Picking the perfect name for your pet fish can be really fun but also a little confusing— especially when you have a tank full of fishes.
Whether you have a betta, a guppy, or a clownfish, in this list you will find unique, cute, and funny fish names perfect for every one of them.
Your cute fish that keeps swirling around in that aquarium needs a name that will suit its personality. A fish with a name only becomes cuter. Isn't it? If you are looking for a fish name that is funny or one that has fish puns, you'll find names of all kinds in this list.
Dive into these fish names and find the most suitable fish name for your pet.
Funny Fish Names
Research has suggested that fishes can actually recognize human faces. Maybe they can also remember you and the name you give them. Even if that isn't a possibility, it's just fun to have a name you can address them with.
And when you are looking for a name, why not go for names for fishes that are funny?
If you're looking for a giggle and funny names, these fish names may be perfect for your pet.
1. James Pond, you get where that comes from, right? A nice punny one.
2. Blue Fish, if you've got a blue one, this is the name to go for.
3. Mr Fish, the ideal choice when you can't think of anything else.
4. Swim Shady No points for guessing where this originates from.
5. Finding Nemo, of course, the list would have been incomplete without this one— our all-time favourite fish movie and the cutest little clownfish.
6. Leviathan is a gigantic mythical sea creature. So, if you've got a big fish, this one's the right choice.
7. Flipper Everyone's favourite dolphin.
8. Lucie Cute, isn't it?
9. Princess If that's what you treat her like, this is the right choice.
Simple Betta Fish Names
This pretty, gorgeous-looking fish deserves a name that captures its true beauty. Fishes are far more intelligent than they get credit for, which is why we want you to get a name for your pet fish that it will absolutely adore.
A name that suits every colour and size— here's a list you can easily choose from, sans confusion.
10. Angel Best choice for your angelic fish
11. Bait Quite the fishy choice.
12. Big Fish Got a big one in your aquarium? This is the perfect one.
13. Bubbles How can you ever go wrong with this?
14. Bubbly If your little fish is all bubbly and energetic, going around the aquarium all day long.
15. Fin It's descriptive, right?
16. Finley Another cute, slightly less obvious version of Fin.
17. Flash If they've got those flashy bright colors, go for this one.
18. Flip If your fish keeps flipping all around the aquarium, go for this one.
19. General Finn For the commanders and leaders.
20. Goldie For all the golden ones.
Fictional Fish Names
If you're one of those who want to take inspiration from a movie, book or series while deciding a name for your pet fish, we have those options as well.
21. Sebastian A crab from the movie 'Little Mermaid'.
22. Ariel The pretty little mermaid, also from the movie 'Little Mermaid'.
23. Willie A famous whale from the movie 'Free Willie'.
24. Cleo the goldfish featured in the movie 'Pinocchio'.
25. Larry the shark featured in 'Shark Tales'.
26. Bruce A shark from the movie 'Finding Nemo'.
27. Don Lino a cool shark in the movie 'Shark Tales'.
28. Dory a blue-colored fish 'Finding Nemo' and 'Finding Dory'. It's voiceover was done by Ellen DeGeneres.
29. Patrick Spongebob's best friend.
30. Marlin Nemo's dad in 'Finding Nemo'.
31. Mr. Limpet A character played in 'The Incredible Mr Limpet'.
32. Mrs. Puff Spongebob's driving teacher
33. Otto A huge goldfish in 'A Fish Out of Water'.
34. Swimmy The protagonist in a children's book.
35. Rainbow Fish The beautiful fish in the children's book 'The Rainbow Fish'.
36. Flounder Ariel's best friend in 'The Little Mermaid'.
37. Jaws The terrifying shark featured in the movie 'Jaws'.
38. Wanda The protagonist in the movie 'A Fish Called Wanda'.
39. One Fish in the movie 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, or Blue Fish'.
40. Spongebob Who doesn't know Spongebob?
41. Squidward Spongebob's best frenemy.
Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you and help you find the perfect fit for your bundle of joy or your pet. If you liked our suggestions for funny fish names, why not take a look at turtle names or, for something different, try Japanese names for pets, we are sure you'll love them.
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.