Fish Names

Actassi

Chamoru name meaning share the sea

Ahava

Water Hebrew name derived from the biblical name of either a city, or a stream (perhaps both), possibly in Mesopotamia, where the Jewish exiles assembled under Ezra (Ezra 8:21).

Alcyone

Latin form of Greek Alkyone, meaning kingfisher In Greek mythology, this was the name of a daughter of Aeolus and Cyx.

Amphitrite

Greek myth name of the sea goddess, Nereid and Oceanid who became the consort of Poseidon, composed of the elements amphi around; of both kinds; on both sides and Triton sea This is also the name of an asteroid.

Anahita

Persian myth name of a goddess of fertility and water, meaning immaculate This is also the Persian name for the planet Venus.

Anchovy

From the vocabulary word, itself from the Portuguese word anchova which ultimately derives from Latin apua, meaning small fish

Arethousa

"The waterer." Greek myth name of one of the Hesperides, and a water nymph (Nereid), daughter of Nereus, who was pursued by Alpheus, the river god. Artemis changed her into a fountain.

Arethusa

Latin form of Greek Arethousa, meaning the waterer

Asherah

Semitic myth name of a mother goddess, meaning she who treads on the sea

Asherdu

Hittite form of Semitic Asherah, meaning she who treads on the sea

Ashratu

Akkadian form of Semitic Asherah, meaning she who treads on the sea

Ashratum

Variant of Akkadian Ashratu, meaning she who treads on the sea

Atl

Nahuatl unisex name meaning water

Aysu

Turkish name meaning moon water

Bermuda

From the place name, Bermuda, which was named after its discoverer Juan de Bermudez. Bermudez is a patronymic surname meaning son of Bermudo, itself from the Visigothic forename Vermundo (Icelandic Vermundur, Norse Wermund), of uncertain etymology, but possibly meaning protector of man

Brook

English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from Old English broc, meaning brook, stream

Brooke

Variant of English unisex Brook, meaning Brook, stream

Ceto

Latin form of Greek Keto, myth name of a goddess of the dangers of the sea, meaning sea monster; whale

Darya

Russian form of Roman Daria, meaning "possesses a lot; wealthy."

Deniz

Turkish unisex name meaning sea

Derya

Turkish unisex form of feminine Persian Darya, meaning ocean

Dewdrop

From the vocabulary word meaning a drop of dew

Doris

Greek myth name of a goddess of the sea, consort of Nereus and mother of the Nereids (sea nymphs). The name was derived from a Greek ethnic name meaning "Dorian woman."

Dzovig

Armenian name meaning small sea

Eidothea

Greek myth name of a sea nymph and daughter of Proteus, meaning knowing one

Eurybia

Greek myth name of the goddess of the seas, and wife of Krios, meaning "wide violent force."

Ha

Vietnamese unisex name meaning river; ocean

Halcyon

Variant of Latin Alcyone, meaning kingfisher

Halcyone

Latin form of Greek Halkyone, meaning kingfisher

Halosydne

Greek myth name. An epithet borne by Amphitrite and Thetis, meaning sea-nourished

Hydra

Greek myth name of a many-headed female water dragon killed by Hercules, from Greek hydor, meaning water

Ianthe

Greek myth name of an ocean nymph, meaning "violet flower."

Itsaso

Basque name meaning ocean

Kai

Swedish variant of Scandinavian Kaja, meaning "pure."

Kaia

Norwegian variant of Scandinavian Kaja, possibly meaning "chicken, hen."

Kaikala

Hawaiian name meaning the sea and the sun

Kailani

Hawaiian name meaning sea and sky

Kaimana

Hawaiian unisex name meaning power of the ocean

Kaiolohia

Hawaiian name meaning calm sea

kelpy or kelpie

Of the color of kelp/sea-weed Myth name of the water-horse of fairy mythology.

Keto

Original Greek form of Latin Ceto, myth name of a goddess of the dangers of the sea, meaning sea monster; whale

Lana

Nickname for English Alana "beautiful, handsome," and Russian Svetlana "light."

Leucothea

White goddess Greek myth name of a sea goddess who assisted sailors in distress, composed of the elements leukos white and thea goddess

Loreley

"Murmuring rock." German folklore name of a maiden who lived on a rock in the Rhine river and lured fishermen to their death with her song. The name derives from the German words lureln "murmuring" and ley "rock."

Malila

Native American Miwok name meaning fast salmon swimming up a rippling stream

Marajha

Esperanto name meaning made of the sea

Maren

Danish form of Latin Marina, meaning of the sea

Marijn

Dutch unisex form of masculine Marinus, meaning of the sea

Marina

Feminine form of Roman Marinus, meaning of the sea

Marine

Feminine form of French Marin, meaning of the sea

Marinella

Italian pet form of Roman Marina, meaning "of the sea."

Maris

Of the sea English religious name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, stella maris, star of the sea

Marisa

Variant of English Marissa, meaning of the sea

Marisela

Elaborated form of Maris, meaning of the sea

Marissa

Modern English creation, based on Latin maris, meaning of the sea

Marna

Swedish form of Marina, meaning "of the sea."

Melusina

Variant of Melusine, meaning either wonder or sea-fog

Melusine

European legend name of a fresh-water spirit believed to reside in sacred springs and rivers, meaning either wonder or sea-fog Melusine is depicted as being like a fish or serpent from the waist down.

Meredith

English unisex name derived from Welsh masculine Meredydd, meaning sea lord

Meri

the sea

Meriel

Variant of English Muriel, meaning sea-bright

Merrill

English surname transferred to unisex forename use, itself from the feminine name Meriel, meaning sea-bright

Mesi

Egyptian name meaning water

Minthe

Greek myth name of a water nymph who was turned into a mint plant, meaning "mint."

Moana

Hawaiian name meaning ocean

Mokosh

Slavic myth name of a water goddess, derived from the word mok, meaning "wet."

Monsoon

From the vocabulary word for the southwestern wind that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer. The word ultimately derives from Arabic mawsim appropriate season (for a pilgrimage), from wasama, meaning he marked

Morgaine

French feminine form of Welsh unisex Morgan, probably meaning sea circle

morgan

Morgana

English feminine form of Welsh unisex Morgan, probably meaning sea circle

Morgane

Variant of French Morgaine, probably meaning sea circle

Morgen

Variant of unisex Morgan, probably meaning sea circle

Muireall

Scottish variant of Irish/Gaelic Muirgheal, meaning sea-bright

Muireann

Sea-fair Irish myth name of the mother of Fionn mac Cumhail, composed of the Gaelic elements muir sea and Fionn blessed, fair, white

Muirenn

Variant of Irish Muirgen, meaning born of the sea

Muirgen

Irish myth name of a maiden who was changed into a salmon, meaning born of the sea

Muirgheal

Sea-bright Irish/Gaelic name composed of the elements muir sea and geal bright

Muirin

Variant of Irish Muirgen, meaning born of the sea

Muiriol

Scottish form of Irish/Gaelic Muirgheal, meaning sea-bright

Muriel

English form of Scottish Muireall, meaning sea-bright
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