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Names That Mean Air

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Names that mean air reference the sky, the wind, the weather, even the breath we take. Air names are ethereal and celestial. Many of the baby names meaning air are word names such as Aura and Sky, but other names have more subtle air meanings hidden in their ancient roots.

Along with Blue and Sky, names with airy meanings that rank in the US Top 1000 include Luna, Lyra, and Iris. Unique names that mean air on the rise range from the surname Guthrie to the word name Storm to the ancient Greek Nephele.

Names with air-related meanings work for babies born under the air signs of the zodiac: Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. Here are a range of baby names for girls and boys that mean air, sky, clouds, weather, and other aspects of the celestial realm.

  • Aella

    The name Aella is a girl's name meaning "whirlwind". Aella is one of the Amazons in Greek mythology, killed by Heracles in his quest for Hyppolita’s magic girdle. Aella or Aelle (often written... Read More 

  • Aither

    The name Aither is a boy's name meaning "spirit of the air". In ancient Greece, Aither was one of the primordial deities. Aither is the personification of the upper air. He embodies the pure... Read More 

  • Alizeh

    The name Alizeh is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "wind". This old Persian name was chosen by actress Geena Davis for her daughter. It's an attractive variation on a name that exists in... Read More 

  • Alya

    The name Alya is a girl's name of Arabic, Russian, Turkish origin meaning "heavens, highborn, exalted". Alya is most familiar in the US in its much-more-complicated form Aaliyah, the spelling... Read More 

  • Amaya

    The name Amaya is a girl's name of Japanese, Basque origin meaning "mother city; the end; night rain". The Spanish form of Amaya is both a given name and a surname, originating from the Spanish... Read More 

  • Anemone

    The name Anemone is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "daughter of the wind". Anemone is a floral name that relates to the ancient Greek myth of the famous love story of Aphrodite and... Read More 

  • Aura

    The name Aura is a girl's name meaning "soft breeze". 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... Read More 

  • Auretta

    The name Auretta is a girl's name meaning "light wind". A pretty addition to the Au-girl names like Audrey, Aurora and Autumn. The beginning Aur syllable, which often relates to gold, makes this... Read More 

  • Azure

    The name Azure is a unisex name of French origin. Azure is a colorful choice for a blue-eyed child. Among other blue-toned color name possibilities: Indigo, Cerulean, and Blue itself. ... Read More 

  • Bayu

    The name Bayu is a boy's name of Indonesian origin meaning "wind". Bayou? No, but it sounds the same, and since both the Indonesian name and the English word have appealing nature meanings, this... Read More 

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