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  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 1 of 21

    Aster

    Smack Dab in the Middle: AsterOrigin: Greek; Meaning: star

    Not only does this name have a double meaning of both star (from Greek origin) and flower (from English origin), but it's also short for asteroids — the millions of small rocky and metallic "minor planets" orbiting around our solar system!

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 2 of 21

    Aurora

    Smack Dab in the Middle: AuroraOrigin: Latin; Meaning: dawn

    If you’ve ever seen the splendor of the northern lights, known as aurora borealis, you’ll know that the beauty is worth gaping at and maybe even naming your daughter after! This phenomenon that occurs in the higher atmosphere when charged particles collide with atoms has had many names throughout history, including “dance of the spirits.”

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 3 of 21

    Calista

    Smack Dab in the Middle: CalistaOrigin: Greek; Meaning: fairest, most beautiful

    This name is a variation of Callisto, one of Jupiter’s moons (and the third-largest moon in our solar system), first discovered by Galileo in 1610. This name allows for many different spellings, including Kalliste, the original name of the beautiful goddess that the moon Callisto was named after.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 4 of 21

    Cassie

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  Cassie Origin: Greek; Meaning: shining upon man

    This shortened version of Cassiopeia, a constellation in the northern sky, is perfect for a little girl who’s destined to shine.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 5 of 21

    Celeste

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  CelesteOrigin: Latin; Meaning: heavenly

    Even with all our discoveries of stars, planets, and galaxies, there’s still so much we don’t know about the celestial spaces outside of Earth. This name captures the wonder that so many have felt about the skies and outer space throughout history.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 6 of 21

    Halley

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  Halley Origin: Greek; Meaning: hay meadow

    Halley’s Comet, the most famous of comets, can be seen from Earth every 75 or 76 years. Its orbit was first studied and researched by Edmond Halley in the 18th century, though its appearance has been recorded since 240 BCE. Variations on this name include Haley and the more common Hailey.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 7 of 21

    Nova

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  NovaOrigin: Latin; Meaning: new

    Perfect for energetic little girls, a nova is when a star has a brief and luminous explosion. A supernova can even outshine an entire galaxy!

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 8 of 21

    Rhea

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! RheaOrigin: Greek; Meaning: flowing

    We’re over the moon for this girls name, which was given to Saturn’s second-largest moon (and the ninth-largest moon in our solar system), discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1672.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 9 of 21

    Sunny

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  SunnyOrigin: English; Meaning: sunny

    You helped give life to your daughter so why not pay tribute to the star that makes all life possible on Earth? It’s also perfect for a baby girl who has a bright and cheerful personality.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 10 of 21

    Venus

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! VenusOrigin: Latin; Meaning: goddess of love and beauty

    Named after the mythical goddess of love and beauty, the planet Venus is the second brightest natural object in Earth’s sky, right after the moon. With a name like Venus, not only will your daughter be able to look for “her” planet in the sky, she’ll also be able to look up to tennis player Venus Williams.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 11 of 21

    Aster

    Smack Dab in the Middle: AsterOrigin: Greek; Meaning: star

    Not only does this name have a double meaning of both star (from Greek origin) and flower (from English origin), but it's also short for asteroids — the millions of small rocky and metallic "minor planets" orbiting around our solar system!

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 12 of 21

    Archer

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  Archer Origin: Latin; Meaning: bowman

    A reference to the bowman constellation, Sagittarius, this name is even more perfect for baby boys born under its zodiac sign from November 22nd – December 21st. It’s also short for Achernar, the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 13 of 21

    Astro

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  AstroOrigin: Greek; Meaning: of the stars

    This futuristic-sounding name might be just right for a boy who comes from a stargazing, astronomy-loving family. Astro is also the name of the pet dog from the animated TV series The Jetsons.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 14 of 21

    Atlas

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! AtlasOrigin: Greek; Meaning: support

    This is the name of a somewhat obscure triple star system in the Pleiades open cluster, but it can also refer to the atlas that helps you map the stars — the perfect name to add to a family of true astronomy buffs.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 15 of 21

    Draco

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! Draco Origin: English; Meaning: dragon

    The Slytherin bully from the Harry Potter series, Draco Malfoy, made this name famous, but one of its first uses was the name for the dragon-shaped constellation. Danica McKellar from The Wonder Years also gave her son this name in 2010 after her husband suggested it saying, “Once we’re gone, the constellation will keep looking out for him.”

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 16 of 21

    Hermes

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  HermesOrigin: Greek; Meaning: messenger

    What once was lost is now found with the asteroid named Hermes. After seemingly “disappearing” and eluding astronomers for 66 years, this asteroid was rediscovered in October of 2003. Just be prepared for a boy who might be really good at hide-and-seek.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 17 of 21

    Leo

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  LeoOrigin: Latin; Meaning: lion

    This fifth astrological sign under the Zodiac comes from the constellation of the same name. It’s also the perfect moniker for a courageous, natural-born leader.

  • Baby Names That Are Out of This World! 18 of 21

    Mars

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World!  MarsOrigin: Greek; Meaning: classical god of war

    You’ve probably heard the old saying “Women are from Venus, men are from Mars” … but what about men named Mars? It’s an unusual name for a little boy, but a great choice for sci-fi and astronomy nerds alike, considering the “red planet” was once thought to have alien life!

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    Orion

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! OrionOrigin: Greek; Meaning: mighty hunter

    One of the most well-known constellations in the night sky, Orion is often referred to as “the hunter” and constellations surrounding Orion are related — including his two hunting dogs, Canis Major and Canis Minor, and the bull he’s fighting, Taurus.

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    Sirius

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! Sirius>

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Although this name has become better known as of late because of the character Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series as well as SiriusXM Radio, it was first used to name the brightest star in the sky, also known as the dog star because its part of the Canis Major constellation. 


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    Titan

    Baby Names That Are Out of This World! TitanOrigin: Greek; Meaning: big, powerful man

    If you have a baby boy who’s measuring big, consider giving him this name, which is also shared with Saturn’s largest moon and the second largest moon in the solar system. In recent years, scientists have discussed the possibility of life on Titan, though no evidence has been found yet.

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