Sagittarius Baby Names Hit the Target
Sagittarius is a free-spirited, inspired sign, and Sagittarius baby names are similarly adventurous. There’s an abundance of rare and unusual Sagittarius names, including Adara and Arrow, Tanwen and Theon.
In 2020, children born between November 22nd and December 20th will have Sagittarius as their sun sign. 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.
If you’re expecting a Sagittarius child, consult our guide to Sagittarius baby names, here.
Top Sagittarius Baby 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 207 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.
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 Sagittarius names for girls:
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.
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 Sagittarius names for boys:
The most famous centaur from Greek mythology was Chiron, who is represented in the Sagittarius constellation. It was only given to 16 baby boys in 2019, making it a unique choice 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 2019 they were each exclusively used for baby girls, however, there’s no reason a son couldn’t be named November or December as well.
What would you name a Sagittarius baby?
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