->''"Stella, oh, Stella, Stella! Stella for Star!"''
-->-- '''Blanche''', ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''

The night sky has been a source of wonder and inspiration for generations. Each new generation is told to "reach for the stars," and stories of people taking that advice quite literally can be found in your local bookstore's Science Fiction section. Most of us aren't so lucky as to be able to travel to the heavens, but there's still one consolation: We can name our children after them.

In brief, a Stellar Name is a character name derived from something found in the night sky, such as a star, planet, constellation, or other object. "Eta Carinae" or "Cygnus X-1" are unlikely, but these would probably also be NamesToRunAwayFrom.

Terra would only count if falls under the above conditions.
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(''Note'': As it can be difficult to determine whether a mythical character was named for a heavenly body or vice-versa, please refrain from listing them.)

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[[folder:The Sky and Non-Specific Stars]]
* ''Astra'' (meaning "stars" in Latin, but often interpreted as a feminine singular).
** The goddess Astra is the recurring ally and lover of the eponymous hero of the British (''Daily Mirror'') newspaper strip ''Garth''.
** One of the innumerable members of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard in the ''Franchise/XMen'' books.
** The last piece of the Key of Time from "[[Series/DoctorWho The Armageddon Factor]]" was named Princess Astra. Lest we forget, her boyfriend calls this name at least twenty times per episode: "Astra? Astra?! Astra?!?"
* ''Celeste'' (meaning "heavenly" or "pertaining to the sky"[[note]](many languages do not make the distinction between "heaven" and "sky" that English does, instead having a word that can mean either)[[/note]], from the Latin ''caelum'') is a not uncommon female name.
** {{Babar}}'s wife is named Celeste.
** So is Blather's sister from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing''. Doubles as a MeaningfulName since she operates the observatory in ''Wild World'' and ''City Folk''.
* ''Celestia'' (for the derivation see "Celeste").
** Princess Celestia from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. And yes, her name is also that of a popular astronomy software.
** Celestia Ludenberg in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}''. [[spoiler:Makes more sense after learning it's an assumed name that she picked herself [[IJustWantToBeSpecial to seem more interesting]]]].
* ''Celestine'' (Latin ''Coelestinus'' or ''Caelestinus'', Italian ''Celestino'', French ''Célestin'', for the derivation see "Celeste") is a male name. It also has distaff counterparts (Italian ''Celestina'', French ''Célestine'').
** There were five popes called Celestine (the last one, St. Celestine V., died in 1296, and founded the monastic order of the Celestines), and one anti-pope.
** The resourceful Célestin Poux in ''Film/AVeryLongEngagement''.
* ''Celia'' is another name derived from Latin ''caelum'' ("sky, heaven"). It occurs in a number of variants and derivations, such as ''Céline'' (French) and ''Celina'' (Spanish), although in the latter case it can also be derived from Marcelina or Selina (Selene, see "Other Bodies").
** Hagbard Celine of the ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Legendarium]], one of the names for "Elves" in Elvish is "Eldar" (or "edhil"), meaning "(people) of the stars." In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', the Elves arose (achieved sentience) when the stars were placed in the sky. The element "el" or "edhel" can be found in many names: see for instance "Elrond" translated alternatively (by Tolkien himself!) as "Dome of Stars" or "Elf of the Cave."
* ''Estella'' and ''Estelle'' (derived from Latin ''stella'' "star" via Occitan French ''Estèla'') are common female names.
** RichBitch Estella from ''Great Expectations''. The author even hangs a subtle Lampshade on it (she first appears carrying a candle in an otherwise dark hallway).
** Merry's wife in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is named Estella.
** Rosalina is renamed Estela in the Spanish version of ''SuperMarioGalaxy''.
** Estellise/Estelle from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' counts, along with the game title itself, referencing to a star in-game and the guild, Brave Vesperia that the party establishes.
* ''Esther'' is a common female name meaning "star" in old Persian.
