Badass space names for your new baby.
Choosing your baby’s name is one of the most difficult decisions to make as new parents – your baby’s name in part shapes their very identity and you’re going to hear it every single day! How do you decide something so important?
Should you choose something on trend?
What about boys names for girls?
It’s tough! I spent hours scrolling through baby name apps ‘favoriting’ every name possibility I thought could work. I’m sure you probably are too.
One theme you might be interested in is space names – these names tend to be a little exotic, powerful and totally badass!
Here are over 50 space themed baby names that are out of this world!
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The Best Space Baby Names for 2020
Adara (Hebrew) – meaning exalted, praised. Adhara (sometimes spelled Adara) is the name of one of the brightest stars in the sky and the perfect name for a bright little girl!
Alya (Aaliyah) – origin is Arabic/Russian/Turkish meaning ‘heavens, highborn, exalted.’ Alya is the traditional name of the star system Theta Serpentis.
Amalthea (Greek) – one of Jupiter’s many moons.
Andromeda (Greek) – named for the mythical princess Andromeda in Greek mythology, this name is attached to a galaxy and a constellation.
Apollo (Greek) – the famous Apollo space flights which were named for the Greek God Apollo who rode his chariot across the sun.
Archer (English) – meaning bown or bowman. It is the English translation of Sagittarius, a constellation.
Ariel (Hebrew) – meaning lion of God and the name of a moon orbiting Uranus.
Astra (Greek) – meaning ‘from the stars’.
Astrid (Scandinavian) – meaning divinely beautiful. It was also the name of Swedish Space Corporation’s first microsatellite.
Atlas (Greek) – the name of a Greek Titan condemned to hold up the heavens for eternity. Atlas is also a multiple star system located within the Taurus constellation.
Artemis (Greek) – Artemis was the Goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.
Aurora (Latin) – meaning Dawn.
Ayla (Turkish) – meaning halo of light around the moon.
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Bianca (Italian) – meaning ‘white’is also the name of one of Uranus’ moons.
Callisto (Greek) – a moon of Jupiter named for a woman turned into a bear by Zeus in Greek mythology.
Calypso (Greek) – a moon of Saturn, named for an island nymph in Greek mythology.
Carina (Latin) – meaning ‘the keel’. Carina is the name of a constellation located in the Southern sky.
Cassiopeia (Greek) – Cassiopeia was turned into a constellation along with her daughter Andromeda.
Celeste (Latin) – meaning heavenly and referring to the night sky.
Cordelia (Latin) – meaning ‘daughter of the sea’, Cordelia is also one of Uranus’ moons.
Cressida (Greek) – meaning ‘gold’, Cressida is another of Uranus’ moons (Uranus has the BEST moon names, don’t you think?)
Cyrus (Persian) – meaning ‘sun’.
Danica (Slavic) – meaning ‘morning star’.
Diana (Roman) – Diana was the Goddess of the Moon in Roman mythology.
Draco (Greek/Latin) – meaning “dragon”. Draco is a constellation.
Elara (Greek) – one of the moons of Jupiter.
Electra (Greek) – meaning bright or shining. Electra is also the name of a star.
Elio (Italian/Spanish) – this name is derived from the Greek God of the Sun, Helios.
Estelle (French) – this name means ‘star’. It has a lot of variations too: Esté, Estée, Estela, Estella.
Esther (Persian) – meaning ‘star’
Glenn (Scottish) – meaning ‘valley’. This was the surname of famous American astronaut John Glenn.
Halley (Scottish/English) – meaning ‘woodland clearing’. Halley is also the name of a comet.
Holmes (English) – meaning ‘from the island in the river’. It is also the name of a comet that travels through our solar system.
Janus (Latin) meaning ‘ God of beginnings’. It is the name of one of Saturn’s moons.
Jett (English) meaning ‘jet black’. This is the surname of an American astronaut, Brent W. Jett Jr.
Juliet (Latin) – meaning ‘youthful’. Juliet is also the name of one of Uranus’ moons.
Leo (Latin) – meaning ‘lion’ and is the name of a constellation. Plus, it’s also the name of one of the zodiac signs!
Luna (Latin) – meaning moon.
Lyra (Greek) meaning ‘lyre’. It is the name of the lyre-shaped constellation within Orpheus.
Miranda (Latin) – meaning ‘marvellous’, another of Uranus’ moons.
Nash (English) meaning ‘dweller by the ash tree’. A name for the star Gamma Sagittarii within Sagittarius constellation.
Neil – arguably the name of the most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong.
Nova (Latin) meaning new and is also the name for a class of exploding stars.
Oberon (German) meaning ‘noble bear’. It is the name of one of Uranus’ moons.
Ophelia (Greek) meaning ‘help’. Another one of Uranus’ moons with a beautiful name.
Orion (Greek) – named for the mythological hunter and is also the name of a constellation.
Pandora (Greek) meaning ‘all gifted’. Pandora is the name of one of Saturn’s moons.
Phoebe (Greek) – one of the Titans from Greek mythology and another of Saturn’s moons.
Portia (Latin) meaning pig. (It’s still pretty though.) Portia is the name of one of Uranus’ moons.
Rigel (Arabic) meaning ‘left leg of the giant’. The name of a star(known as Beta Orionis) within the Orion constellation.
Roxanne (Persian) meaning ‘dawn’ or ‘little star’.
Samson (Hebrew) meaning ‘sun’.
Sirius (Greek) meaning burning. It is also the name of the brightest star in the sky.
Sunny – meaning ‘sunny’.
Titania (Greek) meaning ‘daughter of the Titans’ and one of Uranus’ moons.
Venus (Roman) the name of the Roman Goddess of love. The planet Venus.
Vega (Arabic) meaning ‘swooping eagle’ and is also the name of a star in the Lyra constellation.