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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

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    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 as Ælla or Ælle) is also an ancient Saxon masculine... Read More 

  • Alizeh

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    This old Persian name was chosen by actress Geena Davis for her daughter. It's an attractive variation on a name that exists in dozens of forms, from Alissa and Eliza to the French Alizee, but... Read More 

  • Alya

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    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 

  • Amaya

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    Amaya is a girls' name that relates to the popular Maya. Actors Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann are the parents of a young daughter named Amaya... Read More 

  • Anemone

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    Anemone is a floral name that relates to the ancient Greek myth of the famous love story of Aphrodite and Adonis, in which Aphrodite transforms her wounded lover's blood into a flower, the... Read More 

  • Audra

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    Used primarily in Scotland, and represented here by singer Audra McDonald, the girls' name Audra has been overshadowed by the return of the classic... Read More 

  • Aura

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    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 

  • Aureole

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  • Auretta

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    A pretty addition to the Au-girl names like Audrey, Aurora and Autumn. The beginning Aur syllable, which often relates to gold, makes this an appropriate and one of the more unusual Read More 

  • Azure

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    Azure is a colorful choice for a blue-eyed child. Among other blue-toned color name possibilities: Indigo, Cerulean, and Blue itself.

    In the Middle Ages, azure was another name for... Read More 

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