100+ Goddess Names for Girls

Many parents are looking to instill strength and power into their baby girl’s name. That’s why they often turn to ancient goddess names or celestial names for their babies. These names can come from Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Norse mythology, or any culture that reveres mythological names.

We’ve rounded up over 100 unique names from mythology and the heavens for baby girls. Have any to add? Make name suggestions to  names@babynames.com.

Aine – Irish/Celtic an early Celtic goddess of summer

Alectrona – Greek goddess of the sun

Alethea – Greek goddess of truth

Amalthea – Greek nymph who nursed the infant Zeus

Andarta – Celtic warrior goddess of victory, worshipped in Gaul (now southern France)

Andromeda – Character in Greek mythology and also the name of a galaxy

Anaisa – Goddess of love, money, and happiness recognized in Puerto Rican/Haitian/Dominican cultures

Anjea – Indigenous Australian fertility goddess

Antheia – Greek Greek goddess of gardens, flowers, swamps, and marshes

Aphea – Greek Greek goddess of fertility, worshipped solely on the island of Aegina

Asteria – Greek goddess of the stars

Astra – Of the Stars

Astraea – Greek virgin goddess of justice, innocence, purity, and precision. The daughter of Astraeus and Eos.

Atalanta – Greek warrior Goddess, could run faster than the fastest man

Statue of Atalanta at the Louvre in Paris
Statue of Atalanta at the Louvre in Paris

AtlasGreek Titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity

Aura – Greek titan of the breeze

Aurora – Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew

BellonaAncient Roman goddess of war

Bia – Greek goddess of force and raw energy

Brigid – Irish/Celtic goddess of fire

Celeste – Latin name meaning “Of the stars/heavens”

Calliope – Greek muse of epic poetry

Calypso – Greek sea nymph who detained Odysseus on the island of Ogygia

Carina – Constellation in the Southern sky

Cassiopeia – In Greek mythology, the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, who was
changed into a constellation

Chandra – Hindi goddess of the moon

Illustration of Goddess Chandra and the moon
Goddess Chandra

Circe – Greek enchantress and minor goddess,
renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs

Clementia – Roman goddess of forgiveness and mercy

Clio – Greek muse of history

Concordia – Roman goddess of harmony and peace

Cora – Greek epithet of Persephone, goddess of fertility and the underworld

Coventina – Celtic goddess of the sacred waters

Cybele – Greek goddess of caverns, mountains, nature and wild animals

Cynthia – Greek epithet for Artemis or Diana

Dalia – Lithuanian goddess of fate

Demetria – Greek goddess fo the earth

Devi – Literally means “goddess” in Sanskrit. Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses

Diana – Roman goddess of the hunt and wild animals

Doris – Greek sea nymph whose name represented the bounty of the sea

Eachna – Irish/Celtic goddess renowned for her beauty, brains and stylishness

Eileithya – Greek goddess of childbirth and labor pains. Daughter of Zeus and Hera

Electra – Greek one of the seven Pleiades

ErisGreek goddess of chaos, strife and discord, another daughter of Zeus and Hera

Estelle – Latin name meaning “Star”

Euterpe – Greek muse of music and lyric poetry

Fauna – Roman goddess of the earth

Flora – Roman goddess of flowers

Freya – Nordic goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war, wealth, divination and magic

Gaia – Greek goddess of the Earth and prophecy, Gaia is the primordial mother and a personification of Mother Earth, Harmona.

Stone relief of Goddess Maia and two children
Gaia, Roman relief, Copenhagen

Hera – Greek Queen of the Olympians and Goddess of marriage and birth

Hemera – Greek goddess of the daytime and daylight

Hestia – Greek goddess of the hearth and home

Holle – Sometimes named “Holda,” a Germanic winter goddess of the sky and weather

Idony – Nordic goddess of spring and eternal youth

Inanna – Sumerian goddess of love, war, and fertility

Iris – Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the gods

Irene – Greek goddess of peace

Ishtar – Babylonian and Assyrian mother goddess who presided over love, war and fertility

Isis – Egyptian goddess of life and magic

Jaya – Buddhist goddess, whose name means “victory”

Juno – Roman goddess of love, marriage, and childbirth

Kali – Hindu goddess of death and rebirth

Kamala – The name of one of the Pleiades in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata, and another name for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.

Keres – In Greek mythology Ker (singular) or Keres (plural) were female death-spirits

Kianda – A mermaid goddess of the sea and of fisherman – Angolan.

Lakshmi – Hindu goddess of abundance, beauty, and prosperity

Levana – Roman goddess of the moon

Lilinoe – Hawaiian goddess of haze

Lissa – African supreme mother goddess

Luna – Roman goddess of the moon

Lyra – A small constellation in the northern sky, representing the lyre of Orpheus

Maia – Greek goddess of fields

Marina – Slavic goddess of the moon

Minerva – Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine and crafts

Nike – Greek goddess of victory

Nixie – Roman tribe of childbirth goddesses

Nyx – In Greek mythology Nyx is the daughter of Chaos and a primordial Goddess of the Night

Oberon – A satellite of Uranus named after Shakespeare’s mythical king of the fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ostara – Germanic goddess of the Spring, another name for Easter

Orion – In Greek mythology, a giant huntsman whom Zeus or Artemis placed among the stars. Also the name of a constellation.

Parvati – Hindu goddess of love and devotion

PersephoneGreek goddess/queen of the underworld, and wife of Hades. She was also the goddess of spring growth.

Painting: The Return of Persephone, by Frederic Leighton (1891)
The Return of Persephone, by Frederic Leighton (1891)

Phoebe – Greek Phoebe is linked to the oracle of Delphi

Polyhymnia – Greek muse of sacred poetry, hymn, dance, and eloquence

Pomona – Roman goddess of fruiting trees and gardens

Rhea – Greek Earth Goddess, responsible for the fertility of the soil and women

Rhiannon – Celtic goddess of fertility, linked with the moon, night and death

Saranya – Hindu goddess of dawn and the clouds

Selene – Greek Titan personification of the moon

Skye – Referring to the sky or the Isle of Skye in Ireland

Starr – Celestial

Stella – Latin/Italian name meaning “Of the stars”

Styx – In Greek mythology, a god and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld

Thalia – Greek goddess of comedy and pastoral poetry

Theia – Greek goddess of sight

Tyche – Greek goddess of fortune and prosperity – the daughter of Aphrodite and either Zeus or Hermes

Vega – The brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra

Venus – Roman goddess and love and beauty

Illustration of Venus and her Devotees
Medieval Venus and her Devotees

Vesta – Roman guardian of the sacred flame

Zaria – Slavic goddess of battle

Ziva – Slavic fertility goddess

I’m excited that some of these names are coming back into our current culture, as we can celebrate the strong women in our mythology of many cultures.

Jennifer Moss (she/her) is the founder of BabyNames.com, author of The Baby Names Workbook, and Producer of The Baby Names Podcast. Jennifer is widely regarded as the leading expert on popular baby name trends and the naming process, serving as the authoritative source on the subject for national and international media.

Jennifer entered the tech arena in the 80s as a software developer and database architect, and became a pioneer in the Internet industry. In addition to operating BabyNames.com, Jennifer owns a web development agency in central California.