Star and sea names

I didn’t know until recently that [name_f]Maris[/name_f] meant “of the sea.” I found that out through a post that mentioned that [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f] meant “star of the sea.” So now I’m wondering what other star (or just celestial) names are out there, as well as sea-related names. So far I can think of the following:


[name_f]Hester[/name_f] (which means star)


[name_f]Coral[/name_f] (and all its variants)

Any others? I’m primarily interested in Engilsh, [name_m]French[/name_m], and Italian names.

Asherah- she who walks in the sea
[name_f]Darya[/name_f]/ Derya- sea, ocean
[name_m]Deniz[/name_m]- sea
Kaimana- ocean power
Maristela- star of the sea
Meltem- sea wind
[name_f]Mira[/name_f]- sea
[name_f]Mona[/name_f]- ocean
[name_f]Naia[/name_f]- wave, sea foam
[name_f]Nereida[/name_f]- sea sprite
[name_f]Nerissa[/name_f]- sea sprite

[name_f]Astra[/name_f]/ [name_f]Astraea[/name_f]/ [name_f]Astraia[/name_f]- star
[name_f]Citlali[/name_f]- star
[name_f]Danica[/name_f]- morning star
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]- star sun
Hosting- star
Hoshiko- star child
[name_m]Izar[/name_m]- star
[name_u]Seren[/name_u]- star
Sitara- star
Steren- star
[name_f]Tara[/name_f]- star in Sanskrit
[name_u]Aidan[/name_u]- moon child
[name_u]Aydan[/name_u]- from the moon in Turkish
Aygul- moon rose
[name_f]Aylin[/name_f]- moon halo
Aysel- moon stream
[name_f]Hala[/name_f]- halo around the moon
Marama- moon

I’ll try to avoid repeats.

[name_f]Ayelet[/name_f]- technically it means “gazelle of the dawn” in Hebrew, but it refers to the morning star
[name_f]Astraea[/name_f]/[name_f]Astraia[/name_f]- this one’s a double reference to star: it’s derived from the Greek word for star, but it’s also the name of the goddess of justice and innocence who later became the constellation virgo

[name_u]Meredith[/name_u]- the meaning is up for debate with this one, but a leading theory is that the “Mer” part comes from the word for sea
[name_f]Nerissa[/name_f]- Invented by [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m], probably derived from the Greek word meaning sea or the Greek god of the sea, [name_m]Nereus[/name_m].

[name_f]Aster[/name_f]/[name_f]Astera[/name_f] means star as well. :slight_smile: Also [name_f]Estella[/name_f]/[name_f]Estrella[/name_f] and [name_u]Seren[/name_u]. Another idea is to use actual star names, like [name_f]Adhara[/name_f], [name_u]Vega[/name_u], [name_f]Maia[/name_f], [name_f]Gemma[/name_f], [name_f]Talitha[/name_f], etc.


[name_u]Rigel[/name_u] - is the 7th brightest star in the night sky

Sea names:

[name_f]Moana[/name_f] - Means “ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea” in Maori and Hawaiian
[name_f]Maya[/name_f] - Derived from Hebrew mayim “water”
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f] - Popularly claimed to mean “leaping waters” in the Choctaw language
[name_f]Darya[/name_f] - Means “sea, ocean” in Persian
Kaimana - From Hawaiian kai “ocean, sea” and mana “power”
[name_f]Maris[/name_f] - Means “of the sea”, taken from the Latin title of the Virgin [name_f]Mary[/name_f], [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f], meaning “star of the sea”
[name_f]Marisol[/name_f] - Combination of [name_f]MAR[/name_f]”A and [name_m]SOL[/name_m] (1) or [name_f]SOLEDAD[/name_f]. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun
Maristela - From the title of the Virgin [name_f]Mary[/name_f], [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f], meaning “star of the sea” in Latin
[name_u]Meredith[/name_u] - From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning “great lord” or “sea lord”
[name_f]Meri[/name_f] - Means “the sea” in Finnish
[name_f]Mira[/name_f] - Means “sea, ocean” in Sanskrit
[name_u]Morgan[/name_u] - From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor “sea” and cant “circle”
[name_f]Naia[/name_f] - Means “wave, sea foam” in Basque
[name_f]Nereida[/name_f] - Derived from Greek ”η”ειδες (Nereides) meaning “nymphs, sea sprites”
Océane - Derived from [name_m]French[/name_m] océan meaning “ocean”
[name_f]Coralie[/name_f] - A derivative of Latin corallium “coral”
Koralia - Derived from Ancient Greek κο”αλλιον (korallion) meaning “coral”
[name_f]Aphrodite[/name_f] - [name_m]Born[/name_m] from the foam of the sea

