine
Stream or StreamerMackMagikarpMarlonPequodSoy SauceAthenaHigh TopShipwreck
SplashChuckDracoCrushMelvilleChumFrankSlingScuba
Peg LegPeppermintAquariusBruceAhabUmamiFrankieAnnabelleH20
PirateOuta WaterDonaldRayCruiseHawkMinnieLinusSquishy
Fire EnginePlanktonElmerMobyAzulSashimiFunkyNessieGenie
LeftyRushJoseAstroCevicheStickHomerFrancisSkip
ReefBobCantinaChipMontyElmoShankToiletSkipper
LentilLarryNiagaraWavyHeaterSardineBaitUrsulaShrimp
Bon BonTin TinViagraFishgirlHeatherFinnBanditElvisAlgae
Aegir (Old Norse god of the sea)GastonErieSpeedySharkyReyAqualadSebastianSputter
Ethel MermanKermitMitchGoldschmidtDinnerChowArielDexterMisses Puff
Jacques CousteauRaphaelTahoeBubbaJimboCaviarFishyAngelLenny
ManateeMichelangeloPacificBubblesJumboBermudaSpikeBarbieJabberjaw
GoldyDonatelloAtlanticJack FrostCrossbonesTinaJack SparrowCrystalOscar
DustyLeonardoMediterraneanFishboyBonesTunaCalypsoBarbaraPuckerface
BlueLittle Blue FishImportColinSkullFried

Names For Famous Fish

Does your fish remind you of a celebrity or famous character? Consider these top choices!

MichelangeloSkywalkerHermioneBellaWonder Woman
Elvis FishleyWoodyElsaRachelWanda
PhineasYodaArielSallyHarry
FerbBrad PittPrincess LeiaBeyonceBruce
Johnny DashChanning TatumKatnissKimMeryl Stream
BatmanStephen CurryReyTaylor
GandalfLebron WavesLara CroftJLo
Jack SparrowJohnny DepthDorothyAngelina
Willy WonkaBatmanAryaOprah
JokerRossSansaReese
Han SoloSeinfeldDaenerysScarlet

Cute Names

If your fish inspires “aw” every time you walk by the tank, you might want to consider these adorable monikers.

FinLennyAggieFifiPinkoShadowButtersKikiSocks
FinleyLeonardoAlbieFloofPixieSnowyButtonsKittySoda Pop
FlickerMackAllyFrecklesPopsSpikeCookieLove HeartSparkles
FlipperMarlinAppleFuzzlesPoseySpotCrinkleLuluSparky
FlounderMilaArchieGizmoPuffinSputterCrumpetMarshmallowSpoops
FrankMinnieBabyGlitterRainbow BriteSquirtCuddlesMerrySquish
FreddyMoonBambamGopherRascalSunnyDinkyMonkeySuki
GandalfNemoBambiGracieRooSushiDipsieMr. ChipsSweetie
GingerNessieBerryGravyRoombaTillyDixieMuffinTaco
GoldiePennyBinkyGumdropRudyTunaDodoNibblesTiggy
HarleyPlanktonBiscuitGwennieSausageUrsulaDollyNipperTinkles
HondoPumpkinBlissHappyScrappyVenusDominoOreoTiny
HydraRosyBonsaiJazzyScrinkleWandaDonutPee WeeTofu
JadeRoxyBooJeffieShortcakeWavyDoodlePennyTwinkle Toes
JewelRubyBug-BugJellySkittlesXenaDoryPicklesWasabi
JimboCrystalAceArielBrownieChesterDweebPigletWiggle
KarenDevineAmberAstroBruceChipElliePinballWinkle Picker
KermitDexterAndyAthenaBubbaCasperFairyPine NutWinnie
KikoDingoAngelBabsBubblesCassieDustyCalypsoBatman
KillerDivaAphroditeBabyBubblyCharlieFernCandyBarney
LarryDoryBlueBarbieBungeeDrewBonesBingoBuster
LavenderDracoBob

Names For Pairs

If you have more than one fish, it can be a challenge to come up with multiple names. We’ve taken the heavy lifting out of the equation for you and come up with the best names for pairs of fish.

