Moon names for baby boys, related also with star and planet, with 122 entries. Long associated with the rhythm of life within the universe, the moon has been linked to the themes of heaven and celestial worship, inspiring countless legends such as the story of Chang Er in Chinese folklore and Selene in Greek mythology. Moon names allude to personalities who are cool and calm, with a dash of mystique. While the moon has been a central theme of mythical folklore across countless civilizations, it seems to have inspired more boys’ names within Middle Eastern and South Asian societies, compared to European culture. Moon names for boys with Sanskrit origin are particularly numerous, perhaps due to the frequent reference of the moon in traditional Sanskrit literature and the emphasis on a lunar calendar in Indian culture.
Moon names are somewhat popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1962, 2.623% of baby boys were given Moon names. There were 6 Moon names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Moon names have since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and in recent years they are of only occasional use. In 2018, 7 Moon names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 0.345%, having regained their popularity somewhat in the recent decade. Within all Moon names, the English, German, and Scandinavian Axel was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #94 and a usage of 0.2102%.