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267 Heavenly Baby Names That Mean Star

Team Peanut
Team Peanut6 months ago16 min read

For millennia, people have looked to the stars to guide them. It’s no wonder that many mamas seek out baby names that mean “star”.

Baby Names That Mean Star

Here we’re sharing some of our favorite star names for babies.











Some of these names literally mean star, others are star-related, and others still are the names of special stars within constellations.

Ready to dive in? The perfect name might just be written in the stars.

In this article: 📝

  • What names mean “beautiful star”?
  • What name means “little star”?
  • Girl names that mean “star”
  • Boy names that mean “star”

What names mean “beautiful star”?

  1. Mina. So this one comes close — it means “starling” and “heaven.”

What name means “little star”?

  1. Hoshiko. A popular Japanese name, Hoshiko means “star child.”
  2. Réaltín. A name of Irish origin, Réaltín means “little star.”
  3. Sterling. This name of English origin means “little star.” Bonus? It also means “high quality.”

Girl names that mean “star”

  1. Adrastea. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  2. Aitne. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  3. Amalthea. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  4. Ananke. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  5. Andromeda. Once a beautiful mythological princess from Ancient Greece, now a constellation, Andromeda is a stellar choice.
  6. Anthe. One of the moons of Saturn.
  7. Antilia. After the constellation.
  8. Aoede. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  9. Ara. The Latin word for “altar” or “protection,” Ara is a constellation in the southern sky.
  10. Ariel. One of the moons of Uranus.
  11. Aster. This sweet name means both “star” and “flower.” 🌼
  12. Asteria. Of Greek origin, Asteria also means “star.”
  13. Astra. “Of the stars”
  14. Astraea. A Greek name meaning “star,” Astraea was the goddess of justice and innocence.
  15. Auriga. The constellation of he charioteer.
  16. Bellatrix. Also called the Amazon star, Bellatrix means “female warrior.”
  17. Belinda. One of the moons of Uranus.
  18. Bestla. One of the moons of Saturn.
  19. Bianca. One of the moons of Uranus.
  20. Bituin. This sweet Tagalog name means “the stars.”
  21. Callista. The feminine version of Callisto, one of the moons of Jupiter.
  22. Calypso. One of the moons of Saturn.
  23. Carina. A constellation in the southern sky, Carina refers to the backbone of a ship called a keel. 🚢
  24. Carme. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  25. Cassiopeia. This name belongs to Andromeda’s mother. She is now a constellation in the northern sky. We love Cassie as a nickname.
  26. Celeste. A heavenly name, this one means “celestial.” 🌠
  27. Celestial. Like its shorter form Celeste, Celestial looks to the heavens for its meaning.
  28. Cordelia. One of the moons of Uranus.
  29. Cressida. One of the moons of Uranus.
  30. Csilla. This Hungarian name literally means “star.”
  31. Cyllene. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  32. Danica. “Morning star”
  33. Daphnis. One of the moons of Saturn.
  34. Dara. With its Thai origins, this gender-neutral name means “star.” As a Punjabi name, it means “leader,” and as an Irish name, “wise.”
  35. Desdemona. One of the moons of Uranus.
  36. Despina. One of the moons of Neptune.
  37. Dia. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  38. Eirene. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  39. Elanna. Getting its inspiration from that famous yellow dwarf star, Elanna means “sun” and “shining light.”
  40. Elara. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  41. Electra. Now the name of a star in the Taurus constellation, Electra gets its name from the famous daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra.
  42. Erinome. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  43. Ersa. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  44. Estella. From its Latin roots, this pretty French name means “star.”
  45. Estelle. Yes, she’s a star, but she’s also a Catholic saint.
  46. Esther. This name of Persian origin means “star.”
  47. Estrella. From its Spanish origins, this one is also — you guessed it — “star.”
  48. Euanthe. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  49. Eukelade. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  50. Eupheme. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  51. Euporie. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  52. Europa. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  53. Eurydome. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  54. Galatea. One of the moons of Neptune.
  55. Ganymede. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  56. Gemini. A constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere, babies born in May and June may find this name their perfect twin. Check out more Gemini baby names here. ♊
