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280+ Water Dog Names

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Dog owners love to name their pets after famous people, like presidents, musicians, and movie stars. But what about outdoor sports?

We took a look at some of the most popular outdoor activities and came up with names for your water dog that are equally fun and adventurous.

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If you’re lucky enough to live near the sea or somewhere with a lot of lakes and rivers (the source of most of our water), your dog will love splashing around in the water.

If you need some inspiration for naming your water-loving pup, here are more than 280 great water dog names to consider.

Popular Names for a Water Dog

Here are cool and popular names that I recommend for your water dog:

  • Dory: Meaning “A small and shallow boat”. Dory is also a character in the movie Nemo.
  • Admiral: A high ranking officer in the navy. Great name for male water dogs.
  • Beacon: A light or fire source which acts as a warning or signal. A source of hope.
  • Buoy: A floating object that is used to save drowning people or for navigation.
  • Coral: Sedentary animals that that grow in a coral reef. Suitable for female water dogs
  • Ariel: A Disney princess in the movie “The Little Mermaid”. Awesome name for your female water dog.

Male Water Dog Names

Do you have a strong male water dog? Here are great name suggestions for him:

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  • Laiken: Gaelic word for lake
  • River: A large body of water that flows to the ocean
  • Reef: A ridge of rock and coral just beneath the surface of water
  • Splash: Making waves in puddles. Many dogs love splashing water.
  • Neptune: A Roman God of the Sea
  • Kawai: Meaning “coming from water” in Hawaii
  • Zale: It means “Strength of the sea”
  • Jordan: Means “Flowing down”
  • Rio: A Spanish word for “River”
  • Ahoy: A nautical term that is used to call out to people

Female Water Dog Names

Need pretty names for your female water dog? Here you go:

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  • Aquarius: The Zodiac sign associated with water
  • Maya: Hebrew word that means “brook”
  • Moana: A Disney princess in the movie “Moana”. Moana means “Deep ocean” in Hawaiian
  • Aqua: A word associated with the ocean and water generally
  • Talise: Means “Lovely water”
  • Spring: A natural water well that is formed when underground water gets too full and flows to the surface.
  • Atlanta: A name resembling the Atlantic Ocean
  • Brook: A little flowing artery of water
  • Maris: Meaning “Of the sea”
  • Rain: Water drops from the sky

More Water Dog Names

Here are more name ideas and their meanings for your water dog:

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  • Astern: Going towards the back of a ship (Stern)
  • Anchor: A heavy object that keeps a boat from drifting off shore
  • Arctic: A very cold place
  • Bailer: An item that is used to remove water that leaked into a ship
  • Baleen: A special type of whale (marine animal)
  • Bait: Small attractant used at the end of fishing lines to catch fishes
  • Baltic: Just like the Baltic Sea
  • Barnacle: A marine arthropods that attaches itself to different substrate just like the base of a ship.
  • Beach: Land area close to the sea
  • Bass: A special type of fish
  • Bay: A broad area of the ocean where the land around it curves to almost enclose it.
  • Berth: The sleeping area in a boat
  • Black Beard: A legendary pirate
  • Bell: In ships, a bell that is attached to a buoy.
  • Boomer: Slang term for “ballistic missile submarine”
  • Cadet: A young student training for any position in the police or armed forces
  • Breezy: Popular dog name for female meaning “wind” or “mild wind”.
  • Canal: A narrow man-made water passageway just like the Panama Canal
  • Cargo: Goods or items carried on a ship
  • Canoe: Small boat
  • Captain: The person that commands a ship
  • Compass: An instrument that can locate the North Pole. It usually has a magnet.
  • Corporal: A low ranking non-commissioned officer
  • Convoy: A group of ships that are traveling together
  • Crew: People that work in a ship
  • Diver: Someone who goes deep in the sea with scuba gear
  • Cruiser: Someone who cruises
  • Cutter: A small boat

Even More Name Ideas for Your Water Dog

You’d surely find a great name in this list:

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  • Admiral
  • Aqua
  • Bailer
  • Ahoy
  • Alee
  • Alpha
  • Banyan
  • Barge
  • Tack
  • Tackle
  • Barque
  • Tally
  • Teak
  • Tidal
  • Tiller
  • Tiki
  • Tell Tale
  • Tango
  • Tender
  • Trawler
  • Tye
  • Beacon
  • Bear
  • Beach
  • Trimmer
  • Tug
  • Tuna
  • Beaufort
  • Bermuda
  • Bight
  • Bluto
  • Bobfly
  • Bimini
  • Blackbeard
  • Boomer
  • Bowman
  • Bravo
  • Breezy
  • Bugeye
  • Bosun
  • Bounty
  • Bower
  • Buoy
  • Brig
  • Horatio Hornblower
  • Ishmael
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Ahab
  • Ariel
  • Billy Budd
  • Jonah
  • Morgan
  • Nemo
  • Sinbad
  • Cable
  • Caboose
  • Old Man
  • Popeye
  • Pugwash
  • Queequeg
  • Canoe
  • Cap’n Crunch
  • Capstan
  • Captain
  • Charon
  • Chessie
  • Caravel
  • Castaway
  • Catalina
  • Chief
  • Chine
  • Commodore
  • Clipper
  • Coaster
  • Corona
  • Corsair
  • Dandy
  • Dantes
  • Davit
  • Dazzler
  • Cruiser
  • Cuddy
  • Cutter
  • Deadeye
  • Derrick
  • Dink
  • Dock
  • Dhow
  • Diesel
  • Dinghy
  • Dover
  • Driver
  • Catfish
  • Crabby
  • Dolphin
  • Dunsel
  • Barnacle
  • Bass
  • Guppy
  • Krill
  • Lizard
  • Sandy
  • Shrimpy
  • Sky
  • Stormy
  • Marsh
  • Otter
  • Pelican
  • Riptide
  • Sunfish
  • Thunder
  • Windy
  • Zephyr
  • Canal
  • Channel
  • Choptank
  • Cove
  • Bay
  • Bayou
  • Harbor
  • Lagoon
  • Ocean
  • Anchor
  • Baggywrinkle
  • Ballast
  • Puddle
  • River
  • Severn
  • Batten
  • Block
  • Charley Noble
  • Chock
  • Clew
  • Bobstay
  • Boomkin
  • Burgee
  • Cog
  • Comber
  • Compass
  • Fantail
  • Fid
  • Genny
  • Genoa
  • Cringle
  • Dodger
  • Drifter
  • Fairlead
  • Grommet
  • Gunwales
  • Jiblet
  • Kellet
  • Lazaretto
  • Halyard
  • Hitch
  • Iron Mike
  • Jib
  • Mizzen
  • Oakum
  • Scupper
  • Sextant
  • Skeg
  • Pennant
  • Pintle
  • Rudder
  • Turnbuckle
  • Painter
  • Papa
  • Spinnaker
  • Taffrail
  • Topsail
  • Traveler
  • Pawl

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