Abbott and CostelloJohnny and JuneDoc and PepperPeek and BooDexter and DiddyPeaches and CreamJim and BeamWaldorf and Statler
Abra and CadabraJolly and RancherDolce and GabannaPenn and TellerDharma and GregPeanut Butter and JellyJim and TammyWallace and Gromit
Adam and EveJose and CuervoDonald and DaisyPing and PongDiamonds and PearlsPeas and CarrotsJoe and JerryWalter and Jesse
Ala and BamaJune and JohnnyDonnie and MariePeyton and MarvinDing and DongPebbles and BambamJoe and MarilynWar and Peace
Albert and VictoriaKate and WilliamDora and BootsPhineas and FerbJohn and JimmyOlive and PopeyePolka and DotPunch and Judy
Amos and AndyKeith and MickDora and BootsPhoebe and RachelJohnnie and WalkerHenny and PennyPooh and PigletPunch and Judy
Andy and BarneyKermit and Miss PiggyDot and DashPickles and OnionsJohnny and HadjiHuey and LouiePoppy and LilyQuisp and Quake
Angel and DevilKetchup and MustardDouble and TroublePina and ColadaWilma and BettyWhiskey and SourPorgy and BessRachel and Ross
Annie and LillianKid and PlayDow and JonesWine and CheeseWilma and FredWill and CarltonPork and BeansRalph and Alice
Anthony and CleopatraKim and KanyeDrake and JoshWishee and WasheeRen and StimpyWill and GracePrim and ProperRalph and Potzee
Apple and CiderKing and QueenDuke and DuchessWizzy and WozzaRhyme and ReasonKirk and SpockEinstein and NewtonWoody and Buzz
Apple and DumplingKing and KongEast and WestYin and YangRice and BeansKit and KatElmer and LeeXerox and Copycat
Apple and OrangeKing Tut and Queen NefertitiEbony and IvoryRock and RollRivaldo and RonaldoKit and KaboodleElvis and PriscillaXylem and Phloem
Apples and PearsKirk and SpockEbony and IvoryKyle and RichardEmilio and GloriaKuddles and KissesEmeril and EssenceYankee and Doodle
Aqua and FinaLaffy and TaffyEthel and FredKyoke and NishibiEmma and BamYogi and Boo BooLady and TrampEmperor and Empress
Archie and JugheadLancelot and GuinevereFame and FortuneYogi and BoobooAsterix and ObelixLiver and OnionsFrench and Saunders
Ariel and EricLaurel and HardyFelix and OscarZen and TaoAthena and ZeusLouie and CharlieFric and FracSanta and Claus
Arriana and CraigLaurel and HardyFester and LurchZeus and ApolloAvon and StringerLove and BugFrida and DiegoSausage and Gravy
Arthur and GuinevereLaverne and ShirleyFiesta and SiestaZeus and RoxanneBabe and LouLucy and EthelFred and GingerScooby and Shaggy
Ashford and SimpsonFrankie and ZooeyZig and ZagBabe and RuthRomeo and JulietBeauty and BeastSamson and Delilah
Bambi and ThumperLemon and AdeRum and CokeLilo and StitchBaby and RuthFred and BarneySam and DaveBen and Jerry
Bambi and ThumperLennon and McCartneyLilo and StitchFish and ChipBacon and EggsRomulus and RemusBeavis and ButtheadLime and Coconut
Lemon and LimeFire and BallRolls and RoyceBeans and ToastFrasier and NilesSalt and PepperScotch and SodaShake and Bake
Bangers and MashLenny and SquiggyFlip and FlopRomy and MicheleBow and ArrowMai and TaiGilbert and SullivanSid and Geno
Barbie and KenLettuce and TomatoesFlopsy and MopsyRoy and DaleBert and ErnieBill and TedLucy and RickyFrito and Soda
Bart and LisaLewis and ClarkFluffer and NutterRuby and RoxyBetty and VeronicaBiscuit and GravyLuke and LeiaFrodo and Sam
Batman and RobinLightning and MaterFrank and BeansRudi and JurgenBig and RichBlack and TanLuke and LauraGeorge and Gracie
Sheldon and AmyBrandy and AlexanderMario and JaromirGilligan and SkipperSid and NancyBonnie and ClydeMac and CheeseGertrude and Alice
