Space/Celestial Names

I like [name_f]Stella[/name_f] and [name_f]Luna[/name_f] for girls but what are some good space names for boys? For anyone that is not a fan of the theme, I’m just adding to my list. :slight_smile:

I like [name_u]Mars[/name_u] or [name_m]Apollo[/name_m] the best for boys.

I love [name_u]Orion[/name_u]!

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I posted this on another thread recently. You may find some other ideas there as well.

Here’s my reply from the post:

A mix of boy and girl names, but a few can cross between the two.

COMETS & ASTROIDS

  • Apollo --> crater; a basin on the far side of the [name_f]Moon[/name_f]; a near-[name_f]Earth[/name_f] astroid discovered in 1932; a group of near [name_f]Earth[/name_f] astroids
  • Faye --> a comet in the [name_m]Jupiter[/name_m]-family
  • Halley --> [name_u]Halley[/name_u]’s [name_u]Comet[/name_u]
  • Holmes --> a comet once known as the largest object in the solar system

CONSTELLATIONS
This is just a short list; there are many other constellations that could work as baby names.

  • Argo --> the Argo Navis Constellation is symbolized by a ship
  • Aries --> constellation symbolised by a ram
  • Carina --> one of 3 constellations that make up the [name_m]Argo[/name_m] Navis Constellation (ship)
  • Cassiopeia --> a constellation in the northern sky symbolized by the Seated [name_f]Queen[/name_f]
  • Castor --> one of the twins that make up the constellation [name_u]Gemini[/name_u]
  • Draco --> constellation symbolized by a dragon
  • Leo --> lion ; [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is the name of the constellation, which is symbolized by a lion
  • Libra --> a constellation symbolized by the balance (law)
  • Lyra --> a constellation symbolized by a harp
  • Orion --> name of a constellation
    • Hunter --> [name_u]Orion[/name_u] the [name_u]Hunter[/name_u]
  • Perseus --> a constellation in the northern sky
  • Phoenix --> a minor constellation in the southern sky
  • Pollux --> one of the twins that make up the constellation [name_u]Gemini[/name_u]
  • Ursa --> [name_f]Ursa[/name_f] major and [name_f]Ursa[/name_f] minor are constellations that are better known as the Greater she-bear and the Lesser bear respectively. They include the well know Big [name_m]Dipper[/name_m] and Little [name_m]Dipper[/name_m]
    • Urso --> the male equivalent of [name_f]Ursa[/name_f]
  • Vela --> one of 3 constellations that make up the [name_m]Argo[/name_m] Navis Constellation (ship)

MOON

  • Apollo --> crater; a basin on the far side of the [name_f]Moon[/name_f]; a near-[name_f]Earth[/name_f] astroid discovered in 1932; a group of near [name_f]Earth[/name_f] astroids
  • Ariel --> brightest moon of the planet Uranus
  • Atlas --> one of [name_m]Saturn[/name_m]’s 82 moons; a giant star that can be located in the constellation of [name_m]Taurus[/name_m]
  • Ayla --> moon glow
  • Bianca --> a small moon of the planet Uranus
  • Callisto --> one of the moons of [name_m]Jupiter[/name_m]; 3rd largest moon in the universe
  • Calypso --> one of the 82 moons of [name_m]Saturn[/name_m]
  • Charon --> largest moon of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]; named in part for the discoverer’s wife [name_f]Charlene[/name_f] and pronounced Char-on
  • Cressida --> a moon of the planet Uranus
  • Elara --> one of the moons of [name_m]Jupiter[/name_m]
  • Herberos --> one of the 5 moons of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]
  • Hydra --> one of the 5 moons of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]
  • Juliet --> a moon of the planet Uranus
  • Koray --> ember moon
  • Luna --> moon
  • Miranda --> one of Uranus’s 5 major moons
  • Moon --> moon
  • Neoma --> new moon
  • Nix --> one of the 5 moons of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]
  • Oberon --> a large moon of the planet Uranus
  • Ophelia --> a small moon of the planet Uranus
  • Pandora --> a moon of [name_m]Saturn[/name_m]
  • Phoebe --> a moon of [name_m]Saturn[/name_m]
  • Portia --> a large moon of Uranus
  • Styx --> one of the 5 moons of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]
  • Titania --> the largest moon of Uranus

PEOPLE

  • Clyde --> discoverer of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]
  • Galileo --> famed astronomer; the Galilean moons of [name_m]Jupiter[/name_m]
  • Venetia --> 11 year old namer of [name_m]Pluto[/name_m]

PLANETS

  • Earth --> earth
    • Gaia --> earth
  • Jupiter --> one of the planets
  • Mars --> the 4th closest planet to the [name_f]Sun[/name_f]
  • Mercury --> the closest planet to the [name_f]Sun[/name_f]
  • Pluto --> the name of a planet discovered at [name_m]Lowell[/name_m] Observatory in Flagstaff, [name_f]Arizona[/name_f], USA in 1930, which has since been downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006
  • Venus --> the 2nd closest planet to the [name_f]Sun[/name_f]

SKY

  • Aurora --> [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] Borealis (aka The Northern Lights)
  • Noctis --> night

STARS

  • Altair --> The eleventh brightest star in the sky
  • Archer --> the 12th brightest star in the sky and the brightest star in the constellation [name_u]Aquila[/name_u] the [name_u]Eagle[/name_u]
  • Atlas --> one of [name_m]Saturn[/name_m]’s 82 moons; a giant star that can be located in the constellation of [name_m]Taurus[/name_m]
  • Columba --> brightest star in the constellation [name_u]Gemini[/name_u]; dove
    • Callum --> dove
    • Colombia --> dove
    • Columbia --> dove
  • Hespera --> evening star
  • Hoku --> star
  • Izar --> star
  • Naos --> another name for the star [name_f]Zeta[/name_f] Puppis, found in the Puppis constellation one of 3 constellations that make up the [name_m]Argo[/name_m] Navis Constellation (ship)
  • Nash --> a part of the zodiac system and is a giant star in Sagittarius
  • Nova --> an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades.
  • Rigel --> the brightest star in the constellation [name_u]Orion[/name_u]
  • Sabik --> a binary star in the constellation Ophiuchus
  • Sirius --> the brightest star in the night sky
  • Star --> star
  • Stella --> star
  • Tara --> star
  • Vega --> the 5th brightest star in the night sky; aka the [name_m]Harp[/name_m] [name_f]Star[/name_f]
  • Zeta --> the star [name_f]Zeta[/name_f] Puppis, found in the Puppis constellation one of 3 constellations that make up the [name_m]Argo[/name_m] Navis Constellation (ship)

SUN

  • Cyra --> sun
  • Eleadora --> she who came from the sun
    • Eleodora --> she who came from the sun
  • Elio --> derived from [name_m]Helios[/name_m], which means sun
  • Solar --> sun
  • Soleil --> sun
  • Sunna --> sun
  • Sunniva --> sun gift

UNIVERSE

  • Andromeda --> a galaxy
  • Cosmo --> synonymous with universe
    • Cosima --> feminine variation of [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
    • Cosimo --> variation of [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
    • Cosma --> feminine variation of [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
    • Cosmas --> feminine variation of [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
    • Cosme --> variation of [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
    • Cosmos --> variation of [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]
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Ones I like are:
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Aries[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m]
Chander
[name_u]Jace[/name_u]

Altair
[name_u]Evren[/name_u] (means universe)
[name_m]Osiris[/name_m]
[name_m]Remus[/name_m]

I like [name_m]Adler[/name_m] which is a planetarium in [name_f]Chicago[/name_f]!

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