150+ Amazing Goldfish Names for You to Steal

Today is a very special day.

I want to congratulate you on getting a new finned friend!

You have now entered the “honeymoon stage” of your goldfish relationship and are probably spending quite a few minutes gazing in adoration at your new pet.

What beautiful fins! What exquisite scales! And just look at that sweet little face!

But there is a question weighing on your mind.

5 100% from 76 ratings
Rating 5 100%

A very disturbing question:

“What do I name my goldfish?”

Ah, there’s a lot in a name!

You know once you start calling your fish something, it’s bound to stick – so it better be good!

A frantic internet search has landed you on this page…

And you won’t be disappointed πŸ˜‰

Because I’m going to provide you with exactly what you are looking for – the GOLD MINE of goldfish names for your use, a priceless list acquired from countless years of experience and bribing an old Asian man with a bag of Jelly beans.

You’ll find everything from funny to cleaver – to downright amazing. Whether you’re looking for either one (or something in between) you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for.

So let the names begin!

Most Popular Names for Goldfish

  • Bubbles – A good one-size-fits-all
  • Comet – Quite fitting for the slim-bodied types
  • Flash – Hopefully not due to ammonia poisoning
  • Fish – You would be surprised how many people choose this one
  • Fin Fin, Finny – Or try getting creative with “Finwick” or “Finderella”
  • Goldie – This one takes the cake for the most popular goldfish name, sometimes alternately spelled Goldy
  • Jaws – I have yet to see a goldfish truly live up to this one
  • Nemo – It means “The Man” in Oromo (go figure)
  • Splash – For the hyperactive goldfish in your life
  • Swimmy – Commonly chosen by children under the age of 5
  • Sushi – Upvoted by the family cat

Goldfish Names by Color

color-glasses

Naming your fish by color is a fun way to come up with the perfect fit.

One thing to keep in mind:

Your goldfish may change colors later on in its life, due to genetics, lighting or other factors.

Orange, red and yellow are the least likely to change. Black… that’s another story.

Black Fish Name Ideas

  • Batman
  • Bandit
  • Blackie
  • Coal
  • Ebony
  • Eclipse
  • Inky
  • Jet
  • Licorice
  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Shade
  • Shadow

bubbleeyegoldfish

Orange Fish Name Ideas

  • Amber
  • Cheeto
  • Clementine
  • Copper
  • Cutie
  • Dorthy (Elmo’s goldfish)
  • Ember
  • Goldie
  • Peaches
  • Penny
  • Pumpkin
  • Sherbert
  • Rusty
  • Sunset
  • Tangerine
veiltailgoldfish

Yellow Fish Name Ideas

  • Brandy
  • Buttercup
  • Citrus
  • Dandelion
  • Flax
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Lightning
  • Nugget
  • Pyrite
  • Sandy
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Sunflower
tosakingoldfish

Red Fish Name Ideas

5 100% from 76 ratings
Rating 5 100%
  • Apple
  • Autumn
  • Cinnamon
  • Cherry
  • Crimson
  • Flame
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Russet
  • Salmon
  • Scarlet
  • Sparky
  • Valentine
fantailgoldfish

White Fish Name Ideas

  • Alabaster
  • Angel
  • Aspen
  • Birch
  • Bones
  • Diamond
  • Cloud
  • Crystal
  • Ghost
  • Luna
  • Popcorn
  • Snowy
  • Snowflake
  • Starlight
  • Vanilla
phoenixgoldfish

Silver Fish Name Ideas

  • Ash
  • Bullet
  • Chrome
  • Dove
  • Dusty
  • Earl Gray
  • Gunpowder
  • Hurricane
  • Nickel
  • Mushroom
  • Pebbles
  • Platinum
  • Smokey
  • Steel
  • Sterling
  • Stormy
  • Tornado
pompomgoldfish

Brown Fish Name Ideas

  • Acorn
  • Amber
  • Chestnut
  • Chip
  • Clove
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Hazel
  • Hershy
  • Hickory
  • Kitkat
  • Nutmeg
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Truffles
  • Twix
  • Walnut
  • Woody
breeding-tubercles

