Names Categorized "underwater"

This is a list of names in which the categories include underwater.
Ægir m Norse Mythology
Means "sea, ocean" in Old Norse. According to Norse mythology Ægir was a god or giant (jǫtunn) who lived under the ocean. His wife was Rán.
Afroditi f Greek
Modern Greek form of Aphrodite.
Almog m & f Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
Alon 2 m Filipino, Tagalog
Means "wave" in Tagalog.
Aphrodisios m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Aphrodite f Greek 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 ἀφρός (aphros) meaning "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.
Bermet f Kyrgyz
Means "pearl" in Kyrgyz.
Bisera f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the South Slavic word бисер (biser) meaning "pearl" (ultimately of Arabic origin).
Biserka f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Bisera.
Bradán m Medieval Irish
Means "salmon" in Irish. It could also be formed from Irish brad "thief" and a diminutive suffix.
Châu f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (châu) meaning "pearl, gem".
Concha f Spanish
Diminutive of Concepción. This name can also mean "seashell" in Spanish.
Conchita f Spanish
Diminutive of Concha.
Coral f English, Spanish
From the English and Spanish word coral for the underwater skeletal deposits that can form reefs. It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Latin) from Greek κοράλλιον (korallion).
Coralie f French
Either a French form of Koralia, or a derivative of Latin corallium "coral" (see Coral).
Dar f & m Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
Delphine f French
French form of Delphina.
Durdona f Uzbek
Means "pearl" in Uzbek (a word of Arabic origin).
Fishel m Yiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish, a diminutive of פֿיש (fish) meaning "fish".
Foka m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Phocas.
Gosia f Polish
Diminutive of Małgorzata.
Greet f Dutch
Dutch short form of Margaret.
Greetje f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Margaret.
Gréta f Hungarian, Icelandic
Short form of Margaréta (Hungarian) or Margrét (Icelandic).
Greta f German, Italian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Polish, English
Short form of Margareta. A famous bearer of this name was the Swedish actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990).
Gretchen f German, English
German diminutive of Margareta.
Grete f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of Margaret.
Gretel f German, Literature
Diminutive of Grete. It is well-known as a character from an 1812 Brothers Grimm fairy tale who is captured, with her brother Hansel, by a witch. The Grimm's story was based on earlier European folk tales.
Grethe f Danish, Norwegian
Short form of Margrethe.
Griet f Dutch
Short form of Margriet.
Gyöngyi f Hungarian
From Hungarian gyöngy meaning "pearl", of Turkic origin.
Gyöngyvér f Hungarian
Means "sister of pearl", from Hungarian gyöngy "pearl" and testvér "sibling". This name was created by the Hungarian poet János Arany for a character in his poem The Death of King Buda (1864).
Helmi f Finnish, Swedish
Diminutive of Vilhelmiina or Vilhelmina. It also means "pearl" in Finnish.
Hyeon-Ju f & m Korean
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-Joo f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 현주 (see Hyeon-Ju).
İnci f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "pearl" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Inzhu f Kazakh
Means "pearl" in Kazakh.
Iqaluk m & f Indigenous American, Inuit
Means "fish" in Inuktitut.
Jonah m English, 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]
Jumana f Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
Jumanah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic جمانة (see Jumana).
Koralia f Greek, Late Greek
Derived from Ancient Greek κοράλλιον (korallion) meaning "coral" (in Modern Greek κοράλλι). This was the name of an obscure 4th-century saint and martyr from Thrace.
Koraljka f Croatian
From Croatian koralj meaning "coral", ultimately from Latin corallium.
Koralo m Esperanto
Means "coral" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin corallium.
Leimomi f Hawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
Leviathan m Biblical
From Hebrew לִוְיָתָן (Liwyatan), derived from לִוְיָה (liwyah) meaning "garland, wreath". This is the name of an enormous sea monster mentioned in the Old Testament.
Lulit f Eastern African, Amharic
From Amharic ሉል (lul) meaning "pearl".
Lulu 2 f Arabic
Means "pearls" in Arabic.
Maarit f Finnish
Finnish form of Margaret.
