110+ Mermaid Names

Mermaids have always been a favorite theme for parties and nursery artwork; however, what if you took your love for all things siren a step further? We have compiled for you a unique list of over 110 names for any mermaid-lover!

This list includes unique, magical names given to mermaids in fiction, are well-suited for mermaids, or have been directly pulled from mythologies worldwide! Each of these terrific mermaid names is great for a first or a middle name!

If you love the sea and all things maritime, you’re sure to find some charming options for your baby here! We are confident that even the most traditional parents will be pleased with this selection! If you’re set on a mermaid name, you can narrow it down to the perfect one with our help.

Let’s have a look at some of the best names for merfolk!

 

Names That Are Just Legendary!

A list of names from mythologies around the world.

Girl

Anahita

Origin: Persian
Meaning: Immaculate, she who possesses waters

An Iranian fertility and water goddess.

 

Calypso

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Concealing the knowledge

A sea nymph in Greek mythology and the Odyssey.

 

Dione

Origin: Greek
Meaning: She-Zeus, Divine one

A sea nymph in Greek mythology.

 

Galene

Origin: Greek
Meaning:  Tranquility

From the Greek word for tranquility. Galene was a deity of calm seas and a sea nymph.

 

Iara

Origin: Portuguese, Brazilian
Meaning: Mother of waters 

The mother of waters in Brazilian mythology.

 

Ione

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Purple Flower

A Greek freshwater nymph.

 

Kianda

Origin: Angolan
Meaning: Sea goddess

A sea goddess in Angolan mythology.

 

Lorelei

Origin: German
Meaning: Rock

A siren in German mythology.

 

Líban

Origin: Irish
Meaning: Beautiful woman, mermaid

A human woman in Irish mythology that was turned into a half-salmon mermaid.

 

Margygur 

Origin: Norse
Meaning: Mermaid

Mermaids that had the gift of prophecy in Norse mythology.

 

Mélusine

Origin: French
Meaning: water spirit, mermaid

Water spirits portrayed as mermaids, sometimes with two tails, wings, or both.

 

Naiad

Origin: Greek
Meaning: water nymph, flow

Freshwater nymphs in Greek mythology.

 

Nereida

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Daughter of Nereus, sea nymph

Sea nymphs in Greek mythology.

 

Ondine

Origin: French
Meaning: wave, water goddess

A water goddess in a French folk tale.

 

Rán

Origin: Norse
Meaning: Plundering

The personification of the sea in Norse mythology.

 

Sabrina

Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Water nymph

A water nymph in Welsh mythology.

 

Salacia

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Salt 

The Roman goddess of saltwater.

 

Sedna

Origin: Inuit
Meaning: Sea spirit

Sedna was the mistress of the Sea in Inuit mythology and was often portrayed as a mermaid.

 

Thessaloniki 

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Victory upon Thessaly

A Macedonian princess, daughter of King Philip, and sister of Alexander the Great, who was turned into a mermaid.

 

Thalassa

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Sea

The primordial personification of the sea in Greek mythology.

 

Yemoja

Origin: Yoruba
Meaning: mermaid

A water spirit in the Yoruba religion and patron spirit of rivers and oceans.

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Boy

Aegir

Origin: Norse
Meaning: Sea

The personification of the sea in Norse mythology.

 

Agwé

Origin: Haitian-Creole
Meaning: Spirit of the sea

A loa in Haitian Vodou that rules over the sea, aquatic plants, and fish.

 

Dagon

Origin: Phoenician
Meaning: Fish man

A Phoenician merfolk god who looked like a fish, had a human head and a fish head, and human feet alongside his fishtail.

 

Delphin

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Dolphin

A Greek water deity who convinced the nereid Amphitrite to marry the sea god Poseidon.

 

Dylan

Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Born of the ocean, son of the wave

A Welsh mythology character.

 

Triton

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Sea god

A Greek God commonly portrayed as a merman and the mermaid king in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Ryūjin

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: God of the Sea

A dragon sea god in Japanese mythology who represented both the bounty and the perils of the sea.

 

Llyr

Origin: Welsh
Meaning: The Sea

The name of the Sea God in Welsh mythology.

 

Marmennill 

Origin: Norse
Meaning: Mermaid

Mermen in North mythology that had the gift of prophecy.

 

Nereus

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Water God

A primordial water god in Greek Mythology.

 

Zitiron

Origin: Flemish
Meaning: Mermaid

A mermaid-like creature from Flemish mythology.

