Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aarna
Adamaris

Noble of the Sea

Latin

Adelaide

Noble one

German

Aerwyna

Friend of the sea

English

Amaya

Night rain or the end

Japanese, Spanish

Aqua

Water

Latin

Aquaria

Of the Water

American

Aquarius

The Water Bearer

Latin

Aquasia
Aquata

Water

Latin

Assana

Waterfall

Irish

Avon

River

Welsh

Avonmora

From the great river

Irish

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Bay

Berry

Latin

Bren

Sword; little drop of water; raven or black-haired; hill, mount

Welsh

Brimlad

Seaway

Anglo-Saxon

Bristol

Site of the Bridge

English

Brook

Water, small stream

German

Brooke

Small stream

English

Brynna

Little drop of water; raven or black-haired; high, noble, exalted; defender; hill, mount

Welsh

Cascada

Waterfall

Spanish

Cascade

To fall, waterfall

French

Chari

Grace; charm

Greek

Colwyn

Welsh River

Welsh

Dalis

Drawing water

Hebrew

Damla

Drop of Water

Turkish

Delmar

Of the sea

Spanish

Delmara

Of the sea

Spanish

Deniz

Sea

Turkish

Earvina

Sea friend

English

Earwyn

Friend of the sea

English

Eathelin

Noble waterfall

English

Edlen

Noble waterfall

English

Elandra

Home by the Sea

Aboriginal

Erie

From Ireland

Celtic

Erwyna

Friend of the sea

English

Firtha

Arm of the sea

Scottish

Gwylan

Seagull

Welsh

Halameda

The sea

Greek

Hali

The sea

Greek

Harelda

“Sea duck.” Of Scandinavian origin.

Scandinavian

Hydra

Water serpent

Greek

Iara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Ilayda

Water fairy

Turkish

Irvetta

Friend of the sea

English

Irvina

Sea friend

English

Itsaso

Sea

Spanish

Jamuna

Holy river

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jiang

River

Chinese

Jicarilla

Water Rapids

Native American

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Kai

The sea

Polynesian

Kailani

Sea, sky

Polynesian

Kaveri

River

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kawailani

The heavenly water

Polynesian

Kehlani

Sea heavens

Polynesian

Kendal

The Kent river valley

English

Kendall

The Kent river valley

English

Kura

Treasure House

Japanese

Laikyn
Lake
Lakely
Lakelyn

Beautiful Lake

American

Lakelynn
Laken
Linne

Waterfall

English

Lynn

Lake", "waterfall" or "pool", and probably would have been given to a family living near such a body of water. Sometimes used as a diminutive of Linda (Spanish) "pretty

