1,700+ Good Fish Names For Your Pet (Massive List)

Picking a good fish name is harder than it seems. There are so many to choose from!

If you’re a bit stuck when it comes to the naming process (or just want inspiration), this massive categorized list of the best fish names should be just what you need.

We had a lot of fun putting it together and often use these names for our own aquatic friends!

Funny & Silly Fish Names

Sometimes a funny fish name is all it takes to bring a smile to your face. Personally, these are some of our favorites!

A beautiful fish with a good name

If you’re someone who likes to goof around or you have a fish with a quirky personality (or appearance), these names could be just what you’re looking for. We even threw in a few pun fish names as well (if you’re into that sort of thing).

Fish N’ ChipsPacificSpeedySmall Fry
Captain JackGenghis KarpGeneral FinnTetra
CalypsoFinleyWasabiTin Fin
SashimiCaptain MorganAlgae B EaterMackerelmore
Betta WhiteChipsBetta MidlerMarlin Brando
FloatyBaitTiny FinShark
BobDiverHulkCaviar
FoamyBigFishEddy (as in the water currents)Flotsam
Bubble FettFlashFinFlip
Mahi MahiNat Kingfish CodAngelCheeto
AtlantisFish FieriSalmon and GillfunkelGoldie Hawn
Uncle SalmonMrs. PuffFlounderCherry
ShellySoy SauceKrakenAnn Chovi
Outta TunaSkipperGuppi GoldbergBubbly
ZippyAlphaSwedishChampagne
SushiDinerWavyMr. Fish
Tarter SauceGill-bertGill ClintonMackerel
Happy GillmoreFishyMr. LimpetMr. Bubbles
ShipwreckCaptain HookSudsLake Skywalker
Marlin MonroeHydraJames PondAtlantic
Harley FinnNibblesFishAlgae
JetsamBubblesPhish StixSquish
Bill Nye the Science FryNeptuneMr. NibblesPip
PescetarianMerlinWalleyeAmazon
Alpha BettaJonahSharkiraGilligan
BermudaTuna TurnerSwim ShadyPirate
Jack SparrowJawsJabberjawJaques Cousteau
GoldieWorm

Cute Fish Names

Let’s face it, most pet fish are super cute! If you’re looking for a fitting name for your adorable little aquatic friend, this list should do the job.

There’s something about giving your fish a cute name that actually makes them cuter. We don’t know exactly how this phenomenon works, but we’re happy it’s a thing!

PopcornSurferBillieLucky
FlowerSammyQuimbySpot
DobbySkippyAlgaeKiko
LouieCleoRockySwimmy
BubblesSandyMarbleGuppy
SwimmerBubbaHoudiniRex
OtterFinnTurboRocket
GordyOlliePaulieGracie
LarryFlashPillowAngie
CookieTobyAstroAnnie
DoryFrecklesZiggyFlipper
BingoKrakenLennyBaby
SassyFlounderBelugaCoco
SnapperSpikeSpriteGeorge
WavySaltyRoxy

Cool Fish Names

Certain fish species need a cool name to fit them. We tried to make this list a mix of obviously cool names and also some that you might not have thought of before.

Sometimes “cool” can be a bit understated instead of obvious or over the top. Whatever your preference is, you should find something here that you’ll like.

