Fun Fish Names for Pairs or Groups

Updated March 23, 2022
Two fish in a fish tank

Fun fish names for groups or pairs make talking to your pets and sharing their names a lot more entertaining. Get inspired by famous duos, real and fictional, to find the perfect name pairing for your two favorite fish.

Romantic Names for Fish Couples

If you've got a breeding pair, help set the romantic tone by giving them a killer aquatic couple name.

Mandarin fish at the moment of mating

Famous Modern Couple Names

  • Harry and Megan (British royal couple)
  • Luke and Lorelai (Gilmore Girls TV show)
  • Ezra and Aria (Pretty Little Liars TV show)
  • Toby and Kate (This is Us TV show)
  • Poussey and Soso (Orange is the New Black TV show)
  • Emmet and Lucy (The Lego Movies)
  • Hiccup and Astrid (How to Train Your Dragon franchise)
  • Starlord and Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy movies)

Names of Things That Go Together

  • X and O
  • Player One and Player Two
  • Big Spoon and Little Spoon
  • Chips and Dip
  • Bangers and Mash
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Taco and Tuesday
  • Stick and Stone

Nautical Names That Form a Phrase

  • Land and Ho
  • Aye and Captain
  • Yarr and Matey
  • High and Dry
  • Hunky and Dory
  • Land and Lubber
  • Cut and Run

Names for Fish Best Friends

When you have two fish who are inseparable buddies or BFFs, show off their friendship with a set of names made for each other. Whether you want names for goldfish besties or different types of guppies, pop culture is loaded with unique naming options.

Two goldfish in bowl with castle

Modern Pop Culture Pair Names

  • Left Twix and Right Twix (Candy commercials)
  • Taki and Cheeto (Viral challenge)
  • Netflix and Chill (Dating phrase)
  • Fake and News (Media phrase)
  • Border and Wall (Political phrase)
  • Mentos and Coke (Viral challenge)
  • IHOP and IHOB (Chain restaurant name change)

Pokemon Sun & Moon Team Up Pair Names

  • Celebi and Venasaur
  • Magikarp and Wailord
  • Pikachu and Zekrom
  • Gengar and Mimikyu
  • Eevee and Snorlax
  • Latias and Latios

Fictional Best Friend Names

  • Lincoln and Clyde (The Loud House TV show)
  • Moana and Maui (Moana movie)
  • Ralph and Vanellope (Wreck it Ralph movies)
  • Gumball and Darwin (The Amazing World of Gumball TV show)
  • Dora and Boots (Dora the Explorer franchise)
  • Buster Moon and Eddie (Sing movie)
  • Groot and Rocket (Marvel Universe)
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Aquaman and Aqualad (Comic book characters)

Names for Fish Sibling Pairs

From sets of twins to brother/sister pairs, sibling names can be just as fun and creative as any other fish duo names.

Two clown fish swimming

Names for Fish Who Look Alike

  • Knight and Night
  • Bread and Toast
  • Ice and Steam
  • Turtle and Tortoise
  • Shrimp and Prawn
  • Orange and Tangerine
  • Jam and Jelly
  • Biscuit and Cookie
  • Peach and Apricot

Celebrity Sibling Names

  • Seth and Steph (Curry brothers, NBA players)
  • Mabel and Dipper (Boy/girl twins, Gravity Falls TV show)
  • Tiki and Ronde (Barber brothers, NFL players)
  • Kate and Pippa (Middleton sisters, British royalty)
  • Jaden and Willow (Pinkett-Smith brother/sister)
  • Gigi and Bella (Hadid sisters, models)
  • Beyoncé and Solange (Knowles sisters, singers)
  • Venus and Serena (Williams sisters, tennis players)
  • Jose and Ozzie (Canseco brothers, MLB players)

Famous Fictional Sibling Names

  • Unikitty and Puppycorn (Brother/sister, The Lego Movie franchise)
  • Jojen and Meera (Brother/sister, Game of Thrones franchise)
  • Jem and Scout (Brother/sister, To Kill a Mockingbird book)
  • Katniss and Prim (Sisters, The Hunger Games franchise)
  • Wednesday and Pugsley (Adams brother/sister, The Adams Family movies)
  • Milo and Oscar (Brothers, Fish Hooks TV show)

Duo Names for Fish Who Are Different

If you have two fish who seem to be mortal enemies or simply look like complete opposites, these name pairings are perfect.

guppy fish in aquarium

Opposite Names for Pairs

  • Then and Now - For a skinny fish and a robust fish
  • Before and After - For a small fish and a large fish
  • BC and AD - For an older fish and newer fish
  • Attic and Cellar - For one top-swimmer and one bottom-feeder
  • Bitter and Sweet - For a social fish and a loner fish
  • Dusk and Dawn - For a dull fish and a bright fish
  • Junior and Senior - For a small fish and a big fish of the same species

Famous Enemy Names

  • Lanister and Stark (Game of Thrones franchise)
  • Tesla and Edison (Feuding scientists)
  • Hamilton and Burr (Feuding founding fathers)
  • Vidal and Capote (Feuding authors)
  • Voldemort and Dumbledore (Harry Potter franchise)
  • Mufasa and Scar (The Lion King movie)
  • Loki and Thor (Marvel Universe)
  • Davy Jones and Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)
  • Glinda and Elphaba (Wicked musical)

Silly Fish Pair Names

What would a fish tank be without some silly fish names swimming around? Have fun with your fishy duo and consider names that are as fun to say as they are to give.

Aquatic Names that Rhyme

  • Fishie and Squishie
  • Mate and Bait
  • Swimmer and Skimmer
  • Fin and Spin
  • Deep and Creep
  • Gilly and Krilly
  • Spawner and Gonner
  • Hook and Snook

Nautical Names that Make a Joke When Paired

  • Fish and Chips
  • Be Koi and With Me
  • Scale and Back
  • Kraken and Me-up
  • Hydro and Phobe
  • Adios and Beaches
  • Oh and Ship

Names for Groups of Fish

When you want your whole tank to fit within a name theme, look for inspiration from famous families on TV, movies, and music. You can use the group names as is or give them a fishy twist. Another option is to give the whole tank one name as a whole, then possibly name each fish after one member of that group.

Golden butterflyfish at rest on coral reef with soft coral

Fun Names for Fishy Trios

  • Red, Yellow, and Blue (Primary colors)
  • Browny, Whitey, and Blacky (Original names of The Three Little Pigs)
  • Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria (Christopher Columbus' ships)
  • Id, Ego, and Superego (Psychology terms)
  • Breath of God, Word of God, and Path of God (Three tests in Indiana Jones to find the holy grail)
  • B, L, and T (Like the sandwich)
  • Rock, Paper, and Scissors (Game)

Famous Family Group Names

  • The Kardashifins (Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, and Rob/Robert Kardashian)
  • The Briney Bunch (Mike, Carol, Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg, Peter, and Bobby Brady)
  • The Seasleys (Arthur, Molly, Bill, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley)
  • The Swimpsons (Abraham, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson)
  • House Lannistarboard (Tywin, Cersei, Jamie, Tyrion, Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen Lannister)

Famous Musical Group Names

  • The Portridge Family (The Partridge Family)
  • The Sea Gees (The Bee Gees)
  • The Beach Buoys (The Beach Boys)
  • Kings of Leocean (Kings of Leon)
  • The Jackson Dive (The Jackson Five)

Two Times the Naming Fun

Naming pet fish can be tons of fun because there are so many creative options. When you name tank mates together, you get the chance to really flex your inventive muscles and make a statement about your personality and each fish's personality.

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