Shiska and BobBread and ButterMario and LuigiGin and FizzSilver and GoldBonnie and ClydeMagic and KareemGidget and Moondoggie
Shrimp and GritsBrooks and DunnMario and MichaelGin and TonicSimba and NalaBook and WormMagic and KareemGiggs and Maggie
Bud and WeiserBubbles and SqueakMario and LuigiGin and TonicSimon and GarfunkelBuddy and HollySlash and AxlSkipper and Gilligan
Mary and JosephGinger and SnapMartin and LewisGinger and AleBuffy and AngelMax and RubyGinger and Mary AnnSlip and Slide
Burger and FriesMichael and ScottieGoofy and DonaldSooner and LaterBugs and DaffyMello and YellowGismo and CosmoSnoopy and Woodstock
Butch and SundanceMickey and MinnieGrape and SodaSpaghetti and MeatballsBugs and DaffyMelody and HarmonyGood and PlentySonny and Cher
Butter and MilkMickey and RogerGretsky and MessierSplish and SplashCalvin and HobbsMish and MashHam and CheeseStewie and Brian
C3PO and R2D2Mickey and MinnieGrumpy and HappySpongebob and PatrickCalvin and HobbesMiss Piggy and KermitHamlet and OpheliaSugar and Spice
Caesar and BrutusMike and CarolGucci and PradaSprite and Seven UpCaptain and MorganMisti and KerryHan Solo and ChewbaccaSugar and Spice
Cagney and LaceyMike and IkeGumball and DarwinStarlight and MoondustCaptain and TenilleMocha and VanillaHansel and GretelTarzan and Jane
Cain and AbelMike and SulleyHakuna and MatataStarsky and HutchCaramel and ToffeeMojo and JojoHansel and GretelTater and Tots
Cain and AbelMilli and VanilliHall and OatesSteak and PotatoesCasper and WendyMona and LisaHarley and DavidsonTaters and Tots
Cheese and CrackersNacho and ChipHolly and MollyThelma and LouiseCastor and PolluxMonica and RachelHarry and RonTele and Tubby
Chicken and WafflesNames for Pairs of BirdsHolmes and WatsonThing 1 and Thing 2Chandler and JoeyMork and MindyHarry and LloydTequila and Sunrise
Chili and PepperNapoleon and JosephineHomer and MargeThunder and LightningCharles and DianaMulder and ScullyHarry and SallyTerry and Lynn
Chip and DaleNeddy and NellyHomer and MargeTic and TacCheech and ChongMutt and JeffHeckle and JeckleThelma and Louise
Chips and DipNemo and DoryHubba and BubbaTick and TockClawdia and PurrcyOil and VinegarItsy and BitsyTopsy and Turvy
Chips and SalsaNeo and TrinityHuff and PuffTimon and PumbaaCocoa and PuffOlive and PopeyeItsy and BitsyTouch and Go
Chivas and RegalNibey and NoseyHush and PuppyTina and LouiseCoke and PepsiOne Fish and Two FishJack and DanielsTristan and Isolde
Chocolate and ChipsNick and NackIce and WaterToast and JellyCookies and CreamOrange and JuiceJack and JillTroy and Emmitt
Chocolate and MarshmallowNickel and DimeIchabod and CraneTom and CollinsCrackle and PopOrion and CarinaJake and ElwoodTutti and Fruiti
Chocolate and MilkNiles and CairoIke and TinaTom and JerryCream and SugarOscar and EmmyJan and DeanTweedledee and Tweedledum
Chocolate and MilkNorm and CliffInk and DinkTom and RobCrown and RoyalOscar and FelixJane and DoeTweety and Sylvester
Cinnamon and BunsNorth and SouthInny and MinnyTom and JerryCruise and KidmanOutie and InnieJaq and GusUps and Daisy
Cinnamon and SugarOberon and TitaniaItchy and ScratchyTony and ZivaCup and SaucerOzzie and HarrietJasmine and AladdinUrsa and Major
Vinnie and PoohPatsy and EdinaJelly and BeanVenus and SerenaCzar and CzarinaOzzie and SanthanyJekyll and HydeVan cleef and Arpels
Daphne and VelmaPea and NutJerry and GeorgeVictoria and AlbertDagwood and BlondieParis and BrieDakota and MontanaVegas and Hollywood
Dawn and DuskPea and PodJesse and JamesVictoria and AlbertDelta and DawnPeaches and CreamJetsam and Flotsam

