Here’s our selection of female pet fish names…
Meaning: The first letter of the Greek alphabet
Meaning: Messenger of God
Fish Fact: Angelfish are freshwater fish originating from the Amazon River basin in South America.
Trivia: The name of “The Little Mermaid” in Disney’s adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story.
Meaning: Derived from “Bahamas” – a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean
Meaning: A group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean
Meaning: Second letter in the Greek Alphabet
Fish Fact: Betta splendens, better know as Siamese fighting fish, are one of the most popular species of aquarium fish. Two males should never be kept in the same tank, unless it is a very large tank or the tank has a divider.
Meaning: A body of air or gas formed within a liquid
Meaning: The skeleton created by certain marine polyps
Trivia: Dory is the fish with “short-term memory loss” in Disney’s “Finding Nemo”.
Meaning: Organs attached to the bodies of fish used for propulsion, steering or balancing
TV Notable: A 1960s television series featuring a dolphin named “Flipper”.
Fish Fact: Flounders are flatfish that live in ocean waters. They have both eyes situated on one side of their head.
Meaning: To circulate or move along in a stream
Tip: This is one of the most popular goldfish names. It’s not original, but it’s definitely fitting!
Meaning: In Greek mythology, Hydra was a water serpent with nine heads, each of which, if cut off, would grow back as two.
Tip: This name is inspired by colorful, shiny fish scales – a perfect pet fish name for your exotic fish.
Meaning: Cold-water seaweed
Meaning: Little undulations or waves on the surface of water
Meaning: Acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
Tip: Like “Jewel”, this name is inspired by the beautiful iridescence of fish scales.
Trivia: The name of the movie starring Darryl Hanna as the beautiful mermaid who comes ashore.
Trivia: “Splish splash, I was tanking a bath…” are lyrics from a popular Bobby Darin song.
Meaning: An elf or fairy (when inhabiting water, called a water sprite)
Meaning: Food made of rice and vinegar and often topped with raw seafood. This is one of our favorite female pet fish names!
Fish Fact: A species of small, freshwater South American fish. Many, such as the neon tetra, are brightly colored and make popular aquarium fish.
Movie Notable: Wanda is the beautiful Angelfish in the film “A Fish Called Wanda”.