Aster is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin, meaning “star.” Aster is also a flower, named for its star-like appearance, and was considered sacred to the Greek and Roman deities. These ancient wildflowers are steeped in mysticism and have intriguing origins. Virgo (aka Persephone) was believed to have scattered stardust on the earth, which bloomed into aster meadows. These delicate blossoms may also have come from the tears of goddess Astraea. If you’re expecting a September baby, the month’s birth flower is aster, making it a fitting title for your little star. A beautiful name rich with antiquity and magic, baby will shine bright with a name like Aster.
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