Gender: Female Meaning of Stellaluna: "Star and moon" Origin of Stellaluna: Latin

Stellaluna Origin and Meaning

The name Stellaluna is a girl's name meaning "Star and moon".

Stella and Luna are stylish night sky name for girls, from the Latin words for star and moon.

The two names were smooshed together by children's book author Janell Cannon in 1993. Cannon gave the name Stellaluna to a fictional fruit bat. It's since become a beloved picture book and favorite bedtime story.

Ellen Pompeo named her daughter Stella Luna in 2009.

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fearlessfirefly Says:


I think Maristella works better.

anniebrown01 Says:


I think this name is totally one of those baby-only names. Like a little six-month old Stellaluna is really sweet, but as an adult, it would be weird to see on a job application or something.

georgiaO Says:


I think just Luna or Stella is enough. I like Luna more because I'm a fan of Harry Potter <3..... but this name is just too long. Also, if you have two girls you could use Stella and Luna.

ASHDAVIS1229 Says:


There is a book about a bat named stellaluna. Cute name for a bat, not a kid.

ambercat Says:


For some reason, this sounds like a better name for an Italian restaurant than a person.

gmdx Says:


Okay, it's really long, but it really is pretty!!!!

SweetPraline Says:


Or even as first and middle but having two words meshed together as a first name is weird to me.

Zelliew Says:


Imagine trying to call Stellaluna .... l o n g !

vintageisfave Says:


Oh my God. Stellaluna. It's so hard to say! 10/10 would not recommend this name

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Stellaluna, really! ? I mean, I like the book but I think the connection is too strong. And it's just like one really big smoosh. I'd say go for Stella or Luna. Preferably Stella.