Cute and Funny Names for Your Guppies

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Giving your guppy fish the right name is important. After all, you will spend a lot of time looking at them and calling them by their names. You want to make sure that the names are not only cute and funny, but also appropriate for the fish. Nothing’s worse than an awkward, clunky-sounding name that neither you nor your fish appreciates!

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the cutest and funniest names for guppies. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or creative, we’ve got you covered! We’ll also offer tips on choosing the perfect name for your new guppy fish.

Choosing Good Guppy Fish Names

Name selection really shouldn’t feel like hard work. But if you want to make sure you pick the best name for your guppy fish, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Take A Look At Their Personalities

First and foremost, try to pick a name that suits your fish’s personality. Do you have a goofy guppy? Try something like “Bubbles” or “Jokester.” Is your guppy always the first to swim up to you when you walk into the room? “Friendly” or “Social Butterfly” might be good options. What if you have a timid guppy? In that case, you might want to go with a name like “Shy Guy” or “Wallflower.”

Of course, you don’t have to base your guppy’s name entirely on their personality. But it can be a helpful starting point! Naming your fish after their personality can be a great way to show off their unique traits to everyone who sees them. And isn’t that what every guppy keeper wants? For their fish to be one-of-a-kind?

Think About Their Colors And Patterns

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Another thing you might want to take into consideration is your guppy’s appearance. Fancy guppies come in various colors and patterns, so you might want to use those as inspiration for your guppy’s name. Cobra guppies, albino guppies, dragon guppies… the list goes on and on. So if you’re looking for a name that stands out, try thinking about your guppy’s colors and patterns.

Some people have trouble noticing distinctive colors and patterns on their guppies. If that’s the case for you, try googling “guppy colors and patterns” or something similar. That should give you a better idea of what your guppy looks like and what makes them unique!

And if you can’t find anything that stands out to you, don’t worry. There are plenty of other options for naming your guppy (which we’ll get into later).

Use Fictional Character Fish Names

A superhero character list may seem like an unlikely place to look for guppy names. But you might be surprised at how many great options there are! After all, what’s cuter than a little guppy named “Barry Allen” after the Flash? Or “Wanda Maximoff” after Scarlet Witch?

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If you’re not a superhero fan, that’s okay. There are plenty of other fictional fish characters you can use for inspiration. Finding Nemo is always a popular choice, along with other names from the franchise, such as Marlin and Dory. Or you could go with something from The Little Mermaid, like Ariel or Sebastian.

The possibilities are endless, so get creative and look up some character bios! Chances are, you can find a fictional fish character that’s perfect for your guppy.

Get Creative With Alliteration

Are you a wordsmith? If so, you might want to try coming up with a name that uses alliteration. Something like “Silly Samantha,” “Bubbly Bobbi,” or “Crazy Corey.” Cliched as they may be, alliterative names can be super fun and creative! And who doesn’t love a good pun?

If you’re not familiar with alliteration, it’s simply a literary device in which two or more words begin with the same sound. So if you’re looking for a name that’s both cute and clever, this might be the route for you!

Think About Pop Culture References

If you want your guppy’s name to be truly unique, try thinking outside the box. One way to do that is by coming up with a pop culture reference. This could be anything from a movie or TV show to a book or song. For example, names like “Princess Leia” or “Captain Kirk” are great for Star Wars and Star Trek fans. Or how about “Xena: Warrior Princess” or “Buffy the Vampire Slayer?”

The sky’s the limit when it comes to pop culture references, so get creative! Don’t box yourself in by thinking you have to name your guppy after a character from a particular franchise. If there’s something else you’re passionate about, go for it!

Funny Names for Male Guppies

Now that we’ve gone over some general tips for naming your guppy, it’s time to get into the good stuff. Here are some hilarious names for male guppies that are sure to make you chuckle:















Captain Hook






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Cute Names For Female Guppies

What if you have a female guppy? Or are simply going for a cuter vibe? No worries! Here are some cute names for female guppies that are sure to make you smile. By the time you’re done reading this list, you’re sure to find the perfect name for your little lady.





















Of course, you don’t need to stick to conventional female names. You can always get creative and come up with something unique! Better yet – challenge the gender binary and name your guppy whatever you want! All that matters is that you choose a name you’re happy with.

Unisex Fish Names

Sometimes, gender-specific names may not be your thing. Or maybe you just can’t decide whether your guppy is a boy or a girl (they’re both pretty darn cute, after all). In that case, here are some unisex guppy names that work for any fish.














Sand Dollar







Cool Fish Names

Sometimes, we find ourselves with a guppy that’s just too cool for school. Conventional names don’t seem to fit, so we have to get a little creative. If that sounds like your guppy, never fear! Here are some cool fish names that are sure to make them stand out from the rest.





















Granted, you may find these names a little… out there. But that’s the whole point! If you’re looking for something truly unique, you can’t go wrong with one of these bad boys. Of course, there are tons of other options out there. It all comes down to what you’re looking for in a name.

Fictional Guppy Names

Are you a movie buff or a diehard bookworm? If so, you might want to consider naming your guppy after a character from your favorite story. Fiction is full of inspiring (and often hilarious) names, so it’s a great place to start if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

Here are some of our favorite fiction-inspired guppy names:

Bea Goldfishberg – Fish Hooks

Frances Albacore – Cats Don’t Dance

Bikini Bottomites – SpongeBob SquarePants

Freddi fish – computer game

Bruce – Finding Nemo

Gail – The West Wing

Chum – Finding Nemo

James Pond – computer game

Cleo – Pinocchio

Jocktopus – Fish Hooks

Destiny – Finding Dory

Kenny – Kenny the Shark

Don Lino – Shark Tale

Lenny – Shark Tale

Dory – Finding Nemo

Marlin – Finding Nemo

Fishtronaut – Fishtronaut

Milo – Fish Hooks

Flounder – The Little Mermaid

Mr. Limpet – The Incredible Mr. Limpet

Names for Tiny Guppies

Anyone who told you size doesn’t matter was lying. When it comes to guppies, the smaller they are, the cuter they become. And what’s cuter than a tiny guppy with an adorable name? Whether that’s an ironic name like “Sharkbait” or something a little more creative, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face. These are some of our favorites:

  • Jumbo
  • Humback
  • Dawn
  • Delta
  • Blue Whale
  • DoDo (dodo birds)
  • Mega (Megalodon)

Names for Guppy Pairs

Sometimes, the best things come in pairs. If you have two guppies that you just can’t bear to part with, consider giving them a pair name! Whether you go for something matching like “Salt and Pepper” or something more unique like “Butter and Jelly,” it’s a great way to show off your creativity (and how much you love them.) Try these other ideas on for size:

  • Fin and Jake
  • Gilly & Kelly
  • Moana & Maui
  • Hook & Snook

The Takeaway

We hope this list has given you some inspiration for naming your own guppy! No matter what you choose, remember that the most important thing is that you have fun with it. After all, your guppy is your new best friend – so give them a name that you’ll both love.

Did you enjoy reading this article? If you did, please share it with your friends! And if you have any other ideas for guppy names, we’d love to hear them! Leave us a comment below and tell us what you think!

Wanda is a second-generation aquarist from the sunny tropics of Malaysia. She has been helping her father with his freshwater tanks since she was a toddler, and has fallen in love with the hobby ever since. A perpetual nomad, Wanda does her best to integrate fish-keeping with her lifestyle, and has taken care of fish in three different continents. She loves how it provides a nice break from the hustle and bustle of life.

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