If you’re into astrology, then it’s only natural to tap into the zodiac for help naming your child. And as these Capricorn names for babies go to show, this hardworking sign inspires a whole range of powerful names. Choosing a
Capricorn name for baby girls or boys means your little one will get a moniker that's as unique as they are.
Choosing a name for your unborn child is a process. After all, how will you know what fits them before you know them?
Knowing your baby’s sign might help you have a general idea of some key traits of their personality. An earth sign, Capricorns are known for being hardworking and ambitious, the goal-seekers of the zodiac signs. They’re focused on success and are typically thought of as the boss of the zodiac. They’re also one of the four cardinal signs, which makes them leaders, self-starters, visionaries, and go-getters. They also have a sensitive side, if you’re close enough to them that they’ll let you see it. When are Capricorns born?
Individuals born between December 22 and January 19 fall under the sign of Capricorn, represented by a goat symbol with the tail of a fish. Your Capricorn baby will be in good company; there are lots of legendary Capricorn leaders, like Michelle Obama, Greta Thunberg, and Martin Luther King, Jr. When it comes to choosing the perfect Capricorn name, anything that has to do with hard work, strength, patience, stability, discipline, or wisdom are sure to embody the person your little one grows up to be.
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An Arabic name meaning “success,” Najah embodies all the traits Capricorns are most known for, like being hardworking and ambitious in their careers. It’s easy on the ears, and easy to spell when your little one is learning to write.
Capricorn’s birth stone is the fiery red garnet, and wearing it is said to help them be more creative and open. Naming your baby after this gem means they’ll always be “wearing” it in their own way, right?
Your Capricorn baby could very well be a natural-born leader, and a name like Alexander immediately conjures images of Alexander the Great. Alexandra could work just as well on a baby girl you hope will change the world one day.
Dark blue is one of Capricorn’s lucky colors, so any
baby names meaning blue would be a good fit for your newborn. Indigo is a beautiful option, and with the adorable nickname Indi, who could resist? 5 Livia
Another baby name meaning ‘blue,’ Livia has Latin origins from the ancient Roman days. It’s a great Capricorn name if you like the ever-popular Olivia, but want something a little less common.
Looking for Capricorn names that call to mind the sign’s hardworking nature and earth sign status? Mason does both (it means “stone worker”), and has been high on the popularity charts in recent years.
This gender-neutral Italian name means “famous throughout the land,” which your baby has a high chance of becoming if they’re as ambitious and successful as their Capricorn colleagues.
If you want your little one to focus less on fame and more on prosperity, well, that’s the meaning behind Kamran. It’s a Persian moniker that translates to “prosperous” or “fortunate,” and should have a place on any parent’s list of potential Capricorn names for their baby.
Your strong, steadfast baby girl will need an authoritative name, and Joan of Arc just so happened to be a Capricorn herself. Why not use her name for your future trailblazer?
Emmet is derived from English, German, and Hebrew origins. The name has several meanings, one of which is “powerful,” which makes it perfect for a Capricorn kid. One And if
you’re a , you know how fitting this name’s meaning is. Twilight fan 11 Bruno
Bruno is said to mean both “brown,” making it a suitable
earth sign baby name, and “armor,” making it a strong and steady name perfect for Capricorns. 12 Lina
Lina is an Arabic name meaning “tender.” Many Capricorns have a sensitive side, but they don’t often show it. Giving your little Cap a delicate name like them to tap into their emotions more often as they grow up.
Since Capricorns are born leaders, opt for a Capricorn name that communicates exactly that. Alufa is a Hebrew name that means “leader.” If you’re going for uncommon or
unique baby names, this one’s for you. 14 Dionne
Saturn, the planet associated with Capricorn, is another great source of inspiration. Dione is the name of one of Saturn’s moons. In Greek mythology, it’s also the name of the Titan goddess, which makes a pretty powerful namesake in itself.
Speaking of naming your baby after a goddess, Cybele is an ultra-fitting Capricorn name. Other than the fact that it simply sounds beautiful, this Greek name means “goddess of the earth” — absolutely perfect for an earth sign child.
Sage means “wise” and “knowing,” so it's a great fit for this distinguished sign. And as the name of a delicious herb, and the label for soft, green hues, it’s an
earthy girl name befitting an earth sign baby. 17 Amelia
The name Amelia means hardworking, so it’s already an obvious choice since this trait is so strongly associated with Capricorns. In Latin, the name Amelia means industrious and striving, which also makes total sense for a Capricorn name. Think Amelia Earhart — now there’s a striving, hardworking woman.
This is a beautiful Celtic name with many variations. One of its meanings is “blessed,” which makes a lot of sense for a successful and ambitious Capricorn. Plus, just look at Gwyneth Paltrow — by all standards, she’s pretty successful.
For a more directly-inspired name, go with Capria. Not only does it sound lovely, but the name Capria comes from the Italian word for goat. Could there be a more fitting name for a Capricorn baby goat?
