By E. Wittig, aka “Frankie“
Late November until just before Christmas is the period of the sign of Sagittarius, the archer, which comes with many references that inspire gorgeous Sagittarius baby names.
Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, is the ninth sign of the zodiac and is represented by a centaur drawing a bow. Traits said to be shared by people born under the archer are generosity, honesty, and compassion as well as foolishness, pride, and frankness. Sagittarians are ethical but impulsive, and have a love of excitement and adventure. Though the turquoise is their main gemstone, a handful of others represent them as well.
Other elements associated with this sign are the color purple, the narcissus, and the dandelion. The archer is one of three fire signs along with Leo and Aries, so names that mean fire might also make good choices. Here are some names for babies born under the sign of Sagittarius, which reflect these attributes:
Adara – Hebrew, fire
Aine – Irish, fire
Ascella – a star in the Sagittarius constellation
Calida – Latin, fiery
Camilla – an Italian fire goddess
Celosia – Greek, burning
Eldrid – Norse, beautiful fire
Eleanor – Greek; shining one, compassion
Fiametta – Latin, little fiery one
Gwenaëlle – Welsh, generous and noble
Ione – the name of a nymph; it means violet, a shade of purple and is one of the many Sagittarius baby names that is also a color name.
Mercy – English, compassion
Seraphina – Hebrew, ardent, fiery
Sholeh – Persian, flame
Theodosia – a Greek name combining the elements “generous” and “god”
Verity – Latin for truth and one of the loveliest names for Sagittarius baby girls
Aidan – Irish, little fire
Apollo – Greek archery god
Ash – usually a short form of other names, but also an English word referring to the powdery residue of a fire
Atar – Iranian fire god
Bowman – English surname for an archer
Brande – English, firebrand
Chiron – a centaur in Greek mythology
Idris – Hindu, fire; also Welsh, ardent lord
Jupiter – the ruling planet of Sagittarius and one of the coolest Sagittarius baby names.
Karim – Arabic, generous and noble
Kaus – three stars in the constellation, and a word meaning bow
Makrim – Arabic, generous and noble
Nunki – one of the stars in the constellation
Theodosius – a Greek name combining the elements “giving, generous” and “god” and also carrying the nickname Theo, one of the most stylish Sagittarius names for boys.
Toxotes – (like Socrates) the Greek name for Sagittarius
Artemis – Greek goddess of archery
Nuri – an Arabic and Hebrew name meaning “my fire”
Phoenix – a mythical bird reborn in its own ashes
If these none of these names appeal, but you’d still like a connection to the stars, here are the names of a few modern and historical Sagittarians:
E. Wittig is Nameberry’s astrology columnist, the stay-at-home mom to two well-named girls, and is a big fan of unconventional names. She also writes novels.