Names of zodiac signs

If your little one is born between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21, prepare to welcome a powerful Scorpio into your family. Scorpios are ruled by the planet of renewal and transformation, Pluto, and the warrior planet Mars. They are a Water sign, so they’re said to express emotions in a cool, calm way, which belies a passionate soul beneath. Those born under this sign are considered great leaders, thanks to their bravery, determination, resourcefulness, and decisiveness. These qualities, along with their charismatic nature and secret-keeping ability, make them popular friends. Be inspired by these associations with the following suggestions for Scorpio baby names.

Names For Scorpio Girls

  1. Andrea – this Greek name means “strong”
  2. Astrid – this Norse name means “divine strength or beauty”
  3. Audrey – this Old English name means “strong and noble”
  4. Casey – this Gaelic name means “the brave or vigilant one”
  5. Delaney – this Gaelic name means “the challenger”
  6. Edna – this Hebrew name means “renewal”
  7. Erica – this Old Norse name means “a powerful ruler”
  8. Gardenia – a Scorpio flower
  9. Heather – a Scorpio flower
  10. Marcella/Marcia/Marsha – these Latin names mean “brave, of Mars”
  11. Nix – one of the five moons of Scorpio’s ruling planet, Pluto
  12. Topaz – a Scorpio birthstone
  13. Tyra – this Old Norse name derives from “the god of war,” Thor
  14. Valentina – this Latin name means “strong and valorous one”
  15. Valerie – this French name means “to be strong”
  16. Valora – this Latin name means “the brave one”

Names For Scorpio Boys

  1. Arnold/Arnie – this Teutonic name means “strong as an eagle”
  2. Bernard – this Teutonic name means “bold as a bear”
  3. Casey – this Gaelic name means “the brave or vigilant one”
  4. Delaney – this Gaelic name means “the challenger”
  5. Duncan – this Scottish Gaelic name means “a dark warrior”
  6. Eldric – this Old English name means “old, wise ruler”
  7. Fergus – this Scottish name means “strong man of vigour”
  8. Goddard – this Old English name means “divinely strong”
  9. Hardwin – this Old English name means “a brave friend”
  10. Marius – this Latin name means “warrior (of Mars)”
  11. Martin – this Latin name means “of Mars”
  12. Rayner/Raynor – this German name means “wise and powerful warrior”
  13. Sloan – this Irish Gaelic name means “a warrior”
  14. Valentine – this Latin name means “strong, valorous one, romance”
  15. Vincent – this Latin name means “conquering”
  16. Zeke – this Old Testament name means “strength of God”

Scorpio Baby Names

by Sophie Kihm Names for Scorpio babies can be drawn from a variety of sources that include the properties of this zodiac sign for babies born between October 23 and November 22. In astrology, Scorpios are associated with steel, the color red, and fall flowers such as the chrysanthemum. Names for babies born under Scorpio might include names that mean water, as Scorpio is a water sign. Halloween is the most notable holiday that takes place under the sign of Scorpio, so you might want to consider names associated with magic and the spiritual world. The number 11 and the autumn season may also provide inspiration for names for your Scorpio baby. You could also look to famous Scorpios from Emma Stone to Frank Ocean to Julia Roberts to Drake in search of names for a Scorpio baby. Along with Emma and Drake, Scorpio baby names ranking in the US Top 1000 include Autumn, Brooks, Hazel, Luna, and Phoenix. Unique Scorpio baby names stylish right now include November, Eleven, and Sabrina. For a baby born under the Scorpio zodiac sign, these names are worth consideration.

Page

  • Angelina

    The gorgeous Angelina Jolie has promoted the star power of her name and changed Angelina’s image from delicate to intense, from older Italian mama to stylish multi-cultural child. Kids might… Read More

  • Antoinette

    This feminization of Anthony, like other early French forms, such as Babette and Nanette, is not heard as often as it once was, but it could be time for a reappraisal of this delicate Gallic… Read More

  • Aqua

    One of the new color names that is catching on, invoking a calm, blue-green-sea feeling. Read More

  • Artemis

    Artemis, one of the key figures of the female Greek pantheon, is the ancient virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, childbirth, and a protector of young girls, later associated with the… Read More

  • Autumn

    Crisp and colorful, Autumn is the most popular season name now — the only one in the Top 100 in recent years — with Autumn’s coolness only surpassed by Winter. Jennifer Love Hewitt named her… Read More

  • Azure

    Azure is a colorful choice for a blue-eyed child. Among other blue-toned color name possibilities: Indigo, Cerulean, and Blue itself.
    In the Middle Ages, azure was another name for… Read More

  • Basil

    Although Greek in origin–in the fourth century, a bishop by that name established the principles of the Greek Orthodox Church–Basil for years took on the aura of aquiline-nosed upper-class… Read More

