73 Sun Goddess Names From All Over The World!

Akinwalere Olaleye
Feb 24, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 17, 2022
Edited by Ashima Jain
Fact-checked by Naman Khanna
Sun goddess names draw inspiration from history as well as the mythology of Greeks.
Age: 0-99
Read time: 9.2 Min

In the universe, various myths are associated with the heat of the rays of the sun.

Many cultures have myths that a sunrise marks the end of negativity. Whereas, after sunset, some people believe that evil powers come to the fore.

Shamash, Lugh, Amaterasu, Tonatiuh, Sunna, and Arinna are some of the popular names. Many people who worship in life must be familiar with these names as they hold great importance.

Greek Sun Goddess Names

Greek mythology is something that is famous across the world. Each and every god in Greek mythology plays a major role.

Achilles (Greek Origin) means 'pain'. The fabled Trojan War warrior was killed by an arrow struck in the heel.

Adonis (Greek Origin), meaning 'one of the solar deities', is a golden name for a beautiful baby boy.

Ajax (Greek Origin) means 'mourner'. The epic poetry, The Illiad, tells the story of Ajax, a Greek military hero. A powerful name like the Norse goddess of the sun, Sunna.

Alectrona (Greek Origin), meaning 'goddess of the sun', was also the goddess of daybreak or rising from slumber. She was also known as the daughter of the sun. Being the daughter of the sun means that she owned great power.

Alexander (Greek Origin), meaning 'to protect', is very popular in history. The great king of Macedonia was named after this. A great name choice for a solar deity.

Anastasia (Greek Origin), meaning 'will rise again or resurrect', is one of the Greek girl names whose popularity has grown over the years. It will surely stay in your head for long.

Andreas (Greek ), meaning 'strong and Brave', is popular throughout Europe, and it would be a unique way to honor a family member named Andrew or Andrea.

Aphrodite (Greek Origin), meaning 'moral and virtuous', is an ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty.

Apollo (Greek Origin), meaning 'very handsome', according to Greek mythology, was the golden name of god of prophecy, medicine, law, art, music, beauty, and wisdom.

Ariadne (Greek Origin), meaning 'most holey', was given to King Minos.

Artemis (Greek Origin), meaning 'goddess of wild animals', was originally a female name, but due to its masculine tone, it is now used for boys who will shine like a rising sun across the sky.

Athena (Greek Origin), meaning 'attention and respect', was the golden name of the god of war and wisdom. A suitable name for a young queen.

Cassandra (Greek Origin) means 'having insight'. Apollo bestowed the gift of prophecy to him.

Daphne (Greek Origin) means 'a Greek water nymph'. According to Greek mythology, it means 'goddess of philosophy'. A name which is as bright as the rays of the sun,

Helios (Greek Origin), meaning 'god of sun', is the god and personification of the sun. Helius is a Latinized version of Helios. The sister of Helios was called the moon goddess. A great name for your little queen.

Iris (Greek Origin), meaning, 'from the rainbow and a messenger of god', is referred to as the goddess of the rainbow. It is a beautiful and colorful name for a son.

Jason (Greek Origin), meaning 'healer', comes from a Greekknown for his role as the Argonauts' leader. One of the most popular names related to a sun god across the sky which could be suitable for a son.

Penelope (Greek Origin), meaning 'a weaver of thread', is a fantastic name if you want something easy yet famous. A name as bright as the rays of the sun.

Phoebe (Greek Origin), meaning 'bright', was popularized by Phoebe Buffay, a popular 'Friends' character. A great name for one of the sun gods.

Thalia (Greek Origin), meaning 'to flourish', appears twice in Greek mythology.

Japan Sun Goddess Names

Akari (Japanese Origin), meaning 'light’, is very popular in Japan, both as a name and as a surname.

Akira (Japanese Origin), meaning 'clear and bright', is a gender-neutral name. A name dedicated to the goddess of light.

Amaterasu-Ōmikami (Japanese Origin), meaning 'goddess of sun', according to Japanese mythology, is the goddess of the sun. Indeed a great name for the goddess of light.

Aoi (Japanese Origin), meaning, 'blueish green', according to data in 2020, is the ninth most popular name for girls. A great name of a Greek goddess related to the ruler of the heavens.

Aoki (Japanese Origin), meaning 'green tree', is very common in central Japan and Ryukyu Island.

Asuka (Japanese Origin), meaning 'tomorrow and fragrance', is so good and lucky that professional wrestler Kanako Urai performs under the name Asuka.

Chiyo (Japanese Origin), meaning 'a thousand generations', was the common name used for the business Chiyoda Kogaku Seiko Kabushiki.

Dai (Japanese Origin), meaning 'large', is a traditional Japanese name that can be given to a baby boy.

Daiki (Japanese Origin), meaning 'great brightness', is a bold name that can be given to a baby boy. A great name for a god associated with the rising sun.

Daisuke (Japanese Origin), meaning, 'great or big help', is the main character of one of the best anime for kids, ''Digimon Adventure 02'.

Hana (Japanese Origin), meaning 'flower', can be given to a baby girl as beautiful as a flower. A great name for a sun goddess.

Haru (Japanese Origin), meaning 'light', can be given to a person born in the spring sunlight. A name dedicated to sun gods.