Spanish

Maija

Of the Sea or Bitter

Scandinavian

Malia

Of the sea

Polynesian

Manya

Star of the sea

Latin

Marabella

Star of the sea

Latin

Marella

Shining sea; star of the sea

Latin

Marette

Star of the sea

Latin

Mari

Sea of bitterness

Welsh

Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Mariah

Of the sea

English

Mariam

Star of the sea

Latin

Mariana

Of the sea

Spanish

Mariatu

Of the Sea or Bitter

African

Marice

Star of the sea

Latin

Mariella

Star of the sea

Latin

Marina

From the sea

Latin

Marine

From the sea

Latin

Marinel

Of the Sea

Latin

Marinella

From the sea

Latin

Maris

Of the sea

Latin

Mariska

Star of the sea

Latin

Marissa

Of the sea

Latin

Maritza

Of the sea; star of the sea

Latin

Mariza

Of the sea

Latin

Maureen

Star of the sea

Irish

Merial

Sea nymph; shining sea; sparkling, shining sea

Irish

Meryl

Shining sea

English

Michigan

Great Lake

Native American

Minnesota

Sky-Colored Water

Native American

Mirielle

Sea bright

French

Mississippi

Father of Waters

Native American

Mist

Particles of Water

American

Moesha

Drawn Out of the Water

American

Molly

Of the sea

English

Mora

Star of the sea

Irish

Morgan

Circling sea

Welsh

Morgana

Circling sea or great brightness; bright or white sea dweller

Welsh

Muriel

Sparkling, shining sea

Irish

Murphy

Descendant of sea warrior

Irish

Nahuatl

Four Waters

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Naia

Water nymph

Greek

Naiada

Water nymph

Greek

Nairi

Land of Canyons or river

Armenian

Nashua

Land between Two Rivers

Native American

Navy

Military at sea

English

Nebraska

Flat water

Native American

Nerina

Sea nymph

Greek

Nerissa

Black-haired

Italian

Nerita

Sea Snail

Spanish

Ngaio

Light reflecting on water

Polynesian

Niada

Water nymph

Greek

Niari

Happy

African

Nireida

Sea nymph

Spanish

Nixie

Water sprite

German

Ocean

Sea

Oceana

Ocean

Greek

Oceane

Sea

French

Oceania

Ocean

Greek

Oceanna
Odahingum

Rippling water (Chippewa)

Native American

Okena

Water Chief

Native American

Oki

Ocean Centered

Japanese

Paiva

River name

Portuguese

Pamuy

Water moon (Hopi)

Native American

Pasha

Of the sea

Greek

Pavati

Clear water (Hopi)

Native American

Powasheek

To Run the Water Off

Native American

Qing Yuan

Deep Water, Clear Spring

Chinese

River

Flowing body of water

English

Rivera
Riverlyn
Riverlynn
Rivers
Riviera

River Bank, Coast

Italian

Ronat

Seal

Irish

Rydia

Rose pettles on still water.

Greek

Sagara

The sea

Indian (Sanskrit)

Sea

Ocean

American

Sedna

Goddess of the Sea

Native American

Shalee

River

Indian (Sanskrit)

Shasa

Precious Water

African

Shashi

Moonlight

Indian (Sanskrit)

Shui

Water

Chinese

Taki

Falling water

Japanese

Talise

Lovely water

Native American

Talley

Leaping water; flourishing

Native American

Tallulah

Leaping water

Native American

Tapa

Antelope Water

Native American

Tarni

Salt Water

Aboriginal

Thalassa

Sea, ocean

Greek

Thuy

Water

Vietnamese

Tiberia

The river Tiber

Latin

Topanga

Where the Mountain Meets the Sea

Native American

Triveni

Where three sacred rivers meet

Indian (Sanskrit)

Troya

Water Or Footsoldier

Greek

Tula

Leaping water

Spanish

Uira

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Victoria

Victory

Latin

Visola

Longings are Waterfalls

African

Wahmenitu

Spirit in the Water

Native American

Wisconsin

Gathering of Waters

French

Yara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Yaxha

Green Water

Spanish

Zealand

From the Sea Land

Scandinavian

Zulimar

Blue Ocean

Spanish

Natural names are forever favorites, but among them, water names for girls are some of the mightiest monikers of them all. Water is often the most calming element and also the most unpredictable. Because of this, girl names associated with water pack a natural punch of style and intrigue. Let’s get to know some girl water names together.

Word-related girl water names are the most obvious choices, like the lovely Lake. Also appearing within Lakely and Lakelyn, Lake isn’t common but is usable and contemporary in sound. She’s a rhyming friend to the unisex Blake yet unique, wearing well on little girls who are artsy, sporty, and brainy. River is another favorite contender in this category. She’s seen a modern spike in use and is often paired with a floral middle name for a phrase-like feel, as in River Rose, River Violet, and River Lilac. We especially love Marina in this group, as she easily transcends languages, making her an international favorite. See Ocean, Bay, and Brook for more word names related to water for girls.

Water names for girls may also have water-themed meanings, making them less subtle than word-name choices. You likely recognize Jordan, meaning “to flow down.” She’s also a place name pick, appearing as a nation and a great river. Maria is another hidden water name, meaning “of the sea.” Amaya’s “night rain” is one of our all-time favorite name meanings, along with Yara’s “water lady.” See Naia’s “water nymph,” Thalassa’s “ocean,” and Adamaris’ “noble of the sea” for more names that mean water for girls.

Water names for girls can have place-name ties too. Niari isn’t just a beautiful name but also a vital river in Congo. This is also true of Kura, a mighty river in the Greater Caucasus Mountains. You likely know Erie, too, as one of the U.S.’s Great Lakes. See Shashi, Chari, and Adelaide for more place-related water names for girls.

Browse our water names for girls list and see which water wonder winds up on your favorite names list.