** Made popular especially among Jewish people due to the eponymous queen in the Book of Esther as part of the Hebrew Bible.
** Sister Esther Blanchett from ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is also referred to as the "Star of Hope" numerous times in the story.
* Estrella ("star" in Spanish), who is actually called "Star" for short, appears in the first ''Weather Warden'' book.
* ''Hoshi'', Japanese for "star", is a fairly common name or part of a name in anime and manga. A less common example as a ''given'' name is Hoshi Anju from ''LoveWitch''. (Incidentally, this means that Subaru Hoshikawa from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Ryuusei no Rockman]]'' is doubly "starstruck", namewise: The aforementioned "Subaru", plus a surname that can apparently mean "galaxy" or, specifically, the Milky Way.)
** There's the classic Baseball Manga/Anime ''Kyojin no Hoshi'' (Star of the Giants). Trust me, even if you haven't seen it, you've seen it (gets homaged that much). The hero of that story is named "Hoshi", with the double-meaning implied.
** The Hoshino family from ''KatamariDamacy'', surname meaning "of the stars".
** Another Hoshino, so to speak: [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars Hoshi no Kirby]].
** In a non-anime example, Hoshi Sato of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', who is the Japanese linguist, was undoubtedly given that name for a reason.
** Hoshi from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.
** In ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', [[TheHero Miyuki Hoshizora's]] name roughly translates to "the starry sky of happiness". This doubles as a PropheticName.
** Kimyio Hoshi is the real name of {{DCU}} Japanese superheroine Doctor Light, who, as her codename indicates, [[LightEmUp can generate/manipulate light]].
** ''Sei''ra ''Hoshi''kawa from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'' who has powers associated with the tarot card, the Star.
* ''Nova'' (from Latin ''stella nova'' "new star") is the name of several MarvelUniverse characters, including the hero (A Man Called) Nova and one of Galactus's heralds, formerly Johnny Storm's girlfriend Frankie Raye.
* ''Nyota'' [[Franchise/StarTrek Uhura]] meaning "Star Freedom" in Swahili.
* ''Star'' and ''Starr''.
** Star from ''The Lost Boys''
** There's a character named Star in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', which leads to a few "satellite" jokes, referring to her status as tag-along to the series' popular girl, Paulina.
** ''WesternAnimation/CaptainStar'' of the eponymous series.
** Star Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan [[strike:V]] 5'', also Starman from the ''Earthbound'' (a.k.a ''Mother'') series, a comic book superhero, an alien from a film and television series of the same name, and possibly others.
** In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Literature/GloryRoad'', the female lead is usually called Star, but when she first meets the narrator/main character Oscar Gordon, she tells him:
-->"IHaveManyNames...Would you like to call me 'Etarre'? ...Or it could be 'Esther' just as closely. Or 'Aster.' Or even 'Estrellita.'"
** David "Lucky" Starr in the ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' series. In the first book, he introduces himself to a telepathic alien, and she asks him if he's called Starr because he is a traveler through space. He replies that it has no particular meaning and is simply a sound to identify him. (The alien then dubs him "Space Ranger", but [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness he never uses that name after the first book.]])
** Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) of Music/TheBeatles.
* ''Star'' often appears in compounds and combinations:
** Star Butterfly, protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''.
** Starla Shine as well as the [[SarcasmMode creatively named]] Celesto (AKA The Grand Ruler) from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
** Starfire from Franchise/TheDCU and Firestar from the MarvelUniverse.
** The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Staryu and Starmie (the Starly line doesn't fit as it's derived from Starling,a bird species, and Omastar doesn't really fit either)
** Haley Starshine in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
** [[{{Transformers}} Megatron's]] [[BlatantLies ever loyal]] lieutenant ''[[TheStarscream Star]]''[[TheStarscream scream]].
