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125 Cute Baby Names That Mean Sun For Boys And Girls

125 Cute Baby Names That Mean Sun For Boys And Girls

If you’ve found out your due date is in the summer months, and you’re on the hunt for bright names for your baby, then you should definitely check out this amazing collection of baby names that mean sun.

Even if you still don’t know the gender of your baby there’s no need to worry, because I’ve covered that part, too. I have listed some great names for both boys and girls, as well as some unisex names, and they’re all related to the sun.

Babies bring sunshine and light to their parents’ lives, which is why these names that mean sun are always a good choice when it comes to naming the newest member of your family.

Choosing the right name for a baby is one of the most important parenting tasks. After all, it’s something our kids will have for their entire lives.

Some parents prefer a modern, trendy name, while others choose more traditional names because they want to keep them alive. Some will search for a rare name for their little one, while others will stick to more common names.

As for me, the name and the origin of the name isn’t that important. When it comes to choosing a good name for a baby, the most important thing is to find a name with a beautiful and significant meaning.

However, I know that choosing the right name for our little ones can be a pretty difficult task sometimes, and I really hope that this collection will make things a bit easier for you.

Girl Names That Mean Sun

cute baby girl wearing big hat and playing on the beach sand

Your baby girl will definitely bring sunshine to your life and she deserves to have one of these beautiful girl names that mean sun.

1. Aelia

This is a cute Greek/Latin name for your little girl and it means“sun”, “sunlight” and “sunshine”.

2. Aeliana

This is just another variant of the Greek/Latin name from above with the same meaning.

3. Aine

Aine (Áine) is an ancient Irish name that is still popular in Europe today. This simple but wonderful name means “splendor”, “radiance”, and “brilliance”. However, the reason I put this name on my list of girl’s names that mean sun is because this name became popular because of the Irish goddess of the sun; Aine.

4. Alba

This is a very common Latin name meaning “sunrise” or “dawn”.

5. Alina

This Slavic name originated in Armenia. It has several meanings in Armenian; “noble natured”, “of noble type” or “noble person”. However, in Greek the meaning of this name is “light”.

6. Akosua

This rather rare girl’s name of African, Ghanan, and Ghanaian origin is quite special and will definitely make your child stand out. The meaning is also slightly unusual; “born on a Sunday”.

7. Apolline

This is one of the most beautiful French girl’s names I’ve ever heard. The meaning of this name is “belonging to Apollo”.

It may also be another variant of the Greek name Apollonia. However, the reason this name was placed on this list of names that mean sun is because Apollo was the Olympian god of the sun.

8. Apollonia

This beautiful girl’s name also refers to the god of the sun, Apollo. However, it’s of Greek origin and because it’s the feminine form of the male name Apollo, the meaning of this name is “destroyer”.

9. Apricity

Most experts agree that the name Apricity is of English origin, even though it has roots in a Latin word, apricus. The meaning of this unusual name is “the warmth of the sun in winter” or “the feeling of the warmth of the sun in winter”.

10. Arpina

This rare girl’s name is of Armenian origin and its meaning is “rising of the sun”.

little girl having fun in the nature

11. Arevik

A beautiful Armenian girls’ name that describes someone who is “like the Sun”. A good choice for any girl, especially those hailing from Arabic countries.

12. Arunika

This very special and rare girl’s name is of Sanskrit origin. It also has a beautiful and special meaning, “early morning sunlight”.

13. Aurora

Even though this is a pretty common name, most people don’t pronounce it in the right way. It should be pronounced aw-ROHR-ah (/au̯ˈrɔ.ra/).

Aurora is a name of Latin origin and it has a very simple, but special, meaning, “dawn”. The Roman goddess of sunrise was called Aurora and that’s the reason why this name made it on to my list of names that mean sun.

14. Ayla

This short, but no less beautiful, girl’s name of Turkish/ Hebrew origin has become very popular during the last decade all over the world. It’s still one of the most popular Turkish names.

The meaning is quite special; “halo of light around the moon”, or “circle of light around the sun or moon”.

15. Aygün

For those looking for more exotic baby girl names, here’s one from Turkish and Azerbaijani origin that’s a fusion of both Ay for “Moon” and Gün for “Sun”.

16. Cira

This short name of Spanish/ Italian origin means “sun”.

17. Cyra

Cyra is a feminine name of Persian origin and you must admit that it’s very rare and super cool at the same time. “Throne”, “lord” or “sun” are all meanings of this name.

