Celestial Baby Names

Celestial baby names include those of planets and their satellites, constellations and single stars. That adds up to a whole galaxy of celestial baby names to choose from. For even more ideas, read our blog on celestial names.
  • Comet

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Soaring astral name with two strikes against it: a masculine feel, and the fact that it's also a well-known cleanser. Read More 

  • Cressida

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct. For although... Read More 

  • Galatea

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This name's meaning derives from the material from which the mythical sculptor Pygmalion chiselled his ideal woman - she was carved from ivory. Pygmalion fell in love with his creation and... Read More 

  • Io

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Io may be one of the slightest names in the book, but there aren't many two-letter names with as much substance as this Greek mythological example. Io, a name used for the largest moon of... Read More 

  • Jupiter

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jupiter's partner Juno has entered the mainstream, so it's possible that her divine mate could follow. The name of the supreme Roman deity and the largest planet has until recently had either too... Read More 

  • Leo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Leo is a strong-yet-friendly name that was common among the Romans, used for thirteen popes, and is now on the upswing partly thanks to Leonardo "Leo" DiCaprio. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem... Read More 

  • Libra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Appropriate for a girl born between late September and late October, Libra suggests both balance and freedom. Read More 

  • Luna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This strong but shimmery moonstruck name has been growing in popularity, undoubtedly influenced by the Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood and several high profile celebrity babies. From... Read More 

  • Mars

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The name of the Roman god of war began to sound less intimidating when Erykah Badu gave it to her daughter, and musicians Thomas and Bruno Mars (the latter born Peter Hernandez) have given it a... Read More 

  • Mercury

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Adventurous parents are starting to look back to names of ancient gods like Mercury, Zeus, and Apollo. This one is also a planet and a metallic element, and has a friendly nickname, Merc. The... Read More 

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