Names That Mean Fire
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.
AZAR – Attractive Iranian girl’s name that means fire.
CALIDA – Girls’ name derived from the Spanish for hot.
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.
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.
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.
If you want even more choices, see our extended list of baby names that mean fire.
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on July 29th, 2009 at 4:49 am
I love Brigid, and particularly love the Gaelic way of pronouncing the nickname Brig, which is something like BREE-je. (soft j, like in Zsa Zsa Gabor if you know what I mean).
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on July 29th, 2009 at 8:09 am
I would like to add: Celosia. It’s Greek and means “aflame”. 🙂
on July 29th, 2009 at 8:19 am
I love Seraphine / Seraphina! So pretty! And Rhys is a firm favourite with me, although I take them meaning more of ‘ardent’ than ‘fiery’ 😉
Other possibilities for the list:
Hephaistos / Hephaestus — Greek god of fire, smithies
Prometheus — In Greek myth, first stole fire from the gods.
Cinead (the Gaelic origin for Kenneth –if meaning ‘born of fire’ rather than from Coinneach ‘handsome’)
on July 29th, 2009 at 9:43 am
All I can think of when I see Inigo is the Princess Bride.
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
Love Calida though–very pretty and unique.
on July 29th, 2009 at 11:11 am
All cool names, I especially like Blaise, Azar, Seraphina and Calida.
on July 29th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Any Princess Bride fan knows that the most famous bearer of the name Inigo is Inigo Montoya. You know, “Hello,my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” I can’t be the only one who thought that.
on July 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
You forgot Eithne (Enya)! And you should probably mention that Edana is the original feminine form of Aidan… ^^
Otherwise, I am tremendously fascinated by fire and try my best to find usable and good names related to fire, so thank you for this list… Unfortunately, the only name I can see myself using is Seraphine and maybe Hugh…
I also read somewhere that Ea was a Celtic name meaning fire, but I can’t find it on the naming sites I trust the most, so I’m not sure… Unfortunately, Ea is also an alternative name for the Sumerian water god, Enki, so it poses a problem ^^
And finally, Inigo takes me straight back to The Princess Bride as well ^^ Such a lovely film!
on July 29th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
*did some research*
There’s also Josiah (Fire of the Lord), Nina (Native American name meaning fire), Ember (obviously) and Fiammetta which might be over the top, but both Fiamma and Fia are derived from it, and it means little fire in Italian… ^^ Fia is an adorable alternative to Mia if you ask me…
on July 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
i think Scorpio is a fire sign also.
on July 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
Lovely list. The funny part is I just watched The Princess Bride for the first time yesterday evening!
on July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm
I know, it seems like Scorpio SHOULD be a fire sign, but it is oddly enough a water sign. And Princess Bride is one of my favorites! A great kid movie that’s actually enjoyable for adults
on July 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm
You omitted Fiammetta! I love the name.
on July 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
These lists are not meant to be 100% comprehensive, otherwise what would you all have to comment about? But actually, I left Fiammetta out on purpose — seemed very out-there to me. But you love? Really? I think we need a blog called Strange Love, about weird names people nevertheless adore, or at least a message board on the subject — or both!
on July 29th, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Add me to the (as yet, small) list of people who love Fiametta. It’s one of those names that’s just crazy OTT and would never get used, but SHOULD.
I absolutely love Blaise.
on September 17th, 2009 at 2:39 pm
We are pregnant with twins, and if one is a girl we are naming her Fia.
on November 2nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm
Also, Kindle 😉
on March 26th, 2011 at 8:06 pm
What about Ember? That one’s pretty firey
on March 27th, 2011 at 9:58 pm
I don’t think Fiametta is that out there… Lotus, Nirvana- out there. Not Fiametta. It actually seems more usable than Henrietta to me because of the familiar “iya” sound. And so many nicknames!!! Princess Bride makes Inigo more usable, not less! I do like Indigo better, though (yes, for a boy).
on April 26th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
Really. You forgot Katniss. Shame on you, Nameberry. I mean, the girl was literally ON FIRE.
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