water names for boys

Water Related Names: Baby Names That Mean Water

Either the vastness of the ocean, the serenity of a calm river, or the mysterious sounds of rain, it’s rare for an individual not to be attracted to water-based creations. If you have that strong affiliation to water, water flow, or stream that even you want to name your newborn after water-related terms, this writing is for you. It has become a universal fact that babies born on a rainy day or during a heavy storm get a name after rain. The impact of rain and water creates on people’s minds is something undeniable. So, we researched and made a long list of male and female names based on the ocean, river, and water-themed terms.

Water-Themed Names (Male):

  • Aberforth: It means ‘from the river.’
  • Aenon: Water spring/ Natural fountain
  • Anoop:   A Sanskrit word that means watery. Anoop is a Popular Hindi and Bengali name.
  • Aquarius /Arroyo
  • Atwater: It symbolizes the residence of the riverside area. Atwater means ‘At the water.’
  • Bay
  • Bayou
  • Beck: It represents stream.
  • Bered: A famous Biblical name that denotes Hail.
  • Bo: Bo means wave
  • Bourne: A topographic name uses to signify a dweller who lives near a stream.
  • Brook/Brooke/Brooks: It means ‘small stream.’
  • Bruinen
  • Calder: Calder denotes rough water.
  • Caol: Caol means ‘Channel.’
  • Cari: Something that flows.
  • Caspian: Caspian sea
  • Cliff/Clifford: From ‘Cliff’ river
  • Clyde: Clyde is a river that flows through Glasgow city in Scotland.
  • Conway: It means a Holy river according to the Welsh language.
  • Cove: A small sheltered bay.
  • Delmar: It’s a Spanish word, means ‘of the sea.’
  • Deniz: Sea
  • Destin: This is a French word which means ‘by the still waters’
  • Dewy: Wet with dew.
  • Douglas: A Dark river
  • Dylan: Son of the sea
  • Earendil: Sea Lover
  • Ecthelion: Of the water
  • Edmar: The meaning of Edmar is a wealthy sea.
  • Fontaine: It means ‘fountain.’
  • Ford: Crossing a shallow place in a river
  • Gal: Wave
  • Glendower
  • Goksu: Originated from the Turkish dialect, Goksu means clean water.
  • Guadalupe: River of the wolf
  • Gursel: In the Turkish language, Gursel represents flowing water.  
  • Hali: The sea
  • Harbor/Harbour: Shelter on the coast (unisexual)
  • Hurley: Sea tide
  • Indra: A Sanskrit word that signifies possessing drops of rain.
  • Irvin/ Irving
  • Jabal/Jubal: Stream
  • Jalad: A Sanskrit word that means giving water.
  • Jafar: Stream
  • Jorah: Autumn rain
  • Jordan: Flowing down
  • Kai: In the Hawaiian language, Kai means sea.
  • Kawai
  • Kelvin: Name of a Scottish river
  • Kenn: Bright aqua
  • Kyle: Channel
  • Lachlan: the land of lakes
  • Lagoon/Laguna
  • Laiken: Lake
  • Lake
  • Lamar: aqua
  • Leith: Broad River
  • Leven: Flood
  • Lincoln: Town by the lake
  • Llyr: The sea
  • Lynn: Lake
  • Maayan
  • Marin/Marinus: Of the sea
  • Marlin: Sea fortress
  • Marlow/Marlowe: Drained lake
  • Marsh
  • Maxwell: The meaning of the Scottish word Maxwell is Great Stream.
  • Mist: Particles of water
  • Mizuko: Water child in the Japanese language
  • Moor/Moore: Sea
  • Morcant/Morgan: Sea circle
  • Mortimer
  • Murdock: A Scottish word that signifies ‘sea.’
  • Muriel: Bright sea
  • Murphy: Sea warrior
  • Murray: An old Celtic word that means sea. In Irish, Murray symbolizes a seafarer.
  • Nebraska
  • Niraj: In Sanskrit, Niraj stands for water-born flowers like Lotus.
  • Neptune: God of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion
  • Nereus: From Greek Mythology
  • Nerio
  • Ocean
  • Oceanus: Ocean
  • Pelagius: The sea
  • Peleg: Channel
  • Poseidon: God of the sea in Greek Mythology
  • Rain
  • Rayyan: Arabic name
  • Reef
  • Rio: River
  • River
  • Ryan
  • Seaton: From the farm by the sea
  • Shore
  • Shui: Means water in the Chinese language
  • Storm
  • Strom: Stream
  • Tahoma: This Native American name denotes frozen aqua or ice.
  • Thames: River Thames
  • Tide
  • Trent
  • Triton: In Greek mythology, Triton is the Son of Poseidon, God of the sea.
  • Tullius: Heavy rain
  • Wade: River crossing
  • Wiley
  • Yarrow: Rough Stream
  • Yuval: Stream
  • Zale: Strength of the sea

water names for girls

 Water-Themed Names (Female):

As water is the driving force of the environment, your daughter becomes your living force after birth. The calm and soothing water streams somehow represent girls in a significant way. So the following list is for those parents who want to name their little daughter after water-themed words.