  • Benjamin

    Benjamin is derived from the Hebrew name Binyamin, from the elements ben, meaning “son” and yamin, “right hand.” In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve… Read More

  • Beryl

    Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting namesakes: British writer Beryl Bainbridge and British aviatrix Beryl Markham.Read More

  • Brooks

    Surname name, nature name, and word name, with a more masculine slant than Brook or Brooklyn. Brooks Robinson was one of the greatest third basemen ever, playing for the Baltimore Orioles from… Read More

  • Bruno

    Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more attention here. Its color meaning makes it one of the perfect Read More

  • Cain

    Biblical name Cain was, until recently, seldom heard outside of the Old Testament and soap operas. Although Cain’s murderous actions will always make this name difficult for some, Cain, Eve and… Read More

  • Charon

    The name of the ferrymen of dead souls to the Greek underworld and the name of Pluto’s desolate moon, Charon makes an interesting, if somewhat macabre, choice for a baby. There are two… Read More

  • Chrysanthemum

    One of the rarest of the flower names, that of the blossom celebrated in Japan as a symbol of the sun and a possible object of meditation. One of the rare flower names counted among Read More

  • Crimson

    Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett’s success, though it’s lacking that Gone With the Wind charm.Read More

  • Crispin

    Crispin, which was introduced into the mainstream by actor Crispin Glover and which means “curly-haired” in Latin, has an image very much like its first syllable: crisp, autumnal, and colorful. … Read More

  • Dahlia

    One of the flower names, used occasionally in Britain (where it’s pronounced DAY-lee-a). It seems to have recovered from what was perceived as a slightly affected la-di-dah air. The flower was… Read More

  • Delta

    Southern charm, lazy-day-down-by-the-river feel. Read More

  • Drake

    A simple one-syllable name that has been on the popularity list since the mid-1980s, Drake is most associated today with the single-named rapper (born Aubrey). The name peaked at Number 197 in… Read More

  • Eleven

    If Erykah Badu can name her son Seven, why can’t you name your daughter (or son) this? Eleven has recently gotten a lot of attention via the character on the TV show Stranger Things. Read More

Page List Categories: See All List Categories

Children and adults around the world love gazing at the stars, connecting the dots to form shapes they have been told about or creating their own. But these collections likely originated as important instruments to help people mark the time of year. Today, star constellations continue to stand as tools for astronomers and stargazers.

History of constellations

Stars move across the sky on a regular schedule, much like the sun. At various times of year, different constellations appear at sunset. The rising constellations rotate based on the Earth’s path through space, and so can be used to mark the seasons in regions when moderate weather may not convey the change between winter and spring.

Most of the constellations in the northern skies bear Greek and Roman names, but people were mapping the sky long before these empires took hold. The Greeks adopted their system from the Babylonians, whose origins may have stemmed from Sumerian traditions 3,000 years before. Even further back, scientists suspect that markings on the cave walls at Lascaux in southern France — created over 17,000 years ago — may chart the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters, making it the first known star map.

In 1929, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially defined 88 constellations across the sky. But these constellations aren’t drawn to connect certain stars, they’re actually more-or-less rectangular slices of the heavens holding the stars within them. Formally cementing these boundaries allows astronomers to communicate about the regions of the sky they study. Within these 88 regions are the individual groupings that people think of as constellations. For instance, the constellation of Ursa Major contains all of the stars around the shape known by the same name.

However, many of the groupings most people consider to be constellations aren’t officially constellations. The Big Dipper, for example, which lays inside of Ursa Major, is not recognized as a constellation. Instead, it is an asterism, or a group of stars not officially designated but known by most nonastronomers.

Constellation names and zodiac signs

As the Earth rotates, the sun, the moon and planets travel on a set path through the sky known as the ecliptic. The list of 13 constellations they pass through are known as the stars of the zodiac. The zodiac constellations’ names are:

  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius
  • Pisces
  • Aries
  • Taurus
  • Gemini
  • Cancer
  • Leo
  • Virgo
  • Libra
  • Scorpio
  • Ophiuchus
  • Sagittarius

Astrologers use 12 of these constellations as signs of the zodiac, omitting Ophiuchus, to make predictions. (Unlike astronomy, astrology is not a science.) Signs differ from constellations, bearing only a loose reference to one another. The sign of Pisces, for instance, corresponds to the rise of the constellation of Aquarius. Ironically, if you are born under a particular sign, the constellation it is named for is not visible at night. Instead, the sun is passing through it around that time of year, making it a daytime constellation that can’t be seen.

