Nautical means of or one concerned with navigators, sailors, or the sea; maritime. If you love boating, shipping, sailing, yachting, boating or seagoing, you definitely want to give your dog a name that is linked to these activities.
From Captain, Shippy, Wave, Anchor, Decker, Sailor, Splash to Pirate, there are quite many nautical-themed names you can give your male or female canine. Read on for more.
Boating Dog Names
Boy boating names for dogs include;
Santa – this is a name from the Santa Maria ship that can be used for a male dog
Hunley – this is a name named after H. L. Hunley which was a submarine of the confederate states of America that played a small part in the American civil war.
Mighty Mo – nickname for the USS Missouri named after the US state of Missouri. It was the last battleship ever built and the most formidable. It was a lowa class battleship that saw combat in world war two
Vic – short for the HMS Victoria. This was the lead ship in her class of two battleships of the royal navy.
Bismarck – from the battleship
Bow – this is the front part of a boat and can be used for a male dog
Bailer – something that can be used to remove water from a boat
Buoy – this is a floating object used for navigation
Boomer – this is a slang term for a ballistic missile submarine
Cutter – this is a boating inspired name for a male dog that means a small boat
Sailor – this is a name that means a person who works on a boat and it’s a perfect boating inspired name for a male dog
Tender – this is a boat used to carry people to and from a larger ship.
Barge – this name refers to a towed or self-propelled flat bottomed boat, built mainly for river, canal and coastal transport of heavy
Yacht – this is a term used to refer to a recreational boat or ship
Ariel – this is the name of a mermaid in the Disney movie “the little mermaid”. She is a very beautiful mermaid princess. This makes it suitable for a female nautical dog
Berth – this is a boat inspired name that can be used for a female dog meaning a sleeping area on a boat
Breezy – this name means a mild wild and popular name for a female dog
Bell – in nautical terms this is a name used for a bell that is placed on a buoy
Dory –t his is a name that can be used for a female dog and it means a small shallow boat
Tug – this is a small boat used in harbours great name for a female dog
Decker – this can be given to a female dog that is often found asleep on hardwood floors
Ship Dog Names
Hook – after the captain hook of the cartoon Jake and the Neverland pirates
Captain – the head of the ship
Cabin – a place in the ship
Ahab – named after captain Ahab of Moby dick
Brig – this is a ship with two square-rigged masks
Carrack –this is a ship with three or four masts
Black beard – this is a legendary pirate
Bunker – this name refers to a container for storing coal or fuel oil for a ship’s engine
Corvette – this name refers to a flush decked sailing warship of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries having a single tier of guns, ranked next below a frigate
Titanic –after the famous RMS Titanic
Vic – short name for the HMS victory
Pharaoh – after the ship in the count of Monte cristo
Stern – from the name astern which means towards the back of the ship
Cargo –this name means goods or merchandise carried on a ship
Convoy – this is a name that means a group of ships traveling together
Crew – this name can be used and it means the group of people who work on a ship
Galleon – in the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries Europe this name was used for a multilevel ship.
Helm – this is a ship inspired name that means the mechanism that steers the ship
Master – this name in nautical terms means a ship with a specified number of sails. It can be used for Alfa male or female dog
Rudder – this is a flat object used to steer a ship and can be used for a male dog
Jack – this name refers to a sailor. Informally it refers to any flag flown by a ship
Clipper – this term is used to refer to a very fast sailing ship of the 19th century that had three or more masts, a square rig, a long, low hull and a sharply raked stem.
Anchor – heavy part of the ship used to keep it in place
Galley – this is a name that can be given to a female dog and it is a name used to refer to the kitchen area of a ship
Frigate – this is a name that can be used for a female dog and it name used to refer to a type of warship
Sailing Dog Names
The following are sailing-themed female and male dog names
Bartolomeo – named after Bartolomeo Dias the first European to round the Cape of Good Hope
Columbus – after Christopher Columbus who sailed to find the new world
Amerigo- after amerigo Vespucci a historic explorer and sailor
Drake –named after Francis drake who was the second person to circumnavigate the world
Popeye – this is the spinach gulping muscled cartoon sailor
Vasco – this is a name after vasco da Gama one of the most iconic maritime explorers
Skipper – this is a term used to refer to the captain of a ship.
Gilboy – after Bernard gilboy who sailed a self-built schooner across the Pacific Ocean
Slocum – after Joshua Slocum the first man to single handily sail around the world
Dutch – name of the functional ship called the Flying Dutchman
Ghost – name for the fictional ship in the sea wolf
Barrel man – refers to a sailor that was stationed in the crow`s nest
Commodore – the term refers to a military rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rare admiral. Often equivalent to the rank of flotilla admiral or sometimes counter admiral in non-English – speaking navies.
Admiral- this term refers to a senior naval officer of flag rank.
