Capricorn Baby Names Are All about the Earth

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Capricorn baby names are all about the earth, qualities like trustworthiness, and of course, the goat

Capricorn names may be inspired by Capricorn’s status as an earth sign of the zodiac and so might include names that mean earth, such as Adam and Mira. Other Capricorn baby names in the US Top 1000 include Amina, Bruno, Onyx, Titan, Tru, Violet, Winter, and Zola. Capricorn’s astrological symbol is the goat, so related names like Giles and Capella would also work well as Capricorn baby names.


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Also included are names related to Capricorn’s properties, such as its colors, purple and brown, and its flower, the Lotus. You may also want to look at our lists of December names and January names, depending on your child’s birth month. If your baby is going to be born under the Capricorn sign of the zodiac, any of these names would be very fitting for your little goat. Here are a few of our favorites:

Aja

Both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hindi origin meaning "goat, " it sounds like and is often confused with Asia, though it has an air of retro cool via the seminal Steely Dan album.

Amina

Meaning "trustworthy, faithful," the name of the mother of the prophet Muhammad is well used among Muslims everywhere.

Bruno

The name Bruno is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brown." It's a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more attention in the US.

Gaia

The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow her lead.

Ione

Meaning a violet-colored stone, this unusual Greek flower and color name has gained considerable recent attention via actress Ione Skye, who is the daughter of sixties folksinger Donovan.

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Jael

This attractive Old Testament option is the name of a place in northern Israel. It is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "mountain goat."

Lotus

The lotus is a meaningful symbol in many East Asian cultures, where it symbolizes purity, enlightenment, and rebirth.

Nyala

A girl's name of African origin meaning "mountain goat, " Nyala is a secret nature name with a fashionable animal meaning.

Onyx

Unlike Pearl and Ruby, this is one gem name suited for boys, the final x making it sound strong and virile. Musician Iggy Azalea chose the name Onyx for her son.

Ren

The name Ren is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "water lily, lotus." In Japan, the lotus is the Buddhist symbol of purity and perfection. 

Sierra

Sierra is a name borrowed from the western mountain range, with Latin rhythm and cowboy charm.

Seb

The name Seb is a boy's name of Egyptian origin meaning "God of the earth."

Tru

The name Tru is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "true."

Winter

The girls have dibs on Spring, Summer, and Autumn, leaving this name evocative of snowy landscapes as the one possible seasonal choice for boys.

Walker

This waspy name on the rise for boys hasn't hit yet for girls but could join others, like Sawyer, that have.

For the complete list with expanded meanings visit Nameberry.

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