ElsaHinkleNessieSpot
KaiReefWiFiSebastian
BrookCantinaSlimeyBeetle
CrimsonSplashRollyPollyDusty
Tidal WaveKyoDonaldDaffy
JasperGypsyBeanIglooGizmo
BatmanAlfonzoPeckerSmokey
AstraBassletMarcoRollie
TallulahShermanSparkleBarnacle
JohnsonMoonScoobyHeihe
CasperFancy PantsHesperDraco
DeltaFlickerCocoHernia
BabelButterscotchWandaUnagi
DrakeCatZipperCoral
DracoChilliSnowAlfredo
AquaAphroditeEngineTarget
KaiyoElectricStixWhitey
EinsteinBubbleLennyMaria
BruceSpottieNipperLemon
GrouperPancianoTurmericBait
HenryTinTinFishgirlWoodsy
RipleyTerracottaEwokPuckerface
BuffyTsunamiOrionSeaweed
BeauFonzoCrossbonesWally
JacquesRippyFerrariLucio
SelkieJoCookieJacques
XenaPakiSharpBear
LeilaniClayRaphaelYapster
MurphyPenguinCharoMollusk
AzureGoldenMatejoRelaxo
BayouBrownieHarleyFin
MoanaSabinoOutaHank
PenelopeExxonCarlaClementine
VeiltailTankTieDyeIago
UrsulaSkipSimbaTibbles
SamJadaDandyBalto
BrizoStreamerNewDesire
MagnoliaToothTazGherkin
AldoMojoTipperAce
PoseidonNexusSnorterPinky
OrcaDillyDinkyCetus
OrionMackPuggyNarak
PlanktonMontanaCevicheLinus
LunaKryptonUnoHeather
MarinaPegSpeedyPlum
JulietDasherTuggerDuo
Great WhiteEarlyDorothyOpah
AjaxMouthyNoelBrick
CalypsoAlonzoSpazzyVesper
HunterEagleNardoLinger
DexterPequodBeaverBullet
BahariLighteningRainbowClown
MorganPeeWeeTangerineRaspberry
CelesteKosherMonsoonShadow
ElectraOrangeWhiteHulk
FionaAnarchyIolaoFanta
BluePlanktonBrucePhelps
StarlightJesseMarlinTippy
JupiterSnowballHomerSam
GenevieveLagoSilverCarlito
GlimmerTeslaScruffyQuinto
CometPopsicleMac (and Cheese)Cruiser
TsunamiBullZipsterDor’Dor
Mahi-MahiIndianRedFlash
SilverLazyNapoleonSherbet
HydraMitchYingLittle
TetraSalmonRocketSling
CordeliaMoonlitSergioOscar
RomeoSlipperSupremaCarmen
JonahApricotWaterYani
DianaScareWaveChromis
WhaleCrystalPebblesCaddy
ZeusBonValentineBean
CaymanPacoBinkyStripes
SebastianScatFriedBarbara
MistyCrimsonEmberBlaze
KrakenAlfCopperSierra
OscarHumbleSlimerRuby
CaspianGitoArielSubmarine
HavenCaviarFangAngel
HammerheadAnklesKibbleImport
FabianPersianChuckBoring
EllaMegaChumBoo
NeptuneJimboVoidFluffy
MooreaDocFoozleDia
IsabellaBubblyCynicalMichael
DivaShankSalamanderTorpedo
AceAnnabelleTetraIron
RiverFishyZebraUpapalu
SydneyBabyPalBinky
PetaGeniePirateTrouble
MurphGrizzlyHibiscusCasami
MoonieFlappyAlgaeH20
GazaFlapperCalypsoPalomo
DomingoLeviathanVirgoTica
PancakeDannyJoseOrangey
PookyNalaBozoStick
RustGingerPeppermintPuhi
AlienBigDoryMatey
CiderLeftyFloaterPaz
MuggleWangoYellowBoise
OilipaDivaViperJoJo
BadgerShrimpEvilGoggle
DashWingsMcLovinViagra
FangsAqualadBanjoCaramel
MegalodonJazzKasiusPlato
AquariusArmondoMiggyCarbon
BusbieSirachaPicklesOcean
NettyApplePumpkinCandy
AyeLinkBabarVermillion
ChupacabraSaltPeachNebula
PoseidonColinToppyLippy
UrsulaEurekaDroopyTruffle
SpudRoiAlmondoPie
OkiCutieChessieOil
RaindropSkullPuddlesBloop
DanglerSmartySnapperPearl
AbyssBaloneyMakoLusca
AlgaeChippyVegaChomper
SquishyMandarinSparrowHummer
FreddyGruMaroonDisco
CosmoTin

Male Fish Names

If you’re simply looking for some male fish name and don’t want anything fancy, this section is the right place for you to be. While we did try to think a little outside the box, there are also some great “standard” fish names for boys that you can pick from as well.

