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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Nova Unisex, Latin: Star that increases in brightness and fades 

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Stella Female, Latin: Star of the sea

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Astara Female, Greek: Old Greek star

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Esther Female, Hebrew: Star

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

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Maribelle Female, Latin: A beautiful star of the sea

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

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Tara Female, Gaelic: Star

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Starla Female, Origins Unknown: A form of Star

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Selina Female, Greek: Star in the sky

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Elanna Female, Christianity: The star sun; majestic being

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

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Lulana Female, African: Shining moon or a guiding star

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Kilo Male, Hawaiian: One who observes the stars, Daydreamer

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Vespera Female, Gothic: The evening star. A variant of Vesper

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Citlali Male, Native American: A star; an object of the space and universe

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Dara Unisex, Sanskrit: Morning star

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Estrella Spanish, Female: Star

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Gemine Male, Latin: Two brightest stars in the constellation, Castor and Pollux

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Seren Female, Welsh: Star

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Danica Female, Slavic: Morning star

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Estel Female, French: Stars in the sky which are bright.

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Izar Female, Basque: Star 

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Maretta Female, Latin: A star of the sea

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Reeva Female, Hindi: One who guides people like a river or a star

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Castor Male, Greek: Name of the brightest star in the Gemini constellation

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Hessie Female, Persian: Star

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Galaxy Unisex, American: The great structure of the stars

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Meriam Female, Hebrew: Star of the ocean

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

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Sutara Male, Indian: Holy star

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Yuka Unisex, Inuit: A bright Star

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Aindrila Female, English: Female star

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

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Noomi Female, Hebrew: The biggest star of the space

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Tareq Male, Arabic: Morning star

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Starla Female, English: Star

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Pratha Male, Indian: In the origin or starting

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Marien Female, Hebrew/French: A graceful star of the sea

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Coster Male, English: Derived from Costermonger; Seller of Costard

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Anka Female, Origin Unknown: A shining and gracious star

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Tisyha Female, Hindi: A star from the sky

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Samay Male, Indian: The beginning or a start of something new

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Nayyar Unisex, Arabic: A bright star, one who is shining