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Names That Mean Moon

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by Sophie Kihm

Baby names meaning moon might appeal to parents who are 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

    The name Aitne is a girl's name . 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... Read More 

  • Ala

    The name Ala is a girl's name meaning "nobility". Ala is the Igbo earth goddess whose symbol is the crescent moon. In a very different vein, Ala can be a diminutive for Alicja or Alexandra or... Read More 

  • Altalune

    The name Altalune is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "over the moon". Altalune is an invention used by Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson as one of several Read More 

  • Amalthea

    The name Amalthea is a girl's name meaning "tender goddess". In Greek mythology, Amalthea is the name of a goat (or, sometimes, a goat-keeping nymph) who nursed the infant Zeus and protected him... Read More 

  • Apollo

    The name Apollo is a boy's name of Greek origin. With mythological names rising, the handsome son of Zeus and god of medicine, music, and poetry among many other things might offer an... Read More 

  • Archimedes

    The name Archimedes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "master planner". Archimedes of Syracuse was a famous Ancient Greek thinker, especially in the fields of mathematics and sciences. He... Read More 

  • Ariel

    The name Ariel is a unisex name of Hebrew origin meaning "lion of God". Despite its distinguished pedigree and popularity in Israel, Disney's Little Mermaid cartoonized Ariel in the US.... Read More 

  • Aristotle

    The name Aristotle is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "superior". The great philosopher's name is commonly used in Greek families, and is one that could work for daring, exotically inclined... Read More 

  • Armstrong

    The name Armstrong is a boy's name of English origin meaning "strong arms". Last name occasionally used as a first, can be seen as a Lance Armstrong athlete-hero name. Read More 

  • Atlas

    The name Atlas is a boy's name of Greek origin. 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... Read More 

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