Names that mean fire are perfect for a baby born under any of the three fire signs of the Zodiac: Aries, which runs from the first day of spring until late April; Leo, from late July till late August; and Sagittarius, which means birthdays roughly from Thanksgiving until right before Christmas.
Names with fire meanings might also relate to a child’s fiery nature: Is that baby jumping around a lot in your belly? Fire meanings might carry some personal or professional significance.
If you’re interested in a name that means or relates to fire for your own little fire sign baby, or its bright, energetic image simply appeals to you, consult this list of fiery names with fire meanings.
AGNI – Hindu god of fire, though to English speakers the name may sound more feminine than masculine.
AIDAN and AIDEN – Popular modern form of Aodh, meaning fiery, that’s well-used for boys and also a possibility for girls. Meaning fire, Aodh (or Ae, which is pretty phonetic) was a name borne by several High Kings and mythological heroes.
AZAR – Attractive Iranian girl’s name that means fire.
CALIDA – Girls’ name derived from the Spanish for hot.
CONLEY – Irish surname that means “purifying fire.”
HUGH – Although Hugh’s meaning is technically “intelligence, spirit,” from the German, the name can also be a modern form of the ancient Gaelic Aodh, whose pronunciation is even breathier than Hugh’s.
KALAMA – Exotic girls’ name – it’s Hawaiian – meaning “flaming torch.”
KEAHI – Hawaiian boys’ name that means flames.
KENNETH – Scottish name that means “born of fire.” A bit overexposed a generation ago, but still strong and handsome.
PELE – The Hawaiian goddess of fire…. and a fiery soccer player.
PHOENIX – Name for girls or boys of the mythic bird that rose from the ashes.
SERAPHINA – A name taken from the Seraphim, the highest order of angels, meaning fiery or ardent. Seraphina was thrust into the spotlight when Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck chose it for their second daughter.
SHULA – Arabic girls’ name that means flame.
If you want even more choices, see our extended list of baby names that mean fire.