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Surfer Girl Names for Your Beach-Loving Babe

Female surfers are strong as hell. Just look at Surfer’s Hall of Fame inductee Bethany Hamilton, who didn’t let losing her left arm in a shark attack at the age of 13 stop her from continuing to compete in professional surfing. Hamilton beat some of the world’s best surfers in Fiji at the World Surf League’s Fiji Women’s Pro and recently released her latest children’s book about overcoming fear and adapting to whatever life throws your way. She (like all female surfers, really) is resilient, tough and tenacious — all things you’d want your own daughter to be.

So why not name your baby girl after a famous female surfer?

And for all you moms out there who are surfers yourselves and plan to teach your daughters your seaworthy ways, a beach-inspired baby name might just be the perfect fit.

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Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite names — from those of famous female surfers to just plain ocean-inspired and lovely.

Top female surfers

From retired professionals to young women currently making a name for themselves in the surfing world, we have plenty of pro female surfers to choose from. Some of them have last names that would make for a cool, trendy and untraditional baby girl name too.

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Beach-inspired names

What’s not to love about the beach? For a surf-friendly name, consider these beachy baby name options for your daughter.

  • Ocean
  • Oceana
  • Sandy
  • Shelly
  • Ray
  • Bree
  • Summer
  • Blue
  • Delphine: Means “dolphin”
  • Azul: Spanish word for “blue”
  • Naranja: Spanish word for “orange” — the fruit or the color
  • Rosado: Spanish word for “pink”
  • Soleil: French for “sun”
  • Coral
  • Wave
  • Bells (after Bells Beach in Australia)
  • Bondi (after Bondi Beach in Australia)
  • Malibu (after Malibu Beach)
  • Maui (Hawaiian island popular with surfers)
  • Hanalei (after Hanalei Bay in Kauai)
  • Hana (after the pretty town in Maui)
  • Zuma (after a famous beach in Malibu)
  • Doris: Greek mythology daughter of Oceanus
  • Atlantis: Greek name after the legendary island that sank to the bottom of the ocean

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Names that mean “water”

A less-obvious approach to giving your baby girl a beach- or surfing-inspired name is to choose one with “water” in the meaning — like the names below.

  • Kailani: Hawaiian name meaning “sea and sky”
  • Kai: Hawaiian for “sea”
  • Coventina: Celtic name meaning “water goddess”
  • Dalis: Hebrew name meaning “drawing water”
  • Moselle: Hebrew name meaning “from the water”
  • Nixie: German name meaning “little water sprite”
  • Talulah: Native American name meaning “Leaping water”
  • Maren: Latin name meaning “sea”
  • Nami: Japanese name meaning “wave”
  • Genevieve: Celtic name meaning “white wave”
  • Guinevere: A Welsh name that means “white wave”
  • Brenna: Gaelic name meaning “little drop of water”
  • Marina: Latin name meaning “from the sea”
  • Morwenna: A Welsh name meaning “waves of the sea”
  • Nerissa: A Greek name that means “from the sea”
  • Adrian: Latin name meaning “sea” or “water”
  • Beck: Swedish name meaning “from the brook”
  • Cary: English name meaning “stream”
  • Brooke
  • Brooklyn
  • Lynn: Welsh name meaning “lake”
  • Cordelia: Welsh name meaning “jewel of the sea”
  • Kaimana: Hawaiian name meaning “power of the ocean”
  • Lake
  • Rain
  • Moana: Hawaiian name meaning “ocean”

Is the water calling your name yet?

Looking for more baby name inspiration? Check out our favorite celebrity baby names:

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