900+ Great Boat Names: Ideas for Everyone

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Some people like to name their boats after loved ones, others after favorite places, and still others after things they love or hobbies they enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a name for your fishing boat, your speedboat, or your sailboat, there’s bound to be a perfect fit for you on our list.

And if it’s not there, use our Boat Name Generator to find the ideal name for your boat.

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Nature & weather

Dawn at Sea 1

The nature and weather phenomenons have always been great sources of inspiration for boat names.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Blue Moon – A beautiful name for a blue boat
  • Breeze – Perfect for a calm day out on the water
  • Sunshine – Bring some happiness to your day on the water
  • Tornado – The perfect name for a speedboat
  • Wave Dancer – A beautiful and graceful name for a sailboat

Boat names with “Crystal”

  • Crystal Clear
  • Blue Crystal
  • Bright Crystal
  • Crystal Lady
  • Crystal Bell
  • Crystal Bay

Boat names with “Dawn”

  • A New Dawn
  • Aloha Dawn
  • Amber Dawn
  • After Dawn
  • Blue Dawn
  • Break of Dawn
  • Chasin’ Dawn
  • Crack of Dawn
  • Crystal Dawn
  • Dawn Treader
  • Lady Dawn
  • Misty Dawn
  • Til’ Dawn

Boat names with “Emerald”

  • Emerald Dream
  • Emerald City
  • Emerald Mist
  • Emerald Rose
  • Emerald Sea
  • Emerald Star

Boat names with “Luna”

  • Bella Luna
  • Calluna
  • Cataluna
  • Dolce Luna
  • Flor d’Luna
  • La Luna
  • Luna Sea
  • Luna C
  • Luna Rossa

Boat names with “Moon”

  • Blue Moon
  • Endless Honeymoon
  • Full Moon
  • Half Moon
  • Lady Moon
  • Moon Beam
  • Moon Chaser
  • Moon Dance
  • Moondancer
  • Moon Glow
  • Moon Rise
  • Moon Quest
  • Moon River
  • Moon Shadow
  • Moonstone
  • Moonstruck
  • Moon Tide
  • New Moon
  • Risin Moon
  • Silver Moon
  • Shepherd Moon

Boat names with “Pearl”

  • August Pearl
  • Blue Pearl
  • Black Pearl
  • China Pearl
  • Conch Pearl
  • Desert Pearl
  • Diamonds & Pearls
  • Island Pearl
  • Lady Pearl
  • Little Pearl
  • Miss Pearl
  • Pearl River
  • Sea Pearl

Boat names with “Sand”

  • Moon Sand
  • Mr Sandman
  • Quick Sands
  • Sand Bar
  • Sand Castle
  • Sand Dollar
  • Sand Pebble
  • Sandpiper
  • Sand & Sea
  • Sandy

Boat names with “Sapphire”

  • Blue Sapphire
  • Sapphire Day
  • Sapphire Dream
  • Sapphire Lady
  • Sapphire Nights
  • Sapphire Sea
  • Sapphire Sky
  • Sapphire Tears
  • Star Sapphire

Boat names with “Shell”

  • Bag of Shells
  • Bombshell
  • C Shell
  • Half Shell
  • Miss Shell
  • Moon Shell
  • Nutshell
  • Sand Shell
  • Sea Shell
  • Shelly

Boat names with “Solar”

  • Asolare
  • Solar Coaster
  • Solar Express
  • Solara
  • Solaris
  • Solar Wind

Boat names with “Summer”

  • All Summer Long
  • Always Summer
  • Chasing Summer
  • Endless Summer
  • Forever Summer
  • Indian Summer
  • Knotty Summer
  • Last Summer
  • Summer Breeze
  • Summer Home
  • Summer Place
  • Summer Suite
  • Summer Wind

Boat names with “Sun”

