150 Celestial Names For Babies That Are Out Of This World

These celestial names are out of this world.

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Celestial names are a sure way to make your baby girl or baby boy stand out on the playground.

From cosmic and space names to names straight out of Greek mythology, here's a variety of celestial baby names to think about.

Gender-Neutral Celestial Names

1. Phoenix

A phoenix is a creature from Greek and Egyptian mythology that has the power to rise from its own ashes.

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2. Blaze

Blaze is a name of Latin origin that means fire. 

3. Saturn

Saturn is a planet in the solar system, named after the Roman God of Agriculture. 

4. Cosmo

The Cosmos is another word for "The Universe"

5. Comet

A comet is a cosmic snowball made out of dust, rock, and frozen gas. 

6. Sky

This one's pretty straightforward. 

7. Galaxy

Galaxy means "star system."

8. Kennedy

Named after the John F. Kennedy space center.

9. Alpha

Alpha Centauri is the name of our closest star system. 

10. Io

One of the moons of Jupiter.

11. Eris

Eris is the goddess of discord. It’s a gender-neutral baby name that’s also the name of a dwarf planet.


12. Polaris

Polaris is also known as the North Star.

13. Ariel

Ariel is a name of Hebrew origin that translates to "lion of God."

14. Vega

Vega means "falling star" in Arabic. 

15. Astra

Astra is a name of Latin origin that means "star."

16. Dawn

Dawn means daybreak. 

17. Cyrus

Cyrus means sun.

18. Archer

This is the perfect name for a Sagittarius baby since the archer is the symbol for this aloof zodiac sign.

19. Pluto

Formerly a planet, now a dwarf planet. 

20. Cupid

Cupid is the god of erotic love and attraction.

21. Zenith

An astronomy term that refers to the point in the sky directly above an observer.

22. Lupus

Lupus is Latin for "wolf." It also is the name of a constellation in the mid-Southern sky. 


23. Thebe

One of the moons of Jupiter.

24. Ursa

Ursa Minor and Ursa Major are the constellations in the sky that resemble bears. 

In Urdu, "Ursa" means bear or little bear. 

25. Octan

Octans is a constellation that covers the south celestial pole in the southern sky.

26. Shadow

A shadow on the moon is called a lunar eclipse.

27. Star

Star means a luminous astronomical object seen in the night sky.

28. Astrid

Astrid is a Scandinavian name, meaning "divinely beautiful." A lot of people confuse the name “Astrid” with “Astra,” which means “altar of the sky.”

29. Crater

A crater is a giant, bowl-shaped cavity on the surface of a planet or moon.


Usually, a crater is caused by the impact of a meteorite or celestial body or an explosion.

30. Halo

Halo is a space-age name that translates to "divine aura."

31. Solar

Solar is a word relating to the sun.

The Solar System is where the planet Earth lives, in addition to all of the other objects that orbit around the sun.

32. Pleiades

Pleiades is an open star cluster that contains hot B-type stars in the northwest of the Taurus constellation. It’s also known as Messier 45 and The Seven Sisters.

33. Antares

Antares is the fifteenth-brightest star in the night sky. It is also the brightest object in the Scorpius constellation.

When viewed with a naked eye, it is bright red.


34. Universe

The Universe, also known as the cosmos, is all existing space and matter considered as a whole.

35. Rory

Rory is a variation on the name Aurora and also means "dawn."

36. Nova

Nova is a name of a star that increases in brightness.

37. Zora

Zora is a Persian name that means dawn.

38. Tal

Tal is a name that means “dew” or “rain.”

39. Earth

Earth is the third planet from the sun. 

40. Epsilon

Epsilon Eridani is a star in the constellation Eridanus.

41. Skylar

Apparently, “Skylar” means “eternal life,” “strength,” and “the sky.”

42. Heaven

You know, like heaven? Heaven above?

43. Virgo

Virgo is one of the twelve zodiac signs. 


44. Neptune

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. 

45. Nash

Nash is the name of the star Gamma Sagittarii found in the constellation Sagittarius.

