The moon is steeped in spirituality and science. It’s a symbol for mythological gods and goddesses. It’s responsible for the creation of our ocean’s tides. It’s used as a compass for so many who have looked to the skies to navigate life on earth. So, why is a baby name that means moon right for you? Maybe you love astrology. Maybe you want a name that references a universal force that guides our every way of being. (No pressure, baby.) Either way, here are our 27 of our favorite baby names, inspired by the one, the only moon.
27 Baby Names That Mean Moon
Yes, it’s a reference to the handsome son of Zeus, but this name also pays tribute to the NASA space program that landed the first-ever humans on the moon.
One of the moons of Jupiter, this gender-neutral name also means “most beautiful.”
“Full moon in August.” Direct translation: The month she’s destined to shine the brightest.
In Turkish, this name means “halo of light around the moon.”
“Bright, shining one.” It’s also the name of one of the moons rotating around Saturn.
No guesswork here, this name means “moon.”
A nod to the moon of Uranus, and the heroine of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
A spelling variation on Selena, but with an identical meaning: “Moon.”
This Japanese name has many meanings, one of which is “moon love.”
The name of a “trailing moon” in Saturn’s orbit, it also has Greek mythological ties, nodding to a nymph whose name means, ‘I hide.’
It means “child of the moon.”
“Beautiful rose.” Also, a moon of Uranus.
It’s the name of one of Neptune’s moons.
It’s the largest moon of the planet Saturn, and means “powerful big man”—with a kind heart, of course.
This name means “moon halo.”
Another tribute to Shakespeare—and one of the moons circling Uranus.
This moon also orbits Uranus. (It means “Frenchman” or “free man.”)
In Portuguese, this name means “moon.”
One of the moons of Jupiter.
This moniker is an old English word for the moon.
It means “gold” in Greek, and is yet another moon closely orbiting Uranus.
Per Greek mythology, he carried the weight of the world on his shoulders and is one of the moons of Saturn.
This name means “moon” in Sanskrit.
Yes, it pays homage to the Princess of Wales—but also to the Roman goddess of the moon.
Meaning city of the moon in Arabic.
One of the moon's varying shapes.