Variegated Patterns or Markings Name Ideas

  • Brindle
  • Camo
  • Callie (short for calico)
  • Checkers
  • Dapples
  • Dice
  • Domino
  • Dotty
  • Flake
  • Freckles
  • Kaleido
  • Marble
  • Motley
  • Oreo
  • Patches
  • Snickers
  • Speckles
  • Spot
  • Sundae

Goldfish Names by Personality

frogheadgoldfish

It’s a fact that no two goldfish are the same – they all have their own interesting character.

So rather than just looking “skin deep” when choosing a name, what about going with something more personal?

Take a look at these creative selections:

  • Barnacle
  • Bingo
  • Bliss
  • Brute
  • Einstein
  • Fang
  • Goofy
  • Kisses
  • Lovie
  • Lucky
  • Mischief
  • Nibbles
  • Peppy
  • Pokey
  • Precious
  • Princess
  • Scholar
  • Smoochie
  • Spaz
  • Speedy
  • Sugar
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetie
  • Viper
  • Zany
  • Zippy

Think You’re Finished? You’ve Only Just Begun!

Picking out a name for your fish is just the beginning of your goldfish journey (as I’m sure you’re finding out!).

It’s all so new and exciting…

But there’s something you should be aware of before you go.

Goldfish keeping is harder than it looks. You will want to make sure your finned friend lives a full, happy life by understanding what it takes to be successful.

It’s all in my book, The Truth About Goldfish.

You can be sure you’re off to the best start with all of the answers at your fingertips.

Check it out!

5 100% from 76 ratings
Rating 5 100%

Final Tips

Names identify your fish. They serve to separate one fish from the next fish, often times goldfish that look very similar.

They also stick. Too often, someone has not taken the time to come up with the right name and end up with something unoriginal and ill-fitting, but because they have called their fish by that name so many times, they can’t change it! It becomes stuck in their brain, or in the brains of their family members. So remember, when naming your goldfish, you pretty much have one opportunity to come up with the perfect name. And goldfish can live over 40 years, so they might be stuck with it for a long time!

Suggestion#1: Ask for Advice

Getting a second opinion can be helpful when trying to name your goldfish. Ask your friends or family what name they think you should call your goldfish. If you are at a loss, don’t be too proud to ask others to help. It’s easy to get stumped, and two heads are better than one! Not only might you be able to benefit from their input, but you can also make them feel like their opinion is valued.

Suggestion #2: Go on a Name Hunt

Searching the web has often been a valuable tool in finding names for goldfish. You can search by gender (boys’ names verses girls’ names), by meaning, (color, animal, vegetable, mineral, etc.) by country (Irish names, English names, Spanish names…) and by many other categories.

I have found it useful to keep a “Baby Name Book” lying around to flip through when it comes to naming pets. They often have definitions beside the names, offer pronunciation guides and similar variations on a name you might like.

Suggestion #3: Name Your Goldfish After Someone

The name of a favorite book character, movie star, former president or king, author or someone else you like or admire might make a nice name for a goldfish.

Suggestion #4: Naming After its Physical Characteristics

Is your goldfish the color of a beautiful sunrise? A name like “Dawn” or “Rosy” might apply. Think of things that look similar to your fish and try to find synonyms to them. Special patterns and coloring can often bring to mind the perfect name. Does your fish swim a little different than the others? Maybe his fin is a funny shape? The physical characteristics of your fish are often very helpful when trying to come up with a name.

What’s YOUR Goldfish’s Name?

By now you should have some good ideas for what to call your fish.

I hope you’ve enjoyed them πŸ™‚

Now:

I’m handing it off to you.

What did you decide to name your goldfish (or goldfishes)?

Or do you have a few favorites you can’t decide between?

Let the world know what you think when you drop your comment in the box below!

