Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aden

Fire

Gaelic

Alexander

Defender of man

Greek

Alford

The old river-ford

English

Arnav

Ocean

Indian (Sanskrit)

Assan

Waterfall

Irish

Atl

Water

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Atwater

At the water

English

Avalon

Apple Island

Welsh

Avon

River

Celtic

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Bay

Berry, water inlet

Latin

Bien

Ocean, sea

Vietnamese

Bristol

Meeting place by the bridge

English

Brooks

Small stream

English

Burbank

Riverbank where burrs grow

English

Calder

Rough waters; stream

Scottish

Cedar

Type of Tree

American

Chelan

Deep Water

Native American

Chowilawu

Joined together by water (Hopi)

Native American

Clarence

One who lives near the River Clare

Latin

Collier

Coal miner

English

Conway

Holy river; hound of the plain

Welsh

Coty

Riverbank

French

Creek

Small river

Culbart

Seaman

English

Daileass

From the waterfall

Scottish

Dalit

Draw Water

Hebrew

Dawson

Son of David

English

Delmar

Of the sea

Spanish

Delmor

Of the sea

Spanish

Devereaux

Bank of the river

French

Douglas

Black river

Scottish

Dour

From the water

Scottish

Dover

Water

Welsh

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Edmar

Wealthy sea

English

Euphrates

Great river

Turkish

Firth

Arm of the sea

Scottish

Fitzwater

Son of Walter

English

Fontaine

Fountain, water source

French

Ford

River crossing

English

Glyn

Glen; valley of water

Welsh

Glyndwr

Valley of water

Welsh

Hali

The sea

Greek

Harbor
Havelock

Sea competition

Scandinavian

Hayes

Hedged area

English

Holmes

Holly; islands in the river

English

Hudson

Son of Hudd

English

Hurlee

Sea tide

Irish

Hurley

Sea tide

Irish

Iniss

From the river island

Irish

Irving

Green or fresh water

Gaelic

Iwalani

Heavenly Seagull

Polynesian

Jaladi

Ocean

Indian (Sanskrit)

James

Supplanter

English

Jervis

A variant form of Jarvis.

German

Jiang

River

Chinese

Jicarilla

Water Rapids

Native American

Jing
Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Kai

Sea

Polynesian

Kaito

Sea, ocean; soar, fly

Japanese

Kasai
Kenn

Bright water

Welsh

Kuval

Water lily

Indian (Sanskrit)

