When it comes to baby names, everyone—and, literally, everyone’s grandma—has an opinion. As you’re listening to what everyone else has to say, why not tap your baby-to-be’s zodiac sign for inspiration? Choose your little one’s sign based on your potential due date. Not sure which sign your babe’s birthday will fall under? Those born within a few days of the sun’s transit from one sun sign to another are said to be born “on the cusp” and will have traits from both those zodiac signs. All the more inspiration for you to draw from! Another fun technique: Use your sign and your partner’s sign to come up with name styles you both may like. Read on for Horoscope.com’s top baby names for every sign—as well as a little heads-up on the likes, dislikes, tastes, and traits your babe-to-be is likely to display once they’re born. Happy naming!
Aries Personality: Energic, in control, and leaders before they even learn to crawl, Aries need names that connote strength, ambition, and drive. Another way to think about it: What name do you want to be calling out on the playground? Because you’ll be doing it a lot as fearless Aries tests all boundaries.
The Best Names for Aries Boys: Think short, one-and-two syllable names that have withstood the test of time, like Michael, Max, or John. Other options, if you like a more out-of-the-box approach: names that can be traced to great warriors or leaders of the past, like Alexander, Jax (Jason), Moses, or Mohammed.
The Best Names for Aries Girls: Gender neutral names like Alex, Taylor, Harley, or Quinn beautifully suit Aries girls. Another way to pick your baby Aries name: Imagine her occupying a C suite 30 years down the road. She’ll grow into the name Katherine, even if it seems “big” now. Or consider names that literally mean leader, like the Hawaiian Ailani, the Hebrew Alufa, or the Greek Athena.
Taurus Personality: Careful, disciplined, and able to do anything they set their mind to, Taureans are known for their persistence, their loyalty, and their groundedness. Your tiny Taurus is going to be stubborn from day one, so don’t be surprised if he or she chooses a nickname and holds onto it well into adulthood. Just think carefully about all possible nicknames associated with name you choose!
The Best Names for Taurus Boys: Loyal Taurus loves hearing stories about family members, and naming him after a beloved relative will inspire him to live up to the legacy. More broadly, turn-of-the-Century names like Oscar, Otis, George, or Abel are timeless choices that will honor the past and also your child’s noble nature.
The Best Names for Taurus Girls. Like their Taurus brothers, Taurus girls feel a connection to the past, so monikers marking relatives, or using last names from the family as first names fit well for this sign. Names like Mabel, Beatrice, and Margaret work well for tiny Taurus, who will always seem wiser than her age.
Gemini Personality: Dramatic, sophisticated, social, and up for anything, the characteristics of Geminis lend themselves well to theatrical names. Nevermind that your baby isn’t born yet, just imagine their name up in lights (or on the cover of a magazine), because it’s very likely you will see it there 20 years down the road.
The Best Names for Gemini Boys: Let your little Gemini shine by trying out-of-the-box names. Giving a boy a gender-neutral name like Carey or Harper can help him stand out in a crowd. Trendsetters, Geminis also love names that firmly make it clear what generation they’re part of. Trendy boy names like Zeke, Blaze, Jax, Mekhi, and Orion are also great ones to consider for your Gemini boy.
The Best Names for Gemini Girls: Gemini girls won’t like being the fourth or fifth in their class with the same name. Unique twists on spelling can help you make a favorite name stand out. Think Madelynn or Emmalee. Or infuse your tiny Gemini with star power by naming her after a celeb—think Gwyneth, Adele, Ariana, or Zendaya.
Cancer Personality: Empathetic, deeply intuitive, and almost psychic, Cancers are well suited to names inspired by art or literature, or names that have a personal meaning in your life. Think about naming your child after a favorite artist or the place where you got engaged.
