Names Categorized "celestial"

This is a list of names in which the categories include celestial.
Pollux m Roman Mythology
Roman form of Greek Πολυδεύκης (Polydeukes) meaning "very sweet", from Greek πολύς (polys) meaning "much" and δευκής (deukes) meaning "sweet". In mythology he was the twin brother of Castor and a son of Zeus. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name.
Poornima f Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Tamil பூர்ணிமா, Kannada ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ or Hindi/Marathi पूर्णिमा (see Purnima).
Portia f English
Variant of Porcia, the feminine form of the Roman family name Porcius, used by William Shakespeare for the heroine of his play The Merchant of Venice (1596). In the play Portia is a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to defend Antonio in court. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, after the Shakespearean character.
Purnama f & m Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
Purnima f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
Pyong-Ho m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 병호 (see Byeong-Ho).
Qamar m & f Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
Ra m Egyptian Mythology
From Egyptian rꜥ meaning "sun" or "day". 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.
Rabi 2 m Bengali
Bengali variant of Ravi.
Rabindra m Bengali
Bengali form of Ravindra.
Rajnish m Indian, Hindi
Means "lord of the night" from Sanskrit रजनि (rajani) meaning "night" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name for the moon in Hindu texts.
Rakesh m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Means "lord of the full moon" from Sanskrit राका (raka) meaning "full moon" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
Ramachandra m Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from the name of the Hindu deity Rama 1 combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon". This is another name of Rama.
Ravi m Hinduism, 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).
Ravindra m Hinduism, 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.
Re m Egyptian Mythology
Variant spelling of Ra.
Régulo m Spanish, Portuguese (Rare)
Spanish and Portuguese form of Regulus.
Regulus m Ancient Roman, Astronomy
Roman cognomen meaning "prince, little king", a diminutive of Latin rex "king". This was the cognomen of several 3rd-century BC consuls from the gens Atilia. It was also the name of several early saints. A star in the constellation Leo bears this name as well.
Rigel m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic الرجل (al-Rijl) meaning "foot". This is the name of the star that forms the left foot of the constellation Orion.
Rikuto m Japanese
From Japanese (riku) meaning "land" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "person", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciation.
Samson m Biblical, English, French, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שִׁמְשׁוֹן (Shimshon), derived from שֶׁמֶשׁ (shemesh) meaning "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]
Sanda 2 f Burmese
Means "moon" in Burmese, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
Sashi m & f Indian, Kannada
Alternate transcription of Kannada ಶಶಿ (see Shashi).
Sasithorn f Thai
Means "the moon" in Thai (a poetic word).
Saturn m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Saturnus, which is of unknown meaning. In Roman mythology he was the father of Jupiter, Juno and others, and was also the god of agriculture. This is also the name of the ringed sixth planet in the solar system.
Saule 2 f Kazakh
Means "ray, sunbeam" in Kazakh.
Saulė f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Means "sun" in Lithuanian. This was the name of the Lithuanian sun goddess.
Savitr m Hinduism
Means "rouser, stimulator" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu sun god, sometimes identified with Surya.
Savitri f Hinduism, 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.
Selena f Spanish, Russian, Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Selene. This name was borne by popular Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995), who was known simply as Selena.
Selene f Greek Mythology
Means "moon" in Greek. This was the name of a Greek goddess of the moon, a Titan. She was sometimes identified with the goddess Artemis.
Selini f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Selene.
Semiramis f Ancient Assyrian (Hellenized)
Probably from a Greek form of the name Shammuramat. According to ancient Greek and Armenian sources, Semiramis (Շամիրամ (Shamiram) in Armenian) was an Assyrian queen who conquered much of Asia. Though the tales are legendary, she might be loosely based on the real Assyrian queen.
Şemsettin m Turkish
Turkish form of Shams ad-Din.
Şenay f Turkish
Means "merry moon" in Turkish.
Seong-Jin m Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "star, planet" combined with (jin) meaning "town, marketplace" or (jin) meaning "shake, tremor, excite". Other hanja character combinations are also possible.
Seren f Welsh
Means "star" in Welsh. This is a recently created Welsh name.
Setare f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian ستاره (see Setareh).
Setareh f Persian
Means "star" in Persian.
Shammuramat f Ancient Assyrian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from a Western Semitic language and meaning "high heaven". Shammuramat was a 9th-century BC queen of Assyria. After her young son inherited the throne, she acted as his regent for five years. The legendary figure Semiramis may be based on her.
Shams ad-Din m Arabic
Means "sun of the religion", from Arabic شَمس (shams) meaning "sun" and دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Shams al-Din m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شَمس الدين (see Shams ad-Din).
Shamsuddin m Arabic, Bengali, Malay
Alternate transcription of Arabic شَمس الدين (see Shams ad-Din), as well as the usual Bengali and Malay form.
