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Best Fish Names for Pet Fish

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. February 22, 2021
Best Fish Names for Pet Fish

Some people buy an aquarium and keep fish as a way to improve the ambience of their home. While fish are great at helping us humans ease stress, they are living beings with their own characteristics and personalities. More than seeing them as an animated piece of furniture, we can find great reward by observing our fish, getting to know them and seeing how fascinating their behavior can be. The best way to start off a good relationship with our pet fish, is to give them a name.

At AnimalWised, we bring our our list of over 300+ of the best names for pet fish. We bring you both male and female names for your pet fish, but also add some specific types of names to help you think what is best for your fish.

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Best male and female pet fish names

If you are just starting out with your journey as a pet fish guardian, you might still have some questions. One of the most common is whether or not your fish is male or female. If your purchase your fish from a pet store, you should ask them the sex of the fish when you are buying them. This is important as you will need to prevent the fish from reproducing in the aquarium. If you don't, it can lead to overcrowding.

Female names for pet fish

  • Aline
  • Almond
  • Anima
  • Aqua
  • Baliene
  • Barbara
  • Barras
  • Beauvoir
  • Bella
  • Beyonce
  • Bonnie
  • Britney
  • Cardi
  • Celine
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Cleo
  • Edith
  • Fairy
  • Georgette
  • Ginger
  • Giselle
  • Hermione
  • Isabelle
  • Jacqueline
  • Julia
  • Kate
  • Leila
  • Lioness
  • Marion
  • Matilde
  • Moon
  • Morgan
  • Nicky
  • Nicole
  • Noomi
  • Pasha
  • Pelosi
  • Piaf
  • Pilau
  • Rachel
  • Rebecca
  • Rihanna
  • Rosa
  • Rosalia
  • Sabrina
  • Sarah
  • Sophie
  • Teddy
  • Virginia

Next, we show you a list of pet fish names which can work for male fish. One excellent example is ‘Bob’, one of the few names a pet fish can actually pronounce.

Male names for pet fish

  • 50 cent
  • Alain
  • Bob
  • Baracus
  • Clark
  • Coco
  • Dollar
  • Eminem
  • Enrico
  • Euro
  • Eric
  • Franklin
  • Georges
  • Gonzalez
  • Gonzalo
  • Grant
  • Hakim
  • Happy
  • Jacques
  • Jean
  • Larry
  • Leonard
  • Louie
  • Mbappe
  • Medina
  • Ocean
  • Orca
  • Bear
  • Pappy
  • Pedro
  • Pat
  • Potato
  • Pierre
  • Raj
  • Ronaldo
  • Rodney
  • Roger
  • Sam
  • Snipe
  • Solaar
  • Smithy
  • Speedy
  • Turtle
  • Tom
  • Tony
  • Whiskey
  • Willy
  • Wolverine
  • Yan
  • Zed

If you are thinking of a name for your pet fish, but haven't actually adopted one yet, there are certain things you should think about. Our article on the best freshwater fish for a home aquarium is a great way to help get you started.

Best pet goldfish names - male and female

Goldfish are one of the most popular aquarium fish and a great starter fish for young people. This is because keeping them and maintaining their aquarium is less complicated than some other types of pet fish. However, this does not mean they don't require love and care to ensure their well-being. You will need to keep their cold water fish tank clean and feed them correctly, for a start.

If you are careful with their diet and maintain hygiene, you will be able to care for your goldfish help them have a good life expectancy. But first, you get to choose a name for your goldfish:

Male pet goldfish names

  • Alfred
  • Augie
  • Batman
  • Brel
  • Castro
  • Che
  • Clark
  • Clown
  • Corky
  • Cuckoo
  • Cyril
  • Ferris
  • Gordon
  • Haddock
  • Hulk
  • Ketchup
  • Kitty
  • Lenin
  • Mao
  • Maple
  • Max
  • Mick
  • Morty
  • Nemo
  • Nestor
  • Philip
  • Pinocchio
  • Pumpkin
  • Ra
  • Ralph
  • Rapha
  • Raphael
  • Ricky
  • Rudolph
  • Snowy
  • Stalin
  • Sun
  • Sunflower
  • Tintin
  • Tomato
  • Twix