[name_f]Star[/name_f] names:

[name_f]Astra[/name_f] - Means “star”, ultimately from Greek αστη” (aster)
[name_f]Danica[/name_f] - From a Slavic word meaning “morning star, [name_f]Venus[/name_f]”
[name_u]Dara[/name_u] - Means “star” in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit
[name_f]Elanor[/name_f] - Means “star sun” in Sindarin. In ‘The [name_m]Lord[/name_m] of the Rings’ (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this is [name_u]Sam[/name_u]'s eldest daughter, named after a type of flower
[name_f]Estelle[/name_f] - From an Old [name_m]French[/name_m] name which was derived from Latin stella, meaning “star”
[name_f]Esther[/name_f] - Possibly means “star” in Persian
[name_f]Estrella[/name_f] - Spanish form of [name_f]STELLA[/name_f], coinciding with the Spanish word meaning “star”
[name_m]Izar[/name_m] - Means “star” in Basque
[name_u]Seren[/name_u] - Means “star” in Welsh
Sitara - Means “star” in Hindi.
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] - Means “star” in Latin
[name_f]Tara[/name_f] - Means “star” in Sanskrit.
[name_f]Twila[/name_f] - Perhaps based on the English word twilight, or maybe from a Cajun pronunciation of [name_m]French[/name_m] étoile “star”
[name_f]Adhara[/name_f] - This is the name of the second brightest star (after [name_m]Sirius[/name_m]) in the constellation Canis [name_m]Major[/name_m]
[name_f]Arista[/name_f] - This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo
[name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f] - This is the name of the star that marks the left shoulder of the constellation [name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] - The name of the constellation in the northern sky containing the star [name_u]Vega[/name_u]
[name_u]Vega[/name_u] - The name of a star in the constellation [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Andromeda[/name_f] - This is the name of a nearby galaxy
[name_f]Carina[/name_f] - It is the name of a constellation in the southern sky
[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f] - Constellation in the northern sky

[name_f]Oceane[/name_f]-[name_m]French[/name_m] for [name_u]Ocean[/name_u]

[name_f]Marilla[/name_f] - “shining sea”
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] - “dew of the sea”
[name_f]Maren[/name_f] - “from the sea”
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] - “daughter of the sea”
[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]/[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f]/[name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] - “white shadow, white wave”
[name_f]Marina[/name_f] - “of the sea”
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f] - “waves of the sea”
Meraud - “a profit from the sea”
[name_f]Ondine[/name_f]/[name_f]Undine[/name_f] - “little waves”
[name_f]Morgana[/name_f] - “sea-circle”

Apologies for any repeats! I love names with meanings relating to the sea so some of my favourite names are listed above.

Thank you so much! So many great suggestions. And I’ve loved [name_f]Marilla[/name_f] since my [name_f]Anne[/name_f] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables days.

[name_u]Vesper[/name_u], [name_f]Marcella[/name_f] (I think), [name_f]Marcelina[/name_f], [name_f]Marine[/name_f], [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] and her variants relate to the sea in that they mean “pearl”… Some variants: [name_f]Margarita[/name_f], [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f], [name_f]Margot[/name_f], [name_f]Margarida[/name_f], [name_f]Greta[/name_f] etc.