1001 Fish Names: The Most Comprehensive List

If you’ve come to this page, you’ll be looking for a name for your new pet and you’re in luck.

We have compiled the largest list of fish names online and I’m sure you’ll leave this page with a perfect name for your fish.

Just like other animals, fish have characteristics and personalities all of their own, so you may want to wait a few days to get to know them before you choose a name.

The options are endless for fish names.

Not only can you name them after their characteristics and personalities, you can choose famous people’s names, TV or movie characters, place names or simply just make the name up.

Let’s start off, by looking at famous fish names.

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Famous Fish

Perhaps you’d like to name your fish after the some famous fins? Here are a few suggestions of fish that have starred in movies:

NameFilm
DoryFinding Nemo
FlounderThe Little Mermaid
JabberjawJabberjaw
LennyShark Tale
Mr. LimpetThe Incredible Mr. Limpet
NemoFinding Nemo
Mrs. PuffSpongeBob SquarePants

Pairs of Names

If you’re buying your fish in pairs, what about giving them a great pair name?

Nice NamesMovie NamesFun Names
Zig and ZagBonnie and ClydeBen and Jerry
Yin and YangChip and DaleTick and Tock
Jack and JillSimba and NalaScramble and Egg
Romeo and JulietTramp and LadyFish and Chips
Frank and EthelMinnie and MickeyMac and Cheese
Moon and StarsDumb and DumberThing 1 and Thing 2

Top 5 Male Names

Bruce

Meaning: Bruce literally means ‘thick brush,’ it is both a surname and a given name.

Popularity: Made more popular by movie stars such as Bruce Lee and Batman’s Bruce Wayne, Bruce is a world-wide popular name.

Suggested Use: Perhaps a popular name for a fish because of Bruce from Jaws. The name would suit a larger fish breed such as a Pleco.

Bob

Meaning: Bob is shortened form of Robert.

Popularity: Well-known name in its own right because of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.

Suggested Use: As a fish name, Bob is a simple and short yet strong choice of name and would suit breeds such as Guppies and Cherry Barbs.

Nemo

Meaning: Nemo is of Greek origin and is actually Latin for ‘no one’.

Popularity: Unsurprisingly, the name Nemo shot into popularity in 2003 when ‘Finding Nemo’ was released.

Suggested Use: Clownfish.

Shadow

Meaning: Shadow is a Shakespearean name.

Popularity: It would be a great name for a fish who likes to lurk in the shadows of your aquarium.

Suggested Use: Black Ghost Knifefish.

Spot

Popularity: Spot would make a great name for most breeds of fish in which spots are a common feature.

Suggested Use: Any spotty fish for example the Spotted Puffer Fish.

Orange Fish Names

Top 5 Female Names

Angel

Meaning: From the Latin name ‘Angelus’ which was means messenger.

Popularity: Although it derived from a masculine name, Angel is now more commonly used as a female name.

Suggested Use: Any breed but most commonly used with Angelfish.

Sunny

Meaning: Literally means sunny and cheerful.

Popularity: This name is making a comeback after losing popularity after 1905.

Suggested Use: Any bright and cheery fish, for example the Yellow Tang.

Jewel

Meaning: Jewel is a precious stone, and is also derived from the French word ‘jouel’ which might have been related to jea (game).

Popularity: Generic gemstone name used to symbolize how special and precious one is.

Suggested Use: For a rare breed or special fish such as the Zebra Pleco.

Ariel

Meaning: A Hebrew name meaning sprite, Lion of God.

Popularity: Originally used as a male name, this is now a common female name.

Suggested Use: For any lively fish breeds such as a Barb.

Penny

Meaning: A Greek name which means ‘flower’ or ‘bobbin’.

Popularity: Sometimes short for Penelope, though it is also a name in its own right.

Suggested Use: Any colourful fish, for example a Rainbow Fish.

Red Fish Names

Top 5 Unisex Names

Bubbles

Popularity: A very common fish name derived from the bubbles fish make.

Suggested Use: Any breed at all.

Goldie

Meaning: A popular name used to symbolise not only the colour but also the precious metal, gold.

Suggested Use: Goldfish and other fish that are precious.

Ace

Meaning: And Anglo-Saxon name meaning ‘unity’.

Suggested Use: Appropriate for the more peaceful and calm fish such as the Neon Tetra.

Fin

Meaning: Finn is an Irish name which means ‘fair’.

Popularity: Fin is an adaptation of Finn, and play on words with the fish ‘fin’

Suggested Use: Any fish, perhaps those with larger fins for example any of the Betta species.

