Celestial Inspired Baby Names For Boys And Girls

We’ve got the perfect baby names for parents who want their baby to know the difference between the Big Dipper and Orion’s Belt


 

Summer is creeping up on us and what better way to enjoy the warm evenings than laying out and taking in the constellations in the sky? Stars are beautiful; a fixed luminous point in the sky, a heavenly body, a remote incandescent light in the night. What’s not to love about them?

So why not look to the night’s sky for inspiration when trying to pick a baby name?

Celestia

A very popular name in the late nineteenth century (it actually made the popularity list six times in the 1880s), Celestia is a more ethereal name than the alternative Celeste. It is a distinctive, feminine name and was made famous on Little House on the Prairie, as Carrie Ingalls’ middle name.

Leo

DiCaprio anyone? Common among the Romans of yesteryear, Leo was a name that has been used for 13 popes. It is a strong but loving name that is associated with the strength and power of the lion. Currently, Leo is on the top 20 lists in both Sweden and France.

Nova

A star that suddenly increases in brightness before it fades may seem to be the wrong quality to imbue your daughter with. But the name has the feel of newness and energy that can’t be missed. The name has been increasing in popularity lately climbing from #629 to #529 from 2012 to 2013.

Arche

The moon that orbits Jupiter, Arche is a strong name for a boy. Reminiscent of everyone’s favourite redheaded cartoon, Arche gives the standard Archie a more exotic, international feel.

Orion

A rising star, what more could your want for your baby boy? A legendary hunter in Greek mythology, who was placed in the sky as the brightest star by Zeus, Orion has been gaining popularity since 1994.

Luna

One for all the Harry Potter fans out there, Luna is the name of the Roman goddess of the moon. Luna is a very popular name in Europe and is reminiscent of, well, the moon; shimmery, bright and just a bit quirky.

Kalani

This may not be a name you associated with the stars, or have heard very often. But if you are looking for a unisex name that is a bit off the beaten path and this one is for you! Kalani is the Hawaiian word for the sky… can’t get much more celestial than that.

Vega

Popular for little girls in Scandinavia, Vega refers to one of the largest and brightest stars in the heavens. And it really just rolls off the tongue… Vega!

Arella

Hebrew in origin, Arella means angel or messenger. It can also be spelled Erela and is pronounced ah RAY la. Although it is not particularly popular, it is an elegant name perfect for your little angel.

Cassiopeia

A mythological mama who became a constellation, Cassiopeia is challenging but oh-so intriguing. The name (pronounced kass-ee-OH-pee-uh) may seem like a mouthful, but it is easily shortened to the adorable nickname Cass.

 

 

 

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