Aries Baby Names Catch Fire
Aries names for babies are as fiery, bold, and energetic as the people born under the sign of the ram.
The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is the brave and passionate leader of the signs. Powerful boy names and girl names connoting strength and courage would be excellent for a child born with an Aries sun sign.
Symbols connected to Aries offer ample inspiration for Aries baby names. Aries is one of the three fire signs of the zodiac, so names that mean fire are ideal for an Aries son or daughter, as well as names that mean red, which is the color most strongly connected to Aries.
Aries names also connect to Springtime, as the start of the astrological calendar coincides with the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, you may wish to give your child the name of a notable Aries, whether in tribute to a modern celebrity or historical figure.
Top Aries Baby Names
Fiery baby names are having a moment. Ember and Nova are two fast-rising girl names of recent years, and Phoenix has been steadily creeping up the charts for both sexes. Blaze and Cole also make the Top 1000, although each has taken a dip in popularity.
Aries itself makes the list of Top Aries baby names. Aside from Leo, it’s the most common zodiac sign name — it squeaked into the Top 1000 in 2018 at number 947. The combination of astrological and mythological significance — Aries was the Roman god of war — makes Aries an appealing choice to modern, style-conscious parents.
Aries always begins around the vernal equinox — the official first day of Spring. We love seasonal names for babies born any time of the year, but Spring is an especially great time to name a daughter. Take your pick of floral names, but may we suggest Flora? The shockingly underused pan-floral name is a sister to the stylish Cora and Nora. Other Springy names include Persephone, the Greek goddess of Spring, and the botanical Clover.
Notable Aries women may provide inspiration for naming an Aries daughter. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem is an Aries, as is famed racecar driver Danica Patrick. Other Aries names that honor great women include Flannery (O’Connor), Billie (Holiday), and (Maya) Angelou.
Below, some of our favorite Aries baby names for girls:
As the first sign of the modern astrological calendar, babies born under Aries would be well-suited to a name that reflects beginnings or leadership. There are a number of good choices for boys, including Issey and Odion, which refer to first-born sons, Primo, the Italian word for “first,” Asier, a Basque name meaning “the beginning,” and Llewellyn, a Welsh name meaning “leader’s image.”
Here, twenty of the best Aries names for boys:
Aries season begins in late March and ends in April, and the months themselves offer a wealth of baby name possibilities. Mars, the name Roman war god whom March was named after, is currently one of the hottest planetary names of the moment, second only to Jupiter. Easter, which always falls while the sun is in Aries, is a truly unique possibility for a daughter, as fewer than five baby girls were given the name in 2018.
Jubal is an intriguing possibility for a son, as it connects to the ram, the symbol of Aries. Jubal means “ram’s horn” and is featured prominently in the Bible. Jubilee is the more commonly used feminine variation of the name that is rising in use.
We strongly endorse the name Olwen, who was a princess from Arthurian legend associated with Spring. Tennessee, with its Southern romance, feels infinitely more usable thanks to Reese Witherspoon, who gave it to her son in 2012. It’s a fantastic Aries honor name, after playwright Tennessee Williams. And Fiammetta is a badass princess name that connects to the fiery qualities of Aries.
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