The meanings behind celestial names are related to stars, planets and the night sky. Parents seeking a celestial baby name may choose names like Luna or Orion for their new baby.
Pamela Redmond of the baby name site Nameberry tells TODAY.com that she is seeing more celestial baby names recently.
"Names like Luna and Leo — a constellation — (are) among the hottest names for babies right now," Redmond says. "Other risers include Celeste and Nova."
Redmond says that parents who use celestial baby names for their first child may name their subsequent children along a related theme, such as moon names or star names.
“Parents (might also choose) a broader theme, such as nature names, mythological names or astrological names,” she says.
Top 5 Celestial Names And Meanings For Girls
Celebrities who have chosen a celestial name for their daughter include Luna (Chrissy Teigen), Aurora (Troian Bellisario), Phoebe (Bill Gates) and Nova (Diane Kruger). The top five celestial names for girls include:
- Luna — “moon”
- Aurora — “dawn”
- Phoebe — “radiant, shining one”
- Nova — “new”
- Celeste — “heavenly”
Top 5 Celestial Names And Meanings For Boys
Celebrities who have chosen a celestial name for their son include Atlas (Shay Mitchell), Leo (Alec Baldwin), Phoenix (Paris Hilton) and Asher (Shay Mooney). The top five celestial names for boys include:
- Atlas — “bearer of the heavens”
- Leo — “lion”
- Orion — “boundary, limit”
- Phoenix — “dark red”
- Ash — “ash tree”
80 Celestial Baby Names
Still not sure what name works best for your bundle of joy? Consider one of these 80 celestial baby names for boys and girls:
- Jupiter (male)