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Zodiac Baby Names for Boys

Boys' names related to every sign of the Zodiac

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By Dantea

Some people believe in astrology, some people don’t, but it’s fun to think about. I’m pregnant with number 2, and I never really thought about naming it based on its sign. But I saw a suggested blog topic and thought it was interesting. So I made a list of names associated with each sign for those like me that think it’s fun to think about these connections.

 Aries:

Aries is the sign associated with fire, Mars, and the ram. The Ares person is, energetic, willful, commanding, leading, competitive, and protective; often leads when following would be best course of action. So we’re looking for names to do with those attributes.

Fintanwhite fire – A more unusual than Finlay or Finnian path to the nickname Fin, Fintan is a short, two-syllable and stylish sounding name.

Ignatiusfire – A little more out there, but I think this saint’s name is old fashioned in a good way. Iggy is adorable, and Nate could also come from this name.

Jaromir – This is made up of the Slavic elements yaru “fierce, energetic” and miru “peace, world.” I love Slavic and other northern names like this. I couldn’t pull it off myself, but there might be some out there who can.

Mars – This is not only the planet Aries falls under; it’s the Roman name of the god of war. Could be very cool for mythology and zodiac lovers.

Orhan – Made up of the Turkish or “great” and the title khan meaning “leader”– equals a great meaning. Ori could be a good nickname.

 Taurus:

Taurus is an earth sign, the bull, ruled by Venus. Taurus people are pleasure seeking, love control, dependable, grounded, provoke slowly, loyal, and adaptable.

Georgefarmer, earth worker – A handsome, wearable name with tons of history.

Jarlathin control – I love the sound of this one. I couldn’t tell you what the nickname would be, but it has a cool sound.

Loyal – I’m a sucker for word names and  I love this one as a first or middle.

 Gemini:

Gemini is an air sign, the twins, ruled by Mercury. We’re cerebral, chatty, love learning and education, charming, intelligent, creative, and adventurous.

Adwin – creative one – I love the nickname Win for a boy, and this name is short and easy but different.

Aero – air- A very literal name which sounds cool and looks very streamlined.

Ronith – a charming man – Another I’ve never actually heard, but now love. Ron and Ronnie are easy, familiar nicknames.

Samirwind, air – A lovely Indian name with the easy nickname of Sam.

Tomlinlittle twin – Feels like a more stylish version of the wonderful classic Thomas, which also means twin.

Cancer:

A water sign, the crab, ruled by the Moon. They tend to be emotional, group-oriented, seek security, family, deep, mysterious, gentle, and loyal.

Clementmild, merciful – Hasn’t been on the popularity charts since 1968, but is Number 719 on Nameberry. Old man name ripe for revival?

Dover from the water – brings to mind the gorgeous White Cliffs of Dover and has a very pleasing sound.

Koray – ember moon – From the tons of moon names, I picked this unusual favorite. The meaning is evocative and the name sounds unique but with easy nicknames like Ray and Kory.

Leo:

A fire sign, the lion, ruled by the sun. Leos are generous, organized, protective, beautiful, and proud.

Blaze/Blaise – I love this name more than I should. I think Blaze is a good middle choice, but Blaise is a great first.

Beauhandsome – And true to its meaning,  it is a very handsome name, now ranking at Number 228.

Samson – From the Hebrew name Shimshon which meant “sun.” We all know the biblical story of the powerful champion of the Israelites, and the name is equally strong.

Leo/Leonard/Leonid/Leon/Leonidas – Since there are so many lion names, I’ve just listed some of the basics, all fabulous.

 Virgo:

An earth sign, the maiden, ruled by Mercury.  Virgos are logical, practical, with a sense of duty, calm, and critical.

Galencalm – A Greek name borne by an ancient physician who made great discoveries in medicine. It reached Number 330 in 1949.

Joren – earth worker – Heard mainly among the Dutch, this is a handsome variant form of George.

Mercury – The name borne by the Roman messenger god is also the name of the first planet from the sun and would make a most dramatic choice.

Libra:

An air sign, the scales, ruled by Venus. People born under this sign are balanced, seek beauty, have a sense of justice, and love harmony.

Alancheerful,  harmony – Of its three popular spellings, this is the streamlined version.

Boreas – North wind – This Greek god name is a guilty pleasure of mine, reminiscent of the aurora borealis.

Concord – I’ve never heard this used as a name, but I think it has great potential.

Justice – One of my favorite virtue names. I know one Justice , but I’d love to meet more. It’s been on the popularity list since 1992.

Scorpio:

A water sign, the scorpion, ruled by Pluto. They are passionate, exacting, love extremes, combative, reflective.

Lake/River/Brooke – Names of  bodies of water make for a good connection to this water sign.

Scorpio – I also know a girl named Scorpia, and either of theses would make a truly distinctive choice.

Zeal – This could make a really interesting addition to the word name category. It sounds like Neal, but with more zip.

Sagittarius:

A fire sign, the centaur, ruled by Jupiter. They are happy, absent minded, creative, adventurous people.

Asher happy one, blessed – This one was on my baby name list. Biblical, simple, and stylish and increasingly popular–it’s now in the Top 100.

Felix lucky, happy, successful – An old name that has started to make a comeback, currently at Number 267.

Idrisfiery leaderIdris Elba, known through The Wire, Mandela, The Avengers and other projects, and the name is as awesome as the actor.

Jupiter – A Roman deity name that some parents are beginning to consider.

Capricorn:

An earth sign, the goat, ruled by Saturn. Capricorns are driven, calculating, ambitious, and serious.

Ernestserious – An old German virtue name with the cute Ernie nickname.

Saturn – If Jupiter, Mercury and Mars can be used, there’s no reason Saturn can’t.

 Aquarius:

An air sign, the water bearer, ruled by Uranus. They are forward thinking, communicative, people-oriented, stubborn, generous, and dedicated.

Enochdedicated – An old world Hebrew name seen in the Bible. If Elijah and Ezekiel are getting attention, why not Enoch?

Tyrrell – stubbornTy is a great, sporty sort of nickname, but I might not want to use a name that means stubborn.

ZephyrThe west wind –  A very cool, mythological name that is ripe for the picking right now.

Pisces:

Water sign, the fish, ruled by Neptune. They are likable, energetic, passionate, sensitive, secretive, and kind.

Fisher – An occupational name, not as popular as others like Hunter, but usable.

Jordan flowing down –  Though it’s somewhat out of its time, Jordan is still well used for both genders.

Vachlan – one who lives near waterLachlan is awesome, Vachlan adds an intriguing letter up front.

Stay tuned for the girls’ version, coming up next.

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Dantea

Angel Thomas, better known on Nameberry as Dantea, is a stay-at-home mom with a passion for onomastics who writes fantasy novels in her spare time. Her knowledge of Greek names stems from her ancestry and her religion.
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peacebird10 Says:

June 24th, 2015 at 2:23 am

I love this post! My grandmother was always very into astrology, and I can’t help but consider star signs to a certain degree. What amuses me so much about this post is that I’m a Pisces who inexplicably loves the name Fisher (thought I prefer the German Fischer spelling). I’m a vegetarian who doesn’t eat fish, so I always thought this name crush was strange. I finally have an explanation! 🙂

livia Says:

June 25th, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Love Clement, Leonidas and Zephyr! I’ve always thought Nate was a cute nickname for Ignatius, which is a guilty pleasure of mine 🙂

elifsu Says:

July 14th, 2015 at 5:55 am

Yay, two Turkish name in your list. I really like Organ and Koray is an interesting choice indeed. But why didn’t you include Aslan? Another Turkish name means lion, it will be a good Leo name too.

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