  57. Halimede. One of the moons of Neptune.
  58. Harpalyke. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  59. Hati. One of the moons of Saturn.
  60. Hegomone. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  61. Helene. One of the moons of Saturn.
  62. Helike. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  63. Herse. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  64. Hesper. “The evening star”
  65. Hester. From its Greek roots, Hester is a “star” name.
  66. Himalia. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  67. Hōkūlani. This one has Hawaiian roots and means “heavenly star.”
  68. Hoshi. It’s the Japanese word for “star” and for “priest” or “monk.”
  69. Hydra. One of the moons of Pluto.
  70. Iliana. From its Greek roots, Iliana is a “ray of sunlight.” ☀️
  71. Jarnsaxa. One of the moons of Saturn.
  72. Juliet. One of the moons of Uranus.
  73. Kale. One of the moons of Jupiter (pronounced “kah-lee”).
  74. Kari. One of the moons of Saturn.
  75. Lacerta. The lizard constellation.
  76. Lainey. This radiant French name means “bright” or “shining light.”
  77. Laomedeia. One of the moons of Neptune.
  78. Larissa. One of the moons of Neptune.
  79. Leda. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  80. Libra. The balanced sign of the zodiac. Check out more Libra baby names here.
  81. Lyra. A name of Greek origin, this small constellation refers to a little harp.
  82. Lysithea. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  83. Mab. One of the moons of Uranus.
  84. Maia. Meaning “great” or “mother,” this star is in the Taurus constellation.
  85. Maribelle. This name means both “star of the sea” and “beautiful.”
  86. Maristela. A pretty Spanish name, Maristela means “star of the sea.” 🌊
  87. Margeret. One of the moons of Uranus.
  88. Miranda. One of the moons of Uranus.
  89. Mneme. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  90. Narvi. One of the moons of Saturn.
  91. Nereid. One of the moons of Neptune.
  92. Norma. Meaning “normal” in Latin, this well-structured constellation is in the southern celestial hemisphere.
  93. Nova. Also meaning “new,” Nova is a star that releases bursts of bright light.
  94. Novalise. “Bright star”
  95. Nthanda. From its Tumbuka origins, Nthanda means “star.”
  96. Ophelia. One of the moons of Uranus.
  97. Orthosie. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  98. Pallene. One of the moons of Saturn.
  99. Pandia. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  100. Pandora. One of the moons of Saturn.
  101. Pasiphae. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  102. Pasithee. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  103. Perdita. One of the moons of Uranus.
  104. Phaedra. From its Greek origins, Phaedra means “bright.”
  105. Phoebe. “Shining one”
  106. Portia. One of the moons of Uranus.
  107. Psamathe. One of the moons of Neptune.
  108. Rhea. One of the moons of Saturn.
  109. Rosalind. One of the moons of Uranus.
  110. Roxanne. “Bright star”
  111. Roxana. “Bright star”
  112. Seren. This Welsh name means “star.”
  113. Setareh. With its Persian origins, this name means “star” or “fate.”
  114. Sidra. This Arabic name means “goddess of the stars.”
  115. Sinope. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  116. Sitara. A name of Indian origin, Sitara means “starlight.”
  117. Sol. With its Spanish origin, Sol means sun.
  118. Star. This one speaks for itself. An alternative spelling is Starr.
  119. Starla. Just “star.”
  120. Steren. “Star”
  121. Sterre. This name has Dutch roots and means “stars.”
  122. Sutara. “Holy star”
  123. Tähti. This Finnish name means “star.”
  124. Tara. A Sanskrit name, Tara means “star.”
  125. Tana. With its Slavic origins, Tana means “star goddess.” 💫
  126. Thalassa. One of the moons of Neptune.
  127. Titania. One of the moons of Uranus.
  128. Vanessa. This name has a few different meanings, depending on where it stems from. From its Hebrew origins, it means “star.” But from its Ancient Greek roots, it means “butterfly.” It’s also connected to Venus, the goddess of love. 🦋❤️
  129. Vega. The brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra, Vega also means “dweller in a meadow.”
  130. Vela. The constellation named after the sail of the Argonauts’ ship.
  131. Venus. She is the Roman goddess of love and beauty, and the second planet from the sun.
  132. Vesper. “Evening star”
  133. Whetū. This Maori name means “star.”
  134. Yildiz. Of Turkish origin, this is another star name.
  135. Yvaine. “Evening star”
  136. Zhuldyz. This starry name is from Kazakhstan
  137. Zornista. “Morning star”
  138. Zvezda. This name of Slavic origin means “star.”
  139. Zvjezdana. With its Croatian roots, this one’s also a “star.”

