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Unique and Sophisticated Names for Your Boat

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You have a new boat, a dream come true. It seems unbefitting such a vessel to have placed upon its stern some mash up of you and your wife’s names. Even worse, you cannot bear to give it any of the trite, pun filled, puerile and unimaginative monikers you have discovered thus far.

Face it, you have complex sensibilities. Common men name their boats “Jimmy’s Joy,” “Seaduction,” “Nauti Bouy,” or “Steady As She Goes.” What do you want emblazoned on the escutcheon of your quarter of a million dollar sloop? You already know it won’t be “Dock Holiday” or “Unsinkable III.”

You are articulate and maybe a Scrabble freak. You are reaching for something that is, as yet – undefined. Like naming children, it’s important. Boats and kids live up to the names we give them. Boating is an existential quest, defining you, the boat and your relationship with the sea.

You need something that, like you, is refined and enigmatic. The boat’s name must capture some undiscovered salient, embracing your thoughts, words and deeds that spring forth from your heart, mind and soul.

Lucky for you, the richness of language provides erudite and metaphorical terms which describe your state. Those spotting your stern with binoculars might well suspect that you have both a command of language as well as the sea. Yes, names such as these are conversation starters. They are archaic, obtuse, sometimes foreign and a few - snobbish.

Type them into Google Speak to pronounce them for you. Try them on. They will roll off your tongue soon enough.

See you out on the big water.

A List of Unique Boat Names for Your Yacht or Sailboat

NameMeaningNotes

PETRICHOR

The smell after rain

 

RIDENT

Cheerful

 

UBIQUARIAN

Someone who goes everywhere.

 

ZIRALEET

Expression of joy

 

GEGENSCHEIN

Dust in the sky opposite the sun’s position creating a night glow.

 

INTREPID

Hyper-adventurous

 

AXIOMATIC

A self evident outcome of an idea or action.

 

EPAGOMENIC

Spontaneous celebration for no worthy reason.

 

INSANGEIOUS

To be made equal to the angels.

A favorite

KAKIKSTOCRACY

A government run by the worst citizens

 

CERULEAN

Blue like the water around unspoiled tropical islands.

A favorite

BLOOTERED

Very drunk

Scottish

GOLIARD

Wandering student

(Aren’t we all?)

GLEEK

Sharp joke or a superb trick

 

WHIPJACK

A beggar who pretends to be an out of luck sailor

 

XIPHOID

Spear shaped

For medical people. Racing boat?

AMPHISBAENA

Mythical two headed serpent

Your mother in law?

CHANTICLEER

Rooster-like

For alpha males and kings of industry.

EUCATASTROPHE

Perfect ending or outcome of a story

 

OPEROSE

Displaying great ability and effort for all to see

 

OPSIMATH

A person who begins to learn late in life

 

RESOUNDING

Undeniable. Obvious and clearly marked

 

RIPARIAN

Of the river

Rights of water-usually drilling related. law term.

PANEMORFI

Beautiful

Greek

ZEITREISE

Time travel

German

ZENIT

Zenith

German

METANOIA

The process of changing your heart, mind and goals.

 

MERAKI

To do with creativity, passion and resolve

 

SIDEREAL

Determined by the stars

 

EMACITY

A fondness for buying things

 

APAIXONAR

Falling in love – like off a cliff.

Portuguese. Quaint term.

AEONIAN

Eternal and everlasting

 

VERKLEMPT

Overcome with emotion

 

DAEDALIAN

Deft, intelligent, crafty

 

ENHALO

To place a halo upon. To crown spiritually.

 

EPITOME

The perfect defining example of a type

 

LUCENT

Shining and hard to look at – gleaming brilliantly

 

DESABAFAR

Let off steam and in the process gaining balance.

 

MOEITY

Two equal parts. (husband and wife for instance)

 

RESPLENDENT

Sublime, full of color, dazzling and eye catching

 

SIGIL

Refers to a signet ring or a mark of one’s family.

 

SWEVEN

Dream, vision, premonition.

 

VISRIENT

Must see new things-one who requires visual stimuli

 

VULPINE

The characteristics of a fox

A favorite. From Latin.

ETOILE

Star

French

CARCANET

A jeweled necklace

 

VERGESSENHEIT

Oblivion

German

TRAUMSTAAT

Dream state

German

LAGOM

The right moment in time. Aligned.

Swedish.

INSUPERAVEL

Unsurpassed

Portuguese

GEHEIMGANG

Secret passage

German

PANTAGRUELIAN

Vast

 

PANURGIC

Able or willing to do most anything

 

THALASSIC

Referring to the sea

 

LEMNISCATE

Refers to the figure eight infinity symbol

 

VOORZIENE

Foreseen.

Dutch

VELSIGNET

Blessed

 

EKSAKT

Exact

Danish

SCINTILLATE

Emits sparks

 

ALGEDONIC

Pleasure and pain together

 

UENDELIG

Infinite

Norwegian

GLORIEUX

Glorious

French

UMANI

Salt, sweet, bitter, sour.

Japanese. Delicious.

LUCUBRATION

The product of laborious study.

 

OENOPHILE

A lover of wine. Not an alcoholic.

 

ZUGZWANG

A compulsion to move.

Chess term. German.

NIKHEDONIA

The elation that accompanies the moment of victory

 

BIMARIAN

Pertaining to two seas

 

DICAEARCHY

Fair and just government

 

EPHYDRIAD

Water nymph. Like Esther Williams.

 

EVENIENCY

Coming to pass. Inevitable.

 

DOSHEACHANTA

Inevitable

Irish

GIPESIAN

Pertaining to gypsies

 

HALATINOUS

Saline. Salty. (Applies to the boat owner?)

 

INOCCIDUOUS

A star that never dips below the horizon.

ISANGELOUS

Equal to angels.

 

NUBIVAGANT

Moving among the clouds.

 

SPARSILE

Pertaining to a star

 

THEOMENY

The wrath of God against evil

 

TRABBOCANT

Superabundant.

 

TROPAEAN

Wind blowing towards land

 

TROPHAEAL

Pertaining to trophies. Many.

 

ALIFORM

Shaped like a wing

 

ANEMOLOGY

The study of wind

 

CETOLOGY

The study of whales and dolphins

 

LAVEER

To sail against the wind

 

WEATHERLY

Able to sail close to the wind with little leeway.

 

OMNILEGENT

An omnivorous reader, bookworm.

 

MARISTO

Sailor

Esperanto

BEUNDRANSVARD

Admirable

Swedish

PRAXIS

Process in which a theory or skill is practiced and embodied

 

COGENT

A clear, logical and convincing argument

 

ANDIAMO

Let’s go!

Italian. Emphatic.

CONGRUENT

The matching of two geometric shapes.

Husband+wife?

ENDOXOS

Glorious

Greek