78 Clever Fish Pun Names That Are Finspirational

Updated March 23, 2022
girl looking at fish in aquarium

Whether you're just starting out with your aquarium, or you are looking to add some new fish to your existing tank, coming up with a great name for your new pet is key. Consider the following pun names for your new friend with fins.

Fun Pun Names for Any Type of Fish

aquarium with two tropical fish

These names can be used for any type of fish, so no matter what color, gender, or species your new addition is, one of these might fit. Not all funny pet fish names have to be outright funny -- sometimes a subtle pun is the right option. If you are looking for names for a pair or group of fish, you may want to choose from several of the options that are gender-specific.

  • Fin-Yang (Yin-Yang)
  • Lake Bloomer (Late Bloomer)
  • Swim Sum (Dim Sum)
  • Lochy Star (Lucky Star)
  • Fryday (Friday)
  • Symfiny (Symphony)
  • Fishtachio (Pistachio)
  • Fish in Mocean (Fish in Motion)
  • Seannamon (Cinnamon)

Female Fish Names

These fish names provide a fun take on some popular names and words.

  • Fincess (Princess)
  • Little Gill (Little Girl)
  • Reel Beauty (Real Beauty)
  • Abikrill (Abigail)
  • Shoal Sister (Soul Sister)
  • Scaley (Hailey)
  • Fishtyque (Mystique)
  • Little Fish Sunshine (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Pattsea (Patsy)
  • Roshell (Rochelle)
  • Katherfine (Katherine)
  • Finessa (Vanessa)

Male Fish Names

If you have a male fish and are looking for a unique name, consider these pun choices.

  • Gillbert (Gilbert)
  • Krilliam (William)
  • Bobbert (Robert)
  • Pretty Buoy (Pretty Boy)
  • Mr. Ofishal (Mr. Official)
  • Ramsea (Ramsey)
  • Tankie (Frankie)
  • Marschool (Marshall)

Famous People and Character Pun Names

goldfish in an aquarium

Be a little different and choose a famous name -- but done as a pun -- to name your new fish.

  • Finnie Mouse (Minnie Mouse)
  • Shoalatte Bronte (Charlotte Bronte)
  • Kingfin (Kingpin)
  • The Fin Man (The Tin Man, from Wizard of Oz)
  • Noah Shark (Noah's Ark)
  • Tank Sinatra (Frank Sinatra)
  • Rin Fin Fin (Rin Tin Tin)
  • Dakota Finning (Dakota Fanning)
  • Oprah Finfrey (Oprah Winfrey)
  • Elfish Presley (Elvis Presley)
  • Fingelina Jolie (Angelina Jolie)
  • Norman Baits (Normal Bates)
  • Finz Kafka (Franz Kafka)
  • Goldilochs (Goldilocks)
  • Crystal Scale (Crystal Gail)
  • LL School J (LL Cool J)
  • Dr. Sushi (Dr. Suess)

You could also use puns to name pairs or groups, such as:

  • Aboat and Coastello (Abbot and Costello)
  • Fintastic Four (Fantastic Four)

Pun Names for Specific Fish Breeds

These names take their cue from some common pet fish types. If you're considering one of these kinds of fish, whether it's a goldfish, betta, or other type, you may want to try out one of these pun names for size.

  • Guppy Dog (Puppy Dog, for a Guppy)
  • Hush Guppy (Hush Puppy, for a Guppy)
  • Goby-Wan Kenobi (Obi-Wan Kenobi, for a Goby)
  • Oscar Ego (Alter Ego, for an Oscar Fish)
  • Scarlet O-Tetra (Scarlett O'Hara, for a Tetra)
  • Celine Neon (Celine Dion, for a Neon Tetra)
  • Neonardo di Caprio (Leonardo di Caprio, for a Neon Tetra)
  • Mohammad Molly (Mohammad Ali, for a Molly)
  • Molly Parton (Dolly Parton, for a Molly)
  • Libra Danio (For a Zebra Danio)
  • Platy Holmes (Katie Holmes, for a Platy)
  • Leading Platy (Leading Lady, for a Platy)
  • Platy Cakes (Baby Cakes, for a for a Platy)
  • Baby Moll (Baby Doll, for a Molly)
  • Cherry Tyler Moore (Mary Tyler Moore, for a Cherry Barb)
  • Chuck Cherry (Chuck Berry, for a Cherry Barb)
  • Pearly Sue (Curly Sue, for a Pearl Gouranami)
  • Pearl Friday (Girl Friday, for a Pearl Gouranami)
  • Hidiscus (Hibiscus, for a Discus)
  • Killifish Ripa (Kelly Ripa, for a Killifish)
  • Betta Garbo (Greta Garbo, for a Betta fish)
  • Rebetta (Rebecca, for a Betta fish)
  • Cleobetta (Cleopatra, for a Betta fish)
  • Betta by Design (Better by Design, for a Betta fish)
  • Betta Man (Better Man, for a Betta fish)
  • Cory Cat Kluber (Corey Kluber, for a Corydoras Catfish)
  • Charles the Gold (Charles the Bold, for a Goldfish)
  • Gold King Kole (Old King Cole, for a Goldfish)
  • Arngold Schwarzenegger (Arnold Schwarzenegger for a Goldfish)
  • Amazing Tiger-Man (Amazing Spider-Man, for a TigerPleco)
  • Raygan (Reagan)

Fun and Unique Names

Your pet fish deserve a cool name, so why not consider one done as a pun? You can also try to come up with your own and get creative -- think of common words related to fish, like "fin," or "school" and try to work them into other names, words or phrases so they come out as a pun name.

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