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Gender: Female Origin of Solstice: Word name

The name Solstice is a girl's name of French, English, Latin origin. Solstice and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Solstice graduated from word to official first name when author Lionel Shriver used it for a character in her novel Big Brother. But of course, there were people named Solstice before: six little girls were given the name in the U.S. in 2012. The word solstice is derived from the Old French and Latin term meaning "point at which the sun seems to stand still." There are pagan celebrations around the time of the winter and summer solstices, June 21 and December 21, the longest and shortest days of the year, which makes Solstice one of the best names for babies born in December or June.

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Famous People Named Solstice

Pop Culture References for the name Solstice

Solstice Hayle, character in Marissa Meyer's series "The Lunar Chronicles"


mill1020 Says:


This could be a cool choice (and not too "out there") for a celebrity baby. Better than Rainbow!

Floris Says:


I personally feel like this is 2nd name material...

Floris Says:


This is sooo pretty. But I'd only use it for somebody that was born - or maybe conceived;)? - on a solstice... But for a solstice child this would make a very beautiful first or 2nd name...

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Beautiful, feminine and brave, if not to my taste :)

senseandsensibility Says:


it means Guilty Pleasure :)

LowSlash Says:


GP stands for guilty pleasure.

TaliaCat Says:


I'm really liking this name. I'd never thought of it. I think I'm going to write a novel, and the main character will be Solstice. Very cool, ethereal and magical name... It would be great for a sleek cat, too! Could also be used as a boy's name.

TaliaCat Says:


What's GP?

senseandsensibility Says:


I simply love it. At first I looked at it as GP, but I'm starting to think that I'd like to see it in reality.

mabespark Says:


Woah. This is cool, but I can't decide if I would use it IRL. Interesting, though.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


What a beauty! I was planning on naming a character Sola, but I like this much better.