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Boy Names of Sun theme

Sun names for baby boys, related also with light, with 194 entries. The sun lies in the center of our solar system and is the source of all life on planet earth. It is the subject of extensive study in science and the personification of divinity that is central to many religious beliefs. Boys names that mean sun reflect the thread of mythology that runs through many cultures. For example, the Sanskrit name, Dinesh, means lord of the day. Helios means sun and was also the personification of the sun in Old Greek mythology.

Sun names are somewhat popular baby names for boys. The names have been increasing in popularity since the 1940s. At the modest height of their usage in 2012, 0.479% of baby boys were given Sun names. There were 10 Sun names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. In 2017, 9 Sun names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 0.342%. Within all Sun names, the English Blake was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #150 and a usage of 0.1324%.


Aabhalight ... origin is Sanskrit ... unusual as a baby name for boys ... not ranked within the top 1000 names ...

Aaftabsun ... largely used in the Arabic language and ... not regularly used as a baby boy name ...

Aaloklight of divinity ... language of origin is Sanskrit and it is used ... unusual as a baby boy name ...

Abnerfather of light, father is light ... primarily used in the English language ... uncommon as a baby boy name ...

Adityabelonging to Aditi; sun ... used chiefly in the English and Indian ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

Akashdeepsky light ... used predominantly in the Arabic, ... unusual as a baby name for boys ...

Akikosurrounded by bright light ...The origin of Akiko is the Japanese language ...

Akimitsuautumn light ... largely used in the Japanese language ... an unusual baby boy name ...

Akirabright; clear; morning sun; smart; ... used chiefly in the Japanese and English ... variant of Akio ...

Amardeepeverlasting light ... has its origins in the Punjabi language ... used largely in the Arabic, English, and ...

Amiormy community is light ... origin is Hebrew ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...

Amonthe hidden one ... has its origins in the Egyptian language and ... The meaning of the name is obscure ...

Anwarlight ... of Arabic origin ... used mainly in the Arabic, English, and ... rare as a baby boy name ...

Aodhfire, brightness, splendor ... used chiefly in the Irish and Scottish ... rarely used as a baby name for boys ...

Apolloto destroy; strength ... largely used in the Italian language ... known from Apollo, son of Zeus and Leto, ...

Arjunwhite light; white ... origin is Sanskrit, and its use, English and ... variation of Arjuna ...

Arunreddish-brown-haired; sun; enlightened; ... used predominantly in the Indian language ... variant of Aaron ...

Arusathe sun ... language of origin is Sanskrit and it is used ... rare as a baby boy name ...

Atidsun ... has its origins in the Tai language ... unusual as a baby boy name ... listed outside of the top 1000 ...

Atmajyotilight of the soul ... primarily used in Indian and it is ... not widely used as a baby name for ...

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