75 Pirate Names for Your Little Buccaneer
Calling all scallywags! Are you expecting a wee one to join your pirate crew soon?
Choosing baby names is as difficult as sailing the high seas, and we wanted to lend you a hand. There are famous pirates, fictional pirates, and everything in between to help a sea dog like you find the perfect pirate name!
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Below is a list of pirate names that will suit your landlubber so well! It's going to save you some time and you won't have to use a pirate name generator.
Pirate Names For Girls
- Aegea - Old Greek name that means "shield," and is derived from Aegean for the Aegean Sea
- Anamaria - For the character portrayed by Zoe Saldana in the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
- Angelica - For the character portrayed by Penelope Cruz in the Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Anne - For Anne Bonny, an Irish pirate during the 18th century and one of the only female pirates in history
- Arcelia - Spanish for "treasure chest"
- Bonny - For Anne Bonny, an Irish female pirate
- Calypso - For the character and sea goddess featured in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series
- Charlotte - For Charlotte de Berry, an English female pirate captain
- Ching - For Ching Shih, a famous Chinese pirate who was known as one of the deadliest pirates in history
- Christina - For Christina Skytte, a Swedish female pirate in the 17th century
- Destiny - Derived from the French word "destine," and means "to determine" or "fate"
- Elise - For Elise Eskilsdotter, a Norwegian female pirate
- Elizabeth - For the character portrayed by Keira Knightly in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series
- Flora - For Flora Burn, an English female pirate
- Grace - For Grace O'Malley, an Irish female pirate in the 16th century
- Jacquotte - For Jacquotte Delahaye, a French Haitian female pirate who is known as "Back from the Dead Red" and she is most likely a fictional character
- Jade - For the green gemstone that is Spanish for "stone of the side"
- Jeanne - For Jeanne de Clisson, a Breton female pirate who is known as the "Lioness of Brittany"
- Johanna - For Johanna Hard, a Swedish female pirate
- Lindsey - For Maria Lindsey, an English female pirate in the 18th century and wife of Captain Eric Cobham
- Maire - Latin or Irish for "star of the sea"
- Margaret - For Margaret Croke, a female Canadian pirate during the 19th century
- Maria - For Maria Lindsey, an English female pirate in the 18th century
- Marina - Latin for "from the sea"
- Mary - For Mary Read, a female English pirate in the Caribbean during the 18th century
- Nerina - Greek for "sea nymph"
- Rachel - For Rachel Wall who was thought to be the first American female pirate
- Ruth - For the character in the operetta Pirates of Penzance
- Sadie - For Sadie the Goat, an American female pirate during the 19th century
- Sayyida - For Sayyida al-Hurra, a Moroccan female pirate in the 1500s
- Sirene - Greek for "enchanter" or "mermaid"
- Teuta - A Queen of Illyria who was a female pirate that was active in the Adriatic Sea
- Tia - For Tia Dalma, a character in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series
- Ula - Celtic for "gem of the sea"
Pirate Names for Boys
- Amaro - For Amaro Pargo, a Spanish corsair in the 18th century
- Archer - An English origin name made famous by bowmen in the Middle Ages
- Barbossa - For Hector Barbossa, a character in Disney's The Pirates of the Caribbean film series
- Bartholomew - For Bartholomew Roberts, who was a member of a confederation of buccaneers in the 17th century
- Calico - For Calico Jack, an English pirate captain in the Bahamas during the end of the 17th century
- Caspian - For the Caspian Sea
- Charles - For Charles Vane, an English pirate in the Bahamas during the Golden Age of Piracy
- Cornelius - For John Cornelius, an Irish pirate that was active in the Red Sea
- Davy - For Davy Jones, a character seen in Disney's The Pirates of the Caribbean film series
- Drake - For Sir Francis Drake, an English explorer and sea captain
- Edmund - For Edmund Cooke, a pirate and buccaneer who sailed against the Spanish
- Edward - For Edward Teach, who is best known as "Blackbeard"
- Francis - For Sir Frances Drake, an English explorer and sea captain
- Frederick - For Frederick Barbarossa, the pirate also known as "Redbeard"
- Hawkins - For Sir John Hawkins, an English naval commander and privateer
- Henry - A Welsh buccaneer who was famous during the 17th century
- Hudd - An English form of Richard that means "brave ruler"
- Jack - For Captain Jack Sparrow, the main protagonist in Disney's The Pirates of the Caribbean film series
- John - For Long John Silver, the main protagonist of the novel Treasure Island
- Kidd - For Captain William Kidd, a very famous pirate, and privateer during the 17th century
- Marquis - For Marquis de Bouillabaisse in the Disney series Adventures of the Gummi Bears
- Nathaniel - For Nathaniel North, who was a pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy
- Nicholas - For Nicolas Brown, an English pirate who was active during the 18th century
- Phineas - For Phineas Bunce, a pirate active in the Caribbean during the 18th century
- Pierre - For Pierre Lafitte, who was a French pirate and privateer during the 19th century
- Raleigh - For Sir Walter Raleigh, a famous English adventurer in the 16th century
- Richard - For Richard Worley, an American pirate in the Caribbean Sea during the 18th century
- Roger - For the Jolly Roger, the English name for the skull and crossbones flag used to identify a pirate ship
- Ronan - For Ronan O'Rahilly who was a pioneer of pirate radio
- Stede - For Stede Bonnet, who was nicknamed "the Gentleman Pirate" in Barbados during the 18th century
- Thomas - For Thomas Tew, a privateer known as "the Rhode Island Pirate"
- William - For Captain William Kidd, a famous privateer during the 17th century
- Zheng- For Zheng Chenggong, a Chinese pirate during the 17th century
Gender Neutral Pirate Names
- Bellamy - For Samuel Bellamy, an English pirate also known as "Black Sam"
- James - For James Flint, one of the most feared pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy
- Jordan - For Edward Jordan, an Irish pirate from the 19th century
- Journey - An English name for "trip" that is used to describe routes pirates take
- Morgan - For Sir Henry Morgan, a Welsh buccaneer during the 17th century
- Phoenix - For the "Phoenix Pirates" a pirate crew from the anime series One Piece
- Scout - American for "the first explorer"
- Sailor - English for "mariner"
For more baby name inspiration check out these popular baby name lists:
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Girl Names in the U.S.
- Top 1000 Most Popular Baby Boy Names in the U.S.
- The 100 Coolest Baby Names in the World
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Stefanie is a freelance parenting writer and blogger, and has published works on other publications such as Motherly.