46. Helios

The name of the "God of the Sun."

47. Sol

In Roman Mythology, Sol is a Roman Sun god. 

48. Juno

Juno is an ancient Roman Goddess. 

49. Lyra

Lyra is the name of the constellation in Orpheus. It is shaped like a lyre. 

50. Ciro

Ciro is the Italian variation of "Cyrus" which means sun. 

51. Drake

Drake is a variation of the name "Draco."

52. Ganymede

The largest moon of Jupiter. 

53. Andromeda

In Greek mythology, Andromeda is the name of the woman who turned into a constellation.

54. Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia is Andromeda's mother. 


55. Sagittarius

Sagittarius is one of the twelve zodiac signs. 

56. Astro

Astro is a name of Greek origin, meaning "of the stars."

57. Taurus

Taurus is one of the twelve zodiac signs. 

58. Sunny

A variation on "Sun."

59. Megaros

He's the son of Zeus. 

60. Meteor

Meteor comes from the Greek meteōros, which means “high in the air.”

Also known as a shooting star or falling star, a meteor is the visible passage of a glowing meteoroid through Earth’s atmosphere.

61. Jet

If you’re looking for an aerospace-themed name, Jet might be your best bet.

A jet aircraft is an aircraft that is propelled by jet engines.

62. Vesper

Vesper is a name of Latin origin that means "evening star."


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63. Themis

Themis is the name of an asteroid family. 

64. Jupiter

Jupiter is a planet in the solar system. 

65. Hercules 

Hercules is the son of Jupiter and Alcmene. In Roman mythology, he is famous for his super strength.

66. Orion

In Greek mythology, Orion is a hunter. One of the most famous constellations is named after him.

67. Holmes

Holmes is the name of a periodic comet in the solar system, founded by Edwin Holmes in 1892.

68. Jovian

This is a name of Slavic origin that is derived from Jupiter. 

69. Mars

The fourth planet from the sun. 

70. Oberon

Oberon is one of Uranus' moons.


71. Orpheus

Both the name of a telescope and a space asteroid. 

72. Ravi

Ravi is a name of Sanskrit origin that means "sun."

73. Sirius

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky.

74. Samson

In Hebrew, Samson translates to "Sun."

75. Theta

Theta Setpentis is the triple star system in the Seprens constellation. 

76. Avery

Avery is a name that means “ruler of the elves.”

77. Ceres

Ceres is the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and motherly relationships. 

78. Meridian

Meridian is a name that means the “highest point.” It is the imaginary north-south line.

79. Hoku

Hoku is a name of Hawaiian origin that means "star."

80. Draco

Draco means "dragon" and is the name of a constellation.


81. Isaac

The name Isaac is of Hebrew origin which means “laughing.”

Sir Isaac Newton was the name of the man who discovered gravity.

82. Apollo

In Greek Mythology, Apollo is the god of the sun. 

83. Aries

Aries is one of the twelve astrological signs.

84. Nicolaus

Inspired by Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous astronomer and mathematician who developed the astronomical model, Copernican heliocentricism.

85. Elio

Elio is a name that means "Greek god of the sun."

86. Galileo

Galileo Galilei, often referred to as the father of modern physics, discovered four of Jupiter's largest moons. 

87. Hamal

Hamal is the brightest star in the Aries constellation.


88. Izar

Izar is a name of Basque origin that means star.

89. Kepler

Johannes Kepler was a well-known astrologer and astronomer who formed the laws of planetary motion

90. Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun — that we know of.

91. Titan

Titan is Saturn’s largest moon.

92. Callisto

One of the moons of Jupiter. 

93. Qamar

Qamar is an Arabic name that means “moon.”

94. Ra

Ra is an Egyptian name that means "the sun."

95. Ciro

Ciro is a name of Spanish origin that means “throne” or the “sun.”

96. Aten

The Aten was an aspect of Ra, the Egyptian sun god. It refers to the disc of the sun

97. Dorado

A name of Dutch origin, "Doroda" was the name given to a constellation that was founded by Dutch explorers.


98. Sun

The Sun is the star, which is the center of the solar system.

99. Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the surface of the moon.

100. Aries

Aries is one of the twelve astrological signs. 

101. Atlas

Atlas is a boy’s name of Greek origin. Atlas was a mythical Titan who carried the weight of the world on his shoulders.

It also is the name of a comet. 

102. Arthit

In Thai, Arthit means “sun.”

103. Gibbous

A gibbous moon is a moon that looks more than half lighted but less than full.

104. Calypso

Calypso is one of Saturn’s moons.

105. Pluto

Pluto is a dwarf planet.

106. Vulcan

Vulcan is a hypothetical planet that was thought to exist in an orbit somewhere between Mercury and the Sun.


107. Mercury

Mercury is the first planet from the sun. 

108. Leo

Leo is the name of a constellation and one of the 12 zodiac signs. 

109. Kuiper

The Kuiper belt is a disc in the outer solar system.

110. Rigel

Rigel is a star in the Orion constellation.

111. Castor

Castor is the second-brightest star in the Gemini constellation.

112. Arche

Arche is the name of a moon that orbits Jupiter.

113. Gunay

Gunay means “a moon that is seen in daylight.”

114. Mehr

A name of Arabic origin that means “full moon” and “sun”


115. Najm

Najm is an Arabic word that means “morning star.”

116. Pictor

Pictor is a constellation in the Southern celestial hemisphere.

117. Proteus 

In Greek mythology, Proteus is a sea god.

118. Jericho

A name of Arabic origin that translates to "city of the moon."

119. Deimos

Deimos is the god of dread and terror. 

120. Kale

Kale is a moon orbiting Jupiter.

121. Utu

Utu is the name of the ancient Mesopotamian sun god. He is also the god of justice, morality, and truth.

122. Tarvos

Tarvos, discovered by John J. Kavelaars is a prograde irregular satellite of Saturn.

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123. Artemis

Artemis is a name of Greek origin that translates to the goddess of the moon.


124. Celestina

This name is an Italian and Spanish variation of the name "Celeste."

125. Kalani

Kalani is a name of Hawaiian origin that means “the sky,” “the heavens,” or “royal one.”

126. Norma

Norma is a name of Latin origin that means “normal.” It is also a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere. Its four brightest stars are Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Eta.

127. Rhea

Rhea is the goddess of fertility and motherhood. 

128. Dione

In Greek mythology, Dione is the wife of Zeus and the mother of Aphrodite. 

129. Bianca

Bianca is the name of Uranus' moon.

130. Cordelia

Cordelia is also the name of a Uranus moon, meaning "daughter of the sea."


131. Aurora

An Aurora is a natural light display in the Earth's sky. It's also referred to as aurora borealis or the northern lights. 

132. Capella

Capella is the name for the Goat Star.

133. Celeste

Celeste means "heavenly" in Latin. 

134. Venus

Venus is the Goddess of Love. 

135. Mona

Mona is a word for "moon."

136. Luna

Luna is another word for "moon," and the name of the most celestial character in all of Harry Potter.

137. Danica

Danica is a name of Slavic and Latin origin that means "morning star."

138. Cressida

Cressida is one of Uranus' moons. 

139. Diana

Diana is the ancient Roman goddess of the hunt and the moon. 

140. Estela

In Spanish, Estela translates to "star."


141. Phoebe

One of Saturn's moons.

142. Lunetta

Similar to Luna, Lunetta means moon. 

143. Miranda

Miranda is one of Uranus' moons. 

144. Ophelia

One of Uranus' moons. 

145. Pandora

One of Saturn's moons.

146. Lani

In Hawaiian, Lani means heaven or sky.  

147. Portia

One of Uranus' moons.

148. Julia

The name Juliet is a variation of Julia. 

149. Araceli

Araceli means "altar of heaven."

150. Kamaria

In Swahili, Kamaria means "moonlight."

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