FinleyArloHenryKiller
LakeBrownieBubbaBaxter
AquamanMarsGoldofRolo
GandalfMorieApolloObo
DeanBookerCrowlyBass
BeauNigelMickyOdie
SkorPikeGavinAsuka
SamOliverSergeantDrew
JugheadKermitHondoCliff
BlueAdmiralLuckyHal
GerardGuntherMacRudolf
LeonardoDingoTroutJupiter
BoBubbyVixenJack
BarnieLeoRipperMatt
JoeElijahCharlieDerek
EarlDukeScrappyRuger
TauTomFlappyKofi
BladeShadowTabbyEthan
FoxGordoJimboBruno
HeroOzzyBoomerStewy
BurnsDelvertRockyNoah
HunterNuggetCrushMilk
BenjieJacobArchieDumbo
BoscoSpotLokiLarry
GilliganBennieFonzieSpike
LiamDasherCrimsonPrancer
JimmyDenzelDanielGreer
BullBonesFluffyAstro
GravyFrankyBubblesMoby
ArtiePlanktonBruceHoudini
EinsteinAjaxButchPatrick
BubbaZolaDustyBub
CasperOllieWigglyNemo
CosmoFlickerDeltaCaptain
WiggumsSpuggleZeusDexter
BungieEdRogerMikey
GustavEdmundSquirtBevis
TrickyFloydMelvinAxel
FreddyEarnieSoda PopBuster
Gill-bertT-boneKeatonBetta Max
LieutenantBingoEmersonClint
PinballJohnsonGroutBuddy
AceBossBabbleSkippy
RyanOdinSlappy

Female Fish Names

Just like the section above, this batch of female fish names is a nice blend of fancier girl names like “Tigress” and classic ones such as “Lucy”. That will make it easy for you to find a nice female name based on your preference (and what you think fits your fish).

There are some really lovely ones in this list!

FlorencePennyAmeliaCandy
LynFernDevinaAlley
PamCleoRishaGail
RainbowHaidiVelcroLuna
DoddyAstridSwanAurora
LettieHarmonyGoldieAmie
DawnVenusGinaAdele
WyonnaZahraSookieRose
DuchessYasminEmilyTelly
LouiseJuneVioletVeronica
AnikaDoryThelmaGretta
VelmaYvetteMilaGinny
AmakaScarlatKetkiNila
JosieBubblyHeidiKaren
LorenLucyDaisyFlower
FreidaJadeAltheaQueenie
AngelRikkiMonaKendra
JewelCassieDanikaXena
DoraSandyArielPrincess
SophieNessieBabyLycca
MistyPollyDellaDelila
EffieTaraMissNina
CupcakeShellyRikkaLisa
JukiLuaHazelPixie
NoraCarmelBettyTigress
FranFayeCoralOphelia
CrystalParvatiKikoGinger
BessDonnaZsaUrsula
GwenBerryOcraNaila
BuffyFrannieCookieWilla
IreneAnneSissyEdith
RoxyGisellCarrieBarbie
WaveyParisNanTori
HopeDebLavenderRosy
CindyJennyMinnieFelicity
AliNightingaleChamomileDiva
Kat

Unique Fish Names

Sometimes you want to buck the trend and go with a fish name that’s a bit more on the creative side. Maybe you have a one of a kind pet that deserves a special name, or maybe you just can’t stand the thought of a “boring” common name.

No matter what your reason is, this section has you covered. Some of the names here even surprised us!

