Great Names for Sagittarius Babies

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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.



Maia – a Roman fire goddess


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

Vesta – a Roman fire goddess



Abraham  has the connection of “Honest Abe

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

Evander – an Anglicization of Irish Iomhair, from Ivarr “archer”

Idris – Hindu, fire; also Welsh, ardent lord

Inigo – short form of Latin Ignatius, “fiery”

Ivar, Ivor – Scandinavian, archer

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

Lincoln – has the connection of “Honest Abe

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


Ember – both a short form of November and December and a word meaning “burning coal in a dying fire”

Nuri – an Arabic and Hebrew name meaning “my fire”

Phoenix – a mythical bird reborn in its own ashes

Robin – archer Robin Hood in English folklore


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:


Abigail (Adams)

Jane (Austen)

Louisa (May Alcott)

Lucy (Liu)


Frank (Sinatra)

Pierce (President Franklin Pierce)

Swift (Jonathan and Taylor)

Twain (Mark Twain)

Walt (Disney)

Winston (Churchill)

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.

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dindlee Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 6:18 am

Adara is lovely! And current trends notwithstanding, Aidan is still a great name. Maybe not so useable, but a great name.

rainierloner Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 10:01 am

I love these names! I will definitely use these someday, even if my kid is not born in December. These are my favorite girls: Seraphina, Adara, Camilla, Eleanor, Fiametta, Iris, Ruby, and Violet. For boys, Abraham, Archer, Evander, Idris, and Lincoln. From the unisex list, I love all the names, but especially Ember, Artemis, Nuri, and Phoenix.

Great post, by the way! It must have taken you a long time to come up with all those names. It was worth it, though! 🙂

KateMP91 Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 11:58 am

I am a Sagittarius and even though I’m not into astrological stuff, I must admit those traits fit me perfectly.

As for the names, I love so many. Stand outs are Plum, Robin, and Ruby.

tararyaz Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Ione, Lavender, Plum, Theodosia & Evander! I think I need to try for a Sag baby next time. These names are lovely!!

Sorceress Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Eldrid is lovely.

jessamine13 Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Love Adara and Archer! They’d make great names for twins. I also like Sage, Ruby, Iris, Violet, and Eleanor. Thank you for the post!

potofgold Says:

November 25th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Love Adara, Artemis, Iris, Violet, Verity, Abraham, Apollo and Evander
I have never heard the meaning ‘fire’ for Aine before, only splendour, radiance and brilliance

Giinkies Says:

November 26th, 2013 at 12:15 am

I was commenting to say that I really liked Ascella.
Then I found out it meant armpit. Also I figured the first syllable is ass which is a no-no. Nastasia nn Nasty from Highschool taught me a lesson for life.

C@29 Says:

November 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am

I’m not really into horoscope but I love zodiac theme. Water names for Aquarius, moon names for Cancer.. Archer for Sagittarius.. I think it’s cute. 🙂

My personal favourites for a Sagitta:

Also Artemis, though I personally favour it for a cancerian. 🙂

CsprsSassyHrly Says:

November 26th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

I’m intrigued by Aine. I’ve never seen it spelled this way but I think it’s pretty. I’ve always liked Maia but a friend of mine has a Maya and my an uncle’s grandson named his one of his twin girls Mya (the other, I’m not kidding, was Nya… Why would they do that?!)

I also absolutely adore Mercy and Verity. I used them for a short story I was writing because I thought they sounded like names nobody would use, now it seems like I’m seeing them on all kinds of these blog list things. I don’t know how I feel about that because I’ve fallen in love with them.

I’m still on the fence with Seraphina. Sometimes I like it and it’s potential nicknames and other times I think it’s too much of a name. Though, I’m one to talk since a name I’ve landed on for a hypothetical daughter is Georgianna (My mother’s name is Jeorjina, which is just Georgina with a J), but it is quite a mouthful of a name. 🙂

Also, since my brother is born in the sign of Sagittarius, the good traits of a Sagittarius, generosity and compassion don’t really apply to him, unless he’s in a very good mood. However, the foolishness, pride, and frankness do. He

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