The name Cornelius means “horn.” It's super appropriate for a kid born under the sign of the goat, which, of course, has horns. Plus, it also starts with a C, but is a less obvious association to the zodiac than Capria.
Another one of Saturn’s many moons is named Helene, which makes a beautiful name for a baby girl or boy. And while there are tons of moon-inspired names out there, this one is extra unique. Plus, it makes for a Capricornian twist on the name Selene, which is a common earth moon-derived name.
A name meaning “strong,” Evander is another solid choice. Capricorns are known to be sturdy and strong, so any
baby names that mean strength would be fitting. Evander is particularly unassuming yet distinctive. 23 Ivy
The number four is lucky for Capricorns, so name your kid after the Roman numeral for four, IV. It's kind of a stretch, sure, but then your kid could share a name with one of
Beyoncé's children. 24 Finn
Famous Capricorn Finn Wolfhard, known for his role as Mike Wheeler on
Stranger Things, is another great source of name inspiration. This Irish name means “fair” or “white” and is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, Finn is among the most popular baby names of 2021. 25 Gaia
Channel that earth sign energy with Gaia, a name meaning “earth.” In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of Mother Earth herself. Plus, it just sounds lovely.
The name Gretchen means “focused.” This is another common trait of hardworking Capricorns. Your little Capricorn will likely be responsible and focused on success, so this name is ever fitting.
The name Emiliano is of Spanish and Italian origin and means “work.” It's ideal for the workhorse of the zodiac. It’s also related to the German name Emil, which means “to strive or excel” — also oh-so-fitting for a Capricorn.
A Germanic name, Jordanes means “land.” It's another perfect moniker for this earth sign, and it’s a surprising take on the more common version, Jordan.
Need some famous Capricorns for inspiration? Steady and disciplined
Kate Middleton is a textbook Capricorn. Plus, naming your baby after royalty has to be good luck, right? 30 Kiko
The Japanese name Kiko means “glad,” which is reason enough to consider it. Kiko is not only an extremely cute name, but it's also a breed of goat. Checkmate on the perfect Capricorn name.
The name Lance came from the Germanic name Lanzo, meaning “land.” It's another fitting name for an earth sign. If you want to instill a love of the outdoors from an early age, you can give your kid a head start with this nature-inspired name.
This beautiful-sounding name is perfect for kids born under this sign. As it turns out, lapis lazuli is considered a lucky gemstone for Capricorns. It’s a great stone for people with leadership goals — total Capricorn move.
Any name meaning either “work” or “strength” is perfect for Capricorns. Meaning both, Millicent is doubly perfect — and as a longer name, there is no shortage of nickname potential. You could call them Millie, Lisa, Lissa, Penny, or Milzie for short.
Because the Capricorn is half-goat, half-fish, aquatic names are in the mix as well. In fact, the name Mina means “fish” in Sanskrit. And it’s a relatively uncommon name — there won’t be a classroom full of other Minas to worry about in the future.
Capricorns are renowned for their patience; they’re a slow and steady earth sign, after all. This trait on its own makes a great moniker. They could even go by Patty or Pat for nicknames.
Roderick is another name inspired by the color brown, a total Capricorn color. The name comes from the Old Welsh name Rhydderch, which translates to “famous ruler” and also relates to the color red. This iteration just brings it up to the 21st century.
Want some inspiration from the world of celebrities? Ryan Seacrest is another famous Capricorn. Plus — this is a coincidental stretch — his last name has the word “sea,” perfect for the sea goat.
Shameeta is a Hebrew name that means “disciplined” and “peacemaker.” Self-discipline is another Capricorn trait, and this name just sounds delicate and beautiful.
The name Sophia, or Sophus, is of Greek origin. Both have a Greek meaning of “wisdom.” As such, this is an obvious selection for the super-smart Capricorns.
Maybe go for a more general astrological theme. The Dutch name Stella means star. Your baby will have a whole birth chart with all kinds of zodiac constellations to take into account, after all, not just their sun sign.
Consider this name for the earth sign. Appropriately enough, the name Terra means earth or land. Think “terrestrial” or “terrain” — it’s a perfect fit.
Capricorns are known for their strong desire for success. Likewise, the Indian name Thanisha means “ambition.” If there’s one sign that embodies this trait, it’s Capricorn hands down.
Hardworking Capricorns love success. So go with the Latin name Victoria, which means “victory.” Or, for the masculine version — not that it matters — go with Victor.
Purple is another color associated with Capricorns, so use the color as an inspiration for a name like the Latin Viola, which means “violet.” Alternately, Violet makes a beautiful name as well.
Capricorns are associated with the season of winter, as those born under this sign have birthdays in late December to late January. So choose a name such as Yuki, a Japanese word that can mean “snow.” It also can mean “happiness,” which is all the more reason it makes a great baby name.
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a name for the newest member of your family. But if your goal is to pick something that embodies your little one’s character, looking to the stars for clues about their personality is one place to start.
This article was originally published on
Jan. 19, 2021