Irish-Inspired Names for Your Monterey

Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 1:35PM

Irish-Inspired Names for Your Monterey

Is your Monterey in need of a name or new identity? We can help! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite names inspired by the Emerald Isle.

Browse through our list and search for one that suits your seafaring fancy!


This feminine Irish name saw peak popularity in 2005, but has been in growing in usage Stateside, too. Why? It has a good message—“Aisling” refers to a vision or dream, based on the poetic genre of the same name, and conveys a sense of hope, desire, and good things to come. What more could you want for an on-the-water personality?

Since boat names are often feminine anyway, this one is perfect for those who characterize their boats as free-wheeling dreamers in their own right.


In Irish, “Cara” isn’t just a pretty name—it’s the word for friend! Set your Monterey apart as a friend to your neighbors on the water, or as a symbol of your social attitude both on board and off. It’s a great, subtle way to give your boat a friendly character.


In the Irish language, Sona is used to convey happiness, fortune, and well wishes—all things we could use more of while on the water! It’s a great pick for those who want to enjoy happy travels and good boating conditions wherever they roam.


While Shamrock may not be a purely Irish word, the plant itself happens to be one of the most recognizable symbols of Irish culture. “Four-leaf clover” works too—it just doesn’t roll quite as well off the tongue! Shamrock is perfect for proudly showing off your roots, or for tying your Monterey to a sense of fun, nature, and a dash of good luck.

Emerald Isle

Ireland’s nickname, the Emerald Isle, is an Irish alternative to the conventional island names often found on boats. Since it originates in a land of rich, green nature, it’s a meaningful way to convey your love of nature or passion for travel (or pride for where you come from!).

We hope that today’s blog helps you find the perfect, meaningful name for your Monterey. If you have your own suggestions, be sure to share them in the comment section below!

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