Mermaid Names: 60+ Baby Name Ideas For Your Little Siren Or Merman

60+ Magical Mermaid Names For Your Little Beach Baby

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If you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “The sea is calling and I must go,” you probably deem yourself something of a mermaid. The salty air. The refreshingly cool water. Everything about the beach and the ocean appeals to you… feels like home. You have a nautical heart. If your love for the ocean is rivaled only by the love you have for your family, we feel you. Now that you have a little beach baby on the way, you might be looking for a way to solidify their bond with the ocean, as well as illustrate yours.

If you’re looking for a mermaid baby name, you’re in luck: There are a ton. It’s not that there are a bunch of named mermaids in the world. (Beyond Ariel and her sisters, we only knew a few more.) There are, however, a million words and names for water. There are gods, goddesses, and spirits of the ocean in nearly every culture. And, if all else fails, there are “beach-y” names like Capri or Malibu. Whatever way you steer your little merman’s name, you’ll have plenty of options.

Of course, we have our favorites. Amatheia is a Greek sea nymph known for caring for fish. How sweet is that? Kai is used for both boys and girls and simply means “ocean” in Hawaiian. We’re also partial to Sedna, which is the Inuit goddess of the sea. Of course, the Maori name meaning “wide expanse of water” has also become fantastically popular. That name? Moana. As you can see, the options are as deep and wide as the ocean. Below you can find a healthy sampling. Which ones do you like best?