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Baby Names from Stars

Want a stellar baby name?

You could start by looking at baby names that mean "star." Examples include Citlali (Nahuatl), Estelle (French), Hoshi (Japanese), Nthanda (Tumbuka), Seren (Welsh), Stella (Latin), Whetu (Maori), and Yildiz (Turkish).

You could also look directly into the night sky for inspiration--either at specific stars or at entire constellations. To start you off, here are two dozen star names (plus their meanings, and the constellations in which they're located):

Of the constellation names above, Leo and Orion are the ones most commonly used as baby names. Other constellation names you could consider (and their Latin definitions) include: Auriga (charioteer), Carina (keel), Corvus (raven/crow) and Norma (right angle).

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