Whether we like it or not, the weather does affect our state of mind, our mood, and our perception. So, it’s no surprise that it inspires so many baby names. Think Misty, Sunny, and so on. But, the mist or the sunset are not the only ones that inspire weather-themed baby names.
MomJunction brings you a collection of 85 baby names referencing the weather. Some names have obvious links to the weather while others have subtle references.
Weather Inspired Baby Names For Girls:
Alizeh is a beautiful Persian name, meaning ‘wind.’ It is an attractive variation of the names- Eliza, Alissa, and even the French form Alizee. Geena Davis chose this Persian name for her daughter. Alizeh Imtiaz, Pakistani film director is a famous namesake.
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Anemone is a name derived from the Greek word anemos and means ‘wind’. In the Greek mythology, Anemone was the nymph who turned into a wildflower. It would make an interesting, and even challenging pick for parents who want an exotic weather inspired the name.
This English name is derived from the word aureole, which is a diminutive form of the Latin name aura, which means ‘breeze or the wind’. Hence, Aureole means ‘little wind.’ We think Aureole would make a lovely substitute for the commonplace Ariel.
This Spanish version of the name Amaia has been growing in popularity in the United States because of its similarity with Maya. Mariska Hargitay named her baby daughter Amaya Josephine. And, it’s associated with a Philippine television show as well.
Wendy can also be considered as a variation of the wind for baby girls. Originally, this name was invented by Sir James Barrie in Peter Pan. This moniker’s heyday was in the 50s and 60s, but it still sounds cool today.
Audra is a Lithuanian name, meaning ‘storm.’ This name is used widely in Scotland as a variation of Audrey. Famous Broadway actress, Audra Ann McDonald, is a famous bearer of this name.
Breeze is a lovely word name referring to the soft and smooth wind. Most people use Breeze as a middle name, but we think it would make a great first name as well. Even Levi Johnston used Breeze as a first name for his daughter.
Noelani is a gorgeous Hawaiian name, meaning ‘heavenly mist.’ This exotic name would make a nice pick for girls born during Christmas for its ‘Noel’ beginning. Its modern namesake would be Noelani Pantastico, the American ballerina.
Indra is a Sanskrit name, meaning ‘possessing drops of rain.’ In Hindu religion, Indra is the warrior god of rain and sky and is used for boys in India. But in America, Indra makes a better female name. You can even spell this name Indre.
Aella is the Latin variant of the Greek name Aello and means ‘storm wind or whirlwind’. In the Greek mythology, Aela was the name of the Amazon warrior whom Herakles killed. She was renowned for carrying a double axe.
Rainbow is the colorful semi-circle that people see in the sky after a rainy day. This cheerful name was widely popular in the 60s with the hippies. Holly Maddison has also chosen this name for her baby. And it’s also associated with Rainbow Rowell, the American novelist.
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This weather-inspired moniker, also referring to the Scottish Isle of Skye, brings the mighty sky down to earth. This spelling of sky is often used for girls than boys. It entered the baby girl name list in the year 1987, via Skye Chandler, a character in “All My Children”.
Rain is a pure version of rain-related names. You can also select Rainn, Raine, Reine and Rayne. Rain would make an excellent middle name as well. Brooke Burke named her daughter Heaven Rain.
This Hawaiian name, meaning ‘wind’ was initially thought as a baby boy name, but it got a feminine lilt when Woody Harrelson chose it for his daughter. Mikey would make a cute nickname for Makani.
This is the most tantalizing name in the list. Scirocco is an Italian name derived from Arabic and means ‘warm wind.’ Volkswagen also named one of its car Scirocco. The alternate spelling of this name is Cirocco.
The sky is clearest during summer. So why not name your daughter after this season? This name began to be used in the 70s and has been heard consistently since then. This moniker has been featured on the big and small screen like “(500) Days of Summer”, “Baywatch” and “The Mentalist”.
Cora, the Native American name, meaning ‘wind’ is also a place name in Venezuela. This moniker would make an innovative pick for a baby of either sex, but we think it sounds slightly feminine.
Reva is a Hindi name, meaning ‘rain.’ It refers to one of the seven sacred rivers of India. Its namesake is Reva Shayne, a character on the American soap series “Guiding Light”.
This term for the storm has started being used for the baby name as well, all thanks to the tennis star Hurricane Black. You can use this tempestuous name for boys too. But it hasn’t been recorded as a baby boy name yet.
Rainey, reminiscent of rainy, has an old-time country feel to it, perhaps because of Ma Rainey, who is fondly referred to as the “Mother of the Blues.” Andie MacDowell named his daughter Rainie, which gives us another option.
If you want to give your little girl an attention-grabbing name, go with Tornado. You would be amazed to know it is the name of the sister of the tennis player star named Hurricane.
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Tempest is an evocative word name, meaning ‘stormy.’ It is famous, not just for being the title of one of the most memorable plays of Shakespeare, but also for its association with Tempestt Bledsoe, the American actress.
Varsha is a Hindu name coming from the Sanskrit word for ‘rain’. This exotic name has a hint of the tropical monsoon, the time when rain restores the parched land and turns the dry fields to green.