  • Always Sunday
  • Always Sunny
  • August Sun
  • Avalon Sunset
  • Blue Sun
  • Chasing Sunsets
  • Chasing Sunshine
  • Follow the Sun
  • Fortunate Sun
  • Fun in the Sun
  • Fun n Sun
  • Good Day Sunshine
  • Hello Sunshine
  • Here Comes the Sunshine
  • Hurry Sundown
  • Island in the Sun
  • Island Sun
  • Lady Sunshine
  • Lazy Sunday
  • Lion in the Sun
  • Liquid Sunshine
  • Midnight Sun
  • Pacific Sunset
  • Sun Chaser
  • Sun Dance
  • Sundancer

Boat names with “Star”

  • All Star
  • Bay Star
  • Black Star
  • Blue Star
  • Bright Star
  • Counting Stars
  • Dark Star
  • Day Star
  • Desert Star
  • Dog Star
  • Emerald Star
  • Lone Star
  • Lucky Start
  • Morning Star
  • North Star
  • Sea Star
  • Shooting Star
  • Starbound
  • Stardust
  • Starship
  • Star Chaser
  • Star Gazer
  • Star of the Sea
  • Starwind
  • Wandering Star

Boat names with “Wind”

  • Fairwinds
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Gypsy Wind
  • Second Wind
  • Summer Wind
  • Trade Winds
  • West Wind
  • Windblown
  • Wind Catcher
  • Wind Chaser
  • Wind Dancer
  • Wind Quest
  • Wind Rose
  • Wind Seeker
  • Wind Song
  • Windswept
  • Wind Walker
  • Windward
  • Windy
  • Windy Spirit

Water & places

If you’re looking for a boat name that invokes water bodies: the sea, ocean, lake, etc., look no further!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite boat names in this category:

Boat names with “Aqua”

  • Aquaholic
  • Aquarius
  • Aquaphile
  • Aqua Angel
  • Aqua Bella
  • Aqua Blue
  • Aqua Boogie
  • Aqua Dance
  • Aqua Duck
  • Aqua Gem
  • Aqua Knot
  • Aqua Lung
  • Aqua Marine
  • Aqua Nut

Boat names with “Bay”

  • All Bay Long
  • Bay B
  • Bay Bee
  • Bay Belle
  • Bay Breeze
  • Bay Dancer
  • Bay Daze
  • Bay Dog
  • Bay Dream
  • Bay Dreamer
  • Bay Dreaming
  • Bay Girl
  • Bay Lady
  • Bay Tripper
  • Bay Wolf
  • Tequila Bay

Boat names with “Island”

  • Blue Island
  • Fantasy Island
  • Islander
  • Island Adventure
  • Island Attitude
  • Island Belle
  • Island Bound
  • Island Breeze
  • Island Buoy
  • Island Cat
  • Island Cruiser
  • Island Dancer
  • Island Daze
  • Island Dog
  • Island Dream
  • Island Drifter
  • Island Escape
  • Island Express
  • Island Fever
  • Island Girl
  • Island Rose
  • Island Time

Boat names with “Lake”

  • Better Lake Than Never
  • Cooler By The Lake
  • Great Lakes
  • Lady Of The Lake
  • Lake A Wish
  • Lake Affect
  • Lake Break
  • Lake Dancer
  • Lake Dog
  • Lake Effect
  • Lake Escape
  • Lake For Work
  • Lake Lady
  • Lake Life
  • Lake House
  • Lake Runner
  • On Lake Time

Boat names with “Ocean”

  • Blue Ocean
  • Comocean
  • Deep Devocean
  • Deevocean
  • Devocean
  • Emocean
  • Mother Ocean
  • Ocean Adventure
  • Ocean Bird
  • Ocean Blue
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Ocean Dancer
  • Ocean Dream
  • Ocean Drive
  • Ocean Escape
  • Ocean Eyes
  • Oceanis
  • Ocean Girl
  • Ocean Lady
  • Ocean Odyssey
  • Ocean Spirit
  • Ocean View
  • TransOceanic

Boat names with “River”

