Ocean-inspired Fantasy Names

Hey guys! This is for a friend who’s creating a webcomic. Basically, it takes place on a post-apocalyptic [name_f]Earth[/name_f] that’s all water and no land, where mermaid-like creatures are worshiped by the humans. Humans give their children names related to the sea to honor them. They should be weirder than something like [name_f]Marina[/name_f] or [name_f]Pearl[/name_f].
Characters who already have names:
Archipelago “[name_m]Archie[/name_m]”
[name_u]Minnow[/name_u]
Seafowl “Fowl”
Orcanna (from orca)

Saw Seawillow on the forums a few times this past week!

[name_m]How[/name_m] about…
[name_u]Ocean[/name_u] / [name_f]Oceania[/name_f] / [name_m]Oceanus[/name_m]
[name_f]Selkie[/name_f]
[name_f]Naia[/name_f]
[name_f]Naida[/name_f]
[name_f]Neri[/name_f]
[name_f]Pacifica[/name_f]
Atlantic / [name_u]Atlantis[/name_u]
Tiburón (‘shark’ in Spanish)
[name_f]Isla[/name_f] / Islandia
[name_f]Waverley[/name_f] (sounds like wave?)
[name_m]Fisher[/name_m] / [name_m]Fish[/name_m]
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f]
Tortuga (turtle in Spanish)
Beluga
Barnacle ‘[name_m]Barney[/name_m]’
[name_f]Otter[/name_f] (I’ve always thought this would be a cute nickname, lol)
Porpoise ‘[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]’
Manta
Peninsula ‘[name_u]Penny[/name_u]’
[name_m]Seagull[/name_m]

Some of these are directly from words or [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] names, some are oceanic/sea creatures in meaning, and others are connected to mythology about the ocean. I hope some of them are what you’re looking for! Let me know :blush:

Maybe some water nymph names?

Arethusa
Despoina
[name_u]Iara[/name_u]
[name_f]Nereida[/name_f]
[name_f]Nerissa[/name_f]
Actaea
Amathea
Dexamene
Evagora
[name_f]Eudora[/name_f]
[name_f]Galatea[/name_f]
[name_f]Halia[/name_f]
Callianeira
Leagore
Panopeia

Here’s where I got the list: https://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Nereides.html#List

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I thought of are
[name_u]Brooke[/name_u] / [name_u]Brook[/name_u]
[name_u]Bay[/name_u]
[name_f]Aqua[/name_f]
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]
[name_f]Misty[/name_f]
[name_u]Rainy[/name_u]
[name_m]Seal[/name_m] or [name_m]Sealey[/name_m]
Piscis - means fish
Ichthus - means fish

My friend likes
@futuremama Seawillow
@EagleEyes [name_f]Selkie[/name_f], Atlantic, [name_f]Anemone[/name_f], Barnacle “[name_m]Barney[/name_m]”, [name_f]Otter[/name_f], Porpoise “[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]” (he loves this one) and Peninsula “[name_u]Penny[/name_u]”
@SparkleNinja18 [name_f]Nereida[/name_f], Evagora and Callianeira
@Sabrina_Mae [name_m]Sealey[/name_m]

Thanks!

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Oceanaut, Aquanaut and Argonaut could work as occupational-type names.
Also [name_m]Argo[/name_m] and Maelstrom “[name_f]Mae[/name_f]” or “[name_m]Mael[/name_m]”

Ocean/Oceana/Oceania
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f]
[name_f]Sereia[/name_f] (Portuguese for “mermaid”)
[name_f]Ondine[/name_f]/Undine (water nymph)
[name_u]Seven[/name_u] (7 seas)
[name_f]Mary[/name_f]/Mara (bitter, like the sea)
Muirgel (Irish, feminine, “bright sea”)
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m] (Irish, male, “seal friend”)

Morwenna
Nereid
[name_f]Neris[/name_f]
[name_f]Moana[/name_f]
[name_f]Marijke[/name_f]
[name_f]Thalassa[/name_f]

Thanks! He likes:
@emmievis Maelstrom
@Paxramena [name_f]Anemone[/name_f], [name_f]Ondine[/name_f], [name_u]Seven[/name_u]
@rosepip [name_f]Thalassa[/name_f], Nereid

Also how about [name_f]Melusine[/name_f]?

How about
[name_m]Seamus[/name_m]
[name_m]Arroyo[/name_m] ( Arro for short)
[name_u]Fen[/name_u]
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] (Or lou)
Omi (water in yoruba)
Amanzi (water in Zulu)

@TheWriterGirl Thanks, he thinks [name_m]Seamus[/name_m] is a great idea

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Abalone
Amberjack
Flounder
Barracuda
Kelp
Krill
Mackerel “[name_u]Mack[/name_u]”
[name_m]Moray[/name_m]
[name_u]Mako[/name_u] (shark)
Chiton
[name_m]Tide[/name_m] / [name_m]Tyde[/name_m]
[name_u]Harbor[/name_u]
Nautilus “[name_m]Till[/name_m]” or “[name_f]Tilly[/name_f]”
Pompano
([name_u]Sea[/name_u]) [name_f]Anemone[/name_f]
Actiniaria “[name_u]Ari[/name_u]” or “[name_f]Aria[/name_f]”
Hexacorallia “Hex” or [name_f]Cora[/name_f]" or “[name_f]Coralie[/name_f]”
Snapper
[name_m]Shad[/name_m]
Stingray “[name_u]Gray[/name_u]”
Urchin
[name_f]Hydra[/name_f]
[name_m]Pacific[/name_m] “[name_f]Pacy[/name_f]”
Jetsam “[name_u]Jet[/name_u]” or “[name_u]Sam[/name_u]”
[name_u]Fjord[/name_u]
Estuary “[name_f]Estie[/name_f]” or “[name_m]Stu[/name_m]” or “[name_u]Ari[/name_u]”
Buoy

girls
Seabrook (an actual name that is beautiful!)
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f] (one of my friends older sister is named this, it’s amazing!)
[name_f]Pacifica[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f] (beautiful!! meaning dolphin)
Nausica/Nautica

unisex
[name_m]Tide[/name_m]
[name_m]Hurley[/name_m]
[name_f]Eldoris[/name_f]
Tsunami (cool!)
Abalone

boys
[name_u]Marlin[/name_u]
[name_m]Reef[/name_m]
Plankton? :joy:
[name_u]Skipper[/name_u]
[name_u]Cerulean[/name_u]
Surfer
Nautilus (the beautiful, mysterious shell)

Some really lovely suggestions already. Here’s some more I haven’t seen mentioned yet…

Meri (“The [name_u]Sea[/name_u]” - Finnish)
[name_f]Kaia[/name_f] ([name_u]Ocean[/name_u] in Hawaiian - I suppose [name_f]Moana[/name_f] is off the table haha)
[name_f]Muriel[/name_f] (Means [name_u]Bright[/name_u] [name_u]Sea[/name_u])
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] ([name_f]Jewel[/name_f] of the [name_u]Sea[/name_u] - Welsh)
[name_f]Vanora[/name_f] (White wave - Welsh)
[name_u]Marin[/name_u] (Means [name_f]Star[/name_f] of the [name_u]Sea[/name_u])
Avisa ([name_u]Ocean[/name_u] - Sanskrit)
[name_f]Yara[/name_f] (Water [name_f]Lady[/name_f] - Brazilian)
[name_f]Galia[/name_f] (Wave - Hebrew)
[name_f]Nerina[/name_f] ([name_u]Sea[/name_u] Nymph - Greek)