5 100% from 76 ratings
Rating 5 100%
2018-06-26T02:53:20+00:00

177 Comments

  1. Jacob December 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I have on red fish called chips AKA jaws (because it’s extremely greedy) and an orange one called gravy. Both are named in memory of my first fish (called fish)

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 6, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

      Awesome names, Jacob! Chips AKA Jaws and Gravy sound like super fun names πŸ™‚

  2. Catherine December 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I have an Inspector Peepers and a Detective I.C. Moore πŸ™‚

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 15, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Great names! Love the detective theme!

  3. Sekar Ayu December 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    i have a baby calico butterfly named Captain Dotty (beacuse she/he have color dotspattern) and a baby black moor butterfly named Black Pepper (beacuse her/his color is black )

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 28, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Those are some great names, Sekar! Butterflies are awesome!

  4. Kelley March 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I have 3 goldfish. Two are orange guys and one she is all white with orange patches. Their names are Princess, Frank, and Bubbles. I didn’t have a name for my 3rd guy but I got his new name from the list! So helpful!! πŸ‘πŸ»

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish March 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      Great to hear, Kelley! Those are a great collection of names.

  5. Hannah March 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    I named my goldfish Viola and Cesario xD
    I’m such a nerd lol

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish March 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      Creative names, Hannah!

  6. Tiffany March 27, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Our fantail is named Huriko, from Japanese mythology.

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish March 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Very unique!

    • Tiffany March 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      I misspelled that. It’s Hiruko not huriko πŸ™‚

  7. Jacob April 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I have an Oranda with a red patch on its head. I was going to call it Testarossa (which is Italian for “red head”) but I called it Curiosity as in the Curiosity Rover on Mars. This is because I had a Telescope Oranda called Hubble and decided to keep the space theme running.

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      I’ve never thought of using a space theme! Cool ideas.

  8. Shera April 25, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    My Orandas names are Goldie, rosie, pearl and splash. I just got splash. I love my fish. I have 5 tanks 2-60 gallons, 2-55 gallons and a 20 gallon which was my first. I enjoy coming home after a long day of work, watching them.

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 30, 2017 at 12:58 am - Reply

      Good for you! Those are super cute names πŸ˜€

  9. El April 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    i have 3 goldfish one is black and orange,orange,white and orange.i need to more names for two goldfish i named the black and orange fin

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 30, 2017 at 1:00 am - Reply

      Sherbert might be good for the orange and white one πŸ™‚

  10. AsDe Lovee April 30, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Peaches is the name I picked

  11. Rebecca May 21, 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I have four fantails called eenie meenie minnie and mo πŸ˜‚πŸŸ

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish May 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Very creative and cute names, Rebecca! Fantails are awesome <3

  12. Ella Sills May 25, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    i have a comet named Dakoi because they look like a mini koi carp and a black moor named Coal.

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish May 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Very fitting names, Ella! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Christian Dunne June 7, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I win two Goldfish. They’re both orange. One it’s called Archy because he has a black tipped arch fin and the other is carried Willow because she has a light yellow/green streak in her tail!

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

      Those are some fitting names for those fish, Christian. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Hannah June 11, 2017 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I just got a fish today and named it Sushi!!

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Adorable name, Hannah!

  15. Goldfish Fantasy June 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    My fantail goldfish is named Seabear. Heres a video of him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3vtdGE07k

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm - Reply

      Seabear looks like quite the perky fish! Unique name too. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Millie June 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    My goldfish are all named after flavors of crisps; Salt, Vinegar, Cheese, Onion, Pawn, Cocktail, Smokey, Bacon & Pickle (as in pickled onion) πŸ™‚

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 24, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Love the flavor theme! Making me hungry…

  17. Carly July 25, 2017 at 2:04 am - Reply

    I’m considering getting a comet goldfish, and I’m thinking of naming him/her Crimson or Waffles.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish July 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Either one sounds great πŸ˜€ But I like Crimson if the fish is red and Waffles if it is more golden.

  18. Jo crazy fish lady July 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I have Pepsi and Max (although I sometimes call Pepsi, Peppy, Pep. Max gets called Maxi a lot too

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish July 30, 2017 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Nicknames are always so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Olivia July 31, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I have a butterfly telescope called batman and recently got a new orange and white butterfly telescope and was stuck for names.I asked my brother(who is obsessed with comics)and he said the joker….I didn’t really like that name but my brother says it all the time so it’s stuck! Oh well.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Haha that happens sometimes. Butterfly telescopes are the bomb.

  20. lucas August 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I named mine hook as he has one eye and a dodgy fin πŸ˜‚

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Lol that’s great!

  21. Frankie August 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I’ve decided to name my fish nibbles because although he eats a lot he savers it an takes a nibble from the flakes I feed him

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      Adorable! <3

  22. April Pilchard August 4, 2017 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I have a comet goldfish who is a silvery white with patches of Orange. Her face is white with a thin Orange “lipstick” like marking around her mouth. She zips back and forth in front of the tank Every time I’m in front of it and she seems to really adore me. I named her Pi. Either short for the word piebald which is her facial markings or the mathematical equation.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      I really like that name, April! She’s probably a smart fish too πŸ™‚

  23. Chloe August 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I called my fish ben because my mum said that if I don’t look after it she will flush it down the toilet but my brothers name is ben so she can’t do anything!

    Rating: 4.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Well that’s a strategy I’ve never heard before to keep a goldfish alive! Very smart πŸ˜€

  24. Riley August 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I am pretty set on the name Scuttle for my goldfish (name from the seagull in The Little Mermaid).

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      Very cute, goldfish kind of do that when they swim.

  25. Paige September 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I won a fish but it died so I’m getting two new ones tonight but I don’t know what to name them.

    Rating: 4
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish September 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      Hope you can find one you like on our list for them! πŸ™‚

  26. ya boi September 11, 2017 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Won two comet fish at a festival today, they look very similar and I’m thinking of calling them Fred and George from Harry Potter<3

    Rating: 4.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish September 25, 2017 at 1:37 am - Reply

      Memorable names! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

  27. Lori September 17, 2017 at 1:56 am - Reply

    I had pumpkin (aka bubbles because it nlows bubbles all the time) and peaches but peaches died and I got another and named it patches.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish September 24, 2017 at 11:31 pm - Reply

      Sorry to hear about peaches πŸ™ But patches is a cute name too!

  28. Queenielia September 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I really liked bandit and peaches for my two fish

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish September 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      Very nice names, Queenielia! πŸ˜€

  29. Brigette September 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Daughter won 2 common goldfish: Ricky=solid orange, Lucy=white with orange bun and orange lipstick. They are quite a pair. Now I have goldfish…

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      Those are creative names! Very adorable, thanks for sharing!

  30. Alberta October 3, 2017 at 5:21 am - Reply

    today me and my brother got a fish each. mine is a comet so i am going to call it comet i was surprised to see the name comet was 2nd on the list. my brother called his bruce i am not sure why i think it was the first name that came to his head. love this website vey helpful:):)

    Rating: 5
    • Alberta October 3, 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

      i just changed my fish’s name to butter chicken

      Rating: 5
      • Pure Goldfish
        Pure Goldfish October 22, 2017 at 11:29 pm - Reply

        That’s quite a change in names! I assume you like butter chicken? πŸ˜‰

  31. Missi October 4, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    I have 6 goldfish (2 going to a pond soon). Their names are: Venus, Norman, Spartacus, Prince, Luna and Dotty. (Oranda, Ranchu, common, fantail, and 2 ryukins.)

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 22, 2017 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your collection of names, Missi!

  32. Ella October 19, 2017 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I have a goldfish named fair (we got him from the fair) but we secretly call him jaws because he ate at least three fish he is a comet goldfish but we still love him 🐟

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      Wow, Fair/Jaws sounds like quite the personality! Thanks for sharing Ella!

  33. Hayley October 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I have a yellow and white pearlscale named Sol and just got a solid white Ranchu named Luna

    Rating: 4
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 22, 2017 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      Really like that combo, Hayley! I’ve never thought of using an “outer space” theme for names!

