Water Names

250+ Water Names That Are Refreshingly Unique

Water names show up in every language, in every culture, and for every gender across the globe. The planet is mostly covered in water. Most of our body is composed of water. All life depends on it. So it’s natural that so many names would be derived from this primal life force. Whether the name is derived from an ocean, sea, lake, river, creek, waterfall, or merely the morning dew that shines on a blade of grass, there’s a water name suitable for every newborn baby.

1. Aban (F) … Persian … waters

2. Abenahir (F) … Persian … water of a stream or canal

3. Aberdeen (M) … Scottish … mouth of the river

4. Aberfa (F) … Welsh … from the mouth of the river

5. Adaliah (F) … Hebrew … one that draws water

6. Adrie (F) … Dutch … from the Adriatic

7. Adva (F) … Hebrew … rippling water

8. Aedre (F) … Anglo-Saxon … stream

9. Aegaea (F) … Latin … from the Aegean Sea

10. Aenon (M) … one that draws water

11. Aerwyna (F) … English … friend of the sea

12. Afshak (F) … Persian … dew

13. Afshaneh (F) … Persian … sprinkling, scattering

14. Afshang (F) … Persian … dew

15. Ahumai (M) … Hebrew … a meadow of waters

16. Airavata (M) … Sanskrit … child of water

17. Amadahy (F) … Cherokee … forest water

18. Ambu (F) … Sanskrit … water

19. Amphitrite (F) … Greek … sea goddess

20. Anahita (F) … Persian … river goddess

21. Anthia (F) … Greek … lady of the flowers

22. Anup (M) … Sanskrit … watery

23. Apanie (F) … Australia … water

24. Apsaras (F) … India … from the waters

25. Apulia (F) … Latin … from the river Apulia

26. Aqua (F) … Latin … water

27. Ara (F) … Arabic … brings rain

28. Araxie (F) … Armenian … river

29. Ardvisura (F) … Persian … brilliant waters

30. Arno (M) … Italian … flower water

31. Arroyo (M) … Spanish … deep gully

32. Arvia (F) … Latin … from the seashore

33. Assana (F) … Irish … waterfall

34. Athena (F) … Greek … from the sea

35. Atwater (M) … English … from the waterside

36. Avonmora (F) … Irish … from the great river

37. Bay (M) … English … body of water enclosed by land

38. Bayou (F) … French … small stream

39. Beck (M) … Old Norse … stream

40. Beverley (F) … English … beaver stream

41. Bourne (M) … English … lives by a stream

42. Brimlad (F) … Anglo-Saxon … seaway

43. Briny (M) … English … saltiness that comes from the sea

44. Brooklyn (F) … English … clear water

45. Cain (M) … Welsh … clear water

46. Calder (M) … Scottish … rough waters

47. Cari (F) … Turkish … flows like water

48. Ceto (F) … Greek … goddess of the sea

49. Charybdis (F) … Latin … daughter of Poseidon

50. Chelsea (F) … Anglo-Saxon … seaport

51. Chenelle (F) … French … canal; channel

52. Chumani (F) … Sioux … dew drops

53. Clifford (M) … English … lives near the ford by the cliff

54. Clyte (F) … Greece … a water nymph

55. Coburn (M) … Welsh … rocky

56. Como (F) … Italian … lake

57. Conway (M) … Welsh … holy water

58. Cora (F) … Scottish … seething pool

59. Coral (F) … English … underwater skeletal deposits that form reefs

60. Cordelia (F) … Celtic … of the sea

61. Cotovatre (F) … English … name of a lake

62. Coventina (F) … Celtic … water goddess

63. Cragen (F) … Welsh … sea shell

64. Creiddylad (F) … Welsh … jewel of the sea

65. Cresswell (M) … English … watercress river

66. Daileass (M) … Scottish … from the waterfall

67. Dalila (F) … Greek … water bearer

68. Dalit (F) … Hebrew … drawing water

69. Dallas (F) … Scottish … from the waterfall

70. Darya (F) … Persian … sea

71. Dax (M) … French … water

72. Dayla (F) … Hebrew … to draw water

73. Delma (F) … Spanish … of the sea

74. Delmare (F) … French … of the sea

75. Delora (F) … Latin … from the seashore

76. Delta (F) … English … confluence of rivers

77. Deniz (M) … Turkish … sea

78. Destan (M) … French … by the still waters

79. Diona (F) … English … from the sacred spring

80. Diondra (F) … English … from the sacred spring

81. Dorea (F) … Greek … of the sea

82. Douglas (M) … Scottish … dark water

83. Dover (M) … Welsh … water

84. Dylan (M) … Welsh … son of the sea

85. Earwine (F) … English … friend of the sea