  • Anat/ Anath: Water Spring
  • Anahita: Persian word means ‘River Goddess.’
  • Aqua/Aquarius/Aquafina
  • Ara: Derived from the Arabic language, Ara signifies the process that brings rain.
  • Arethusa: Obtained from the Greek word, Arethusa means the waterer.
  • AYSU: Derived from the Turkish dialect, where AY denotes moon and SU means aqua.
  • Bay
  • Bayou
  • Beck: Meaning ‘Stream’
  • Bo: Meaning ‘Wave’
  • Brenna: Little drop
  • Briny
  • Brook/ Brooke/Brooks
  • Calder: Stream/ Rough water
  • Cari: Something that flows
  • Cansu: This word’s origin is Turkish dialect where Can symbolizes life and Su means in water.
  • Cascade
  • Caspian: Caspian sea
  • Cherith: Streambed
  • Cordell/Cordelia: Daughter of the sea
  • Dalit: Draw water
  • Darya: Sea
  • Delta: Wetlands
  • Deniz: Sea
  • Dew
  • Dwynwen: Wave
  • Dylan: Of the sea
  • Fen
  • Ford
  • Gal/ Galit: Wave
  • Ginevra/Guinevere: White wave
  • Guadalupe: River of the wolf
  • Hali/Halimeda: The sea
  • Harbor/Harbour: Shelter in the coast area
  • Hydra
  • Ianthe: sea nymph.
  • Irvette: It means sea friend.
  • Indra: Possessing drops of rain
  • Isla: Isla river/ an island
  • Jennifer: White wave
  • Jorah: Rain in Autumn
  • Jordan: Flowing downwards
  • Kai/Kairi: Sea
  • Kailani: The variation of the sea in the Hawaiian language.
  • Kawai
  • Kyla: Channel
  • Lagoon
  • Laguna: Lagoon
  • Laiken: Lake
  • Lake
  • Lana
  • Leven: Flood
  • Lien: Lily
  • Lynn: Lake
  • Marilla: Meaning is Shining sea
  • Mairin: Originated from both the Gaelic and Irish language, Mairin means Star Of the sea.
  • Marina: From the sea
  • Marine
  • Maris: Of the sea
  • Marlin: Lake
  • Marlow/ Marlowe: Drained lake
  • Maya
  • Mayim
  • Meltem: Sea wind
  • Meri: The Finnish variant of the word sea.
  • Mica
  • Mira: Sea
  • Mizuko
  • Moana: It symbolizes sea according to Hawaiian dialect.
  • Monroe: From the mouth of the Roe River
  • Morgan: bright sea/ dweller near the sea
  • Morwen/Morwenna: Waves
  • Muriel: It is a Celtic word that means bright sea.
  • Murphy: Sea warrior
  • Murray: From the sea
  • Nanami: Seven seas
  • Neptune: God of the sea
  • Nereida/ Nerida: Nerida or Nereida is the goddess of the sea according to Greek mythology.
  • Nerina/ Nerine/ Nerissa: A Sea nymph
  • Niloofar: The Persian variation of the word Waterlily.
  • Nixie
  • Noelani: Mist of heaven
  • Ocean
  • Oceana/ Oceane: Ocean
  • Ondine: It means little wave
  • Pavati: Transparent like water
  • Pelagia: It is the Greek variety of the term sea.
  • Rain
  • Reef
  • Reka: River
  • Ren: Lily
  • Rio: A famous river in North America
  • River
  • Sabrina: From the River Severn, the longest river in Great Britain.
  • Shore
  • Talise: Lovely aqua
  • Tallulah: Leaping waters
  • Thalassa: It is an old Greek word used for symbolizing the modern word sea.
  • Thames: It means the river, Thames.
  • Tulia: Heavy rain
  • Undine: Little wave
  • Vanora: White wave
  • Wade: River crossing
  • Yara/ Yaritza: Aqua lady
  • Yarrow: Rough stream

 

There are several water-themed unisex names we have included in both the male and female list. Therefore, we hope you will not get confused. If you need to check some ocean and beach-inspired baby names as well, we think this list may give you some good choices. We wish you all the best. Happy naming!