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Why would you waste your precious time thinking of a good name for your ship if you can simply keep clicking the button above to get more ideas than you can count? This random ship name generator will provide you with thousands of possible options to suit any type of seafaring vessel. Some are more fantasy-based, some are more suited to pirate adventures and still others could hold up very well in real life, should you be fortunate enough to have a ship of your own.
A ship name maker for creators
We've all been there: you're sitting in front of your screen or a piece of paper, ready to start that next story or adventure and all you do is draw a blank. In your mind you can see the rolling waves, the sun sparkling on the spray, a never-ending mast with sails making a stark contrast against a spotless blue sky. No one has ever beheld a ship like this, and it bears the glorious name...ehm.
Enter the ship name creator. In no-time you'll have plenty of ideas to spare, and even some in reserve for the next times you find yourself in this situation.
Ship naming traditions
Ship naming is a tradition that has been upheld for thousands of years. Even in the 3rd millennium B.C. there is evidence of Babylonians making a big deal out of the launching of new ships. The Greeks, Egyptians and Romans made requests of their gods to safeguard their ships and there are even Viking traditions that call for blood sacrifices (substituted by wine in later ages).
Ship names tend to be different in various parts of the world. This can be attributed to both linguistic traditions and places as well as local beliefs and superstitions. An example of this is "Seal". "Seal" is an often seen name in the United States, but using it in Scotland is completely out of the question due to the creatures appearing frequently in Scottish folklore as shapeshifters.
There's also the tradition of naming ships after women, and nowadays it's mostly women who reveal a ship's name and shatter the famous bottle of champagne against its hull during the launching celebration. This name generator of course contains women's names as well, but it takes a broader approach to cover a wider spectrum.
Can I use the random ship names that this tool creates?
Yes you can. The Story Shack claims no copyright on any of these names, but it is of course possible that some of the values this name generator provides are already owned by anyone else, so please make sure to always do your due diligence.
How many ideas can I generate with this Ship Name Generator?
The Ship Name Generator can generate thousands of ideas for your project, so feel free to keep clicking and at the end use the handy copy feature to export your ship names to a text editor of your choice. Enjoy!
What are good ship names?
There's thousands of random ship names in this generator. Here are some samples to start:
|Idea #2||The Confederate|
|Idea #6||The Levis|
|Idea #7||Flamborough Prize|
|Idea #8||The Foxhound|
|Idea #10||The Colchester|
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