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Goddess Names for Babies

Goddess names, the names of mythological figures from all over the world, seem more baby appropriate now that ever, with the rise of ancient Roman names and the discovery of many antique choices, such as Cora and Phoebe.

Along with Cora and Phoebe, other goddess names in the US Top 1000 include Athena, Aurora, Flora, Freya, Iris, Luna, Selena, and Thalia. Less common goddess names – such as those of Hindu and Celtic goddesses – include Aine, Devi, Lakshmi, and Niamh.

Our overall top picks are on this list, but for even more goddess names, please see our lists on Greek goddess names and Roman goddess names. For even more unusual choices, check out this list created by @gondolin of Mythological Goddess Names for Girls.

The most diverse and usable mythological baby names for your own little goddess might include the following.

  • Aeron

    Tolkien may have been inspired by this unisex name of a Celtic goddess of war. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas named his daughter the variation Aeronwy. With Read More 

  • Aine

    More commonly seen here as Anya, this traditional yet unique Irish name belonged to the queen of the Munster fairies and is sprinkled throughout Irish folklore as an early Celtic goddess of summer... Read More 

  • Alethea

    Alethea, the name of the Greek goddess of truth, came into fashion in England in the 16th century, in tandem with the virtue names. Alethea may find new favor now as one of the Read More 

  • Anona

    Name of the Roman goddess of harvest, appropriate for a fall baby. Read More 

  • Aphrodite

    The name of the Greek goddess of love has rarely descended to mortal use, though the Roman equivalent Venus, thanks to tennis star Williams, now seems completely possible. But with the new fashion... Read More 

  • Ariadne

    This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed... Read More 

  • Artemis

    Artemis, one of the key figures of the female Greek pantheon, is the ancient virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth, and a protector of young girls, later associated with the... Read More 

  • Athena

    Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage (and that's just a partial listing), and the great patroness-goddess of the... Read More 

  • Aura

    Aura has an otherworldly, slightly New Age-y glow, but is beginning to sound more more like a legitimate name. In Greek mythology, Aura was the Titan of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early... Read More 

  • Aurora

    Aurora is the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew. She was said to renew herself by traveling from East to West across the sky, announcing the arrival of... Read More 

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