Some popular female fish names include Angel, Bubbles and Dory. Funny female fish names include Sushi, Wanda, Salt and Kraken. Hippo and Hydra are ironic names for a female fish. Flotsam and Jetsam are good names for both male and female fish. Common types of fish such as the Blobfish, Ladyfish, Medusafish and Barb can also be used as fish names.
Butterfly, Blue eye, Bonito and Elver are all types of fish that work as names. Using the names of different types of fish creates an inside joke for the pet owners. While a name like Brill, Alewife, Mola or Banjo sounds like a creative name to a stranger, the owners know the truth behind the name.
The name Dory comes from the Pixar film "Finding Nemo," while Wanda is a funny name form the movie "A Fish Called Wanda." Sushi is an ironic name for a pet that will never actually be sushi, while Salt alludes to the fish's ocean habitat. Kraken is particularly funny when applied to a small fish that is obviously no sea monster. Flotsam and Jetsam both allude to waste in the sea as well as the evil eels in the Disney film "The Little Mermaid."