86. Eathelin (F) … English … noble waterfall

87. Ebba (F) … English … flowing tide

88. Eirene (F) … Latin … daughter of Poseidon

89. Eldoris (F) … Greek … of the sea

90. Ephyra (F) … Latin … daughter of Oceanus

91. Firth (F) … Scottish … fjord

92. Fjord (F) … Norwegian … sea passage

93. Fontaine (M) … French … fountain

94. Ford (M) … English … river crossing

95. Gali (F) … Hebrew … fountain

96. Geneva (F) … Italian … white wave

97. Genevieve (F) … French … white wave

98. Glan (F) … Welsh … from the shore

99. Gracelynn (F) … German … graceful as a waterfall

100. Guadalupe (F) … Spanish … river of black stones

101. Gursel (M) … Turkish … flowing water

102. Hali (F) … Greek … sea

103. Hama (F) … Japanese … shore, beach

104. Hamako (F) … Japanese … child of the shore

105. Hlynn (F) … English … waterfall

106. Hurley (M) … Irish … sea tide

107. Imma (F) … Africa … one who pours water

108. Ingemar (F) … Norse … of the sea

109. Irvette (F) … English … friend of the sea

110. Irving (M) … Scottish … green river or sea friend

111. Itsaso (F) … Spanish … sea

112. Jaladhi (M) … Hindi … ocean

113. Jaleh (F) … Persian … dew

114. Jarita (F) … Africa … an earthen water jug

115. Jeevika (F) … Sanskrit … water

116. Jennifer (F) … Celtic … white wave

117. Jharna (F) … Sanskrit … a small brook

118. Jidlaph (M) … Hebrew … he that distills water

119. Jurmala (F) … Latvian … sea shore

120. Kai (F) … Hawaiian … sea

121. Kailani (F) … Hawaiian … sea and sky

122. Kawthar (F) … Arabic … river in paradise

123. Kelby (F) … Gaelic … place by the fountain

124. Kelda (F) … Norse … fountain

125. Ken (M) … Welsh … clear water

126. Kendra (F) … English … clear water

127. Kenn (M) … Welsh … clear water

128. Kevser (F) … Turkish … a river in paradise

129. Kishi (F) … Japanese … beach, seashore

130. Kishiko (F) … Japanese … child of the seashore

131. Kolora (F) … Australia … freshwater lagoon

132. Kyle (M) … Scottish … channel or strait

133. Lach (M) … English … lives near water

134. Lage (F) … Swedish … from the sea

135. Laguna (F) … English … body of water separated by a coral or reef

136. Lana (F) … Hawaiian … afloat

137. Laraine (F) … Latin … seagull

138. Lausanne (F) … English … Lake Geneva

139. Leena (F) … Irish … wet meadow

140. Leuconoe (F) … Latin … daughter of Poseidon

141. Lin (F) … English … waterfall

142. Lincoln (M) … English … settlement by the lake

143. Lir (M) … Irish … god of the sea

144. Lise (M) … Native American … salmons head rising above

145. Loire (F) … French … river

146. Lyn (F) … Anglo-Saxon … cascade

147. Lynn (F) … Irish … lake

148. Malila (F) … Miwok … fast salmon swimming up a rippling stream

149. Mamia (F) … Latin … of the sea

150. Marea (F) … Latin … of the sea

151. Marella (F) … Japanese … of the bright sea

152. Marilla (F) … Latin … shining sea

153. Marinella (F) … Latin … of the sea

154. Marinochka (F) … Russian … from the sea

155. Marissa (F) … Latin … of the sea

156. Maritza (F) … German … of the sea

157. Marius (M) … Latin … of the sea

158. Mariza (F) … Latin … of the sea

159. Maryn (F) … Latin … of the sea

160. Masika (F) … Egyptian … born during rain

161. Maya (F) … Hebrew … water

162. Mbizi (M) … Egyptian … water

163. Meredith (F) … Celtic … protector of the sea

164. Meri (F) … Finnish … sea

165. Meris (F) … Latin … of the sea

166. Mesi (F) … Egyptian … water

167. Michal (F) … Hebrew … brook

168. Mira (F) … Sanskrit … ocean

169. Mississippi … (M or F) … Native American … father of waters

170. Misty (F) … English … tiny drops of water

171. Mizuko (F) … Japanese … water child

172. Moana (F) … Hawaiian … sea

173. Morcan (F) … Welsh … bright sea

174. Morgaine (F) … Welsh … bright sea

175. Morrissey (M) … Irish … choice of the sea

176. Mortimer (M) … French … still water

177. Morwenna (F) … Welsh … ocean waves

178. Moselle (F) … Hebrew … from the water

179. Moses (M) … Hebrew … saved from the water

180. Muiel (F) … Irish … knows the sea

181. Muir (M) … Celtic … sea, moor

182. Muirgheal (F) … Irish … knows the sea

183. Murdock (M) … Scottish … sea

184. Murel (F) … Irish … knows the sea

