What do Chrissy Teigen, Walt Disney, Jane Austen, Taylor Swift, Mark Twain, and Jimi Hendrix have in common? They’re all Sagittarius babies!
Born under the zodiac sign of the Archer — the time period between November 22nd and December 22nd — Sagittarius people are bold, energetic, and outspoken souls who are always up for an adventure. (So if you’re expecting a little Sagittarius, you’ll probably want to invest in some serious baby-proofing and maybe even one of those kid leashes. Just saying.)
Whether you’re a firm believer that the stars hold sway over our personalities, or just like to check your horoscope for kicks once in a while, these fitting names for Sagittarius babies are guaranteed to hit the bullseye.
Could there be a more applicable name for a tiny Sagittarius? After all, the sign’s corresponding constellation is called the Archer. (And fellow aforementioned Sagittarius Taylor Swift has a recently-released song by that name — a nod to her star sign, maybe?)
Every zodiac sign has colors that are considered to be especially lucky, and for Sagittarians, it’s dark hues of purple and blue. Violet makes a lovely name, but there’s also the option of the more unisex pick, Navy. Or simply Blue, which could make a great middle name.
This name means “bold,” which is said to be a defining trait of Sagittarius people. Archibald means the same thing, and you could nickname him Archie — which, thanks to a certain royal baby, is definitely heating up.
You could name your little one after his or her birth month, but unlike April or August, November isn’t as popular in the baby naming world. This is where Nova comes in: it’s a cute (and trendy!) way to pay homage to your little Sag’s birth month. Expecting a December Sagittarius instead (or just aren’t too keen on Nova)? Try Ember!
Sagittarius is a fire sign, so what better way to represent than to name your baby after fire itself?! If you wanted to be more subtle, you could use the “Blaise” spelling, but be warned — though it sounds the same, it means something entirely different.
In Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of hunting and the wilderness. This name is fitting for a Sagittarius for two reasons: first, a hunter would have used a bow and arrow, and second, Sagittarians are known for their love of adventure in the great outdoors. For short, you could call her Artie or Missy. For a less obvious mythological name, try Diana — she’s Artemis’s Roman goddess counterpart.
Speaking of Greek mythology: Sagittarius is represented by a mythological figure named Chiron, who was a centaur — half man, half horse. This name is pronounced like Kyron (basically Byron but with a K) so if you wanted to spell it that way for the sake of clarity, that’s an option. Or you could go with the name of a more contemporary centaur, like Ronan from the Harry Potter series. Or, you could always give a nod to just the horse-half and name your little one Colt.
The name Beatrix is not only a charmer with a vintage, literary feel (thanks, legendary children’s author Beatrix Potter). Its meaning is “voyager,” which goes hand-in-hand with Sagittarians’ notorious wanderlust and traveling spirit.
Gemstone names are on the popularity fast track right now, and Topaz is the birthstone of November babies. Turquoise, the December birthstone, is another unique choice.
People born under Sagittarius are notoriously honest, sometimes to the point of bluntness. Fittingly, the name Amina (or Amin, for a boy) means “truthful.” Or there are always the more obvious, cut-to-the-chase names, True and Verity.
Jove is another name for the Roman god Jupiter, which just so happens to be the ruling planet of Sagittarius. For a girl, you could opt for Jovie — an absolutely adorable choice, if you don’t mind the inevitable Elf references.
Sagittarians are renowned for their bravery, and the Armenian word արի — which translates into “ari” — means just that: brave, courageous … and interestingly enough, according to Google Translate, “come on” in English. But hey, don’t let that overshadow the “brave and courageous” part. Just think of it as another way to honor that go-getter Sagittarius spirit, as in, “Come on! Let’s do this!”
The Sagittarius flower is the crocus, and though Crocus wouldn’t make the best baby name, Saffron makes a great one. Saffron is a valuable and expensive spice that comes from the Crocus sativus flower.
Like the fire sign reference, but find Blaze a little too in-your-face? Try Brantley; it comes from the Old High German word “brant,” meaning “fire.” There’s also Kenneth (and Kenna), which have the same meaning.
Sagittarius-born people are straight shooters, never missing the mark, and symbolized by an archer. So you can definitely see the appeal of Arrow — not to mention its contemporary O-ending sound, like Milo, Leo, and Sparrow.
Your little Sagittarius babe will likely come into the world with that signature trailblazing spirit and lust for adventure firmly in place. And with these names, you can always remind them that they were born to run.
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