  • Black River
  • Lazy River
  • Moon River
  • North River
  • Pearl river
  • River Bee
  • River Breeze
  • River Cat
  • River Dance
  • River Fox
  • River Gal
  • River Girl
  • River Gypsy
  • River Hawk
  • River Lady
  • River Mist
  • River Of Dreams
  • River Queen
  • River Rat
  • River Rose
  • River Song
  • River Spirit
  • River Tales
  • River Wanderer

Boat names with “Sea”

  • Angel Of The Sea
  • Bella Sea
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Big Sea
  • Fantasea
  • Gypsea
  • Luna Sea
  • Sea Bear
  • Sea Bird
  • Sea Biscuit
  • Sea Breeze
  • Sea Dancer
  • Sea Dog
  • Sea Dreams
  • Seaduction
  • Sea Eagle
  • Sea Esta
  • Sea Gull
  • Sea Fox
  • Sea Hawk
  • Seahorse
  • Sea Lady
  • Sea Of Dreams
  • Sea Quest
  • Sea Scape
  • Sea Spirit
  • Sea Star
  • Seas The Day
  • Sea Wind
  • Sea Wolf
  • Sea Ya
  • Extasea
  • Vitamin Sea
  • Wait N Sea

Boat names with “Tide”

  • All Tide Up
  • Blue Tide
  • Changing Tides
  • Crimson Tide
  • Dark Tide
  • Ebb Tide
  • Even Tide
  • Fair Tide
  • Family Tides
  • Low Tide
  • High Tide
  • Knot Tide
  • Moon Tide
  • Morning Tide
  • Princess of Tides
  • Riptide
  • Spring Tide
  • Tide Song

Boat names with “Water”

  • Blue Water
  • Blue Water Bound
  • Blue Waters
  • Breakwater
  • Broadwater
  • Casual Water
  • Clear Water
  • Cool Water
  • Deep Water
  • Edge Water
  • Fire Water
  • Just Add Water
  • Shearwater
  • Water Lily
  • Watermark
  • Water Music
  • Whitewater

Boat names with “Wave”

  • A Wave From It All
  • Airwaves
  • Amber Waves
  • Big Wave
  • Blue Wave
  • Brainwaves
  • Breaking Waves
  • Catch A Wave
  • Dances With Waves
  • Dream Wave
  • Heat Wave
  • Light Wave
  • Makin Waves
  • New Wave
  • Wave Dancer
  • Wave Maker
  • Wave Walker
  • Wavelength

Nautical terms

Nautical

Boating and sailing terms are great ingredients of a catchy boat name. They can help set the tone of your vessel, whether it’s playful or classy:

Here are some of our favorite boat name ideas with nautical terms:

  • Anchor Inn
  • Bigger Boat
  • Cabin Fever
  • Captain Chaos
  • Dream Boat
  • First Mate

Boat names with “Anchor”

  • Anchor Baby
  • Anchor Deep
  • Anchor Down
  • Anchor Inn
  • Anchor Management
  • Anchorman
  • Anchors Away
  • Golden Anchor
  • The Anchor Holds

Boat names with “Boat”

  • Aboat Time
  • Bass Boat
  • Bear Boat
  • Bigger Boat
  • Blue Boat
  • Boatacious
  • Boatname
  • Boatman
  • Boat Of Us
  • Das Boat
  • Dream Boat
  • My Boat

Boat names with “Buoy”

  • Atta Buoy
  • Bad Buoy
  • Beach Buoys
  • Bell Buoy
  • Big Buoys
  • Buoy Call
  • Buoy Toy
  • Buoyant
  • Buoys & Gulls
  • Clairbuoyant
  • Cowbuoy
  • Flambuoyant
  • Fly Buoy
  • Good Buoy
  • Island Buoy
  • Knotty Buoy
  • Lazy Buoy
  • Lucky Buoys
  • Naughty Buoy
  • Nauti Buoy
  • Nice Buoys
  • Playbuoy

Boat names with “Captain”

