The dawn of a new year is always filled with new possibilities (and new baby names), which is why those born between January 20 and February 18 are regarded as one of the more optimistic zodiac signs: an Aquarius. As an air sign, Aquarians are progressive and independent. They also enjoy helping others. Your baby may exhibit shyness or quietness at first (typical Aquarius move), but will slowly blossom into their own eccentric and bubbly personality.

If you're stuck on finding the perfect name for your Aquarian baby, consider names that play on their strengths or reference their element sign. These are some of our favorite Aquarian-inspired baby names, including names influenced by Aquarian celebrities.

Names Inspired by Aquarian traits

Charles, Karlee, Frankie, Lottie and Saoirse are all baby names meaning "freedom," which correlate with the Aquarius trait of being independent.

Aquarians are known for being skilled and helping others. Consider choosing a name associated with skillfulness and helpfulness like Codey or Dallas.


Looking for a baby name that's unique and can double as a tribute to their zodiac element? Luna, Thor, Celestia, Lyra and Zeus are all air-inspired names. Luna means "moon," and Thor means "thunder." Celestia also has an airy origin, translating to "heavenly" in Latin.

If you're into astronomy or mythology, Lyra is the name of a constellation. The name Zeus dates back to 700 B.C. and is the Greek god of "the sky, thunder, and lightning."

Celebrity Aquarians

Inspire your baby to sing their little heart out like their fellow Aquarius performers, like Alicia Keys, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), or Kelly Rowland.

Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock, Yara Shahidi, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Evan Peters are all famous celebrities known for strong presence and artistic talents.

Encourage your child to conquer the world just like these talented athletes did on the field, court, or pool: Michael Jordan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Babe Ruth, Wayne Gretzky, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, and Mark Spitz.

Your daughter will be inspired to pave her own path and make a difference if she's named after a legendary change-maker like Amal Clooney, Sarah Palin, Maya Harris, or Rosa Parks.