61 Betta Fish Names For Your Pet

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Dec 01, 2020
Long tail betta fish in black background.

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

Multi colored Betta fish swimming in an aquarium.

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

Golden betta fish in black background.

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

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

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.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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