Glimmer

Meaning: Glimmer means ‘to shine’.

Popularity: Glimmer was a name of a character in the Hunger Games.

Suggested Use: Any sparkly or shiny fish such as the Rainbow Fish.

White Fish Names

The Most Comprehensive List of Fish Names

If you’re searching for something outside the norm, or a little bit more unusual then I’m sure you’ll find the perfect name in this vast list. It’s split up into male, female and unisex names and it’s been alphabetised.

Male Names

007′GinObie
AceGnomeOdie
AJGoliathOliver
AliGoliathOllie
AlphaGollumOrca
AlstinGooberOrlando
AnarchyGoonieOscar
AndroGordOscar
AndyGordoOthello
AphroditeGordyOtto
AppolloGrantOwen
AquaBobSquarepantsGrauchoPablo
ArchibaldGraysonPal
ArchieGregPalomino
AresGuidoPapa
ArtGuillermoPapa Smurf
ArtemusGuntherParker
ArtieGustacParson
AsaGustavPatrick
AstorHadleyPaul
AstroHagarPaulie
AthurHagenPebo
AxleHaggardPeeWee
AzmusHalPele
BabeHamletPepster
BabelHardyPete
BaconHarleyPeter
BalthazarHarpoPetey
BarneyHarryPhantom
BartHelgaPietri
BarthomewHenriPlankton
BartoHenryPogo
BatistaHerbPongo
BatmanHerculusPreacher
BeauHermsPresley
BeaumontHernandoPrester
BenjiHernyPrince
BennieHirudokiPuff Daddy
BertoHomorPug
BertyHondaPunk
BesterHondoPunky
BevisHoratioPythagoras
BigBubbHotohoriQuake
BillieHoudiniQuaker
BillyHoulioQuazimoto
BingoHowardQuimby
BladeHumboQuincey
BluHummyQuinn
BoHuskerQuinn
BobHydraQuint
BonesIanQuinton
BoneyIccarusQuinton
BoscoIggyRad
BowieIgorRadly
BowserInspector GadgetRalph
BoyIoriRalphie
BoydIsaacRamsey
BozoIshmaelRastremski
BradIshmalRaymond
BratIsiahRaz
BravosIvanRazor
BretJackRazzy
BrownieJacksonReddy
BruceJadeReginald
Bruce LeeJamesReginauld
BrutusJamieRemy
BubJaquesRex
BubbaJasperRhino
BubsterJerichoRick
BudJerryRikey
BuddyJessieRingo
BuellerJetsamRio
BugattiJimRipper
BugattiJimboRippy
BumbaJiminy CricketRobo
BungeeJinRockey
BurgessJoeRocky
BurnsJoeyRod
BurnsieJohnathanRodney
BusterJohnnyRoger
CalJohnsonRon
CaliforniaJohnstonRonald
CallumJonahRondo
CalvinJonhyRonnie
CalypsoJuanRosco
CandyJugheadRoy
Captain JackJumperRumplestiltskin
CarloKabatoRussell
CarlosKahluaSalem
CarltonKaiSammy
CasimirKalahariSamson
CasperKarboSamuel
CasperKarenSargeant
ChachiKarlScatman