** An early concept name for [[Film/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] was Luke Starkiller. Recognizing the aggressive awesomeness apparent in such a name, the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gave it to a superweapon, to the Mandalorian [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Bendak Starkiller]], and later to [[VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed Vader's first secret apprentice]].
*** "Starkiller" might have slyly been dropped on Wedge Antilles, too, in the ComicBook/XWingSeries. On one planet his name is given a PunctuationShaker to change its meaning [[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord in the native language]] from "so foul it would sicken a rancor" to ''"slayer of stars"''. This has the neat added bonus of also referring back to the fact that Wedge destroyed the second Death Star.
*** Wedge's sister Syal, who was a holofilm actress, took the stage name Wynssa Starflare.
** ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has [[BadassFamily the Joestar bloodline]].
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, when a cat becomes a Clan leader, the last half of their name is replaced with "-star", to represent how they're connected to their ancestors, [=StarClan=]. So Fireheart becomes Firestar, Nightpelt becomes Nightstar, Tigerclaw becomes Tigerstar, and so on.
* ''Stella'' (meaning "star" in Latin and Italian) is a fairly common female name:
** STELLAAAAAAA! in ''AStreetcarNamedDesire''.
** Stella the skunk from ''Film/OverTheHedge'', getting a ShoutOut to the above.
** Stella Dallas of ''Stella Dallas''.
** Stella from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', who had sun- and moon-based powers.
** Stella Rimington, first female head of [=MI5=].
** Stella Bonasera from ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', a FairCop.
** Stella Goodman from ''WakingTheDead'', also a FairCop.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has Dead Older Sister (and love interest) Stella.
** A blind girl in one episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
** Stella Zinman, romantic interest [[spoiler:but not the mother]] on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
** There's also Stella, ill-fated love interest of Shinn from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''.
** Astrid from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn'' was named Stella in the Japanese version of the game.
** Stella Shortman, physician/scientist adventurer and mother of the protagonist of WesternAnimation/HeyArnold.
** Stella Star ("Star Star"?) from Film/{{Starcrash}}
** Stella from ''Anime/{{Interstella5555}}''.
** Stella [=McCartney=], fashion designer and daughter of [[Music/PaulMcCartney Sir Paul]].
** Stella Kowalski, ex-wife of Stanley Raymond 'Ray' Kowalski on ''Series/DueSouth''. Yes, they were named after [[Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire that]] Stella and Stanley.
** This is Sveta's name on the Japanese version of VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn.
** ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}''.
** Philip Sidney's sonnet sequence ''Astrophil and Stella'' about an Astrophil (literally meaning 'star-lover') pining over a Stella who's frequently associated with beautiful but distant stars and heavens.
** In ''VideoGame/TheSims2: University'', one of the pre-created students is an alien exchange student studying on Earth, appropriately named [[PunnyName Stella Terrano]] (and with the surname from Latin "terra", meaning "earth", no less). Later on in ''The Sims 2: Seasons'', Bella Goth's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute is named Stella Roth.
** Stella is the name of Jay's dog in ''Series/ModernFamily''. This becomes a minor plot point in one episode when she gets loose, allowing Cameron to fulfill his lifelong dream of yelling "STELLAAAA!" à la Stanley in ''Streetcar''.
** Stella is the real name of the player character from ''VideoGame/BlackRockShooter'': The Game
** ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' has a meter labeled "Stella" that indicades the game's DynamicDifficulty.
** ''VideoGame/{{Stellavanity}}''.
* Lord Asriel's dæmon Stelmaria from the ''HisDarkMaterials'' series.
** The name may be related to the common appellation of the Virgin Mary (Maria in many languages) as ''Stella Maris'' ("star of the sea").
* ''Stern'' ("star" in German) is a not uncommon Jewish and gentile surname. The word also occurse in compounds like ''Sternheim'' ("star-home").
* A couple of [[TheFederation Argon]] ships in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' series are named for stellar phenomena, specifically the Nova fighter, Eclipse heavy fighter, and Magnetar military transport.
