If you're looking for a name that conjures images of brilliance and brightness, then consider going with a boy name that means “moon.” Here is a list of 25 boy names — including their meaning — to help inspire your selection.
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- Aidamir Aidamir is a Turkish name that means “iron moon”. Aidamir is similar enough to the name Aidan to be an interesting alternative.
- Ainar Ainar is a Kazakh name that means “moon”. Ainar may not be common in the US but it is similar enough to the name Aaron to seem familiar.
- Annigan Annigan is an Inuit deity that is the physical manifestation of the moon. He is the brother to Malina, who is the physical manifestation of the sun.
- Araziel Araziel means “light of God” or “moon of God” in Hebrew. Araziel is an Apocryphal angel from the Book of Enoch that was cast out of heaven for having a relationship with human women.
- Artem Derived from the name of the Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt Artemis, Artem is a common Ukrainian name. It is sometimes spelled Artyom.
- Aytac A Turkish name, Aytac has a royal connotation. It means “moon crown”.
- Badar Badar is an Arabic name meaning “full moon”. It is a common name for babies born during the full moon.
- Badru Badru is an Egyptian name. It either means “full moon” or “born during the full moon”.
- Chandrakant Candrakant is a Sanskrit name that means “beloved by the moon”. This mouthful of a name might intimidate some parents but the meaning is powerful.
- Demiray Demiray is a Turkish name that means “iron moon”. Demiray is a strong, creative name choice.
- Ehann Ehann is an Arabic name that means “full bright moon”. The name is uncommon in the US but it is a unique alternative for the name Ethan.
- Elatha Elatha is likely a moon god in Irish mythology and was heavily associated with moon related symbolism. In Irish mythology, Elatha was the king of the Fomorians who were a hostile magical race of people.
- Getsumei Getsumei is a Japanese name that means “moonlight” or “bright, clear moon”. It may also mean “tomorrow’s moon” depending on the kanji used in the name.
- Gunay Gunay is a Turkish name that means “sun and moon”. This name has a powerful dualism in the meaning.
- Iah Iah is an Egyptian name derived from Iah-Djehuty. He was an Egyptian lunar god who was an aspect of Thorth, the deity of wisdom, magic, and the moon.
- Ihan Ihan is an Arabic name meaning “full moon”. Ihan is also the name of a village in Slovenia.
- Mahan – Mahan means “moon” and derives from Persian.
- Meztli Meztli is a Nahuatl name and a figure in Aztec mythology. Meztli was the embodiment of the moon. The moon was once as bright as the sun but the sun threw a rabbit into their face which caused them to dim. This explains why it is possible to see the outline of a rabbit on the face of the moon.
- Mwezi Mwezi is a Swahili name meaning “moon” or “moon month”. Mwezi was the name of a Burundi king.
- Nima Nima is an Arabic name that means either “just and fair” or “half moon”. Nima is a masculine name but to the western ear it may sound too feminine.
- Rakesh Rakesh is a Sanskrit name that means “ruler of the full moon”. Rakesh is a powerful name.
- Sharad Sharad is a Hindu name that is often given to babies who are born between mid-September to mid-November. Sharad means “full moon in autumn”.
- Tsukuyomi Tsukuyomi is a figure from Japanese mythology. Tsukuyomi means “to read the moon” and was the god of the moon. Tsukuyomi was the sibling of Amaterasu (the sun) and Susanoo (the sea).
- Volana Volana is a Malagasy name that means “the moon”. Volana is popular on the island of Madagascar off the coast of mainland Africa.
- Zunair Zunair is an Urdu and Pakistani name that means “shine of the moon”.
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