Le Mistral is the cold and strong cold wind spilling over the Alps and rushing across the Mediterranean Sea. This out-of-the-ordinary baby girl name would be a beneficial force to be reckoned with.
Talia, meaning ‘rain from heaven’ has been rising the popularity charts along with other Russian flavored names. It entered the top 300-baby name list for the first time in the year 2015.
Zephyrine is the feminine variation of the Greek name Zephyr and means ‘west wind.’ Also considered a cousin to Seraphina and Severine, Zephyrine would make a distinct name for your daughter.
Alya is a lovely Arabic name, meaning ‘sky.’ This name is quite familiar in the United States in its slightly more complicated form Aliya. Besides, this established Muslim first name is also a Turkish place name.
The name Amaterasu is inspired by the Japanese mythology and means ‘heaven and sky’. It belonged to the Japanese sun goddess, who was also the ruler of the heavens. The Japanese believe the royal family descended from her.
Araceli is a melodic Spanish name and means ‘altar of the sky.’ It’s an epithet of Mother Mary in her role as a patron saint of Lucena. Araceli Segarra, a noted mountain climber, is its famous namesake.
The name Azure comes from an English word and means ‘sky blue.’ In the Middle Ages, Azure was another name for lapis lazuli. Azure Parsons, the American actress, is its most famous bearer.
Corentine is the feminine variation of the name Corentin and means ‘tempest or storm.’ This name has never really been in the top 100 but is now on the upswing after a period of neglect.
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Also belonging to a beautiful flower, Iris is the ancient Greek personification of the rainbow. This messenger of gods rode the rainbow as a bridge between earth and heaven.
Nephele is an intriguing Greek nymph name that isn’t much heard in the modern world. Nephele was created from a cloud by Zeus, who later made her goddess of clouds.
Thora, the goddess of thunder and storm has a name that is much gentler and softer than its meaning. This moniker was publicized by the famous actress Thora Birch.
This female name, meaning ‘air’ is quickly moving up the charts and has even entered the top 100 baby name list, all thanks to “Game of Thrones.”
Esen is a Turkish name, meaning ‘the wind.’ It’s dramatic and windswept, and it would make an unique name for your daughter.
Haneul is a Korean unisex name, meaning ‘sky.’ We think it would make a perfect pick for parents who want a name that bridges cultures.
Ilma is a very popular nature-inspired name in Finland. Meaning ‘air,’ Ilma is also known as the Hungarian variation of the name Amelia.
Kalani is a rhythmic name means ‘sky.’ Kalani Brooke Hilliker, the dancer on “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Compition” and “Dance Moms,” is its popular bearer.
Miku is a Japanese name, meaning ‘beautiful sky.’
Weather Inspired Baby Names For Boys:
Bayu is an Indonesian name, meaning ‘wind.’ It does sound similar to Bayou since both are Indonesian baby name, but the meaning of both the monikers is different.
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Hanish Gilgamesh is a literary name, meaning ‘one who forewarns of storms.’ This moniker, inspired by the epic would make a challenging choice. So you can opt for its friendly version Hamish in such case.
Rai is a distinctive and intriguing name, meaning ‘storm.’ This hip name would sound better as a middle name than the first name. But it’s capable of standing as a first name as well.
Thor is the mighty name of the Norse god of storm, thunder, and strength. It was, for long considered a comic book stable, but now that it has invaded the big screen, it could soon land on the birth certificates as well.
Sky is a unisex weather inspired the baby name. This moniker was first legitimized through Sky Masterson, a character in “Guys and Dolls”. This moniker sounds less hippyish and wide-open feel than names like Starlight and Rainbow.
Storm is a straightforward name used widely for boys. This moniker is associated with Storm Thorgerson, the English graphic designer and Storm Large, the American singer.
Zephyr is a Greek name, meaning ‘west wind.’ In the Greek mythology, Zephyrus was the Greek god of west wind. All the names associated with it have a gentle and breezy feel to it, including Zephyr.
Naseem or Nasim is a traditional Arabic name, meaning ‘breeze or soft air.’ While it’s a quintessential male name, some females have also used this name in the past, including Nasim Pedrad, the Iranian-American actress.
Guthrie is a Scottish name, meaning ‘windy spot.’ This moniker has a windswept and romantic aura to it. Guthrie McClintic, a major figure in the Broadway theatre world of the 20th century is a famous namesake.
Wyndham is an evocative English name, meaning ‘from the windy village. Wyndham Lewis, the English painter, and novelist, is its famous namesake.
Adad is the Akkadian name of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of storm and thunder. The literal meaning of the name is ‘thunder’, which often comes along with the storm.
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Just like Sunshine and Sky, even this fluffy name from the hippie era has started floating onto the baby name radar. Peter Blue Cloud, the Native American Poet, is its famous namesake.
Tal is a short and sweet Hebrew name, meaning ‘dew or rain.’ It is mostly used in conjunction with others like Tal-Or or Tal-El. The best part of this name is that you do not even need to shorten it for the nickname.
