Good Fish Names For Any Type Of Fish

Good fish names perfectly describe your new fish, from spunky to cute to silly every fish needs a good name. Choosing a name for your new pet fish may seem difficult, so we have compiled the ultimate list of names for your new pet fish, no matter what breed of fish they are.

Naming fish can be difficult since fish don’t have much of a personality like other pets do, so it’s hard to find that perfect name for them. The names on this list are some of our personal favorite names, and hopefully, you can find the perfect name for your new pet.

Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around. – Sylvia Earle

Names For Your Fish

A pet fish. Image source: PxHere

Here is a compilation of some of the best pet fish names you can choose from. Some of the names on here are funny, some are named after famous fish, but these are primarily random names that will fit your new pet. This list is in alphabetical order.

  1. 007
  2. 01000110 01101001 01110011 01101000 0001010 (fish in binary)
  3. 01110000 01100101 01110100 0001010 (pet in binary)
  4. Abby
  5. Abraham
  6. Ace
  7. Adam
  8. Adam
  9. Alfie
  10. Alice
  11. Amy
  12. Angel
  13. Angel
  14. Ann Chovy
  15. Anthony
  16. Apollo
  17. Aquaman (DC Comic’s Aquaman)
  18. Ariel
  19. Arnold
  20. Arrow
  21. Art
  22. Arya
  23. Ashes
  24. Astro
  25. Atlantic
  26. Atlantis
  27. Audi
  28. Aurora
  29. Austin
  30. Bacon
  31. Bailey
  32. Bandit
  33. Barkley
  34. Baron
  35. Bear
  36. Beau
  37. Ben
  38. Bentley
  39. Betta Midler
  40. Betty
  41. Bianca
  42. Bill
  43. Bingo
  44. Biscuit
  45. Black Jack
  46. Black Widow
  47. Blade
  48. Blake
  49. Blondie
  50. Blue
  51. Blue Fish
  52. Bob
  53. Boba Fett
  54. Bocephus
  55. Bodie
  56. Bolton
  57. Bonnie
  58. Booger
  59. Boomer
  60. Boots
  61. Boss
  62. Brienne
  63. Brimstone
  64. Bronn
  65. Bruce (Finding Nemo)
  66. Bubbles
  67. Bubbles
  68. Bucky
  69. Buddy
  70. Budweiser
  71. Bullet
  72. Burger
  73. Buster
  74. Butterball
  75. C-3PO
  76. Cable
  77. Calypso
  78. Camaro
  79. Captain
  80. Captain America
  81. Captain Kirk
  82. Carlos
  83. Carmel
  84. Carol
  85. Cassie
  86. Castiel
  87. Cersei
  88. Charlie Brown
  89. Cherry
  90. Chevy
  91. Chewie
  92. Cheyenne
  93. Chicago
  94. Chip
  95. Chocolate
  96. Chucky
  97. Cleo (Pinocchio)
  98. Cleopatra
  99. Clifford
  100. Colt

Have you ever wondered if your fish really knows it’s name?

  1. Commander
  2. Connor
  3. Cookie
  4. Coors
  5. Coral
  6. Crackers
  7. Craig
  8. Crazy
  9. Crush (Finding Nemo)
  10. Cub
  11. Cujo
  12. Curiosity
  13. Dakota
  14. Dale
  15. Dallas
  16. Dark Knight
  17. Darth Vader
  18. Daryl
  19. Data
  20. Deacon
  21. Deadpool
  22. Dean
  23. Diamond
  24. Diego
  25. Diesel
  26. Dill
  27. Dillon
  28. Doc
  29. Doctor Strange
  30. Dodge
  31. Doogie
  32. Dory (Finding Nemo)
  33. Dozer
  34. Draco
  35. Drax
  36. Drogo
  37. Duchess
  38. Dyson
  39. Echo
  40. Eclipse
  41. Elvira
  42. Eugene
  43. Ewok
  44. Ezekiel
  45. Falcon
  46. Felix
  47. Fido
  48. Filet
  49. Finley
  50. Finley
  51. Finnegan
  52. Fire
  53. Fish N Chips
  54. Flake
  55. Flipper
  56. Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
  57. Floyd
  58. Ford
  59. Fox
  60. Francis
  61. Frank
  62. Frankenstein
  63. Freddy
  64. Freedom
  65. Fried
  66. Furball
  67. Fuzzy
  68. Gail
  69. Galaxy
  70. Gamora
  71. Garfield
  72. Garth
  73. Gator
  74. General Fin
  75. George
  76. Ghost
  77. Gibbs
  78. Gizmo
  79. Glenn
  80. Goldie
  81. Gordon
  82. Grace
  83. Grant
  84. Gretchen
  85. Groot
  86. Gucci
  87. Gunnar
  88. Gunther
  89. Guppy
  90. Han Solo
  91. Hardy
  92. Harley
  93. Harry
  94. Hercules
  95. Hershel
  96. Hippo
  97. Honda
  98. Hondo
  99. Hooligan
  100. Hoover

