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Ocean Names

  1. ItsasoHeart
    • Origin:

      Basque
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      This striking name is little-known outside Spain. As an o-ending girl name, it would make even more impact than Juno or Calypso.
  2. DenizHeart
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
    • Description:

      A super popular nature name in its native Turkey, currently Top 50 for both boys and girls there.
  3. KaimanaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "the power of the ocean"
    • Description:

      This Hawaiian name gracefully celebrates the force of nature, paying tribute to the ocean. If you're looking for unique names that mean ocean, this should be on your short list.
  4. ManamiHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "ocean"
    • Description:

      Like many Japanese names, Manami has several possible meanings. This sea-themed one is very appealing.
  5. WhetumoanaHeart
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "star of the sea"
    • Description:

      The title of a Maori poem and also used to reference Mary, mother of Jesus, adapted from the Latin Marian title Stella Maris "star of the sea".
  6. MarinerHeart
    • Origin:

      Occupational name from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "sea-farer"
  7. MacaHeart
    • Origin:

      Croatian, Serbian, and Slovene diminutive of Marija
    • Meaning:

      "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
    • Description:

      In Slovenia, Maca is more common as an independent name than its parent name Marija.
  8. WaveHeart
    • Origin:

      English word name
    • Meaning:

      "wave"
    • Description:

      Wave made, well, waves when it was revealed to be the name of Cardi B and Offset's son. Evocative of crashing waves at the beach, large surfing barrels, and tumultuous and stormy seas, Wave is a name with a lot of personalities.
  9. EthelmaryHeart
    • Origin:

      English combination of Ethel + Mary
    • Meaning:

      "noble + drop of the sea, bitter, beloved"
    • Description:

      A unique and vintage-feeling combo name, borne by silent child film star Ethelmary Oakland.
  10. BeachHeart
    • Origin:

      Nature name
    • Description:

      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.
  11. AramoanaHeart
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "pathway of the sea"
    • Description:

      A beautiful elaboration on the Polynesian name Moana "sea", made famous by the 2016 Disney film of the same name. It is also a New Zealand place name.
  12. TonwenHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "white wave"
    • Description:

      Tonwen is another name for Gwen, the mother of Saint Cybi and sister of Non (who was the mother of St David, patron saint of Wales). An unusual -wen ending option.
  13. HeimoanaHeart
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "of the ocean"
    • Description:

      An elaboration on Moana, newly familiar thanks to the heroine of the eponymous 2016 Disney movie.
  14. FirthHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish nature name
    • Meaning:

      "estuary or arm of the sea"
    • Description:

      Highly unusual water name -- and actor Colin surname -- with a Scottish burr. Firth derives from the Old Norse word fjord.
  15. MarysHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "of the sea"
    • Description:

      Variant of Maris
  16. SeagrassHeart
    • Origin:

      English nature name
    • Meaning:

      "seagrass"
    • Description:

      Seagrass plays an important role in the aquatic ecosystem. They are the only plants that can flower underwater and provide food and shelter to many organisms. Seagrasses also improve water quality, slowing down pollution, and help prevent coastal erosion. Those passionate about marine conservation may find Seagrass a meaningful name — probably as a middle, unless you're particularly brave.
  17. MeltemHeart
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "sea wind"
    • Description:

      A fairly common name in Turkey, referring to the north wind blowing off the Aegean Sea.
  18. SeabrookeHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Seabrook, English surname
    • Meaning:

      "trickling stream"
    • Description:

      A way to feminize Seabrook, if you want a name that is gender-neutral in sound but not appearance.