18. Easter

This religious name is a very good choice for your little princess. It’s of uncertain origin, some say that it has roots in the German word Ostern, while others say that it came from the name of the Anglo-Saxons goddess named Eostre.

However, its meaning is glorious, “where the sun rises”.

19. Eguzkine

This is definitely quite a unique name for a girl. It’s of Basque origin and the meaning is “sun”.

20. Elaine

Elaine represents a French/Scottish variant of the Greek name Helen. The meaning is “sun ray”, “shining light”.

21. Elanor

This wonderful, feminine Hebrew name is also related to another Greek name (Eleanor). The meaning of this name is “sun ray”.

22. Eldora

Eldora is a name of Spanish origin with quite a special meaning; “covered with gold”/ “gold” and “gift of the sun”.

beautiful red haired little girl holsing a plant and posing outdoors

23. Eliana

The origin of this feminine name isn’t clear. Some say that it’s of Hebrew/ Latin origin and that its meaning is “God has answered”, while others claim it’s of Greek origin and that it’s related to the word ‘elios’ meaning “god of the sun”.

24. Elidi

Elidi is a beautiful and unique name for baby girls. This feminine name is of Greek origin and its meaning is simply breathtaking; “gift of the sun”.

25. Ellen

Ellen is another variant, or even a diminutive form, of the Greek name Helen.

It also has the same meaning as the name Helen; “sun ray” and “shining light”.

However, some also claim that this name is of English origin and in English, its meaning is “bright”, or “shining light”.

26. Eliane

This gentle name for baby girls is of Latin/ Hebrew/ Greek origin and it simply means “sun”.

27. Eloise

An old English name that was derived from the French Héloïse which was promptly derived from the Germanic Helewidis. The name has been on quite the trek with its meanings changing over the iterations.

The initial meaning referred to someone very “healthy” or “hale”, but later it was considered a fusion of the name Louise and the Greek word for “the Sun”, Helios.

28. Günel

A name of Azerbaijani origin, with a meaning made up of conjoined elements Gün, which means “the Sun”, and el, which refers to a “society” or a “country”. Putting those two together, the name itself could mean “country of the Sun”.

29. Haruko

A Japanese girl’s name that’s made up of two words, Haru which refers to either a “spring”, the “light” or the “Sun” and the word Ko which means “child”.

Putting them together in the context of this article, we get “child of light” or “child of the Sun”.

30. Helaine

Helaine is related to two other Greek names, Helen and Elaine. It has several meanings; “light”, “torch”, “bright” and “sun ray”.

31. Helen

This must be one of the most famous Greek names of all time. I don’t think there are many people who haven’t heard it before. It has several other variants and diminutives. The meaning of this common name is “bright”, “shining light”, “ray of sun” and “sun”.

32. Helia

This gentle Greek name for girls is very popular nowadays. It’s probably because it has a wonderful meaning, “sun ray” or “shining light”.

33. Idalia

This is a pretty unusual choice for your little princess, but I simply adore it. It kind of reminds me of the flower Dahlia, and I think it’s a great choice to name your summer baby girl. This wonderful Greek name means “behold the sun”.

34. Kalinda

Kalinda is a very popular name of Hindu origin. The meaning of this unusual name is “sun”.

35. Kalindi

This is another variant of the Hindu name from above. It has the same meaning, “the sun”.

36. Keren

Keren is quite an unusual feminine name. It’s of Hebrew origin and it means “ray of light” or “glorious dignity”.

little girl sitting in the sun with two rabbits

37. Kyra

This cute and gentle baby girl’s name is of Greek origin, and it has a little bit of a strange meaning; “lord”. It has roots in the Greek male name Kyros and a Persian word, which means “like Ra, the sun”.

38. Liane

This wonderful French baby girl’s name has another wonderful meaning, “daughter of the sun”.

39. Leana

The origin of this name isn’t completely clear. It has roots in Norman, Greek, English and French. However, the meaning of the name is the same in all languages; “sun ray” or “to twine around”.

40. Malina

The origin of the name Malina is really complicated. Some say that it comes from the goddess of the Sun, Malina, in Inuit mythology.

Others claim that it’s derived from the Slavic word for raspberry and there are also people who claim that the name Malina is a Scandinavian/ Swedish variant of the name Magdalena.

41. Marisol

This Spanish name is very popular nowadays. Its meaning is “sea and sun”.

