100+ Betta Fish Names: Ideas for Unique & Cool Fish 

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It is a common misconception that Betta or Siamese Fighting Fish are great starter pets. While they are, of course, fish and do not require you to walk or pick up after them, it is important that new owners research how to properly care for these tropical creatures as they are known to be territorial. Bettas are fairly recognizable fish, with gorgeous flowing fins and tail. Although they are not limited to these, the most common colors typically range between deep reds to bright blues and can sometimes include an alluring combination of both. 

When deciding on a name for your elegant gull, we know that you might get stuck searching muddy waters. So, we have put together a list of the greatest Betta inspired names. Whether you are set on a name that reflects their beautiful coloring, a cool and unique name, or perhaps something a little lighter, and funny, we have them all. Read on to find out our favorite Betta fish names. 

Female Betta Fish Names

  • Dotty
  • Pixie
  • Pearl
  • Posey
  • Bliss
  • Apple
  • Jelly
  • Paris
  • Saki
  • Marina
  • Winnie
  • Ginny
  • Fleur
  • Ophelia
  • Cher
  • Roo
  • Ellie
  • Sybil
  • Luna
  • Java
  • Dory
  • Thelma
  • Willow

Male Betta Fish Names

  • Apollo
  • Odin
  • Doc
  • Chips
  • Bruno
  • Barnaby
  • Zeus
  • Ellis
  • Gusti
  • Zag
  • Indie
  • Caspian
  • Clint
  • Boo
  • Loki
  • Hiro
  • Rusty
  • Hollis
  • Admiral 
  • Leo
  • Tang
  • Ziggy
  • Yang
  • Alfalfa
  • Ares
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Blue Betta Fish Names 

Bettas can come in an array of blue shades such as royal, steel, and indigo. Their scales often appear iridescent and can even change color when in different lights. Here are our picks for the top blue betta names:

  • Sky
  • Ocean
  • Cobalt
  • Moon
  • Tsunami
  • Blueberry
  • Aqua
  • River
  • Sea
  • Clouds
  • Rain
  • Storm
  • Winter
  • Bubbles
  • Splash

Red Betta Fish Names 

Red bettas are the most common among the breed. Vibrant color combinations include shades such as crimson, burgundy, and can reach as bright as a cherry! For multi-colored bettas, red is usually also found to be the dominant color on the fish. If your little swimmer is head to tail red or has the hue throughout their scales, maybe you could consider one of the following scarlet-inspired names:

  • Strawberry
  • Rosebud
  • Flame
  • Scarlet
  • Copper
  • Blaze
  • Fanta
  • Poppy
  • Ruby
  • Crimson
  • Coral
  • Cherry
  • Ol’ Red
  • Russet
  • Dorito
  • Cheeto
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Funny Betta Fish Names 

Bettas also have a lighter side. Did you know they will play with a ping pong ball if you place one in their tank, or flash their fins and tail at themselves when they can see their reflection in a mirror? It’s also possible to train them to swim through hoops and take food from your hands. If this sounds like your betta – this fun and witty name list is for you!

  • Captain Hook 
  • Sushi 
  • Aquaman
  • Betta White
  • Jaws
  • James Pond 
  • Doofus
  • Aqua-Fin-A
  • M Sea Hammer
  • Alpha Betta
  • Swedish
  • Swim Shady 
  • Tuna Turner 
  • Lake Skywalker

Cool & Unique Betta Fish Names

Perhaps you are searching for a name that represents how incredible and unique your betta is. With their cool fishy demeanor and stylish scales, it only seems fitting! 

  • Flow
  • Crusher
  • Hulk
  • Sloth
  • Omen
  • Ghost
  • Brains
  • Nero
  • Voodoo
  • Wasabi
  • Eleven
  • Viper
  • Ink
  • Fizz
  • Beluga
  • Diablo
  • Einstein 
  • Lux
  • Picasso

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Finding the Right Name for Your Betta Fish

Choosing a name for your betta shouldn’t leave you stranded in the deep end! We hope that you have found a vibrant name as cheeky and beautiful as your little water warrior. Whether you’ve settled on Flow or Jaws, we’re sure your betta will be impressed with your choice. 

If you are still unsure and want to look a bit further, take a peek at one of our other pet name lists below.

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