Fish names can be used for any cute pet fish. From the goldfish to the koi or beta fish, zebra danios to minnows, aquarium fish can all have a cool pet name if you want them to! Today we’ll share hundreds of trending, unique, and out-of-the-water names for the fish in your tank.
- Popular fish names
- Girl fish names
- Boy fish names
- Cute names for fish
- Funny ways to name a fish
- Fighting fish names
- Unusual fish names
Choosing the best fish names can be a really tough task! For some of us, as fish is the only pet our landlord will let us have. Whereas for others, keeping fish is a serious hobby. Whatever your reasons for having a pet fish, you probably want to give it a nice name. We can help with this!
Top 100 Fish Names
Perhaps you’ll choose one of these, our top 100 of the best fish names:
- Swim Shady
- Tartar Sauce
- Uncle Salmon
Choosing The Best Fish Names
One of the best things about fish is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to names. With other animals, take dogs for instance, you would often want to avoid complicated or multi-syllabic names. However, since you can’t call your fish to come, you can choose any name for it.
In most cases you also won’t have to deal with multiple opinions on what to name a fish. This is because other people either don’t care, or you are buying more than one fish. So everyone gets the chance to choose a name. Whatever the circumstance, we hope you’ll be able to find a great name for your fish.
Female Fish Names
If your fish is a girl, take a look at some of these feminine names. Of course, you can definitely use these names for male fish, too.
Male Fish Names
This list includes masculine names. However, if you like one of these options and happen to have a female fish, feel free to use it anyway!
Cool Fish Names
Is your new fish too cool for the school? If so, one of these choices might be for you.
Cute Fish Names
Do you think your fish is just utterly adorable? If so, check out this list of cute ideas.
- Jelly Bean
- Tater Tot
Funny Fish Names
If your sense of humor is your best trait, then you might enjoy some of the choices on this list.
- Alpha Betta
- Ann Chovy
- Gill Clinton
- Guppi Goldberg
- James Pond
- Phish Styx
Unique Fish Names
If you’re not interested in common names, then this list is for you. Here you will find some of the most unique, unusual names around.
Tough Fish Names
Though many fish don’t have razor sharp teeth, they can still be quite tough. The Betta fish is a great example of this; it didn’t get its nickname as the fighting fish for no reason. If your fish is tough as nails, check out some of these names.
Famous Fish Names
There are a surprising number of films and TV shows that revolve around the ocean and its inhabitants. This list includes names from some of the most popular ocean-inspired movies and TV.
- Finding Nemo
- The Little Mermaid
- Spongebob Squarepants
Fun Facts About Fish
Though you’ve likely had a pet fish or two in your lifetime, how much do you actually know about fish? Here are some fish facts!
- One of the longest living fish was a koi fish in Japan named Hanako. She lived to be 226 years old!
- Though all fish breathe through their gills, some can actually come to the surface and breathe air. These fish are called Labyrinth fish after the labyrinth apparatus that allows them to take oxygen from the air. The betta is an example of a labyrinth fish.
- The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. This shark can grow up to 40 feet long and weighs an average of 20 tons. Luckily, they are known to be docile.
- Fish have been around for more than 500 million years. There are currently about 32,000 species of fish. This number is greater than the amount of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammal species combined.
We hope you enjoyed those fish facts and were able to find a great name for your fish. Congratulations on your new pet!
What are your favorite fish names? Please leave them in the comments section below.
More Fish Name Ideas
If you’re keen to find more ideas, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for you!
Take a look at some of the articles below:
Or maybe you have some completely different pets! We’ve got articles on every animal, from horse names to bearded dragon names, and snake names!
- Gammon, Katharine. “What’s the World’s Largest Fish?” Live Science, 27 Sept. 2012.
- “Fish Pictures & Facts.” National Geographic.
- “Labyrinth fish.” Encyclopedia Britannica.
- “Top 10 Longest Living Animals.” OneKindPlanet.