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Stardust and Moonbeams

Names for an astral baby.
  1. AlcyoneHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "kingfisher"
    • Description:

      Alcyone was the wife of Ceyx, but the happy pair angered the gods by calling each other Zeus and Hera. Ceyx's ship was sunk, Alcyone hurled herself into the sea, but then in sympathy for their grief the gods made the lovers halcyon birds or kingfishers.
  2. AltairHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "falcon"
    • Description:

      The eleventh brightest star in the sky has a celestial feel, but also could be the name of a commercial airline.
  3. AltaluneHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "over the moon"
    • Description:

      Altalune is an invention used by Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson as one of several middle names for their daughter, its Latin meaning roughly translated as "over the moon." Celebrity baby Altalune will be called the more familiar Luna for short.
  4. AlyaHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "heavens, highborn, exalted"
    • Description:

      Alya is most familiar in the US in its much-more-complicated form Aaliyah, the spelling used by the later singer. The traditional name of the star system Theta Serpentis, Alya is also an established Muslim first name and a Turkish place-name. It may also be a Russian short form for Alexandra or any other Al- name.
  5. AndromedaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek mythology name
    • Meaning:

      "advising like a man"
    • Description:

      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 Bohemian Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when four-syllable mythological names are gradually making their way into the mainstream.
  6. AriesHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "a ram"
    • Description:

      Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo, the name of the Roman god of war becomes more possible as a baby name every day, as mythological names take the place of biblical names.
  7. AsteriaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "star"
    • Description:

      Asteria is an Anglicized spelling of the Greek Astraea or Astraia, the goddess of justice and innocence. She became the constellation Virgo, so all forms of this name would be especially appropriate for a child born in late August or early September.
  8. AstraHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "stars"
    • Description:

      A starry-eyed, intergalactic name, far rarer than Stella or Esther. It's attached both to a comic book character and to Princess Astra on "Doctor Who".
  9. AstreaHeart
    • AtriaHeart
      • Origin:

        Star name, Latin
      • Meaning:

        "entry hall"
      • Description:

        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 feel. Atria is the plural of the more familiar term for an entry hall or foyer, atrium.
    • AuroraHeart
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "dawn"
      • Description:

        A Nameberry favorite, Aurora has consistently been on the US popularity list since the nineteenth century, but has really taken off in the past 30 years. Aurora also enjoys remarkable international popularity, ranking in the Top 100 throughout the English-speaking world as well as in Italy, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, and several other European countries.
    • AliothHeart
      • BellatrixHeart
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "female warrior"
        • Description:

          J.K. Rowling is a modern master of naming who brought a whole constellation of ancient and celestial names to modern parents. Bellatrix, of one of the stars of Orion, combines fashionable names Bella and Beatrix to make a convivial and original name. The down side: the Harry Potter character Bellatrix, played by Helena Bonham Carter, is a character so evil she's called a Death Eater, killing one beloved character and being murdered by another. And the name Bellatrix is so closely associated with that character that it might be challenging to sidestep the association.
      • CassiopeiaHeart
        • Origin:

          Greek mythology name
        • Meaning:

          "cassia juice"
        • Description:

          Cassiopeia, the name of a mythological mother who became a stellar constellation, is challenging but intriguing, and has all those softening Cass nicknames available. And with all names Cass-related trending, Cassiopeia may be an unusual route to a stylish name.
      • CastorHeart
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "pious one"
        • Description:

          Forget the oil. It's one of the twins that make up the constellation Gemini, and a mythological name on the cutting-edge of fashion; used by Metallica's James Hetfield.
      • CelestiaHeart
        • Origin:

          Variation of Celeste, Latin
        • Meaning:

          "heavenly"
        • Description:

          Celestia is a heavenly name that sounds more ethereal than Celeste, Celestia might make a distinctive, feminine choice if your taste runs toward names like Angelina and Seraphina.
      • CelestineHeart
        • Origin:

          Latin
        • Meaning:

          "heavenly"
        • Description:

          Celestine is a pretty, crystalline extension (actually a diminutive) of Celeste that would make a choice that is both delicate and strong. It is also a popular name in France.
      • CHANDRAHeart
        • CosmoHeart
          • Origin:

            Greek, Italian, English
          • Meaning:

            "order, beauty, universe"
          • Description:

            We all heard it on Seinfeld as the long-concealed first name of Kramer, then considered a punchline. Now some pioneering parents are embracing this expansive Greek name, which makes a creative and cool choice for a baby. Influential celebrity couple Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost chose it for their son, born in 2021, which will likely drive Cosmo up in popularity. In the UK, it currently ranks within the Top 1000 boy names and is trending upwards.
        • CaelumHeart