Space Baby Names

There are cool star names like Uma and Bono, and then there are the even more extreme astronomical star and constellation names, which might appeal to parents looking for baby names that are unique and celestial -- in other words, a heavenly name. Some stellar ideas:

  • Adhara

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Adhara is the name of one of the brightest stars in the sky, also known as Adara, perfectly suitable for a child.Read More 

  • Alcyone

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alcyone was the wife of Ceyx, but the happy pair angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. Ceyx's ship was sunk, Alcyone hurled herself into the sea, but then in sympathy for their... Read More 

  • Alioth

    Gender: LoveDislike

    The brightest star in Ursa Major, this is one of the major navigational stars used by ships.Read More 

  • Altair

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline. Read More 

  • Alula

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alula, the palindromic name of the first double star to be identified as physically related to its twin, would make the perfect name for a first-born twin. Ideas (we're only half joking) for the... Read More 

  • Alya

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alya is most familiar in the US in its much-more-complicated form Aaliyah, the spelling used by the later singer. The traditional name of the star system Theta Serpentis, Alya is also an... Read More 

  • Andromeda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name. Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when... Read More 

  • Aries

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo. Read More 

  • Ascella

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A star system in Sagittarius, so appropriate for your little December baby.Read More 

  • Astra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A kind of Jetsons-like, intergalactic name, it's attached both to a comic book character and to Princess Astra on "Doctor Who". Read More 

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