185. Muriel (F) … Celtic … of the bright sea

186. Murphy (M) … Gaelic … sea warrior

187. Murray (M) … Irish … lord of the sea

188. Myuna (F) … Australian … clear water

189. Nadah (F) … Arabic … dew, moisture

190. Nadia (F) … Arabic … having dew on the surface

191. Nagisa (F) … Japanese … seashore

192. Nahla (F) … Arabic … a drink of water

193. Naida (F) … Greek … water nymph

194. Nami (F) … Japanese … surf, wave

195. Narayan (M) … Sanskrit … moving water

196. Naunet (F) … Egyptian … mythical goddess of the ocean

197. Nautia (F) … Latin … from the sea

198. Nawfar (F) … Arabic … water lily

199. Nebula (F) … Latin … misty

200. Nen (M) … Arabic … ancient waters

201. Neptune (M) … Latin … god of freshwater

202. Nerida (F) … Greek … sea nymph

203. Nimue (F) … English … the lady of the lake

204. Nineve (F) … English … the lady of the lake

205. Nirjhar (M) … India … waterfalls

206. Nixie (F) … German … little water sprite

207. Noelani (M) … Hawaiian … mist of heaven

208. Nyneve (F) … English … the lady of the lake

209. Oceane (F) … Greek … god of the sea

210. Odahingum (F) … Chippewa … rippling water

211. Orabelle (F) … English … beautiful seacoast

212. Pamuya (F) … Hopi … water moon

213. Pavati (F) … Hopi … clear water

214. Peirene (F) … Latin … lover of Poseidon

215. Pelagia (F) … Greek … dweller by the sea

216. Puakai (F) … Hawaiian … ocean flower, sea blossom

217. Ran (F) … Japanese … water lily

218. Rhode (F) … Latin … daughter of Poseidon

219. Ria (F) … Spanish … from the river’s mouth

220. Rialta (F) … Italian … deep brook

221. Rilla (F) … German … brook

222. Rio (F) … Spanish … river

223. Riva (F) … French … from the shore

224. Robeab (F) … Persian … sweeping waters

225. Rocio (F) … Spanish … dew drops

226. Rodney (M) … English … land near the water

227. Rudabeh (F) … Persian … river water

228. Sachiel (M) … Hebrew … angel of water

229. Sadaf (F) … Persian … sea shell

230. Sadira (F) … Arabic … ostrich running from water

231. Salil (M) … India … water

232. Samudra (F) … Indonesian … ocean

233. Sandia (F) … Spanish … watermelon

234. Sarila (F) … Turkish … flood

235. Scylla (F) … Greek … sea monster

236. Seaton (M) … English … town by the sea

237. Sedna (F) … Inuit … goddess of the sea

238. Shabnan (F) … Persian … raindrop

239. Shannon (F) … Irish … old, wise river

240. Shizue (F) … Japanese … quiet inlet

241. Sindhu (F) … Sanskrit … rain

242. Sokanon (F) … Algonquin … rain

243. Struana (F) … Scottish … from the stream

244. Styx (F) … Greek … river of the underworld

245. Tahoe (F) … Native American … edge of the lake

246. Taki (F) … plunging water fall … Japan

247. Talia (F) … Hebrew … dew of heaven

248. Talise (F) … Native American … lovely water

249. Tallulah (F) … Choctaw … leaping water

250. Talora (F) … Hebrew … morning dew

251. Talya (F) … Hebrew … dew of heaven

252. Taura (F) … Japanese … many lakes

253. Tefnut (F) … Egyptian … atmospheric moisture

254. Tethy (F) … Greek … wife of Oceanus

255. Thalassa (F) … Greek … from the sea

256. Thuy (F) … Vietnamese … water

257. Tishtar (F) … Persian … angel of rain

258. Torlan (F) … Welsh … from the river bank

259. Trent (M) … Latin … gushing water

260. Tulia (F) … Latin … heavy rain

261. Tyna (F) … English … river

262. Ula (F) … Celtic … sea jewel

263. Umiko (F) … Japanese … child of the sea

264. Una (F) … Welsh … white wave

265. Undina (F) … Latin … of the waves

266. Vanora (F) … Welsh … white wave

267. Venilia (F) … Latin … of the sea and winds

268. Vivien (F) … English … the lady of the lake

269. Wade (M) … cross the water … English

270. Washington (M) … English … town near the water

271. Waverly (F) … English … meadow of quivering aspen

272. Wiley (M) … English … well-watered meadow

273. Winnifred (F) … Welsh … white wave

274. Wisconsin … (M or F) … French … gathering of waters

275. Yardenah (F) … Hebrew … from the river Jordan

276. Yoki (F) … Hopi … rain

277. Zale (M) … Greek … power of the sea

278. Zhaleh (F) … Persian … dew, rain Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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