- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Sirius: "burning" Origin of Sirius: Latin from Greek

The name Sirius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "burning". Sirius and is often added to lists like Celestial Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".

From the experts:

Yes, it's the name of the brightest star in the sky, but can't you just hear people saying, "Are you serious?" Singer Erykah Badu used it as a middle name for son Seven.

Find other names based on Sirius using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Sirius

R. U. Sirius (born Ken Goffman), American author and politician
Seven Sirius Benjamin (b. 1997), son of musicians Erykah Badu and Andre 3000

Pop Culture References for the name Sirius

Sirius Orion Black, character in the Harry Potter series
Sirius Mérou, baby in Pierre Boulle's "Planet of the Apes"
Sirius Amory, main character in Claudio Sanchez's The Armory Wars
James Sirius Potter, character in the Harry Potter series
Sirius XM Radio