100 Best Names That Mean Star That Will Shine Brightly

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If you've ever looked up into the night sky on a clear night, you will have been wowed by the beauty of the stars shining brightly like little jewels.

Whilst there are so many different names that mean star, the name star itself simply means a luminous astronomical object found in the sky. But, beyond the science, there is something really magical about stars which we think makes them a great source of inspiration for baby names.

That's why we have put together this list of 100 baby names that mean star, perfect for your little boy or girl. Amongst these names that mean star, you can find names that mean shooting star, names meaning starlight and unisex, boy and girl names inspired by the stars. From baby names meaning star, to translations of the word star in different languages, the varied constellation names and the names of stars themselves, the night sky can provide more inspiration than you might first think.

Boy Names That Mean Star

If you love names that mean something special, take a look at these baby boy names meaning star and constellation baby names for boys.

1.Ahtahkakoop (Cree origin), meaning 'star blanket'.

2.Altair (Arabic origin), this name, meaning 'falcon' is the name of a star in the Aquila constellation.

3.Citlati (Native American origin), meaning 'an object of the space and universe'.

4.Castor (Greek origin), name of the brightest star in the Gemini constellation.

5.Caelum (Latin origin), this name, meaning 'heavenly', is the name of a constellation in the southern hemisphere.

6.Draco (Latin origin), this name, meaning 'dragon', is the name of a constellation which snakes its way through the far northern sky.

7.Hoku (Hawaiin origin), meaning 'star'.

8.Jiemba (Wiradjuri origin), meaning 'star' or 'laughing star'.

9.Hercules (Latin origin), this names, meaning 'glory of Hera', is the name of a constellation in the northern sky.

10.Leo (Latin origin), this name, meaning 'lion', is the name of one of the zodiac constellations.

11.Lucien (French origin), meaning 'bright light'.

12.Najm (Arabic origin), a beautiful name meaning 'star'.

13.Namid (Ojibwa origin), meaning 'star dancer'.

14.Orion (Greek origin), this name, meaning 'dweller on the mountain', is the name of the brightest constellation in the sky.

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15.Perseus (Greek origin), the name of a constellation which has an annual meteor shower.

16.Phoenix (Greek origin), this name, meaning 'dark red' is the name of a constellation in the southern sky.

17.Rigel (Arabic origin), meaning 'the left leg of the giant'. Rigel is the name of the brightest star in the Orion constellation.

18.Scorpius (Latin origin), this name, meaning 'scorpion' is the name of the constellation that gives its name to the Scorpio zodiac sign.

19.Shihab (Arbaic origin), meaning 'shooting star, meteor'.

20.Sirius (Latin origin), meaning 'brightest star'.

21.Sterling (English origin), this English name means 'starling, little star'.

22.Sutara (Indian origin), meaning 'holy star'.

23.Taurus (Latin origin), this name, meaning 'bull', is the name of a zodiac constellation.

24.Tarak (African origin), meaning 'morning star'.

25.Tyreeque (Berber origin), meaning 'star'.

26.Ylli (Albanian origin), a beautiful name meaning 'star'.

27.Zavier (Latin origin), meaning 'saviour' or 'bright'.

28.Zeke (Aramaic origin), meaning 'shooting star'.

Girl Names That Mean Star

There are so many star names for girls, from constellation names for girls to words that mean star in different languages, there is something for everyone on this list of girl names.

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29.Andromeda (Greek origin), this name, meaning 'ruler of men', is the name of a constellation in the northern sky.

30.Ara (Arabic and Egyptian origin), this name meaning 'rain bringer', is the name of a small constellation in the southern sky.

31.Aster (Greek origin), this is the Greek word for 'star'.

32.Astra (Latin origin), meaning 'of the stars'.

33.Astraea (Greek origin), of one many names meaning 'star', this name is a derivative of Astra.  Astraea was the Greek goddess of justice and innocence who later became the Virgo constellation.

34.Asteria (Greek origin), this is another Greek name meaning 'star'.

35.Bellatrix (Latin origin), this name, meaning 'female warrior', is the name of a star in the Orion constellation.

36.Bituin (Filipino origin), a beautiful name meaning 'star'.

37.Carina (Italian origin), this name, meaning 'beloved', is the name of the constellation which contains the brightest star in the sky.

38.Csilla (Hungarian origin), meaning 'star'.

39.Danica (Slavic origin), meaning 'morning star'.

40.Dzvezda (Macedonian origin), meaning 'star'.

