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Astrophel

Heart
Literary name
"star lover"

Astrophel Origin and Meaning

The name Astrophel is a boy's name meaning "star lover".
Invented by 16th-century English poet Sir Philip Sidney for the hero of his sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella, this name is derived from the Greek elements aster “star” and philos “lover”. Sidney’s heroine, and Astrophel’s love-interest, is Stella — whose name means “star”.

The name is sometimes spelt Astrophil.
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