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.
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 😉
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
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.