Astrology can reveal traits and characteristics about our personality, communication style and truest wants and desires. The history of astrology goes way back – about 2,400 years back – to the times when Babylonians developed their own form of horoscopes.
Today, people all over the world look to the stars and their horoscope for guidance, inspiration and understanding – and that’s not all. Parents-to-be can also lean on the zodiac for baby name ideas. Take a look at some of our favorite astrological names for babies here.
Astrological Names for Girls and Boys
With the popularity of astrology, it’s easy to find a unique name inspired by the planets, signs, or solar system. Here are some of our favorites.
The mythological Titan who carried the world on his shoulders, this name means “to carry”.
Italian in origin, Callisto means “fair” or “good”. Callisto is the moon of Jupiter discovered by Gallileo Galilei in 1610. The astrological name can easily be made into a feminine moniker by replacing the ‘o’ with an ‘a’. Callista is a name of Greek origin and means, “most beautiful”.
Castor is the brightest star in the Gemini constellation and is Greek in origin meaning, “pious one”.
Cyrus is of Persian origin and means “sun”. According to astrology, the sun is the most important planet in one’s chart. It is thought to symbolize one’s will and sense of vitality.
There are four elements in astrology: air, fire, water and earth associated with the 12 signs of the Zodiac. The earth element represents being grounded and stable.
This is also a nurturing element which influences how we care for ourselves, and how we care for others. Eartha is of Old English origin and means “worldly”. Consider it for Earth signs: Taurus, Virgos and Capricorns.
A beautiful French name meaning “star”, The name Estella can embody all the power and influence that the stars carry in astrology.
Hamal is the brightest star of constellation Aries, it means “a lamb”; “a ram” and is of Arabic origin.
Short and sweet, this four-letter baby name is of Hawaiian origin and means, “star”.
Leo or Leonardo, the name means “brave lion” and is of Latin origins. An astrology inspired baby name AND an adorable Leo sign baby name.
Luna, meaning, “moon” in Spanish, has become a favorite baby name in recent years. Mona also means moon in Old English and makes for a sweet and less common name choice.
What better way to represent a water baby than with an astrological name as deep and meaningful as the ocean? Oceana means “from the sea” and could be a great choice for Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio babies.
Another astrological name inspired by the stars, Orion is not only the name of a constellation, but also a name hailing from Greek mythology that means, “rising in the sky”.
Astrological Name Combinations
These astrology inspired baby names can be beautiful when paired with more common middle names. Or if you want to make sure there are no kids with the same name in school, you can opt for one of these truly unique pairings.
- Oceana Mona: This astrological name pairing brings the ocean and the moon together.
- Orion Castor: A starry name for a child that is sure to be the star in your world.
- Effie Estella: Fiery and bright, this is a name combination that’s pretty and powerful.
- Cyrus Hoku: Another astrological name full of brightness and strength.
Choosing a name for your little baby on the way is one of the most fun and special things an expecting parent can do. Wherever you take inspiration from, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect fit.
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