Skip to Content

150+ Awesome Nautical Dog Names

*This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive commissions if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Please read my disclaimer for additional details..

Do you love seafaring? Do you have a dog? It will be a great idea to name your dog with a seafaring term.

It is even more important to give your dog a nautical name if your dog will be sailing with you.

In this article, there are more than 150 examples of great names for your nautical dog.

Nautical Dog

Coolest Names for Nautical Dogs

Here are some great recommendations for your nautical dog:

  • Ariel: Ariel is a mermaid in the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid”. She is a very beautiful mermaid princess. Great name for your female nautical dog.
  • Beacon: A sign or post used for a specific signal. Beacons can also be used by seafarers to send a message to other people far away from them. What else can do all that and more? Your dog of course.
  • Bubbles: “Bubbles” refer to the trapped air caused by the rapid movement of water. This name is great with nautical dogs with Champaign color.
  • Nemo: Nemo is a young fish that got lost in the Disney movie “Finding Nemo”. “Nemo” is a cute name for male nautical dogs.
  • Jack Sparrow: You know and love the legendary Jack Sparrow in the movie “Pirate of the Caribbean”. Why not name your male nautical dog after him?
  • Compass: A compass is a very important tool used by sailors. Compasses can show you the way even if you are lost in the sea. Sounds like what your dog would do too, right?
  • Storm: Just a great name for your dog. Of course, you are not wishing for a storm in real life.

Female Nautical Dog Names

Is your nautical dog a pretty female? Here are some female names for her:

  • Coral
  • Mermaid
  • Sky
  • Blue
  • Sprinkles
  • Queenie
  • Stripes
  • Waves
  • Turtle
  • Star
  • Ropes
  • Moon
  • Pearl
  • Sunset
  • Marina
Dog and Woman Onboard
  • Ocean
  • Aqua
  • Rivers
  • Floats
  • Dora

Male Nautical Dog Names

Below are cool masculine name for your male nautical dog:

  • Pirate
  • Dodger
  • Stormy
  • Poseidon
  • Orca
  • Captain
  • Lighthouse
  • Cruise
  • Peter
  • Breezy
  • Voyager
  • Neptune
  • Splash
  • Sailor

Some Cool Names for Your Nautical Dog

Here are more names (with their meaning) for your nautical dog.

  • Anchor: Anchors are heavy items that are thrown into the sea to prevent ships from drifting off. Great name for strong dogs.
  • Atlantis: Atlantis is a lost city according to legend. Very popular amongst sailors.
  • Barnacle: They are marine arthropods that attach themselves to several materials such as the base of boats. Naming your dog “Barnacle” can signify how bonded you are with them.
  • Bow: “Bow” means the front of boats. If your puppy loves running to the front, he has named himself.
  • Commander: Great name for strong dominant dogs that want to protect you.
  • Commodore: Meaning “The grand leader on any water body” Great name for strong dogs.
  • Cutter: Great name for dogs that are small, but run very fast.
  • Fisher: A very popular name for nautical dogs.
  • Flounder: In the Disney movie,”The little Mermaid”, Ariel’s best friend’s name is Flounder.
  • Galley: You will always find such dogs near the food.
  • Hammerhead: Hammerhead is a kind of Shark. Great name for strong and stubborn nautical dogs.
  • Jib: These are small sails usually close to the bow of the boat.
  • Jolly Roger: You have surely seen the popular flag of pirates that has a skull and crossed bones in it.
  • Killer: Do not worry, your dog is not a killer. “Killer” is just short for killer whales.
  • Lach: A Scottish word meaning “One who dwells by the lake”. Awesome name, right?
Three Dogs
  • Lake – Awesome name for nautical dogs if you ask me.
  • Magellan: Ferdinand Magellan was a famous explorer from Portugal.
  • Mako: The fastest shark species. Give your fast-running nautical dog this great name.
  • Mate: Your assistant in the boat.
  • Naughty: Name for your stubborn nautical dog.
  • Naval or Navy: Great name for dogs that are always ready for battle.
  • Nessie: Remember the the Loch Ness monster? This is the nickname.
  • Pacific: What do you think about this name for your nautical dog?
  • Patrick: A very popular character in the movie, “SpongeBob Squarepants.” He is a loyal starfish.
  • Pirate: Great name for stubborn nautical dogs.
  • Porter: A great dog that will always assist you.
  • River: Awesome name, right? Of course it is.
  • Sailor: Great name for dogs that love the sea. Of course, they are sailors.
  • Sharky: Is your nautical dog a ferocious guard dog? This name fit them well.
  • Ski:  Great name for dogs that don’t mind being pulled by a leech
  • Spinnaker: It is a sail used in racing. Awesome name for nautical dogs that love running.
  • SpongeBob: From the movie, “Spongebog Square Pants”. He is the funniest and coolest character.
  • Steward: These dogs are trained to provide you with everything that you need

More Names for Your Nautical Dog

Want even more name ideas? Here you go:

  • Decker
  • Bitt
  • Bob
  • Bowie
  • Skipper
  • Matey
  • Shippy
  • Zabra
  • Walty
  • Spanky
  • Scuttles
  • Martin
  • Oaks
  • Whips
  • Timber
  • Stevey
  • Stemson
  • Leech
  • Kent
  • Jack
  • Bitsy
  • Busy Bee
  • Windy
  • Lee
  • Hank
  • Gunner
  • Forest
  • Carena
  • Bowers
  • Wharf (or Worf if you like the ocean and Star Trek!)
Dogs Yachting
  • Chocks
  • Sails
  • Fiddley
  • Keelie
  • Jib
  • Davit
  • Cringle
  • Rower
  • Gaffs
  • Schooner
  • Lazar
  • Salty
  • Ruddy
  • Knots
  • Portia
  • Mizzy
  • Sasheer
  • Snotty
  • Taffy
  • Gallant
  • Ed Helms
  • Buoy
  • Dingy
  • Tacky
  • Swabs
  • Dunkie
  • Doc
  • Magellan
  • Hook
  • Lil Yachty
  • Morgan
  • Guppy
  • Annie
  • Anka
  • Shorsey
  • Beachy
  • Navin
  • Lita
  • Del Mar