500+ Funny Fish Names: From Tank You to Solemate!

Whether your pet fish is as shiny as a goldfish, as precious as a guppy or as colorful as a betta, it deserves an exciting name.

To you, your fish is more than a scaly body gliding around. It is your new friend and your favorite entertainment so your fish deserves a name that lives up to all of the joy it brings.

What better way to name your fish, than choosing a name which makes you smile every time you say it?

Finding the perfect name for your fish is not a swimmingly simple process, so we have put together an extensive list of more than 500 funny fish names.

Funny Fish Names

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As your pet fish always manages to make you smile just by swimming around in your life, we want to make sure that the name you give him them to the happiness.

Here are a few of the funniest names you could give to your fish:

Billie EiFish

Billie Eilish is currently taking the music charts by storm. Not only is the name a clever pun, but it is so funny! You are sure to get a chuckle with this creative and quirky name. Whether you are a fan or not, this is still funny and trendy.

Darth Bait-er

A personal favorite. This can be a cult fan choice or maybe you think your fish brings out your villainous alter ego? Regardless, this is a top choice and sure to make your guests giggle.

Han Sole-o

The Star Wars theme is a good one – it ensures a lot of laughs. Do not let your creativity stray here, if you really want a Star Wars name, keep the puns coming!

Harry Water

Get it?! Like Harry Potter? Thinking of fictional characters, and creating puns or rhyming names with fish related words is a real brain jogger, and a hilarious way to create the perfect name for your new gill-bearer.

Loch Ness Monster

A silly classic that we had to include. Have you ever made jokes about small dogs that seem to think they are much bigger than they are? This is kind of like that, but… less fluffy.

Megan Mackerel

A twist on the Duchess of Sussex’s name. These royal names are really funny and quite easy to come up with! Let this inspire you if it does not feel like the perfect fit.

Michael Phelps

Your fish is no ordinary fish, it is an Olympic gold medalist. Naming your fish after the famous swimmer could reel in some serious laughs, especially when you see his or her tiny fins flopping around in the tank.

OdysSea

Whether you have actually ever read the Odyssey by Homer or not, this name has plenty of uniqueness. It is an equally funny and adorable name for your finned bestie. Give it a try – see how it goes down!

Pacifisht

How cute is this one! Just as adorable as it is funny – reserve this name for your peaceful little swimmer.

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Prince Whale-iam

Prince William or Prince Whale-iam, what is actually better? Whale creates some classic jokes in the world of aquatic puns – we are sure you can tell why.

Sea-line Dion

Do you think your fish has wildly good vocals? Can they live up to the singing queen, Celine Dion? We think this might be the case… and if so, this pun is a sure chuckler.

Solemate

It’s understandable if some people do not understand the special connection between you and your new pet. You two are best friends, the closest pair, and absolute soulmates – so use this pun to your advantage.

The Great GatSea

The Great Gatsby with a nautical twist. A completely unique and funny name for your new friend. We know your fish is just as suave as Mr. Gatsby.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Goldfish

Come on, it is so ridiculous that it is funny. The unexpectedness brings such a funny shock element. If you have a trio of fish this is perfect.

The Rolling Rockfish

If you love The Rolling Stones, maybe this is the right choice for you.

More Funny Names

Although there are just over 27,000 species of fish, we know that your pet is particularly special. It might be your fish’s personality that glistens beyond its gills, or the way its fins waddle during tricks.

Whatever it may be that makes you smile at your gill-bearing best friend it deserves to be complemented by an outrageously unique name.

Here is a list of thirty funny names for your new pet:

  • Agent Cody Tanks – Agent Cody Banks, but with a fishy edge
  • Anne chovvy – A fancier anchovy
  • Aquaman
  • Bobby Filet – Bobby Flay, but fishier
  • Captain Hook
  • Genghis Karp – Genghis Khan
  • Guppi Goldberg – Whoopi Goldberg
  • Gyrados – what your Pokemon Magikarp will evolve into
  • Fish N’ Chips
  • Fisher Price – a childhood favorite brand and possibly a nostalgic name for your new pet
  • Fluffy – some names just seek humor in their irony and this is one of them!
  • James Pond
  • Leviathan – a religious sea monster
  • Mackerelmore – Macklemore
  • McFish – die hard McDonald’s fan, anyone?
  • Mr. Bubbles – your fish is going to create some serious bubbles, so this is fitting
  • Mr. Fish – classically ridiculous, therefore classically funny
  • Mrs. Puff – Spongebob’s driving instructor who was a puffer fish
  • PeeWee – how tiny is your fishy? Is it peewee?
  • Puckerface – equally cute and funny! We bet your fish is always puckering up
  • Sharkira – Shakira
  • Swim Shady
  • Uncle Salmon – Uncle Sam

