Marie Lodi
July 14, 2016 6:18 pm

The name Aurora, which is one of this year’s most popular names according to Nameberry, can be associated with the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. As other names like Olivia and Ava are currently trending, monikers inspired by planets or celestial bodies seem to be more rare these days.

Want to give your future little one a unique name? If you’re a total space nerd or a fan of Neil Degrasse Tyson, perhaps you should look to the stars for your next baby name. Here are 10 baby names inspired by celestial bodies and the cosmic realm.


This moon-inspired name was given to the baby girls of both Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and Penelope Cruz and Javier Barden. It might also be a good one for a space-loving Harry Potter fan. Luna Lovegood, anyone?


Celeste is a gorgeous, classic name that has been in the top 1000 since 1880.


Chris Noth, aka Sex and the City’s Mr. Big, gave this constellation-inspired name to his son.


Thinking about looking towards the planets for name inspo? Erykah Badu named her daughter Mars.


Typically used for boys, this Greek-influenced name might make you think of a certain Seinfeld character.


A nova is a type of star that burns bright and would make a gorgeous name for a baby girl.


Any child who has this powerful solar system-inspired name would definitely be a ~star~.


This is another powerful, astronomy-inspired name that is also a Harry Potter character. Coincidence?


There are so many cool-sounding planets to choose from, but Jupiter would make an adorable choice for a baby boy.

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