140+ Rare Pagan Names With Meanings

Every parent is looking for the right name for their baby. But in doing so, many go for names that aren’t popular for whatever reason. However, this is a costly mistake because you can’t change the name later.

We’ve all heard stories where parents name their child something that the child ends up growing up to hate it.

How can you avoid that? Do some research and check out some popular pagan names to get better idea.

Adelinda – “noble serpent”

Aine – “Radiance”

Airlia – “Ethereal”

Aislinn – “Dream or vision”

Alcina – “sorceress”

Alita – “Winged one”

Althea – “Healer”

Alvin – “Elf”

Alvina – “Ruler”

Ambrosia – “Food of the gods.”

Amethyst – “Lovely purple stone”

Angela – “Divine messenger”

Aoelus – “Wind”

Aradia – “Legendary Italian Witch”

In the past, some parents have named their child after celebrities or fictional characters.

Sometimes the parents themselves will choose a name that is not typical. Other times they will choose a name that is not common at all.

Some parents are so overwhelmed with the task of naming their child, they opt for a one-word baby name.

And although this has been a popular choice, it’s not always the best decision.

In many cultures around the world, a name is considered an important part of a child’s identity.

Besides, it’s a good idea to avoid naming your child the same as their father, which might lead to confusion.

So, what should the perfect baby’s name be? Let’s dive into the list of awesome pagan names.

Ariadne – “Most holy”

Ariel – “Lion of God”

Artemis – “goddess of the moon”

Arwen – “fine” or “fair”

Asteria – “Star-like”

Aura – “Wind”

Avalon – “Legendary final resting place”

Awen – “Inspiration”

Bran – “Raven”

Breena – “Faery place”

Brigid – “healing” “poetry”

Pagan Names

Here are the few popular pagan names with meanings:

Strega – “Witch”

Sybil –Divine counsel”

Sylvia – “Of the forest”

Tanith –”serpent lady”

Tara – “a rocky hill”

Thurston – “Thor’s stone”

Titania – “Great one”

Umbra – “Shadow, ghost”

Urania – “Heavenly”

Vera – “Truth”

Vernon – “Alder tree”

Vesta – “Roman hearth goddess”

Willow – “Willow tree”

Zephyr – “West wind”

Pagan Names

Good Pagan Names

Here are the good pagan names for you:

Ceridwen – “as beautiful as a poem”

Chalice – “a cup”

Damiana – “one who cannot be tamed”

Ember – “one who holds unflinching spark in her’”

Fae – “a beautiful fairy tale”

Fiona – “fair and pale”

Freya – “a lady”

Glinda – “one who is fair and good-hearted”

Isaura – “a soft breeze of air”

Kaida – “a little dragon”

Larissa – “mythological sea”

Luna – “a beautiful night”

Pagan Girl Names

These are the few pagan girl names:

Maeve – “someone who has an intoxicating effect on others”

Medea – “Greek witch”.

Morgana – “a circle in the sea”

Naidra – “a small spring”

Rhea – “Goddess of Earth”

Rowena – “fair-skinned”

Runa – “Rune”

Thalia – “to blossom”

Tips to Naming Your Babies

There are millions of baby names out there, and while most parents decide on a name and stick with it for the rest of their lives.

There are some who wish the best for their future child, but don’t have a clue how to choose a name.

These parents may be confused about why they can’t come up with a name for their baby, or they may have tried several times and have given up on the idea.

If you are considering giving your child a name, there are some things you should know:

1.      Pick the name you love, even if it is popular.

It is popular and you love it. Anything else you need to think upon? Nope. Go for it. If you want to give it uniqueness, think of a great middle name.

Here are some popular pagan names out there:

Calypso – “Hidden”

Cassandra – “fated soothsayer of Troy”

Cedar – “wisdom and protection”

Celeste – “Heavenly”

Cerridwen – “Fair as the poem”

Charon – “the boatman on the River”

Chimera – “Dream, phantasm”

Circe – “demi-goddess”

Corvus – “raven”

Delphine – “Woman from Delphi”

2.      Do not skip lovely pagan names even if they are unique, unusual, and different.

Sometimes, parents will not go for unusual, unique, and different baby names.

They consider it weird. Let me tell you that being attractive and thought provoking is the game these days.

