Stargazing has been a popular pastime ever since human beings first looked up at the sky. In recent years, NASA scientists and astronomers have explored the depths of the universe to levels never believe to be possible. Now, you can bring the heavens to earth with one of these 50 space baby names. Pick your favorite or blend several together for a first and middle name that are both space related.
30 Space Baby Names for Boys
Orion is known as the hunter. It is one of the brightest constellations in the sky, and can be found by looking for the three bright stars on Orion’s belt. In Greek myths, Orion was a hunter who was the son of Poseidon. In some parts of the world, this constellation is known as Altair.
Taurus is not just one of the zodiac signs. It is also a constellation that looks like a bull. Because of this, it was named after the Latin word for bull.
The Columba constellation was named in honor of a legendary dove that supposedly warned Noah about the great flood that was coming.
Janus is one of the moons of Saturn, but there is also a part of a Roman myth. Janus was a god with two faces. One looked forward, and one looked backward. Because of this, the name Janus because the root word for January. One face looks forward toward the new year, while the other head looks backward at the previous year.
Saros is a part of a cycle where eclipses keep repeating.
Oberon is Uranus’ largest moon.
Solar is a word for anything related to the sun and is a wonderful name for a little boy.
The Orion constellation is also known as the Hunter, so you could call your son Orion or Hunter.
This is a constellation that is placed within the northern part of the sky. In Greek myths, Perseus was a Greek god who was victorious over Medusa.
Jupiter would be a remarkable name for a young boy. It is the largest planet in your solar system and is the fifth planet away from the sun. In Roman myths, Jupiter is the chief god.
Phoenix is a mythical bird that is reborn from the ashes of its past life. It is the name for a robotic spacecraft that was sent by NASA to Mars.
Castor is the name of the brightest star within the Great Twins, or Gemini, constellation. If you have twins, the names Castor and Pollux could be used since they are the two main stars in the twins constellation.
Neptune is the Greek god of the sea, but it is also the name of a planet. Since Neptune is so far away from earth, it is one of the two planets in our solar system that can never be seen with just the naked eye.
Mercury is the first planet from the sun and the name of the Roman god of messages.
Callisto is the third biggest moon in our solar system. It was named after a nymph from Greek mythology who fell in love with Zeus.
Jericho comes from an Arabic word that meant city of the moon.
Leo is a constellation that is also a zodiac sign. It means lion, and there have been 13 popes who have been named Leo.
Aries is a constellation and a zodiac sign. It is represented by a ram, and the ram comes from the story of the Golden Fleece.
While astronomers took away Pluto’s status as a planet a few years ago, they recently decided that it could be considered the ninth planet again. This planet is named after a Latin word that means God of the underworld.
Nash is a name of a star in the Sagittarius constellation. If you are looking at the sky, it is the star at the tip of the teapot’s spout.
Holmes could be a reference to Sherlock Holmes, or it could be a reference to the comet, Holmes. For a long time, Holmes was the largest non-planetary object in the solar system.
This name sounds like “airglow,” which is a name for the glow of the night sky.
Vulcan was a hypothetical planet that’s very existence was questioned for centuries. It also happens to be a species of aliens in Star Trek.
Archer is a part of the Sagittarius constellation. It is the half-man, half-horse in the constellation.
Rigel is a large star within the Orion constellation. Sailors have used this star to help them navigate the oceans for hundreds and thousands of years.
Sirius is not just an amazing character in the Harry Potter series. It also happens to be the name of the Dog Star, which is the brightest star in the night sky. If you read the Harry Potter books, you will also realize the connection between the title, “Dog Star,” and certain aspects of the Sirius character in the book.
Mars was the war god in Roman myths.
Cosmos is a word that is used to mean the entirety of the physical universe, which makes it ideal for a baby that makes up the entirety of your universe.
Apollo is the Greek god of light and fun. It also happens to be the name of a NASA program.
Atlas is a titan in Greek mythology. He is always pictured holding up the celestial sphere. He is the titan of astronomy and navigation.
30 Space Baby Names for Girls
Pandora is one of Saturn’s moons. In Greek myths, Pandora was the woman who opened up the box that contained all of the evil in the world.
This is an older name for the Theta Serpentis star system. It also happens to be a popular girl’s name in the Muslim community.
This is a moon that is revolves around Uranus. It was named after a character in a William Shakespeare play.
Bianca is an extremely popular baby’s name that hit its peak popularity in 1991. It is the name of one of Uranus’ moons and is a character in the Shakespeare play, Taming of the Shrew.
Andromeda is a galaxy and the name means ruler of man.
Lyra is a constellation that looks like a harp. It is located in the northern hemisphere and is named after a lyre from a Greek myth about Orpheus.
The name Portia was inspired from a character in the Shakespeare play, the Merchant of Venice. It is also the biggest moon of Uranus.
Nova is a kind of nuclear explosion that happens to white dwarf stars. When this happens, the star suddenly appears brighter.
Calypso is a name of a moon. In Greek myths, it is related to the Queen Nymph who was the daughter of Atlas. It is also a type of music that is popular in the West Indies.
Halley is a comet that comes back to earth about once or twice in every human lifetime.
Ariel might be a mermaid in a Disney movie, but it is also the name of one of Uranus’ brightest moons.
Libra is a zodiac sign and a constellation.
Juliet is not just a main character in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It is also a moon of Uranus and means youthful in French.
Luna is a Latin word that means moon. It is also the name of one of the most amusing characters in the Harry Potter series.
Astrid comes from a Scandinavian word that means gorgeous goddess. It is used by Swedish micro-satellites that study different parts of space.
Cassiopeia is an entire constellation in the sky. This popular baby name comes from the mother of Andromeda in a Greek myth. It can easily be shortened into nicknames like Cassie or Cass.
Venus is the second planet from the sun. It was named after a Roman goddess of love and beauty. This makes it ideal for a beautiful little girl.
Aurora is one of the prettiest names for a little girl. In fairy tales, Aurora was one of the two names used for Sleeping Beauty. In real life, an aurora is a natural phenomenon that occurs around the poles. When an aurora happens, the sky lights up in green and red colors. This name comes from the Roman goddess of the dawn. In Roman myth, her tears are what makes the dew in the morning.
Estelle, Stella or Estella are all great star-related names.
Vega is known as the Harp Star. It is the fifth brightest star located within our solar system. While the name is not super popular in the United States yet, it has already become a hit in Scandinavian nations.
Famously, Phoebe was the name of the quirky, funny friend in the sitcom Friends. When it comes to the universe, Phoebe is a moon of Saturn. It was the outermost moon for almost 100 years. It was named after a goddess in Greek mythology. In Greek myths, Phoebe was the mother of Leto and the goddess of the moon. As such, this mythological name was the perfect fit for the name of one of Saturn’s moons.
Ophelia is a famous character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Other than its role in literature, Ophelia is also a name of one of Uranus’ tiniest moons. With this type of name for your daughter, you can sure that she will be a lively child.
Elara is such a unique sounding name that we are sure this one will become popular in the next few years. In astronomy, Elara is known for being one of the moons that orbits Jupiter. Like many astral figures, it was named in honor of a Greek myth. In myths, Elara was one of the Zeus’ lovers.
Alula is a pretty name for a baby girl. It was the name of one of the first twin stars that people discovered. As such, it would be a great name if you have twin girls.
Cordelia is known as the inner moon of Uranus. It was named in honor of Queen Cordelia. In Shakespeare’s King Lear play, she was the youngest daughter of King Lear. In the story, she was known for being honest and completely loyal to her father. The name originally came from the name of a Welsh goddess known as Creddylad. That name meant jewel of the sea.
In Shakespeare’s famous play, a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania was known as the queen of fairies. In space, it is the biggest moon to orbit Uranus. You can also shorten this name to the nickname Tania.
You might not want to name your daughter galaxy, but you could name her Galexia. This is just a slight modification to the word galaxy that sounds more name-like.
Miranda was a female character in the play the Tempest by William Shakespeare. In the play, she was raised on an isolated island by her magician father. In Latin, the name means she who must be admired. In space, Miranda is one of Uranus’ five moons.
While it might sound like a stripper name, Star could also make for a lovely name for a little girl.
Solar is anything related to the sun, and solar power has become a key renewable energy source in recent years. Unfortunately, Solar does not sound like a name for a baby girl as it is. If you add an “a” at the end, it would make a pretty name for a little girl.