Names Categorized "underwater"

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AFRODITIfGreek
Modern Greek form of APHRODITE.
ALMOGm & fHebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALON (2)mFilipino, Tagalog
Means "wave" in Tagalog.
APHRODISIOSmAncient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
APHRODITEfGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phoenician origin. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified with the Roman goddess Venus. She was the wife of Hephaestus and the mother of Eros, and she was often associated with the myrtle tree and doves. The Greeks connected her name with αφρος (aphros) "foam", resulting in the story that she was born from the foam of the sea. Many of her characteristics are based on the goddess known as Ashtoreth to the Phoenicians and Ishtar to the Mesopotamian Semitic peoples, and on the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
BERMETfKyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
BISERAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
BISERKAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of BISERA.
BRADÁNmAncient Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic meaning "salmon".
CHÂUf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
CORALfEnglish, Spanish
From the English and Spanish word coral for the underwater skeletal deposits which can form reefs. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κοραλλιον (korallion).
CORALIEfFrench
Either a French form of KORALIA, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see CORAL).
DARf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DURDONAfUzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek.
FISHELmYiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish.
FISHKEmYiddish
Variant of FISHEL.
GOSIAfPolish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
GREETfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of MARGARET.
GREETJEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARGARET.
GRÉTAfHungarian, Icelandic
Short form of MARGARÉTA (Hungarian) or MARGRÉT (Icelandic).
GRETAfGerman, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish, English
Short form of MARGARETA. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
GRETCHENfGerman, English
German diminutive of MARGARETA.
GRETEfGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of MARGARET.
GRETELfGerman
Diminutive of GRETE. This name is well-known as the character in Grimm's fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch.
GRIETfDutch
Short form of MARGRIET.
GYÖNGYIfHungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
HELMIfFinnish, Swedish
Diminutive of VILHELMIINA or VILHELMINA. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
HYEON-JUf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYUN-JOOf & mKorean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JU.
INZHUfKazakh
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
JONAHmEnglish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יוֹנָה (Yonah) meaning "dove". This was the name of a prophet swallowed by a fish, as told in the Old Testament Book of Jonah. Jonah was commanded by God to preach in Nineveh, but instead fled by boat. After being caught in a storm, the other sailors threw Jonah overboard, at which point he was swallowed. He emerged from the fish alive and repentant three days later.... [more]
JUMANAfArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
JUMANAHfArabic
Variant transcription of JUMANA.
KORALIAfGreek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοραλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοραλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
KORALJKAfCroatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin.
KORALOmEsperanto
Means "coral" in Esperanto.
LEIMOMIfHawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
LULITfEastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
LULU (2)fArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
MAARITfFinnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MADGEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAGGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAIGHREADfScottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRÉADfIrish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREADfScottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAISIEfScottish
Diminutive of MAIREAD.
MAŁGORZATAfPolish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MAMIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MAREDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARETfEstonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGAIDfManx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGALITfHebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGAREETAfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
MARGARETfEnglish
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari). Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.... [more]
MARGARÉTAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGARETEfGerman
German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHAfDutch, German
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHEfGerman, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGARETTAfEnglish
Latinate form of MARGARET.
MARGARIDfArmenian
Variant transcription of MARGARIT.
MARGARIDAfPortuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARITfArmenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARGARITAfSpanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGAUXfFrench
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town. It was borne by Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996), granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, who had it changed from Margot.
MARGEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGEDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARGERYfEnglish
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
MARGHERITAfItalian
Italian form of MARGARET. This is also the Italian word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGITfHungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARGITAfSlovak
Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGOTfFrench
French short form of MARGARET.
MARGREETfLimburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of MARGARET and a Dutch variant of MARGRIET.
MARGRÉTfIcelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETEfNorwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARGRIETfDutch
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGRITfGerman
German variant form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITEfFrench
French form of MARGARET. This is also the French word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARITfSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARITA (2)fSwedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARJANIfEastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MARJETAfSlovene
Slovene form of MARGARET.
MARJORIEfEnglish
Medieval variant of MARGERY, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
MARKÉTAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARKETTAfFinnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MARLINmEnglish
Possibly a variant of MERLIN.
MARSAILIfScottish
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
MÄRTAfSwedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MARZENAfPolish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MAYfEnglish
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MAYMEfEnglish
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MEAGANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEENAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEGfEnglish
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGANfWelsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MERERIDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETEfDanish
Danish form of MARGARET.
METAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MINA (2)fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MINAKSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALIfIndian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MOMIfHawaiian
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
MORVARIDfPersian
Means "pearl" in Persian.
MUIRGENfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "born of the sea" in Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a woman (originally named Líban) who was transformed into a mermaid. After 300 years she was brought to shore, baptized, and transformed back into a woman.
MYSIEfScottish
Variant of MAISIE.
NAIAfBasque
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
PAAIEfManx
Manx form of PEGGY.
PEARLfEnglish
From the English word pearl for the concretions formed in the shells of some mollusks, ultimately from Late Latin perla. Like other gemstone names, it has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. The pearl is the birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
PEARLEfEnglish
Variant of PEARL.
PEARLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of PEARL.
PEGfEnglish
Short form of PEGGY.
PEGGIEfEnglish
Variant of PEGGY.
PEGGYfEnglish
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of MARGARET. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
PEIGIfScottish
Scottish diminutive of MARGARET.
PENINNAHfBiblical
Means "precious stone, pearl" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the wives of Elkanah, the other being Hannah.
PERELEfYiddish
Variant of PERLE.
PERLAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of PEARL.
PERLEfFrench, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
PERLITAfItalian, Spanish
Diminutive of PERLA.
REETAfFinnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTAfFinnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
RITAfItalian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
SADAFfArabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SANGOfPopular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show 'InuYasha'.
SEDEFfTurkish
Turkish form of SADAF.
SHELLfEnglish
Short form of MICHELLE or SHELLEY. It can also be simply from the English word shell (ultimately from Old English sciell).
SHINJUfJapanese
From Japanese 真珠 (shinju) meaning "pearl".
YEONG-HOmKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero", (yeong) meaning "reflect light" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast" or (ho) meaning "bright, luminous, clear, hoary". Other hanja combinations are possible.
YEONG-HUIfKorean
From Sino-Korean (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "dive, swim" combined with (hui) meaning "beauty" or (hui) meaning "enjoy, play". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.