The constellations appear to form shapes across the sky, but the stars themselves don’t make up patterns in space. The distance from our world to the individual stars in a constellation varies, often by tens of light-years, scattering the stars randomly across the galaxy.

How far away are constellations?

The pictures we see at night are formed because we only see two dimensions on the night sky, missing the depth that is also present.

Still, with a bit of imagination, the constellations can provide a great source entertainment. They can also help the lost find their way, and aid skywatchers in the search for planets, comets, or other events, by a process called star hopping. And, as they surely did in ancient times, constellations can provoke a sense of timeless wonder.

Related:

  • How the Night Sky Constellations Got Their Names
  • Constellations: The Zodiac Constellation Names
  • Orion Constellation: Facts About the Hunter
  • Pegasus Constellation: Facts & Notable Features
  • Draco Constellation: Facts About the Dragon

This article was updated Oct. 9, 2018, by Space.com Senior Writer, Meghan Bartels.

Astrological Signs and Names

Astrological Signs and Names

Name Dropping

Everyone has more than one astrological sign, as there are two different forms of astrology – Western, or occidental, and Eastern, or Chinese. Occidental astrology is the method we’re most familiar with and is related to the month of birth. Oriental astrology is based on signs related to the year of birth. If astrology has you intrigued, you may want to learn more about each form as they both can yield different clues to your child’s future as well as the name you choose.

People have always looked toward the heavens for clues to what may be happening around them, and it stands to reason that the stars have also influenced the giving of names throughout the centuries. Many cultures have believed, and some still do, that names based on the positions of the planets and stars at birth carry great luck and would forever place their bearers in harmony with the universe. Astrologers then and now have often been employed to help parents select favorable names, recommending monikers based on a sign of the zodiac or related to the celestial elements that govern the sign.

In China, astrologers are often used to determine the influence of the basic elements – earth, fire, air, water, metal, and wood – that are related to the planets that are in place at a child’s birth. These astrologers cast a horoscope on the third day after the baby’s birth and look for a balance of these elements. If the elements are out of balance, they may recommend a name that will align them more favorably for the child.

Star Gazing

Alphabet Soup

A natal chart is an astrological chart that shows where the planets were located at an individual’s birth.

Since you probably haven’t had your baby yet, it would be impossible to predict all of the elements that would be in place on the day of his or her birth. Frankly, if you have a strong belief in such matters, you’d be better off consulting with an astrologer who can draw up a natal chart after your baby’s birth.

But since you do have a general idea of when your baby will be born, it’s possible to think about names that will relate to the zodiac sign that governs the birthday. Take a look at the following table, which shows all the zodiac signs, their planets, and the elements associated with them, and see what might inspire you. You’ll also find a brief description of the general personality traits associated with each sign.

What’s in a Name

The well-known Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung was a strong believer in the messages brought by signs, and strongly supported such divining systems as the I Ching, an ancient Chinese system for interpreting signs based on the patterns created by tossing a series of coins.

If you decide to use the zodiac to help you choose a name, don’t take the symbolism represented by these signs too literally – in other words, don’t name your child “Fish” or “Piscene” if he or she is born in March. Look instead at the characteristics represented by these elements, and consider how they may relate to such things as the names of gods and goddesses. Study the traits of each sign. Do they represent virtues or characteristics that could be represented in a name choice? Even the earthly elements related to zodiac signs can be used to guide a name choice.

For example, if you’re anticipating a girl born under the sign of Cancer, Diana might appeal to you as it’s the name of the Roman goddess of the moon, which is the planet that relates to this astrological sign. Selene (or Selena) may be another choice, as this Greek deity name also relates to the moon. Leo is the astrological symbol for babies born in July, which makes Leonardo or Leonard obvious names to consider. If you have an earth sign to work with, maybe Blair (“child of the fields”) or Eartha (“child of the earth”) appeals to you.

Other names inspired by the zodiac that you may want to consider:

12 Astrology Signs of the Zodiac

Twelve Astrological Signs are classified into 15 groups depending on their nature, influences and characteristics.
(1) Dualities – Positive and Negative or Masculine and Feminine Signs
(2) Triplicities – Fiery, Earthy, Airy and Watery Signs
(3) Quadruplicities – Cardinal or Movable, Fixed or Static and Common or Mutable Signs
(4) Northern & Southern Signs
(5) Equinoctial Signs
(6) Tropical Signs
(7) Fruitful Signs
(8) Barren Signs
(9) Voice Signs
(10) Mute or Dumb Signs
(11) Violent Signs
(12) Bestial or Four legged Signs
(13) Human signs or Voice Signs
(14) Double bodied or Bicorporeal or Duel Signs
(15) Short and Long Ascension Signs