  34. Aaron Edwards October 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I named my calico fantail Beta, my koi Omega, my black moor Alpha, and my goldfish Gamma. Are they good names?

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm - Reply

      Since you asked my opinion… super names, Aaron πŸ˜€ I’ve never heard anyone use them before but that makes them all the more unique!

  35. Melody October 23, 2017 at 3:43 am - Reply

    I am getting a fancy goldfish for my birthday and I am thinking of naming her/him Ari (air-e) Clide or Cheeto. Ari is my favorite tbh.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Ari is my favorite of those three too πŸ™‚

  36. Empoleon November 3, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Tomorrow I might be getting a calico fantail a comet and a red cap (these r my thoughts of names) redcap Toki, comet Asteroid, and calico Taikou (Tiy-Koo)

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish November 4, 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

      Fun sounding names, Empoleon! Asteroid is a fitting name for a comet! πŸ™‚

  37. Valencia November 7, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    My telescope goldfish are named Jaws (white and gray) Cheeto (Orange), And Barnacle (Pure white)

    Rating: 4.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish November 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      Barnacle is a super fun name, Valencia! Good job naming all your fish!

  38. Eden November 14, 2017 at 4:30 am - Reply

    I have a Black Moor so I decided to name him Bear (as in Black bear because of his colour)

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm - Reply

      That’s a creative name!

  39. Cam November 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Pure Goldfish,
    I just purchased a bug eyed black goldfish, and he is ADORABLE πŸ™‚ I’m just wondering what to name him. I want something creative and subtle. Any ideas?

    Rating: 3
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Sorry for the delayed reply, been on break! If you haven’t named him yet, you could name him Bugsy!

  40. Cam November 25, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I meant to put 5 stars, sorry πŸ™‚

    Rating: 5
  41. Misty Stanford November 25, 2017 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    I have 2 comet goldfish that I just got. One is solid orange the other is white with a few orange spots. Named them Sunshine and Freckles!

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Aww I love those names <3

  42. Rebecka December 9, 2017 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    I got 2 fintails and named them japanese names, Nao (honest) and Tomi (welthy;Red) Nao is gold/white and Tomi is red.
    And i recently bought 2 more fintails and 1 black telescope. I wanted androgynous names so the telescope got the name Billy, one of the fintail are calico with shimmering scales called Jade. The other one looks very similar to Nao but much smaller so it got the name Dot.
    Now I just looking for names for my Plecos, one yellow and one black, and I’m thinking of Chinese dragon names like Jinlong (gold+dragon) and Heifu (dark+belly)
    I like Asian names, they always have such good meanings. Even my hamsters have Japanese names (Aki and Kio/kioshi) πŸ˜…

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      I really like those more exotic names, Becka! Thanks for sharing!

  43. Alexandra Wyatt December 13, 2017 at 4:34 am - Reply

    I have a black moor goldfish and since they have big eyes I called him bubbles plus he loves to play with bubbles

    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      Very cute, Alexandra! I like that name.

  44. Evan December 23, 2017 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I have pleco/bottom feeder I named him tank

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      He must be strong!

  45. Ayla December 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I named my fish ZOOM after the character in Flash

    Rating: 4
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Cute name Ayla!

    • Emeralda January 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      That is zo cool

      Rating: 5
  46. Amy December 30, 2017 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I like Hazel, and my husband came up with Finnegan, so my new goldfish will have a first and last name Hazel Finnegan.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish December 31, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

      That’s a great name, Amy! Thanks for sharing.

