This summer, the ocean’s influence can be found in the latest and coolest baby names, both unusual and traditional. Whether it’s the sandy dunes off the shore, the seaweed that washes up in the waves, or even the ancient gods and goddesses who controlled the seas, these fresh new baby names all allude to the extraordinary appeal of the coast.Here are a few of the coolest new beach-inspired baby names:
Beach– This boys’ name could pay homage to the 1950’s American boy-band The Beach Boys or be an evocative choice for hard-core beach lovers.
Doris– This female name is Greek, meaning “gift of the ocean.” A longtime grandma name, Doris is not quite back but could make a Geek Chic choice for the adventurous parent.
Dune– A unisex name! Dune can also allude to the science-fiction franchise stemming from FrankHerbert’s 1965 novel.
Dylan– A Welsh name meaning “son of the sea,’ which still feels poetic and romantic. In Welsh belief, Dylan was a god of the sea who made the seas of Ireland and Britain cry when he died. The name became prominent after the success of Welsh poet DylanThomas, whose name BobDylan paid homage to. Popular for boys at Number 31 (it’s Number 512 for girls), the name can also be spelled Dillon.