Shani 2 m Hinduism
From the Sanskrit name of the planet Saturn. This is the name of a celestial Hindu god.
Shashi m & f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.
Shihab m Arabic
Means "shooting star, meteor" in Arabic.
Sirius m Astronomy
The name of a bright star in the constellation Canis Major, derived via Latin from Greek σείριος (seirios) meaning "burning".
Sitara f Urdu
Means "star" in Urdu, ultimately from Persian.
Sitora f Tajik, Uzbek
Tajik and Uzbek form of Sitara.
Sohail m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu سہیل (see Suhail).
Sol 1 f Spanish, Portuguese
Means "sun" in Spanish or Portuguese.
Soleil f Various
Means "sun" in French. It is not commonly used as a name in France itself.
Solfrid f Norwegian
From the Old Norse elements sól "sun" and fríðr "beautiful". This name was coined in the 19th century.
Sólveig f Old Norse, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of Solveig.
Solveig f Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
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).
Solveiga f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian and Lithuanian form of Solveig.
Solvej f Danish
Danish form of Solveig.
Sølvi f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Solveig. It is also used as a short form of Silvia.
Solvig f Swedish
Swedish variant form of Solveig.
Soraya f Persian, Spanish, French, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Persian form of Thurayya. It became popular in some parts of Europe because of the fame of Princess Soraya (1932-2001), wife of the last Shah of Iran, who became a European socialite.
Sorin m Romanian
Possibly derived from Romanian soare meaning "sun".
Sorina f Romanian
Feminine form of Sorin.
Sosigenes m Ancient Greek
Means "born safely" from Greek σῶς (sos) meaning "safe, whole, unwounded" and γενής (genes) meaning "born". This was the name of an astronomer from Alexandria employed by Julius Caesar to correct the Roman calendar.
Star f English
From the English word for the celestial body, ultimately from Old English steorra.
Starla f English
Elaborated form of Star.
Starr f English
Variant of Star.
Stela f Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak
Form of Stella 1 in several languages, derived from Latin stella meaning "star" (modern Romanian stea).
Stelara f Esperanto
From Esperanto stelaro meaning "constellation", ultimately from Latin stella "star".
Stella 1 f English, Italian, Dutch, German
Means "star" in Latin. This name was created by the 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney for the subject of his collection of sonnets Astrophel and Stella. It was a nickname of a lover of Jonathan Swift, real name Esther Johnson (1681-1728), though it was not commonly used as a given name until the 19th century. It appears in Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), belonging to the sister of Blanche DuBois and the wife of Stanley Kowalski.
Steren f Cornish
Means "star" in Cornish.
Sterling m English
From a Scots surname that was derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning. The name can also be given in reference to the English word sterling meaning "excellent". In this case, the word derives from sterling silver, which was so named because of the emblem that some Norman coins bore, from Old English meaning "little star".
Sterre f Dutch
Derived from Dutch ster meaning "star".
Suha f Arabic
Means "forgotten, overlooked" in Arabic. Al-Suha (also called Alcor) is the name of a star in the constellation Ursa Major.
Suhail m Arabic, Urdu
Derived from Arabic سَهُلَ (sahula) meaning "level, even". This is the Arabic name of the second brightest star in the sky, known in the western world as Canopus. It is also the official (IAU) name of the third brightest star in the constellation Vela.
Sunčana f Croatian
From Croatian sunčan meaning "sunny", a derivative of sunce meaning "sun".
Sunčica f Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian sunce meaning "sun".
Sunday m & f English (African)
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". This name is most common in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Sung-Jin m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 성진 (see Seong-Jin).
Sunngifu f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Sunniva.
Sunniva f Norwegian
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.
Sunshine f English
From the English word, ultimately from Old English sunne "sun" and scinan "shine".
Suraj m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sun" in several northern Indian languages, derived from Sanskrit सूर्य (surya).
Suraya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Surayya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic ثريّا or ثريّة (see Thurayya).
Süreyya f Turkish
Turkish form of Thurayya.
Suriya m Thai, Tamil
Thai form of Surya, as well as an alternate Tamil transcription.
Surya m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Indonesian
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu god of the sun.
Swathi f Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of Swati.
Swati f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From the Indian name of the fourth brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world.
Sylvi f Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Norwegian and Swedish variant of Solveig. It is also used as a short form of Sylvia.
Synne f Norwegian
Short form of Synnøve.
Synnöve f Swedish
Swedish form of Sunniva.
Synnøve f Norwegian
Norwegian variant of Sunniva.
Tähti f Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Means "star" in Finnish and Estonian.
Tanith f Semitic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Phoenician goddess of love, fertility, the moon and the stars. She was particularly associated with the city of Carthage, being the consort of Ba'al Hammon.
