This list of nautical dog names will hopefully include the perfect name for your new canine sea-loving (fingers crossed) companion.
Are you someone who feels best when they are near the water? Maybe you are a lover of the sea, a boater, or just a person who can’t get enough of their favorite beach. If you are reading this, I can only assume you are getting…or at least planning for a new pup in your life.
Time to Set Sail!
Admiral– one of the highest ranks in the Navy. Admiral would be fitting for a dog who is a natural-born leader.
Anchor– a device made of medal that is lowered to the seabed to keep a vessel in place.
Bailer– a device used for removing water that has entered a ship.
Bay– an inlet of the sea.
Beacon– a light serving as a guide at sea. I think Beacon is an adorable name for any water-loving pup.
Becket– a loop of rope that helps to secure items on a ship.
Boomer– a missile submarine
Breezy– pleasantly windy. Imagine a bright, breezy day out at sea.
Bullseye– an American sailboat that is known for being sturdy. Bullseye sounds like a name for a high-energy dog who loves adventure.
Bunker– the fuel for a vessel.
Captain– the commander of a ship.
Cardinal– short for a cardinal mark. A cardinal mark is a sea mark used to indicate any hazards out at sea and to guide the vessel to safer waters.
Clipper– a sailing vessel designed specifically for speed.
Cruise– to sail about in the water without a precise destination or a large passenger ship usually taken for pleasure.
Crew– a group of people who work on a ship.
Cove– a small coastal inlet. Coves usually have a circular and narrow entrance.
Cargo– a ship that carries goods and materials from one port to another.
Coral– marine invertebrates mainly found in tropical seas.
Fin– an extended part of a fish or other aquatic animal used for steering, propelling, or balancing in the water.
Nautical Names for Dogs
Galley– the kitchen of a ship. A Galley was also the name of historical ships that were propelled by numerous oars.
Gasket– a rope used for reefing a sail or holding a sail in place.
Gill– the organ that enables most aquatic animals to take oxygen from water.
Harbor– a place on the coast where vessels find shelter (usually from rough waters).
Jetty– a structure that projects from land out into the water.
Kai– Hawaiian origin meaning “sea”
Laker– vessels that mainly operate on the Great Lakes of North America.
Mack– a structure that combines the radar masts and the exhaust stack of a vessel.
Marina– latin for “of the sea.” A marina is a dock for small pleasure boats such as yachts.
Matey– an expression referring to a ship’s crew members (a fellow sailor).
Navy-a branch of the U.S government that handles operations on and under the sea.
Pearl– a glistening mineral produced by oysters.
Pirate– a robber who travels by water.
Rudder– a blade-like object used to help steer a ship.
Sailor– a person who works on a boat or ship.
Skipper– the person in charge of a ship or boat.
Stormy– weather that has strong wind, heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
Shelly– inspired by the seashells found on the coast.
Nautical Female Dog Names
Nautical Male Dog Names
Looking for the perfect name for your dog should not be a super stressful experience. My recommendation is to write down a list of name you initially like and “sit” with those names for a couple days. It is likely, you will naturally eliminate names you feel won’t be the best fit. Another option is to wait until you actually get a chance to spend time with your new dog and see what name fits their personality and appearance. Good luck, sea-lovin’ friends!