Still not enough names? That does not faze us.

We are here for the long haul, the perfect name, the winning ticket, the crème de la crème!

Do you want a perfect funny name for your goldfish, or maybe your mollies?

Aqua-bottom Jeans Al Shore Alicia Seas
Bait Ba-Rock fish Obama Bob Marlin
Commander Fin Fin Carrey Finstagram
Gordan Ramsea Harley Finn Jaws
Kraken Up Leonardo DaFishy Lionel MesSea
MiShell Obama Mr. Dar-Sea M-Sea Hammer
Scuba Doo SeaBastian SeaRena Williams
SeaNus Williams Shell Gibson Shellen DeGeneres
SteFin Curry Tank Sinatra Tank Ocean
Thrill Seaker Quentin Taranemo

Funny Betta Fish Names

Betta

If you have not bought a betta yet and are thinking about it, you will need to know what to feed them and the best tank size. Once you’ve figured that out, you can come up with a unique funny betta fish name.

  • America’s Most Wanted
  • Aries – a fire sign of the zodiac (a red betta)
  • Betta Cooper – Betty Cooper from “Riverdale”
  • Bettaface – Leather face
  • Betta Rexha – Bebe Rexha
  • Betta Rhymes – Busta Rhymes
  • Betta Swan – Bella Swan from Twilight
  • Betta White – Betty White
  • Rhythm and Blues
  • Blue Ivy – Beyonce
  • Blue Smurf
  • Cancer – a water sign of the zodiac (a blue betta)
  • CerSea Lannister – Game of Thrones
  • Original Dorito – for your red betta
  • Dr. Betta Now – a doctor who makes it all betta!
  • Leo – a fire sign of the zodiac (a red betta)
  • Patrick Bettaman – American Psycho
  • Pisces – a water sign of the zodiac (a blue betta)
  • REDemption – for your red betta
  • Rocky – we already know that your betta is a fighter, what better way to embrace it?
  • Sagittarius – fire sign of the zodiac (a red betta)
  • Scorpio – a water sign of the zodiac (a blue betta)
  • Siamese cat – like Siamese fighting fish but ridiculous
  • Swedish Fish – for your red betta

Funny Fish Names Puns

We know what you are thinking… this list is not bad, but we cod do better.

Whether you’re looking for a perfect name for your neon tetras or your gouramis, surely you are sick of herring the same old pet names? Let us entice you with pun-related titles for your new fish:

Aqua-Fin-a Bass-ist Bassociate
Catch-22 Carpe Diem Carp-enter
Debait Fin-land Fish-eye
For Cod’s Sake For-tuna teller Gill-bert
Gillfriend Gilluminati Hoki-Pokey
Jelly Koi Boy Leonardo Di-carp-rio
Mary Kate and Ashley Ocean Nemo-sis Nuclear Fishin
Oh-My-Cod Prawn Shop Tank You
The Grunion Tuna Turner

Summary

If you feel like there is even more that would tickle your fancy, check out our favorite fish puns.

Funny names are a great way to express both you and your fish’s unique attributes – so let your creative juices flow!

Name your new pet something you are proud of, and something that embraces your friendship.

Can you think of any other funny names for your fish? Let us know in the comments below…

Robert Woods Portrait
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 have a black orchid male betta that I name him eggplant because of his coloring. He is black and red and purple with some blue.

  2. I absolutely detest snails. But they were nuisance snails.

    Then my supplier snuck in a red ramshorn snail. I fell in love with it. I watch his movements way more than my fish.
    S I figured he needed a name.

    I named him Ram-Bo

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