41.Elanna (Christian origin), meaning 'star sun'.

42.Electra (Greek origin), meaning 'bright, shining'.

43.Estella (Spanish origin), a beautiful name meaning 'star'.

44.Estrella (Spanish origin), another word for 'star', a form of Stella.

45.Estelle (French origin), derivative of Stella meaning 'star'.

46.Esther (Hebrew origin), meaning 'star'.

47.Gemini (Latin origin), this Latin name, meaning 'twins', is the name of a constellation of the zodiac.

48.Hesper (Greek origin), meaning 'evening star'.

49.Hōkūlani (Hawaiian origin), meaning 'heavenly star'.

50.Hoshi (Japanese origin), meaning 'star'.

51.Hoshiko (Japanese origin), this name means 'star child'.

52.Iliana (Greek origin), meaning 'bright'.

53.Itri (Berber origin), meaning 'star'.

54.Izar (Basque origin), meaning 'star'.

55.Lainey (French origin), meaning 'bright or shining light'.

56.Lyra (Greek origin), this name, meaning 'lyre', is the name of the constellation that contains the star Vega.

57.Luna (Italian origin), often perceived as a star name, the name Luna actually means 'moon'.

58.Maia (Greek origin), this name, meaning 'mother' is the name of a star in the Taurus constellation.

59.Maribelle (Latin origin), a Latin name meaning 'beautiful star of the sea'.

60.Maristela (Latin origin), a beautiful name meaning 'star of the sea'.

61.Norma (English origin), this English name, meaning 'from the North', is the name of a small constellation in the southern hemisphere.

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62.Nova (Latin origin), this Latin name describes the explosion of a white dwarf star.

63.Novalise (American origin), meaning 'bright star'.

64.Phaedra (Greek origin), meaning 'bright'.

65.Phoebe (Greek origin), this name means 'brightness, shining'.

66.Réaltín (Irish origin), meaning 'little star'.

67.Roxana (Persian origin), meaning 'little star'.

68.Selina (Greek origin), this name means 'star in the sky'.

69.Seren (Welsh origin), meaning 'star'.

70.Setareh (Persian origin), meaning 'star'.

71.Sitara (Hindi origin), this name means 'morning star'.

72.Sidra (Arabic origin), meaning 'like a star'.

73.Star (Latin origin), this name simply means 'star'.

74.Starla (American origin), meaning 'a star'.

75.Starlight (English origin), meaning 'star light'.

76.Starr (English origin), this English name is an alternative spelling of 'star'.

77.Stela (Romanian origin), this name is a form of Stella, meaning 'star'.

78.Stella (Latin origin), meaning 'star'.

79.Stellaluna (Latin origin), this name means 'star and moon'.

80.Stelara (Esperanto origin), this name is a derivative of Stella, meaning 'constellation'.

81.Steren (Cornish origin), this English name means 'star'.

82.Sterre (Dutch origin), meaning 'stars'.

83.Tähti (Finnish origin), meaning 'star'.

84.Tara (Sanskrit origin), this name, meaning 'star', is also the name of a Hindu astral goddess.

85.Tana (Greek origin), meaning 'fire or star God'.

86.Ulloriaq (Greenlandic origin), meaning 'star'.

87.Vanessa (Hebrew origin), meaning 'star'.

88.Whetū (Maori origin), meaning 'star'.

89.Yildiz (Turkish origin), meaning 'star'.

90.Yulduz (Uzbek origin), meaning 'star'.

91.Zhuldyz (Uzbek origin), meaning 'star'.

92.Zornista (Bulgarian origin), meaning 'morning star'.

93.Zvjezdana (Croatian origin), this name is derived from the Croatian 'Zvijezda', meaning 'star'.

Unisex Names That Mean Star

Some names of constellations are unisex, meaning they are perfect for little baby boys or girls. Or, why not choose a unisex baby name meaning star for your new arrival?

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94.Aries (Latin origin), this name meaning 'ram' is the name of a Zodiac constellation.

95.Citali (Nahuatl origin), meaning 'star'.

96.Dara (Sanskrit origin), meaning 'star'.

97.Libra (Latin origin), this Latin name, meaning 'balance of heaven', is the name of a zodiac constellation.

98.Nthanda (Tumbuka origin), meaning 'star'.

99.Polaris (Latin origin), this is the name of the bright star above the North Pole (also known as the North Star).

100.Vega (Arabic origin), this name, meaning 'stooping eagle' is the name of one of the brightest stars in the sky, found in the Lyra constellation.

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