Names That Mean Water

Baby names that mean water include names that mean ocean and sea, names that mean waves and tide, names meaning river or lake or bay and brook, and names meaning rain and even mist. The names of notable rivers, such as Hudson, and other bodies of water are listed here. The names of gods and goddesses of the sea can be counted as water names, as can the names of fictional mermaids and other mythical water creatures. Fish names can qualify as water names too.

Names with water-related meanings might be right for babies born under one of the water signs of the zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Or you might be looking for baby names that mean water if you live near the ocean or another body of water. Swimmers, surfers, and boaters might want water names for their babies. Or you may simply love the image of water reflected in your baby's name. Names with water meanings can be found in cultures all around the world for both baby girls and baby boys.

  • Aalto

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The last name of Finnish moderne designer/architect makes an original, creative choice with an unexpected water-related meaning. Read More 

  • Adair

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This undiscovered unisex name has lots of flair. It was first noticed as a girl's name, starting in the 1980's, on the long-running daytime drama Search for Tomorrow, with the character... Read More 

  • Alun

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The vowel change to Alun makes the name somewhat more intriguing, but still possibly not intriguing enough. Bonus points if you're a surfer, sailor, or you're expecting a baby born under a water... Read More 

  • Alwyn

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Like Selwyn and Kelwyn, not on the current Richter scale of names. Read More 

  • Amaya

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Amaya is a girls' name that relates to the popular Maya. Actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are the parents of a young daughter named Amaya... Read More 

  • Anahita

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Stylish Iranian choice. Read More 

  • Aqua

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the new color names that is catching on, invoking a calm, blue-green-sea feeling. Read More 

  • Aquarius

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Astrological name retains a hippielike Age of Aquarius feel.Read More 

  • Araluen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Araluen is a beautiful Aboriginal Australian place name, used in several sites, always connected to the dainty water lily.

    In terms of sound Araluen offers it all - the "Ara" beginning... Read More 

  • Arledge

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Stiff and formal surname. Try Roone instead. Read More 

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