Abhijit

Abhijit is an Indian male name meaning “victorious” and is the Sanskrit name for Vega, the brightest star in the Lyra constellation. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Abhijeet (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali) Abhijeeta (Indian, Hindi)  

Suha

Suha is an Arabic female name meaning “forgotten” or “neglected”; it’s the Arabic name of the Alcor star in the Ursa Major constellation which could only be seen by a very sharp eye in the night sky (hence the meaning of the name). I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “little star” or “little planet” but…

Norma

Norma is a female given name which seems to have first been used by Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini for his opera Norma (1831). He may have possibly based it from Latin norma meaning “rule; standard, pattern; a carpenter’s square”, though it could also be used as a feminine form of Norman which comes from an English surname, a byname originally given to those…

Pavo

Pavo is a Latin word meaning “peacock” via Ancient Greek taos (peacock) which derives from an unknown origin though perhaps from Tamil. It’s also possible that it is onomatopoeic, deriving from Latin paupulo. Pavo is also the Croatian short form of Pavao, the Croatian form of Paul meaning “small” or “humble” via Latin paulus (little, small) which derives from a PIE root word, *peh₂w- (few, little). Pavo…

Libra

Libra is the name of one of the signs of the Zodiac as well as the name of a constellation. The name comes from Latin libra meaning “pair of scales, balance” which seems to be derived from a Mediterranean word, *lithra-.    

Taurus

Taurus is the name of a constellation as well as a sign of one of the zodiacs. It comes from Latin taurus meaning “bull” derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Taura (English)  

Antar

Antar (عنتر) is an Arabic male name meaning “brave, courageous” and “bold”, though it’s also a Persian word meaning “baboon”. Antarah is a variant of the name and is the name of a pre-Islamic Arab knight and poet whose father was a respected warrior of the Banu Abs, an ancient Bedouin tribe, and whose mother was a…

Tiranna

Tiranna was the Akkadian and Sumerian name for the Vega star possibly meaning “life of heaven” or “rainbow”. Tiranna is also an Italian word, the feminine singular form of tiranno derived from Ancient Greek turannos meaning “tyrant” or “tyrannical” which comes from an uncertain etymology though perhaps borrowed from a Lydian word or one of the other languages…

Kaito

Kaito is a Japanese unisex name (though far more popular for men) with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 斗 “Big Dipper; dipper, ladle” (海斗); kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 翔“soar, fly” (海翔); kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 人 “person” (海人); kai 海 “sea, ocean” + to 都 “metropolis, capital, all, everything” (海都); kai 魁 “charging ahead of…