Best 50+ Space Baby Names
Alioth comes from Arabic roots and translates to “fat tail of the sheep.”
Alioth is the brightest star in the Great Bear constellation, Ursa Major. It’s famed for being a navigational star often used by sailors in bygone days.
Depending on the translation, Altair can mean “the flying one,” “soar,” or “bird.” The name is Arabic but has partly Greek origins.
Altair is in the Aquila constellation and is the 11th brightest star in the galaxy. It’s a space-worthy name but could be confused with a commercial airline.
Apollo was the son of Zeus and a principal deity in Greek mythology.
Apollo is known primarily in the U.S. as the NASA space program between 1961 and 1972, which took the first humans to the moon. Apollo might be too much of a burden as a first name but would make an unusual middle name.
Aries, pronounced, AYR-eez, comes from Latin.
This name is best known as the first zodiac sign “The Ram,” a constellation of brilliant stars located in the northern hemisphere. In Greek mythology, the golden ram was a sacrifice to Zeus. Despite this association, it’s more than suitable for a baby boy.
Astrophel is a literary name meaning “star lover.”
The English poet, Sir Philip Sidney, invented the name Astrophel during the 16th century when he used the name for his work, Astrophel and Stella.
Atlas is of Greek origin.
Atlas was a Greek Titan, condemned to hold up the heavens for eternity. In astronomy, Atlas is a triple star system belonging to Taurus. It’s one of the fast-rising names on the U.S. charts.
Badar is of Arabic origin and translates in English to “full moon.”
Badar is a strong name with romantic tones and meaning. It’s not common in the U.S. yet, but that could soon change.
Castor comes from Greek and means “pious one.”
Besides being known as being a labor-inducing oil, Castor is one of the twins in the Gemini constellation. It’s a mythological name with an edge. James Hatfield from Metallica gave the name to his son.
Cielo is an Italian name, translating to “sky.”
Cielo is expansive with sunny, fresh tones, exactly what you look for in an Italian name, although in the U.S, it’s uncommon.
Comet is an English word for a cosmic body of ice and gas that flies through the galaxy. As it gets close to the sun, a comet will begin to melt, releasing gas, and sometimes causing a tail.
Clement Clarke Moore named one of Santa’s reindeer Comet in the poem, The Night Before Christmas, so we believe it might be a better name for a pet than a baby.
Cupid comes from Latin and translates to “desire.”
Cupid is the famous Roman god of love, known for his diaper and shooting with a bow and arrows of love. Cupid is also the name of one of Santa’s reindeer.
It is now the name of one of Uranus’ moons, first sighted in 2003.
Donati is of Latin roots and means “given by God.”
Donati is the name of a long-period comet, named after Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Donati. First seen in 1858 — it was the first comet ever photographed.
Draco, in Greek, means “dragon.”
Draco is the name of a constellation in the northern sky. However, it’s probably more known as the name of Harry Potter’s sneering nemesis.
Elio, pronounced EH-lyoh, is derived from Spanish and Italian origins and is their version of the Greek sun god.
Elio is a spirited name, with lots of flair and finesse. It’s a common name in France at the moment, where it ranks in the top 250.
Finlay is of Irish roots and means “fair-haired hero.”
Finlay is the name of a famous South African astronomer, William Henry Finlay. With this name, you have lots of opportunities to be creative. You can spell it Finlay or Finley, and use the cute nickname, Finn.
Galileo is an authentic Italian name, meaning “from Galilee.”
Galileo is the well-known name of Renaissance astronomer and mathematician. Following the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, it gained some popularity in the U.S. Still, it may be better as a middle name.
Hamal is an Arabic word meaning “lamb.”
Hamal is the name of the brightest star in the Aries constellation. It’s a stellar alternative to the popular Jamal.
Hesperos is of Greek origin and is the personification of Venus.
Hesperos became a famed name following the poem by Longfellow. However, some will associate the name with the expression “you look like the wreck of Hesperus,” which means disheveled.
Hoku is a Hawaiian word for “star.”
Hoku sounds as tropical as its birthplace and is suitable for both boys and girls.
Holmes is an English boy’s name meaning “from the island in the river.”
Holmes is recognizable for the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. It’s also the name of a periodic comet, traveling through our solar system.
Izar is of Basque origin and appropriately translates to “star,” as the name was allocated to a binary star in the northern constellation of Boötes.
Izar is usually a girl’s name in Europe, but in the U.S., parents seem to favor it for boys.
Janus is Greek, meaning “gateway.”
Janus was an ancient Roman god who represented transitions and new beginnings. It’s perfect for a baby boy born in the month named after him, January. Janus is also the name of a moon belonging to Saturn.
Jupiter was the chief Roman god, equivalent to Zeus in Greek mythology.
Jupiter is the name of the fifth planet from the sun. The name was considered too grandiose or hippie-like for a mortal boy. But times are changing, and Jupiter is beginning to gain popularity in the U.S.
Kepler is of German origin.
Kepler, pronounced kep-luhr, was the name of a 17th-century polymath, Johannes Kepler, who unearthed the laws of planetary motion. It’s a favored surname in Germany but could be a cute name for a baby boy in the U.S.
Kuiper is of Dutch roots and means “cooper.” Kuiper is pronounced ky-per. It’s often translated to Cooper in English-speaking countries.
Kuiper is the name of a small band of space rocks, floating near Neptune. It’s also the surname of a famous astronomer who founded the Lunar and Planetary Lab in Arizona, Gerald Kuiper.