    • Emeralda January 14, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

      Cute name

      Rating: 5
  47. Tracy January 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Wow, I love this website, you are so encouraging!! I have 2 fish that are named Vito (after a family friend) and Charlie (I dont know why but he just looks like a Charlie). I just got a new fantail, he is deep orange with a beautiful tail that is tipped in white. I cant decide on a name for him. Its between Zazzles, Fancy, Lucy, Clemmie (we are Clemson Tiger fans) and I even considered Tipper because of the tail. What is your opinion.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 6, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind words, Tracy! Clemmie is my favorite πŸ™‚

  48. Emeralda January 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I have a cute goldfish with a puffy head but I don’t know any good yet special names.I want to name her something with pizazz but with elegance and beauty.Her color is orange and white.do you think you could advise me.I named her Amber but that didn’t suit her.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 9, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      Penelope would be cute πŸ™‚

      • Emeralda January 10, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

        Thanks

        Rating: 5
  49. Emeralda January 9, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Also I just loved this website some of the names were beautiful,my favorites were Pure Goldfish And eclipse.

    Rating: 5
  50. Emeralda January 9, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much Penelope bubbles is perfect for her but which do you think is best ,Penelope bubbles or Amber bubbles?Have any other great πŸ‘πŸΎ names .Also I have a giant Oscar but I cannot name her,and I am so so sorry 😐 for the trouble with the names

    Rating: 4.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 22, 2018 at 1:03 am - Reply

      I like Penelope bubbles <3 For the Oscar, you could name him Gordon. Don't know why that came to mind. πŸ™‚

  51. Emeralda January 10, 2018 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Say I got another orange fish what should I name her

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 22, 2018 at 1:02 am - Reply

      I’m partial to Pure Goldfish, but you could look under the orange fish section πŸ™‚

  52. Emeralda January 10, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Can you do other fish like parrots and Oscars

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 22, 2018 at 1:01 am - Reply

      I might do another general names article in the future, keep your eyes peeled πŸ™‚

  53. Michelle January 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I have 2 Black Moore Goldfish and since they were inseparable at the store I named them Laverne and Shirley! I also have an orange oranda with black tips on his fins and couldn’t think of a name for a few days and last night I decided he reminded me of my niece whom I affectionately call cheeto-face….so he is now named cheeto-face, cheeto for short! And my daughter has a beautiful iridescent gold oranda whom she named Goldie! Thank you for your site!

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 22, 2018 at 12:59 am - Reply

      Very cute names, Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

  54. Emeralda January 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Hello

    Rating: 5
  55. Jenny January 21, 2018 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Sushi is rice! Sashimi is the meat. ☺ Common misconception, though, and I am sure most people in the US think fish when they think sushi.

    Our fish are named Sashimi and Chubb.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish January 22, 2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

      Learned something new, Jenny! Thanks for sharing. Both are cute names imo πŸ™‚

  56. Tammy Alexander February 12, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I have a nice little shoal of 5 fancies:

    red Oranda–Curly
    black moor–Four Eyes
    ryukin–Chum
    calico fantail–Flash
    pearlscale–Pearlie (not real original, but suits her)

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish February 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      A very cute collection of names, Tammy!

  57. Camille February 24, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Use the name Guppy for an orange fish!

    Rating: 5
  58. chinyere February 28, 2018 at 3:16 am - Reply

    i’m naming mine midnight and sunny

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish March 4, 2018 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      Very creative pair of names!

  59. mara March 1, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    We are looking for a name for an orange fish that was apposed to be eaten by our aquatic frog but survived and is still living after 14 moths so we are going to name him.

    Rating: 3.5
  60. Ashley March 4, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I have a white goldfish with red β€œeyebrows” I was thinking of nameing it red, eybrows, or cloud. I got the last name from the list. He also has lost a couple of scales from the tank he was in before I got him, I was thinking that could help me get a name but I don’t really know.

    Rating: 5
  61. Ashley March 4, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I have decided to name my fish scales

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish March 4, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Scales is creative!

  62. Amaya March 5, 2018 at 11:37 am - Reply

    I have decided to name my two goldfish bubbles and splash

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish March 11, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      A great pair of names πŸ™‚

  63. Julie March 30, 2018 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Lazarus because he was rescued and was thought to be dead when first found.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 1, 2018 at 10:32 pm - Reply

      A very fitting name to be sure, Julie!

