Gender: Female Meaning of Capella: "little she goat" Origin of Capella: Latin and Arabic

Capella Origin and Meaning

The name Capella is a girl's name of Arabic, Latin origin meaning "little she goat".

Capella, the eleventh brightest star in the sky, carries much mythological and astrological significance. In Roman mythology, Capella represented the goat that suckled Jupiter, whose horn became the Cornucopia or horn of plenty. In Hindu mythology, Capella is called the heart of Brahma, while English legend calls it the shepherd's star. Australian Aboriginal myth calls it the kangaroo, while in Persian mythology it's a metaphor for both great distance and the color light red. Astrologically, Capella symbolizes wealth and military honor. As if that wasn't enough, CapPella (two p's) also has a musical reference to a cappella singing.

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RoddyThlayli Says:


This looks like the name of a cartoon mushroom.

fromtheocean12 Says:


The only thing I can think of when I see this name is A cappella.

mabespark Says:


It's beautiful, but it looks incomplete to me because of 'acapella'

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Just discovered a name new love!