ChadKelvinScooter
ChandlerKenScott
ChanningKennedyScotty
ChapuysKennySebastian
CharlieKentSergio
CheechKeplerSeto
ChesterKermitSharky
ChettKevinSheen
ChewbaccaKikoSir Arther
ClarkKillerSirius Black
CleetusKimboSki
CleoKingSkippy
CliffKobSkull
CliffordKosherSkylar
CliftonKostyaSly
ClinonKrakenSlyvester
ClintKreacherSonic
ColburnKronosSpider
ColbyKujoSpike
CooperLapsangSpongebob
CordLargentStallion
CoryLarryStalone
CraigLavenderStanley
CujoLennyStargazer
CurtLeoStealth
CusserLeonStefan
Dad FishLeonardoSteinberg
DafoeLewisStevan
DallasLillySteve
DanLingStevie
DanielLonesomeStew
DannyLordStewie
DaveLordesStewy
DavidLoserStriker
DaVinciLouieStud
DavisLuciferSulley
DeckerMacSurvivor
DelosMachineSykes
DemetriMackTama-Chan
DenzelMaestroTangsodo
DevineMagnusTarantular
DexterMalcolmTasuki
DiabloMalcomT-Bone
DickMalikyeTed
DiegoMaloneTelescope
DiggyManchesterTelly
DilbertMandrakeTetra
DingoMarlboroThe God Father
DinoMarleyTheo
DirkMarlinTheodore
DixonMarshalThomas
DogMarvinTigger
DomenickMasonTim
DominicMatthewTimmy
DominoMauriceTito
DonMaverickTom
DoscoMaxTommy
DougMaximusTony
Dr DreMaxwellTory
Dr SuessMelToto
DracoMelloTrevor
DragoMelvinTucker
DrakeMemphisTuna
DrewMervishTurbo
DukeMichael AngeloTu-Tone
DustyMichael JacksonTyson
EarlMickeyUlysses
EdMickey MouseUngo
EddyMikeyVader
EdmundMilaValdez
EijiMiloVanelli
EinsteinMinosVangogh
ElliottMisoVelma
ElvisMisterVenus
ErnestMobyVern
ErnieMoby DickVictor
ErvinMoeVince
EustaceMoJoVinny
EwenMonsterVoldy
EzekielMonstroWaggy
FabMontyWally
FabianMoonWalter
FabioMoreyWasabi
FelliniMorrisWasp
FernMotzartWatson
FernandoMouseWiggums
FezMr BlackyWilbur
FinMr BubblesWilfred
FinleyMr NibblesWilliam
FinneganMrs BigglesworthWillie
FlickMrs PuffWince
FlickerMufasaWitt
FlickyMuhammed AlieXandir
FlipperMurphyXaralto
FloaterMurryXavier
FlotsamMusketeersXena
FloydNapoleonXenon
FollettNarutoXero
FonzieNedYassar
FoxNeddyYaz
FrancoNeilYeti
FrankNemoYogi
FrankyNeroYuki
FredNessieYuri
FreddyNestorZaltar
FrederickNexusZamboni
FrescoNicholasZanton
GandalfNickZero
GarfieldNigelZeus
GarthNileZiggy
GatsbyNillsonZim
GavinNinaZivan
GazerNinjiZolan
General FinnNoelleZoltan
GeorgeNortonZorb
GerriatticNurikoZoro
GilbertObewan