  • Captain Chaos
  • Captain Cook
  • Captain Crunch
  • Captain Hook
  • Captain Jack
  • Captain Morgan
  • Captain Nemo
  • Captain Ron
  • Captain’s Choice
  • Captain’s Dream

Boat names with “Keel”

  • Achilles Keel
  • Even Keel
  • Keel Basa
  • Keelin It
  • Keel-N-Time
  • Keel Over
  • Keel Shot
  • License To Keel
  • Over Keel
  • Reel Keel
  • Takeela
  • Ta-Keel-La
  • Time To Keel

Boat names with “Knot”

  • A Frayed Knot
  • Absolutely Knot
  • Aqua Knot
  • Better Knot
  • Celtic Knots
  • Dawn Knots
  • Deez Knots
  • Fear Knot
  • Forget Me Knot
  • Fraid Knot
  • Frayed Knot
  • Goin’ Knots
  • Judge Knot
  • Juggerknot
  • Knot Bad
  • Knot A Chance
  • Knot A Clew
  • Knot Again
  • Knot Crazy
  • Knot For Sail
  • Knot Guilty
  • Knot Gulf’n
  • Knot Home
  • Knot So Easy
  • Knot So Fast
  • Knot Tide
  • Knotty Girl
  • Knotty Buoy
  • Moor Often Than Knot
  • Knot On Duty
  • Knot Yours
  • Why Knot
  • Wine Knot

Boat names with “Nauti”

  • A Lil Nauti
  • A Little Nauti
  • Aero Nautical
  • Big Nauti
  • Funautical
  • Feelin Nauti
  • Gettin Nauti
  • Hip Nautic
  • Hypnautic
  • Knot Reel Nauti
  • Knot Too Nauti
  • Let’s Get Nauti
  • Lil Nauti
  • Nauti Boy
  • Nauti Buoy
  • Nauti Cat
  • Nauti Dog
  • Nauti Gal
  • Nauti Girl
  • Nauti Gull
  • Nauti Lady
  • Nautilus
  • Nauti Time

Boat names with “Salt”

  • Asalt Weapon
  • Got Salt?
  • Knot Salty
  • Lightly Salted
  • Old Salt
  • Old Salty
  • Reel Salty
  • Salt
  • Salty Cat
  • Salt Crystal
  • Salt Lick
  • Salt Life
  • Salty Dog
  • Salty Feet
  • Salt Shaker
  • Salt Spray

Boat names with “Ship”

  • Battleship
  • Companionship
  • Courtship
  • Crystal Ship
  • Dictatorship
  • Fellowship
  • Flagship
  • Friendship
  • Mothership
  • Partnership
  • Ship Happens
  • Starship

Colors

Rainbow at Sea

Boat names with colors in them are catchy and can be used to send a message about your vessel.

They can also just look and sound really cool, for example:

  • Big Blue
  • Black Pearl
  • Silver Lining
  • White Star

Boat names with “Black”

  • Back In Black
  • Black Arrow
  • Black & Blue
  • Black Bear
  • Black Beauty
  • Black Betty
  • Black Bird
  • Black Cat
  • Black Cloud
  • Black Diamond
  • Black Dog
  • Black Duck
  • Black Fin
  • Blackfish
  • Black Fish
  • Black Gold
  • Black Hawk
  • Black Jack
  • Black Knight
  • Black Magic
  • Black Pearl
  • Black Star

Boat names with “Blue”

  • Aqua Blue
  • Baby Blue
  • Bella Blue
  • Big Blue
  • Black & Blue
  • Blue
  • Blue Angel
  • Blue Bayou
  • Blue Bird
  • Blue Girl
  • Blue Heaven
  • Blue Horizon
  • Blue Lady
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Blue Magic
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Note
  • Blue Shark
  • Blue Skies
  • Blue Sky
  • Blue Velvet
  • Blue Water
  • Blue Wave
  • Misty Blue
  • Moody Blues
  • True Blue

Boat names with “Red”

  • Red Baron
  • Red Dawn
  • Red Dog
  • Red Lady
  • Red October
  • Red Rover
  • Red Sky

