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This is a list of names in which the meaning contains the keywords sun or solar.
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AELIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) meaning "sun". This was the family name of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
ANTIMANmNative American, Mapuche
Means "condor of the sun" in Mapuche.
ANTINANCOmNative American, Mapuche
Means "eagle of the sun" in Mapuche.
AREVIKfArmenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
ARTHITmThai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.
ATONmEgyptian Mythology
Means "solar disk" in Egyptian. Aton was an Egyptian god of the sun, depicted as a solar disk with long rays extending downwards. The worship of Aton was especially extensive during the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaton, who proclaimed Aton was the only god.
AYGÜNfTurkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements ay "moon" and gün "sun".
EGUZKImBasque
Means "sun" in Basque.
ELANORfLiterature
Means "star sun" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien this is Sam's eldest daughter, named after a type of flower.
ELOISEfEnglish
From the Old French name Héloïse, which is probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil "hale, healthy" and wid "wide". It is sometimes associated with the Greek word ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" or the name Louise, though there is not likely an etymological connection. This name was borne in the 12th century by Saint Eloise, the wife of the French theologian Peter Abelard. She became a nun after her husband was castrated by her uncle.... [more]
GÜNAYf & mTurkish, Azerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and ay "moon".
GÜNELfAzerbaijani
Derived from the Turkic elements gün "sun" and el "country, society".
HARUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "clear weather". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.
HARUKImJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "clear weather" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HARUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "spring" or (haru) meaning "light, sun, male" combined with (ko) meaning "child", as well as other kanji combinations.
HARUTOmJapanese
From Japanese (haru) meaning "light, sun, male", (haru) meaning "distant, remote" or (haru) meaning "clear weather" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "soar, fly". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
HAULmWelsh
Means "sun" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
HELIODOROmSpanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name ‘Ηλιοδωρος (Heliodoros), derived from the elements ‘ηλιος (helios) "sun" and δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Heliodoro was a 4th-century bishop of Altino.
HELIOSmGreek Mythology
Means "sun" in Greek. This was the name of the young Greek sun god, who rode across the sky each day in a chariot pulled by four horses.
HINAfJapanese
From Japanese (hi) meaning "light, sun, male" or (hi) meaning "sun, day" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
HINATAf & mJapanese
From Japanese 日向 (hinata) meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata) meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari) meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.
HNUBfHmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
IL-SEONGmKorean
From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.
INTImNative American, Quechua, Incan Mythology
Means "sun" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca god of the sun.
KHURSHIDm & fPersian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
MARISOLfSpanish
Combination of MARÍA and SOL (1) or SOLEDAD. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
MZIAfGeorgian
Derived from Georgian მზე (mze) "sun".
NARANBAATARmMongolian
Means "sun hero" in Mongolian.
NARANGERELfMongolian
Means "sun light" in Mongolian.
NARANTSETSEGfMongolian
Means "sun flower" in Mongolian.
NOUfHmong
Means "sun" in Hmong.
OCHIENGmEastern African, Luo
Means "born when the sun shines", derived from Luo chieng meaning "sun".
RAmEgyptian Mythology
Possibly means "sun" in Egyptian. Ra was an important Egyptian sun god originally worshipped in Heliopolis in Lower Egypt. He was usually depicted as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disc. In later times his attributes were often merged with those of other deities, such as Amon, Atum and Horus.
RAVImHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. Ravi is a Hindu god of the sun, sometimes equated with Surya. A famous bearer was the musician Ravi Shankar (1920-2012).
RAVINDRAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "lord of the sun" from Sanskrit रवि (ravi) meaning "sun" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for the Hindu god Surya.
SAMSONmBiblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon), derived from שֶׁמֶשׁ (shemesh) meaning "the sun". Samson was an Old Testament hero granted exceptional strength by God. His mistress Delilah betrayed him and cut his hair, stripping him of his power. Thus he was captured by the Philistines, blinded, and brought to their temple. However, in a final act of strength, he pulled down the pillars of the temple upon himself and his captors.... [more]
SAULĖfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
SAVITRIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "relating to the sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hymn dedicated to Savitr, a Hindu sun god, and it is also the name of his daughter. It is borne by several other characters in Hindu epics, including a wife of Brahma, a wife of Shiva, and a daughter of Daksha. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' it is borne by King Satyavan's wife, who successfully pleas with Yama, the god of death, to restore her husband to life.
SHAMASHmSemitic Mythology
Means "the sun" in Akkadian. This was the Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian name of Utu.
SHAMSfSemitic Mythology
Means "the sun" in Arabic. This was a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess of the sun, identified with the Akkadian sun god Shamash (whose name is related) and the northern Arabian goddess Nuha.
SHAMS AL-DINmArabic
From Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
SIQINIQfNative American, Inuit
Means "sun" in Inuktitut.
SOL (1)fSpanish, Portuguese
Means "the sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
SOLEILfVarious
Means "sun" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself.
SOLFRIDfNorwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was apparently coined in the 19th century.
SOLVEIGfNorwegian, Swedish
From an Old Norse name which was derived from the elements sól "sun" and veig "strength". This is the name of the heroine in Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' (1876).
SORINmRomanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
SUNČANAfCroatian
Means "sunny" in Croatian, a derivative of sunce "sun".
SUNDAYfEnglish
From the name of the day of the week, which ultimately derives from Old English sunnandæg, which was composed of the elements sunne "sun" and dæg "day".
SUNNIVAfNorwegian
Scandinavian form of the Old English name Sunngifu, which meant "sun gift" from the Old English elements sunne "sun" and giefu "gift". This was the name of a legendary English saint who was shipwrecked in Norway and killed by the inhabitants.
SUNSHINEfEnglish
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
SURAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
SURYAmHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
TESNIfWelsh
Means "warmth from the sun" in Welsh.
TONALLIfNative American, Nahuatl
Means "day, warmth of the sun" in Nahuatl.
UTUmSumerian Mythology
Derived from Sumerian 𒌓 (ud) meaning "sun". In Sumerian mythology this was the name of the god of the sun. He was the son of the moon god Nanna and Ningal.
WILLKAmNative American, Aymara
Means "sun" in Aymara.
YANGm & fChinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
YAXKINmNative American, Mayan
Means "sun" in Mayan.
YOUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" or (you) meaning "ocean" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters are possible.
YOUTAmJapanese
From Japanese (you) meaning "light, sun, male" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other character combinations are possible.