The moon has long been a source of fascination for artists, writers and scientists.
Astrology has experienced a surge of interest in the last few years, perhaps you've even looked up your partner or children's birth chart to explore aspects of their personality? Even if you don't totally buy into it, a little magic and mysticism can be fun, when your baby's name can mean a star that shines brightly, and there are some beautiful names linked to the moon and its cosmic friends, plus baby names inspired by the wind, sky and air.
With Luna skyrocketing up the charts, read on to discover our list of moon inspired baby names that you might not have already heard.
Magical Girls' Names That Mean Moon
1. Aitne (Greek Origin) One of the many moons of Jupiter.
2. Altalune (Latin Origin) Meaning 'over the moon'.
3. Amaris (Hebrew and Irish Origin) Meaning 'given by God' in Hebrew and 'child of the moon' in Old Irish.
4.Astra (Latin Origin) Meaning 'from the stars'.
5. Astraea (Greek Origin) From Greek mythology, Astraea was the goddess of justice and innocence and she later became the constellation Virgo, her name means 'star'.
6. Aurora (Roman Origin) A Roman goddess whose tears turned into the morning dew, Aurora is also the scientific term for the famous Northern Lights 'Aurora Borealis'.
7. Ayla (Hebrew Origin) Meaning 'moonglow'.
8. Aysel (Turkish Origin) Super popular in the '80s and '90s, this name means 'moon flood'.
9. Carme (Greek Origin) One of Jupiter's moons, only named in 1975 and named after Carme the Cretan Demi-Goddess of the harvest, sometimes spelt 'Karme', and derived from 'karma'.
10. Celestial (Latin Origin) Meaning 'of the heavens, planets or stars'.
11. Celimene (Latin and Greek Origin) Celimene was invented by the 17th-century French playwright Moliére, it is believed to be a mix of Latin and Greek words, meaning heavenly, moon and strength.
12. Chantara (Khmer Origin) Derived from the language of the ancient Khmer Kingdom in Cambodia, meaning 'moon water'.
13. Clementine (Latin Origin) Clementine was a spacecraft sent to the moon in 1994, to make observations and gather multi-spectral images of the moon's surface.
14. Cordelia (Latin Origin) Cordelia is the inner moon of Uranus, and also one of the characters from cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for another sci-fi angle!
15. Cressida (Greek Origin) One of Uranus' moons, thought to be created by Shakespeare for his play- 'Troilus and Cressida'.
16. Deva (Hindi Origin) Deva is the name of the Hindu moon goddess and means brightness or radiance.
17. Diana (Roman Origin) Diana was the Roman goddess of the moon.
18. Dione (Greek Origin) Meaning 'divine queen' in Ancient Greek, Dione is one of Saturn's moons, and in Greek mythology- the mother of Aphrodite.
19. Elara (Greek Origin) Another one of Jupiter's many moons, Elara was also a Greek mythological character.
20. Ersa (Greek Origin) Ersa is the Goddess of the morning dew.
21. Esmeray (Turkish Origin) Esmeray means 'dark moon'.
22. Hala (Arabic Origin) Meaning 'the aura of light around the moon'.
23. Hesper (Greek Origin) A Greek name that simply means 'evening star'.
24. Jaci (Tupi-Gurani Origin) The ancient god or goddess of the moon, according to Tupi-Gurani mythology.
25. Jacira (Tupi-Gurani Origin) Jacira name is made up of two words from the Tupi language, translating to 'moon' and 'honey'.
26. Juliet (English and French Origin) Juliet is one of the moons of Uranus. The French spelling is Juliette, with emphasis on the last syllable.
27. Kamaria (African Origin) Meaning 'bright as the moon, like the moon' in Swahili, in some translations it is also simply 'moonlight'.
28. Lucine (Armenian Origin) Simply translated from 'moon', it can also be spelt 'Lusin'.
29. Luna (Latin Origin) Luna is derived from the Latin word 'Lunatics', meaning moonstruck. In both Spanish and Italian Luna is the direct translation of the moon. Luna was also the Roman goddess of the moon.
30. Lyra (Greek Origin) This constellation in the northern sky was named Lyra, as it is thought to look just like the lyre ( a small handheld harp) of Orpheus.
31. Mahina (Polynesian Origin) Meaning moon- and derived from the Hawaiian moon goddess Hina. Hina was said to be so beautiful that she was constantly being bothered by everyone- so she ran away to the moon to finally find some peace and quiet!
32. Maia (Greek Origin) One of the 'seven sisters' a group of stars that make up a huge star constellation known also as 'the Pleiades'.
33. Mayar (Arabic and Hebrew Origin) In both Hebrew and Arabic translations Mayar is thought to mean 'moonglow'.
34. Mona (Arabic, Old English and Irish Origin) In old English this name simply means 'moon,' but in Arabic Mona means 'a wish or desire' and in it's Irish and Gaelic origin it means 'noble or aristocratic'.
35. Nashira (Arabic Origin) A giant star in Capricorn, the meaning is 'the bearer of good news'.
36. Neoma (Greek Origin) Meaning 'new moon'.
37. Nikini (Sri Lankan Origin) Meaning 'full moon in August'.
38. Nokomis (Native American) Meaning, Daughter of the moon
39. Pandia (Greek Origin) Believed to be the Goddess of the Full Moon, from the Greek word 'Pandeia' meaning 'all brightness'
40. Selene (Greek Origin) The Greek goddess of the moon, usually depicted riding a chariot with two winged horses.
41. Stella (Latin Origin) Meaning 'Star'
42. Yemoja (African Origin) The African goddess of the ocean, who also presides over the moon, and takes care of pregnant women- she is of the Yoruba tribe and takes the form of a mermaid.
