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99 Mythical Mermaid Names for Girls & Boys with Meanings

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You’ll love these 99 adorable mermaid baby names for boys and girls. These ocean-inspired names are unique, special, and as magical as they are beautiful. Each of these mythical names is great for a first or middle name as well!

If you love the ocean and you know all the words to “Under the Sea” this baby names list is sure to have some winning options for you. Mermaids have always had a cult following and nature-inspired names are a huge trend right now. You’ll definitely want to ride that wave with these strong and enchanting names from the ocean.

Each of these siren baby names is referenced in history and mythology or your favorite tv shows and books. While the inspiration is unique, even the traditional mom is sure to find the perfect baby name from this list.

You can also search our baby names archives for even more incredible name options. We’ve amassed hundreds of special baby names we know you’ll love!

Infant girl in crochet mermaid costume with name from mermaid baby names list.

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What are Good Ocean Names?

Here are just a few of the unique baby names from this list. Each of these names literally means ocean or sea.

  • Hurley | Sea Tide
  • Kai | Sea
  • Kailani | Sea and Sky
  • Mar | Sea
  • Marin | Of the Sea
  • Marina | From the Sea
  • Oceane | Ocean
  • Pasha | Of the Ocean

Cute, right?! Kai and Mar would also be a great fit on our list of Short Girl Names that are just one syllable!

We’ve included the meaning for each name on this list, as well as the name’s origin. If you’re having a tough time deciding between two names, hopefully these meanings can help you break the tie!

Baby boy learns to swim.

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99 Incredible Mermaid and Ocean Baby Names

A

  • Adella F | Noble; Ariel’s sister in The Little Mermaid – German
  • Alana F | Handsome, cheerful; Ariel’s sister in The Little Mermaid – Irish
  • Amaris F | Promised by God; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – Hebrew
  • Amelia F | Work; mermaid from Waverly and the Magic Seashells toy series – Hebrew
  • Anahita F | A river and water goddess – Persian
  • Andrina F | Manly and virile; Ariel’s sister in The Little Mermaid – Greek
  • Annamarie F | Grace, drop of the sea, bitter, beloved – English
  • Aqua F | Color name – English
  • Aquarius F | Word name; associated with mermaids – Latin
  • Aquata F | Water; mermaid from The Little Mermaid – Greek
  • Ariel F | Lion of God; name of The Little Mermaid – Hebrew
  • Arista F | Harvest, Ariel’s sister in The Little Mermaid – Greek
  • Asia F | Place name; in Greek mythology, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys – Greek
  • Attina F | Wise; Ariel’s sister in The Little Mermaid – Greek
  • Aurai F | Nymphs – Greek
  • Ava F | Life, bird, water, island; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – Hebrew, Latin, Germanic
  • Avalon F | Island of apples; from the Isle of Avalon – Celtic

B

  • Beatrice F | She who brings happiness, blessed; mermaid from the show To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts – Latin
  • Breena F | Hill; mermaid from Waverly and the Magic Seashells toy series – Welsh

C

  • Cala F | Castle, fortes; mermaid from the movie Princess – Arabic
  • Calissa F | Cup, fairest, most beautiful; mermaid from Barbie in a Mermaid Tale – Latin, Greek
  • Calypso F | She who hides; island nymph in Greek mythology – Greek
  • Caspian M | Place name (large salty sea between Asia and Europe) – English, Iranian
  • Celia F | Heavenly; mermaid in the series The Mermaid Tales – Latin
  • Coralia F | Coral; dancing mermaid in a 19th century ballet – French
  • Coralina F | Coral; mermaid from Waverly and the Magic Seashells toy series – French, Latin

D

  • Daisy F | Day’s eye; from The Little Mermaid Adventure – English
  • Darya F | Kingly, the sea – Russian, Persian
  • Deandra F | Divine, twice a man; mermaid from Barbie in a Mermaid Tale – English, Greek
  • Deema F | Rainy cloud; mermaid from the TV show Bubble Guppies – Arabic
  • Delphine M | Dolphin – French, Greek
  • Diana F | Devine; mermaid from the movie Mermaids – Latin
  • Dominique F | Belonging to the lord; mermaid from the show Lost Girl – French
  • Doris F | Gift of the ocean; mermaid from Princess Salon collection – Greek
  • Dylan M | Son of the sea – Welsh

E

  • Echo F | Greek mythology name; mermaid from the Rescue Sirens book series & the series Mermaid Tales – Greek

F, G

  • Gabriella F | God is my strength; Ariel’s friend in The Little Mermaid TV show, a deaf mermaid – Italian
  • Gil M | Happiness; mermaid from the show Bubble Guppies – Hebrew

