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.

  • Beach

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    With the tide coming in on a new wave of word names, this one just might catch on, especially for parents who relish sun, sand, and surf. Forest lovers can spell it Beech, like the tree. Read More 

  • Beck

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The popular single-named alternative singer (born Bek) has moved this onetime shortening of Becky into male territory. Read More 

  • Beckett

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Beckett is one of the big baby name hits of the decade.

    A handsome name with an attractively brisk sound, and rich in literary associations via major Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, it... Read More 

  • Beckham

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Who knew there were so many soccer fans in the U.S.? Beckham -- as in British sensation David -- has exploded onto the baby name scene in the past decade.Read More 

  • Beverly

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The remarkable success of the girls' name Everly makes a revival of the name Beverly seem possible. More commonly a masculine name in the 19th century, it began to be used for girls in the early... Read More 

  • Birney

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Bernie, with airs. Read More 

  • Blackwell

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Dark.Read More 

  • Bolivar

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Revolutionary choice. Read More 

  • Bourne

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A surname with more force than most. Read More 

  • Bradford

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Brad in a Brooks Brothers suit. Read More 

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