Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adella

Noble; noble kind

German

Alana

Little rock

English

Andrina

Manly, virile

Greek

Aqua

Water

Latin

Aquaria

Of the Water

American

Aquata

Water

Latin

Ariel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Arista

The best

Greek

Aruba

Loves her husband

Arabic

Attina

Wise

Greek

Bay

Berry

Latin

Breezy

Windy

English

Coral

“The sentry,” in allusion to the belief of the ancients that a coral talisman served as a warning against the approach of evil spirits.

Latin

Cordelia

Heart

Latin

Delmar

Of the sea

Spanish

Delta

Greek

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Earwine

Friend of the sea

English

Firtha

Arm of the sea

Scottish

Florida

Flowery

Latin

Hawaii

Homeland

Polynesian

Hydra

Water serpent

Greek

Ilayda

Water fairy

Turkish

Irvina

Sea friend

English

Isla

Island

Scottish

Kai

The sea

Polynesian

Kailani

Sea, sky

Polynesian

Kye

Ocean

American

Lucia

Of the light

Italian

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Manami

Love, Affection, Beautiful, Sea, Ocean

Japanese

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Mariam

Star of the sea

Latin

Marieanne

Star of the sea

Latin

Mariella

Star of the sea

Latin

Marilla

Shining sea

Marina

From the sea

Latin

Marinda

From the sea

Latin

Marine

From the sea

Latin

Maris

Of the sea

Latin

Marissa

Of the sea

Latin

Mariza

Of the sea

Latin

Marybell

Star of the sea

Latin

Maryse

Of the sea; star of the sea

Latin

Masha

Star of the sea

Latin

Maureen

Star of the sea

Irish

Maurissa

Star of the sea

Irish

Mavra

Star of the sea

Latin

Meryl

Shining sea

English

Moanna

Ocean

Polynesian

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Morgance

Circling sea or great brightness; bright or white sea dweller

Welsh

Morganne

Circling sea or great brightness; bright or white sea dweller

Welsh

Morissa

Of the sea

Spanish

Muiel

Knows the sea

Irish

Muriel

Sparkling, shining sea

Irish

Myrtle

“The exclusive,” in allusion to the plant of the same name regarded as sacred to Venus.

Latin

Naia

Water nymph

Greek

Naida

Water nymph

Greek

Nakendra

Water Baby, Magical

American

Narissa

Sea nymph; black-haired

Italian

Nerida

Sea nymph

Spanish

Nixie

Water sprite

German

Nori

Belief

Japanese

Ocean
Oceane

Sea

French

Oceania

Ocean

Greek

Oki

Ocean Centered

Japanese

Pacifica

Peaceful

Spanish

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Pelageya

Of the sea

Greek

Piper

Pipe player

English

Pirate

Robber of the Sea

English

Porter

Doorkeeper

English

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Sandy

Greek

Sea

Ocean

American

Seal

Dweller by the Small Wood

English

Shelly

Ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow

Hebrew

Shellyann
Star

English

Talassa

Sea, ocean

Greek

Tallulah

Leaping water

Native American

Thalassa

Sea, ocean

Greek

Tula

Leaping water

Spanish

Uira

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Wahmenitu

Spirit in the Water

Native American

Yara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Zulimar

Blue Ocean

Spanish

Ocean names for girls have seaside warmth and an eternal summer spirit. Fun and fresh, these beach beauties are popular options for those with a love of water and adventure. They come from around the world, and there’s one for every name style. Let’s surf through some highlights of ocean-themed girl names together.

The most obvious ocean names for girls are ones relating to the water itself. Ocean on her own is the mightiest of these options with her raw power and beauty. She also has stunning variants, including Oceane and Oceania. They’re all usable, especially if you consider that word names are trending in recent years, with names like River and Rain now common for baby girls. You can also try out Bay or Sea, two one-syllable darlings that are big on personality. Last but not least in this group is Marina. She has natural charm along with her nautical vibes, and we wouldn’t be surprised if she continues to inch higher on the charts.

Browsing the shore, you’ll also find many ocean names for girls. There’s Shelly, who brings back fond memories of collecting seashells as a kid and Sandy, an obvious nod to the beach. Breezy is a fun find that reminds us of a salty wind off the sea and has a gentle, relaxed energy to her. Occupational name lovers will especially adore Sailor, a find that’s perfect for a baby girl who isn’t afraid to venture through the seven seas or any of life’s other obstacles.

Turning to the sea’s residents is another great way to find ocean names for girls. Star is a clear pick, as sea stars are ocean staples (and aquarium favorites for kiddos!) You could use Piper too, since sand pipers are the quick-stepping birds that dot the surf. Pearl isn’t often thought of as ocean-based, but this gem of a name comes from the heart of the sea.

Some parents like sea-based meanings rather than actual words, opening up an ocean of possibility. These picks can also honor your heritage, too, which is a bonus. Our all-star here is Narissa, an Italian beauty that means “sea nymph.” Talassa is a gorgeous pick who hails from Greece. Her translation of “sea” is simple, but she’s an elegant name that could easily catch on stateside. Meaning “blue ocean,” the Spanish sweetheart Zulimar is another option. The familiar Welsh favorite, <Morgan, means “circling sea,” while Mariza is a lovely Latin lady meaning “of the sea.”

Explore the rest of our ocean names for girls and see what buried treasure you find.