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 name that mean star is Stella. Along with Stella, baby names that mean star that rank in the US Top 1000 include Esther, Lyra, Nova, Orion, and Star itself.

Names meaning star also include the names of individual stars or constellations, such as Vega and Andromeda, as well as the names of planets such as Venus and Jupiter

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

  • Altair

    The name Altair is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "falcon". The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline. Read More 

  • Andromeda

    The name Andromeda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "advising like a man". One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who,... Read More 

  • Aquila

    The name Aquila is a unisex name meaning "eagle". 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... Read More 

  • Asta

    The name Asta is a unisex name of Greek origin meaning "divine strength". This Scandinavian name was made famous in English-speaking countries as the name of the dog in the "Thin Man" series. ... Read More 

  • Aster

    The name Aster is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "star". This is a fresh new addition to the botanical list; comedian Gilbert Gottfried made it a real bouquet when he named his daughter... Read More 

  • Asteria

    The name Asteria is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "star". Asteria is an Anglicized spelling of the Greek Astraea or Astraia, the goddess of justice and innocence. She became the... Read More 

  • Astra

    The name Astra is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "of the stars". A kind of Jetsons-like, intergalactic name, it's attached both to a comic book character and to Princess Astra on "Doctor... Read More 

  • Astrophel

    The name Astrophel is a boy's name meaning "star lover". Invented by 16th-century English poet Sir Philip Sidney for the hero of his sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella, this name is... Read More 

  • Atria

    The name Atria is a girl's name meaning "entry hall". A star in the constellation Triangulum Australe, also the name of a publishing imprint and an assisted living corporation, probably because... Read More 

  • Bellatrix

    The name Bellatrix is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "female warrior". J.K. Rowling is a modern master of naming who brought a whole constellation of ancient and celestial names to modern... Read More 

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