H

  • Hurley M | Sea tide – Irish
  • Ianthe F | Purple flower; ocean nymph – Greek

I

  • Irving M | Green river, sea friend – Scottish

J

  • Jewel F | Word name; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – English
  • June F | Month named for Goddess Juno; mermaid from the movie Mermaids – Latin

K

  • Kai M | Sea – Hawaiian
  • Kaia F | To rejoice; the sea – Latin, Scandinavian, Hawaiian
  • Kailani F | Sea and sky – Hawaiian
  • Kaito M | Flying over the sea – Japanese
  • Kayla F | Laurel, crown; mermaid from Barbie in a Mermaid Tale – Arabic, Hebrew
  • Kiki F | Double happiness; mermaid in the series Mermaid Tales – French, Japanese

L

  • Lana F | Handsome, cheerful; afloat in calm waters – Irish, Hawaiian
  • Lorelei F | Alluring, temptress; legendary German siren often shown with mermaid tail – German
  • Lyla F | Night; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – Arabic

M

  • Madison F | Son of Matthew; mermaid in the movie Splash – English
  • Mar M | Sea – Latin
  • Mara F | Bitter; mermaid from the Disney Fairies franchise – Hebrew
  • Marcelline F | Warring; defender of the sea – Latin
  • Marin F | Of the sea – Latin
  • Marina F | From the sea; mermaid in Adventures of the Little Mermaid – Latin
  • Marylee F | Drop of the sea, bitter, beloved, meadow – English
  • Maya F | Water, mythological name; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – Greek, Central American Indigenous, Latin, Spanish, Hebrew
  • Melody F | Song; daughter of Ariel in The Little Mermaid – Greek
  • Melusine F | Folkloric name; mermaid like figure from European folklore and mythology – French
  • Meri F | Mary, the sea – Finnish, Maori
  • Merlin M | Sea fortress – Welsh
  • Mervin M | Sea hill – Welsh
  • Mirabella F | Wonderful; mermaid in Barbie is a Mermaid Tale 2 – Italian
  • Miranda F | Marvelous; mermaid in the 1948 film Miranda – Latin
  • Moana F | Wide expanse of water, deep sea – Maori
  • Molly F | Bitter; mermaid from the TV show Bubble Guppies – Hebrew
  • Morrisey M | Sea taboo – Irish
  • Murphy M | Sea warrior – Irish
  • Murray M | Settlement by the sea – Scottish
Newborn in staged ocean scenery.

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N

  • Naia F | Dolphin, to flow, wave, sea foam; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – Hawaiian, Greek, Basque
  • Naida F | water nymph – Greek
  • Nalu M | Wave – Hawaiian
  • Neptune M | Roman God of the sea – Latin
  • Nereida F | Sea nymphs – Greek
  • Nerida F | Sea nymph, mermaid – Greek
  • Nerissa F | From the sea; name of the little mermaid in the game series The Wolf Among Us – Greek
  • Nixie F | Water nymph – German

O

  • Oceane F | Ocean – French
  • Ondine F | Little wave; classical ballet about a mermaid – Latin
  • Oona F | Lamb; mermaid from the series Sofia the First – Irish

P,Q

  • Pacific M | Tranquil, ocean name – Latin
  • Pasha F | Of the ocean – Greek
  • Pearl F | Peal, gem name; A mermaid in The Little Mermaid TV show & the series Mermaid Tales – Latin

R

  • Ryn F | Ruler; mermaid from the TV show Siren – Welsh
  • Sabrina F | Celtic mythology name; water nymph from the book Comus; ancient Celtic river goddess – Celtic, Latin

S

  • Seaton M | Town by the sea – Scottish, English
  • Seeger M | Seaman – English
  • Sereia F | Mermaid – Portuguese
  • Sirena F | Entangler; mermaid from the show Mako: Island of Secrets – Greek
  • Star F | Word name; mermaid from Waverly and the Magic Seashells toy series – English

T

  • Triton M | Greek mythological name; Ariel’s father in The Little Mermaid – Greek

U

  • Undine F | Little wave; mythological water spirits – Latin

V

  • Venus F | Roman mythology name; mermaid from the movie Mermaids – Latin, Roman

W

  • Waverly F | Meadow of the quivering aspens; mermaid from Waverly and the Magic Seashells toy series – English

X,Y

  • Xylie F | Unknown, possible from the woods, or nature’s gift; mermaid from Barbie in a Mermaid Tale – English, possibly Arabic

Z

  • Zale M | Sea strength – Greek

What Culture are Mermaids From?

Mermaid mythology spans many cultures and peoples. You can read about mermaid myths from around the world, here.

Not everyone agrees on what mermaids are or their character. Are they benevolent? Do they have a sneaky side? We say, you decide!

Either way, these beautiful creatures are certainly an amazing inspiration for alluring and charming baby names and we hope you found the perfect name for your bundle of joy!

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