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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.
30 Baby Names Inspired by Water
Splish splash! Take a look at 30 baby names inspired by H2O!
Aqua is a blue green color often associated with the ocean.
The dictionary defines an arroyo as “a deep gully cut by an intermittent stream.”
A bay is a body of water partially enclosed by land and that has a wide mouth leading into the sea.
Briny describes the saltiness that comes from the sea.
A brook is a creek.
The name Clifford, according to Nameberry, means “lives near the ford by the cliff.”
Darya is Iranian for sea.
A delta is a piece of triangular shaped land that forms when a river splits before making its way into the ocean.
Babyzone defines Douglas as Scottish for black river.
According to Babyzone in Welsh mythology Dylan was the god of the sea; the Welsh god’s name means “son of the sea.”
The dictionary defines an eddy as “a circular movement of air or water.”
The dictionary defines a fen as “low land covered entirely or partially by water.”
Babyzone defines Ford as English for river crossing.
According to the dictionary a gully is a “deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour.”
According to Nameberry Kai, also a unisex name, means “sea” in Hawaiian.
According to Nameberry Kendall is a unisex name meaning “valley of the River Kent.”
A marina is an area of water (sometimes referred to as a harbor) where boats and yachts are kept.
The word marine is relative to the ocean or sea.
According to Babyzone Marlowe means marshy and “from the hill by the lake.”
Meredith has various meanings one of them being “seal lord,” a name with a Welsh origin.
According to Nameberry Mira means “ocean” in Sanskrit.
Misty is a term for tiny drops of water.
Babyzone defines Muir as “from the moor.” A moor is a wet spongy area.
According to Babyzone Murray is Irish for “Lord of the sea.”
Nameberry defines Nerida as meaning mermaid. The origin is Greek.
Babyzone defines Noelani as Hawaiian for “mist of Heaven.”
Rain is the term used to describe drops of water falling from the sky.
A river is a stream of water.
According to Nameberry Seaton means “town by the sea.”
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.