75 Galaxy-Inspired Names for Your Little One

Updated: February 17, 2021
If you've always been fascinated by the night sky and outer space, you might want to consider one of the galaxy-inspired names for your little boy or girl. Plus we're featuring our favorite gender-neutral options.
75 Galaxy Names

If you’re passionate about astronomy and fascinated by everything galactical, consider a galaxy name for your new baby. Galaxy names reference the stars and planets as well as the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian gods and goddess of the heavens.

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Will your little girl be Celeste, meaning “heavenly” or Vega, a star in the constellation Lyra? Or might your little boy be called Aten after the Egyptian god of the sun? Throughout our galaxy, there are so many out-of-this-world names to choose from!

Check out our comprehensive list of astronomical names for girls and boys, as well as some gender-neutral options.

Galaxy Names for Girls

  1. Aelia - Greek, means “sun”
  2. Adhara - Astronomy, the second brightest star in the constellation Canis Major
  3. Amalthea - Astronomy, a moon of Jupiter; Greek Mythology, a nymph who nursed the infant Zeus
  4. Andromeda - Greek Mythology, Astronomy, an Ethiopian princess rescued from sacrifice by the hero Perseus. A constellation in the northern sky is named for her.
  5. Ariel - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  6. Ascella - Astronomy, the third brightest star in the constellation Sagittarius
  7. Astra - Greek, means “star”
  8. Aurora - Latin, means “dawn”; Roman Mythology, goddess of the dawn
  9. Bianca - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus; Italian, means “white”
  10. Calypso - Astronomy, a moon of Saturn; Greek Mythology, the nymph who fell in love with Odysseus after he was shipwrecked on her island of Ogygia
  11. Celeste - French, Italian, means “of the sky, heavenly”
  12. Chanda - Hindu Mythology, goddess of the moon
  13. Cordelia - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  14. Diana - Roman Mythology, goddess of the moon, hunting, forests, and childbirth
  15. Elara - Astronomy, a moon of Jupiter
  16. Halley - Astronomy, a comet
  17. Helia - Greek Mythology, one of the Heliades, daughters of the sun god Helios
  18. Hilal - Turkish, means “crescent moon”
  19. Juliet - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  20. Larissa - Astronomy, a moon of Neptune
  21. Leda - Astronomy, a moon of Jupiter
  22. Libra - Astronomy, a constellation shaped like a set of measuring scales
  23. Luna - Italian, Spanish, means “moon”; Roman Mythology, goddess of the moon
  24. Lyra - Astronomy, a constellation in the northern sky containing the star Vega
  25. Miranda - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  26. Nashira - Astronomy, a bright star in the constellation of Capricornus
  27. Ophelia - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  28. Pandora - Astronomy, a moon of Saturn
  29. Phoebe - Greek Mythology, a titan associated with the moon; Astronomy, a moon of Saturn
  30. Portia - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  31. Titania - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus
  32. Star - English, means “star”
  33. Stella - Italian, means “star”
  34. Vega - Astronomy, a star in the constellation Lyra
  35. Venus - Astronomy, second planet from the sun; Roman Mythology, goddess of love and sex

Galaxy Names for Boys

  1. Apollo - Greek Mythology, god of the sun
  2. Alioth - Astronomy, traditional name of the star Epsilon Ursae Majoris in the constellation Ursa Major
  3. Altair - Astronomy, a star in the constellation Aquila
  4. Aster - Greek, means “star”
  5. Astrophel - Greek, means “star lover”
  6. Aten - Egyptian Mythology, a god of the sun
  7. Arche - Astronomy, a moon of Jupiter
  8. Aries - Astronomy, a constellation
  9. Atlas - Greek Mythology, a Titan punished by Zeus by being forced to support the heavens on his shoulders
  10. Castor - Astronomy, a star in the Gemini constellation
  11. Cielo - Italian, means “sky”
  12. Cosmo - English, Italian, refers to the universe
  13. Cosmos - English, Italian, refers to the universe
  14. Cupid - Roman Mythology, son of Venus and Mars
  15. Deimos - Astronomy, a moon of Mars
  16. Izar - Basque, means “star”
  17. Janus - Astronomy, a moon of Saturn
  18. Jupiter - Astronomy, the largest gas giant in our solar system
  19. Kuiper - Astronomy, a belt of asteroids in our solar system
  20. Leo - Astronomy, a constellation
  21. Mercury - Astronomy, first planet from the sun; Roman Mythology, god of trade, merchants, and travelers
  22. Mars - Astronomy, third planet from the sun; Roman Mythology, god of war
  23. Oberon - Astronomy, a moon of Uranus, Literature, king of the fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  24. Orion - Astronomy, Greek Mythology, a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter who was killed by a scorpion sent by the earth goddess Gaia
  25. Perseus - Astronomy, a constellation; Gree Mythology, a hero who founded the ancient city of Mycenae
  26. Phoenix - Astronomy, a constellation; Greek Mythology, a creature consumed by fire and then rising from its own ashes every 500 years
  27. Pluto - Astronomy, a dwarf planet in our solar system
  28. Rigel - Astronomy, the star that forms the left foot of the constellation Orion
  29. Sirius - Astronomy, a bright star in the constellation Canis Major
  30. Sol - Spanish, Portuguese, means “sun”
  31. Taurus - Astronomy, a constellation of the zodiac
  32. Titan - Astronomy, Saturn’s largest moon
  33. Vulcan - Astronomy, a small hypothetical planet that was proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun; Roman Mythology, god of fire

Gender-Neutral Galaxy Names

  1. Blaze - American, means “fiery”
  2. Eris - a dwarf planet; Greek Mythology, goddess of discord
  3. Neptune - Astronomy, the eighth and final planet in our solar system, a gas giant
  4. Nova - Astronomy, reference to supernova, a stellar explosion
  5. Saturn - Astronomy, the seventh planet in our solar system, a gas giant
  6. Sky - English, means “sky”
  7. Thebe - Astronomy, a moon of Jupiter

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