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Baby Names for the Earth Element

Was your baby born in one of the three earth signs? If your child's zodiac sign is Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn, the earth element will play a significant role in his life. In order to celebrate that special connection by picking one or more of her names for a correspondence to the element.

Baby Names for Boys Born to Earth Signs

For boys born to earth signs, choose from among these names that have a connection to the earth. Each one has a large number of variants, in a wide range of languages. So you can choose a variant (or diminutive) that sounds better with your last name, or that reflects your family's ethnic background.

  • Adam (Hebrew) – meaning “earth” or “red”

  • Demetrios (Greek) – meaning “love of earth” or “follower of Demeter”

  • George (Greek) – meaning “farmer” or “earth-worker”

Baby Names for Girls Born to Earth Signs

For girls, several of the earth-related names are female versions of the male names Adam and George. T here are also a number of variations on the name Demeter, the Greek goddess of grains and the harvest. As the earth is often conceived of as feminine, a number of cultures have an earth goddess. The names below are just a sampling.

  • Eartha (Old English) – meaning “earth” or “ground”

  • Gaia (Greek) – the goddess of creation and the earth

  • Maka (Sioux) – meaning “earth”

  • Onatah (Iroquois) – meaning “earth”

  • Terra (Latin) – an earth goddess, equivalent of Gaia

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MegL wrote on July 30, 2015, 4:06 AM

The only person I have ever known with the girl' names you have listed was Eartha Kitt, the singer. She had a wonderful voice. I see she was born January 17th, so that would make her a Capricorn? Seems like she had an "appropriate" name!

CoralLevang wrote on July 30, 2015, 2:51 PM

I named my daughter, a Virgo, Dawna.

I'm wondering what my name, Coral" says about me as a fire sign, not a water sign. LOL

istory wrote on July 31, 2015, 2:03 PM

You just made me realize both my kids are earth signs. As a cancer, I tend to go with the flow as I guide them along the way. Now that they are 16 and almost 18, it is getting tougher to guide, move, sway them. It's like their feet are planted firmly on the ground.

cheri wrote on August 5, 2015, 10:22 PM

I also have a baby book for names but I did not use it giving names on my three kids. It is really interesting