Scorpio Baby Names: Orchid and Orion

October 20, 2019 Sophie Kihm

By E. Wittig

Scorpio baby names are a fascinating group. Great names for Scorpio babies might reference November or the autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving, or any one of many symbols and myths associated with the sign of the scorpion.
October 22nd through November 21st is Scorpio’s domain. The last of the water signs for this calendar year, the scorpion is ruled by Pluto and aquamarine. Those given this sign are thought to be calm and aloof but are really quite passionate. A vast array of suitable names is available to represent the seventh sign of the zodiac, including names related to Halloween, names for October babies and names for November babies, as well as the wider list of names for autumn babies.

Asherah – Scorpio joins Cancer and Pisces as one of the Zodiac’s three water signs. Amphitrite is a Greek goddess and queen of the sea. Her son Triton has oceanic power as well. Hindu mythology has a water god named Varuna and Asherah is a Mesopotamian mother goddess, called, “she who walks upon the sea.” Think of them as ancient mythological Scorpio baby names.

Crispin – The sign of the scorpion stretches across the middle of autumn, a month of crisp air, harvests, and spooks. For a name heavy with this autumn imagery, consider choices like CrispinBrunoHazel, and SageHallowFaeDragomir and Lore are all evocative of Halloween.

Evening – Scorpius is one of the brightest constellations and has featured as various symbols across cultures. Hawai’ian myth ties the fishhook constellation to demigod Maui; Scorpius is part of the Azure dragon in Chinese astrology. Scorpio’s brightest star is Antares, also called Vespertilio, which comes from the Latin word for “evening.” If Vespertilio is too much name for you, try word name Evening instead.

Gardenia – Flowers GardeniaOrchid, and Dahlia represent those born under Scorpio and so make perfect names for Scorpio baby girls.  The deep red of gardenias matches the scorpion’s inner passion as well; red shades BurgundyGarnet, and Crimson make excellent Scorpio baby names.

Kaimana – Scorpions are intense and mysterious people; they rarely care what others think of them. While seeming cool and unemotional at first, they are brimming with power and passion just below the surface. Kaimana combines the Hawai’ian words for “ocean” and “power.” In Hinduism, divine feminine power is personified as a creator goddess, Shakti. Other powerful names include OswaldGodricValencia, and Jabbar.

Nix – The scorpion is ruled by Pluto, god of the underworld, though prior to the dwarf planet’s discovery Mars took on that role. Pluto has five moons; of these, Charon and Nix work best as names. Pluto’s largest moon has a dark place named Mordor Macula after a land in Lord of the Rings. Any of these make heavenly Scorpio baby names.

Samhain – The majority of Scorpio takes place in NovemberNova and Ember are obvious but lovely derivatives. In Irish, the word for November is SamhainArazoa is the Basque name. Noa and Nona are other November baby names. Finally, Autumn is a tamer seasonal name for more traditional parents and one of the classic names for Scorpio babies.

Steel – While aquamarine is most strongly identified with this birth sign, beryl, obsidian, and topaz are other Scorpio gemstones. Of these, Beryl and Topaz are the most name-like. The strength and compound nature of steel applies readily to the Scorpio, making Steel another earthy name for a Scorpion. Benjamin Huntsman and Sir Henry Bessemer were inventors who greatly aided the steelmaking process. Borrow their names for a November baby.

Sylvia – Many Scorpios have spent time in the public eye. From modern celebrity scorpions, such as Leonardo Dicaprio and Willow Smith, to historical figures, there is inspiration for namers of all tastes. Poet Sylvia Plath, French philosopher Voltaire, and President Theodore Roosevelt are a few of these. Also look to Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and actresses Tilda Swinton– born Katherine Matilda– and Tatum O’Neal.

Thorell – Scorpions symbolize passion, protection, and the love of solitude. In ancient Mesopotamia, Ishhara was a goddess associated with the scorpion. Later, the Egyptian goddess Selket, was both an embodiment of and protection from scorpions.  A scorpion features in a Greek myth involving Orion and Artemis. Names ThorellMordax, and Angelena come from the taxonomy and common names of various scorpion species.

Go here for even more names for Scorpio babies.

E. Wittig has contributed blogs on all the signs of the Zodiac to Nameberry.

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.

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