Leo is of Latin and German roots and means “lion.”
Leo has been a popular name since the time of the Romans. It has always been a favorable nickname for boys named Leon, Leopold, and Leonardo.
Most of us associate Leo with an astrological star sign, and a northern constellation depicting a lion.
Lintang is an Indonesian name that translates to “star.”
Although Lintang has an original sound to it, it might be too exotic for a Western-world baby. Still, it has a stellar meaning and could work as an intriguing middle name.
Meteor is an English name that astronomers give to small metallic or rocky bodies that shoot through the galaxy.
Meteors are slightly smaller than asteroids. This name would undoubtedly be unique within your child’s peer group.
Namid is of Native-American roots and means “star dancer.”
Namid is a beautiful name with an even better meaning. It has an exotic, middle-eastern sound to it. It’s a rare name but, with its beautiful translation, it’s attractive and not entirely over the top.
In Roman mythology, Neptune was the famed god of the sea and earthquakes. He’s the Roman variant of Poseidon.
In astrology, Neptune is the seventh planet from the sun, making it one of the coldest planets in our solar system.
Oberon is of English origin and translates to “noble” or “bearlike.”
Shakespeare used Oberon for a character in the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Oberon is also a moon belonging to Uranus. If you prefer, you can use the spelling variant, Auberon.
Orion stems from Greek roots.
Orion is famous for being the rising star — the name contains both celestial and mythical overtones. In Greek mythology, Orion was a hunter who pursued the daughters of Atlas, and who was later slain by Artemis. Zeus then placed him as the brightest constellation in the sky.
Perseus is a prominent name from Greek mythology.
Perseus was a godly hero in Greek legends — he was one of Zeus’ sons. Perhaps the most famous of his victories was beheading the gorgon Medusa and then gifting her head to Athena. In astronomy, Perseus is a constellation found in the northern sky.
The name Phoenix comes from Greek mythology and means “dark red.”
Phoenix is one of the minor constellations found in the southern sky. The legendary phoenix bird has become a symbol of immortality. The name is becoming quite favored in the celebrity world.
Pluto stems from ancient Greece and relates to “rich.” In Roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld.
The name belongs to a planet in the Kuiper belt. When Pluto was discovered in 1930, it was considered the ninth planet. Today, however, Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet.
Pollux is a Greek word meaning “crown.”
Pollux, in Greek mythology, was the name of Castor’s twin brother, making him the other twin in the Gemini constellation. Pollux could be a cool name in our modern world — the “x” gives it an edge.
Qamar comes from the Arabic word for “moon.”
Qamar is pronounced kah-mar and is a wonderful alternative to Omar. Qamar is quite edgy, great if you’re seeking a memorable name for your baby boy.
Rasalas is another name with Arabic roots, but this one signifies “the northern star of the lion’s head.”
Rasalas is an exotic-sounding name used for a star within the Leo constellation. It’s one of the rarer Arabic names for boys, which is fantastic for modern parents.
Regulus comes from Latin for “prince.”
Regulus was a name used for a character in the Harry Potter stories and is also the name of the brightest star in the Leo constellation. Regulus sounds unusual, but you could always go with the nickname Reggie.
Rigel is Arabic and means “foot.”
Rigel is a dazzling star in the constellation of Orion. Though not a common pick for a boy’s name, we think it may be a quirky alternative to “Nigel.”
Sabik derives from Arabic for “one who comes first.”
Besides being the perfect name for a first-born, Sabik is a star in Ophiuchus. The name represents new beginnings, and it’s unique for parents who want their child to have a standout name.
Samson comes from Hebrew and translates to “Sun.”
Samson is likely to do quite well, seeing the popularity of Samuel and the highly sought-after nickname Sam. According to Hebrew legends, Samson was a strong champion in Israel, who fought against the Philistines. The name is slowly separating itself from that association.
In Roman mythology, Saturn was the god of agriculture.
When all the names on earth don’t seem to fit, jump six planets over. Saturn is a peculiar name for a baby boy, but not entirely unusable.
The name Sirius comes from Latin origin and signifies “burning.”
Sirius is mostly associated with two things, the character from Harry Potter or the brightest star in the galaxy. Sirius might be better suited as a middle name.
Sol is Spanish for “sun.”
Sol, pronounced sahl, is an excellent name for a baby boy. It has those old-school vibes that many parents are craving these days.
Taurus is Latin in origin and means “bull.”
Taurus is a constellation found in the northern hemisphere. It’s also a sign of the zodiac. Taurus would make a great name for a fiery little dude, but try your best to stick to the nickname Taw or Russ, not Bull.
Titan is a Greek mythology name meaning “leader.”
The name stems from the Titans — a band of powerful, immortal giants. If we take a trip to Saturn, it’s the name of its largest moon. Titan isn’t common, though, it ranks in the top 1000.
West is an English word name.
West is probably one of the more popular direction names, along with North, thanks to Kim Kardashian. West is a common surname, but more parents are choosing it for a middle name, while a daring few put it first. It’s a name that will turn heads.
Wolf is a common Native American name.
Some see Wolf exclusively as an animal name. It may be popular because of the nature of the animal, strong, loyal, monogamous, and social. In astronomy, Wolf (Wolf-Rayet) is a type of rare star, emitting scorching gasses.
Zenith is an English word for “the highest or crowning point.”
Zenith represents the point of the celestial sphere that’s directly above an observer on earth. Although the meaning isn’t intergalactic-interesting, the name is quite lovely. It sounds like an edgy version of Dennis.
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