Names That Mean Moon

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by Sophie Kihm

Baby names meaning moon might appeal to parents who fascinated by astronomy or astrology. A lunar baby name could be ideal for a child born under the zodiac sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the moon. Moon names may literally mean moon, or they might reference lunar gods and goddesses. Moon-themed baby names also include names of moons on other planets in the solar system, such as Ophelia and Titan.

Along with Ophelia and Titan, other names that mean moon in the US Top 1000 include Atlas, Bianca, Clementine, Francisco, Juliet, Luna, Miranda, and Phoebe. There are plenty of unique names that mean moon with serious style; among them, Cordelia, Grove, Puck, or even Moon itself.

Names related to the moon would be perfect for a child born at night, or during a significant lunar event such as an eclipse. Names that mean moon include the following:

  • Aitne


    One of the moons of Jupiter, named for a nymph that Zeus seduced. Aitne was the daughter of Oceanus. It is from her name, sometimes also spelled Aetna, that the Sicilian volcano Mt Etna derives... Read More 

  • Ala


    Also an Arabic name meaning "excellence, supremacy"; could be confused as a homonym for Allah, or as part of a phrase like a la mode.Read More 

  • Altalune


    Altalune is an invention used by Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson as one of several middle names for their daughter, its Latin meaning roughly... Read More 

  • Amalthea


    In Greek mythology, Amalthea is the name of a goat (or, sometimes, a goat-keeping nymph) who nursed the infant Zeus and protected him from his murderous father, Cronus. Thanks to the goat’s... Read More 

  • Apollo


    With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an interesting, if high-pressure, option. But if Romeo and Venus... Read More 

  • Archimedes


    Archimedes of Syracuse was a famous Ancient Greek thinker, especially in the fields of mathematics and sciences. He made important contributions to geometry and calculus. His name was a perfect... Read More 

  • Ariel


    Despite its distinguished pedigree and popularity in Israel, Disney's Little Mermaid cartoonized Ariel in the US. Short form Ari has come into prominence via the less than admirable... Read More 

  • Aristotle


    The great philosopher's name is commonly used in Greek families, and is one that could work for daring, exotically inclined American ones. Read More 

  • Armstrong


    Last name occasionally used as a first, can be seen as a Lance Armstrong athlete-hero name. Read More 

  • Atlas


    Previously thought too powerful for a baby boy--who would have to be strong enough to carry the world on his shoulders--Atlas has joined the pantheon of Greek and Roman god and goddess names now... Read More 

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