Sagittarius Namers Hit the Target
Sagittarius is a free-spirited, inspired sign, and Sagittarius namers are naturally adventurous in their name choices. Children of Sagittarius parents are likely to have evocative, modern names that go against the grain.
Sagittarians (born between November 22nd and December 20th) are also known for their independence and curiosity — they want to explore all their options, but on their own time.
Names for Sagittarius babies are similarly bold. There’s an abundance of rare and unusual Sagittarius names, including Adara and Arrow, Tanwen and Theon.
Sagittarius is depicted as a centaur with a bow and arrow — symbols that are related to names such as Chiron, Bowman, Fletcher, and more.
Other symbols that relate to Sagittarius names include hydrangeas and peonies, sapphire and citrine, and the color turquoise. Sagittarius is also a fire sign, making the wealth of names that mean fire a potential source of inspiration.
Whether you're a Sagittarius yourself or are expecting a Sagittarius child, consult our guide, here.
The Sagittarius Namer
You have a curious mind, Sagittarius, and you want to learn all the names out there to make sure you find the right one. What is "right"? You can't quite explain it, but you'll know it when you see it — you'll listen to your gut.
You look for baby names in fits and spurts and want to blaze your own trail rather than compromise or take advice. Tell your partner to strap in, because naming a baby with you is one wild ride!
Sagittarius Name Style
Sagittarius, you believe baby name rules were meant to be broken. Family traditions — maybe even traditional names — just aren't for you. You prefer unconventional names that will inspire your child, like the goddess name Freyja or the intellectual word name Knowledge.
As a world traveler, international names hold strong appeal. Under-the-radar names from other cultures or unique names that are easily translated into many languages are coveted by Sagittarius parents like you.
Top Sagittarius Names
Sagittarius is the sign of the archer, so there’s no more perfect name for a Sagittarius son then, well, Archer. Archer is a hot surname name, currently ranking at Number 138 on the US popularity charts. It’s also a sleek full form for Archie, a fast-rising name in its own right.
Names that mean fire are very fitting for a child born under Sagittarius, the last of the three fire signs of the zodiac. Common names with fiery meanings include Aidan and Cyrus for boys, Ember for girls, and Phoenix for both sexes.
Below, names for a Sagittarius child within the official US Top 500:
Sagittarius Girl Names
Sagittarius’s planetary ruler is Jupiter, named after the Roman god of the same name. Although Jupiter is a male deity, the name has recently become much more popular among baby girls, perhaps due to its similarities to the trendy name Juniper. A subtler connection would be to choose the name of one of Jupiter’s moons, such as Io, Callisto, or Elara.
The gem and floral symbols of the sign may also provide inspiration for a Sagittarius girl name. The gemstones associated with Sagittarius are azurite, citrine, topaz, and sapphire, which may lead to names such as Azure, Neelam, and Saffira, or more transparently, Citrine, Sapphire, and Topaz.
The Sagittarian flowers are the peony, carnation, and hydrangea — also known as hortensia. Hortensia is a Latin name that’s better known in its French form, Hortense. Hortense is chic in Paris but considered uncomely in the US — Hortensia would be the preferred choice.
Among the most notable Sagittarius women are two Billies — tennis legend Billie Jean King and young music phenomenon Billie Eilish. Others include actress Scarlett Johansson and Little Women author Louisa May Alcott.
Here, the best names for a Sagittarius daughter:
Sagittarius Boy Names
There are many great archery-related boy names beyond Archer. Word names such as Arrow and Bowman connect to the symbol of Sagittarius, as do surnames Kyler (“archer”), Fletcher (“arrow-maker”), and Boyer (“bow-maker”). Rami is a cross-cultural pick that means “archer” in Arabic.
Sagittarians are known for being free-spirited, so a name that means “adventurous,” such as Hernando or Kymani could set the right tone for a Sagittarius son from the very beginning.
Sagittarius namesakes you may consider for a baby boy include Pope Francis and pioneering linguist Noam Chomsky. C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series is also a Sagittarius — his name holds an extra connection to the sign since his books feature many centaurs, which are one of the symbols of Sagittarius.
Below, a selection of our favorite choices for a Sagittarius son:
Unique Sagittarius Names
The most famous centaur from Greek mythology was Chiron, who is represented in the Sagittarius constellation. It was only given to 7 baby boys in 2021, making it one of the most unique mythological names for a Sagittarius child.
November and December — the months that Sagittarius inhabits — are the sixth and seventh most common month names, respectively, yet are very rare in terms of total births. In 2021 they were each exclusively used for baby girls, however, there’s no reason a son couldn’t be named November or December as well.
Turquoise is the color associated with Sagittarius, which is a one-of-a-kind baby name in and of itself. So are Fairuza and Perouze — Turkish and Armenian names that mean “turquoise.”
Unique Sagittarius baby names were given to fewer than 50 babies in 2021. See our top picks below: