Celestial/space inspired names

I loved the post (and responses) seeking an unusual religious/spiritual name. I’d like to explore celestial or space inspired names for girls, with or without a religious connotation. I can think of [name]Stella[/name] and [name]Luna[/name] offhand. [name]Stella[/name] I love. [name]Luna[/name] I have reservations about because of the teasing possibilities of lunatic. What other suggestions do you clever people have? Thanks!

[name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Bellatrix[/name]
[name]Danica[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] (goddess of the moon)
[name]Cassiopeia[/name]
[name]Estella[/name]
[name]Estelle[/name]
[name]Eliana[/name]
[name]Nova[/name]
[name]Oriana[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name] (goddess of the moon)
[name]Seren[/name]
[name]Thea[/name] (goddess of light, and mother of sun, moon, and dawn)
[name]Vega[/name]

Boys:

[name]Atlas[/name]
[name]Orion[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I’m a bit of an astronomy nut, so I adore celestial names :slight_smile:

I’ve tried not to repeat ones that [name]Jill[/name] mentioned.

Of course, there is [name]Celeste[/name] and [name]Celestia[/name], and also [name]Cosmo[/name] for a boy (which reminds me of the unrelated but cosmological sounding [name]Cosima[/name] for a girl).

Names meaning moon :
[name]Chandra[/name] (Sanskrit)
[name]Lucine[/name] (Armenian)
Marama (Maori)
[name]Selene[/name] (sell-ee-nee, Greek)

[name]Moon[/name] goddesses :
[name]Artemis[/name]
[name]Cynthia[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Rhiannon[/name]

Names meaning star :
[name]Astra[/name]/[name]Astraea[/name]
[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Estrella[/name] (Spanish word names, ess-tray-uh)
[name]Tara[/name]

Names of moons :
Amalthe
Ananka
[name]Belinda[/name]
[name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Callisto[/name]
[name]Calypso[/name]
Carme (kar-mee)
[name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Cressida[/name]
[name]Desdemona[/name]
[name]Dione[/name]
[name]Elara[/name]
Europa
Ganymede
[name]Helene[/name]
Himalia
[name]Io[/name]
[name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Leda[/name]
Lysithea
Metis
[name]Miranda[/name]
Nereid
[name]Ophelia[/name]
[name]Pandora[/name]
[name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Portia[/name]
[name]Rhea[/name]
[name]Rosalind[/name]
Sinope (sin-ope-ee)
Telesto
Tethys
Thebe (thee-be)
[name]Titania[/name]

Asteroids :
[name]Ceres[/name]
[name]Cybele[/name] (si-bell)
[name]Pallas[/name]
[name]Persephone[/name]
[name]Vesta[/name]

[name]Goddess[/name] of dawn :
Eos

Constellations :
[name]Andromeda[/name]
Antlia
[name]Ara[/name]
[name]Carina[/name]
[name]Columba[/name]
[name]Lyra[/name]
Pyxis

The Pleiades (stars in the constellation of [name]Taurus[/name]) :
[name]Alcyone[/name] (al-see-own-ee)
Celaeno
[name]Electra[/name]
[name]Maia[/name]
Merope (mer-oh-pee; the dimmest star, because she married a mortal)
Sterope
Taygete.
The Pleiades were seven sisters, who [name]Zeus[/name] transformed into stars so that they could escape [name]Orion[/name], who was persuing them. Eventually, [name]Orion[/name] became a constellation, and to this day he still pursues them across the night sky.

The Hyades (more Greek sisters who became stars) :
[name]Ambrosia[/name]
Coronis
[name]Eudora[/name]
Phaesyla
Polyxo.