42. Mehri

Mehri is a very rare feminine name, but that makes it unique, right? It has its roots in Persian and the meaning of this name is “kind”, “lovable” and “sunny”.

43. Mirri

Even though this name was originally only given to baby girls, it has now become more of a unisex name.

Even though its origin isn’t clear, most people agree that this name is of Hebrew origin and that its meaning is very simple, “the sun”.

44. Nada

This Slavic/Arabic/Russian name has a very special and beautiful meaning; “dew at sunrise” or “hope”.

45. Nanala

I think this is one of the strangest names on this list, but hey, that’s what makes it so special, right? Of course, such a cheerful name has to be of Hawaiian origin and it means “sunflower”.

adorable smiling little girl standing in the sunflower field and posing

46. Nedda

Nedda is a very common Slavic name and it means “born on Sunday”.

47. Oriana

Oriana is one of the top trending names for girls nowadays. It’s probably of Latin origin, even though some claim it’s an Italian name. The meaning of this name is “sunrise”.

48. Paru

This unusual Hindi name has several different meanings; “sun”, “the fire”, “goddess Parvati”, “graceful” or “flow of the water”.

49. Salana

This is an ancient Greek feminine name meaning “sun”.

50. Savi

This is a very short, but no less cute, name for a girl. It has roots in Sanskrit and the meaning of this name is “the sun” and “goddess Lakshmi”.

51. Savita

The name Savita is of Hindu origin and it has exactly the same meaning as the name above; “sun”.

52. Siria

This is a short but sweet name for girls that has Spanish origin, and it means “sun-bright” or “glowing”.

53. Solana

Solana is such a gentle name for a baby girl. It’s of Spanish origin. This name means “sunlight”, “sunshine” or or “eastern wind”.

54. Solange

This is definitely my favorite name on this list, and it’s all because of its meaning, “angel of the sun”. It’s of French/Latin origin.

newborn baby sleeping in a pink blanket

55. Solara

Here’s another name of Latin origin, it means “of the sun”.

56. Soleil

This is a very unique name for your little baby girl. It has its roots in French and its meaning is “sun”.

57. Soley

Even though the meaning of this Icelandic name is “buttercup”, I decided to put it on my list because it was derived from two words that mean “sun” and “island”.

58. Solveig

This is a very common Scandinavian/Norwegian feminine name. The meaning of this name is truly special, “the strong house” or “daughter of the sun”.

59. Sunshine

This is a very unique and popular name. It’s of English origin and it’s meaning is literally “light from the sun”.

60. Summer

Summer is a traditional Old English name. However, it’s still widely used today.

61. Sunna

The name Sunna is of German origin, and it is still mostly used in Germany and Central Europe. However, I think it’s a very sweet choice for a little girl. The meaning of this name is “sun”. Also, in German mythology, the goddess of sun was called Sunna.

62. Sunniva

This rather unique name for girls has roots in the Norwegian language, and it means “sun gift”.

The name Sunniva is still quite popular in Norway, Greece and Scandinavia. This name is wonderful and the meaning is even more beautiful, what more do you need?

63. Sunny

This English name has several meanings and they’re all very nice; “sunshine”, “happy”, or “cheerful temperament”.

64. Suree

This unique Arabic/Latin girl’s name means “sun”.

65. Suria

I think this is a perfect name for a summer baby girl. The name Suria is of Hindu origin and it means “sun god”.

Boy Names That Mean Sun

little adorable baby boy wearing hat sits in a field near haystacks at sunset

If you know you’re expecting a baby boy and your due date is in summer, you will be sure to find some great ideas for boy names that mean sun below. Of course, all these boy names can also serve as great and unique middle name ideas for your little baby boy.

1. Aarush

This Hindu/Indian boy’s name has a very special meaning; “first ray of the sun”.

2. Aditya

I’m sure you’ll agree that this Hindu name is a very uncommon boy’s name, right? But, it’s still very special and popular. In Hinduism, this name means “the sun”.

3. Aelius

This Greek/ Roman name was derived from the Greek word ‘helios’ which means “sun” or “sunshine”.

4. Aftab

This unusual male name is of Persian origin and its meaning is “shining sun” or just “sun”.

5. Aiden

This beautiful boy’s name is of Celtic origin, meaning “the fire of the sun”, “fiery” or “little fiery one”.

6. Alfrothul

This unusual Old Norse name means “of the sun”.

