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Aquatic Baby Names

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

Baby boy names

Do you adore the beach? Long for a riverside campsite? Feel you totally belong in the water? You're in luck. We've rounded up a bevy of beachy names that invoke the very thing you love — water, rivers and the ocean. For good measure, we've included names from real surfers, and a few aquatic names from literature and film.

Names that mean "water"

The following baby boy names have meanings that any water-dweller would love. These names all mean water, ocean, stream, river, or something else similar that evokes aquatic adventures.

Surfer baby names

If you're hoping to score a name that sounds like a surfer, guess what? We've gathered some of the coolest real-life surfer names for you.

  • Andy Irons: Hawaiian surfer
  • Barton Lynch: Aussie surfer
  • Butch Van Artsdalen: Hawaiian surfer
  • Clay Marzo: US surfer
  • Damien Hobgood: US surfer
  • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku: Hawaiian surfer
  • Mick Fanning: Aussie surfer
  • Mickey Munoz: Surfer and surfboard shaper
  • Shane Beschen: Hawaiian surfer
  • Simon Anderson: Aussie surfer
  • Sunny Garcia: Hawaiian surfer
  • Taj Burrow: Aussie surfer

Fictional aquatic names

Real life doesn't always have the answers, so we turned to literature and film to hunt down fictional lifeguard, surfer, shipman and fish names for your baby boy.

  • Bodhi: From Point Break
  • Brady: From Teen Beach Movie
  • Brody: Chief Martin Brody from Jaws
  • Cody: From Baywatch
  • Frankie: From Beach Party
  • Hobie: From Baywatch
  • Jack: From Big Wednesday
  • Jesse: From Free Willy
  • Lockie: From Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo
  • Logan: From Baywatch
  • Luke: From The Reef
  • Murph: From The Perfect Storm
  • Nathaniel: From Point Break
  • Sebastian: From The Little Mermaid

If you love the water, another fun way to pick a cool name for your baby boy is to name him after your favorite beach, surfing spot or location. If you are worried the name sounds too unique, consider using that name as a middle name so your child can choose what he wants to be called as he gets older.

Aquatic names range from cool surfer names to more mysterious names with a deeper meaning. If you'd rather be in or near the water, these names may be up your alley.

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