Your tiny whirlwind would make a perfect candidate for this name. This commanding name hints at a strong and forceful personality. After disrupting the day with rain, wind and thunder, the storm clears the air, promising the beauty of the rainbow.
The name Sunny exudes the warmth and the clear sky of the summer. This bright and cheerful name predicts a bright and friendly personality. You can even opt for its variation Soleil.
If you have a love for the Sanskrit language and Hindu mythology or want to honor the Indian heritage, name him Anil, which means ‘air and the wind’.
Even though Skyler means ‘scholar,’ it could also be used to refer to the sky. This name has appeared in a plenty of television shows and movies. And it’s the name of a singer of LMFAO band.
Gale, a name that refers to the sea storm would make a nice name for your son. It was the name of Liam Hemsworth’s character in “The Hunger Games”. Its popular bearer is Gale Hansen, the American actor who played the character Charlie Dalton in “Dead Poets Society.”
Raiden means ‘thunder and lightning,’ which accompanies a heavy rainfall. Even though it belongs to the Japanese God of thunder, this moniker feels at home in the Western world as well.
Dalfon is a Hebrew name, meaning ‘raindrop.’ You won’t hear this name much in every playground as it’s very rare. This moniker would work smoothly with almost any surname.
Neil is an Irish name, meaning ‘’cloud’. This top selling name peaked in the 50s, and then fell out of favor. It enjoyed a second coming when Neil Armstrong appeared in the spotlight.
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Anvindr is an Old Norse name composed of the elements ‘an’ which means ‘against’ and ‘vindr,’ which means the wind. Hence, the name Anvindr means ‘against the wind.’
Ermir is an Albanian baby name, meaning ‘good wind.’ It’s a variation of the name Erjon and means the same. But it definitely sounds cooler than the original.
Here’s a short, evocative and neat name for you breezy boy. The name Govad belongs to one of the 23 Hamkar archangels and means ‘good wind’. Even the special domain of Govad was wind and waves.
Freyr is an Old Norse name coming from the word ‘fraujar’, and means ‘lord master.’ In the Norse mythology, Freyr is the name of the god of rain and sunlight.
Zeru is a Basque name, meaning ‘sky.’ This name is an exotic spin on the nature name and was a huge hit with the hippies. But its connection with zero might get some teasing.
Eyvindr is an Old Norse name composed of the elements ‘ey’, which means ‘island’ and ‘vindr,’ which means ‘wind. The meaning of Eyvindr is ‘island wind’.
Hadad is the Syrian name of the God of rain and storms. The literal meaning of Hadad is ‘thunder’.
Keyne is a Celtic name, meaning ‘man of the eastern sky.’ The spelling of this name is unusual enough to make your son stand out from the crowd. The English meaning of this name is ‘warrior’, which is another positive reference.
Harendra is a Punjabi name composed of the Sanskrit name Hari, which means ‘he who takes away’ and Indra, which means ‘possesses a drop of rain.’ Its alternate spelling is Harinder.
If you do not mind experimenting with your child’s name, go with Lokni, the Native American name. It means ‘rain falling through the roof.’
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Yoki is an appealing Asian name, meaning ‘snow storm’ best used for boys born in December. Its namesakes are Yuki Bhambri, the Indian tennis player, and Yuki Kajiura, the Japanese composer of music for the anime series.
Palinouros is a Greek name composed of the elements ‘palin’, which means ‘back or new’ and ouros, which means ‘storm or the wind’. Hence, the meaning of Palinouros is ‘contrary wind’. In Greek mythology, Palinouros was the name the pilot of Aeneas’s boat.
This Old Testament name means ‘cloud’ in the Hebrew language. It would make an interesting name for parents looking for unique, yet solid name.
Akash is a Hindu name, meaning ‘sky.’ This name rose to its highest ranking in the 90s, following the release of several Bollywood movies featuring this name.
In the Islamic and Christian religion, Ramiel is the name of a Watcher and means ‘Thunder of God.’ He is one of the seven archangels mentioned in the Book of Enoch.
Ramma is the Akkadian name of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of storm and thunder. In Hindi, the meaning of Ramman is ‘merriment’.
Tlaloc is a Nahuatl name, meaning ‘of the earth.’ But in the Aztec mythology, Tlaloc is the god of rain. We feel Tlaloc would definitely make a handsome first.
Corentin is a Breton name, meaning ‘storm. This name was practically unknown in the United States, but has been trendy in European countries, especially France for several years. In fact, this name reached the top 25 list in the late 90s.
Enlil comes from the Sumerian word ‘en-lil’ and means ‘lord of the wind.’ In the Sumerian mythology, Enlil, the son of Ki and An, is the God of storms and wind.
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Wayra is a Naïve American name, meaning ‘wind.’
Zeferino is the Portuguese form of the name Zephyrinus and means ‘west wind.’
Zeus, the name of the Greek god, has a name that probably means ‘sky.’ In the Greek mythology, Zeus is the highest of the gods. He ruled the earth and humankind from the top of the Mount Olympus.
Souta is a Japanese name, meaning ‘sudden sound of wind.’ This name is usually formed in conjunction with kanji combinations.
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Van is a Vietnamese name, meaning ‘cloud’.
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