7. Anatole

Anatole is still one of the top trending French boy’s names. It was derived from the traditional Greek name Anatolius, which means “sunrise” or “rising sun”.

8. Anshul

This rare boy’s name is of Hindu origin. It has several meanings; “radiant”, “bright person” or “intelligent person” and “sunbeam”.

9. Apollo

Apollo is a very popular name of Greek origin. The meaning of this name is “destroyer”. I put this name on my list because it became popular due to the Oympian God of the sun and light, who was called Apollo.

10. Arun

The pronunciation of this Indian/Cambodian male name is ‘ah-roon’ [ˈaɹʌn] and it means “sun”.

11. Arthit

A derivation of one of the earlier names, Aditya, this unique name is sourced from Thai culture, meaning “the Sun”.

newborn baby boy sleeping wrapped in a blue swaddle

12. Antinanco

The Mapuche tribe had a few interesting names that mean Sun as well, one of them even including the representative bird of our country, Antinanco, which translates into “eagle of the Sun”.

13. Antiman

Following up after Antinanco, we have another name from the Mapuche tribe, Antiman. It translates to “condor of the Sun”.

14. Baskara

This rather unusual male name is of Indonesian origin and it means “sun”.

15. Blaze

This is a very soft boy’s name. The origin of this name is unclear, some say it’s Latin, while others claim it is of Old English origin. The meaning of this gentle name is “blazing fire” or “a shining sun to the mind”.

16. Cymbeline

Cymbeline is a very lovely boy’s name. The origin of this unique male name is Greek and its meaning is “sun lord” or “sun hound”.

17. Cyrus

Cyrus is still a very popular Persian male name, especially in Greece. The meaning of this name is “sun” or “one who bestows care”.

18. Dismas

Dismas or Dysmas is a Greek male name meaning “sunset” or “sundown”.

19. Domingo

The name Domingo has roots in Latin. It probably came from the name Dominicus and this Latin name means “of the Lord”, “from dominus” “lord”, and “master”. However, the male name Domingo means “born on Sunday” in Spanish.

20. Eleodoro

This boy’s name of Greek/Spanish origin has a very beautiful meaning; “gift from the sun”.

21. Eguzki

Deeply rooted in Basque origins we have the name Eguzki, which describes “the Sun”, plain and simple. While it might be a bit of an unusual name for a child nowadays, it’s still pretty unique.

22. Elio

This short and sweet male name of Italian/Spanish origin means “the sun”.

23. Finlo

Finlo is definitely a unique name for a boy. This rare boy’s name is of Manx origin and it means “fair Lugh”. Lugh was a very popular Celtic god of sun.

24. Freyr

This boy’s name of Norse origin became popular because of one of the gods in Norse mythology. The god of peace, fertility and sunlight was called Freyr. The meaning of this unusual boy’s name is “lord”.

confident little boy posing in the garden with blossom trees

25. Gisli

This unique and short male name is of Scandinavian origin and its meaning is “ray of sunshine”.

26. Haul

Haul is a very popular and modern Welsh name. The meaning of this name is “sun”.

27. Haru

Haru is a Japanese male name meaning “light”, “sun” or “clear weather”.

28. Haruki

This name shares roots with the Japanese name mentioned above. The meaning remains the same, of course, “light”, “sun” or “clear weather”.

29. Helio

The Spanish male name Helio has roots in the Greek word ‘hḗlios’. It has several meanings; “sun”, “east”, “day” and “sunshine”.

30. Heru

This unusual boy’s name is of Egyptian origin, and it’s mostly used in Arabic speaking countries nowadays. The meaning of this name is “sun god”.

31. Heulfryn

This unique male name is of Welsh origin and its meaning is “sunny hill”.

32. Hinata

This Japanese male name has several meanings and they’re all connected with the sun; “sunflower”, “facing towards the sun”, “sunny place” or “in the sun”.

33. Horus

A unique name of Egyptian origin meaning “god of light” or “god of sun”.

baby sleeping with a yellow hat and teddy bear

34. Inti

Incans and Mayans were devout worshippers of the Sun, so it’s no wonder that one of their tribes, the Quechua in this case, had a name or two one could use.

The name Inti specifically refers to the Incan Sun god, giving it some extra divine significance.

35. Ishan

This is a quite unique and interesting two syllable boy’s name. It is of Indian origin. It has several meanings; “possessing”, “lord”, “master”, “sun/light”, “wealthy” and “reigning”.

