Betta Fish Names



What’s in a name?

 

It seems as though a lot of people have a hard time coming up with betta fish names. After all, many people will tell you that a betta is “just a fish”. This makes it easy to feel a little silly bothering with a name. I have found in my experience that my bettas have really owned up to their names. As soon as you give a creature a name you’ve already personalized your experience and personified your new pal. This gives you a feeling of closeness, making it more likely that you’ll properly care for your new friend.

So what to name your betta fish? Whatever comes to mind! Make it original to you. If you like sandwiches you could name your betta “Hoagie” or “Reuben”. You could also use the color theory. If your betta fish is blue name him “Blue” or “Sky” or anything else in reference to the color of his body or fins. Color can also depict emotion.

 

(You will find a list of colors and potential names at the bottom of this page)betta fish names

 

Another way to come up with a unique name for your fighting fish is to use other languages. This works especially well when using your betta‘s colors in the naming process. Blue in spanish is “Azul” and yellow is “Amarillo”. Boom, you have an instant awesome sounding name!

You can also use public figures or even people you have a crush on. Do you like Johnny Depp? Name your betta “JD” or “Depp-charge” or some other fun variation. I’m thinking my next betta fish will be called “MaSheen” because Charlie Sheen is crazy and hilarious.  Besides celebrities you can use characters from folk-lore or mythology or cartoons. The possibilities are endless.

Alright so there are the tools on how to create betta fish names. If you are still having a hard time with coming up with the right name for your betta fish, use the following lists to get a good idea. Now that you have learned how to name your betta, click here for a guide on how to be prepared when your beta fish falls ill: Betta First Aid Kit

 

Here’s an example of betta fish names I’ve used and how I came up with them:

 

Leo – I’m a leo (zodiac) and he struts around like a little lion.

DJ Sickle – I’m a dj, he’s colored like an oragescicle and was constantly sick at the store. So i bought him, healed him, and named him DJ Sickle.

James Caan – James Caan rocks.

Karma – Pink colored and even keeled. Always laid back and never confrontational.

Cheeto – He’s bright orange.

Gabriel – I couldn’t think of anything so my friend named him that.

Sir Swish – Baseketball is an awesome movie and was relevant back then.

 

Here is the Top 10 Betta Fish names in America

Jaws, Killer, Nemo, Dory, Rocky, Tyson, Ninja, Beast, Flash, Laser

 

A few examples of betta fish names based on color

 

names for blue betta fishBlue

Blue, Azul (spanish), Blao (german), Gorm (irish), Aqua, Agua (spanish), Sea Gill, Mr. Freeze, Icicle, Periwinkle, Sky

 

names for red betta fishRed

Fire, Flame, Gala (apple), Fuji (apple), Cinnamon, Cherry, Kisser, Rojo (spanish), Rouge (french), Rosso (italian), Mars, Rose, Tapatio

 

names for yellow betta fishYellow

Amarillo (spanish), Gelb (german), Giallo (italian), Gult (icelandic), Sunflower, Dandy or Dandelion, Yield, Spongebob

 

names for purple betta fishPurple

Lila (german), Lilac, Amethyst, Violet, Lavender, Orchid, Prince, Jimi, Hope

 

 

names for orange betta fishOrange

Naranja (spanish), Sunny, Sunkist, OJ, Tanner, Cheeto, Mac, Tic Tac, Cholula

 

 

names for green bettasGreen

Grun (german), Verde (italian and spanish), Booger, Dill, Ivy, Limey, Green Giant, Hulk, Turf, Kermit, Squidward, Limestone, Olive, Mint Condition, Fern, Margarita

 

names for pink betta fishPink

Bleikur (icelandic), Walter Melon, Rose (french, or the flower), Rosa (german and italian), Charmin (blow pop company), Bazooka Joe, Berry, Fuscia, Peony, Sweet Pea, Patrick, Carnation, Piggy

 

 

[If I can think of any more names I'll update these lists]

 

If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Want to inspire other readers? Comment and tell us what betta fish names you’ve used.

 

 


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Thomas/100000003140357 David Thomas

    My wife named our betta “Coby” ’cause he’s cobalt blue. I like “Moe Betta”, but I didn’t get a vote.

