Astronomy, Female, J names, Kin/Family, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Sky/Heavens, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Jupiter

Jupiter is the name of the chief god of Roman mythology and the Roman counterpart of Zeus in Greek myth, as well as the name of a planet named after him. Traditonally a male name, it has been used as a female name for the 2015 sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending. Does that automatically make it a unisex… Continue reading Jupiter

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Arabic, Astronomy, German/Germanic, Male, Physical Attributes, R names, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Word names

Rigel

Rigel is the name of a blue supergiant star in the Orion constellaton. The name comes from Arabic rijl meaning "foot, leg" from Rijl Jauzah al Yusra "the left leg of Jauzah", (Jauzah being the Arabic name of Orion from Greek mythology) though it's also been called rijl al-gabbar (leg of the great one) also spelled Algebar and Elgebar in English. Rigel is also a surname though… Continue reading Rigel

Astronomy, Color, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, R names, Red/Crimson, Sanskrit, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes

Rohini

Rohini is an Indian female name and another name for Aldebaran, the name of the brightest star in the Taurus constellation. Rohini means "the red one" and is the name of the principal wife of Krishna in Hindu mythology, who was the avatar of the god Vishnu, as well as the name of a consort of the moond god Chandra. I've… Continue reading Rohini

Astronomy, Female, G names, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Roman mythology, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Zodiac

Gemini

Gemini is the name of the third sign of the zodiac and a constellation which represents twins Castor and Pollux, who had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers: Pollux was the son of Zeus while Castor's father was the Spartan king Tyndareus. The name comes from Latin geminī meaning "twins" from geminus (twin; double, paired), possibly deriving from PIE *yem- (to pair, match). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Geminus (Ancient Roman)… Continue reading Gemini

Astronomy, Female, Male, N names, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Nova

Nova refers to a star that suddenly becomes bright before eventually fading back to its original intensity. The name comes from Latin novus meaning "new" derived from Proto-Indo-European *néwos (new). Nova could also be a short form of Novalee, a female given name combining Nova with Lee, which derives from Old English lēah (woodland, clearing, meadow). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Novalee (English) Novalie… Continue reading Nova

A names, Animals, Astronomy, Birds, Black/Dark, Color, Eagle, Female, Latin, Male, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Aquila

Aquila comes from an Ancient Roman cognomen meaning "eagle" from Latin aquila derived from aquilus (black, dark-colored). It's the name of a constellation, the name of a genus of eagles, as well as a surname derived from the given name. Although Aquila was traditionally a masculine name in Ancient Roman (with Aquilina being its feminine form), it has been… Continue reading Aquila

Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Coptic, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, K names, Late Roman, Latin, Mythology, Numbers, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Karina

Karina is either a variant spelling of Carina, a Late Latin name derived from carus meaning "dear, beloved" though it may also be from Latin carina meaning "keel", referring to the keel of a ship and is also the name of a constellation. In Greek myth, Carina is the name of the keel of the ship Argo Navis, which is also the name of… Continue reading Karina

A names, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes

Andromeda

Andromeda was the name of an Ethiopian princess in Greek mythology, whose mother Cassiopeia's boast that her daughter was more beautiful than the Nereids (the daughters of the sea god Nereus) led to Poisedon sending the sea-monster Cetus to destroy the coast of Ethiopia for revenge. The only way to stop it was to chain Andromeda to a… Continue reading Andromeda

Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, P names, Stars/Constellation

Perseus

Perseus is a hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Danaë, a princess of Argos and daughter of King Acrisius. Her father had been told by an oracle that his daughter would have a son who would kill him and in response Acrisius imprisoned her either in a high tower or a tomb.… Continue reading Perseus

Astronomy, C names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Caelum

Caelum is the name of a faint constellation formerly known as Caelum Scalptorium "the engraver's chisel". It comes from Latin meaning "chisel" though Caelum also means "heaven, sky, atmosphere, climate" as well. The former derives from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂eyd- (cut, hew, strike) whilte the latter also comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word of uncertain meaning. The pronounciation is kind of tricky though.… Continue reading Caelum

