From AquaLawn, AquaTurf and Aquatech to Rainmaker, Rainscapes and RainScapes (with a capitalized ‘S’) to Advanced Irrigation Systems, Advanced Landscape Irrigation and Advanced Sprinkler Systems. I could keep going but I think the point’s been proven: most irrigation businesses sound the same.
So with hopes to spruce up the industry’s future, here’s some inspiration to help you find a unique name that makes your business stand out from the crowd. And if you already have a name you can still learn some random knowledge for pub trivia or beating your friends and family at Trivial Pursuit.
My favorite irrigation business name comes from one of our friendly customers up in Canada: Rain Gods. That - right there - is an objectively cool name. It’s fun to say. It exudes power through and through - in every letter, in every syllable. It also helps they have a logo that’s the easiest on the eyes. And a beautiful website that has a squeaky clean design.
So expanding off of our northern neighbors, we gathered some cool (and cool sounding) mythological water and rain deities from around the world. And considering water covers 71% of the Earth it’s no surprise ancient mythology is filled with them.
Maybe you take one of the names directly or maybe one two or a few influences your thinking or maybe none of the above. It might help your business, it has certainly helped some of the biggest, most recognized brands around globe (e.g. Amazon, Nike, Ajax, Hermes, Mars Candy, Olympus, Oracle, Midas, Pandora, Odyssey Golf, etc.)
Indra: Chief Hindu god of the Rig-Veda: god of rain and thunder
Mari: The South Indian Hindu goddess of rain
Surupa: Hindu mythology sky goddess who brings rain
Varuna: Vedic deity associated first with sky, later with waters
Ap: If you’re into the whole brevity thing, Ap is a group of water goddesses and is the Vedic Sanskrit word for water
Deng: Rain god in Dinka mythology from Africa
Achek: wife of the rain god Deng
Oya: Goddess of violent rainstorms in Yoruba mythology (Africa)
Jengu: A water spirit of the Sawa from Cameroon
Hapi: Egyptian god of the annual flooding of the Nile
Ash: Egyptian god of the oasis and the vineyards of the western Nile Delta
Tefnut: The Egyptian goddess of dew and rain, whose name is fun to say and head is that of a lioness
Asiaq: Rain goddess among Greenlandic Inuit, and Northern Canada Inuit
Axxea: Lake monster in Cheyenne mythology
Gux: Sea serpent in Ahtna mythology
Sedna: Inuit goddess of the sea
Hinon: Iroquois god of thunder.
Coyote: Rain deity in Navajo mythology. And I know what you’re thinking, even though To Neinilii is the Navajo god of rain, Coyote also has powers over rain
Kalden: Tibetan god of rain
Lumo: Sky goddess of rain and mist in Tibetan mythology
Mazu: Goddess of the sea (and the protector of seafarers)
Hebo: God of the Yellow River (2nd largest river in China after the Yangtze)
Dodola: Goddess of rain in the Slavic mythology
Kelpie: a Celtic water spirit from Scotland that’s in the form of a horse
Taranis: The god of thunder in Celtic mythology
Thor: Before all of those Marvel movies, Thor was the Norse storm god of thunder, lighting, protection of humanity, strength, fertility. Now he’s just some Australian actor.
Frey (or Freyr): Norse god of rain, sun and fertility
Mimir: Norse god of the spring
Nix: Germanic water spirits who usually appear in human form
Jupiter: The Roman storm god and King of the gods
Neptune: King of the sea in Roman mythology
Vellamo: Goddess of the sea, lakes and storms in Finnish mythology
Zeus: You’ve probably heard of him, he’s the Greek storm and sky god and king of the gods.
Ichor: the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the greek gods
Ceto: Greek goddess of the danger of the ocean and of sea monsters
Ladon: a one hundred-headed Greek sea serpent who guarded the western waters. A freaking monster with a 100 heads? Sounds like a pretty cool logo to me.
Chaac: Maya rain deity, With his lightning axe, Chaac strikes the clouds and produces thunder and rain. religion
Tohil: Patron god of the K’iche’ (indigenous peoples of the Americas and one of the Maya peoples). Tohil’s main function was that of a fire deity and was also both a sun and rain god.
Jaguar: was the Animal manifestation of the rain deity for the Olmec religion.
Lono: Hawaiian deity associated with fertility, agriculture, rainfall, music and peace.
Namaka: Goddess of the sea
If you weren’t feeling the mythology thing and - for some reason - you’re still reading here’s a random assortment of unique water-related words.
Flume: a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
Phreatic: Of or relating to groundwater
Sluice: Conduit that carries a rapid flow of water
Effloresce: come into or as if into flower
Xeric: Being deficient in moisture
Scudding: The act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
Slake: satisfy, as thirst
Rheology: the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter
Runnel: a small stream
Purl: flow in a circular current, of liquids
Plash: the sound like water splashing
Lave: wash or flow against
Lotic: of or relating to or living in actively moving water