Dualities – Positive or Masculine and Negative or Feminine Signs
The twelve signs are divided into two groups. All the twelve signs are either Positive and Masculine Signs or Negative and Feminine signs. All the odd number signs of Aries (Mesha), Gemini (Mithuna), Leo (Simha), Libra (Tula), Sagittarius (Dhanus) and Aquarius (Kumbha) are Positive or Masculine or Day signs and the even signs Taurus (Rishabh), Cancer (Karka), Virgo (Kanya), Scorpio (Vrischika), Capricorn (Makara) and Pisces (Meena) are Negative or Feminine or Night Signs. Thus all the Fire and Air signs are Positive, Masculine and Day signs and all the Earth and Water signs are Negative, Feminine and Night signs. Masculine signs are extroverted and active and Feminine signs are receptive and introverted.

Triplicities – Fiery, Earthy, Airy and Watery Signs
This is one of the most important classifications of astrological sign for predictive purpose. It helps in describing the temperament and basic personality of each sign of the zodiac by classifying them into one of the four ancient and traditional elements, fire, earth, air, and water. Each of the four elements has three signs assigned to it.
Fire signs (The Inspirational and Physically active Group) Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Earth signs (The Practical and Productive Group) Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
Air signs (The Mental and Socially Oriented Group) – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Water signs (The Emotional and Family Oriented Group) Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
The Element of Fire is associated with the Signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and it also symbolizes the natural first, fifth and ninth houses in astrology. The fiery signs represent the vital spirit and activity. These signs tend to be confident, action oriented, outgoing, forceful, active, strong, adventurous, enthusiastic, expansive and optimistic. Negatively they tend to be impatient, wilful, reactive, blunt, careless and foolhardy. Any planet or house that is placed in these signs will acquire these qualities. The more planets one have in the fire signs the more of these qualities will be pronounced.
The Element of Earth is associated with the Signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, and it also symbolizes the natural second, sixth and tenth houses in astrology. The earthy signs represent sense of responsibility and reliability. These signs tend to be organized, practical, realistic, ambitious, hardworking, methodical, disciplined, analytical, stable and steady. Negatively they tend to be stubborn, lazy, reserved, critical, fussy, pessimistic and snobbish. Any planet or house that is placed in these signs will acquire these qualities. The more planets one have in the earth signs the more of these qualities will be pronounced.
The Element of Air is associated with the Signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, and it also symbolizes the natural third, seventh and eleventh houses in astrology. The airy signs represent mental and social experiences. These signs tend to be communicative, quick-witted, adaptable, versatile, flexible, relationship oriented, cooperative, sociable, balanced, tolerant and original. Negatively they tend to be babbling, nervous, superficial, indecisive, aloof and eccentric. Any planet or house that is placed in these signs will acquire these qualities. The more planets one have in the air signs the more of these qualities will be pronounced.
The Element of Water is associated with the Signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, and it also symbolizes the natural fourth, eighth and twelfth houses in astrology. The watery signs represent feelings, imaginative and creative experiences. These signs tend to be sensitive, sympathetic, domestic, compassionate, benevolent, intuitive, artistic and receptive. Negatively they tend to be moody, clinging, secretive, escapist, impractical, unrealistic and brooding. Any planet or house that is placed in these signs will acquire these qualities. The more planets one have in the water signs the more of these qualities will be pronounced.

Quadruplicities – Cardinal or Movable, Fixed and Common or Mutable Signs
There are three basic ‘mode of operation’ for a Sign and each mode has its own distinctive way to approach a given situation. These thee modes are Cardinal or Movable, Fixed or Static and Mutable or Common. This classification of signs along with the Triplicities (Fiery, Earthy, Airy and Watery Signs) mentioned earlier are most important to understand astrological principles and functioning of signs.
Cardinal or Movable Signs are – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Fixed or Static Signs are – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
Mutable or Common Signs are – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Cardinal or Movable Signs are enterprising and outgoing they initiates change and make things happen. They are interested in promoting change and bringing new things into the world. They like to take charge of situations and do not like subordinate roles. They like changes and reform. Negative traits for this mode are they can be restless and overactive.
Fixed or Static Signs are focused and determined and have stamina for persistence action. Once their mind is focused on a thing they will tenaciously pursue it in practical manner with will power till it is completed. They are very firm in their attitude and once an opinion has been formed they are not likely to change it. Negative traits for this mode are they can be resistant to change, requires long time to come to a decision and are very stubborn.
Mutable or Common Signs are adaptable, changeable, flexible and versatile. Their nature can be described as a balance between fixed and movable signs. They adept themselves as per their surroundings and current needs. Negative traits for this mode are they can be fluctuating, inconstant, indecisive and vacillating.
Each Mode has one Fire Sign, one Earth Sign, one Air Sign, and one Water Sign as in table below.