Goldfish Names

Goldfish names can be as creative as the names for any other pet. And why shouldn't your goldfish have an awesome name? We looked for names for your fish that mean gold or yellow and also focused on names with fish-related meanings as well as names of famous fish -- hi, Dory! Here, some inspired names for pet goldfish.

  • Amber

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though perhaps not as currently stylish as Ruby, Jade, or Pearl, Amber has a colorful history (remember the notorious Forever Amber heroine?). Unfortunately, it does come with the "Amber... Read More 

  • Aurelia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Aurelia is the shimmering female form of the Roman classic Aurelius, very common in the Roman Empire and currently experiencing a resurgence in the US—it re-entered the Top 1000 list in 2012 after... Read More 

  • Barbeau

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    How to spruce up Fisher or Beau? This French surname-name might be an option for a parent unafraid of the exotic. The names derives from Barbel, a type of fish, which is how it became a surname... Read More 

  • Chrysanthemum

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the rarest of the flower names, that of the blossom celebrated in Japan as a symbol of the sun and a possible object of meditation. One of the rare flower names counted among Read More 

  • Clementine

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Clementine is a Nameberry favorite that has finally broken back into the US Top 1000 after more than half a century off the list. Still, its style value may mean there are more Clementines than... Read More 

  • Cressida

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct. For although... Read More 

  • Crimson

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Gone With the Wind charm.Read More 

  • Devere

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An original choice for a fisherman's child. Read More 

  • Dory

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A Dorothy nickname name with a measure of nostalgic charm. Kids will associate it with the funny fish character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in the Pixar animated instant classic Finding Nemo. Read More 

  • Finley

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This was a 100 percent boys’ names until celebs Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon bestowed it on their daughter, recently followed by Lisa Marie Presley,... Read More 

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