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Giving puffer fish a try? You’ll have to come up with the perfect name for your new puffer fish! If you’re struggling to come up with a good name, look no further. We’ve come up with some of the best names for puffer fish and put them in the following list. 

To find the perfect name for your new puffer fish, take a look at the list below. (*)

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Mrs. Puff

Spongebob fans will love this name. Mrs. Puff is a great name for a female puffer fish, named after the popular character from Spongebob. 

Hopefully your puffer fish won’t be driving any boats, though. 


A cheeky name based on your puffer fish’s ability to puff is Bloat. Bloat is a great name for puffer fish due to their round shape both before and after puffing up. 


If your puffer fish puffs up frequently, you may want to consider the name Poof. Names like Poof also flow well because they start with a P, just like puffer fish.

Poof is also a great name for fans of magic or the Fairly Odd Parents. 


Spike is a great name for your puffer fish based on their little spikes when they puff up. This name works particularly well for male puffer fish since Spike is typically a masculine name. 


Puffer fish have a unique facial structure. Sometimes, this facial structure makes puffer fish look like they’re always smiling!

If that’s your puffer fish, consider the name Happy. This is a great name to illustrate their cute face and positive personality. 


There are few names cuter than this! Blimpy is a unique name that clearly illustrates your puffer fish’s unique physical shape. 

As your puffer fish swims through the water, it may look like a round blimp flying through the sky. Naming your puffer fish Blimpy is an adorable way to illustrate that further. 


Balloon is a bit of a silly name, but what if you changed it a bit? If you want to name your puffer fish after its rounded shape resembling a balloon, consider Loona.

Loona is a sweet name for a female puffer fish, but it can be used for puffer fish of any sex. If Loona is too feminine for your preferences, Loony is a good alternative!


Puffer fish are small, round, and usually beige in color. This makes them perfect for the name Dumpling. 

It may be cute, but don’t try to eat your little puffer fish up!


Any Lilo and Stitch fans here? If so, you may remember Pudge, the fish that Lilo believes controls the weather. 

In the film, Pudge is a round orange fish that looks similar to a puffer fish. Because of this, Pudge makes a great name for your own puffer fish. 

Just don’t feed it a peanut butter sandwich. 

Puff Daddy

Fans of the rapper and singer Puff Daddy may be inspired to name their puffer fish after him. For obvious reasons, of course. 

Sweet Pea

An innocent name for your little puffer fish is Sweet Pea. Though Sweet Pea doesn’t make any specific relations to your fish being a puffer fish, it’s an adorable name perfect for a species as cute as puffer fish. 


Yes, Joint. Because it’s a “puff”-er fish. Get it?

Snoop would be proud of this name. Probably. 


If your puffer fish is a hefty little guy, you might want to name it Jabba. Just like Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars, Jabba evokes the image of a giant creature, perfect for puffer fish large in size. 

It’s also a great option for Star Wars fans in general!


If you love popcorn, consider the name Jet. Based on Jet’s Gourmet Popcorn, the name Jet is a great reference to your puffer fish’s ability to “pop.” 


Though it’s a bit generic, some people may like the name Pastry for their puffer fish. Pastries are fluffy, soft, and usually tan in color, so puffer fish resemble them well. 

Your puffer fish probably won’t taste like a pastry, though. 

Cream Puff

Puffer fish are round and mostly cream-colored, making a name like Cream Puff perfect for them. Cream Puffs are small, round, and adorable, just like your puffer fish.

They’re also called cream “puffs,” so it clearly fits well. 


Choosing a name for your puffer fish can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Hopefully, this names list was able to help you make a decision!

Let us know your puffer fish’s name in the comments below. Be sure to let us know which of the names in this list was your favorite as well!

If you have any questions about your fish tank, drop us a comment. We may write about your question next!

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