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  • 40 Water-Inspired Baby Names for Your Little Mermaid or Merman

    These diverse names all have beautiful meanings and inspirations.
    by Kate Borbon .
40 Water-Inspired Baby Names for Your Little Mermaid or Merman
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  • For many parents, finding out their baby’s gender and picking out possible names is one of the exciting parts of anticipating the arrival of the newest member of their family. Nowadays, there are a variety of truly unique names derived from many different inspirations that moms and dads can choose from!

    Mermaid-inspired baby names for girls

    According to baby name website Nameberry, names inspired by the ocean have been all the rage throughout the past year! Whether you’re looking forward to the release of the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid or just want to give your baby a special water-inspired name, here are some choices you can consider.

    Alana

    Origin: Gaelic

    Meaning: Precious child, beauty, serenity

    Amatheia

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: ‘Nurses of fish’

    Ariel

    Origin: Hebrew

    Meaning: ‘Sprite’ or ‘Lion of God’

    Ava

    Origin: Romansh

    Meaning: Water

    Calista

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: ‘She that is most beautiful’

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    Calypso

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: ‘She who hides’

    Chantel

    Origin: French

    Meaning: Singer, to sing

    Coralia

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: Maiden or coral

    Cordelia

    Origin: Celtic, Latin

    Meaning: Daughter of the sea

    Delphine

    Origin: French

    Meaning: French word for ‘dolphin’

    Isla

    Origin: Spanish

    Meaning: Island

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    Kailani

    Origin: Hawaiian

    Meaning: Sea and sky

    Lyra

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: Lyre

    Maeve

    Origin: Irish

    Meaning: ‘She who intoxicates,’ ‘The cause of great joy’

    Marina

    Origin: Latin

    Meaning: Female form of ‘Marino,’ which means ‘man of the sea’

    Maya

    Origin: Hebrew

    Meaning: Water

    Moana

    Origin: Hawaiian, Polynesian

    Meaning: Large body of water

    Naia

    Origin: Basque

    Meaning: Wave, sea foam

    Shell

    Origin: American

    Meaning: Animal covering

    Viviane

    Origin: Latin

    Meaning: Lively

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    Mermaid-inspired baby names for boys

    Who ever said mermaid names can only be used for baby girls? There are also lots of names inspired by the ocean and the water that will work perfectly for your little boy, from the charismatic-sounding Triton to nature names like River or Ford.

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    Amarine

    Origin: French

    Meaning: Aquamarine

    Aqua

    Origin: Latin

    Meaning: Water

    Avalon

    Origin: Celtic

    Meaning: Island of apples, island of paradise

    Dylan

    Origin: Welsh

    Meaning: ‘Son of the sea’

    Echo

    Origin: Latin, Greek

    Meaning: Reflected sound

    Evian

    Origin: English

    Meaning: ‘The Lord is gracious’

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    Fisher

    Origin: English

    Meaning: Fisherman

    Ford

    Origin: English

    Meaning: River crossing

    Harbor

    Origin: English

    Meaning: A place on the coast where ships take shelter

    Kai

    Origin: Hawaiian

    Meaning: Sea

    Marceline

    Origin: French

    Meaning: Defender of the sea

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    Michal

    Origin: Hebrew

    Meaning: Brook or stream

    Rhapsody

    Origin: English

    Meaning: Musical composition

    River

    Origin: English

    Meaning: Stream of water

    Ronan

    Origin: Irish

    Meaning: Little seal

    Sebastian

    Origin: Latin

    Meaning: Venerable, revered

    Trent

    Origin: Latin

    Meaning: Gushing waters

    Triton

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: Son of Poseidon

    Wade

    Origin: English

    Meaning: River crossing

    Zale

    Origin: Greek

    Meaning: Strong sea, power of the sea

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