A names, Animals, Astronomy, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse, Old Norse, Proto-Indo-European, Ram, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Water, Zodiac

Aries

Aries is the name of a constellation as well as being the first sign of the zodiac. In Greek mythology it represented the golden ram who was sent by the cloud nymph Nephele to rescue her children, Phrixus and Helle, from being sacrificed due to the machinations of their evil stepmother, Ino. As the ram… Continue reading Aries

Animals, Astronomy, C names, Female, Goat, Latin, Male, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Zodiac

Capricorn

Capricorn comes from Latin Capricornus meaning "horned goat" or "having horns like a goat" from Latin capra (goat) and cornu (horn), the name originally referring to a mythical hybrid of a goat fish, a half-goat, half-fish creature with its top half that of a goat and its lower half of a fish. It's the name of a both a constellation and… Continue reading Capricorn

A names, Ancient Greek, Armenian, Astronomy, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Korean, Latin, Male, Mythology, Nickname names, Place names, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ara

Ara is the Latin word for "altar" as well as the name of a constellation in the southern hemisphere. According to Greek mythology, it received its name when the Greek gods overthrew the Titans and the smoke from the altar was what the Milky Way represented. Other possible meanings in Latin are "refuge" and "protection,… Continue reading Ara

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Apple/Apple tree, Astronomy, Egyptian, Female, Fish, Food, German/Germanic, Japanese, Korean, M names, Male, Nickname names, Persian, Portuguese, Rice, Sanskrit, Sky/Heavens, Spanish, Stars/Constellation, Surname names, Unisex, Vegetables, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mina

Mina is an Indian female name meaning "fish" in Sanskrit, as well as used as the Sanskrit term for the constellation Pisces; Minali is a variant of the name meaning "fish catcher". It's also a short form of Wilhelmina, the feminine form of Wilhelm, a German cognate of William meaning "wilfull protection" or "desiring protection" from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Mina… Continue reading Mina

Bright/Clear, Female, H names, Japanese, Light, Male, Nature, Physical Attributes, Seasons, Stars/Constellation, Sun, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Hikaru

Hikaru is a Japanese unisex name meaning "light" with the kanji 光 or "brightness" with the kanji 輝. Because it's a unisex name, some kanji characters are used specifically for females while others are used for males only. Some kanji characters used for females are: 光佳留 "light + beautiful, good, excellent + to stay, to… Continue reading Hikaru

Battle/War, Bright/Clear, Coconut, Earth, Food, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Numbers, S names, Sky/Heavens, Sound, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes

Seiya

Seiya is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used. Some meanings I could find are: 世哉 "world, generation"; 星矢 "star, planet, heavenly body + arrow"; 清耶 "clear, distinct, apparent, pure + father"; 正夜 "correct, righteous + night"; 生八 "life, existence, being + eight"; 成也 "to become, to succeed, accomplish + to be, also, too"; 声弥 "voice + extensive, full, complete"; 盛哉 "prosper"; 聖野 "holy, sacred… Continue reading Seiya

Ancient Egyptian, Astronomy, Earth, Female, Greek, Greek mythology, Hebrew, Hindu mythology, Japanese, Latin, M names, Male, Maori, Mythological creatures, Mythology, Nature, Night/Evening, Numbers, Nymphs, Roman mythology, Sanskrit, Stars/Constellation, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Maya, Maia

Maya is the name of the Mayan civilization and its people, a Mesoamerican civilization that stretched out in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemela, El Salvador, and Honduras, though it's of unknown meaning.  Maya is also an Indian girl's name meaning "illusion" or "magic" in Sanskrit, featuring as a concept in Hinduism and Buddhism. In Hindu mythology,… Continue reading Maya, Maia