    • Angelasoup

      I like your idea much moe betta, haha couldn’t resist!

  • EthanJaredUy

    Name it Blu Please!!!!!!!!

  • Skylerwicket

    Our betta is called Peshka, which is my own adaptation of the Romanian word for “fish”, peste.

  • Ram187

    My betta’s name is Fishie. When I get a female she will be called Athena! LOL!

  • Ram187

    Oh! I got a new betta! Mr. Betta!

  • Erin

    When I got my fish I named him Magnus.

  • Ram187

    Actually, I have a new betta (female) and I don’t want to name her Athena. She’s purple but I didn’t want to use the names for purple bettas. Any suggestions? Love to hear ‘em!

  • Ram187

    Never mind! I named her Bubbles!

    • Angelasoup

      Bubbles? You can get more creative than that ;) ill brainstorm today

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristen.achrem Kristen Achrem

    Since I am a pegasister, and my betta is purple with hints of pink, I named it Twilight Sparkle. I then found out it was actually a “he” and renamed him Dusk Shine, Twilight’s genderswap. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.rife.9 Cheryl Rife

    Getting into Betta fever I have a few males and females, The girls as I dubed them are Winnie, sort of a red color, Sarha is gray and red, and Mary is blue, names taken from the movie Hocus Pocus My males are Blue, he’s beautiful blue and red, Araua is white with irradesent lavender fins, and then there is Neptune, a beautiful green blue color with black outlined on fins. Iam enjoying these beautiful fish so much. I am going to try to breed them and have been reading upon all of this. Yes names, they fit there personality :)

    • Angela Soup

      Way to be creative :)

  • Gail

    Angela,if possible could you help me with my Betta,,Regulus..(this means “Little King” the Lion heart of the constellation Leo..he is very important to me.I bought him a new plant last Sunday a week ago.The plant died suddenly so I removed most of the leaves because of toxins.He is in a 5 gallon tank,with a pump a heater and live plants.The water is about 78 to 79 degrees.He has eaten and he is making a bubble nest that he has not done in about 2 weeks.I find it odd for him to sit in the same postion that I left him in about 8 to 10 hours while I am in work he is in the same exact spot.It is not like him any way to stay in the front of the tank..maybe I am a worried-wort but I gave him tetracycline it helped him one time before.On valentines day he had a wound and he hurt his fin this helped.I bought him a new ornament and I think possibly it had something to do with that and never used it again.But that was in FEB 2012.any ideas?

    • Angela Soup

      The ornament should not be the problem since you have had it for so long. New ornaments that are not rinsed can cause some water discoloration but since it is not a new ornament there is no need to worry. Your betta is okay as far as health goes. If you are noticing he hangs out in the same spot frequently it could be that he needs some stimulation. Do you ever give him exercise by placing a mirror next to his tank? A big thing I make sure to do is rearrange my tanks/bowls after every water change. This creates curiosity and the desire to explore. Many are surprised to learn that fish can pick up on routines and desire change within their environments.

    • Angelasoup

      Try to stimulate your Betta. It sounds as though he is healthy(bubble nests are a great sign of health as well as normal eating). The plant likely fell victim as food. A betta that hangs out in one spot all day is a bored betta. Place a mirror next to his tank for about 15 minutes a day. Also be sure to change his surroundings when you do water changes. This will make him curious and desire exploration.

  • Javier Diaz

    My beta is a lot of blue fade to black and a lil purple and i named him Neptune

    • Angelasoup

      Cool! He sounds beautiful :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005216050699 Catherine Allen

    I am a betta enthusiast. Husband and I have 21 males with names like dingdong, goober, spaz, and splitz, to patches smokey and steel. Our females (18 of them) are named from QB, bloody Mary, to peaches and dotty. I honestly believe that fish either live up to their name or just act a certain way to where u have to give them a name such as spaz (he spazes out when u shine a light near him) we are breeding and have all different colors and tail types I am excited to see what we get

    • Angelasoup

      Those are all great names! I myself have had a few that could’ve used the name “Spaz” ;-) Hope you’re breeding goes fantastic.