Aquatic Animal Dog Names

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Introduction

Dive under the sea and discover all of the amazing creatures that live there with us as we look to the waters for inspiration. Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Is your dream job to be a marine biologist or an underwater explorer, discovering the answers to the mysteries of the deep?

If so, you may want to look to your passion when naming your next furry family member. There are countless species that live underwater, so the chances are that at least one of them could lead to your pupper's perfect moniker. We've rounded up our absolute favorite dog names that are inspired by aquatic animals. Keep reading to see which creatures made the list!

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Aquatic Animal Dog Name Considerations

When choosing the name for any creature that joins your household, it can be very fun to venture off the common path and come up with a title that is truly unique to the fur-baby. Dogs, like aquatic life, come in all different shapes, sizes, and temperaments. Because of this vast variety, you should be able to match up your little pupper with an interesting sea animal that represents them perfectly!

One way to go about it is to look for interesting markings or features on your pooch. Whether it is their coat, their eyes, or their slightly crooked tail, you'll probably be able to pinpoint an aspect on your canine that makes them, well, them. After you've zeroed in on this attribute, Google away and see what amazing water-dwelling forms of life there are that fit the bill for your furry friend.

Another way to approach the task of naming your new bundle of fluff is to take note of their personality. Some doggos are bursting with energy, while others prefer snoozing most of their days away. Does your dog have a personality as big as a whale? Or are they timid and shy like an oyster? By observing your four-legged friend's character, you can give them a name that will bring a smile to the face of all that know them.

Male Aquatic Animal Dog Names

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Fish
A scaled creature that lives and breathes underwater
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Shark
A large aquatic preditor
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Crabby
After the clawed crustaceans that live in the water
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Anchovy
A small fish that we and many other animals like to eat
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Cucumber
After the sea cucumber, an interesting creature that often lives in reefs
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Barnacle
A small animal that attaches to whales, rocks, and other things
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Dugong
A cow-like creature that grazes on sea grass
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Flounder
A type of fish whose eyes are both on the same side
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Ray
After the genus of animals that appear to fly under water
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Tang
A little black fish with a red tail
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Haddock
A type of fish that lives in northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean
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Cod
A fish that lives in deep parts of the Atlantic Ocean
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Orca
The largest member of the dolphin family
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Narwhal
A type of whale that has one large tusk
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Snubfin
A type of dolphin with a rounded dorsal fin
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Melon-head
After the Melon-headed Whale
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Goby
A type of fish that is commonly a reddish-orange color
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Urchin
A spiked animal that feeds on microscopic sea life
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Pike
A freshwater fish with distinct teeth
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Fugu
The Japanese name for "Puffer Fish"
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Krill
Tiny sea creatures that whales like to eat
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Ling
A narrow fish that lives in the Atlantic Ocean
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Plankton
A term for tiny living sea organisms
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Mado
A striped reef fish
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Bass
A freshwater fish commonly sought by anglers
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Oyster
A term for a specific group of molluscs
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Grouper
A large fish that feeds at the bottom of shallow waters
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Sergeant
A type of fish that lives in reefs
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Lamprey
A type of fish that is very similar to an eel
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Carp
A type of oily, freshwater fish

Female Aquatic Animal Dog Names

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Beluga
A small white whale that lives in colder waters
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Baleine
The French word for "whale"
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Jelly
After jellyfish, sea creatures that have no skeleton or known brain organ
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Angel
After the angelfish, a colorful, reef-dwelling creature
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Coral
A type of marine life that looks very much like a plant and is often colorful
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Dotty
After dottyback fish, who often live in coral reefs
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Manta
After the largest type of ray
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Catfish
A large bottom-feeding fish that has cat-like whiskers
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Amber
After the amber penshell, a type of mollusc
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Damsel
After the damselfish, a yellow and grey creature
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Atipa
A type of catfish
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Minke
A type of whale that lives in the Arctic
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Clymene
After the Clymene Dolphin
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Vaquita
A type of tiny porpoise
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Raven
After the Atlantic Sea Raven, a bug-eyed fish with large fan fins that likes to eat molluscs
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Cuttlefish
A strange sea creature that can camouflage with its surroundings
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Tetra
A small fish that is often bright in color
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Tilapia
A type of light-colored, freshwater fish
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Dory
After the John Dory fish
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Shrimp
A term that is used to describe crustaceans of a certain shape, commonly eaten by humans
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Manatee
A type of sea cow that lives off the shores of Florida
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Stargazer
A type of fish that lives at the bottom of coasts
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Anemone
A type of pink coral
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Conch
A large sea snail known for its beautiful pink shell
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Snapper
A type of fish that live in bays amongst coral
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Squeaker
After the Malawi Squeaker, a type of catfish
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Velvet
After the Velvet Crab, a smaller crustacean that can be found in the Atlantic
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Sweetlips
A type of fish named for its very distinct lips
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Julie
A black and white freshwater fish
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Guppy
A small fish that can range widely in color and fin shape

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