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100+ Funny Fish Names: Ideas for Comical & Silly Fish

Nicole Cosgrove

Fish come in a beautiful array of colors and are often referred to as a simple starter pet. There are so many species of fish that we can choose from when we’re scouring the pet store for our new best friend. From clownfish to bettas, all the way to goldfish and guppies, there is a great selection catering to all types of owners. Once you get your little swimmer home and settled – there’s only one thing left to do – figure out what to call them!

Now, when it comes to naming our fishies, we could choose something simple and to the point, but where’s the fun in that. With so many hilarious and witty names out there, we have decided to dedicate an entire list to the ones that make us giggle. Whether your fishy is serious, silly, or downright rambunctious – we have the perfect funny name for you!

Funny Female Fish Names

  • Rainbow 
  • Gill-friend
  • Hydra
  • Tetra
  • Bubbles 
  • Clam
  • Tuna 
  • Goldeen
  • Guppy
  • Seal
  • Sashimi
  • Nugget
  • Puss
  • Ursula
  • Nessie
  • Bubbly
  • Minnow
  • Ariel
  • Diver
  • Fina
  • Dory
  • Splash
  • Swedish
  • Urchin
  • Squish

Funny Male Fish Names

  • Trout
  • Jack 
  • Wave
  • Lochness
  • Shrimp
  • Einstein
  • Algae
  • Barnacle
  • Chum
  • Reef
  • Bait
  • Atlantic
  • Kermit
  • Tartar
  • Phish
  • Zag
  • Stew
  • Poisson
  • Magikarp
  • Sushi
  • Crabs
  • Wasabi
  • Poseidon
  • Splish
  • Ceviche
  • Slimeface
  • Captain
  • Squidward
  • Tsunami
  • Tin-Fin
  • Seaweed
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Clever Fish Names 

Sometimes we find the funniest of things when we look outside of the box. Here is a collection of punny and clever names for your tank trekker. 

  • Gill-ty
  • Nemo-Sis
  • Gill-eton
  • Carp-E-Diem
  • Hali-butt
  • Fin-tastic
  • Gill-bert
  • Sole-Mate
  • Bass-ic 
  • So-fish-ticated

Pun Fish Names 

There really isn’t anything better than a great play on words, and naming your fish something clever shouldn’t be any different. We have searched and gathered the absolute best punny fish names there are. Have fun going through these without wanting to choose more than one!

  • Sharkira
  • Katniss Everfin
  • Gill Clinton
  • Swim Shady 
  • Anchovy Hopfins
  • Tank Sinatra
  • Ti-Fin-Ney Haddock
  • Tuna Turner 
  • Guppy Goldberg
  • Melissa McCarpy
  • James Pond
  • Lebron Waves
  • Gill Smith
  • Bepondce
  • Cod Stewart
  • Goldie Hawn 
  • Johnny Depth
  • Salmon & Gillfunkel
  • Reef Witherspoon
  • Fish Pratt
  • Marlin Brando
  • Fin Diesel
  • Bruce Gillis
  • Gillie Eilish
  • Leo DeCarpio
  • Aqua-Fin-A
  • Matthew McCodughhey
  • Marlin Monroe
  • Betta Middler
  • Fishtian Bale
  • Mackeralmore
  • Nat King Cod
  • Betta White
  • Fish Hemsworth
  • Halibut Berry
  • Meryl Stream
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Finding the Right Funny Name for Your Fish

We understand how fun and exciting it is getting a new pet – and a fish is no exception! Selecting a name can be tough, but we know there is no list Betta than ours when it comes to great and hilarious suggestions. Whether you are set on Einstein, Gill-bert, Swim Shady, or something completely different, we hope that we have, at the very least, convinced you that a witty name is the way to go!

However, if your search for the perfect name continues, please check out one of our other fish name lists linked below: 

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Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.