Baby Names

The Best Baby Names Based on Your Little One’s Zodiac Sign

written by MCKENNA PRINGLE
Graphics by: Anna Wissler
Graphics by: Anna Wissler

Although choosing a name for your baby is supposed to be a fun part of pregnancy and awaiting parenthood, there sure can be a lot of pressure to pick the “perfect” one. It feels as though there’s already a million different places to pull baby name inspiration from, but we happened to think of one more that you might be missing: your baby’s zodiac sign!

If you’re the type of person who regularly checks your horoscope, immediately asks new people what their sign is, or blames any minor inconvenience on a planet being in retrograde, we’ve gathered a list of adorable boy, girl, and gender-neutral baby names that honor the traits and characteristics of all 12 zodiac signs. Read on to check out the perfect monikers for your little one on the way.

 

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

An Aquarius is usually the type of person that’s very open-minded, a deep thinker, an incredible friend and listener, and someone who will give you some of the best advice around. Here are some adorable names that capture these admirable air sign traits:

 

Cato

Latin origin meaning “all knowing.”

 

Simon

Hebrew and Greek origins meaning “to hear”or “listener.”

 

Ophelia

Greek origin meaning “aid” or “helper.”

 

Sophia

Greek origin meaning “wisdom.”

 

Sage

Latin origin meaning “wise.”

 

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

These water signs are widely-known to be dreamers who are also very compassionate, gentle, and caring, so here are a handful options that really showcase their empathetic nature: 

 

Fern

Anglo-Saxon origin meaning “the wing of comfort.”

 

Dylan

Welsh origin meaning “born from the sea.”

 

Zola

Latin origin meaning “quietness” or “calm.”

 

Winifred

Old English origin meaning “peacemaking.”

 

Aislinn

Gaelic origin meaning “dream.”

 

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Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

If your baby is anything like this fiery zodiac sign predicts, they’ll be a bold and brave leader who is always up for not only a challenge, but also an adventure. Here are some good fits that will perfectly capture their little courageous spirit:

 

Liam

Irish origin meaning “strong-willed warrior.”

 

Duke

Latin origin meaning “strong leader.”

 

April

A gentle nod to the sign’s birth month.

 

Bernadette

German origin meaning “brave as a bear.”

 

Riley

Irish origin meaning “valiant.”

 

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

As the sign of the bull, Taurus signs have earned the reputation of being quite strong-minded, but also proudly hold the title of being trustworthy, honorable, and loyal. So, it’s only right to have a name that will match your baby’s naturally righteous character: 

 

Oz

Hebrew origin meaning “courage” or “strong.”

 

Wesley

British origin meaning “western meadow,” as an ode to the Earth sign.

 

Brianna

Irish origin meaning “high” or “noble.”

 

Millie

Latin origin meaning “gentle strength.”

 

Ami

Latin origin meaning “reliable” or “beloved.”

 

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Although Geminis have their fair share of stereotypes, their friendliness, sociability, and ability to make anyone feel welcomed does not get the recognition it deserves. So, make these lovely traits of their known with these super cute options:

 

Lola-May

With a gesture towards the sign’s birth month, this name is just one example of a double-barrel name, as Gemini is represented by the twins—any two names put together are perfect!

 

Buddy

American origin meaning “friend.”

 

Alfie

Old English origin meaning “counsel.”

 

Sky

A name to signify the air sign, as well as represent the openness Geminis show to others.

 

Alden

British origin meaning “old friend.”

 

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Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Cancer babies are known for loving to spend time with their family and friends, and they become very attached to the people that they’re with most often (in a good way!).  They are also very in touch with their emotions and look at each day as a fresh start. Those born under this water sign tend to keep their guard up and don’t like to be pushed out of their comfort zone. You’ll want names that create a safe-haven for them, like these: 

 

Levora

English-American origin meaning “homebody.”

 

Luna

Latin origin of “moon,” aka cancer’s ruling planet.

 

Hamlyn

German origin meaning “home-lover.”

 

Edward

Old English origin meaning “guardian.”

 

Freya

Nordic origin meaning “noble woman.”

 

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

While all babies have the most adorable grins, one of a Leo’s signature characteristic is their cheeky smile. Their outgoing attitude and drive to do their best makes them go on to be natural trailblazers who will light up the world as they go. Here are some names that really highlight what makes Leos extra special:

 

Aidan

Gaelic origin meaning “little fire.”

 

Sol

Spanish origin meaning “sun.”

 

Isa

German and Arabic origins meaning “strong-willed.”

 

Helena

Greek origin meaning “shining light.”

 

Samson

Hebrew origin meaning “sun child.”

 

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

Virgos are said to appreciate a good routine and have a very detail-oriented mindset, making them an all-around great worker and opportunist always willing to share their good habits and knowledge with others. These names are sure to keep this in mind:

 

Ida

German origin meaning “industrious.”

 

Regina

Latin origin meaning “queen.”

 

Lance

French origin meaning “he who serves.”

 

Ezra

Hebrew origin meaning “help.”

 

Hugh

German origin meaning “thinker.”

 

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Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

Libras are incredibly likable and are seamlessly able to keep the peace with whoever they meet, wherever they go. With fair-minded and kind personalities from the get-go, here are some names related to these traits:

 

Grace

Latin origin meaning “generosity” and “charm.”

 

Mabel

Latin origin meaning “lovable.”

 

Lennon

Irish origin meaning “lover.”

 

Jaylen

Greek origin meaning “healer” and “tranquil.”

 

Pax

Latin origin meaning “peace.”

 

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

A Scorpio likes to take things seriously by putting their mind to any task at hand and doing their absolute best, and this can-do attitude becomes contagious to everyone around them.  Here are some names that really show their admirable ways:

 

Andrea

Greek origin meaning “strong.”

 

Audrey

Old English origin meaning “strength” and “nobility.”

 

Delaney

Gaelic origin meaning “the challenger.”

 

Vincent

Latin origin meaning “prevailing.”

 

Goddard

English Norman origin meaning “hardy and strong.”

 

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Get ready to buckle up, because your little one is going to be one huge, bursting ball of pure energy. Sagittarius signs are known for their love of discovering new things and exploring, so here are just  a handful of names to reflect those outgoing spirits:

 

Blu

An ode to one of the Sagittarius’ birthstone, Turquoise.

 

Keegan

Irish origin meaning “the fiery one.”

 

Blaze

Latin origin meaning “flame.”

 

Eleanor

Greek and French origins meaning “shining light.”

 

Beatrix

Latin origin meaning “voyager.”

 

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Capricorns refuse to rest until they achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves, and are very much natural-born leaders who show determination, power, and strength. Some of the best names for this sign exemplify those admirable qualities:

 

Gwenn

Welsh origin meaning “blessed.”

 

Victoria

Latin origin meaning “victory.”

 

Ethan

Hebrew origin meaning “solid” and “firm.”

 

Emmett

German origin meaning “universal” or “powerful.”

 

Evan

Hebrew origin meaning “rock” (short for Evander).

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