85 Baby Names That Mean Sky, Rain, Air, Wind, Or Cloud

The weather has the power to impact a person’s state of mind. While a warm, sunny day would prompt you to go outside and get some fresh air, a hazy and wintry day would make you want to snuggle up in bed sipping on your coffee. Weather-inspired names such as baby names that mean sky or rain can be a great choice for your baby to celebrate the shades of nature. Here we have combined a list of names that are a perfect pick for your little one.

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Weather Inspired Baby Names For Girls

1. Alizeh

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.

2. Anemone

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.

3. Aureole

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.

4. Amaya

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.

5. Wendy

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.

6. Audra

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.

7. Breeze

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.

8. Noelani

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.

9. Indra

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.

10. Aella

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.

11. Rainbow

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.

12. Skye

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”.

13. Rainn

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.

14. Makani

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.

15. Scirocco

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.

16. Summer

Summer, a baby name inspired by sky

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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”. Summer is a soothing name preferred by parents who love the season. Faith Drew, a mother, says she named her child Summer because she was born in the summer season. She says, “My first child, Summer was born in the summer, and I just love names that are seasonal or have some sort of like seasonal meaning behind them (i).”

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American singer and songwriter Donna Summer, and American artist and filmmaker Edward Summer are some popular bearers of this name.

17. Coro

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.

18. Reva

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”.

19. Hurricane

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.

20. Rainey

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.

21. Tornado

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.

22. Tempest

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.

23. Varsha

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.

24. Mistral

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.

25. Talia

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.

26. Zephyrine

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.

27. Alya

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.

28. Amaterasu

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.

29. Araceli

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.

30. Azure

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.

31. Corentine

Corentine refers to a storm

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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.

32. Iris

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.

33. Nephele

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.

34. Thora

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.

35. Aria

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.”

36. Esen

Esen is a Turkish name, meaning ‘the wind.’ It’s dramatic and windswept, and it would make an unique name for your daughter.

37. Haneul

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.

38. Ilma

Ilma is a very popular nature-inspired name in Finland. Meaning ‘air,’ Ilma is also known as the Hungarian variation of the name Amelia.

39. Kalani

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.

40. Miku

Miku is a Japanese name, meaning ‘beautiful sky.’

Weather Inspired Baby Names For Boys

1. Bayu

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.

2. Hanish

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.

3. Rai

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.

4. Thor

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.

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Badal is an Indian name that refers to the cloud in Hindi. It is derived from the Sanskrit word vārdala meaning water.

5. Sky

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.

6. Storm

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.

7. Zephyr

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.

8. Naseem

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.

9. Guthrie

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.

10. Wyndham

Wyndham is an evocative English name, meaning ‘from the windy village. Wyndham Lewis, the English painter, and novelist, is its famous namesake.

11. Adad

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.

12. Cloud

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.

13. Tal

Tal, baby names inspired by the weather

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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.

14. Stormy

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.

15. Sunny

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.

16. Anil

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’.

17. Skyler

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.

18. Gale

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.”

19. Raiden

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.

20. Dalfon

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.

21. Neil

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.

22. Anvindr

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.’

23. Ermir

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.

24. Govad

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.

25. Freyr

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.

26. Zeru

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.

27. Eyvindr

Eyvindr, means island wind

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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’.

28. Hadad

Hadad is the Syrian name of the God of rain and storms. The literal meaning of Hadad is ‘thunder’.

29. Keyne

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.

30. Harendra

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.

31. Lokni

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.’

32. Yuki

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.

33. Palinouros

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.

34. Anan

This Old Testament name means ‘cloud’ in the Hebrew language. It would make an interesting name for parents looking for unique, yet solid name.

35. Akash

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.

36. Ramiel

Ramiel, baby names that mean the sky

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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.

37. Ramman

Ramma is the Akkadian name of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of storm and thunder. In Hindi, the meaning of Ramman is ‘merriment’.

38. Tlaloc

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.

39. Corentin

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.

40. Enlil

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.

41. Wayra

Wayra is a Naïve American name, meaning ‘wind.’

42. Zeferino

Zeferino is the Portuguese form of the name Zephyrinus and means ‘west wind.’

43. Zeus

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.

44. Souta

Souta is a Japanese name, meaning ‘sudden sound of wind.’ This name is usually formed in conjunction with kanji combinations.

45. Van

Van is a Vietnamese name, meaning ‘cloud’.

Would you choose a weather-inspired name for your baby? Share your views with us in the comment section below!

Baby Names That Mean Sky_illustration

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the Indian boy’s names that mean sky?

Ambar, Akasha, Nabh, Gagu, and Aumber are some Indian names that mean or symbolize sky.

2. What are the Indian names for wind?

Pavan, Maruti, Iraj, Malang, Eer, and Samir are a few Indian boy names that mean or represent wind. Sushma and Samira are some elegant girl names that mean wind or air.

3. Are there any celebrities having names that mean Sky, Rain, Air, Wind, Or Cloud?

Sky Ferreira is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress who won several music awards, including the Webby Awards 2014. Aria Aber is a poet and writer who won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Like these, several celebrities have names that mean sky, rain, air, wind, or cloud, contributing to the popularity of these names among parents.

Sky, air, wind, cloud, and rain are diverse natural elements that fascinate almost everyone. Naming your baby after these elements can strengthen their indomitable connection with nature and give them a beautiful name for life. Since finding such a name can be tricky, this list of baby names that means sky can help. These sweet, simple, yet unique names have deep meanings that will resonate with your baby’s innocence. So choose a beautiful name for babies that they will always love to carry with them.

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

Infographic: Baby Names With Meanings Related To Sky And Rain

Sitting under a beautiful sky or enjoying the chattering sounds of raindrops — these sceneries speak of happiness. So, if you are thinking of a beautiful name for your little bundle of joy, look at the infographic below for some name suggestions that mean sky or rain. These names are gender-specific and originate from across the world.

cute baby names inspired by sky and rain (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • For naturalist parents, weather-inspired names are a top choice.
  • Names portraying diverse natural elements help generate emotions and visions of nature’s abundant natural beauty.
  • Anemone (wind), Reva (rain), Corentine (tempest), Guthrie (windy spot), Skyler (scholar), and Van (cloud) are some great nature-inspired name choices to consider.

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Arshi Ahmed
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Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. With nearly four years of experience, she specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child.

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