Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Water  

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Rivers, lakes, and oceans are often associated with feelings of relaxation and tranquility, so many parents love baby names that mean water. Given so many people are fans of swimming, sailing, or just being near a body of water, water names are common in many different cultures. Here, you'll find some great names to add to your list! 

Parents with more traditional tastes will be pleased to know plenty of veritable classics have aquatic meanings. Female names that mean water include Maya and Meredith and male names like Douglas and Irving also translate roughly to water. There are also some names that fall into the in-between category as they're familiar enough without being overused or too common. The unisex name Murphy means sea warrior, for example, and River is becoming an increasingly fashionable choice.  

However, there are plenty of unique names that mean water for those who want their child to stand out. Boys names like Kelvin and Kaito mean water as do girls names like Darya and Iara. The unisex name Tasi, which has a cute nickname feel, means sea or ocean. 

Do you have a favorite name that means water? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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Maya

Female, Hebrew: Water

2
13 2
River

Unisex, English: Word name

3
10 1

Female, Sanskrit: Sea, ocean

4
13 4

Unisex, Hawaiian: Sea, ocean 

5
11 3
Brooklyn

Unisex, English: A stream of water, a brook

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9 3

Unisex, Welsh: Sea born, sea song 

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7 3
Meredith

Female, Welsh/English: Great lord, sea lord

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8 5
Meri

Female, Finnish: The sea

9
6 3
Irving

Male, English/Scottish: Green water

10
4 2

Unisex, Irish: Sea warrior 

11
7 6
Doug

Male, Scottish: Black water

12
6 5
Tasi

Unisex, Chamorro: Sea, ocean

13
4 3
Alara

Female, Turkish: Mythological Turkish water fairy 

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3 2

Female, English: Body of trembling river water

15
3 3
Rio

Male, Spanish/Portuguese: River

16
2 2
Neith

Female, Egyptian mythology: Water

17
2 2
Naia

Female, Basque: Wave, sea foam

18
2 2

Unisex, English: Lake

19
2 2

Male, Indigenous Australian: Water lily

20
2 2
Zarna

Female, Indian: Small stream of water

21
6 7
Mervyn

Male, Welsh: Sea hill

22
2 3
Kaito

Male, Japanese: Sea, ocean, soar, fly 

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1 2
Kelvin

Male, English: Narrow water

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5 7
Alton

Male, English: Town at the source of the river

25
3 5
Darya

Female, Persian: Sea, ocean

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2 4
Ibai

Male, Basque: River

27
1 3
Moana

Female, Maori/Hawaiian: Ocean, deep sea

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1 3

Female, English: Of the sea

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3 6
Conway

Male, English: Holy water

30
3 6
Aysu

Female, Turkish: Moon, water

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1 4
Nahla

Female, Arabic: A drink of water

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0 4
Mayim

Female, Hebrew: Water

33
0 4
Iara

Female, Tupi: River nymph in Brazilian legend