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Aquatic Names for Your Beach Baby

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Baby boy names for little swimmers, surfers, and beach bums

Do you adore the ocean? Long for a riverside campsite? Feel like you were a dolphin in another life? You're in luck. We've rounded up a bevy of beachy names reminiscent of the world's waters and the fine folks (fish and sexy lifeguards alike) who love them too.

Names that mean "water"

Wishful water-dwellers will love the baby names below, which all mean "water," "ocean," "stream," "river" or something else that evokes aquatic adventures.

Surfer baby names

If you're hoping to score a name that sounds like someone who scales the waves all day, 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: U.S. surfer
  • Damien Hobgood: U.S. 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, ship-folks and fish names for your baby.

  • 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

Another fun option is to name your baby after a favorite beach, surfing spot or body of water. If you're worried the watery name is a little too weird, consider using it as a middle name so your child can choose what he wants to be called as he gets older. Jack Atlantic, anyone?

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