  64. Jerfa Cake April 2, 2018 at 7:19 am - Reply

    All my goldfish have been named after curries (Vindaloo, Bhuna, Rogan & Josh, Jalfrezi, Korma, Madras, Pathia) but I’ve almost run out of names so I’m moving onto Planets!! My most recent goldfish has been named Jupiter!

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your themes, Jerfa!

  65. Mel April 2, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    The goldfish at our library are named Cheeto and Dorito. When we first got them, they were tiny feeders and Cheeto was completely orange. A little boy was watching them and said, “They look like Cheetos swimming around in there!” We thought that was the perfect name.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      How cute, Mel!

  66. Hayley April 11, 2018 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I have three goldfish. Nemo is the orange one named by our 2 year old daughter, goldie is the lemon goldfish (looks more gold than yellow hence why we picked goldie) and a shubunkin goldfish called bubbles as he always grabs a ball of air from the surface and will swim to the bottom to release it 😊

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Very cute names, Hayley, thanks for sharing!

  67. Shepi4 April 24, 2018 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I have a black moor and decided to name him Yuki because both the black moor and the name originate from eastern Asia.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish April 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      That’s a name I haven’t heard before! Very original.

  68. Brinn May 14, 2018 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I have 2 goldfish. Their names are Goldie and Orange ball. Love them both to death.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish May 27, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your two fishs’ names, Brinn!

  69. Larissa O May 21, 2018 at 12:52 am - Reply

    I’ve got an orange common goldfish named Jasper, a white common named Casper, an orange fantail named Schubert, a calico fantail named sprinkles, a calico fantail named Winsor, and a calico fantail named Newton. I’m still thinking of names for the other 3, as I just got them yesterday.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish May 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm - Reply

      A very fun collection of names, Larissa!

  70. roslynne eaton May 27, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I have a “fish called Rhondda” I got her for my husband who was from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales.

    Rating: 3.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish May 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      It’s fun to name your fish after something special πŸ™‚

  71. LoveMyFish June 2, 2018 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    My goldfish’s name is Taco Supreme she is white and red

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 3, 2018 at 11:02 pm - Reply

      Very nice name!

  72. Emma June 10, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I have 2 gold fish Cutie and Spike and a mystery snail named Hank.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 18, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Nice names, Emma! Hank is a fun name for a mystery snail.

  73. Eliana June 26, 2018 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Hi Goldfish website owner, I am a big fan of your website, and very much enjoy your colorful collection of goldfish names. I frequently show my friends your website, and one question has come up multiple times: Why is the black goldfish playing soccer? I would understand if all of the goldfish were doing activities, but I have always found it strange that he is the odd one out! Does he just like soccer or is there a deeper reason for this choice of graphic? I would really really like to know! I’ve been curious about it for months!

    Keep up the hard work ^_^

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish June 26, 2018 at 2:57 am - Reply

      Hi Eliana, thank you for your kind words! Thank you for pointing that out. Now that you mention it I didn’t use the best graphic there! That was from the facts article, where we talk about how goldfish can learn to play games, and that fish happened to be a black broadtail moor. But I have replaced it now on your suggestion with a more fitting fish. Thank you for helping making it a better article now πŸ™‚

  74. Morgan Green June 29, 2018 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Great website but do u guys have a good name for a goldfish that is half orange and half silver

    Rating: 4.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish July 1, 2018 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      Maybe name it Duo πŸ™‚

  75. Emeralda July 3, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I know this is a website for goldfish but I am seriously stumped πŸ€” for cichlids, I already have cichlid Dey but I noticed that the mommy fish is holding fry again! Will my older fry( they are about a 2 to 3 months old) eat my not- yet- out- of – the -mothers- mouth -but -soon-to-be fry?

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish July 5, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      If cichlids are like goldfish, they would eat anything that fits in their mouth. Not sure if they are though.

