Names That Mean Night

Whether you’re naming your new daughter or a character in your story, you should pick the perfect name. Here are some beautiful baby boy names and baby girl names that mean night:

Names For Girls That Mean Night

If you’re having a daughter, you need to pick a name that will make her proud. Here are some beautiful baby names that mean night.

  1. Ajambo. This is an African name (Luo). It means “born at night”.
  2. Amaya. This name has a Japanese origin. It means “night rain”.
  3. Ankareeda. This is an Indian name meaning “night star”.
  4. Anniki. This is a Finnish name. It refers to the the goddess of night in Finnish mythology.
  5. Asra. This is an Arabic name. It means “travels at night”.
  6. Bibigul. This is a Kazakh name that means “nightingale”.
  7. Chausiku. This is a Swahili name that means “born at night”.
  8. Cynthia. This is a Greek name. It refers to the moon goddess, Artemis, in Greek mythology.
  9. Danica. This name has a Slavic origin. It means “morning star”.
  10. Estelle. This is a French name. It means “star”.
  11. Esther. This is a Biblical name in Hebrew, meaning “star”.
  12. Hesper. This is a Greek name, meaning “evening star”.
  13. Hoku. This is name with a Hawaiian origin. It means “night of the full moon”.
  14. Ilta. This is a Finnish name. It means “night”.
  15. Layla. This is an Arabic name. It originally comes from the Persian and Arabic story of Layla and Majnun.
  16. Luna. This is a Roman name. In Latin, it means “moon”.
  17. Miyako. This is a Japanese name. Although it can mean different things, one of its meanings is “beautiful night child”.
  18. Nisha. This is a Sanskrit name, meaning “night”.
  19. Nyx. This is a Greek name, meaning “night”.
  20. Ratree. This is a Thai name, meaning “night jasmine”.
  21. Rhiannon. This is a Welsh name. It refers to the goddess of the moon in Welsh mythology.
  22. Selena. This is another Greek name that refers to the moon goddess Artemis.
  23. Shirina. This is an Indian baby name. In Hindi, it means “night”.
  24. Twyla. This is a modern American name, meaning “twilight”.
  25. Yvaine. This is a Scottish name, meaning “evening star”
  26. Zorya. This is a Slavic name. It refers to the goddess of the night sky.

Names For Boys That Mean Night

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If you’re having a baby boy, consider using a name that refers to moons or stars. Here are some of the best baby boy names meaning moon or night:

  1. Aibek. This is a Turkish boy name. It means “master of the moon”.
  2. Budde. This is an African, Ganda name meaning “night”.
  3. Chandra. This is an Indian name. It refers to the moon god in Hindu mythology.
  4. Ciaran. This is an Irish Gaelic name. It means “dark,” which can be night-related or it can refer to a dark-haired person.
  5. Darcel. This is a French-origin name meaning “dark”.
  6. Gau. This is a Basque name, meaning “night”.
  7. Izar. This is a Basque-origin name, meaning “star”.
  8. Jiemba. This is a Wiradjuri Aboriginal name. It means “laughing star”, which is a name for Venus.
  9. Luan. This is a Portuguese name. It means “moon”.
  10. Nash. This is an English word for the name of a star in the constellation Sagittarius.
  11. Nishant. This is a name that comes from Sanskrit. It means “end of night”.
  12. Orion. This is a Greek name that used to mean “dweller on the mountain.” However, it’s usually associated with the constellation Orion.
  13. Orpheus. This is an Ancient Greek name. It means “the darkness of night”.
  14. Otieno. This is an African (Luo) name meaning “born at night”.
  15. Ponui. This is a Tahitian, Polynesian name meaning “the great night”.
  16. Rajnish. This name comes from the Sanskrit language. It means “Lord of the night”, which is what the moon is called in Hindi.
  17. Sterling. This is an Old English name. It means “little star.”
  18. Tarek. This is an Arabic name meaning “morning star”.
  19. Tynan. This is an Irish name. In Gaelic, it means “dark”.
  20. Yiska. This hopeful Native American, Navajo name. It means “night is over”.

Names Meaning Night For Girls and Boys

If you’re not sure whether you’re having a baby boy or baby girl yet, you might want to choose a unisex name. Here are some baby names that work for boys or girls:

  1. Arrats. This is a Basque, unisex name. It means “dusk”.
  2. Blake. This is an Old English name, meaning “dark”.
  3. Hunapo. This is a Polynesian, Maori name. It means “hidden darkness”.
  4. Indigo. This is an English name. It refers to the color of the night sky.
  5. Nadir. This is an Arabic name. It refers to the sun’s nadir, which means its lowest point.
  6. Nox. This is a Latin name. It means “night”.
  7. Samar. This is an Arabic name, meaning “evening conversation”.
  8. Vesper. This is a Latin name that can be used for boys or girls.

More Names For Babies Born At Night

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  1. Dipanwita. This is an Indian name. It means ‘lively night”.
  2. Hoshi. This is a Japanese name, meaning ‘star’.
  3. Altair . This is an Arabic name, meaning ‘brightest star’.
  4. Aquila. This is a Latin name, meaning ‘eagle’.
  5. Belma. This is a German name, meaning ‘the night of full moon’.
  6. Carey. This is an Irish name, meaning ‘dark’.
  7. Coakley. This is an Old English name, meaning’dark meadow’.
  8. Corvina. This is a Latin name, meaning ‘dark-haired’.
  9. Dargan. This is an Irish name, meaning ‘dark-haired’.
  10. Indukanta. This is an Indian name, meaning ‘night’.
  11. Jaamini. This is an indian name, meaning ‘night’.
  12. Jemisha. This name has a Sanskrit origin. It means ‘queen of the midnight, darkness’.
  13. Kakarauri. This name has a Maori origin. It means ‘darkness or dusk’.
  14. Koko. This is a Native American name, meaning ‘night’.
  15. Lark. This is an American name, meaning ‘bird that sings at night’.
  16. Madhunisha. This is an Indian name, meaning ‘pleasant night’.
  17. Mindy. This is an English name, meaning ‘dark, gentle’.
  18. Myrtle. This is an English name, meaning ‘dark’.
  19. Neisha. This is an Indian name, meaning ‘night’.
  20. Rajani. This is an Indian name, meaning ‘night’ in Hindi
  21. Sanja. This is a German name, meaning ‘face of the night’
  22. Sterling. This is an English word that means ‘little star’.
  23. Tamela. This is an English name, meaning ‘dark’.
  24. Tinuviel. This name has a literary origin. It means ‘daughter of twilight, nightingale’.
  25. Yelda. This is a German name that means ‘dark night’. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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