Lach

Lives near water

English

Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

Lake
Lakeland

Home of the Norse

Irish

Laken
Lamar

The water; land famous

German

Laramie

French

Leith

Broad river

Scottish

Leomaris

Lion of the sea

Latin

Lian

Water lily

Chinese

Lochlan

From the land of lakes

Scottish

Macmurray

Son of the seafarer

Irish

Maj

Of the Sea or Bitter

Scandinavian

Mariatu

Of the Sea or Bitter

African

Marin

Of the Sea

Latin

Marinel

Of the Sea

Latin

Mariner

Mariner, seaman, sailor

English

Marino

Of the sea

Latin

Marinus

Of the sea

Latin

Marvin

Sea friend

Welsh

Marwin

Sea friend

Welsh

Meril

Sparkling sea

English

Meris

Of the Sea

Latin

Merlin

Sea fortress

Welsh

Mervin

Sea friend

Welsh

Merwyn

Sea friend; town by the lake

Welsh

Meryl

Sparkling sea

English

Minnesota

Sky-Colored Water

Native American

Misu

Ripples in the Water

Native American

Mizu

Water

Japanese

Monroe

Mouth of the river Rotha, in Ireland

Scottish

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Moriarty

Expert seaman

Irish

Morrissey

Choice of the sea

Irish

Morrow

Sea warrior

Celtic

Mortimer

Dead sea

French

Murdoc

Seaman

Celtic

Murphy

Sea warrior

Irish

Murray

Lord, master

Gaelic

Nahuatl

Four Waters

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Nairn

River with alder trees

Scottish

Nebraska

Flat Water

Native American

Neron

Sea

Spanish

Ocean

Sea

Greek

Ohio

Large River

Native American

Okena

Water Chief

Native American

Orman

Sea man; spear man

German

Pegasus

From the water spring

Greek

Pelagius

Of the sea

Greek

Pelayo

Of the sea

Greek

Pirate

Robber of the Sea

English

Poseidon

Husband of Earth

Greek

Powasheek

To Run the Water Off

Native American

Qing Yuan

Deep Water, Clear Spring

Chinese

Rain

English

Rains

English

Ravi

Sun

Indian (Sanskrit)

Renfrew

Calm river

Welsh

Ries

Of the sea

Latin

Rinus

Of the sea

Latin

Rio

River

Spanish

River

Flowing body of water

English

Rivera

Lives Near the River

Spanish

Rivers

English

Roden

From the swift river

English

Romney

Winding river

Welsh

Ronan

Little seal

Irish

Rumford

Wide river-crossing

English

Seaborn
Seabright

Shining sea

English

Seabroc

From the brook by the sea

English

Seabrook

Stream near the sea

English

Seabury

Settlement near the sea

English

Seadon

From the hill by the sea

English

Seger

Sea fighter

English

Seton

Sea settlement

English

Sewald

Sea strong

English

Seward

Sea guardian; victory guardian

English

Sewell

Sea strong

English

Shui

Water

Chinese

Siward

Sea guardian; victory guardian

English

Spencer

Dispenser of provisions

English

Tahoe

Big water

Native American

Tanton

Still river settlement

English

Tapa

Antelope Water

Native American

Trent

Gushing waters

Latin

Triton

God of the sea

Greek

Tyne

A River

English

Usher

River mouth

Latin

Varun

Water god

Indian (Sanskrit)

Wade

To ford

English

Wahmenitu

Spirit in the Water

Native American

Waterford

Ford over the water

English

Waters

“Son of Walter,” a short form of Wa(l)ter's son.

Wisconsin

Gathering of Waters

French

Wynchell

Drawer of water

Anglo-Saxon

Yaxha

Green Water

Spanish

Zaire

River, From Zaire

African

Zale

Sea-strength

Greek

Zealand

From the Sea Land

Scandinavian

Zulimar

Blue Ocean

Spanish

Zyair

River

African

Rich in natural beauty and charm, water names for boys have quite the following. After all, few things on earth are as relaxing yet powerful as water. We’ve rounded up countless boy names associated with water on our list, but we’ve highlighted some must-see monikers here. Let’s check them out.

When it comes to names related to water for boys, most people think of obvious choices, like River. This free-flowing moniker has seen a modern flood in popularity, with parents loving his easy-going sound. For a sharper edge in sound, there’s Lake. While relatively rare, Lake is undoubtedly usable, serving as a less common alternative to the popular Blake and Drake. You may also like Bay for a nickname-proof pick or Ocean if you’re sweet on the sea.

Names that mean water for boys come from around the globe. You most likely recognize Jordan, meaning “to flow down.” Belonging to a river, nation, and a sports star, this moniker has seen plenty of use over the years but remains fresh. Lachlan is another excellent choice who hails from Ireland. Meaning “from the land of lakes,” Lachlan’s sound works well beside chart-toppers yet still manages to stand apart. For more, see Kai’s “sea,” Arnav’s “ocean,” and Zulimar’s “blue ocean.”

You may also like boy names associated with water that belong to actual bodies of water, like the contemporary cutie Hudson. The Hudson Bay sits high in Canada, while the Hudson River is a major waterway in New York. The name itself is beloved for his polished feel, and we’re wild about his nickname, Hud. See Collier, Spencer, and Bristol for more bay monikers. Check out Kasai, Ravi, and Laramie if you prefer river names.

Browse the rest of our list to see more water names for boys. We hope you find a new treasure among them.