Taurus Baby Names: The sign of the bull

April 22, 2019 Sophie Kihm

By E. Wittig

Names for Taurus babies, born under the second sign of the Zodiac between April 21st and May 20th, often focus on the Taurus symbol of the bull. Taureans are known for their beauty and good nature. The bull is a practical, down-to-earth sign, hard-working and devoted to the ones they love. Symbols of Taurus include roses and foxgloves, emeralds, and the color green. 

Alu – Taurus has been recognized as a constellation all over the world for thousands of years. Ancient Mesopotamia knew it as Alu; in China, it is a part of the White TigerTau, the constellation’s abbreviation, fits well with today’s naming trends.

Cardie – The brightest star of Taurus is Aldebaran, “the follower.” This suits a bull well: Taureans would rather offer support to a leader than lead themselves. Other stars are named for the Greek Pleiades – such as MaiaAsteropeMeropeCelaeno, and Alcyone and their half-sisters, the Hyades – AmbrosiaCleeiaCoronisEudoraPhaeoPolyxo, and Cardie. Alternate spelling Cardi is linked to popular rapper Cardi B, born Belcalis Almanzar.

Chloe – Falling on the days from April 21st through May 20th, Taurus is a springtime sign. Aviva and Anthea mean “springlike” and Haruko is “spring child.” Spring itself is a fresh new season name. For more, try green names ChloeIrving, and Odran. Chloe now ranks at #22.

Dexter – For a more literal approach to Taurus baby names, let’s turn our eyes earthward to resident bulls. A look into the bull’s history gives us the interesting name Aurochs, a larger and more powerful ancestor. And while I wouldn’t advise naming a child Beefalo, plenty of types of cattle, such as AngusKyloe, and Dexter, have perfectly ordinary names. NimariNelloreMasai, and Lohani are among the more distinctive breed names.

Ferdinand – The well-known storybook character Ferdinand is a kind and gentle bull. OtisDaisyAnnabelleMaggie, and Grace are other taurine characters in children’s fiction. Fairley and Farley are English names meaning “bull meadow.” The Latin Taura, unsurprisingly, means “bull-like.”

Golda – History offers many Taureans to draw inspiration from. Golda Meir, the first female prime minister of IsraelGolden Age actress Audrey Hepburn, wrestler Andre the Giant, and renowned author Harper Lee were all born under the sign of the bull. Modern Taurus celebrities include Cate Blanchett, Kal PennPenelope Cruz, and John Oliver.

Indah – Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, named for the goddess of love and beauty. Due in part to that tie with Venus, Taureans are known for their beauty. IndahBelleBeau, and Callisto all mean “beautiful.” Goddesses FreyaCliodhna/Cliona, and Lada, and gods Bes and Eros rule over love.

Liluri – As an earth sign, earth-meaning names AdamTerraAjaxRiku, and Avani are a perfect fit. Deities of the element earth include Gaia and Rhea in Greece; Dhara in India; the Babylonian Dagan and Etruscan Cel; and Arinna, a Hittite earth goddess. Liluri is twice lucky – the Syrian goddess of mountains, bulls were sacred to her.

Orion – Mythology from many cultures references the bull in the sky. Principal characters featured in these stories include ZeusEuropaIshtarInannaIo, and Orion. Another name to pull from Taurus myth is Copper, as some cultures give it significance as the metal of Taurus.

Rosamund – Half a dozen gemstones represent the TaurusAmberCoralSapphireEmerald, and Turquoise are all used as names; the sixth gem, rose quartz, gives us the quirky Quartz for a boy and any of the various Rose names – RosamundPrimroseRosalie, etc. – for a girl. Additionally, Rose is a flower of Taurus, joining Poppy, FoxgloveAster, and Sweet William.

Wesley – While many of these names suit the modern, different-is-better trend, the Taurus personality is somewhat opposite. Taureans are practical, dependable people, and a different sort of name reflects such a person. Names that have that down-to-earth feel are those without the bells and whistles, like Jack and CharlieAnna and Tess. More classic, recognizable monikers: BridgetSarahCatherineWesleyHenrySam, and Max.

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About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.

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