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Names That Mean Sun

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by Pamela Redmond

Baby names that mean sun evoke summer, warmth, fire, and the zodiac fire signs of Aries, Sagittarius, and especially Leo.

Names with sun meanings might also reference the names of sun gods or goddesses of fire or the sun or other fire-related mythological figures.

Along with Phoenix and Cyrus, names that mean sun in the US Top 1000 include Apollo, Blaze, and Hayden.

Unique and uncommon baby names with sun meanings include Oriana, Sampson, Sunniva, and Soleil. Names that mean sun from international sources include the Spanish Helio, the Gaelic Eilidh, and the Hindi Kalinda.

Our collection of baby names for boys and girls that mean sun are collected here.

  • 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 

  • Aelia

    The name Aelia is a girl's name meaning "sun". This little-known Ancient Roman name might make a fresh spin on the popular Ella, Ayla, Isla contingent. The "ae" is pronounced "ee" (think Aesop's... Read More 

  • Aeliana

    The name Aeliana is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "sun". This female form of the ancient Latin Aelian has an appealing sound, though kids might have a hard time handling that initial "ae"... 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 

  • 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 

  • Apolline

    The name Apolline is a girl's name of French origin. Apolline is a luscious French name chic in Paris and ripe for the plucking in the English-speaking world. Derived from the mythological name... 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 

  • Apollonia

    The name Apollonia is a girl's name of Greek origin. This name of a third century Christian martyr has an exotic, appealing feel in the modern world. It first came to American attention via... Read More 

  • Apricity

    The name Apricity is a girl's name meaning "the warmth of the sun in winter". Read More 

  • Arpina

    The name Arpina is a girl's name meaning "rising of sun". Has a nice fresh, early morning meaning, but not the most mellifluous of sounds. Also spelled Arpineh.Read More 

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