Fish rhymes with dish and wish, squish and cactus 🙂

  1. Houston
  2. Hubble
  3. Hunter
  4. Hydra
  5. Iron Man
  6. Jabba
  7. Jabberjaw (Jabberjaw)
  8. Jack
  9. Jack Septic Eye
  10. Jagger
  11. Jaime
  12. James Bond
  13. Jason
  14. Jaws (Jaws)
  15. Jax
  16. Jazz
  17. Jean-Luc Picard
  18. Jeb
  19. Jeep
  20. Jelly Bean
  21. Jethro
  22. Jewel
  23. Jo
  24. Joffrey
  25. Johnson
  26. Jon Snow
  27. Jonah
  28. Jughead
  29. Jupiter
  30. Kara
  31. Karen
  32. Katie Current
  33. Katniss
  34. Khaleesi
  35. King
  36. King Tut
  37. Koda
  38. Kosmo
  39. Kraken
  40. Lando
  41. Lannister
  42. Larry (Shark Tales)
  43. Layla
  44. Leia
  45. Lemon
  46. Leon
  47. Leviathan
  48. Lime
  49. Lincoln
  50. Little One
  51. Logan
  52. Loki
  53. Lolo
  54. Lori
  55. Los Angeles
  56. Luke
  57. Mabel
  58. Maggie
  59. Major
  60. Marble
  61. Margarita
  62. Marinara
  63. Markus
  64. Marlin (Finding Nemo)
  65. Mars
  66. Martini
  67. Matthew
  68. Maverick
  69. Megan
  70. Mercedes
  71. Mercury
  72. Merle
  73. Michael
  74. Michelob
  75. Michonne
  76. Midnight
  77. Miles
  78. Missy
  79. Moby Dick
  80. Mona
  81. Moon
  82. Morgan
  83. Mrs. Puff (Spongebob Squarepants)
  84. Mufasa
  85. Mustang
  86. Nat
  87. Nebula
  88. Negan
  89. Nemo (Finding Nemo)
  90. Neptune
  91. New York
  92. Nexus
  93. Ninja
  94. Nissan
  95. Noodle
  96. Obi-Wan
  97. Ole Yeller
  98. One Fish
  99. Otto
  100. Pacific

If your fish is tropical, does it deserve a tropical name? What about a goldfish you won in the fair? Should it be named funnel cake?

  1. Patrick (Spongebob Squarepants)
  2. Peggy
  3. Penny
  4. Pennywise
  5. Pepper
  6. Phantom
  7. Piper
  8. Pizza
  9. Plankton
  10. Pluto
  11. Pong
  12. Poseidon
  13. Prince
  14. Princess
  15. Puddles
  16. Puff
  17. Pumpkin
  18. Queen
  19. R2-D2
  20. Ramsey
  21. Ranch
  22. Ranger
  23. Rascal
  24. Red Fish
  25. Rhonda
  26. Rick
  27. Ricky
  28. Robb
  29. Rocket Racoon
  30. Rocky
  31. Rosie
  32. Rosita
  33. Rover
  34. Roxanne
  35. Roxy
  36. Ryan
  37. Sally
  38. Sam
  39. Sasha
  40. Saturn
  41. Sausage
  42. Scar
  43. Scooter
  44. Scout
  45. Sebastian
  46. Shadow
  47. Shake
  48. Shane
  49. Shark Bait
  50. Shelby
  51. Shrimpy
  52. Simba
  53. Snicker Doodle
  54. Speckles
  55. Spice
  56. Spiderman
  57. Spongebob (Spongebob Squarepants)
  58. Spot
  59. Squidward (Spongebob Squarepants)
  60. Star Lord
  61. Stark
  62. Steve Rogers
  63. Subaru
  64. Sushi
  65. Suzuki
  66. Tara
  67. T-Dog
  68. Thanos
  69. The Mountain
  70. Theon
  71. Thor
  72. Todd
  73. Tom
  74. Toyota
  75. Tucker
  76. Tuna
  77. Turbo
  78. Two Fish
  79. Tyler
  80. Tyreese
  81. Tyrion
  82. Valentine
  83. Vanilla
  84. Venus
  85. Vision
  86. Vodka
  87. Voyager
  88. Wanda
  89. Wasabi
  90. Wasp
  91. Will
  92. Willie
  93. Winchester
  94. Wolverine
  95. Wookie
  96. Worf
  97. Ygritte
  98. Yoda
  99. Yolanda
  100. Zeus

We hope you liked this list of fish names, leave a comment below if you have a different one in mind, we’re always on the lookout for great names!

Tips For Caring For Your New Fish

Naming your new fish is just one of the many steps you have to take when setting up the aquarium for your new friend. If you are a first-time fish owner then follow these tips to help take care of your new pet:

  • Acclimate your fish
    • When you get a new fish the water in the pet store’s tank will vary from the water you have in your tank, so you will need to know the chemistry of the tank at the store
    • Talk to the salesperson about the chemistry of the tank and they will be able to help you test their water and then you can get a take-home kit to test your water
    • The closer the tanks are to each other chemically the happier your new fish will be
      • The shock of the water differences could actually kill your fish (fish are decently fragile creatures)
  • Float your fish’s bag
    • It might sound weird but this is another important step to ensure you don’t shock your fish
    • To float your fish’s bag all you need to do is place the bag on the water in your aquarium for about 15 to 30 minutes (no longer than an hour)
    • This actually slowly changes the temperature of the bag’s water so your fish can acclimate to the temperature (again, fish are fragile and need to be introduced slowly)
  • Condition the water in your tank
    • Your fish needs the right properties in their water in order to survive
    • Therefore, it is important to buy de-chlorinating supplements that will remove the chlorine that comes from our tap water
  • Have the correct water temperature
    • Different fish thrive in different water temperatures so it is important to have the right temperature
    • I personally use a water heater that you can set the temperature so that my fish are happy and healthy
      • It makes it easier to care for and water heaters are not very expensive
Kate Broome

Kate Broome is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on getting her Masters of Arts in English at Southern New Hampshire University. She currently lives in Texas with her two pit bulls, Lennox and Bentley.

Cite this article as:
Kate Broome. Good Fish Names For Any Type Of Fish, Science Trends, 2018.
DOI: 10.31988/SciTrends.18980
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