The Best Baby Names for Every Zodiac Sign

Naming your baby is no easy task. You want to choose a name that’s unique and stands out from the crowd, but you also don’t want to give your future offspring a moniker that’s so out there that it will get them teased on the playground (and have to go through the process of changing it, a la Amy Schumer). So, what’s a parent-to-be to do? Look to the stars, of course. Here, a list of adorable baby names according to their zodiac sign.

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1. Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Main characteristics: spontaneous, energetic, ambitious, confident leaders, motivated

  • Andrea: The feminine version of Andrew which means “strong” and “brave.”
  • Bernadette: A French/German name meaning “brave as a bear.”
  • Egan: An Irish Gaelic male name meaning “little fire”. (If you’ve ever run into an Aries you know this makes perfect sense.)
  • Isa: A unique and gender-neutral name with German origins that means “strong-willed”—but let’s hope that this doesn’t apply to bedtime.
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2. Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

Main characteristics: stubborn, strong-willed, hardworking, dependable, loyal

  • Liam: An Irish name that means “strong-willed warrior.”
  • Amelia: This melodic moniker means “hardworking” or “industrious.”
  • Millicent: Meaning “work” or “strong,” we bet you won’t find many other Millicents in your kid’s class.
  • Dustin. A variant of the Old Norse Torsten, which means Thor’s stone.(So yeah, pretty strong.)
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3. Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Main characteristics: flexible, youthful, chatty, clever, extroverted, indecisive

  • Juno: A trendy gender-neutral name that means “June” in Spanish.
  • Julia: Short and sweet, Julia is of Latin origin and means “youthful.”
  • Diesel: A modern moniker that symbolizes virility and speed… and just sounds plain cool.
  • Ilaria: This one's perfect for your cheerful and happy little babe, since that's exactly what this name means.
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4. Cancer (June 21 to July 22)

Main characteristics: emotional, kind, caring, nurturing

  • Adela: Not to be confused with Adele (though they have similar meanings), this Christian name means “nobility,” “noble kind,” “softer.”
  • Anna:  Meaning “gracious” and “merciful,” no wonder this Hebrew name is quite popular.
  • Hamlet: As in “little home” and not at all like the Shakespeare play.
  • Henry: As the homeliest of all the signs, this French name meaning “house ruler” is almost too on the nose.
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5. Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Main characteristics: compassionate, natural leadership, driven, prideful, loyal

  • Leo: Derived from the Latin word for lion, Leo is also a Hebrew name meaning “brave” or “brave people.”
  • Fideline: This rare moniker is a French virtue name meaning "loyal.”
  • Amandla: A common Zulu or Xhosa female name meaning “power,” to represent the most intimidating animal in the zodiac.
  • Simba: After the fiery little cub in The Lion King. It’s also a Shona name meaning strength.  
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6. Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Main characteristics: humble, practical, problem-solvers, sympathetic

  • Virginia: Germanic name meaning “maiden” or “virgin,” apropos for the innocent maidens of the zodiac.
  • Beyoncé: After the most famous Virgo of all time.
  • Ezra: Because these earth signs are never out of solutions, try this boy name which means “help” or “helper” is quite befitting.
  • Canaan: A Hebrew name meaning "subdue" or "humble."
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7. Libra (September 23 to October 21)

Main characteristics: extroverted, friendly, cheery, people-pleaser, fair

  • Daniel: A coy nod to the scales that symbolize these air signs, Daniel is a Hebrew name meaning “God is my judge.”
  • Frederica: Keeping those scales of justice in mind, this female version of Frederick means “peaceful ruler.”
  • Alaia: Sweet and simple, meaning joyful, happy.
  • Finnegan: Come on, how cute does “baby Finnegan” sound? The Gaelic name means “fair.”
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8. Scorpio (October 22 to November 21)

Main characteristics: determined, secretive, intuitive, loyal, ambitious, power hungry

  • Autumn: Sure, this name symbolizing the season under which Scorpio falls may be a little obvious, but it’s also darn cute.
  • Alexander: These water signs are known to be protective of their loved ones. Consider this Latin moniker meaning “defender of men”.
  • Mars: The ruling planet of Scorpio. Symbolizing action, power, movement. You know, typical Scorpio vibes.
  • Bridget: This cool Irish name means “power,” “vigor” or “exalted one.”  
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9. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

Main characteristics: adventurous, open-minded, easy-going, friendly, smart, assertive

  • Barbara: For our little explorers, this Christian name of Greek origin meaning “traveler from a foreign land” is the perfect fit.
  • Beatrice: Again, because these fire signs don’t fancy being in one place for too long, this Christian name meaning “voyager” is quite appropriate.
  • Archer: The symbol for Sagittarius, which also means “bowman.”
  • Artemis: This unisex name comes from the Greek goddess of hunting, archery, and the moon, not to mention how fitting it is for these oft resourceful fire signs.
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10. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

Main characteristics: ambitious, patient, practical, grounded, hard-working, driven

  • Capri: A short but powerful name which is not just a derivative of the sign itself, but it’s also an Italian island (fancy) and means wild boar or goat.
  • Hermione: You may think this is just a made-up name from Harry Potter, but this moniker is actually derived from the Greek name Hermes which means “messenger” or “earthly.”
  • Winter: After the season Capricorn falls under.
  • Janus. The Greek god of beginnings, transitions, time, passages and endings, AKA the perfect moniker for the babes born in January.
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11. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Main characteristics: innovative, big-picture thinkers, optimistic, self-reliant, humanitarian

  • Genevieve: If it sounds kind of old school, that’s because it is. But in the best way possible, this sweet moniker is an old French name meaning “woman of the people.”
  • Anthony: Because your baby is like no other, christen them with this name meaning “priceless one” or “highly praiseworthy.”
  • Mila: A Slavic name meaning “loved by the people.” Hey, just look at Mila Kunis.
  • Sasha. Because Aquarians are all about bettering humanity, consider this unisex name meaning “defender” or “helper of mankind.”
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12. Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Main characteristics: emotionally intelligent, empathetic, artistic, imaginative, artistic

  • Finn: Because Pisces are symbolized by fish…get it?
  • Pearl: Keeping in theme with these water signs, give your baby girl this adorable name meaning “precious gemstone.”
  • Apollo: These water signs are quite the artists (Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna, Michelangelo) so why not name your bebe after the Greek god of music, poetry, healing, sun and light?
  • Dylan: We don’t mean to harp on the water aspect of things, but this now common name has a pretty cool meaning: “son of the sea.”

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