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Stellar Names That Mean Star

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by Pamela Redmond

Baby names that mean star reference the night sky and celestial bodies. You might also want to give your baby a name that means star to imply specialness or a celebrity quality.

The top names that mean star are Stella, Esther, and Star itself. Names meaning star also include the names of individual stars or constellations, such as Orion and Nova, as well as the names of planets such as Venus which are after all stars.

Here are all Nameberry's names that mean star for baby boys and baby girls.

  • Altair

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    The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline. Read More 

  • Andromeda

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    One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name.The... Read More 

  • Aquila

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    An evocative ancient word that's used as a first name in the New Testament, among other places. It's also the name of an eagle-shaped constellation.

    That said, contemporary interest in... Read More 

  • Asta

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    This Scandinavian name was made famous in English-speaking countries as the name of the dog in the "Thin Man" series. Danish actress Asta Nielsen was another famous bearer. Asta can be considered... Read More 

  • Aster

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    This is a fresh new addition to the botanical list; comedian Gilbert Gottfried made it a real bouquet when he named his daughter Lily Aster. And the name of the little girl on television's... Read More 

  • Astra

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    A kind of Jetsons-like, intergalactic name, it's attached both to a comic book character and to Princess Astra on "Doctor Who". Read More 

  • Astrophel

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    Invented by 16th-century English poet Sir Philip Sidney for the hero of his sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella, this name is derived from the Greek elements aster “star” and philos... Read More 

  • Atria

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    A star in the constellation Triangulum Australe, also the name of a publishing imprint and an assisted living corporation, probably because it has that streamlined corporate I-could-be-a-car-name... Read More 

  • Bellatrix

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    J.K. Rowling is a modern master of naming, but this appellation of one of the stars of Orion, used for the evil character played by Helena Bonham Carter, is not one you'd want to use for your child.Read More 

  • Calytrix

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    The Calytrix flower is endemic to much of Australia and is part of the myrtle family. They are commonly known as star flowers, due to their dainty (usually bright white) 5 petalled flowers. The... Read More 

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