41 Super Funny Fish Names For Your Pet

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Dec 01, 2020
Goldfish in aquarium with green plants.

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.

We hope this helps you in your search but if you need more inspiration why not look at dolphin names or fish names.

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.

Wild fish swimming underwater.

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.

A red koi fish opening its mouth to suck food on the water surface in the pool.

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.

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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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