BoatUS 2017 Top 10 List of Boat Names and Their Meanings

1. Serenity: The utter calm and quietude boating brings

2. Seas the Day: A nautical wordplay on the Latin saying “Carpe diem,” taking boating to its fullest

3. Andiamo: ‘Let’s go!’ in Italian and a perennial favorite boat name

4. Irish Wake: Mourning and merrymaking after the death of a family member or friend

5. Freedom: Patriotic name that first appeared on the Top 10 Names List in 2004

6. Adagio: Italian for “at a slow tempo.” Represents how boating reduces stress in our hectic lives

7. Ohana: From the Hawaiian culture, meaning “family” in an extended sense

8. Oasis: A fertile spot in a desert where water is found; symbolizes boating’s ability to refresh and nourish our daily lives

9. Happy Ours: A playful take on the good feeling you get at the afternoon communal cocktail time

10. Firefly: Making the list for the first time, it’s thought that the kids picked this one

For a look at all of the BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names lists over the years as well as a directory of over 9,000 boat names, go to: BoatUS.com/boatnames

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