Boat names with “Silver”

  • Quicksilver
  • Silver Cloud
  • Silver Eagle
  • Silver Lady
  • Silver Lining
  • Silver Linings
  • Silver Moon
  • Silver Swan

Boat names with “White”

  • White Bird
  • White Cap
  • White Dove
  • White Duck
  • White Horse
  • White Raven
  • White Star
  • White Swan

Boat names with “Yellow”

  • Yellow Bird
  • Yellowtail
  • Yellow Fever
  • Yellow Fin
  • Yellow Rose

Fishing

Fisherman

Fishing boat names often reflect the personality of the fisherman. It could be serious or funny, but it should definitely be memorable:

  • Angler’s Dream
  • Big Fish
  • Cast Away
  • Fisherman’s Friend
  • Hooked
  • Reel Men

Boat names with “Bass”

  • Bass Boat
  • Bass Buggy
  • Bass Tracker
  • Breaking Bass
  • C Bass
  • Gettin Bass
  • Haulin Bass
  • Kickin Bass
  • Kiss My Bass
  • Sea Bass

Boat names with “Fish”

  • Big Fish
  • Black Fish
  • Blue Fish
  • Fishaholic
  • Fish & Chicks
  • Fisherman’s Friend
  • Fishful Thinkin’
  • Fish Tales
  • Fish Tank
  • Fishy Business
  • Flying Fish
  • Got Fish?
  • Kingfisher
  • Sail Fish
  • Swordfish

Boat names with “Hook”

  • Captain Hook
  • Happy Hooker
  • Hook Em
  • Hooked On You
  • Hooked Up
  • Hot Reels
  • Off The Hook
  • Playin Hooky
  • Right Hook
  • Skyhook

Boat names with “Reel”

  • Get Reel
  • Keepin’ It Reel
  • Hell on Reels
  • Reel Busy
  • Reel Deal
  • Reel Fun
  • Reel Job
  • Reel Life
  • Reel Love
  • Reel Men
  • Reel Salty
  • Reel Success
  • Reel Therapy
  • Reel Time
  • Reel Wife
  • Reel Work
  • Unreel

Women

Woman walking on the beach

Women have been an inspiration for boat names since the beginning of time.

Here are some of our favorites boat name ideas reflecting its feminine beauty and character:

Boat names with “Bella”

  • Aqua Bella
  • Bella
  • Bella Donna
  • Bella Luna
  • Bella Vita
  • Blue Bella
  • Ciao Bella
  • Isabella
  • Marbella

Boat names with “Girl”

  • Blue Girl
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Dream Girl
  • Galway Girl
  • Island Girl
  • Knotty Girl
  • My Girl
  • Nauti Girl
  • Sky Girl
  • Summer Girl

Boat names with “Lady”

  • Blue Lady
  • Dream Lady
  • First Lady
  • Foxy Lady
  • Ladybug
  • Lady Sunshine
  • Lazy Lady
  • Lively Lady
  • Lucky Lady
  • My Lady
  • Nauti Lady
  • Pretty Lady
  • Shady Lady
  • Silver Lady
  • Sea Lady

Animals

Dog on a boat

Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world, so it’s no surprise that they often inspire boat names.

Whether you love them or not, these animals make great monikers for your vessel:

Boat names with “Cat”

  • Bob Cat
  • Cat’s Paw
  • Cat Walk
  • Cat Woman
  • Fat Cat
  • Knotty Cat
  • Sun Cat
  • Stray Cat
  • Thunder Cat
  • Tom Cat
  • Top Cat
  • Wild Cat

Boat names with “Dog”

  • Big Dog
  • Black Dog
  • Dog House
  • Dog Star
  • Lake Dog
  • Lucky Dog
  • Nauti Dog
  • Red Dog
  • Salty Dog
  • Sea Dog
  • Sloop Dogg
  • Sun Dog
  • The Doghouse

Boat names with “Fox”

  • Flying Fox
  • Foxsea
  • Foxy
  • Foxy Lady
  • Gray Fox
  • Sea Fox
  • Silver Fox
  • Sun Fox
  • Winter Fox

Boat names with “Wolf”

  • Bay Wolf
  • Black Wolf
  • Blue Wolf
  • Blue Sea Wolf
  • Gray Wolf
  • Lone Wolf
  • Nauti Wolf
  • Sea Wolf
  • White Wolf

Alcohol

It’s never a good idea to mix alcohol and being on the water, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a few good boat puns.

