101 Goldfish Names | Great Pet Goldfish Names 2022 (Updated)

Undoubtedly, Goldfish are by far the most popular species of pet fish that are kept in our homes today. Our 101 goldfish names list will help you name your pet fish.

People keep them in bowls ( which we don’t recommend), besides our beds, aquariums in the living room, massive ponds, and pools in our garden. They are part of our families and are treated as such, including giving them fabulous names.

If you’re looking for a creative and fabulous name for your Goldfish, but are struggling for ideas, then we are here to help. Here before you is a list of 101 (plus) fantastic Goldfish names for you to use or take inspiration from.

Goldfish Names By Color

With Goldfish coming in such a great variety of colors and patterns it makes for a plethora of fantastic names related to their looks. Here are just a few that we think are fantastic, fun, and unique.

Gold – Pumpkin, Marigold, Naranja, Nugget, Jaffa, Clementine, Oro, and Ginger

Black – Licorice, Midnight, Shadow, Noir, Darkness, Nightshade, Ebony, and Blackie

Yellow – Buttercup, Lemon, Sunny, Daffy, Jaune, Summer, Sunshine, and Nana

Red – Poppy, Scarlet, Flame, Valentine, Cherry, Scorch, Rouge, and Blush

White – Diamond, Cloud, Vanilla, Sugar, Blanco, Snowy, Ivory, and Ghost

Silver – Bullet, Smokey, Earl Grey, Moonlight, Sparkler, Shiner, Phantom, and Nickel

Multicolored – Brindle, Kaleido, Speckles, Candy, Rainbow, Spot, Splodge, and Spectrum 

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Naming your fish is part of the fun of owning one

Goldfish Names By Type

As well as coming in many colors, Goldfish also come in a variety of types, all of which make for some amazing names that you may want to use.

Leo (Lionhead)

Shubby (Shubunkin)

Comet (Sarasa Comet)

Oran (Oranda)

Sarasa (Sarasa Comet)

Celeste (Celestial)

Ryu (Ryukin)

Moory (Black Moor)

Tel (Telescope)

Fanny (Fantail)

girl looking into a pond
Naming all the fish in a pond might be difficult

Multiple Goldfish Names 

If you’ve chosen to give your Goldfish a pal, or even multiple pals, you will need more than one name for them. Below is a variety of names for a variety of different numbers of Goldfish you may keep. 

Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen (Santa’s Reindeer)

Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe (Friends)

Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte (Sex And The City)

Nemo and Dory (Finding Nemo)

Fish and Chips

Butch and Cassidy (And The Sundance Kid)

Turner and Hooch

Fred and Wilma (The Flintstones)

Scooby and Shaggy (Scooby Doo)

The Lion, The Witch, and The Goldfish

Oompa and Loompa (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)

Fred and Ginger (Astaire And Rogers)

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One of the most famous pair of fish names. Nemo and Dory

Goldfish Names By Personality And Traits

You’ll need to give it a day or two, or even a week, to use a name for your Goldfish that reflects their personality. However, below are some suggestions that you could use for fast, slow, happy, grumpy, lazy, and other personality traits.





Mr. Greedy







People say goldfish are not very clever, so naming them Einstein seems funny!

Goldfish, Fish, And Water-Related Names

This section is a bit of a hotchpotch made up of all sorts of different suggestions. There’s famous fish, puns, Latin names, and all things water-related.





Cleo (Pinocchio)


Blinky (The Simpsons)


Wanda (A Fish Called Wanda)

McFish (McDonalds)

Cypri (Cyprinidae)

Asia (Goldfish are Native To)

Other Goldfish Name Themes

If you still haven’t found a name to suit your Goldfish, you may also want to consider these other themes. We’ve also given you a few name suggestions, just to get you started!

  • Pop Stars – Beyonce, Britney, MJ, Shakira, Lady Gaga
  • Puns – Sharkira, James Pond, Gillfriend, Fortuna Teller
  • Car Manufacturers – Mercedes, Lotus, Porsche, Lamborghini
  • Flowers – Rose, Petunia, Lily, Orchid, Daisy
  • Film Characters – Maverick, Annabelle, Danny Ocean, Carrie
  • Historical Figures – Cleopatra, Lincoln, Nefertiti, Genghis
  • Famous Fish – Jaws, Willy, Moby Dick, Marlin
  • Gemstones – Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Topaz
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A Few Final Words

It’s always worth remembering that the names you pick for your Goldfish can be long, short, silly, clever, in fact, anything that you want. After all, it’s not like you will need to call them out in the park, and perhaps feel embarrassed, like you would with a dog.

Goldfish names, to the contrary, are usually used infrequently, and generally only around those you know well.

For this reason, and for any other that you can think of, you should have fun when naming your Goldfish. Be flamboyant, be creative, and most importantly of all, pick names that you love.

Did you know? The oldest goldfish was called george and died at the age of 44. Read all about George here!

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