 

Unisex

Amabie

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: mermaid

The name of a legendary Japanese mermaid creature.

 

Nix(ie)

Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Mythological mermaid

Mermaid-like creatures in Germanic mythology who lived in beautiful palaces underwater.

 

Swimming out of screens and pages!

Pop Culture mermaid names.

Girl

Adella

Origin: Old German
Meaning: Noble

A mermaid in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Alana

Origin: Breton
Meaning: Handsome, Small Rock 

A mermaid in the movie “The Little Mermaid.” 

 

Andrina

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Brave

From the Greek word for brave.

A mermaid in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Aquamarine

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Water of the sea

From the Latin words aqua (water) and marine (of the sea). It’s the name of a blue-green color and a kind of beryl gemstone.

Also the mermaid in the book “Aquamarine” by Alice Hoffman.

 

Aquarianne

Origin: Greek, Latin
Meaning: the holiest water

A compound name from the Latin aqua and the name Arianna that means “holiest water.” Also a mermaid in the “Adventures of the Gummi Bears.”

 

Aquata

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Water

A mermaid in the movie “The Little Mermaid.” 

 

Ariel

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Lion of God

The protagonist in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Arista

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Perfect

From the Greek word for “perfect” and a mermaid in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Attina

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Wise

A variant of Athena, the Greek goddess of war and wisdom, and a mermaid in the movie “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Calissa

Origin: Greek
Meaning: The most beautiful

From the name Kallistō, and the Ancient Greek word for beauty, also a mermaid in the movie “Barbie in a Mermaid Tale.”

 

Coralia

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Like Coral

A mermaid in the ballet “Ondine.”

 

Emmaline

Origin: French, Germanic 
Meaning: Work

The Queen of mermaids in Disney’s series “Sofia the First.”

 

Elvira

Origin: German
Meaning: All true

The mermaid in the tv series “The Ingo.”

 

Fredrika

Origin: German
Meaning: Peaceful ruler

The mermaid in the novel “Sleeping with the fishes” by Mary Janice Davidson.

 

Mele

Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Song

The Hawaiian word for song and a Polynesian form of the name Mary. Also, the mermaid in the book “Mele the Mermaid” by J. Cecil.

 

Merliah

Origin: English, Hawaiian
Meaning: Sea, Beauty

The protagonist in the movie “Barbie in A Mermaid Tale.

 

Melody

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Chorus song

A mermaid in the Disney sequel for “The Little Mermaid.”

 

Miranda

Origin: English
Meaning: Admirable

The mermaid in the movie “Miranda.” 

 

Neela

Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Deep blue

A mermaid in Jennifer Donnelly’s “Waterfire Saga” series.

 

Serafina

Origin: Hebrew, Latin
Meaning: Fiery one

A mermaid in Jennifer Donnelly’s “Waterfire Saga” series.

 

Syrena 

Origin: Polish
Meaning: Mermaid

A mermaid in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

 

Tamara 

Origin: Hebrew, Russian
Meaning: Date palm

A mermaid in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

 

Undinė

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Wave, water spirit

Created by the author Paracelsus, to refer to water spirits. Undines are associated with mermaids.

 

Boy

Marinell

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Of the sea

The name of the knight of the sea, and son of a sea nymph in Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene.”

 

Unisex

Madison

Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Matthew 

The mermaid in the 1984 movie “Splash.”

 

Ponyo

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Onomatopoeia for what “squishy softness” feels like when touched.

The name of a ningyo, a Japanese mermaid-like character in the movie “Ponyo.”

 

Khalen

Origin: American
Meaning: Strong warrior

The siren in the novel “The Siren” by Kiera Cass.

 

Names To Make a Splash!

Sea-themed names

Girl

Adamaris

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Sea Lover 

From the Latin adamō (to love ardently) and Maris (of the sea).

 

Alda

Origin: Icelandic
Meaning: Wave

Icelandic for wave.

 

Coral

Origin: Greek, English
Meaning: Coral

Coral is a colorful aquatic invertebrate.

 

Darya

Origin: Persian
Meaning: Sea

Persian for “sea.”

 

Delmara

Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Of the Sea

Spanish for “of the sea.”

 

Delja

Origin: Polish
Meaning: Daughter of the sea

A Polish name that means “daughter of the sea”.

 

Delphine

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Dolphin

Greek for dolphin.

 

Dzovik

Origin: Armenian
Meaning: Sea

Armenian for sea.

