Whether you check your horoscope every morning or just know which one of the signs your birthday falls under, astrology is pretty fascinating. The ideas that celestial bodies and stars has an effect on human life may sound a bit sci-fi, but is can ring true. Look up your own astrological sign and you’re bound to identify with certain characteristics. And when it comes to your baby, you’ve probably already looked up their possible sign and read about their potential personality traits. So why pick an astrological baby name and prepare yourself for the little person you’re about to meet.
Passionate, determined, emotional, and giving are just a few of the traits associated with the 12 astrological signs. Adding in their different elements, like the sun or the earth, can help build an image in your head of your baby’s personality. Maybe they’ll be super artistic based on the way the planets’ alignment. Maybe they’ll have a thirst for knowledge based on the sun’s rising. Although astrology isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea, it doesn’t hurt to look through the twelve signs and see where your baby falls. Based off of your little one’s future sign, these names can bring their personality and character into full view.
Aquarius (Jan. 21 - Feb. 20)
An Aquarius baby is going to be a highly intellectual, deep thinking kid. The characteristics of this sign also point to a high level of independence and a bit of a stubborn streak. For your intelligent little guy, the name Alfred means wise counselor, while a little Aquarius girl might be named Sophia for wisdom.
Pisces (Feb. 21 - March 20)
If your little one is going to be a Pisces, you may have an artistic, sensitive, and gentle kiddo on your hands. With the element being water and purple being a color of the sign, a little girl named Violet would fit the bill of a Pisces. For a gentle, soft boy name, Reed is perfect and also carries a musical connection making it artsy and fun.
Aries (March 21 - April 20)
Aries are courageous, passionate, and sport the element of fire. Basically, your baby is going to be fierce. Scarlett is a vibrant and strong name for a girl, while Phoenix is a great choice for your fiery guy.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20)
With the element of a Taurus being the earth, nature-inspired names are great for your earthy babe. Try Fern for your little lady or Clay for an earthy boy name.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis are represented by twins, proving that those born under this sign can have a bit of a dual personality. Adding in their love of gab and you’ve got a fun, friendly kid. Effie for a Gemini girl is not only sweet, but also means pleasant speech. With their charming personality, Felix, meaning happy and fortunate, is perfect for a boy.
Cancer (June 21 - July 20)
Leo (July 21 - Aug. 20)
Leos are rulers and leaders with their element being the sun. A lion represents this zodiac, so Leo is always a fun fit for your actual Leo. But if you want something less obvious, Griffin and Audrey both mean strength.
Virgo (Aug. 21 - Sept. 20)
With a Virgo baby, you’ve got yourself a little one that loves to help others, studies everything down to the exact details, and will work for the greater good. With these characteristics and being represented by the virgin, Agnes is an old-fashioned, spunky name for a girl that means pure and virginal while Luciano, a sweet Italian name, means light.
Libra (Sept. 21 - Oct. 20)
With a scale representing a Libra, it’s no wonder those that fall under this sign are balanced and fair. They also hate conflict and prefer everyone to be on the same level. To keep the peace in your own brood, try Harmony for a sweet girl and Jonah, a boy name meaning dove, a symbol of peace.
Scorpio (Oct. 21 - Nov. 20)
Like their namesake, Scorpios are strong and determined. They can also be competitive, but still loyal to those they love. For your future power babe try Matilda, which means battle-mighty, and Ethan, meaning strong and firm.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20)
A Sagittarius is symbolized by a centaur with an arrow, and brings a strong love of knowledge and a need to learn. For your clear thinkers with a thirst to know what’s going on, Sage is a great unisex name meaning wisdom and Archer is a more obvious, but lovely, choice.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 20)
If your baby is a Capricorn, be prepared for an ambitious, hard-working, and determined little one. This sign loves to make it to the top and find success. For this name, think of some people who symbolize ambition and take inspiration from them. Walt is a great boy name after the undeniably successful Walt Disney and Ruth after Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.