And ocean and river—names that reflect Mother Nature's greatest gifts.
Water-inspired baby names are unique, earthy, a little bit quirky, and honestly just fun to say—who wouldn't want a name like Brooklyn, Banks, or Maren? Plus, your little guppy is likely to be the only one in their class with their name, and if they do meet someone with the same name, then they'll instantly have something to bond over!
Whether you're someone who loves being by the water or are hoping to raise a future Michael Phelps, these water-inspired names are just what the baby name doctor ordered. While the overarching theme of this curated list is water, we've rounded up names that also mean ocean, sea, river, stream, and brook. There's boho-like names for parents who like something a little more unheard of and classic, vintage names that have withstand the test of name.
Swim through our river of water-inspired baby names below!
Names that mean water
Names that mean river, stream, or brook
Names that mean ocean or sea