Yellow Fish Names (185+ Awesome Naming Ideas)

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Yellow fish are rare, making them a great addition to your list of pets. When you get a yellow pet fish, it’s time to select some good yellow fish names.

It’s worth noting that yellow fish can feature other colors. As a result, getting a name befitting a yellow fish can be a challenge. That’s precisely why we’ve created the ultimate yellow fish naming guide below.

If you want to get the perfect name for your yellow fish, look no further.

If you don’t get a specific name that you like, you can use this guide as inspiration.

Let’s dive in.

Best Yellow Fish Names

Finding the perfect yellow fish name can be a matter of identifying popular names used by other pet fish owners or based on the best representation.

Here are our best picks, most of which represent the color yellow;

  1. Banana
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Butter
  4. Butters
  5. Canary
  6. Cheddar – named after cheese
  7. Cheeto – named after cheesy yellow treat
  8. Citrus
  9. Comet
  10. Corn
  11. Gialla – named after Italian for yellow
  12. Ginger
  13. Golden
  14. Goldie
  15. Honey
  16. Jaune – means yellow in French
  17. Lemon
  18. Lemonade
  19. Lightning
  20. Marmalade
  21. Michael Finnegan
  22. Mustard
  23. Pineapple
  24. Potato Chip
  25. Reef
  26. Saffron
  27. Sol – means sun in Spanish
  28. Summer
  29. Sun
  30. Sunbeam
  31. Sunflower
  32. Sunny
  33. Turmeric

Female Yellow Fish Names

If you fancy a feminine name, we have some female names and color representative names to choose from below;

  1. Annie
  2. Arya
  3. Bailey
  4. Bella
  5. Brienne
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Daisy
  8. Dandelion
  9. Gigi
  10. Ginger
  11. Goldie
  12. Honey
  13. Jamie
  14. Jess
  15. Lacey
  16. Leia
  17. Lisa – A name from the Simpsons (daughter of Marge and Homer Simpson)
  18. Lola
  19. Lucy
  20. Luna
  21. Maggie – A name from the Simpsons
  22. Marge – A name of the yellow character from the Simpsons and also ties in with the yellow spread margarine
  23. Mila
  24. Minnie
  25. Molly
  26. Nala
  27. Penny
  28. Phoebe
  29. Rey
  30. Sadie
  31. Sandy
  32. Sansa
  33. Sophie
  34. Stella
  35. Sushi
  36. Yellow

Male Yellow Fish Names

Male yellow fish can be named after their male human counterparts or other masculine or color representative names listed below;

  1. Atwood
  2. Bart – A name from the Simpsons
  3. Bear
  4. Buddy
  5. Chalk
  6. Charlie
  7. Cooper
  8. Duke
  9. Finn
  10. Ghost
  11. Golden
  12. Homer – A name from the Simpsons
  13. Jack
  14. Jon
  15. Leo
  16. Loki
  17. Luke
  18. Marley
  19. Max
  20. Milo
  21. Oliver
  22. Pumpkin
  23. Rocky
  24. Rusty
  25. Saffron
  26. Sinbad
  27. Sonny
  28. Starsky
  29. Sun
  30. Toby
  31. Tucker
  32. Winston
  33. Zach

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Unique Yellow Fish Names

If you like a name that isn’t too common, you can select any of the following names;

  1. Amarillo – which stands for yellow in Spanish
  2. Butter
  3. Buttercup
  4. Dandelion
  5. Flash
  6. Goldie – instead of gold or golden
  7. Honey
  8. Ray – named after sunshine
  9. Sandy
  10. Sunflower
  11. Sunny
  12. Sunshine

Cute Names For Yellow Fish

Cute names come with warm feelings. If your yellow fish is adorable, lovely, or sweet, you can name him/her the following;

  1. Bubbles
  2. Caviar
  3. Chuckles
  4. Crush
  5. Darwin
  6. Dinoshark
  7. Flash
  8. Flipper
  9. Flotsam
  10. Glimmer
  11. Guppy
  12. Gurgle
  13. Horsea
  14. Jetsam
  15. Lumpy
  16. Mr. Blobby
  17. Nemo
  18. Nibbler
  19. Peach
  20. Splash
  21. Spot
  22. Squirt
  23. Tad Pole
  24. Willy
  25. Zigzag
  26. Zippy

Names For Your Blue And Yellow Pet Fish

Some yellow fish may feature other colors like blue, black, purple, etc.

If your fish has hints of blue, you can call him any of the following names representative of these distinct differences in color;

  1. Amber
  2. Apple
  3. Buffy
  4. Butter
  5. Butterscotch
  6. Caramel
  7. Cheddar
  8. Chester
  9. Chili
  10. Creamer
  11. Dandy Lion
  12. Dexter
  13. Flame
  14. Fry
  15. Milkshake
  16. Opie
  17. Peanut
  18. Tabasco
  19. Tiger Lily
  20. Toffi
  21. Waffle

Names For Your Purple And Yellow Fish

Purple and yellow fish may have one color dominant over the other.

However, if purple and yellow are the main colors, you need names that match this distinction.

Here are some name examples below;

  1. Barney
  2. Eggplant
  3. Grape
  4. Lavender
  5. Lilac
  6. Orchid
  7. Plum

Names For Your Black And Yellow Fish

If your fish is black and yellow, you can name him/her after a banana (which has both yellow and black colors), a bumblebee, etc.

Here are some examples to follow;

  1. Apricot
  2. Banana
  3. Cayenne
  4. Charlie
  5. Cheesecake
  6. Cooper
  7. Crackers
  8. Curry
  9. Mango
  10. Maple
  11. Marmalade
  12. Milo
  13. Mustard
  14. Popcorn
  15. Sandy
  16. Simba
  17. Sparky
  18. Starburst
  19. Sunkiss
  20. Sunny
  21. Tiger

Help Choosing The Right Name

When looking for any name, whether it’s for a dog, cat, or yellow fish, there are countless options to consider.

As mentioned above, you can choose things that are representative of the color yellow, like a banana, Gold, sunshine, etc.

The above yellow fish naming guide offers name categories you can explore based on the gender of your fish (male or female), uniqueness of a name/s, cuteness, and distinct color differences.

If you don’t find a suitable name above, you can explore other naming ideas. For instance, you can select human names, choose a movie or Disney character you love or simply seek inspiration from family members.

You can also name by species, scales, or the unique personality of your fish. For instance, some fish are playful, observant, etc. You can select a name that best represents their personality.

What’s more, you can combine names. For instance, you can combine their color (yellow) and their personality.

There’s no limit to what you can call your fish. Inspiration can also be drawn from books, the internet, and naming resources like blogoftom.


Naming your pet fish can be a daunting task. While this guide offers multiple names to choose from, you aren’t assured of getting a name you love. If that’s the case, use this guide as a source of inspiration.

You can use wordplay to create new names for your yellow fish from the suggestions listed above. For instance, instead of calling your fish yellow, you can call them Yelo, ms. Yelo, yellow mellow, etc. Finding the perfect pet fish name demands patience. However, you’ll know when you find the best name.

Besides selecting a name that matches the color, personality, or special preferences, you should test the name to be sure it is perfect.

You can seek input from your family or friends. You can also observe your yellow fish to get clarity. If he/she is a funny fish or a cool fish, name them accordingly.

Most important, be patient and enjoy the naming process. For more information or inspiration, visit

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