Ahoy Malloy boat graphics hull preview \u0259\u02c8hoi/ NAUTICAL exclamation:\u0026nbsp;ahoy a call used to greet someone or draw attention to something from a distance - "ahoy there!" OriginAhoy is a\u0026nbsp;signal word\u0026nbsp;used to call to a\u0026nbsp;ship\u0026nbsp;or\u0026nbsp;boat, stemming from the\u0026nbsp;Middle English\u0026nbsp;cry, 'Hoy!'.\u0026nbsp;The word had fallen into obsolescence before rising from obscurity as the sport of sailing rose in popularity. 'Ahoy' can also be used as a greeting, a warning, or a farewell. Adding the rhyming Irish last name makes this a perfect boat name for celebrating St. Patrick's day.