Boy names that mean “star”

  1. Aegaeon. One of the moons of Saturn.
  2. Aegir. One of the moons of Saturn.
  3. Ahtahkakoop. This Cree name means “blanket of stars.”
  4. Albiorix. One of the moons of Saturn.
  5. Altair. This star is the brightest in the constellation of Aquila.
  6. Arche. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  7. Aries. After the starry constellation.
  8. Astrophel. “Star love” ❤️⭐
  9. Atlas. One of the moons of Saturn.
  10. Bebhionm. One of the moons of Saturn.
  11. Bergelmir. One of the moons of Saturn.
  12. Caelum. The name of this constellation in the Southern Hemisphere means “chisel.”
  13. Caliban. One of the moons of Uranus.
  14. Callisto. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  15. Callirrhoe. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  16. Carpo. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  17. Castor. This is one of the “heavenly twins” from the Gemini constellation.
  18. Chaldene. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  19. Charon. One of the moons of Pluto.
  20. Citlati. From Mexico, this Náhuatl name means “star.”
  21. Cupid. One of the moons of Saturn.
  22. Deimos. One of the moons of Mars.
  23. Delphinus. The constellation of the porpoise.
  24. Dione. One of the moons of Saturn.
  25. Dorado. The swordfish constellation.
  26. Draco. This is the name of the dragon constellation.
  27. Elrond. “Star dome” 🌃
  28. Enceladus. One of the moons of Saturn.
  29. Epimetheus. One of the moons of Saturn.
  30. Eridanus. The river constellation.
  31. Erriapus. One of the moons of Saturn.
  32. Farbauti. One of the moons of Saturn.
  33. Fenrir. One of the moons of Saturn.
  34. Ferdinand. One of the moons of Uranus.
  35. Fornjot. One of the moons of Saturn.
  36. Francisco. One of the moons of Uranus.
  37. Greip. One of the moons of Saturn.
  38. Haul. This Welsh name means “sun.”
  39. Hercules. This mighty name refers to a constellation in the Northern Hemisphere.
  40. Hermippe. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  41. Hyperion. One of the moons of Saturn.
  42. Hyrrokkin. One of the moons of Saturn.
  43. Itri. From its North African roots, Itri means “star.”
  44. Isonoe. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  45. Janus. One of the moons of Saturn.
  46. Jiemba. In the Wiradjuri language, Jiemba means “laughing star.”
  47. Jupiter. The fifth planet from the sun, Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.
  48. Kallichore. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  49. Kalyke. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  50. Kerberos. One of the moons of Pluto.
  51. Kiviuq. One of the moons of Saturn.
  52. Kore. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  53. Iapetus. One of the moons of Saturn.
  54. Ijiraq. One of the moons of Saturn.
  55. Izar. A name of Basque origin, Izar refers to a star in the northern constellation, Boötes.
  56. Leo. This name of a constellation in the Northern Hemisphere is bound to be a roaring success. 🦁
  57. Lintang. This Indonesian name means “star.”
  58. Locaste. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  59. Loge. One of the moons of Saturn.
  60. Lucien. “One that gives light”
  61. Lynx. After the constellation.
  62. Mars. This interesting planetary name refers to the ancient Roman god of war.
  63. Metis. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  64. Mimas. One of the moons of Saturn.
  65. Mundilfar. One of the moons of Saturn.
  66. Naiad. One of the moons of Neptune.
  67. Najm. An Arabic name, Najm means the “morning star.”
  68. Namid. Of Ojibwa origin, Namid means “star dancer.”
  69. Neso. One of the moons of Neptune.
  70. Nix. One of the moons of Pluto.
  71. Oberon. One of the moons of Uranus.
  72. Orion. “Rising in the sky”
  73. Paaliaq. One of the moons of Saturn.
  74. Pan. One of the moons of Saturn.
  75. Pavo. The peacock constellation.
  76. Perseus. The constellation named after the Greek hero.
  77. Philphrosyne. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  78. Phobos. One of the moons of Mars.
  79. Phoenix. A small constellation in the southern sky, this is the name of a mythological bird that rose from the ashes.
  80. Polaris. This gender-neutral name is the name of the north star that guides the way of many travelers.
  81. Praxidike. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  82. Prometheus. One of the moons of Saturn.
  83. Prospero. One of the moons of Uranus.
  84. Proteus. One of the moons of Neptune.
  85. Puck. One of the moons of Uranus.
  86. Ravi. This Hindi name refers to the god of the sun.
  87. Reeva. This gender-neutral name means “star” and “river.”
  88. Rigel. The name of a double star, this name of Arabic origin means “the left leg of the giant.”
  89. Samson. Of Hebrew origin, Samson means “sun.” ☀️
  90. Sao. One of the moons of Neptune.
  91. Setebos. One of the moons of Uranus.
  92. Scorpius. After the scorpion constellation.
  93. Shihab. This name of Arabic origin means “star.”
  94. Siarnaq. One of the moons of Saturn.
  95. Sirius. The name for the brightest star in the sky, Sirius means “glowing.”
  96. Skathi. One of the moons of Saturn.
  97. Skoll. One of the moons of Saturn.
  98. Sponde. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  99. Stephano. One of the moons of Saturn.
  100. Styx. One of the moons of Pluto.
  101. Surtur. One of the moons of Saturn.
  102. Suttungr. One of the moons of Saturn.
  103. Sycorax. One of the moons of Uranus.
  104. Tarak. From its Sanskrit roots, Tarak means “star” and “protector.”
  105. Tarqeq. One of the moons of Saturn.
  106. Tarvos. One of the moons of Saturn.
  107. Taurus. After the constellation.
  108. Taygete. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  109. Telesto. One of the moons of Saturn.
  110. Tethys. One of the moons of Saturn.
  111. Thebe. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  112. Thelxinoe. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  113. Themisto. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  114. Thrymr. One of the moons of Saturn.
  115. Thyone. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  116. Titan. One of the moons of Saturn.
  117. Trinculo. One of the moons of Uranus.
  118. Triton. One of the moons of Neptune.
  119. Umbriel. One of the moons of Uranus.
  120. Utu. This ancient Mesopotamian name refers to the god of the sun.
  121. Valetudo. One of the moons of Jupiter.
  122. Ylli. This Albanian name means “star.”
  123. Ymir. One of the moons of Saturn.
  124. Zeke. From its Arabic roots, Zeke refers to a shooting star. 💫

With all these great options, it’s no wonder you have stars in your eyes.

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