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Names That Mean Ocean

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Baby names that mean ocean or sea are a subset of names that mean water. Included here are names with ocean or sea related meanings, such as Kai and Morgan, the names of specific oceans and seas, as well as the names of sea creatures and mythological aquatic figures.

Along with Kai and Morgan, names meaning ocean that rank in the US Top 1000 include Dylan, Jennifer, Kailani, Malik, Marina, Marley, Mira, and Wade. Unique names with ocean meanings that strike a stylish note include Caspian, Neri, Rafferty, and Ocean itself.

If you love the ocean and want to draw on its power and mystery for a name for your child, consider the choices on this list.

  • Amphitrite

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    Amphitrite is a mysterious Greek mythological figure. She was said to be the personification of the sea water itself and was said to be present at the birth of Apollo. She later became a more... Read More 

  • Anahita

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    Stylish Iranian choice. Read More 

  • Arnav

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    This popular Indian name is heard in the US. Bollywood actor Akshay Khanna has a son named Arnav.Read More 

  • Asherah

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    Asherah is probably one of the most ancient of mother goddess symbols, recorded in the pantheons of several civilisations from the tenth century BCE. As the mother to innumerable gods and... Read More 

  • Barbeau

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    How to spruce up Fisher or Beau? This French surname-name might be an option for a parent unafraid of the exotic. The names derives from Barbel, a type of fish, which is how it became a surname... Read More 

  • Beach

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    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 

  • Beryl

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    Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting namesakes: British writer Beryl Bainbridge and British aviatrix Beryl Markham.Read More 

  • Caspian

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    One of the most romantic of appellations, as well as being a geographical name of the large salty sea between Asia and Europe that probably inspired C.S. Lewis to use it for the name of the hero... Read More 

  • Cordelia

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    Cordelia, the name of King Lear's one sympathetic daughter, has style and substance, and is exactly the kind of old-fashioned, grown-up name that many parents are seeking today. If you're torn... Read More 

  • Danu

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    This sprightly Irish mythology name would make an attention-grabbing choice. Read More 

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