Names That Mean Heaven

  1. Dion
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Dionysius, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "child of heaven and earth"
    • Description:

      In ancient Greece, a student of Plato; in modern America, a cool guy.
  2. Caelum
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "heaven"
    • Description:

      A constellation name that could have broad appeal beyond astronomers and astrophysicists. Although they bear similarity, Caelum is unrelated to the Scottish name Callum.
  3. Sena
    • Origin:

      Korean; Hindi; Turkish; Arabic; Ewe
    • Meaning:

      "this world's beauty or grace; army; to praise; bringing heaven to earth"
    • Description:

      Sena is one of those names that is as obscure in the Western World as it is simple and straightforward. Sena exists as a name in a range of languages and cultures and may be pronounced like Senna (with a soft e) or Sienna.
  4. Celio
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "belonging to heaven"
    • Description:

      A welcoming name that seems to say "hello".
  5. Thien
    • Origin:

      Vietnamese
    • Meaning:

      "sky, heaven"
    • Description:

      Also spelled Thiên in Vietnamese, this is the middle name of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's son Pax, adopted from Vietnam in 2007.
  6. Miraal
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "deer; angel of heaven"
    • Description:

      This lovely Muslim name had a boost in 2022. Miraal is also an aquatic elf character in the Dungeons and Dragons franchise.
  7. Celestino
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "belonging to heaven"
    • Description:

      Classic Italian name with celestial vibes.
  8. Tally
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Talia
    • Meaning:

      "gentle dew from heaven"
    • Description:

      Nickname sometimes heard on its own, sort of an updated Sally and playmate of Hallie.
  9. Tallie
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Talia, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gentle dew from heaven"
    • Description:

      Tallie is a seldom-heard nickname name that, with the ascendance of Hallie and Callie, we might just be hearing more of.
  10. Maricela
    • Origin:

      Spanish, combination of Maria and Celia
    • Meaning:

      "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + heaven"
    • Description:

      A pretty and little-known Spanish smoosh name, combining Maria with Celia.
  11. Inanna
    • Origin:

      Mesopotamian
    • Meaning:

      "lady of heaven"
    • Description:

      An ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, war and justice, with a name that fits modern tastes. In recent years it has become a rare but steady fixture near the bottom of the charts, and feels full of potential for parents looking for an offbeat name from mythology.
  12. Temari
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "handball; heaven ball"
    • Description:

      Temari is the name of an ancient Japanese toy — embroidered balls that were used to play games and eventually became a symbol of loyal friendship. Temari is not a given name in Japan, but it was used in the Naruto series for a female character.
  13. Iram
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "Heaven"
    • Description:

      Iram of the Pillars is a lost city mentioned in the Quran — it's been adapted as a baby name among Muslim families.
  14. Cennet
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "paradise, heaven"
    • Description:

      This charming Turkish name has hit pop culture, thanks to the Telenovela show of the same name.
  15. Haneul
    • Origin:

      Korean
    • Meaning:

      "sky, heaven"
    • Description:

      A unique celestial choice used for both sexes in Korean.
  16. Makena'lei
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "flower of heaven"
    • Description:

      Helen Hunt chose this lovely name for her daughter.
  17. Moerani
    • Origin:

      Tahitian
    • Meaning:

      "sleep heaven"
    • Description:

      Moerani is a gender-neutral Tahitian name that might be translated as sleep heaven or sleep sky, perhaps reflecting a wish for a peaceful baby.
  18. Maricel
    • Origin:

      Spanish and Filipino combination of Maria and Celia
    • Meaning:

      "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + heaven"
    • Description:

      Variant of Maricela
  19. Buğlem
    • Origin:

      Turkish
    • Meaning:

      "angel that heralds the heaven"
  20. Mililani
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "carried from Heaven"
    • Description:

      Names ending in -lani have become so fashionable, people have taken up creating pseudo-Hawaiian names that emulate the sounds of the language (here's looking at you, Meilani). Mililani is at once on-trend, extremely rare, and authentically Hawaiian — the best of all worlds.