13 Names For Babies Born At Night Who Live Up To Their Night Owl Namesake


There's something magical about giving birth before the sun has even risen. It's like this quiet stretch of time that belongs to just you and your baby. While everyone else is quietly dreaming and the streets are empty, you get to bring a baby, full of the sounds of life, into an otherwise sleeping world. Even before my nocturnal delivery, I found peace by taking a relaxing gaze at the night sky. So if your little one might be born in the evening, honor their birth than with a name for babies born at night.

From mothers who have unexpectedly given birth in the wee hours of the morning to those that have planned the exact time of their delivery, it’s not a bad idea to have an evening-inspired name in mind just in case. In fact, many celebrity’s babies have celestial names. Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, have a daughter named Stella (meaning star) and Ellen Pompeo and her husband, Chris Ivery, took it a step further with naming her daughter Stella Luna (star and moon). If you think you might want to give your baby some “star power,” too, then check out these baby names inspired by the night.

1. Artemis


The Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt, Artemis definitely portrays strength. Perfect for your mini warrior.

2. Keiran


From the Gaelic for "dusk," Keiran can have multiple spelling variations so you can make the night-inspired name unique to your son.

3. Estelle


This traditional name, meaning "star" in Latin, has a fresh new feel with Empire guest star and singer, Estelle shining behind mic.

4. Tarek


A great fit if your son was born in the pre-dawn hours, Tarek means "morning star" in Arabic.

5. Amaya


From the Japanese for "night rain," this evokes such peaceful imagery that it just might help you relax with your newborn daughter.

6. Bear


Though this name doesn't have any night-related meaning, it is in reference to one of the most famous constellations, Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear. Your child will definitely be a fierce contender with this one.

7. Luna


This one may be a bit obvious, but it's popular for a reason: people love it. Latin for "moon," this is perfect for any astronomer or Potter fan.

8. Sterling


Primarily a boy's name, but it can be used for girls as well, Sterling has a rather regal ring to it. It means "little star" in Old English and of course your new baby is your little star.

9. Rhiannon


Rhiannon, goddess of the moon in Welsh mythology, is the right mix of being a little non-traditional but not too out there. This name truly works for your little queen.

10. Nash


Though Nash actually means "by the ash tree" in Middle English, it's also the name of a star located in the constellation Sagittarius.

11. Phoebe


Coming from the Greek for "bright one," Phoebe was also the grandmother of Artemis, the goddess of the moon. Bonus points if you're a fan of Friends!

12. Dimas


The Spanish word for "sunset," Dimas is a non-traditional option for your son, but definitely has an Old World charm you just can't deny.

13. Selena


Yet another variation on "moon goddess," the name has definitely gained popularity in recent years due to pop star Selena Gomez. Selena is sophisticated and fun.

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