Names That Mean Ocean

  1. Mira
    • Origin:

      Latin, Slavic, Arabic, Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "admirable; peace; female ruler; ocean"
    • Description:

      This name owes its present life to actress Sorvino. Mira and Mirra have an arty aura.
  2. Ocean
    • Origin:

      English, nature name
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      Nature names like Ocean and River are flowing back into favor, especially with nature lovers and green-oriented parents.
  3. Doris
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "gift of the ocean"
    • Description:

      Doris had long been on our so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out-for-babies list, and seemed to be written there in indelible ink. But there are signs of a sea change, that Doris could profit from the revivals of Dorothy and Dorothea.
  4. Neri
    • Origin:

      Hebrew or Greek
    • Meaning:

      "my candle; ocean spirit"
    • Description:

      A simple but unusual name with roots in disparate cultures, Neri appears in the Bible as a male name and is still sometimes used for boys as well as girls. The appeal of Neri are its deep roots combined with its simple, upbeat, modern feel, ala Peri and Rory.
  5. Oceana
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      If you're a lover of the beach and sea, and want a name that relates to the largest body of water, there are several variations you could consider.
  6. Oceane
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      Oceane (oh-see-EN) has been one of the chicest names in France for several years, ranking in the French Top 50. This is a sophisticated name that could easily cross the ocean, and is much more stylish than the English Ocean or Oceana.
  7. Moana
    • Origin:

      Maori, Samoan
    • Meaning:

      "deep ocean, sea"
    • Description:

      This Maori name, often heard in New Zealand, is an attractive, evocative choice for lovers of the ocean made famous – perhaps too famous – by the Disney heroine. Moana was also an alternate name for the heroine Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth. Moana may also be a color name for a deep ocean blue ("lanu moana"). Moana and other Disney Princess Names are the subject of a featured blog.
  8. Nami
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "ocean wave"
    • Description:

      Aquatic Japanese choice that would work well cross-culturally.
  9. Kaito
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "man, person"
    • Description:

      A Japanese name with a great meaning, a cool Kai sound, and lots of potential to become an international export.
  10. Kainalu
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "ocean that billows"
    • Description:

      Many Hawaiian names reference nature, especially the ocean -- not surprising for a state that's made up of islands. Kainalu's meaning is one of the loveliest.
  11. Arnav
    • Origin:

      Hindi
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      This popular Indian name is heard in the US. Bollywood actor Akshay Khanna has a son named Arnav.
  12. Kaimana
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "the power of the ocean"
    • Description:

      This Hawaiian name gracefully celebrates the force of nature, paying tribute to the ocean. If you're looking for unique names that mean ocean, this should be on your short list.
  13. Kiwa
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "Pacific ocean"
    • Description:

      Kiwa, one of the most popular Maori names for boys in New Zealand, is the name of several ocean guardians in Maori mythology. It's part of a poetic name for the Pacific ocean.
  14. Oceanus
    • Origin:

      Mythological name
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      Oceanus was the Titan in ancient Greek mythology who rules what they thought was the body of water that surrounded the Earth. Oceanus was, appropriately enough, the name of the baby born on the Mayflower. Modern variations include Ocean, Oceana, and Oceane, a popular French name for girls.
  15. Pasha
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "of the ocean"
    • Description:

      Sweet and soft alternative to Sasha.
  16. Kamiko
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "fragrant ocean child"
    • Description:

      Popular choice for female anime characters.
  17. Mirabai
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      The Hindu princess and poetess Meera, was also known as Mira Bai. Mira Bai was a Rajput princess, the only child of Ratan Singh, younger brother of the ruler of Merta. Her royal education included music and religion as well as instruction in politics and government. In the West we usually think of such traditional names as Charlotte and George as royal baby names, but this adventurous choice breaks the mold. Mirabai combined the Sanskrit "Mira" (meaning ocean) with the suffix -bai (historically added to the names of women as a sign of respect).
  18. Gyatso
    • Origin:

      Tibetan
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      Gyatso is a highly meaningful name in Tibetan Buddhism. It is added to the name of each Dalai Lama ⁠— the current one is Tenzin Gyatso. It is a translation of the title Dalai, which means "ocean" or "big" in Mongolian.
  19. Kaimana
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "the power of the ocean"
    • Description:

      Kaimana is one of
  20. Maree
    • Origin:

      French word name
    • Meaning:

      "ocean tides"