Goldfish Names – 230 Awesome Ideas For Your Favorite Orange Fish

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Goldfish might be modest pets. But goldfish names can be as flamboyant as you like!

We’ve got a huge variety of options you’re going to love!

Our Top 100 Choices

Here are our top 100 goldfish names for fabulous fish:

  • Amber
  • Anderson
  • Arthur
  • Archie
  • Apricot
  • Ariel
  • Arancini
  • Brick
  • Barley
  • Butternut
  • Boston
  • Bill
  • Blush
  • Boogle
  • Carrot
  • Crush
  • Candy Corn
  • Cheeto
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Coral
  • Charlie
  • Cupcake
  • Citrine
  • Copper
  • Clementine
  • Cinnamon
  • Dale
  • Dahlia
  • Donald
  • Evan
  • Elizabeth
  • Fintan
  • Finlay
  • Fizz
  • Flame
  • Fred
  • Fisher
  • Flotsam
  • Florence
  • Fantasia
  • Fancy Pants
  • Fez
  • Gilly
  • Goldie
  • Gerb
  • Griffin
  • George
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Ginny
  • Henry
  • Howard
  • Harrison
  • Jade (orange jade exists – google it!)
  • Jetsam
  • Julianne
  • Jupiter
  • Kate
  • Kumquat
  • Lohan
  • Louis
  • Loompa
  • Lava
  • Maple
  • Marmalade
  • Mustard
  • Mace
  • Mesquite
  • Osage
  • Oompa
  • Ochre
  • Poppy
  • Piranha
  • Paprika
  • Poppy
  • Puddle
  • Pumpkin
  • Percy
  • Rusty
  • Rosie
  • Rumba
  • Tango
  • Terra
  • Twist
  • Trump
  • Saffron
  • Seville
  • Sungold
  • Solstice
  • Satsuma
  • Shell
  • Sunset
  • Splash
  • Skittle
  • Squash
  • Whale
  • William
  • Wilson
  • Xanthe

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Naming your fishy friend is probably going to come down to some mix of your personality and theirs. It’s a fragile balance but one you’ll want to carefully keep if you and your goldfish are going to develop a healthy living situation.

For instance, a more comically inclined owner might opt for a funny name. But, of course, some goldfish personalities are so cool, cute, tough or just plain unique it’s like the name chooses them!

We’ll go over several categories in the next sections to help mediate this delicate negotiation.

Best Goldfish Names

While you shouldn’t choose a name without consulting with your new companion, there are some very appealing names you might want to throw into the discussion. Consider these highlight names for the all-star goldfish in your life!

  • Jaws
  • Cutie
  • Goldie Locks
  • Sunshine
  • Captain Jack
  • The Black Pearl
  • Dread Pirate Roberts
  • Jason Momoa
  • Barnacle Boy

Female Goldfish Names

We’re living in a gender-fluid age but sometimes a goldfish just knows. If you’re getting distinctly feminine vibes from your new pet such as a protruding anal vent, roe-filled body cavity, or a distaste for dates with me, consider the following names!

  • Penny
  • Sassy
  • Daisy
  • Bonnie
  • Delilah
  • Samantha
  • Gracie
  • Paisley
  • Tinkerbell
  • Lucy
  • Autumn
  • Ruby
  • Riley
  • Lily
  • Belle
  • Peggy
  • Sydney
  • Luna
  • Poppy
  • Belle
  • Lily
  • Sissy
  • Pepper
  • Mae
  • Brandy
  • Phoebe
  • Gloria
  • Zelda
  • Rose

Male Goldfish Names

All of these gendered names will work for both male and female goldfish. But if you’re looking for something more masculine, consider these names! Be warned: your goldfish might start wearing flannels in hot weather if you choose from this list.

  • Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration
  • Sullivan
  • Shadow
  • Gunner
  • Loki
  • Jax
  • James
  • Juno
  • Bandit
  • Bamey
  • Brodie
  • Buddy
  • Marley
  • Arthur
  • Woody
  • Winston
  • Miles
  • Jake
  • Eli
  • Merlin
  • Silas
  • Ruger
  • Vaughn
  • Dexter
  • Jackson
  • Toby
  • Chester
  • Tank
  • Remi

Cool Goldfish Names

If your goldfish wears sunglasses indoors, one of these cool-guy options could work out great. You’ll need to be diligent about training your goldfish to pick up his or her own skateboards and IPA empties, but it’ll be worth it when Vice does a featured profile on them.

  • Bandit
  • Kyle
  • Ice
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Rider
  • Pip
  • Sting
  • River
  • Apollo
  • Tango
  • Archer
  • Trix
  • Bond, James Bond

Check out our other favorite cool fish names here!

Cute Goldfish Names

If you’ve got a cuddly goldfish, a more cutesy name might suit them. Just remember to set firm boundaries as your goldfish ages. Otherwise, you might end up with one of those big goldies that thinks it’s a lap fish.

  • Pounce
  • Diesel
  • Cowboy
  • Tinker
  • Munchkin
  • Teddy Fish
  • Flyer
  • Zipper
  • Swifty
  • Bubbles
  • Fin
  • Squirt
  • Mia
  • Snowball
  • Goldie
  • Frisky
  • Twitch
  • Firecracker
  • Gingy
  • Boogie

Funny Goldfish Names

Is your goldfish one of those gals or guys who always knows how to make you laugh? If so, consider a funny name for your new comically inclined roommate.

  • Michael Phelps
  • Yeller Feller
  • Dances with Bubbles
  • H20 Bro
  • Pet Rock: Aqua Edition
  • Aquaman’s Furby
  • Auric Goldfin
  • Less Orange Donald Trump
  • Smarter Donald Trump
  • “Idk, I guess I never gave it a name. Do you think it’s a boy or a girl?”

Take a look at some more funny fish names here!

Unique Goldfish Names

Does your goldfish synchronized-swim to the beat of their own drummer? Do they float a little off center? If so, these unique goldfish names might capture what makes them, them.

  • Orange Lightning
  • Sir Swimsalot
  • The LFG (Little Friendly Goldfish)
  • The BFG (Big Friendly Goldfish)
  • Gill-ian Anderson

Tough Goldfish Names

Does your Goldfish ever give you that “Are you lookin’ at me?” face? Then one of these tough-guy names might be right for your little Travis Bickle. Just don’t let them around any taxis.

  • Sansa, Queen in the North
  • Spike
  • Saber
  • XXX
  • Terror from the Deep
  • Golden Death
  • Pescetarian’s Nightmare
  • Bruno
  • Thor
  • Zeus
  • Turbo
  • Ace
  • Vlad
  • Viper

Fun Facts About Goldfish

Naming a goldfish isn’t as easy as it should be. But if you pay close attention to what your goldfish is telling you, you’re sure to come up with something that suits both your needs.

Wrapping up, we would love to congratulate you on your new pet. If you give him or her all the care and affection they need, you’ll have a dependable companion at your side for years to come.

To celebrate, we at Squeaks and Nibbles would like to close with some awesome fun facts about your new friend.

  • All goldfish types are the same species.
  • A group of goldfish is called a troubling.
  • Goldfish actually have 3-5 month memories.
  • They have no stomach.
  • Goldfish couldn’t form their beautiful pigments without plenty of light.
  • Goldfish know faces.

Now that you know your little friend a little better, it’s finally time to pick a name! Good luck and choose carefully!

Want More Name Ideas?

You can find more great fishy ideas in our fish name article! Or you can check out our betta fish name article!

Plus, we’ve got name ideas for ever pet, not just goldfish! Check out some more great ideas in the articles below:


  1. i really liked these names carrot bill Jennifer jade skittle whale Wilson jaws bond, james bond I really liked luna that was my fav. because I love harry potter and I what 2 goldfish so I thought how luna loved and it was Neville so I’v called my fish luna and Neville


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