60 Bright Baby Names That Mean Sun

The Sun is the source of energy and light for life, and it is also a great source for baby names. Sun-inspired baby names are bright and shiny, and many of them have been popular for years, for instance Aurora, Helen, and Thea. Naming your little boys or girls with a sunny name will bright his or her future, your baby will grow up appealing, cheerful, and lively.

Baby Names Inspired By The Sun God

The God of the sun has different names in various cultures. In Greek mythology, his name is Apollo, Phoebus, or Helios. In Roman myths, his name is Sol. Freyr is the Norse god of the sun. Ravi or Surya is the sun god in Indian mythology. Thea was the Greek goddess of light, the mother of the sun god. Aurora was the Roman goddess of sunshine. All these names make beautiful baby names for your little boys or girls.

Aurora: Latin name means "dawn, sunrise." Aurora was the Roman goddess of sunrise, also a gorgeous name evoking thoughts of the Northern Lights. In some versions of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty", the princess's name is Aurora.

Helen: Greek name means "rays of the sun, shining one." Helen was the mythological goddess over whom the Trojan War was fought.
Thea: Greek name means "Goddess." The mythological Thea was Greek goddess of light and mother of the sun, moon and dawn.
Sol: Latin name means "sun." The Roman god of the sun.
Aine: Irish goddess and Faery Queen of summer, wealth and sovereignty. She is associated with midsummer and the sun, and is sometimes represented by a red mare.
Elaine: Old French form of Helen, which means "rays of the sun, shining one."
Elio: Spanish name means "sun," refers to the Greek sun god Helios, who rode across the sky each day in a horse-drawn chariot.
Freyr: The God of sunlight, peace and fertility in Norse mythology.
Apollo: The Greek God of the sun.
Phoebus: An alternate name for the sun god Apollo, the name Phoebus means "bright, pure."
Apollonia: Feminine variation of Apollo, Greek sun god. Apollonia Kotero is an American actress best known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer in the girl group Apollonia 6.
Helios: Greek god of the sun.
Malina: The sun goddess in Inuit mythology. Also the Hebrew girl name means "the tower."
Aditya: Hindi name means "sun." Also another name for the sun god Surya.
Mihit: One of the names of Sun in Indian mythology, refers to the lord Surya.
Ra: The Sun God of the Egyptians.
Ravi: Sanskrit name means "sun." In Hindi mythology, Ravi is the sun god.
Surya: Sanskrit name means "sun." The god of sun in Tamil and Hindu mythology.

Unique Baby Names That Mean Sun

Most of the baby names meaning sun are unique. Eliana may be the most popular girl names that mean sun, and it is rising in 2017. Samson, Cyrus, Oriana, and Kyra are less popular sun-inspired baby names. The name Alba is well known because of the beautiful actress Jessica Alba, Alba is also the name of a character in The Time Traveler's Wife.

Eliana: Greek name means "daughter of the sun."

Samson: Biblical name means "sun child, little sun."
Cyrus: Persian name means "sun."
Oriana: Latin name means "sunrise; dawn; golden."
Kyra: Feminine of Cyrus, which means "sun" in Persian.
Alba: Latin name means "dawn, sunlight." The name Alba has a glamorous association with Hollywood actress Jessica Alba.
Soleil: French name means "sun."
Marisol: Spanish name means "sun."
Arun: Cambodian name means "sun."
Sunny: English name means "filled with sunlight."
Solana: Spanish name means "sunshine."
Sunshine: A quintessential hippie name of the 70s, now the name Sunshine is coming back.
Aelius: Ancient Roman name means "sunshine."
Aftab: Muslim name means "the sun."
Arpina: Armenian name means "rising of sun."
Cymbeline: Celtic name means "sun lord."
Eleodoro: Spanish name means "sun's gift."
Elidi: Greek name means "gift of the sun."
Idalia: Ancient Greek city name means "I see the sun."
Levant: French name means "the land where the sun rises."
Sharik : Arabic name means "one on whom sun shines."
Siria: Persian name means "sun-bright, glowing."
Solange: French name means "angel of the Sun."
Stash: American name means "rays of the sun."
Sunniva: Norwegian name means "gift of the sun."
Solveig: Scandinavian name means "daughter of the sun."
Zohran: Muslim boy name means "the sun."

Indian Names, Hindi Names, Sanskrit Names That Mean Sun

These baby names of Indian origin are surely unique in English language world, but if you like boy names or girl names of Indian, Hindi, or Sanskrit origin, these names will be good for your babies.

Surya: Sanskrit name means "sun." The god of sun in Tamil and Hindu mythology.
Kalinda: A lovely, rhythmic Hindi name means "sun," also related to other natural phenomena like the mythical Kalinda Mountains.
Ceyone: Indian name means "the rising sun."
Ravi: Sanskrit name means "sun." In Hindi mythology, Ravi is the sun god.
Aditya: Hindi name means "sun." Also another name for the sun god Surya.
Savita: Hindi name means "sun."
Mihit: One of the names of Sun in Indian mythology, refers to the lord Surya.
Aan: Hindu boy name means "the sun."
Aarush: Sanskrit name means "first ray of the sun."
Adarsh: Hindi name means "ideal, the sun."
Ahnay: Hindi name means "as bright as the sun."
Anshul: Hindi name means "sunbeam."
Arunika: Sanskrit name means "early morning sunlight."
Ashwani: Hindi name means "son of lord sun."
Diwakar: Sanskrit name means "sun."
Ishan: Indian name means "sun, lord of wealth."
Roshan: Sanskrit name means "shining light."
Suraj : Hindu name means "sun."

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