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20 Beach-Inspired Baby Names to Start Your Summer Off Right

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Summer is coming in a short while (hooray!) and that means sandy feet, sun hats, and … beach-inspired baby names!  If you’re expecting a little one sometime this summer, one of these beachy names is perfect for your new arrival.

Girl Names

Ariel

How could you have a beach list without this mermaid name? If only the gorgeous red hair came along with it!

Bay

I love this modern name for a girl – it’s short and catchy and unique.

Blue

With color names becoming more and more popular (think “Jade,” “Hazel,” and “Olive”) this name is perfectly summer.

Cali

What’s more beachy than California? This shortened version of the Golden State is a perfect girl name.

Darya

This Persian name means “the sea.”

Hali

Greek for “sea,” this name is gorgeous and one that transitions nicely from baby to adult.

Maya

A Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek name meaning “water,” this name has spiked in popularity, hitting the top 100 in the last couple of years.

Morgan

Meaning “sea” in Welsh, this name is traditionally male but has become more popular for girls in the U.S.

Sailor

I love girl names with a masculine twist, and this is one of my recent favorites. Plus, a perfect excuse to buy some tiny sailor suits.

Summer

With a baby named Summer, you’ll have sunshine all year round.

Boy Names

Cruz

This fun name brings up thoughts of California beach town Santa Cruz.

Dylan

This is a Welsh name that means “son of the sea.” Plus, it’s a really great name!

Finn

This name may conjure up images of Huckleberry Finn, but it also has a nice ocean slant.

Hurley

An Irish name meaning “tide,” it’s hard to get more beachy-cool than this name.

Irving

This Scottish name means “sea friend.” How sweet is that?

Kai

This Hawaiian name means “sea,” and is also a character in the movie Frozen.

Ray

The ideal name for your tiny ray of sunshine.

Ronan

This Irish name means “little seal” and is currently sitting in the 400s for popularity, so it’s a perfect balance of unique but not too unusual.

Seaton

Meaning “town by the sea,” this is a last name turned first, which is an increasingly popular trend. (And for good reason! Last names make good, strong first names).

Zale

This is a Greek name that means “sea strength.” I love that it’s unusual, but not hard to spell or pronounce.

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