Nautical Dog Names

People have been sailing the seas for thousands of years, but we didn't always sail alone. Dogs, cats, and other animals have been frequent companions, guardians, symbols of good luck, and mascots for vessels throughout history. Whether sailing or cruising, crossing blue water is never an easy task so animals that adapted to this lifestyle would quickly become the favorite crew member for warships, cargo ships, yachts, sail boats and everything else.

So if you're sailer, a cruiser, or just love boats you may be interested in choosing a nautical name for your dog or pet. If so, checkout the list below to see a complete list of ocean inspired names and nicknames perfect for any sea dog, puppy, or pet.

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Admiral
Senior naval officer, derived from Arabic meaning "ruler of the sea"
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Ahoy
Phrase shouted to draw attention to something
Neutral
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Anchor
Heavy object used to stop a boat from drifting
Neutral
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Bark
A type of sail boat with 3 or more masts
Neutral
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Beacon
A navigational aid generally fixed to one location
Neutral
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Buoy
A floating object used to aid navigation
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Captain
Person in command of the boat
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Clipper
A very fast sailing ship in the 1800s
Neutral
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Davy Jones
Nautical slang for permanently resting on the sea floor
Male
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Dinghy
A small boat
Neutral
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Dory
A shallow flat bottomed boat; Character in "Finding Nemo"
Female
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Fin
Flat appendage used for propelling, steering, and balance
Neutral
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Galley
Ship's kitchen or an oared battleship
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Growler
An iceberg that is barely visible above the water's surface
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Hitch
Knot that ties a rope to a fixed object
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Jack
Slang for sailor
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Jonah
Biblical prophet that was swallowed by a giant fish
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Nipper
Short rope that connects two cables
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Pilot
A navigator that can maneuver a vessel through difficult waters
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Pirate
An individual that steals cargo or valuable items from a ship
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Poseidon
Greek god of sea
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Radar
A device used to locate distance and position of objects near the ship
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Rum-runner
A fast boat used to transport small cargo without detection
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Sebastian
Red crab from The Little Mermaid
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Skiff
A small boat used by one person
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