Taqqiq m & f Indigenous American, Inuit
Means "moon" in Inuktitut.
Tara 2 f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "star" in Sanskrit. Tara is the name of a Hindu astral goddess, the wife of Brhaspati. She was abducted by Soma, a god of the moon, leading to a great war that was only ended when Brahma intervened and released her. This is also the name of a Buddhist deity (a female Buddha).
Tariq m Arabic
Means "he who knocks at the door" in Arabic. This is the Arabic name of the morning star. Tariq ibn Ziyad was the Islamic general who conquered Spain for the Umayyad Caliphate in the 8th century.
Tesni f Welsh
Means "warmth" in Welsh.
Thurayya f Arabic
Means "the Pleiades" in Arabic. The Pleiades are a group of stars in the constellation Taurus.
Tiên f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (tiên) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy".
Titania f Literature
Perhaps based on Latin Titanius meaning "of the Titans". This name was (first?) used by Shakespeare in his comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) where it is the name of the queen of the fairies. This is also a moon of Uranus, named after the Shakespearean character.
Titrit f Northern African, Berber
Feminine form of Itri.
Tsiuri f Georgian
Means "heavenly, celestial" in Georgian, a derivative of ცა (tsa) meaning "sky, heaven".
Tsukiko f Japanese
From Japanese (tsuki) meaning "moon" and (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
Tülay f Turkish
Means "tulle moon" in Turkish.
Tuncay m Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "bronze moon" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Twila f English
Meaning unknown. Perhaps based on the English word twilight, or maybe from a Cajun pronunciation of French étoile "star". It came into use as an American given name in the late 19th century.
Twyla f English
Variant of Twila.
Ulloriaq m & f Indigenous American, Greenlandic
Means "star" in Greenlandic.
Uranus m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Οὐρανός (Ouranos), the name of the husband of Gaia and the father of the Titans in Greek mythology. His name is derived from οὐρανός (ouranos) meaning "the heavens". This is also the name of the seventh planet in the solar system.
Ursa f Late Roman
Feminine form of Ursus. This is the name of two constellations in the northern sky: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
Utu m Sumerian 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.
Varuna m Hinduism
Probably from Sanskrit वृ (vri) meaning "to surround, to restrain". In Hindu mythology Varuna is a god of water and the celestial ocean surrounding the world. He is one of the chief gods in the Rigveda.
Vega 2 f Astronomy
The name of a star in the constellation Lyra. Its name is from Arabic الواقع (al-Waqi') meaning "the swooping (eagle)".
Venus f Roman Mythology
Means "love, sexual desire" in Latin. This was the name of the Roman goddess of love and sex. Her character was assimilated with that of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. As the mother of Aeneas she was considered an ancestor of the Roman people. The second planet from the sun is named after her.
Virgo f Astronomy
Means "maiden, virgin" in Latin. This is the name of a constellation and the sixth sign of the zodiac.
Whetū f & m Maori
Means "star" in Maori.
Wulan f Javanese
Javanese form of Bulan.
Xbalanque m Mayan Mythology
Possibly from Classic Maya balam "jaguar" and k'in "sun" or kej "deer". In the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the K'iche' Maya, Xbalanque and his twin brother Hunahpu avenge their father's death at the hands of the underworld gods.
Xolotl m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Meaning uncertain, of Nahuatl origin, possibly meaning "servant" or "corn stalk". In Aztec mythology Xolotl was a monstrous dog-headed god who guided the dead to Mictlan. He was also associated with lightning, fire and the evening star. He was the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl.
Yang m & f Chinese
From Chinese (yáng) meaning "ocean" or (yáng) meaning "light, sun, male" (which is typically only masculine), as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
Yaxkin f & m Indigenous American, Mayan
From Yaxk'in, the name of the seventh month in the Maya calender, derived from Classic Maya yax "green, first" and k'in "sun, day".
Yelena f Russian
Russian form of Helen.
Yıldız f Turkish
Means "star" in Turkish.
Ylli m Albanian
Derived from Albanian yll meaning "star".
Yllka f Albanian
Feminine form of Ylli.
Yoko f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽子 or 洋子 (see Yōko).
Youko f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽子 or 洋子 (see Yōko).
Youta m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽太 (see Yōta).
Yulduz f Uzbek
Means "star" in Uzbek.
Yuuto m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優斗 or 悠斗 or 悠人 or 悠翔 or 優翔 or 柚翔 or 祐翔 or 勇人 (see Yūto).
Zhuldyz f Kazakh
Means "star" in Kazakh.
Zornitsa f Bulgarian
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.
Zvezdana f Serbian, Slovene
Serbian and Slovene form of Zvjezdana.
Zvjezdana f Croatian
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".