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What does Fish mean?

Fish Pronunciation of Fish [fish] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Fish is "fisherman". Fish is an alternate spelling of Fisher (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english.


1 alternative form via Fisher: Fischer.

Creative forms:
(male) Fersh, Frish, ..

(female) Fida, Fishi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fish Deklan (F.D.), ..

How popular is Fish?

Fish is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1314 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Fisher (#799 via latest list) and Fischer (#1545) are the prominent alternative forms of Fish (not in Top 2000). These relations of Fish were popular as baby names in 2014 (median #1167) and have remained as common to this day (#1172, 2% less usage). Fisher is a constant favorite. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fischer, Fisher in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fish and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fish is pronounced similarly to Fitch. Other recommended names are Ash, Cash, Fib, Fico, Fido, Fife, Fin, Finn, Fisk, Fiske, Fitz, Hirsh, Josh, Nash and Rush. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fish.

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