AriesDiamondSpecklesMountain
BanditReyYellaBarn
TeeterHisterBlueFerb
YarraZoomSlushieYoshe
DanubeLiquidAbadThumper
JiggleZippyRoloHydra
CuminMissesDoraAlpha
SpaAtlasBermudaChito
BeloreTieTinaJab
CougarBrookJetCucumber
AmazonBubbaGarciaMalolo
RhineDesiPennyFernando
MadireFrecklesSpottyTahoe
ThorRollerGoldyGoldenier
MellowPersimmonDestinyCarrot
VolgaCurlyBlingoWillie
BruiseSushiPickyGucci
JellieSkittlesHooverStinky
EekRinkLarrySticks
TwisterTapasKisserSoy
TotLocoAzulWishy
AstridMistyManateeOro
AceMarianaMidnightConger
MouseBambaGalaxyKnuckles
GodvarieBusterToyBoy
DragonFancySlateTipsy
AaliyahBarneyYogaCrush
NeptuneSquidwardBanaScarlett
CongoWaluAstroBungee
TigerMagikarpPestoTilly
ScatRosaGeronimoSquirt
CleoScooterCheeseBurgundy
MistyTagoGuppyWhacky
FantasyHawkSangriaRamon
TantaTinyHugoPuffer
SagitronSukiHoneySaul
CeleryBarfyOrderLulu
HansenFossilBiggieBabs
MopRiverPacificGaston
CorianderSharkyStrykerFootsie
DaxInkyMisoFolly
TickLingoSpikeKenya
BonnieFearlessButtercupBaja
MystiqueCoalCatalystFish
BellyRedwoodPauloAmber
MozambiqueEthelAtlantisIzzy
JangaDulceYangKai
DotElmoChongBurger
NiteliteMikeyDexterMarble
TaurusSatsumaIgnacioLola
TyranChantzJackMeep-meep
NellySunsetDinnerNano
MannyPatchNeloLead
GangesKermitTriggerAnd
SpiceUgiSashimiHammer
TillerDrewGlowTonga
BozemanWhateverCaptainTranquil
YamunaEaterSpiceComet
BossKingFraggleImperial
BeauRosieSlickGlimmer
LureGoldschmidtGhostHuber
CometSharpedoJawsLion
GladiceRustyWhisperEdgar
KaveriNeonBobBubbles
ThymeMinnieAlejandroFire
JokerMahoganySteelSmalls
JujuFinsCousteauFlounder
NileTwinkleGoldieMelon
InkFrostJewelPolo
BlooperPuffGravelSunny
SeineRaulMayoJingles
Bon-BonSunshineStrawberryPokey
MurrayDiazSkipperBoat
ScorpionSlideySquishCheeto
CandaceChipsBoomerJagged
BonkersBanditSlitherRafael
BelugaFlowLeonardoBoots
AtlantisSmudgeBonesHondo
NellieOrange CrushLipsySandstone
BellowDiegoSirSaturn
KoolAidAzzuriMediterraneanViolet
PandaLicoricePeachesOgopogo
RioWillowSauceToilet
IndusFozzieBronzeAegir
JelloWavySquashCuro
KikiNipsyDaKoiFlick
GeminiStormGypsyAnthia
VelvetDrakeCleoBadge
GothicVamooseNutsoCharcoal
TangoWalterWasabiBabies
BuletteHebeSandAwa
PepKaidaRoxySparkles
KikoTopazCasscoZeddy
TadeoChicoPorkyMelville
CarmineQuickyNibblesTasuki
ChampBoinkClowneyFloppsy
KillerPotNippyWaffle
AndyVanillaCamaFlyer
TigerIsaIndyBigFoot
JiggyNevadaBitsyScuba
CayenneFitoCoffeeMonty
ChimichangaFrostySpaceBingo
FumbleElvisSalsaFreckle
RicardoFilipeSammyBerti
TropicanaHeaterAlbinoYappy
RipsterRiaFunkyAbba
HurleyEstrellaFoxyIshmael
TiggerWhipperNunuWalnut
LochnessSharpieClingClash
TonyElmerCruzChooChoo
FirefighterShimmerAnchorMonster
ChompyChesterBarbieMacaroni
FrankieClangFlyWingy
MermanChowJumboBlackstrap
MarinaEclipseSardineKlepto
LickerNemoBanglesSanti
GenuisStreamDiggerFeatherweight
HalogenKimonoPepperDizzy
CaliAquaKangRoar
PihuChipMudUhu
LapalaSkyBeanieMichelangelo
SpideyLennieManoChicken
JulioAloSputterSundance
TartarWekeDonatelloMarlon
FishboySnowyValdezRocky
ErieEskimoWhiteboneSquidgy
LegStreexsChee-CheeGoldFish
BrassyMeatFlipperHiccup
CrouchoRushEdiuMagma
HippoMarshmallowSantiagoCustard
GreenyWaggyWinterNiagara
TrickyBirdyBayaMalisa
FlameTutoFrancisNorse
MangoBickerBobbieDucky
LentilTunaJigsawMoby
CuddlesAmethystFlickyInesa
KissyBooBooSakaAkira
PesqinoBongoOchreOck

Yellow Fish Names

If you have a pet fish that is mostly yellow, a nice yellow-themed name might be the way to go. Sunshine, popcorn, daisy, you name it!