Madge f English
Diminutive of Margaret.
Maggie f English
Diminutive of Margaret.
Maighread f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Margaret.
Mairéad f Irish
Irish form of Margaret.
Mairead f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Margaret.
Maisie f Scottish, English
Scottish diminutive of Mairead. It was long used in the United Kingdom and Australia, becoming popular at the end of the 20th century. In the United States it was brought to public attention by the British actress Maisie Williams (1997-), who played Arya Stark on the television series Game of Thrones beginning 2011. Her birth name is Margaret.
Małgorzata f Polish
Polish form of Margaret.
Małgosia f Polish
Diminutive of Małgorzata.
Mamie f English
Diminutive of Mary or Margaret.
Maraĵa f Esperanto
Means "made of the sea" in Esperanto, a derivative of maro "sea", ultimately from Latin mare.
Mared f Welsh
Welsh form of Margaret.
Maret f Estonian
Estonian form of Margaret.
Margaid f Manx
Manx form of Margaret.
Margalit f Hebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαρίτης (margarites).
Margareeta f Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish and Estonian variant form of Margaret.
Margaret f English
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαρίτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", a word that was probably ultimately a borrowing from an Indo-Iranian language. 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]
Margaréta f Slovak, Hungarian
Slovak and Hungarian form of Margaret.
Margareta f German, Swedish, Romanian, Slovene, Finnish, Croatian
Form of Margaret in several languages.
Margarete f German
German form of Margaret.
Margaretha f Dutch, Swedish, German
Dutch form of Margaret, as well as a Swedish and German variant form.
Margarethe f German
German form of Margaret.
Margaretta f English
Latinate form of Margaret.
Margarid f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մարգարիտ (see Margarit).
Margarida f Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of Margaret. Also in these languages, this is the common word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
Margarit f Armenian
Armenian form of Margaret, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
Margarita f Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Greek, Albanian, Late Roman
Latinate form of Margaret. This is also the Spanish word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
Margaux f French
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.
Marge f English, Estonian
Diminutive of Margaret (English) or Margareeta (Estonian).
Marged f Welsh
Welsh form of Margaret.
Margery f English
Medieval English form of Margaret.
Margherita f Italian
Italian form of Margaret. This is also the Italian word for the daisy flower (species Bellis perennis, Leucanthemum vulgare and others).
Margie f English
Diminutive of Margaret.
Margit f Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of Margaret.
Margita f Slovak, Czech
Slovak form and Czech variant of Margaret.
Margot f French
French short form of Margaret.
Margreet f Limburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of Margaret and a Dutch variant of Margriet.
Margrét f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Margaret.
Margret f German, English
Contracted form of Margarete or Margaret.
Margrete f Norwegian
Norwegian form of Margaret.
Margrethe f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Margaret. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
Margriet f Dutch
Dutch form of Margaret. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
Margrit f German
German variant form of Margaret.
Marguerite f French
French form of Margaret. This is also the French word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
Marijani m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
Marit f Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch
Norwegian and Swedish form of Margaret.
Marita 2 f Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant form of Margaret.
Marjeta f Slovene
Slovene form of Margaret.
Marjorie f English
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.
Marjory f English
Variant of Marjorie.
Markéta f Czech
Czech form of Margaret.
Marketta f Finnish
Finnish form of Margaret.
Marlin m English
Possibly a variant of Merlin.
Marsaili f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Marcella, now also associated with Marjorie.
Märta f Swedish
Swedish short form of Margareta.
Marzena f Polish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of Maria or Małgorzata.
May f English
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.
Mayme f English
Possibly a variant of Mamie.
Meagan f English
Variant of Megan.
Meaghan f English
Variant of Megan.
Meena f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi मीना or Tamil மீனா (see Mina 2).
Meg f English
Medieval diminutive of Margaret. It is now also used as a short form of the related name Megan.
Megan f Welsh, 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.
Meggy f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of Margaret.
Meghan f English
Variant of Megan. A notable bearer is Meghan Markle (1981-), the American-born wife of the British royal Prince Harry.