Female Names

ArielGoldieOrchid
AbbyGracePamela
AdaraGraciePandora
AddisonGrasshopperParadise
AdeleGretaParis
AdrianaGretchenParisia
AfifaGretelPatty
AggieGrierPeach
AkiraGwenPeanut
AllieGwenethPearly
AllyHalf-NotePebbles
AlmondHallePeggy
AlyssaHalyconPenelope
AmandaHannahPenny
AmberHarleyPepper
AmyHarlowPetula
AndreaHarmonyPetunia
AndyHattiePhantasia
AngelHazelPhelia
AngelaHazyPhoebe
AngelinaHeidiPiper
AngieHeldaPippin
AnnieHelenPistachio
AntoinetteHepburnPixie
AphroditeHeraPocahontas
AquamarineHestiaPocket
AriaHildaPolly
ArielHolidayPosy
ArloHollyPrimrose
AsiaHoneyPrincess
AsterHoneysucklePriss
AthenaIggyPrissy
AuroraIndigoPrudence
BabsIrenePsylocke
BabsyIrisQuala
BabyIvyQueen
BaileyIzzyQueenie
BambiJadeQuera
BarbaraJaggerQuilla
BarbieJasmineQuora
BaronessJaxRachel
BeautyJazzyRapunzel
BellaJelly BeanRaquel
BelleJennaReese
BessJennyRhonda
BessieJessRiley
BettyJessieRio
BiancaJettRochelle
BillieJewelRogue
BindiJewelsRomy
BittersweetJezebelRoo
BlissJillianRosalind
BlossomJillyRose
Blue IvyJosieRosebud
BlushJubileeRosie
BobbieJulesRosy
BonbonJuliaRowena
BonnieJulieRoxanne
BonsaiJunoRoxie
BrandyKarenRoxy
BreaKarlaRoz
BrendaKatherineRuby
BrightEyesKathleenRudi
BrittKatieSabrina
BroncsKatnissSadie
BrooklynKellySally
BubbaKendraSammy
BubblerKenyaSandy
BubblesKiarraSapphire
BubblyKimbraSappho
BuffyKimmieSara
ButtercupKimonoSaraj
ButtonKirraSasha
CabaretKissesSassy
CaliKittySavanah
CallieKiwiSavannah
CallistaKotaScarlet
CalypsoKrystalScout
CameoKylieSedona
CandyKyraSerenity
CarlyLaceyShadow
CarmelLadyShana
CarnationLadybugShanna
CaseyLadyJShelby
CassandraLaneyShelly
CassieLassieSherbet
CathyLauraSheryl
CeriseLaurelSidney
ChanelLavenderSienna
CharityLaylaSierra
CharlieLemonSilky
CherLexiSilvia
CherieLexieSiri
CherryLibbySissy
ChestnutLicoriceSkye
CheyenneLilliSnapdragon
ChiquitaLillySnookie
ChloeLilySnowflake
ChrissyLimaSnowy
CindyLipsSonya
CinnamonLisaSookie
CleopatraLizaSophia
CloverLizzySophie
CocoLocketSparkle
CocoaLoisSpirit
ColbieLolaStar
CookieLollyStarburst
CoritaLorraineStarla
CottonLottieStarr
CourtneyLovelyStella
CrystalLuStephie
CupidLucindaStorm
DaiquiriLuckyStraw
DaisyLucyStrawberry
DakotaLuiseSue
DanielleLulaSugar
DarbieLuluSusan
DariaLunaSuzanne
DarlaLynnSuzie
DebMableSweetheart
DebbieMackenzieSydney
DebraMacyTaffy
DelilaMaddieTallulah
DemiMadisonTammy
DesertMadonnaTanya
DestinyMagentaTasmin
DevineMaggieTaylor
DewdropMalloryTee-tee
DiannaMangoTessa
DingoManKillerTessie
DivaMapleTheresa
DixieMarcieTilly
DollyMargaretTina
DominoMarieTinkerbell
DonnaMarigoldTory
DoraMarilynTrinket
DoryMarissaTrisha
DuchessMarleyTrixie
EdenMarshaTwinkie
EdithMaryJaneTwinkle
ElectraMaviUna
ElizabethMeadowlarkUnity
EllaMegalaUrsula
ElviraMeganUtah
EmilyMelissaValentino
EmmaMelodyVenessa
EvanescenceMiaVenus
EveMiakaVercalia
EvelynMilaVernia
EvinaMillieVeronica
ExpressoMimiVesper
FaithMiniVictoria
FantasiaMinionVictorious
FantasmaMinnieViolet
FaraMinxViva
FayeMiriamVix
FeebsMissaVixen
FelicityMissyWanda
FernMistyWarrior Princess
FifiMollyWavy
FinaMonaWendy
FinleyMoxieWhimsey
FionaMuffinWhisper
FlixMunchkinWhitney
FloMysticWillow
FlorenceMystiqueWindy
FlossieNadieWings
FlowerNalaWinnie
FolinaNataliaWisteria
FoxfaceNattyWynnie
FoxyNellXanda
FranNellieXelda
FrancesscaNessaXena
FrancineNessieXenia
FrannieNibblesYasmin
FreddieNickyYoko
GabbyNicoleYolanda
GailNightingaleYori
GalaxyNikitaYvette
GazelleNikkiZara
GeorgiNilinaZelda
GidgetNobiaZena
GigiOdessaZinnia
GillOksanaZinny
GillianOliveZoe
GillyOliviaZoey
GingerOlivia JaneZsa
GiselleOmyZuzu
GloriousOpal
Golden GirlOphelia

