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17th Jul 2022

Celestial and sweet: 12 glowingly beautiful baby names inspired by the moon

Trine Jensen-Burke

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This past week saw the biggest full moon of this year.

July’s full moon is known as the ‘buck moon’, and is also a supermoon, meaning it appears especially large in the sky.

And as nature-inspired and slightly boho baby names are having a moment, we reckoned, if you are due this month, what could be more magical than naming your little one after the moon?

One moon-inspired name that has been topping the charts for a while already is Luna – the name of the Roman goddess of the moon, and also the actual Latin word for “moon.”

But if you reckon Luna is too popular already, fear not – there are plenty of other moon-inspired names out there that are equally beautiful and equally boho.

Just take a look:

1. Ayla

Baby girls

Name means ‘moon’ in Turkish

2. Luan

Baby boys

A rare Portuguese boy name meaning “moon.”

3. Aruna

Baby girls

Japanese girls’ name said to mean ‘moon love.’

4. Neil

Baby boys

Is there anything cooler than being named after Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon?

5. Zira

Baby girls

A Swahili name thought to mean ‘moonlight messenger.’

6. Rua

Baby boys

From Japanese, thought to mean ‘moon love.’

7. Koray

Baby girls

A famous Turkish name meaning ’ember moon.’

8. London

Baby boys

In English, the name London means ‘fortress of the moon’.

9. Mahina

Baby girls

Mahina was a Moom Goddess in Hawaiian mythology, and the name is said to simply mean ‘moon’ in Hawaiian.

10. Janus

Baby boys

Janus is the name of one of the moons of Saturn.

11. Miray

Baby girls

Also thought to mean ‘moon’ in Turkish.

12. Io

Baby boys

Io is the name of the most volcanic moon in the solar system.