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Best Baby Names Based on Your Child’s Zodiac Sign

In need of baby name ideas? Draw some inspiration from your soon-to-be baby’s astrological sign.

Picking a name you think will suit your baby-to-be is hard. Technically, you spend every moment together during pregnancy, but your child will have a whole personality you’ve yet to discover. For guidance, try looking to the zodiac to predict what character traits baby will have, and choose names inspired by their astrological sign. Below are the best baby names and their meanings to match every zodiac sign.

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

Aquarius babies tend to be spontaneous and keep you on your toes. They march to the beat of their own drum and aren’t afraid to go against the grain. They are the shining star of every room they enter, so bold, standout names suit this sign best.

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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Pisces, which is Latin for “fish,” is a water sign. Known to be dreamers, those born with this astrological sign are intuitive, gentle, compassionate, creative and musical, so aim for baby names that embrace their empathetic, artistic nature.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Brace yourself—Aries kids are always on the run. If your little one is anything like their fiery zodiac sign says, they’ll be bold, brave and always ready for the next adventure. Select names fit for an explorer extraordinaire.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Taurus, the sign of the bull, has become somewhat synonymous with stubborness. Sure, they can be strong-minded and quick to charge, but those with this astrological sign are also known for being steadfast, driven, practical and trustworthy. You’ll want your Taurus baby to have a determined name to match its sign.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the gods, Gemini babies are inquisitive and love to learn. They take in their surroundings and approach every new situation with curiosity. Lean toward names associated with deep-thinking and dedication.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Cancer babies, ruled by the moon, love spending time with family and quickly get attached to those they’re with the most. Those born under this water sign tend to keep their guard up and don’t like to be pushed out of their comfort zone. You’ll want names that create a safe-haven for them.

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  • Ramona: “wise protector”
  • Kai: “sea”
  • Selena: “moon goddess”
  • Liam: “resolute protection”
  • Ansel: “with divine protection”
  • Penn: “enclosure”
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Leo (July 23-August 22)

Leo’s signature characteristic is their cheeky smile. Their bubbly demeanor helps them make lasting relationships. They’ll likely go on to become intelligent, courageous leaders ready to blaze trails. Go for names that reinforce these amicable traits.

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Virgos appreciate routine and pay attention to the smallest of details. They’re known to be smart, precise, methodical and highly moral. Names synonymous with intellect and dignity are the way to go.

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Libra (September 23-October 22)

Libras are super-sociable and strive to keep the peace wherever they go. Those born under this zodiac sign are known for being diplomatic, fair-minded and just. Give your Libra a namesake that shows their kind, empathetic nature.

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  • Amabel: “loveable”
  • Winnie: “gentle friend”
  • Ruth: “compassionate friend”
  • Ziggy: “victorious, peace”
  • Emmett: “truth, universal”
  • Edmund: “fortunate protector”
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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

A Scorpio takes things seriously and always gives it their all. This outlook will help your child get far in life. The best names for Scorpios capture their resolute personality.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Get ready—your soon-to-be child will be a combusting ball of energy. Sagittarius kids crave freedom to explore and discover new things, and should have names to match their verve for life.

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns are natural-born leaders. They set goals and won’t rest until they achieve them. The best baby names to match this astrological sign are ones that symbolic of strength, power and determination.

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Published January 2019

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