Here are some of our favorite alcohol-inspired boat names:

  • Absolut Paradise
  • Aquaholic
  • Comfortably Numb
  • On the Rocks
  • Sea Spirit
  • Shaken not Stirred
  • Sip & Dip
  • Tip-Sea

Boat names with “Beer”

  • Beer Hunter
  • Beer o’ Clock
  • Beeracuda
  • Beer in Mind
  • Blood, Sweat and Beers
  • Dijabringabeeralong

Boat names with “Wine”

  • Wine Knot
  • Wine Down
  • Wine Cellar
  • Vintage Whine
  • Amy’s Wine-House
  • Vintage Wine

Positive

Happy at sea

Below we list more boat name ideas containing such positive words as “dream,” “free,” and “happy.”

If you want your boat name to reflect your joy of being on the water, consider one of these great options, for example:

  • Dream Catcher
  • Free Spirit
  • Happy Days
  • Summer Time

Boat names with “Dream”

  • Bay Dream
  • Dad’s Dream
  • Day Dream
  • Dreamer
  • Dream Catcher
  • Dream Chaser
  • Dream Girl
  • Dream Hunter
  • Dream Weaver
  • Island Dream
  • Just Dreaming
  • Living The Dream
  • Pipe Dream
  • Sunset Dreams
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Wet Dreams

Boat names with “Free” or “Freedom”

  • Born Free
  • Free Bird
  • Freedom
  • Free Spirit
  • Wings Of Freedom

Boat names with “Happy”

  • Happy Days
  • Happy Hours
  • Happy Place
  • Happy Together
  • Holiday Happy

Boat names with “Love”

  • First Love
  • Love Life
  • One Love
  • Second Love
  • True Love

Boat names with “Time”

  • About Time
  • Island Time
  • It’s About Time
  • High Time
  • Just In Time
  • Play Time
  • Quality Time
  • Prime Time
  • Reel Time
  • Summer Time
  • Time Off
  • Time Out
  • Time 2 Fish
  • Time To Keel

Funny boat names

The list below includes the funniest boat names we’ve come across.

Whether you want to make your friends laugh or strike fear into the heart of your enemies, one of these names is sure to do the trick.

  • Bad Company
  • Debt Finder
  • Docks Orders
  • Goin’ Broke
  • Empty Pockets
  • Dawn Knots
  • Ship Happens
  • Unsinkable II
  • Breakin Wind
  • Pier Pressure
  • Fish & Chicks
  • Passing Wind
  • Fishfull Thinkin’
  • Clocked Out
  • Chicken Ship
  • Happy Hours
  • I Sheet You Knot
  • I Ship You Knot
  • Just Add Water
  • Kiss My Bass
  • Miss Behavior
  • Miss Conduct
  • Piece of Ship
  • Ship Faced
  • Tack Sea
  • Sea Nile
  • Seasick
  • Seaquel
  • She Got The House
  • Sick and Tide
  • Squid Pro Quo
  • The Codfather
  • A Loan At Sea
  • Bankrupt Sea
  • Nautorious
  • Reel Naughty

Are you looking for something a little more… risque? Then check out the list below.

These monikers are sure to turn heads (and maybe even raise a few eyebrows):

  • Big Knots
  • Full Of Seamen
  • In Her Course
  • Master Baiter
  • Nice Aft
  • Sun of the Beach
  • The Wet Dream

Conclusion

There you have it! 900+ great boat names for anyone and everyone.

We hope this list has inspired you to find the perfect name for your boat.

Happy sailing!

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