One of my best friends named her 3 girls:

[name]Ella[/name] [name]Luna[/name]
[name]Zoe[/name] [name]Astra[/name]
[name]Amelia[/name] [name]Sunshine[/name]

Constellation nn [name]Stella[/name] (not sure if I’m serious on this)

[name]Star[/name]/[name]Starr[/name]

[name]Estrella[/name] (Spanish for star, main character of excellent [name]Alice[/name] Hoffman book Incantation)

[name]Venus[/name] (unfortunate teases though)

[name]Ceres[/name] (name of dwarf planet and goddess of something)

[name]Calista[/name]/[name]Callista[/name] (like [name]Callisto[/name], one of [name]Jupiter[/name]'s moons)

[name]Rhea[/name] (pronounced [name]RAY[/name] or ray-UH, moon of [name]Saturn[/name])

[name]Titania[/name] (moon of Uranus)

Help me please https://nameberry.com/nametalk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5671&sid=ae60001d26ed14a16d7c56f4e23e5f5e

https://nameberry.com/nametalk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5337 is a link from another board with more ideas

[name]Vela[/name]
Corvus
[name]Norma[/name]
Lacerta
Eridanus
[name]Carina[/name]

They’ll have various meanings, including star, astrology, moon, etc related meanings.

FEMALE NAMES:

[name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Astrid[/name]
[name]Astra[/name]
[name]Estrella[/name]
[name]Esther[/name]
[name]Estelle[/name]
[name]Danica[/name]
[name]Dara[/name]
[name]Stella[/name]
[name]Elanor[/name]
[name]Seren[/name]
Csilla
[name]Izar[/name]
[name]Maris[/name]
[name]Tara[/name]
[name]Tu[/name]
[name]Hoshi[/name]
Sitara
Titrit
Nthanda
[name]Twila[/name]
Yildiz
[name]Bellatrix[/name]
Whetu
[name]Stella[/name]/[name]Stela[/name]
Aludra
[name]Arista[/name]
[name]Cynthia[/name] (one of the names of the [name]Goddess[/name] of the [name]Moon[/name].)
[name]Artemis[/name] ([name]Cynthia[/name]'s original name for the Godess of the [name]Moon[/name].)
[name]Ixchel[/name]
[name]Chandra[/name]
[name]Andromeda[/name]
[name]Adhara[/name]
Europa
[name]Callisto[/name]
[name]Luna[/name]
[name]Lunette[/name]
[name]Lyra[/name]
[name]Portia[/name]
Marama
[name]Selene[/name]
[name]Indu[/name]
[name]Vega[/name]
[name]Theia[/name]
[name]Maia[/name]
Suha
[name]Io[/name]
[name]Carina[/name]
[name]Rhiannon[/name]
[name]Diana[/name]
[name]Tanith[/name]
[name]Shashi[/name]
Parvin
[name]Hala[/name]
[name]Helen[/name]
[name]Lucine[/name]
Aiday
[name]Monday[/name]
Badr
Aysel
Aysun
Mizuki
[name]Hala[/name]
Mahin
Bulan
Channary
Nuray
Purnima
Yuzuki

BOYS NAMES:
[name]Chandra[/name]
Badr
Koray
Iah
[name]Qamar[/name]
Rakesh
Purnoma
Ramachandra
Ylli
[name]Dara[/name]
Citali
[name]Sterling[/name]
[name]Tu[/name]
Shihab
Astrophel
Nthanda
Elrond
Atahkakoop
[name]Alan[/name]
[name]Altair[/name]
[name]Aries[/name]
[name]Bahram[/name]
[name]Cairo[/name]
[name]Castor[/name]
[name]Draco[/name]
[name]Edwin[/name]
[name]Hiroto[/name]
[name]Jupiter[/name]
Cepheus
Deneb
Haruto
Kaito
Deimos
[name]Leo[/name]
[name]Mars[/name]
[name]Mercury[/name]
[name]Meshach[/name]
[name]Neptune[/name]
[name]Neil[/name]
Hyperion
[name]Oberon[/name]
[name]Pluto[/name]
[name]Pollux[/name]
[name]Rigel[/name]
[name]Orion[/name]
Pegasus
Rikuto
[name]Saturn[/name]
[name]Shashi[/name]
Shadrach
[name]Sirius[/name]
Thoth
Uranus
Yuuoto

[name]Hope[/name] I could help. (: