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Your child is your shooting star, your precious gem. Why not give them a name that reflects their ability to dazzle and delight? From baby names taken from the stars to constellations to jewels, the following dazzling baby names will help you bestow upon your child a sparkling, unforgettable presence.

Girl holding diamondConstellation Baby Names

You may be surprised to discover the meaning behind some of the most well-known (and not-so-well-known) constellations. If you are particularly in tune with the universe, consider naming your child after the star collections that are high in the sky during the month of their birth.

January
Caelum (The Sculptor’s Chisel)
Dorado (The Swordfish)
Orion (The Great Hunter)
Taurus (The Bull)

February
Auriga (The Charioteer)
Columba (The Dove)
Gemini
Monoceros (The Unicorn)
Pictor (The Painter’s Easel)

March
Carina (The Keel)
Lynx
Pyxis (The Compass Box)
Vela (The Sail)
Volan (The Flying Fish)

April
Antlia (The Air Pump)
Hydra (The Water Serpent)
Leo (The Lion)

May
Corvus (The Crow)
Crux (The Southern Cross)
Virgo (The Maiden)

June
Boötes (The Bear Driver)
Circinus (The Compasses)
Libra (The Beam Balance)

July
Apus (The Bird of Paradise)
Ara (The Altar)
Draco (The Dragon)
Norma (The Carpenter’s Square)

August
Corona Austrina (The Southern Crown)
Lyra (The Lyre)
Sagittarius (The Archer)

September
Aquila (The Eagle)
Cygnus (The Swan or The Northern Cross)
Delphinus (The Dolphin)
Indus (The American Indian)
Pavo (The Peacock)
Sagitta (The Arrow)

October
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)
Cepheus (Andromeda’s Father)
Grus (The Crane)
Pegasus (The Winged Horse)

November
Andromeda (The Chained Lady)
Cassiopeia (Andromeda’s Mother)
Phoenix
Pisces (The Fishes)

December
Aries (The Ram)
Eridanus (The River)
Perseus (The Hero)

Star Baby Names

Have a thing for stars? Try on one of these stunning names: Adara (Maidens), Agena (The Settled Land), Ain (Eye of the Bull), Alhena (Shining), Aludra (Maidenhead), Alula (First), Auva (The Barker), Bellatrix (Warrioress), Chara (Dear), Mira (Wonderful), Naos (Ship), Nash (Arrowhead), Nashira (Field), Regulus (Prince or Heart of the Lion), Sirius (Scorching), Skat (Leg), Syrma (Train), Talitha (Third), Zaniah (Corner).

Jewel Baby Names

Some may gleam while others sparkle, but there’s no doubt about it – jewels get noticed. From the Briolette cut of stone, to types of jewelry like Cameo and Charm, to the Carat and Clarity of gems, here are some shining possibilities for your little jewel. The color categories into which the names are separated are narrow – they simply indicate the line of the spectrum into which these gems typically fall.

Red: Carnelian, Garnet, Ruby
Orange: Hyacinth
Yellow: Citrine, Peridot
Green: Chrysolite, Jade, Malachite
Blue: Angelite, Aquamarine, Benitoite, Iolite, Sapphire, Turquoise
Purple: Almandine, Amethyst, Sugilite
Black: Ebonite, Jet, Obsidian, Onyx, Xaga
Iridescent, translucent, or multi-colored: Abalone, Alexandrite, Amber, Aragonite, Beryl, Coral, Crystal, Diamond, Jasper, Moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Topaz, Tourmaline

Twilight Baby Names

Haven’t taken a shine to any of these stunning names? There’s one more option. For fans of the Twilight saga, which has introduced the new myth that vampires sparkle, consider one of these character’s names for your burgeoning star: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, James, Jasper, Laurent, Rosalie or Victoria.

 

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