Today we have a list of our very favorite space themed baby names.
Space themed baby names can be a fun and powerful way to give your baby the perfect name.
These are my favorite kind of names as they demand a certain amount of attention, without being overly "weird."
Plus they have a beautiful historic flare and are becoming increasingly more popular, while remaining unique.
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Space baby names from Constellations
Some of the best space inspired names come from the stars! After all, the constellations in the sky were named after some pretty legendary figures. Here are a few of our favorite.
Aries is a constellation that is identified as a winged ram with golden fleece and is both a greek and latin baby name.
It is sometimes confused with the name "Ares" which is the name of another legendary figure, the greek god of war.
This name also represents one of the 12 zodiac signs.
Aries is typically a boy name, but we think this would make a fantastic and unique baby girl name too.
Ara is a gorgeous baby name that can be for either a girl or boy and a constellation in the southern sky.
As an Arabic name it means "brings the rain."
This is a very unique space name that demands an certain amount attention and carries an aire of mystery.
Although one of the smallest of the constellations, Crux is among the most well known.
Crux is literally known as "the cross" as the stars for a cross in the sky.
This is one of our favorite of the space baby names, and would be a great unique boy name.
Cassiopeia is a constellaion that is located in the northern sky and is named after the queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology.
She was considered vain, and boasted about her beauty quite often.
Cassie and cassia make for great nicknames with this constellation baby name.
Carina is a Scandinavian name that means "beloved."
It's also a constellation in the sky that means "the keel of the ship" and contains the 2nd brightest star in the sky.
Corvus is a baby boy name that has been gaining popularity over the last few years.
It's a latin name and constellation located in the southern sky meaning "raven."
Draco means "dragon" and is a name derived form the name "Drake."
The constellation is one of the largest in space and represents Ladon, which was the dragon that guarded the gardens of the Hesperides in Greek mythology.
Leo is one of the constellations in the zodiac.
It represents the lion and makes for a strong baby boy name.
Lyra is a space constellation that represents the stringed musical instrument and makes for not only a beautiful unique space name, but also a musically inspired one.
This name would be great for a musically inclined family that enjoys the uniqueness of beating to the sounds of their own drum.
If not used as a first, this would be a great as a middle name and would pair nicely with a large variety of baby girl names.
Orion was a mighty hunter and son of Poseidon who was turned into a constellation by Zeus.
It is a well-known constellation and makes for a strong baby boy name.
Baby Names Inspired by Moons
There are a surprising amount of moons in our solar system.
Here are a few of the best moon names, that would make great baby names!
Luna is the Spanish variation of the earths moon and makes for a gorgeous, and increasingly popular baby girl name.
In mythology, Luna is also one of the names of Artemis, the goddess of the moon.
It's also become increasingly popular after the Harry Potter series came out, from the notable mysterious but very kind character, Luna Lovegood.
Is one of Jupiter's moons and makes for a simple, but a beautiful and unique baby name that works for a boy or girl.
One of Plutos Moons, Styx would make a great celestial name for a boy or girl.
Plus it looks so pretty written out.
It also has a nod toward Greek mythology as the river Styx, a river that runs through the underworld.
This would be a great space name for a baby boy or baby girl.
Another one of our favorite outer space baby names is another moon of Pluto, Nix.
It also is the name of the Greek goddess of darkness.
It definitely would give off the free-spirited Stevie Nicks vibe.
Ophelia is a pretty baby girl name inspired by the moon of Uranus.
It's also well known for being the name of the woman who loved Hamely (Shakespeare) who, unfortunately, went insane over his irrational behavior.
Other Space Inspired Baby Names
Sirius is the brightest star visible from Earth.
It makes a lovely, but strong baby boy name.
It's latin for "burning" again, a great reference to the brightest star, and yet another character name from the beloved Harry Potter series.
Aurora is a gorgeous baby girl name that is also known for its gorgeous streaks across the sky.
The Aurora Borealis is a natural, breathtaking phenomenon that only is seen from select regions of the world.
It's also the name of the Disney Princess from Sleeping Beauty.
In Greek mythology, Apollo is the handsome son of Zeus, and the god of music, poetry, and medicine.
It has increased in popularity since Gwen Stephani and her husband chose it for their child's name.
Another name from greek mythology, Atlas was a Greek Titan who was punished by Zeus to hold up the heavens for all eternity.
He is often depicted as holding the world on his shoulders, and even the Atlantic ocean is said to be named after him, as that is the area that rests on his shoulders.
While, some think of the name as being too much of a burden for a child to bear, it can also represent the faith his parents have in his future strength, physically or mentally.
A nova is a star that releases a huge burst of energy to become extremely and spectacularly bright, even if only temporarily.
Hoepfully these unique space names have given you something to work with. I'm sure you'll find the perfect name for your baby in no time!
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