Funny Fish Names

Naming your fish should be fun! Here are some names that will have you in stitches every time you peer at your finned friend.

AlgaeBlueboyFinneusHydraMisoPirateStinkySnapper
Algae B EaterBobFishIn DistressMoby DickPongoSunnySparky
AlphaBoBoFish N’ ChipsInmateMolly RingwaldPoseidonSunshineSpeckles
Alpha BettaBozoFish SticksJames PondMorosePuckerface JonesSushiSpot
AngelBruceFishfaceJaques CousteauMr. BubblesPudgeSwedishSquirt
Angelica or AngelinaBubba GumpFishstickJawsMr. FishPuff DaddySwedishSquirtle
Ann ChovyBubblesFishyJetsamMr. NibblesPumpkinSwim ShadyStanley
Aqua Bob SquarePantsBubblyFlashJonahMr. RayRocketSykesStinky
Aqua Fin-aCalypsoFlipKathyMrs. PuffRockyTacoSunny
AquamanCaptain AhabFlipperKatie CurrentMuhammad AliSalmonTetraSunshine
ArielCaptain HookFloaterKosherMulanSammichTropicanaSushi
AtlanticCaptain Jack SparrowFlotsamKrakenNemoSardineTuna TurnerSwedish
AtlantisCarrie FisherFlounderKrustyNeonSea BeastTurboSwedish
BaitCat FoodFluffyLake SkywalkerNeptuneSelFishWalleyeSwim Shady
FinleyCharlie the TunaGabrieleLarryNinjaSheldonWasabiSykes
BellyupCheetoGarfieldLennyOne True CodShimmyWaveTaco
Betta MaxChipGeneral FinnLil’ SwimSwimOrange SliceShrimpyWhateverTetra
Betta MidlerChipsGeorgia O’ReefLong John SilverOrcaSlappyWhatshisfaceTropicana
Betta WhiteChumGidgetLovely BubblyOscarSlimefaceWingsTuna Turner
Big JoeCleoGill-bertLuciferOscar De La HoyaSlimy SteveYing YangTurbo
BigFishCliffordGilly NelsonM. Sea HammerOscar MayerSlipperyZippyWalleye
Bigmouth Billy BassCodGlowMagikarp (Pokemon)OtoDivaGoldilocksWasabi
BlondieCoralGnomeMahi MahiPacificDon LinoGooberWave
BlubBlubCuddlesGodfatherMarinaPapa SmurfDorothyHammerheadWhatever
Blue IvyCujoGoldieMarshmallowPeeWeeDoryHarley FinnWhatshisface
FidoDaveGoldie HawnMcFishPennywiseEclipseHoudiniWings
FinDebPhantomMichael PhelpsPerditaEinsteinZippyYing Yang
Fin-leyDinner

Personality-Based Names

Sometimes the easiest way to name your fish is by observing how it acts. Here are some names that should suit any kind of personality.

BanditRocketStingMischiefHaughtyCrusherFizz
BansheeRowdySugarMonsterHulkCuddlesFlake
BarnacleSabreSunshineMugsJetDartGaGa
BingoSassySweetieNibblesJiffyDashGenghis
BlissScholarSweetieOutlawKhanDeanGoober
BoltScruffyTizzyPatienceKillerDiabloGoofy
BrainsSerenityTurboPeppyKissesDinkHannibal
BruteSlickViperPokeyLibertyDizzyHappy
ChampSlothWolverinePreciousLovieDoofusZany
CharmerSmoochieXenaPrinceLuckyDukeZippy
ChiefSpazYawnerPrincessLuxEinsteinZoom
ChomperSpeedySpiritRaptorClogsFangCowboy

Names By Species

Here, we have broken down some popular names that will work for specific species of fish. If you have a tetra, goldfish, tiger pleco, catfish, guppy, or betta, here are some awesome suggestions for you to try!

Betta Names

How Long Do Betta Fish Live 2

AlphaTsunamiDraco
Betta WhiteCaptainSalsa

Goldfish Names

CheetoPumpkinAmber
SavannahGingerOrangeade

Tetra Names

NeonGlowyBoring
SparklesDiamondNe Yo

Guppy Names

Lil’FinstaJewelHydra
PearlFancy PantsGulps

Tiger Pleco Names

Tiger Plecos Fish

Frosted FlakesTonyTiggerRoar
WoodsyStripesStriperZiggy

Catfish Names

Redtail Catfish 2

CoryKittyHook
Black CatDinnerBlack Panther

How To Come Up With Creative Names Of Your Own

If these popular fish names simply don’t cut it for you, rest assured – there are other options you can explore when it comes to naming your fish. A good place to start is by looking at your fish. What does he look like? Can you think of creative or descriptive words to detail its appearance?

Next, consider the personality of your fish. Is he friendly? Aggressive? Chill? You might also name your fish after television or movie characters – or even your favorite actors!

When you are naming your fish, you need to take the time to select a name that will match your fish perfectly. You only have one opportunity to come up with the perfect fish name so ask your friends and family for advice when you are just getting started. This will make the process easier, and will also get the creative juices flowing.