How would you like these pagan names:

Devin – “Musical poet”

Diana – “Queen of the Witches”

Draco – “Dragon”

Eartha – “Earthly”

Endora – “The magical mother-in-law”

Eris – “goddess of Chaos”

Erzulie – “spirit (or family of spirits)”

Fabula – “Legend”

Faye – “Fairy”

Fiamma – “Flame”

3.      Be confident if you want to go toward personalized spellings for your baby’s name.

SURE. You should be confident when giving personalized spellings to your baby’s name.

However, it is important that you do not make it weird. Adding or removing an alphabet would be enough here.

Try changing these baby names spellings into personalized ones:

 Foster – “Forest guardian”

Freya – “Noble lady”

Gaia – “The personification of Earth”

Glinda – “Fair” or “good”

Gwydion – “born of trees”

Hazel – “Hazel tree”

Hecate – “power”

Hermione – “Messenger”

Herne – “Horned”

Isis – “healing”

Jasmine – “delicate and aromatic flower”

4.      Crossing your favorite pagan names on the feedback on friends and family members.

Feedback is important. But it does not mean to listen to every other person’s opinion.

You will hardly find pagan names that everybody would like. Therefore, get feedback but still know your choice.

Consider getting feedback on these baby names from your friends and family members:

Jinx – “Trick” or “curse”

Lamia – “monster”

Larissa – “sea nymph”

Leo – “Lion”

Ligeia – “Shrill” or “whistling”

Lilith –  “flying goddesses”

Lorelei – “Freshwater mermaid”

Lucia – “light”

Lucifer – “light-bringer”

Luna – “Moon”

5.      Do a little research and find what is out there.

Research is important step for the first-time parents as well for those who do not know what sort of names people pick.

You will be all good once you do a little internet research. You will also be able to find some great pagan names that you might consider now or in the future.

Here are some common baby names examples to help you:

Maeve – “Intoxicating”

Marisol – “sea and sun”

Medea – “witch”

Melusine – “A water spirit”

Merlin – “Legendary sorcerer”

Minerva – “goddess of wisdom”

Miranda – “A marvel”

Morgan – “Celtic warrior goddess”

Morpheus – “Shaper”

Nerissa – “Of the sea”

6.      Consider names of the subsequent children.

Maybe, you are first time parents and figuring out some cool pagan name. It is a good idea to consider the names of subsequent children too.

7.      Avoid names with bad meanings.

Baby names with bad meanings can be a cause of embarrassment for you and your kid.

Be sure to know the meaning of the name you are gonna pick and be sure it is encouraging and positive.

Here are some of the cool pagan names with meanings:

Neve – “Bright”

Nissa – “sprite, or friendly elf”

Oberon – “Elf ruler”

Ondine – “Mermaid or “Water spirit”

Orion – “the hunter”

Pagan – “Country-dweller”

Petra – “Stone”

Peregrine – “Traveler, foreigner”

Phoenix – “Mythical bird”

Puck – “puckish”

8.      Pick up good people names from history.

The name of person has effect on his/her personality, it is said. Maybe, that’s the reason why people choose names from history.

You can consider this as well. I am sure you have heard about many legends from the past.

I bet you’d find some awesome and useable pagan names if you look into it.

We have a small list of pagan names here for you to check out and know if you have heard them before:

 Pythia – “ the traditional titles of the Oracle of Delphi”

Raven – “death, cunning”

Rhiannon – “horses”

Rosemary – “Dew of the sea”

Rowan – “Red-haired”

Rowena – “fame” and “joy”

Sabrina – “from the river Severne”

Sage – “Wise redeemer”

Salem – “Historic Massachusetts city”

Samantha – “God heard” or “told by God”

9.      Make sure the first and second name fit with each other.

This happens rarely that the first and seconds names do not fit and meet each other well. It is, however, something you would not want.

Check out pagan names and try to make full names that fit each other nicely:

Sedona – “energy vortexes”

Selene – “goddess of the moon”

Shadow –  “ghost, or illusion”

Shasta – “active volcano”

Shayla – “From the faery place”

Silver –  “sacred to the Moon”

Sirena – “Mermaid”

Sirius – “Glowing, burning”

Sophia – “Wisdom”

Stella – “Star”

10. Avoid names with too many syllables.

Baby names with too many syllables are complex. They are hard to remember. They should be avoided.

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