Water Babies: 30 Baby Names Inspired by Water

Summer is long gone, which means nowadays all of our water play is happening at bath time. While my little one isn’t a fan of water on her face (unless she’s splashing) she loves playing with her toys in the bathtub. And even though pool days are a thing of the past for us now (unless we find ourselves in the midst of a heat wave) I thought it would be fun to look up some baby names inspired by water.

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  • Aqua

    Aqua

    Aqua is a blue green color often associated with the ocean.

  • Arroyo

    Arroyo

    The dictionary defines an arroyo as “a deep gully cut by an intermittent stream.”

  • Bay

    Bay

    A bay is a body of water partially enclosed by land and that has a wide mouth leading into the sea.

  • Briny

    Briny

    Briny describes the saltiness that comes from the sea.

  • Brook

    Brook

    A brook is a creek.

  • Clifford

    Clifford

    The name Clifford, according to Nameberry, means “lives near the ford by the cliff.”

  • Darya

    Darya

    Darya is Iranian for sea.

  • Delta

    Delta

    A delta is a piece of triangular shaped land that forms when a river splits before making its way into the ocean.

  • Douglas

    Douglas

    Babyzone defines Douglas as Scottish for black river.

  • Dylan

    Dylan

    According to Babyzone in Welsh mythology Dylan was the god of the sea; the Welsh god’s name means “son of the sea.”

  • Eddy

    Eddy

    The dictionary defines an eddy as “a circular movement of air or water.”

  • Fen

    Fen

    The dictionary defines a fen as “low land covered entirely or partially by water.”

  • Ford

    Ford

    Babyzone defines Ford as English for river crossing.

  • Gully

    Gully

    According to the dictionary a gully is a “deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour.”

  • Kai

    Kai

    According to Nameberry Kai, also a unisex name, means “sea” in Hawaiian.

  • Kendall

    Kendall

    According to Nameberry Kendall is a unisex name meaning “valley of the River Kent.”

  • Marina

    Marina

    A marina is an area of water (sometimes referred to as a harbor) where boats and yachts are kept.

  • Marine

    Marine

    The word marine is relative to the ocean or sea.

  • Marlowe

    Marlowe

    According to Babyzone Marlowe means marshy and “from the hill by the lake.”

  • Meredith

    Meredith

    Meredith has various meanings one of them being “seal lord,” a name with a Welsh origin.

  • Mira

    Mira

    According to Nameberry Mira means “ocean” in Sanskrit.

  • Misty

    Misty

    Misty is a term for tiny drops of water.

  • Muir

    Muir

    Babyzone defines Muir as “from the moor.” A moor is a wet spongy area.

  • Murray

    Murray

    According to Babyzone Murray is Irish for “Lord of the sea.”

  • Nerida

    Nerida

    Nameberry defines Nerida as meaning mermaid. The origin is Greek.

  • Noelani

    Noelani

    Babyzone defines Noelani as Hawaiian for “mist of Heaven.”

  • Rain

    Rain

    Rain is the term used to describe drops of water falling from the sky.

  • River

    River

    A river is a stream of water.

  • Seaton

    Seaton

    According to Nameberry Seaton means “town by the sea.”

  • Tallulah

    Tallulah

    According to Nameberry Tallulah is a Choktaw Indian name meaning “leaping water.”

And if you need more naming inspiration, try BabyZone’s baby name finder.

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