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Names That Mean Fire

by Pamela Redmond

Baby names that mean fire are a diverse group, from a range of cultures ancient and modern, representing different feelings and styles. Fire names might literally mean fire or fiery or blaze or sun . They might also be the names of gods or goddesses of fire or the sun or have other fire-related associations, like Ember and Phoenix.

Along with Ember and Phoenix, girl names that mean fire in the US Top 1000 include Bridget and McKenna. Along with the super-popular Aiden and Hayden, boy names that mean fire in the US Top 1000 include Apollo, Blaze, Cole, Cyrus, Hugo, and Tyson.

Unique and rare names with fire meanings for boys and girl include Elio, Fintan, Seraphina, and Soleil.

Names with fire meanings can work for babies born under the zodiac fire signs of Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. A fire name might be appropriate for a red-haired baby, or one with a fiery temperament. Baby names that mean fire include the following.

  • Aarush

    The name Aarush is a boy's name meaning "first ray of sun". A fiery Indian name used enough in the US to make it onto the Top 1000 list in 2010 and 2015.Read More 

  • Agni

    The name Agni is a boy's name of Hindu origin meaning "fire". Agni is the name of the Hindu god of fire, which might make this a unique name for a child born under a fire sign or with a fiery... Read More 

  • Aidan

    The name Aidan is a unisex name of Irish origin meaning "little and fiery". Aidan was originally a pet form of the Irish name Aodh (pronounced 'ee'), the name of the old Celtic god of the sun and... Read More 

  • Aiden

    The name Aiden is a unisex name of Irish origin meaning "little and fiery". Aiden has been a spectacular name success story--especially if all its various spellings were to be added together.... Read More 

  • Aithne

    The name Aithne is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "fire". This soundalike for the famous volcano, Mount Etna, is a fiery Irish choice that could be perfect for a red-haired baby girl.Read More 

  • Akosua

    The name Akosua is a girl's name of African, Ghanan, Ghanaian origin meaning "Born on a Sunday". Akosua means "born on a Sunday," which relates the name to the sun and thus to fire. The Akan... Read More 

  • Alinta

    The name Alinta is a girl's name meaning "fire, flame". This Noongar girls’ name has a dainty sound that belies its fierce fire meaning and could easily cross over into the American or European... Read More 

  • Anala

    The name Anala is a girl's name of Hindi origin meaning "fire". Indian choice meaning fire in step with American styles. Read More 

  • Anatole

    The name Anatole is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "from the east, rising sun". Anatole is one of the unique boys' names with an exotic-ish feel but an uncertain provenance, with a meaning... Read More 

  • Aodh

    The name Aodh is a boy's name of Gaelic origin meaning "fire". Aodh, the name of the Celtic sun god meaning fire, was common in early Scotland. But Aodh is unworkable in modern America--it would... Read More 

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