100+ Fish Names: Ideas for Colorful & Luminescent Fish

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Whether you are looking to name your first pet fish or brought a new pal home to meet your existing school, we have a great selection of pet names for you to choose from. Fish are excellent companions to those with a busy schedule and need a low maintenance buddy! They are also great choices for children learning to care for a pet. Coming in a wide variety of colors and breeds, we know that you’ll want to choose a name that perfectly suits their petite and swimmy personality. 

So, below we have gathered our favorite female and male names, color options for blue and yellow fish, as well as stellar suggestions for Clown and Suckerfish. We get that all fish are vastly individual and unique, so we hope that you find something just as perfect as your own little gull!

Female Fish Names

  • Jade 
  • Quora
  • Rose
  • Saki
  • Ruby
  • Flow
  • Gwen
  • Jazz
  • Xena
  • Pearl
  • Fantasia
  • Helga
  • Stella
  • Buffy
  • Zoey
  • Angel
  • Jewel
  • Gem
  • Lizzy
  • Diva

Male Fish Names

  • Gilbert
  • Jack 
  • Apollo
  • Mello
  • Herb
  • Astor
  • Obie
  • Rocket
  • Pietri
  • Bubb
  • Kelp
  • Jumbo
  • Shadow
  • Gatsby
  • Herms
  • Flash
  • Jaws
  • Cujo
  • Yogi
  • Oscar
blue and yellow salt fish
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Blue Fish Names 

Blue colored fish are among the most common in our fish tanks today. So why not pair your guppy with a name that truly represents their color! Based on the many shades of blue out there, here are our favorite inspired by the hue:

  • Bleach 
  • Blue 
  • Blueberry
  • Marina
  • Royal 
  • Cobalt 
  • Cloud
  • Ice
  • Sapphire
  • Bubbles
  • Aqua
  • Indigo
  • Cyan
  • Sky
  • Rain
  • River 
  • Periwinkle

Yellow Fish Names 

Aside from being bright, shiny, and simply adorable – yellow-colored fish are bound to make anyone who sees them swimming about happy. Resembling a lemon, the stars or a silly happy face, you may want to choose a name to honor their sunny scales such as:

  • Lemon
  • Sunny
  • Goldie
  • Cheeto
  • Lightning
  • Ginger
  • Duckie
  • Star
  • Cheddar
  • Citrus
  • Butters
  • Honey
  • Marmalade
  • Comet
  • Banana
  • Summer
  • Sunflower
clownfish in coral
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Clown Fish Names 

Clownfish are one of the most iconic fish because of their clever name, but they’re also very recognizable by their flashy scales. Thanks to Disney, we have fallen in love with these charming fish all over again. Although Nemo and Marlin seem like no-brainers when it comes to selecting a name, we have listed a few others you could also consider:

  • Bozo
  • McDonald
  • Giggles
  • Krusty
  • Comic
  • Nemo
  • Grock
  • Garfield 
  • Chuckles
  • Marlin
  • Ronald
  • Pennywise
  • Flounder
  • Orange Slice
  • Jokes

Sucker Fish Names 

Anyone with a tank knows that suckerfish are valuable residents. Their compulsive need to clean the enclosure makes your job an absolute breeze when it comes time for a quick water change. It’s only right that they would also have a name that respects and honors their neat niche. See our top picks for Suckerfish names below:

  • Windex
  • Mops
  • Sucker
  • Sterile
  • Swiffer
  • The Maid 
  • Maid Marian 
  • Dusty
  • Swallows
  • Spotless
  • Sponge 
  • Pure
  • Stain 
  • Swipe
  • Swish
  • Floss
  • Polish
silver and brown fish
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Finding the Right Name for Your Fish

We know deciding on a name as vibrant and cool as your new gup should be a fun experience. We hope that our list of fish names has left you feeling so-FISH-ticated enough to make a great decision. Whether you’ve chosen a name to honor their species, Jester and Swiffer, or chose based on their scales – Cobalt or Banana, we are sure that there is something that has you hook, line, and sinker! 

If you are still searching for additional inspiration, we’ve linked a few of our other pet name posts below.

Feature Photo Credit: Shutterstock | Andrey Armyagov