175+ Creative Blue Fish Names for Your Fishy Friend

Stay out of hot water with your new fishy friend by hand-picking the perfect moniker from our list of blue fish names.

Updated December 4, 2023
Blue fish in his typical habitat

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...blue fish that is. Whether Dori's earnestness in Finding Nemo enchanted you as a kid or you've been crying over The Rainbow Fish for years, these sea fairing creatures still touch our squishy hearts. From the proud Beta you just brought home to the orphan fish that's somehow ended up in your care, these fintastic blue fish names are perfect for every under-the-sea critter. 

Make a Splash With These Color-Inspired Blue Fish Names 

Blue fish with open mouth

Looking for a descriptive name to christen your baby blue fish with? Hit the books with all the different words that mean blue. From deep ceruleans to international turns-of-phrase, these monikers come straight from the fish's mouth...or scales. 

Blue Shade Names for the Artsy Fish Parent 

Undoubtedly, your fine fish is striking enough that its picture would be at home among the greats. Get inspired by the pigments used to capture animals like your fishy friend and squeeze one out of the tube and onto your adoption certificate. 

  • Azul
  • Azure 
  • Cerulean 
  • Cobalt 
  • Cornflower 
  • Denim
  • Electric 
  • Eulb 
  • Indigo
  • Manganese 
  • Midnight 
  • Navy 
  • Periwinkle 
  • Prussian 
  • Royal 
  • Teal 
  • Ultramarine 

International Blue Names Perfect for the Open Water  

The beauty of language is that there are endless ways to say the same thing. Who needs an average blue fish name like guppy or gills when you could have a delightful phrase from across the pond? 

  • Azul (blue in Portuguese) 
  • Blau (blue in Catalan, German, and other languages)
  • Buryū (blue in Japanese)
  • Caeruleum (blue in Latin) 
  • Firuza (turquoise in Uzbek) 
  • Glas (blue in Breton and Cornish)
  • Lacivert (navy blue in Turkish) 
  • Marinbla (navy blue in Swedish) 
  • Modrá (blue in Czech)
  • Niebieski (blue in Polish)
  • Plava (blue in Croatian) 
  • Talvio (perwinkle in Finnish) 
  • Turchese (turquoise in Italian) 
  • Turkizna (turquoise in Slovenian) 
  • Urdin (blue in Basque)

Cod Bless These Blue Names Found in Nature 

Blue fish swimming

Giving your blue fish a name doesn't have to be complicated. But, if you've been wracking your head for hours, stave off the brewing frustration by looking outside. Touch some grass and find answers in the natural world around you. 

Mother Nature's Beloved Blue Plant Names

Florists may pick their flowers from the root, but we're plucking the linguistic stems of Mother Nature's beloved flora. Gift your water-dwelling friend with a beautiful name from the land it longs to see. 

  • Bluebell 
  • Bluestar 
  • Brunnera
  • Chicory 
  • Clematis 
  • Delphinium 
  • Forget-me-not 
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea 
  • Iris 
  • Larkspur 
  • Lobelia 
  • Lungwort 
  • Lupine 
  • Plumbago 
  • Vaccinium

Blue Animal Names For the Best Kind of Mixed Messages 

If you've got a clever sense of humor, then a name that sends mixed messages is a must. For you, nothing might be funnier than calling your blue fish the name of a totally different blue animal. 

  • Blue Dragon (small species of blue sea slug)
  • Blue Heron (large grayish-blue bird)
  • Blue Jay (small blue bird)
  • Bluebird (small blue bird) 
  • Bluetail Mole Skinks (lizard with a bright blue tail) 
  • Kingfisher (bird with blue and orange plumage)
  • Mazarine (species of blue butterfly)
  • Peacock (bird with deep blue body) 
  • Sinai Agama (blue lizard) 
  • Ulysses (type of blue butterfly)
  • Velella (bright blue glowing species of jellyfish)

Blue Gemstone Names That Glimmer on Their Own 

In keeping with the natural theme, an obvious other choice is looking to the gemological side of things. From incredibly rare stones to crystals you can mine yourself, these are the blue gemstones only a fish like yours could rock. 