Female pet goldfish names

  • Ariel
  • Bubbles
  • Cherry
  • Claire
  • Clea
  • Clementine
  • Cleopatra
  • Daim
  • Diamond
  • Diva
  • Dolores
  • Dory
  • Dynamite
  • Elisa
  • Ginny
  • Goldie
  • Grenadine
  • Hattie
  • Lola
  • Ma
  • Millicent
  • Mona
  • Mummy
  • Nitro
  • Poppy
  • Red
  • Rioja
  • Rosa
  • Ruby
  • Sabina
  • Scarlet
  • Shakira
  • Shiva
  • Star
  • Sunny
  • Tamara
  • Valencia
  • Venetia
  • Wilma
  • Zelda

Funny pet goldfish names

  • Abrakadabra
  • Alexa
  • Arnold
  • Bellatrix
  • Carl Carp
  • Goku
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Golem
  • Harry
  • James Pond
  • Joker
  • Lake Sywalker
  • Leviathan
  • Magikarp
  • Master
  • Miso
  • Moby Dick
  • Pigeon
  • Pikachu
  • Potter
  • Psychockwak
  • Raichu
  • Randan
  • Ron
  • Roucou
  • Sangohan
  • Sardine
  • Sebastian
  • Shrimp
  • Sirius
  • Spongebob
  • Squirtle
  • Sunny Delight
  • Swim Shady
  • Thomas the Tank
  • Tropicana
  • Trunks
  • Tuna Turner
  • Volcano
  • Warcraft

Best pet betta fish names

Another of the most popular aquarium fish, but one which requires a little more looking after is the betta fish, sometimes known as a Siamese fighting fish. Caring for a betta fish means looking after their well-being, as well as any other fish they may share a tank with.

Despite their sometimes aggressive nature, this is not the only characteristic of the betta fish. They are also beautiful, majestic and incredibly fascinating. Our betta fish names below help reflect all these aspects.

Fish names for male betta fish

  • Bruce
  • Capitan
  • Caramel
  • Carlo
  • Chan
  • Chaos
  • Ciro
  • Clint
  • Cocoa
  • Dartagnan
  • Dastardly
  • Didier
  • Dino
  • Duck
  • Finneas
  • Frank
  • Gaston
  • Giant
  • Godzilla
  • Goliath
  • Gorgon
  • Gorky
  • Jackal
  • Jackie
  • Jordan
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Knight
  • Kung Fu
  • Lee
  • Odysseus
  • Peanut
  • Sampson
  • Santiago
  • Sayan
  • Slick
  • Snoopy
  • Sultan
  • Sweetpea
  • Ving

Fish names for female betta fish

  • Biba
  • Bibi
  • Bola
  • Boudica
  • Brigitana
  • Buffy
  • Charlotte
  • Chi-Chi
  • Cybele
  • Daria
  • Darla
  • Diana
  • Dida
  • Duchess
  • Elba
  • Epona
  • Esther
  • Hecate
  • Isis
  • Mike
  • Nicole
  • Nikita
  • Nora
  • Octavia
  • Ogdoad
  • Paloma
  • Panther
  • Paris
  • Persephone
  • Princess
  • Queen
  • Rosa
  • Rosita
  • Sappho
  • Tequila
  • Ushas
  • Venus
  • Veronica
  • Warrior
  • Xena
Best Fish Names for Pet Fish - Best pet betta fish names

Best fish names for small pet fish

We have already shown you names for all kinds of pet fish, both male and female. Some are funny, others beautiful, some simply appropriate. We finish off our list of the best pet fish names with those suitable for small fish:

Male names for small pet fish

  • Acorn
  • Babe Ruth
  • Bacterium
  • Ben
  • Buttercup
  • Chetif
  • Cortex
  • Curt
  • Dilbert
  • Ender
  • Freckles
  • Fudge
  • Ghost
  • Gnome
  • Goliath
  • Gringo
  • Half Pint
  • Hector
  • Homer
  • Junior
  • Lilliputian
  • Microbe
  • Nibbles
  • Otter
  • Pawn
  • Peter
  • Pico
  • Puppy
  • Tiny
  • Bean

Name of small female fish

  • Ava
  • Popett
  • Brick
  • Squirt
  • Penelope
  • Kitten
  • Puggle
  • Gidget
  • Cabbage
  • Donut
  • Dinah
  • Duchess
  • Emma
  • Dinky
  • Cricket
  • Jenna
  • Micky
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Crumpet
  • Minette
  • Jelly Bean
  • Ladybird
  • Nala
  • Minnie
  • Lily
  • Gumdrop
  • Kiwi
  • Sasha
  • Zelda

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