The Best Names for Cancer Boys: Your Cancerian will be very in-tune with his emotions, and may grow up to be a poet, author, or songwriter. Shakespearian names provide a treasure trove of inspiration: Think Romeo, Henry, or Duncan. Or get inspired by famous authors: William (Blake), Percy (Bysse Shelly), William (Wordsworth), August (Wilson), or Lin-Manuel (Miranda).
The Best Names for Cancer Girls: Again, Shakespeare provides endless inspiration for Cancer children. Diana, Miranda, Katherine, and Juliet all nod to a Cancer girl’s lyrical nature. Poets and authors can also be great inspiration: Zora (Neale Hurston), Virginia (Woolf), Chinua (Achebe), Jhumpa (Lahiri) or Jane (Austen) can perfectly fit this sign’s literary personality.
Leo Personality: Brave, fearless, and unafraid of the spotlight, Leo loves attention and thrives on being a leader. A name that alludes to your Lion’s take-charge, no holds barred personality will suit them well.
The Best Names for Leo Boys: The lion is the king of the jungle, so looking to royalty for some name inspiration makes sense for this sign. Kingston is an obvious choice, or get inspiration from trailblazers in history, like Barack (Obama), Nelson (Mandela), Pablo (Picasso), and Paul (McCartney).
The Best Names for Leo Girls: A little Leo demands attention from day one. Naming her after a woman in history whom you admire for breaking boundaries can be a great fit. Think Amelia (Earhart), Coco (Chanel) or Zelda (Fitzgerald). Or look up for inspiration: Stella, Luna, Ciel, or other sky-centric names are a great fit for your little star.
Virgo Personality: Grounded, intelligent, and hardworking, Virgos tend to prefer classic, practical choices. Classic names, or twists on classics, can be a perfect match for this sign.
The Best Names for Virgo Boys: Your Virgo is destined for sucess pretty much from day one. What names do you envision when you imagine him chairing a meeting one day? Names that connote strength, like Everett (whose origins are Anglo-Saxon for wild boar), Liam (Irish for strong-willed warrior), or Zale (which means power of the sea) will serve your Virgo well.
The Best Names for Virgo Girls: Although Virgo women are practical, they also adore beauty, and will always wear their multi-syllable names with pride. Don’t be afraid to go girly—ever practical Virgo will always shorten it if she feels it’s too much of a mouthful. Arabella, Annabella, Isabella, or Gabriella are all slam dunks for Virgos. Want something shorter? Consider names meaning “strong.” Brianna (Gaelic for strong), Matilda (which has German roots to mean battle), and Adira (a Hebrew name meaning powerful) are all good options.
Libra Personality: Emotionally intelligent, artistic, and always happy to nurture relationships, Libras always want to make everyone happy. Libras can either have unique names or popular names—trust that their personality will help them stand out.
The Best Names for Libra Boys: Trendsetting and trend-loving, Libra’s “the more the merrier” personality is well suited for popular names. Think Jace, Chase, Mason, Brayden, Landon, and Aiden as jumping off points for Libra boys. Alternatively, worldly Libra loves learning new things and exploring new worlds: A name from your own heritage, or a popular name from a country you adore—like Giovanni (Italy), Nuveen (India), or Abasi (Kenya)—will inspire a Libra for life.
The Best Names for Libra Girls: Similar to their Libra brothers, a Libra girl doesn’t have a problem being one of many Emmas in her class. Names that will click with her personality: Ava, Harper, Charlotte, Scarlett, and Mila. Or search popular names from other cultures: Ines (France), Rashmi (Sri Lanka), and Aoife (Ireland) can help your Libra fit in anywhere in the world.
Scorpio Personality: Mysterious, emotional, and fiercely intelligent, even the smallest Scorpios have huge personalities and can carry a huge name to match. Choosing a name that speaks to Scorpio’s passionate side is key. Nature-inspired names can be a great match for this sign.
The Best Names for Scorpio Boys: Fiery Scorpio deserves a fiery name to match. Blaze is a great option. Or look straight to nature: Thorn, Wolf, Tiger, or Ridge will all match the energy of your little boy.