Itsuki (Japanese Origin), meaning 'tree', comes from the Japanese word for a maple tree.

Izanagi (Japanese Origin), meaning 'male who invites', was the father of the goddess of the sun.

Izanami (Japanese Origin), meaning 'she who invites', is the mother of the goddess of sun. A great name for sun gods and goddesses.

Kei (Japanese Origin), meaning 'blessing, square jewel', is a short and sweet name of Japanese origin. It could be a great name for a sun and war god.

Sora (Japanese Origin), meaning 'accross the sky', is the Japanese word for sky, which connotes a vastness of optimistic thoughts. It could be a name related to a moon goddess.

African Sun Goddess Names

A solar deity is a god or goddess who represents the sun, or one of its aspects, most often through its perceived power and might. Solar deities and sun worship have existed in various forms for most of recorded history.

Abassi (African Origin), meaning 'zealous god of Efik', is popular among the Tribes of Nigeria. It could be an ancient family name.

Abora (African Origin), meaning 'considered as the god of sun and light', is common and worshiped in the Guanche community.

Anansi (African Origin), meaning 'spider', is the ancient deity of storytelling and is a crafty trickster who takes the guise of a spider. A great name for the deity who deserves to be worshipped.

Anyanwu (African Origin), meaning 'eye of the sun', is also the name attributed to the spirit face.

Gleti (African Origin), meaning 'a moon god of people’, is also a god of millions of stars.

Igbo (African Origin), meaning 'god believed to dwell in the sun’, are found in the delta regions.

Liza (African Origin), meaning 'associated with sun', was regarded by the African people as fierce and harsh.

Magec (African Origin), meaning 'mother of brightness', is the goddess of the sun and light.

Mawu (African Origin), meaning 'creator goddess', is the goddess associated with the sun and the Moon.

Nana Buluku (African Origin) means 'the Mother Goddess'. In African mythology, the moon soul Mawu, the sun soul Lisa, and the entire cosmos were born by her.

Tanit (African Origin) means 'a Berber goddess'. Her spouse was Baal-Hamon, and the Berber people welcomed her with open arms.

Tinjis (African Origin) means 'a famous goddess of Africa'. In Berber mythology, she was Antaeus's wife and was depicted as a female deity.

Sun deities are highly revered in various cultures.

Egyptian Sun Goddess Names

Who doesn't know about Egyptian mythology?Every god and goddesses in Egyptian mythology have a great significance in the world and each god and goddess represents certain importance. Here are some Egyptian sun gods, goddesses, and other names.

Amun (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'creator deity', is also sometimes identified as a sun god.

Aten (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'god of the sun', can be known as the visible disc of the sun.

Atum (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'the finisher of the world', is the one who represents the sun as it sets.

Bast (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'cat goddess', is also associated with the sun.

Hathor  (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'mother of Horus', is said to be the mother of Ra, the goddess of the sun.

Horus (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'god of the sky', is known for his right eye being considered the sun and his left, the moon. A great and popular name in Egypt.

Khepri (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'god of the rising sun', refers to the creation and renewal of life.

Ptah (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'god of craftsmanship’, also refers to the arts, and fertility sometimes and is said to represent the sun at night. Another known fertility god is Freyr in Norse culture.

Ra (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'god of the sun’, is the most famous god in Egyptian mythology. A great ane from Egypt that means sunlight.

Sekhmet  (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'goddess of war and of the sun', is sometimes referred to as plagues and creator of the desert called Sekhmet.

Sopdu (Egyptian Origin), meaning 'god of war', refers to the scorching heat of the summer sun.

Most Ancient Sun Goddess Names

Aruna (Hindi Origin), meaning 'charioteer of Surya', is known as the god of the morning sun. A Hindu name with a lot of power.

Aryaman (Hindi Origin), meaning 'god of the midday sun', is responsible for the midday sun. A Hindu name which is as refreshing as the dawn.

Doumu (Chinese Origin), meaning 'sun goddess', is often conflated with Marici.

Malakbel (Arabic Origin), meaning 'god of the sun', is a name for the garden of the sun and can be given to your little baby

Marici (Arabic Origin), meaning 'goddess of the heavens', is also known as the goddess of sun, stars, and light.

Mihir (Hindi Origin), meaning 'sun', can be given to a child as bright as a sun. A name meaning the dawn of sunlight. A popular Hindu name to dispel darkness.

Mitra (Hindi Origin), meaning 'often associated with the sun', is a very common name in India and is associated with the sun. A Hindu name to get rid of darkness.

Savitr (Hindi Origin), meaning 'god of the sun', is responsible for the sun at sunrise and sunset.

Shams/Shamsun (Arabic Origin), meaning 'a solar goddess', was exalted to Himyar by the Sabaeans and was a solar goddess.

Surya (Hindi Origins), meaning 'god of sun', is the sun ofgod according to Hindi mythology.

Xihe Chinese Origin), meaning 'sun goddess', is said to be the mother of 10 suns.

Xu Kai (Chinese Mythology), meaning ' god of the sun star', is a famous god in Chinese mythology.

Yu Yi (Chinese Origin), meaning 'a god in Chinese mythology', is the god that carries the sun across the sky.

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Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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