Mystical Boys' Names That Mean Moon
43. Aibek (Turkish Origin) A name of Turkish origin, Aibek means 'the master of the moon'.
44. Aku (Babylonian Origin) Meaning 'moon god'
45. Apollo (Greek Origin) Apollo was the god music, poetry, light, prophecy, and medicine. Apollo 11 was the first (and only!) manned mission to land on the Earths moon.
46. Archer (English Origin) The image of the Archer can be seen among the stars as part of the largest constellation in the Southern Hemisphere- Sagittarius.
47. Artemis (Greek Origin) Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, by naming your son after this goddess it was hoped that he would protect and provide for his family.
48. Atlas (Greek Origin) The Greek God of travel and astronomy.
49. Badar (Arabic Origin) Badar means 'full moon'.
50. Badru (Egyptian Origin) Meaning 'born during a full moon'.
51. Buzz (American Origin) Buzz Aldrin gave way to Buzz Lightyear, and thus a name that will forever be associated with rockets, adventure, and the moon!
52. Cosmo (Greek Origin) Meaning 'relating to the world or the universe'.
53. Francisco (Spanish Origin) One of Uranus' many moons.
54. Galileo (Italian and Latin Origin) The famous Renaissance astronomer, could also be shortened to Leo-another astrological name.
55. Iah (Egyptian Origin) The god of the moon in Egyptian mythology, Iah simply translates to 'moon'.
56. Jericho (Hebrew Origin) From the Hebrew word 'yareakh' and translates to 'city of the moon'.
57. Jiemba (Aboriginal Australian Origin) Meaning 'laughing star' in the Wiradjuri language, this is in reference to the planet Venus, also known as the morning star.
58. Kalyke (Greek Origin) Another of Jupiter's many moons.
59. Koray (Turkish Origin) Meaning 'ember moon'.
60. Luan (Albanian, Gaelic, Vietnamese and Portuguese Origin) Thought to originate in Portugal, where Luan means 'moon', this also has some other supposed origins, in Albanian it means 'lion', Vietnamese- 'justice and ethics' and as a Gaelic name it means both 'hound and warrior'.
61. Narvi (Norse Origin) One of Saturn's moons, and also features in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
62. Neil (Gaelic Origin) Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon, we couldn't leave Neil off the list!
63. Oberon (English Origin) As with all of Uranus' moons, Oberon is a character from one of Shakespeare's plays, in this case, he was King of the fairies in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream'.
64. Orion (Greek Origin) One of the brightest constellations in the night sky.
65. Qamar (Arabic Origin) Simply means 'moon'.
66. Quacey (Scottish Origin) Meaning 'moonlight'.
67. Sao (Japanese Origin) Sao is one of Neptune's 14 moons.
68. Saros (Babylonian and Greek Origin) From the term 'Saros Cycle' which is the name given to the period of time used to predict eclipses, both lunar and solar.
69. Titan (Greek Origin) Titan is Saturn's largest moon, Titan's were also the first generation of gods, who ruled before the Olympians.
70. Tuncay (Turkish Origin) Meaning 'bronze moon'.
71. Zenith (Arabic Origin) The Zenith is the highest point on the celestial sphere, a complex tool used by astronomers to chart positions and angles of the planets.
Gender Neutral Space Names
72. Ariel (Hebrew Origin) Ariel is the brightest moon in Uranus.
73. Hadley (English Origin) Named after the English Mathematician John Hadley, this one of the mountains on the moon, and was the landing site for the Apollo 15 expedition.
74. Hoku (Hawaiian Origin) Hoku simply means 'star'.
75. Hunter (English Origin) The hunter's moon is the first moon to appear after the harvest moon- usually in October.
76. Ilkay (Turkish Origin) Meaning 'New moon'.
77. Indu (Indian Origin) In Sanskrit, Indu translates to 'bright drop' and is another way to say moon.
78. Io (Greek Origin) Io (pronounced eye-oh) is Jupiter's largest moon, and also the star of the 2019 sci-fi movie of the same name.
79. Jura (Celtic Origin) Jura is a mountain range, both here on Earth and way up on the moon.
80. Lux (Latin Origin) A name of Latin origin, Lux simply means 'light', a cool and simple name for your little one.
81. Mars (French Origin) The name of Roman God of war, and also Erykah Babu's daughter.
82. Mika (Aboriginal Australian Origin) Meaning 'moon' and 'month' in the Nyungar language.
83. Moon (Old English and Latin Origin) Perhaps a little on the nose, but Moon could be a gorgeous name, evoking the ethereal full moon itself. Frank Zappa famously named his daughter Moon Unit, and she says she has always loved her name!
84.Nova (Greek Origin) A type of star that after suddenly glowing very brightly, will fade, like a distant firework.
85. Nyx (Greek Origin) Nyx was the goddess of the night and daughter of Chaos.
86. Phoenix (Greek Origin) The robotic spacecraft that was sent to explore Mars, the word phoenix means 'deep red'.
87. Rook (English Origin) The Montes Rook is a mountain range going all the way from our side of the moon to the farthest side, named after the English astronomer Lawrence Rook.
88. Seven (Hebrew Origin) Meaning 'completion and perfection', Seven of Nine is also a character from Star Trek.
89. Solo (English Origin) An intergalactic name for any Star Wars enthusiast parents-to-be!
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