The Best Names for Scorpio Girls: Tempest and Colt are name options that will match your little Scorpio’s can’t-be-tamed spirit. Or look to flowers: Magnolia, Daisy, Rose, and Willow are all ways to honor the softer side of a Scorpio girl’s wild nature.
Sagittarius Personality: An intense explorer, the Archer is always looking for the why behind any phenomenon. A Sagittarius may be a future scientist or explorer, so give him or her a name that honors that searching personality.
The Best Names for Sagittarius Boys: Honor his need to conquer the world by naming him after a famous landmark or explorer. Think Everest, Shackleton, or Hudson. Or draw inspiration from the world of science: Albert (Einstein), Isaac (Newton), Charles (Darwin), Stephen (Hawking), and Nikola (Tesla) are good inspiration.
The Best Names for Sagittarius Girls: As with her Sagittarius brother, honor your Sag girl’s adventurous personality. Draw inspiration from explorers like Margaret (Mead), Freya (Stark) or Sylvia (Earle). Or look to women who broke boundaries in the sciences: Ada (Lovelace), Rachel (Carson), or Alice (Ball).
Capricorn Personality: Determined, ambitious, and practical, a Capricorn can do anything they set their mind to—even as a kid. Intelligent and often wise beyond their years, the Cap baby merits a name with some gravitas.
The Best Names for Capricorn Boys: Capricorns wear last names as first names particularly well. If there aren’t any that stand out in your own family, consider a strong last name from your heritage or a country you admire: Adler (German, meaning eagle), Cohen (meaning priest), and West can be great places to start. And don’t cross off Biblical stalwarts like Peter, Paul, Saul, and Mark, which have withstood the test of time and are worthy of baby Goats.
The Best Names for Capricorn Girls: Names from the Old Testament, Bible, or Koran fit Capricorn babies very well. Think Eve, Laila, Maida, or Hannah. As with Capricorn boys, gender-neutral names that could be last names also work well: Think Quinn, Madison, or Kennedy.
Aquarius Personality: One of the most creative signs of the Zodiac, Aquarians are emotionally intelligent, intuitive, and endlessly creative. Choosing a creative name to match their personality is key—feel free to be playful with spellings, or even make something up!
The Best Names for Aquarius Boys: Gender neutral names for Aquarian boys can work well. Think Amari, Gray, Rory, or Taylor. Or look to artists for inspiration. Some names to consider: Henri (Matisse), Mark (Rothko), Ansel (Adams), or Robert (Capa).
The Best Names for Aquarius Girls: Female Aquarians see life as an endless art project; give your girl a creative name that will let her artistic soul shine. Some names to consider: Anais (after Anais Nin), Aria, Keats (after the poet John Keats), Magritte (after painter Rene Magritte), or Thisbe (from the Ovid myth).
Pisces Personality: Sensitive, artistic, and deeply in tune with the emotions of others, Pisces are selfless and always willing to lend a helping hand. Pisces love names that connect them to a tribe, so naming them after family members or important religious or artistic figures is smart. Pisces also love nature, so look to the outdoors for inspiration.
The Best Names for Pisces Boys: To start, picture the sea. Some water-themed baby names to consider: Brook, Dylan (son of the sea), Lachlan (land of the lakes), Kyle (channel), or Wade (crossing the sea). Pisces are deeply intuitive and relationship-oriented; consider a mood-themed name like Asher (happy, blessed), Darwin (beloved friend), or Khalil (friend in Arabic).
The Best Names for Pisces Girls: Pisces are drawn to the water, and your little fish may likely be a swimmer, surfer, or sailor as she grows up. Give her a name inspired by the water: River, Brooke, Darya (Iranian for sea), or Noelani (mist from heaven in Hawaiian). And since friendships are paramount to a Pisces, consider a name that highlights her BFF qualities: Arden, Dakota (friendly one from the Sioux), or Bellamy (fine friend from French).
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