61 Betta Fish Names For Your Pet

Get a cool fish name for your betta fish.

The betta fish is also called the Siamese fighting fish because it is aggressive and very territorial.

Bettas are known for their vibrant colors. Some have uniform colors while others have a combination of colors, making them look almost like a rainbow.

The rarest and most expensive betta fish is the purple betta. There's also a type of betta known as the Fancy Plakat Betta which has the best coloration among all the varieties of the fish.  Bettas are not only gorgeous pets, but also intelligent ones. Some people believe that they can learn their names, but others say that they simply respond to the vibrations in the water caused by the sound of your voice. Either way, it is important that you find a good name for fish, so that you can bond better with your betta. In this article, you'll learn a ton of awesome betta fish names.

You can also check out our articles about fish names and dolphin names, right here on Kidadl, for more inspiration.

Names For Male Betta Fish

People have fish with names like bubbles, kibbles, and the likes. But we think that the male betta fish deserves a more noble and meaningful name. If you think so too, refer to this list for an awesome fish name.

1. Ares (Greek origin) meaning "bane"; it is the name of the god of war.

2. Astor (English origin) meaning " hawk".

3. Caspian (English origin) meaning "Caspian sea".

4. Cohen (Hebrew origin) meaning "priest".

5. Cole (English origin) meaning "coal-black".

6. Darius (Persian origin) meaning "wealth".

7. Denzel (Cornish origin) meaning "high stronghold".

8. Kai (Hawaiian origin) meaning "ocean".

9. Kepler (German origin) meaning "cloak maker".

10. Lupin (Latin origin) meaning "wolf".

11. Oliver (French origin) meaning "peace".

12. Spike (English origin) meaning "spike".

13. Vince (Latin origin) meaning "conqueror".

14. Quint (Latin origin) meaning "the fifth".

15. Xander (Greek origin) meaning "defender of men".

Names For Female Betta Fish

You can find a female name for your beautiful betta fish right here.

16. Aiza (Arabic origin) meaning "noble one".

17. Ariel (Hebrew origin) meaning "lion of God".

18. Aurora (Latin origin) meaning "dawn".

19. Coral (English origin) meaning "sea growth".

20. Daisy (English origin) meaning "daisy flower".

21. Devina (Hebrew origin) meaning "divine".

22. Eve (Hebrew origin) meaning "life".

23. Fleur (French origin) meaning "flower".

24. Indira (Sanskrit origin) meaning "beauty".

25. Iris (Greek origin) meaning "rainbow".

26. Jasmine (Persian origin) meaning "jasmine blossom".

27. Orchid (Greek origin) meaning "orchid flower".

28. Pearl (Latin origin) meaning "pearl, precious".

29. Kore (Greek origin) meaning "maiden"; another name for Persephone, Hades' wife.

30. Wendy (English origin) meaning "friend".

Cool Unisex Names For Betta Fish

Gender neutral names are the coolest these days. This list will help you find a great name for your betta fish.

31. Alex (Greek origin) meaning "protector".

32. Avery (English origin) meaning "wise one".

33. Harley (English origin) meaning "hare's meadow".

34. Jamie (Scottish origin) meaning "supplanter".

35. Jordan (Hebrew origin) meaning "descending".

36. Riley (English origin) meaning "rye clearing".

37. Saturn (Latin origin) meaning "sowing, wealth".

38. Suki (Japanese origin) meaning "the one who is loved".

39. Willow (English origin) meaning "graceful".

40. Yuri (Japanese origin) meaning "lily".

Names For Blue Betta Fish

Names that are perfect for the blue betta fish

Blue is such a calming color. It symbolizes wisdom, serenity, freedom, and stability. If you've got yourself a blue prince or princess of the sea (or at least your aquarium) you should check out the following names for fishes.

41. Azul (Spanish origin) meaning "blue".

42. Azure (Latin origin) meaning "sky blue".

43. Beryl (Greek origin) meaning "sea green precious stone".

44. Ice (English origin) meaning "frost, frozen water".

46. Indigo (Greek origin) meaning "deep blue dye".

47. Luna (Latin origin) meaning "moon".

48. Midnight (English origin) meaning "the night".

49. Neptune (Latin origin) meaning "god of the sea".

50. Sapphire (Hebrew origin) meaning "blue jewel".

51. Topaz (Greek origin) meaning "jewel".

Names For Red Betta Fish

Names that were made for the red betta fish

When looking for a name for your betta, you should consider the color first. If you have a red tropical pet, you might want to go for bold or fiery fish names. Check this list out for red inspired names for fish.

52. Athena (Greek origin) meaning "goddess of wisdom".

53. Cardinal (French origin) meaning "cardinal".

54. Mars (Latin origin) meaning "God of war".

55. Fuego (Spanish origin) meaning "fire".

56. Leroux (French origin) meaning "red".

57. Poppy (English origin) meaning "poppy flower".

58. Rose (Latin origin) meaning "rose flower".

59. Ruby (Latin origin) meaning "red precious stone".

60. Scarlet (English origin) meaning "red".

61. Valentine (Latin origin) meaning "strong".

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Betta Fish Names then why not take a look at turtle names, or for something different take a look at Japanese pet names.



At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.

Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.

Sponsorship & Advertising Policy

Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.

We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.

Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.

We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.

Read our Sponsorship & Advertising Policy
Get The Kidadl Newsletter

1,000 of inspirational ideas direct to your inbox for things to do with your kids.

Thank you! Your newsletter will be with you soon.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No items found.