  • Aragonite 
  • Blue Topaz 
  • Celestine 
  • Grandidierite 
  • Jeremejevite 
  • Kyanite 
  • Larimar 
  • Moonstone 
  • Sapphire 
  • Smalt 
  • Sodalite 
  • Spinel 
  • Tanzanite 
  • Turquoise 
  • Zircon 

Water-Inspired Names That'll Sound Like Home 

Water flows from the mountains to the seas and everywhere in-between. Remind your blue fish of their old home by picking out a water-inspired name for them. 

  • Aquifer 
  • Bay
  • Billabong
  • Brackish 
  • Brook
  • Creek
  • Delta
  • Estuary
  • Fjord
  • Lagoon
  • Loch
  • Moat
  • River
  • Tarn
  • Wadi
  • Whirlpool 

Names of Famous Blue Characters

Yellowband angelfish

From cartoons to movie franchises, there's no shortage of fictional blue creatures and characters to inspire your cool blue fish name.

Iconic Blue Names From Your Favorite Shows & Movies 

Walk a little on the wild side and bequeath your blue fish with a name from the franchises you love most. Why let these awesome heroes and villians' fictional arcs go to waste? 

  • Beast (X-Men
  • Dori (Finding Nemo
  • Dr. Manhattan (DC Comics)
  • Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Flik (A Bug's Life
  • Genie (Aladdin)
  • Grumpy Bear (Blue Care Bear)
  • Megamind (Megamind)
  • Merryweather (Blue fairy from Sleeping Beauty)
  • Mystique (X-Men
  • Neytiri (Avatar)
  • Nightcrawler (X-Men
  • Plavalaguna (Diva in The Fifth Element)
  • Sadness (Inside Out)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch
  • Sully (Monsters, Inc.)
  • Tardis (Dr. Who Franchise)
  • Thrawn (Grand Admiral from Star Wars)

Fan Favorite Blue Video Game Character Names 

These blue video game character names are the perfect options to turn virtual reality into real life. You can't go wrong with a childhood favorite like Sonic or a hardcore warrior like Samus Aran. 

  • Falco (Super Smash Bros.
  • Globox (Rayman)
  • Krunk (Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Lumalee (Super Mario Galaxy
  • Magikoopas (Super Mario World)
  • Mega Man (Mega Man)
  • Princess Ruto (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Rosalina (Mario)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid Fusion)
  • Selveria Bles (Valkyria Chronicles)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog franchise)
  • Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
  • The Kollector (Mortal Kombat
  • Venfithar (Neverwinter)
  • Vivi (Final Fantasy IX)

Blue Pokémon Names That'll Send You Straight to 1999

You're never short on blue-themed names so long as you've got a Pokedex to turn to. From the original Kanto region to the latest Paldea landscape, these are just some of our favorite blue Pokemon names. 

  • Articuno 
  • Azurill 
  • Blastoise 
  • Dialga 
  • Glaceon 
  • Golduck 
  • Lapras 
  • Lucario
  • Marill
  • Mudkip
  • Piplup 
  • Poliwag
  • Poliwhirl 
  • Squirtle 
  • Suicune 
  • Tentacool 
  • Vaporeon 
  • Wailmer 
  • Walrein 
  • Wishiwashi 
  • Wobbuffet 

Blue Wordplay Names Dr. Suess Would Be Jealous Of 

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Make Dr. Seuss and his "one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" jealous of the funny fish name you conjure up. Get inspired by classic baby girl names that have the letter "b," popular baby boy names that include the "oo" sound, or common phrases that include them both. 

  • Abluegail
  • Ablueham
  • Annablue
  • Arablua
  • Babloon
  • Bambluezled
  • Bloom
  • Bluce
  • Blueann
  • Blueden
  • Bluegan
  • Bluegeyman
  • Blue-hoo
  • Blueklyn
  • Bluelee
  • Bluelle
  • Bluemerang
  • Bluemond
  • Bluenjamin
  • Blueson
  • Bluethany
  • Bluetiful
  • Blue-yah
  • Bluezo
  • Bluke
  • Bug-a-blue
  • Gabluel
  • Isablua
  • Peek-a-Blue
  • Sebluestian
  • Skylar
  • Tablue

Don't Let Naming Make You Blue

Choosing the perfect name for your new fish child is a daunting task. Once you've christened them, there's no turning back. But if you've got a blue fish in tow, you're in luck. There are a plethora of blue names worthy of a pet like yours. 

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175+ Creative Blue Fish Names for Your Fishy Friend