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 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.
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.
Orhan – Made up of the Turkish or “great” and the title khan meaning “leader”– equals a great meaning. Ori could be a good nickname.
George – farmer, earth worker – A handsome, wearable name with tons of history.
Jarlath – in 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.
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.
A water sign, the crab, ruled by the Moon. They tend to be emotional, group-oriented, seek security, family, deep, mysterious, gentle, and loyal.
Clement – mild, merciful – Hasn’t been on the popularity charts since 1968, but is Number 719 on Nameberry. Old man name ripe for revival?
A fire sign, the lion, ruled by the sun. Leos are generous, organized, protective, beautiful, and proud.
Beau – handsome – 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.
An earth sign, the maiden, ruled by Mercury. Virgos are logical, practical, with a sense of duty, calm, and critical.
Galen – calm – A Greek name borne by an ancient physician who made great discoveries in medicine. It reached Number 330 in 1949.
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.
Alan – cheerful, 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.
A water sign, the scorpion, ruled by Pluto. They are passionate, exacting, love extremes, combative, reflective.
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.
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.
An earth sign, the goat, ruled by Saturn. Capricorns are driven, calculating, ambitious, and serious.
An air sign, the water bearer, ruled by Uranus. They are forward thinking, communicative, people-oriented, stubborn, generous, and dedicated.
Tyrrell – stubborn – Ty is a great, sporty sort of nickname, but I might not want to use a name that means stubborn.
Zephyr – The west wind – A very cool, mythological name that is ripe for the picking right now.
Water sign, the fish, ruled by Neptune. They are likable, energetic, passionate, sensitive, secretive, and kind.
Vachlan – one who lives near water – Lachlan is awesome, Vachlan adds an intriguing letter up front.
Stay tuned for the girls’ version, coming up next.