  76. gavin.wright July 3, 2018 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    hay people my name is gavin.wright
    so the fish are bright colours and so the fishes and so bye

    Rating: 5
  77. taylor July 11, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    I have a small goldfish with a brown line down his back I named him bubbles I love it and I think he does too!!! my brother has a white goldfish with a pink\red line down her back he named her jaws!!!

    I love all the names!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish July 16, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

      Great names Taylor!

  78. Sandy July 25, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I have call my beautiful fish Sandy x I really like the names Sandy it reminds me of Sandy from grease the film xπŸ˜—πŸ˜™πŸ˜š

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish July 29, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

      Sandy is a beautiful name!

  79. Siobhan Fitzgerald July 31, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I named my fish bubba after the golfer bubba Watson this website rally helped me choose 🐟🐟

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 5, 2018 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Very unique name, Siobhan!

  80. Paige August 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I named my goldfish Bubbles.

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish August 31, 2018 at 10:41 pm - Reply

      A classic πŸ™‚

  81. Payton September 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I named my orange and black goldfish speckles.

    Rating: 5
  82. Gigi September 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    i chose jaws, cheeto, and bertha

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish September 23, 2018 at 11:31 pm - Reply

      Nice!

  83. Faith September 29, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

    My 12 year old son has two goldfish. He named one River and he calls the other one Doctor, because he loves Dr Who. I bought him a tank ornament that looks like the Tardis. The Doctor hasn’t shown much interest yet, but last night River discovered that she can go inside. Now we are wondering if it’s really β€œbigger on the inside”. LOL

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 4, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks for leaving sharing those names, Faith!

  84. Jo October 1, 2018 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I have five goldfish ranging from pet chain store fish to specialty goldfish dealer fish. They are: Marty (named after my husband), Cousteau, Patches, Fluffy, and Tiny (the biggest one). Four are in a 65 gallon tank. Tiny is in his own 20 gallon tank.

    Rating: 5
  85. Deidre Musler October 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I have a grey calico named Argento (Italian for silver) and a silver and orange named Lucido (Italian for shiny) 😊

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 4, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      Oooh like those names!

  86. Pet lover October 15, 2018 at 5:22 am - Reply

    I have 3 gold fish the gray one is names Amy and the yellow one is Arya and the gold one is Amelia

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 15, 2018 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      Loving the A-names, Pet lover!

  87. Diamne October 17, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

    I have four beta dish named Mimi, becausee shemail is so small, Emerald, because he’s so green, Cheeto, sixes he’s so energetic and fast, and Tangerine, because shes so sweet.

    Rating: 4.5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 19, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      Impressive collection of names!

  88. Emily Davis October 26, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    A have 3 goldfish names Goldie (who is literlly gold), There is Calico who is calico, and my smaller one is Silvia Pescado (Fish in spanish)

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish October 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Very nice names!

  89. Crys October 30, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I’ve had 6 goldfish (All were killed by a stupid 7 yr old boy who put detergent in the pond -it was a outside on on our driveway near our green house- plus a bottle of cleaning borax and killed them. RIP) But I had a pearl white one called Snow. Original I know xD And a mostly grey calico called Tin-Can. 2 other calicos. Tigger because he had black like stripes and Gregg xDDD Then I had 2 orange ones. Fanta had a white stripe on his belly and Sunkiss had white tipped fins. I think you should add them to the name list, I don’t mind!

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish November 2, 2018 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Yikes, you’ve had a time! Thanks for sharing your names though!

  90. abbi November 5, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    hi! i have lots of fish but i cant decide what to name two of then one is orange with spots and is a guppie. the other is a gold fish thats white with a orange hat. any ideas?

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish November 6, 2018 at 12:21 am - Reply

      Speckles and King Arthur πŸ™‚ Just throwing that out there.

  91. Abbi November 6, 2018 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Thanks!! I always go to this site whenever I get new fish. Thanks for the help!!

    Rating: 5
    • Pure Goldfish
      Pure Goldfish November 11, 2018 at 11:09 pm - Reply

      Yay, Abbi, glad you lie the site πŸ˜€

Leave A Comment