Unisex Names

AbbaFlounderPorky
AceFlowPuddles
AkiraFluffyPuffer
AlbinoFlyPumpkin
AlgaeFlyerQuicky
Algae EaterFollyRainbow
AlphaFootsieRaspberry
AmethystFoozleRed
AnarchyFossilRelaxo
AnchorFoxyRink
AndyFozzieRocket
AngelFraggleRocky
AnklesFreckleRoller
AphroditeFrecklesRollie
AquaFreddyRollyPolly
AstroFrostyRolo
AtlanticFumbleRuby
AtlantisGalaxySaka
AtlasGazaSalt
AzzuriGeneralFinSalt
BabiesGenuisSam
BabsGherkinSammy
BabyGhostSaturn
BadgeGingerScare
BadgerGizmoScat
BaitGlimmerScooby
BambaGlowScooter
BanaGoggleScruffy
BanglesGoldenierShadow
BanjoGoldFishSharpie
BarfyGoldieSilver
BeanGoldySkipper
BeanieGreenySkittles
BearGrizzlySky
BeetleGucciSlammin’
BickerGuppieSlick
Big FishGuppySlidey
BiggieGypsySlimer
BingoGypsyBeanSlimey
BinkyHalogenSlipper
BirdyHammerSlither
BitsyHarleySmalls
BlingoHerniaSmarty
BloopHesperSmokey
BlueHiccupSmudge
BobbieHinkleSnapper
BoinkHippoSnapper
BoiseHisterSnorter
BongoHondoSnow
BooHoneySnowball
BooBooHooverSnowy
BoomerHumbleSparkle
BootsHummerSpazzy
BozoHurleySpeckles
BrassyHydraSpeckles
BrownieIndySpeedy
BubbleInkySpidey
BubblesIzzySpike
BubblyJaggedSplash
BullJawsSpot
BulletJawzSpottie
BungeeJazzSpotty
BurgerJetSpud
BusbieJiggySputter
ButtercupJigsawSquidgy
CaddyJinglesSquirt
CaliJoSquirt
CaramelJoJoSquish
CasscoKaiSquishy
CatKaidaStinky
CatalystKangStorm
ChantzKasiusStripes
Chee-CheeKenyaStryker
CheeseKibbleSuki
ChipKisserSunny
ChippyKissySunny
ChomperKleptosunset
ChompyKnucklesSunshine
ChongKryptonSushi
ChooChooKyoTango
ClangLapalaTango
ClashLazyTapas
CleoLeftyTarget
ClingLickerTasuki
ClownLighteningTaz
ClowneyLingerTesla
CocoLingoTetra
CocoaLinkThumper
CometLionTibbles
CookieLippyTieDye
CopperLipsyTigger
CoralLittle BooTilly
CosmoLittle FishTiny
CrimsinLocoTipper
CrimsonMacaroniTippy
CrouchoMagmaTipsy
CruiserMandarinTonga
CrushMangoTopaz
CrystalMarbleToppy
CucumberMarshmallowToy
CuddlesMcLovinTranquil
CurlyMeep-meepTricky
CustardMiggyTrigger
CuteyMikeyTropicana
Cutie PieMisoTrouble
DaffyMistyTsunami
DaKoiMojoTugger
DandyMolluskTwinkle
DanglerMonsoonUno
DannyMonsterValentine
DashMontanaVamoose
DasherMoonVanilla
DestinyMoonieVega
DiggerMouthyVelvet
DillyMuggleVesper
DinkyMurphViolet
DiscoNarakViper
DizzyNebulaVirgo
Dor’DorNemoWaffle
DoryNeonWaggy
DrewNettyWalter
DroopyNew MoonWango
DuckyNexusWave
DuoNibblesWavy
DustyNipperWhacky
Eagle ElmerNippyWhatever
EarlyNipsyWhipper
EclipseNoelWhisper
ElectricNutsoWhitebone
EurekaOkiWhitey
EvilOrangeyWiFi
EwokOrderWillow
FancyOrionWings
FangPacificWingy
FangsPalWinter
FearlessPancakeYang
FinPatchYappy
FinsPebblesYapster
FishPeckerYella
Fish SticksPeeWeeYellow
FishyPenguinYing
Fishy WishyPepYoga
FlapperPepperYoshe
FlappyPestoZebra
FlashPicklesZeddy
FlickPickyZipper
FlickerPinkyZippy
FlickyPokeyZipster
FlipperPoloZoom
FloaterPooky
FloppsyPopsicle

Still Not Found What You’re Looking For?

If you’ve still not spotted anything that suits your fish, here are some more options.

What’s your favourite film? Could you name all the fish in your aquarium after certain characters within the film?

For example, if your favourite film is Harry Potter, you have a vast array of names such as Harry, Hermione, Ron, Sirius, Hargid. You also have the option of spells, and magical objects.

Alternatively, does your fish have any special markings that you could name it after? For example, Spot, Stripe, Blotch etc.

How about combining two of the names above e.g. Bubble Galaxy or Goldie Star?

If you’re looking for something a little different, how about adding a title to the fishes name – Mr Clifford, Sir Ned or Lil Snowy?

And finally, if you’re still struggling for a name…why not come up with your own unique name?

If you can think of any more names, let us know in the comments section below.

About Robert 255 Articles
Robert Woods is the creator of FishKeeping World, a third generation fish keeper and a graduate in animal welfare and behavior. He is also a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America and the Nature Conservancy.

4 Comments

  1. I want to know about the orange fish, know about how to identity of male and female and their time period for producing eggs and babies

    • Hello, It is a common Goldfish. Females are rounder and their vent (anal opening) protrude slightly. Goldfish are egg layers, and once fertilised the eggs will hatch in 5-7 days. Thanks, Robert

  2. Ive got 5 clownloaches, ones half blind, so i called him Harvey two-face. The other four are called pet (I originally had 3, pim, Pam and pet after a game called pimpampet), charles, whiskers and Jeff.
    They’re my lil buddies and I love them super much!

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