Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Star  

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Whether they're fascinated with the cosmos or want a baby with a dramatic flare, many prospective parents search for names meaning star for their newborns. Luckily, there are plenty of attractive names that carry the meaning. In fact, now more than ever Americans are embracing unique, obscure names. This means plenty of names from underused languages and names of specific celestial bodies will no longer be deemed "too weird" for the playground. If you're looking for some baby names that mean star, browse the list below!

What are some options when it comes to great astronomical names? Options abound in terms of naming your baby after a specific star. In fact, unisex names that mean star are often drawn from directly from the night sky. The increasingly popular Nova can be used for both boys and girls, as can Vega - the name of the brightest star in the Libra constellation. However, if you're looking specifically for boys or girls names meaning star, you have plenty of options there as well! Think about Sirius for a boy - especially if you're a Harry Potter fan - as this is the name of the brightest star visible from Earth. Girl names Stella and Estrella both translate directly to "star."

Looking for something nonconventional? There are plenty of cute names that mean star that break tradition. For the popular "z" sound, try the female Izar. From the Basque language, this term translates directly to star. With names ending in an "o" on the rise for boys, try the Hawaiian Kilo for a unique boy name. It means "One who observes the stars."  

With so many good options, you'll definitely find the perfect out of this world name for your baby. Which of these names do you like the best? Vote up your favorites below and please add any good star names you think are missing! 

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317 79
Nova

Unisex, Latin: Star that increases in brightness and fades 

2
266 66

Female, Latin: Star of the sea

3
203 66
Astara

Female, Greek: Old Greek star

4
161 60
Sirius

Male, Latin: One who is burning. A name of the Dog Star

5
93 28
Selina

Female, Greek: Star in the sky

6
96 31
Lulana

Female, African: Shining moon or a guiding star

7
87 36
ae526888 added Estelle

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104 50
Maribelle

Female, Latin: A beautiful star of the sea

9
97 48

Female, Hebrew: Star

10
88 43

Female, Gaelic: Star

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76 37
Sirius

Male, Latin: Name of the brightest star visible from Earth 

12
60 27
Elanna

Female, Christianity: The star sun; majestic being

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41 14
caroline.ottonoel added Draco

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65 35
Starla

Female, Origins Unknown: A form of Star

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69 42
Vega

Unisex, Arabic: Name of the brightest star in the Libra constellation

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52 28
Estrella

Spanish, Female: Star

17
39 25
Ammara

Female, Origin Unknown: The one who shines like a star all their life and are bitter

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57 43
Kilo

Male, Hawaiian: One who observes the stars, Daydreamer

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39 28
Seren

Female, Welsh: Star

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40 29
Polaris

Female, English/Latin: The name of the North Star

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43 33
Yuka

Unisex, Inuit: A bright Star

22
35 26
Starla

Female, English: Star

23
33 25
Maretta

Female, Latin: A star of the sea

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33 25
Meriam

Female, Hebrew: Star of the ocean

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41 34
Dara

Unisex, Sanskrit: Morning star