 

Isla

Origin: Celtic, Spanish
Meaning: Island

Gaelic and Spanish for “island”.

 

Kailani

Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Sea and Sky

Hawaiian for sea and sky.

 

Kainani

Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Beautiful Sea

Hawaiian for sea and beauty.

 

Kinvara

Origin: Irish
Meaning: Spirit of the sea

Irish for “head of the sea.” Also the name of a place in Ireland.

 

Maira

Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Sea Dew

A lovely variant of Mary.

 

Maris

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Of the Sea

From the Latin ‘stella maris,’ meaning “star of the sea.”

 

Marina

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Of the sea

From the Latin marinus, meaning “of the sea.”

 

Miramar

Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Looking at the sea

Means “looking at the sea” in Spanish.

 

Moana

Origin: Polynesian, Maori, Hawaiian
Meaning: expanse of water, deep sea

A word that means “expanse of water” or “deep sea” in several Polynesian languages.

 

Morvoren

Origin: Cornish
Meaning: sea maiden

From the Cornish words for sea and maiden.

 

Muirgel

Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Bright Sea, shining sea

From the Gaelic words for sea and bright.

 

Naia

Origin: Basque
Meaning: Sea foam, wave

Basque for “sea foam.”

 

Pearl

Origin: English
Meaning: Pearl

A classic sea-themed name!

 

Sequana

Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Fast flowing, sacred river

Latinized version of the name Sicauna.

 

Sirena

Origin: Italian, Spanish, Slovenian
Meaning: Mermaid

The word “mermaid” in several languages.

 

Sirène

Origin: French
Meaning: Mermaid

French for mermaid.

 

Unnr

Origin: Norse
Meaning: Billow, wave

Norse for “wave” or “billow.”

 

Vandenė

Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: Mermaid

Lithuanian for mermaid.

 

Boy

Actaeus

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Shore

Greek for “of the shore”.

 

Aegialeus

Origin: Greek
Meaning: Sea Shore

Ancient Greek for seashore.

 

Alon

Origin: Tagalog
Meaning: wave

Tagalog for wave.

 

Delmar

Origin: Spanish
Meaning: Of the Sea

Spanish for “of the sea.”

 

Detar

Origin: Albanian
Meaning: marine, seafaring

Albanian for sea.

 

Kainalu

Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Sea wave

Hawaiian for wave and sea.

 

Unisex

Aihai

Origin: Chinese
Meaning: Sea of Love

Chinese for love and sea.

 

Bahari

Origin: Swahili
Meaning: Sea

From the word for sea and sailor in Swahili.

 

Conmara

Origin: Irish Gaelic
Meaning: Hound of the Sea

From the Irish “Cú Na Mara”, which means “hound of the sea.”

 

Dana(h)

Origin: Arabic
Meaning: The most precious, perfectly sized, and beautiful pearl

A name in many languages that means pearl in Arabic!

 

Hafrós

Origin: Icelandic, Norse
Meaning: Ocean Rose

Icelandic name derived from the Norse words for ocean and rose.

 

Iluka

Origin: Aboriginal
Meaning:  Near the sea

Aboriginal word that means “near the sea.”

 

Kai

Origin: Hawaiian
Meaning: Sea

Hawaiian for sea.

 

Kaiyō

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: 

Japanese for ocean.

 

Mairead

Origin: Irish
Meaning: Pearl

The Irish form of Margaret.

 

Malik

Origin: Greenlandic
Meaning: Wave

Greenlandic for wave.

 

Meltem

Origin: Turkish
Meaning: Sea wind

Turkish for sea wind.

 

Morgan

Origin: Welsh
Meaning: Sea circle

Welsh for sea and circle.

 

Namiko

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: wave child

Japanese for wave and child.

 

Nāra

Origin: Latvian
Meaning: Mermaid

Latvian for mermaid.

 

Ocean

Origin: Greek, English
Meaning: Ocean

 From the word for ocean.

 

Oumi

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Sea

Japanese for sea.

 

Shelly 

Origin: English
Meaning: Seashell

A name inspired by seashells.

 

Taraṅga

Origin: Bengali
Meaning: wave

Bengali for wave.

 

Umi

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Sea

Japanese for sea.

 

Umiko

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: Child of the Sea

Japanese for sea and child.

 

Uriye

Origin: Crimean
Meaning: Nymph, fairy, mermaid

Arabic for mermaid.

 

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