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Nearly a billion stars have names, and what beautiful names they are! Would you give your baby a name like Andromeda, Gemini or Orion?
Star names for girls: Aquarius, Aquila, Ara, Ariel, Calypso, Carina, Cassiopeia, Corona, Lira, Phoebe, Rhea, Sagitta, Ursa, Vela and Venus.
Star names for boys: Draco, Indus, Jupiter, Leo, Mars, Perseus, Phoenix, Triton and Virgo. Check out more Lucky baby names that take inspiration from the heavens.
Turn your baby into a stargazer with one of these names inspired by the world’s most famous astronomers: Claudius (Ptolemy), Clyde (Tombaugh), Edmund (Halley), Galileo (Galilei), Johannes (Kepler), Maria (Mitchell), Nicholas (Copernicus) and Tycho (Brahe).
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Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin beat American astronaut Alan Shepard to be the first man in space. Since then, many have followed – including these memorable space explorers: John (Glenn), James (Lovell, Jr.), Neil (Armstrong), Buzz (Aldrin), Sally (Ride) and Kathryn (Thornton).
Every NASA rocket and satellite is given a significant name. The names reflect everything from astronomy and exploration to music and colors to weapons and communications.
For girls: Alexis, Anatolia, Ariane, Astrid, Aurora, Cerise, Dawn, Galaxy, Juno, Selene, Starlette and Strela.
For boys: Aeros, Amos, Apollo, Artemis, Helios, Marco, Scout, Sirius, Vektor and Zenith.
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