Naomi – after Naomi James the first woman to sail solo around the world via Cape Horn within 272 days.
Kay – from kay Cottee an Australian sailor that single handily sailed around the world in 189 days
Cottee – from kay Cottee the Australian sailor that sailed around the world alone for 189 days
Skipper – from skipper thuridur one of the earliest women sailors and a celebrated fishing captain in Iceland who is recognized for being able to traverse the dangerous North Atlantic waters. She is also recognized for sailing for years without losing a single member of her crew.
Grace – name after Grace O’Malley who was one of the brave women pirates and best women sailors in the world since her life presents heroism, sailing skills and determination
Compass – this is a navigation instrument used to show the direction of the vessel in relation to the earth`s geographical poles or magnetic poles.
Nav – the short form of the word navigator. This is a person on board so a ship or aircraft responsible for planning, managing and directing a vessel`s voyage.
Canal – this is a narrow man-made water passageway
Otter – this is a medium-sized marine mammal
Nemo – nemo is a young fish that got lost in the Disney movie “Finding Nemo”.nemo is a cute name for a male nautical dog.
Laker – this refers to ship that carries cargo on the great lakes. A great name for a male nautical dog.
Sonar – this is an acronym for sound navigation and ranging. A method used of using sound pulses to detect, range and sometimes images under water targets and obstacles or the bed of the sea.
Pilot – this name refers to a navigator a especially knowledgeable person qualified to navigate a vessel through difficult waters for example a harbour pilot
Radar – this refers to an acronym for radio detection and ranging. This is an electronic system designed to transmit radio signals and receive reflected images of those signals from a target in order to determine the bearing and distance to the target.
Submarine – this is generally a watercraft capable of operations underwater able to renew its own power.
North – this is a direction in which a ship could be moving towards
Bearing – this term refers to the horizontal direction of a line of sight between two objects on the surface of the earth.
Binnacle – refers to the stand on the ship onto which the compass is mounted.
Female navigation pooch names
Star – from the nautical star which was used as a tool of navigation and also a symbol of hope. It refers to the Polaris which is the North Star. It was used by navigators in ascertaining longitude and latitude.
Wake – refers to turbulence behind a vessel
Beach – this the is land by the sea
Coral – this name refers to living organisms that make up the coral reefs on the coast. It is probably the most beautiful nautical name.
Pearl – this is a hard object found in the shell of the oyster. This name can be used for a female dog
Nemo – this a famous fish and star or a movie. It is a suitable name for a female dog
Orca – this is a type of a whale known as a killer whale
Mate – this a name that means a fellow seaman or friend. This name is great for both a female and a male dog
Sandy – this name means the land that is covered with sand and adjacent to the sea. This is a popular name for a female dog
Shrimp – this is a type of crustacean
Tide or tidal – this is a name that can be given to a female dog that is greatly influenced by the moon as tides is the rising and falling of sea or ocean waves that is influenced by the moon.
Island – this refers to a piece of land surrounded by water. Perfect for a female nautical dog
Knot – this refers a unit of speed. Perfect name for a female nautical dog with great speed
Windward- this term refers to in direction from which the wind is coming from
East – a direction in which the sun rises from and it can be used on a female nautical dog
Other Good Nautical Girl & Boy Dog Names
Fisher – this name can be given to a dog that loves water
Diver – name can be given to a water-loving female dog that is not afraid to go underwater.
Bikini – this name can be given to a female dog that loves the beach and is often happy to be on the
Catfish – this is a type of fish found in the ocean. A dog with this name is often a real scavenger.
Bubbles – refers to the trapped air caused by the rapid movements of water. This is a great name for a champagne coloured feminine dog.
Clipper – a name given to a dog inbuilt with great speed.
Lach – this is a Scottish name that means the one who lives or dwells by the lake.
Batten –this refers to a stiff strip used to support the roach of a sail hence increasing the sail area
Boom – refers to a spar attached to the foot of a fore and aft sail.
Bow – this refers to the front of a vessel
Brig – refers to a vessel with two square-rigged masts
Harbour – this is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored
Regatta – this refers to a series of boat races usually of sailboats or rowboats but occasionally of powered boats
Romper – this refers to a ship that breaks ranks from a convoy and romps ahead
Saltie – this refers to great lakes terms for a vessel that sails the oceans
Ahoy – refers to a cry to draw attention. A term used to hail a boat or ship
Ballast – refers to a material that is placed to hold a vessel to provide stability
Pontoon – this term refers to a flat bottomed vessel used as a ferry, barge, or car float or a float moored alongside a jetty or a ship to facilitate boarding
Spinnaker – this term refers to a large sail flown in front of the vessel while heading downwind
Other themed Dog Names Ideas
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- Fat Dog Names
- Witch Dog Names
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- Gun-inspired Names for Dogs
- Best Unisex Dog Names
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