Water Baby Names

Nature baby names are hot in general; water names are cool and refreshing.

  • Po

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A river (in Italy), a writer (Bronson), a Teletubby: the Bo of the new millennium. Read More 

  • Rain

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Among a small shower of rain-related names, this pure version can have a cool, refreshing image.

    Richard Pryor named his now-grown daughter Rain, and Rain is also one of the... Read More 

  • Rainey

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    Has an old-time country feeling, perhaps due to Ma Rainey, considered the "Mother of the Blues". This is the most popular spelling of the name, given to about 50 girls last year, with half as many... Read More 

  • Rialta

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    Unique choice, with a pleasant antique feel. Read More 

  • Rio

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Rio is a reductive ranchero place-name with an attractive Tex-Mex lilt. No Doubt's Tom Dumont has a son named Rio Atticus.

    Also a South American place name, and associated with the... Read More 

  • River

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    River shares the tranquil feeling of all the water names, and seems to have pretty much escaped its past strong association with River Phoenix and his unfortunate fate. Keri Russell and the Taylor... Read More 

  • Tahoe

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A unique natural-wonder option, conjuring up the beauty of the lake between California and Nevada that has become a popular tourist destination. Read More 

  • Thames

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This name of London's famous river (it's pronounced tehms) might be an evocative if confusing choice for a non-British child.Read More 

  • Wade

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Wade has never been outside the US Top 1000 for boys - there's a reason for that. It has a clean spelling, fresh sound and is neither too trendy (unlike Kade or Cade) or too old-school (like... Read More 

  • Zambezi

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Parents in search of a more exotic river name might turn to this zesty African choice.Read More 

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