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10 Striking Baby Boy Names Inspired By The Solar System

1. Apollo

Meaning 'To Destroy', Apollo is the name of an asteroid, and the God of the Sun in Greek Mythology and Roman mythology. Apollo is also the name of an extensive Space programme by NASA which included several missions to the moon.

2. Cosmo

The term Cosmos refers to everything which makes up the physical universe. The name Cosmo mean 'Order/Decency'.

3. Draco

Meaning 'Dragon/Serpent', Draco is a constellation in the northern sky, as well as being the name of a character in Harry Potter.

4. Hercules

A constellation names after the mythical Roma Hero, Hercules means 'Glory of Hera'.

5. Wolf

Wolf 359 is the name of a Red Dwarf in the Constellation Leo.

6. Orion

The name of a constellation, Orion means 'Hunter'. I think this one is massively underused, it would be gorgeous for any lucky little boy!

7. Sol

Sol directly means 'Sun', but also refers to the length of a Solar day.

8. Zeke

Zeke means 'shooting star' in Arabic, as well as meaning 'God will strengthen'. It was used by Kian Egan as the name of his baby boy, and can be used as a short form of Ezekial.

9. Phoenix

A constellation in the Southern sky meaning 'Dark Red'.

10. Rigel

Meaning 'Foot', Rigel is the brightest star in the Constellation Orion.

10 Striking Baby Girl Names Inspired By The Solar System


About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog seriouslymammy.wordpress.com for more!

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