Betta Fish Names: Badass, Funny & Cool Names for Your Pet Fish

Most aquarists don’t name their fish mainly because it’s difficult to tell one from another.

But if you have a Betta, things are a lot easier: since you can’t keep more than one Betta in the same tank, you can definitely name your fish pet.

But sometimes, finding the right name for your Betta fish could be difficult – I know I generally struggle to find a creative name if I don’t have a lot of time to think about it. And even then, I rarely come up with a good one.

But even if you usually don’t have a problem finding a creative name for your pets, a bit of help and inspiration won’t hurt – and that’s exactly what I’m here to offer today: a list of Betta Fish Names, from funny names to badass names (because that’s how Bettas roll!) and cool names. You’ll surely find your favorite below.

So let’s get this started – go through all our recommended names and you will surely find something you’ll like.

Badass Betta Fish Names

  • The Terminator
  • Double Trouble
  • Triple Trouble
  • Conan
  • Zeus
  • Godzilla
  • Rambo
  • John Wick
  • Tsunami
  • The King
  • The Emperor
  • Aquaman
  • Bandit
  • Genghis
  • Duke
  • Nuke
  • God Almighty

Funny Betta Fish Names

If you want to get your pet fish a funny name, the ones recommended below fit the bill. Some wordplay here, some pop culture references there, and you have a perfect funny name for your Betta.

  • Swim Shady
  • Betta Midler
  • Betta Gilfin
  • Betta White
  • Betta Blue
  • Swim Shady
  • Sushi
  • Sashimi
  • Harley Finn
  • Finnigan
  • Han Solo
  • Gandalf
  • Major Bubbles

Other Betta Fish Names

If none of the recommendations above sound like the perfect name for your fish, maybe the ones below will:

  • Wasabi
  • Leonardo
  • Blue Face
  • Eden
  • Magikarp
  • Bubba
  • Glitter
  • Happy
  • Cookie
  • Buttons
  • Nemo
  • Freckles
  • Comet
  • Denzel
  • Spike
  • The One
  • Rainbow
  • Zippy

Blue Betta Fish Names

With blue being the most common color for a Betta, here are some name suggestions that go really well with this color:

  • Blue
  • Sky
  • Cloud
  • Ocean
  • Blueberry
  • Aquamarine
  • Sapphire
  • Mr. Blue
  • Blues
  • C Bass

Red Betta Fish Names

Red Bettas are also common, and if you have one and you want to give it a name fit for their color, you can easily do so by choosing one of the names below:

  • Blaze
  • Flame
  • Fire
  • Crimson
  • Cardinal
  • Strawberry
  • Fuego
  • Lava
  • Mr. Red
  • Poppy
  • Velvet
  • Salmon

How to choose the perfect name for your Betta Fish?

Basically, any name out there would be a good fit for your betta. When deciding upon the name for your pet, think of any of the following:

  • favorite actors: any name could work, but those that you can turn into fish/water puns are better (Like Betta White recommended above)
  • favorite characters: it doesn’t matter if they’re from movies, cartoons, anime or books, there are tons of characters out there that you love and could use as inspiration when naming your betta fish.
  • favorite bands/musicians: or even songs. Do you like Ram Jam’s Black Betty? Well, Black Betta it is, then!
  • food names: for some reason, these work great with Bettas.

What I would NOT recommend doing – especially if you’re naming a betta with your children (or buy them one) is to name them after a family member.

Bettas don’t live that long and them passing away would make things really weird for kids (and adults alike). Yes, they’re one of the easiest fish to care for, but not immortal, unfortunately.

These would be our recommended Betta fish names for today. Do you have additional suggestions for fellow fish keepers? Let us know your ideas by sharing a comment below.

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