Watery Names

"Miranda - The Tempest" by John William Waterhouse
I am simultaneously afraid and fascinated by the ocean. It is so mysterious and so undiscovered, anything could be living out there. Here are some names that are as beautiful and strange as the place that inspired them.

Girls:

Darya - Persian, "Sea"
Maris - Latin, "Of the sea"
Naia - Basque, "Wave, sea foam"
Océane - French, "Ocean"
Mira - Sanskrit, "Sea, ocean"
Nereida - Greek, "Nymphs, sea sprites"
Rosemary - Latin, "Dew of the sea"
Muirgen - Gaelic, "Born of the sea"
Niloofar - Persian, "Water-lily"
Meri - Finnish, "Sea"
Aysu - Turkish, "Moon water"
Meltem - Turkish, "Sea wind"

Boys:

Windsor - English, "Riverbank with a windlass"
Mortimer - English or French, "Still water"
Llyr - Welsh, "The sea"
Irving - Scottish, "Green water"
Glyndwr - Welsh, "Valley water"
Nereus - Greek, "Water"

Unisex:

Lake
Afon - Welsh, "River"
Meredith - Welsh, "Great lord" or "sea lord"
Rivière - French, "River"
Marlowe - English, "Drained lake"
Kai - Hawaiian, "Sea"
Riu - Catalan, "River"

Comments

  1. There's something magical about sea names - Naia and Meri are quite mystical sounding.

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