36. Kwasi

This is a very unusual and interesting boy’s name of African origin. This name means “born on Sunday”.

37. Mehrdad

If you want to give your little boy a name that will make him stand out, then this is the one for you. This unique male name is of Persian origin and its meaning is simply wonderful, “given by the sun”.

38. Mithra

This Indian male name means “god of the sun”.

39. Ochieng

This is another interesting male name. It is of African origin and means “born when the sun shines”, “born in daytime and when it’s sunny”. It’s a perfect name for little baby boys who are born in summer, right?

40. Ra

An important Egyptian god of sun was called Ra, and that’s how this name became popular back then and today. Its meaning is “sun” or “day”.

41. Ravi

Most people pronounce this short boy’s name wrong. It should be pronounced as RAH-vee [/ʁa.vi/}. This name is of Hindu origin and it means “sun”.

42. Ravindra

This name of Sanskrit origin has a beautiful meaning; “lord of the sun”.

43. Samson

The meaning of this common Hebrew name is “sun”, “sun child” or “bright sun”.

44. Sulien

This is a very rare male name. It’s of Welsh origin and it means “sun born”.

45. Surya

This unique Indonesian male name means “sun” or “sun god” in Sanskrit.

Unisex Baby Names That Mean Sun

cute baby lying in sand on the beach and playing with feet

Nowadays, more and more parents are choosing to give their baby a unisex name. If you’re in search of a good unisex name that means sun, you should check out this list of names below.

1. Arawan

This is a very common name used for both boys and girls. It’s of Thai origin and the meaning of this unique gender neutral name is “sunshine”.

2. Arpiar

This is a very unique Armenian unisex name. The meaning of this unusual name is “sunny”.

3. Bobby

This masculine name is of Old English/Old German origin. The name Bobby means “bright fame”.

4. Dayton

This ungendered name means “bright and sunny town” and it is of English origin.

5. Gunay

This is actually a common Turkish surname, but it can also be a non-gendered name for your little bundle of joy. We interpret its meaning like this, “it’s a sun that can be very clearly seen in daylight”.

6. Halo

This name was once only used for girls, but now people have started using it for both boys and girls. The name Halo is of Greek origin and it means “halo of light around the moon” or “divine aura”.

7. Haru

This is a very popular ungendered name that will definitely make your baby stand out. It’s of Japanese origin and the meaning is “light”, “sun”, or “male”.

8. Hinata

This Japanese name was derived from a Japanese surname. The meaning of this interesting name is “sunny place” or “in the sun”.

9. Misae

This American unisex name has a very unusual meaning, “white sun”.

10. Robin

I think this is one of the most popular ungendered names. This name is of English origin and its meaning is “famed”, “bright” or “shining”.

baby sleeping next to a white teddy bear

11. Sandya

Sandya is truly a wonderful choice if you want to give your baby a gender-neutral name. This rare name of Hindu origin means “sunset” or “goddess”.

12. Shams

This common Arabic name means “sun”.

13. Solaris

This is one of the top trending names when it comes to gender-neutral names for babies. This ungendered name is of Latin origin and its meaning is “of the Sun”.

14. Sol

This unisex name is of Hebrew/Spanish origin and it means “sun”.

15. Sunan

Sunan is an Arabic gender-neutral name for both boys and girls. It has several different meanings, “traditions” and “ways of life”. However, if we translate it from Esperanto, the meaning is “sun”.

Final Words

Finding the perfect name for your little baby can be a pretty difficult job, and I hope I made it a bit easier for you with this collection of amazing baby names that mean sun. Any of them will definitely make your baby stand out from the crowd.

With this many great ideas for baby names that mean sun I’m sure you’ll find the perfect name for your precious baby, whether it’s a baby girl or baby boy. Also, all of these names can serve as great middle names for girls and baby boys, too.

I would advise you not to spend too much time searching for the right name. You should choose the first name both you and your partner agree on.

You’ll be sure to find several names that you like and maybe a few that your partner won’t agree with, and that can all be pretty stressful for a pregnant woman.

I know you’ve got so many things on your to-do list right now, and I really hope I helped you to cross the ‘choosing name for the baby’ item off of it.

Enjoy your pregnancy, because it’s definitely one of the most beautiful periods of every woman’s life. Don’t worry too much about the baby’s name, because the moment you see your baby and look her right in the eyes, you’ll know exactly what her name should be.

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