Mercan f Turkish
Means "coral" in Turkish, of Arabic origin.
Mererid f Welsh
Means "pearl, gem" in Welsh, derived from Latin margarita.
Merete f Danish, Norwegian
Medieval Danish variant of Margrethe.
Merit 2 f Estonian, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Maret (Estonian) or Marit (Swedish).
Meta f German, Danish, Swedish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian and Slovene short form of Margaret.
Mette f Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of Margaret.
Mina 2 f Hinduism, 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.
Minakshi f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
Minali f Indian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
Momi f Hawaiian
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
Moray m Scottish
From the name of the area of Moray in Scotland or the surname derived from it (see Moray).
Morvarid f Persian
Means "pearl" in Persian.
Muirgen f Irish Mythology
Means "born of the sea" in Irish. In Irish legend this was the name of a woman (originally named Lí Ban) who was transformed into a mermaid. After 300 years she was brought to shore, baptized, and transformed back into a woman.
Muirín f Irish (Rare)
Modern form of Muirgen.
Naia f Basque
Means "wave, sea foam" in Basque.
Narmer m Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian nꜥr-mr meaning "fierce catfish", derived from nꜥr "catfish" and mr "fierce, painful". Narmer was an Egyptian ruler who is considered the first pharaoh, uniting Upper and Lower Egypt around the 31th century BC. He is probably the same person as Menes, with Narmer being his Horus name.
Paaie f Manx
Manx form of Peggy.
Pearl f English
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 traditional birthstone for June, and it supposedly imparts health and wealth.
Pearle f English
Variant of Pearl.
Pearlie f English
Diminutive of Pearl.
Peg f English
Short form of Peggy.
Peggie f English
Variant of Peggy.
Peggy f English
Medieval variant of Meggy, a diminutive of Margaret. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
Peigi f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Peggy.
Peninnah f Biblical
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.
Perla f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish cognate of Pearl.
Perle f French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of Pearl. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margalit.
Perlie f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Pearl.
Perlita f Spanish
Diminutive of Perla.
Phocas m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Φωκᾶς (Phokas), which meant "seal (animal)" from Greek φώκη (phoke). This was the name of an early saint and martyr from Asia Minor. Sentenced to death for being a Christian, he is said to have given his killers lodging and then dug his own grave before he was executed.
Phokas m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Phocas.
Poseidon m Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek πόσις (posis) meaning "husband, lord" and δᾶ (da) meaning "earth". The name first appears in Mycenaean Greek inscriptions as po-se-da-o. In Greek mythology Poseidon was the unruly god of the sea and earthquakes, the brother of Zeus. He was often depicted carrying a trident and riding in a chariot drawn by white horses.
Qillaq m Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "seal hide" in Greenlandic.
Reeta f Finnish
Finnish short form of Margaret, used independently.
Reetta f Finnish
Finnish short form of Margaret, used independently.
Rita f Italian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, Lithuanian
Short form of Margherita and other names ending in rita. Saint Rita (born Margherita Lotti) was a 15th-century nun from Cascia, Italy. Another famous bearer was the American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
Rónán m Irish, Old Irish
Means "little seal", derived from Old Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several early Irish saints, including a pilgrim to Brittany who founded the hermitage at Locronan in the 6th century.
Ronan m Breton, Irish, French, English (Modern)
Breton and Anglicized form of Rónán.
Sadaf f Arabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
Sango f Popular Culture
Means "coral" in Japanese. This name is used in the Japanese comic book and television show InuYasha.
Sedef f Turkish
Turkish form of Sadaf.
Sedna f New World Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Inuit goddess of the sea, sea animals and the underworld. According to some legends Sedna was originally a beautiful woman thrown into the ocean by her father. A dwarf planet in the outer solar system was named for her in 2004.
Shell f English
Short form of Michelle or Shelley. It can also be simply from the English word shell (ultimately from Old English sciell).
Shinju f Japanese
From Japanese 真珠 (shinju) meaning "pearl".
Trai m Vietnamese
Means "oyster" in Vietnamese.
Yeong-Ho m Korean
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-Hui f Korean
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.