If you’re due very soon and so are expecting a Leo baby – or have or anticipate a child born under one of the other fire signs, Sagittarius or Aries – all I can say is: Lucky you. I’m an Aries, my first child was a Sag, and my second a Leo, and we all live up to our characteristically fiery independent natures.
If you’re interested in a name that means or relates to fire for your own little fire sign baby, or its bright, energetic image simply appeals to you, consult this list of fiery names:
AGNI – Hindu god of fire, though to English speakers the name may sound more feminine than masculine.
AIDAN and AIDEN – Popular modern form of Aodh, meaning fiery, that’s well-used for boys and also a possibility for girls. Meaning fire, Aodh (or Ae, which is pretty phonetic) was a name borne by several High Kings and mythological heroes.
AZAR – Attractive Iranian girl’s name that means fire.
CALIDA – Girls’ name derived from the Spanish for hot.
CONLEY – Irish surname particularly suited to translation for girls, meaning “purifying fire.”
HUGH – Although Hugh’s meaning is technically “intelligence, spirit,” from the German, the name can also be a modern form of the ancient Gaelic Aodh, whose pronunciation is even breathier than Hugh’s.
KALAMA – Exotic girls’ name – it’s Hawaiian – meaning “flaming torch.”
KEAHI – Hawaiian boys’ name meaning flames.
KENNETH – Scottish name that means “born of fire.” A bit overexposed a generation ago, but still strong and handsome.
PELE – The Hawaiian goddess of fire…. and a fiery soccer player.
PHOENIX – Name for girls or boys of the mythic bird that rose from the ashes.
SERAPHINA – A name taken from the Seraphim, the highest order of angels, meaning fiery or ardent. Seraphina was thrust into the spotlight when Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck chose it for their second daughter.
SHULA – Arabic girls’ name that means flame.