These are also quite cute and can bring a little bit of extra personality to your fish.

SunnyCrèmeCheesecakeButter
ChamoisDandelionBeigeCustard
CanaryAmberLemonCrackers
LagunaSunFlaxCorona
YellowTaxiButtercupTapioca
DaisyBiscuitMilkshakeBrule
TreasureKaroEcruLatte
ButterballSunshineVanillaDew
DijonBuffyTequilaCream
BananaTromboneParadiseNilla
MellowCyberKakiFlaxen
PopcornToffiCookieHoney
ChalkyGialloPennyWaffle
CabbyButterscotchHighlighterSunflower
NavajoMustardNoodleManz
TaffyYolk

White Fish Names

White fish names are also quite fun. A lot of them are related to food or winter, which makes them a bit unique as well.

We actually know a lot of aquarists with white fish and many of them use names from this list!

ChowderIvoryChiffonPowder
SnowstormSnowyPaleCoconut
PearlMarshmallowCoastalSnowball
SugarClearOatmealAngel
YetiMilkySilkSmoke
CrystalDoveSnowCasper
CreamIslandFrostEskimo
RiceFrostyPureVanilla
OpalCottonSnowflakeFeather
PorcelainIvoryCottonballSnow White
BlizzardWhiteyIceWhisper
LaceIceKendall

Blue Fish Names

Blue fish are mesmerizing to look at. There’s something about this color that really makes them stand out while swimming in the water.

The fish names below will be perfect if you’re going with a color-focused name for your little blue pal!

MerleNightSapphireUltra
EttaBerylStarSaphira
BlueberryCadetCapriViole
RositaLusterElectricDenim
BlizzardPolarisAgateCornflower
AirforceSmurfPeriwinkleSky
RainRobinOlympicPollia
JeanOceanAquamarineRoyal
AquaDoryMayaTopaz
UranianDoliWinterElla
BlueTealPeacockUmbra
NavyLiviaIceBonnet
IrisAtasiJoyMyst
CeruleanSteelYaleTurquoise
SpaceIndigoCuracaoBlue Belle
AzurePantonBluebellPowder

Pink Fish Names

There aren’t many colors that stand out in the water more than pink. Seeing a flash of this color in your aquarium never gets old.

If you’re lucky enough to have a pink fish, why not choose a good pink fish name to match? These are some of our favorites.

RosamelFuchsiaLemonadeRosa
GeraldineRooseveltWewakDianthus
PorfirioLipstickHyacinthHibiscus
AzaleaMagentaWatermelonCerise
NasrinFrolyMauveOrchid
AmaranthSchnappsPunchCoral
TorchFandangoBlushBellerose
KamalTickleRoseoAmethyst
HanCandyHotKovidar
UltraContessaCottonThulian
VioletineMawarGumTaffy
RazzmatazzFlamingoBubbleCarnation

How To Pick A Good Fish Name

Picking a good fish name is all about your personal preference, and the joy a name will bring you. There isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way to pick names for your fish, but if you want to take the process seriously we have a couple tips.

The first thing you can do is look at the obvious physical characteristics of your fish. If they’re long and skinny, that might inspire the name you give them. If they have a bright color that stands out, use that as the focal point instead.

This is a fairly straightforward way to get some good fish name ideas on paper before you settle on your favorite.

Another way to go is to observe the behavior of your fish. As aquarists, we know that individual fish can exhibit different personalities and temperaments (even within the same species). That should give you a great source of name inspiration!

Simply observe your fish and see how they behave. Are they lazy? Are they active? Can they be a bit of a bully at times? Make a note of these traits and bring that into the name selection process.

You can also do what many aquarists do and simply pick your favorite. Remember, your fish won’t know (or care) what name you give them. So just have fun with it!

Getting caught up trying to pick the “perfect” fish name is silly. Find something you like that will make you happy whenever you see them.

It’s really that easy!

Wrapping Up

We hope you found this list of fish names helpful and have a few options that you’re planning on considering. We had a lot of fun putting it together!

If you have any other good names that you think we should add to the list feel free to send them over. If we like your ideas, we’ll definitely make sure to include them!