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[[folder:Specific Stars and Constellations]]
* Almost the entire Black family from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series: ''[[ParentalSubstitute Sirius]]'' (Alpha Canis Maioris), ''[[TheDragon Bellatrix]]'' (Gamma Orionis), ''[[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Regulus Arcturus]]'' (Alpha Leonis & Alpha Boötis), ''[[CoolUncle Alphard]]'' (Alpha Hydrae), ''[[DefectorFromDecadence Andromeda]]'', and so on. There are a few exceptions, most notably [[GrumpyOldMan Phineas]] and [[MamaBear Narcissa]]; she, however, passed the tradition to her son, ''[[RivalTurnedEvil Draco]]'' Malfoy, and [[spoiler:Draco's son [[SpinOffspring Scorpius]]]]. Andromeda's daughter, [[DoNotCallMePaul Nymphadora]] [[LastNameBasis Tonks]], had the middle name ''[[EmbarrassingMiddleName Vulpecula]]'', according to WordOfGod. Also, unrelated character ''[[{{Yandere}} Merope]]'' (23 Tauris) Gaunt.
** Bellatrix and Regulus double as [[MeaningfulName meaningful names]]: in Latin they mean "warrioress" and "chief, little king", respectively.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "Curse of Peladon" and "Monster of Peladon" have nonhumanoid alien characters named ''Arcturus'' (Alpha Bootis) and ''Alpha Centauri''. They are the delegates from those places, so they may be an abbreviated version of their titles, rather than names.
** "Monster" also had a ''Vega'' (Alpha Lyrae) Nexos.
* The Oz [[AMechByAnyOtherName mobile suits]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' are named after the WesternZodiac.
* The ''Transformers: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' comic introduced the Covenant, a group of 12 robots who were ancestral to the Transformers. The ones with names have names based on the WesternZodiac.
** In many {{Transformers}} continuities, Optimus Prime started his life as ''Orion'' Pax.
* The title character in ''Momo'' has a pet turtle named ''Cassiopeia''.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' has Geo Stelar and his (sometimes) school friend Luna. Additionally, the first game's bosses are all named for constellations. Also, Doctor ''Vega'' and ''Altair'' (Alpha Aquilae) from the second game. Finally, the third game's BonusBoss is named Sirius.
** Geo Stelar's Japanese name is Subaru Hoshikawa. Subaru is also the Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster, and the kanji for Hoshikawa means "star river".
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'' features characters named Sirius, Orion, Regulus, and Altair (and his pet robot Vega). Token female Artemis is named after the Greek goddess of the moon.
* A number of bosses and [=NPCs=] in ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' are named after stars or constellations. There's ''Deneb'' (named after Deneb Okab (Delta Aquilae), the star at the head of the Cygnus constellation), ''Sirius'', ''Canopus'' (Alpha Carinae), the ''Gemini'', ''Prochon'' (from Procyon aka Alpha Canis Minoris) and ''Kapella'' (from Capella aka Alpha Aurigae). The theme continues in the sequel, ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre''.
* In ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', Altaira "Alta" Morbius is named after the star Altair. This makes sense, because she was born on Altair 4, the fourth planet orbiting the star.
* The {{DCU}} character Orion.
* The 'hero' of EvilFTW.
* All the New York Kagekidan girls from ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' are named after constellations.
* ''Betelgeuse'' from ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' shares his name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse]] (Alpha Orionis), one of the largest known stars in the universe, though his name's spelling is different from that of the star.
** In the film, his advertising flyer spells it the ''same'' as the star, leading Alec Baldwin to mispronounce it.
* ''Sirius'' from ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones is a slightly odd case. He actually ''is'' the star Sirius (Alpha Canis Maioris, also called the Dog Star), but since he's in the form of a dog and can't talk, everybody else comes up with their own names for him. Two of those names are Leo and Sirius.
* All of the teams from the Atari ST video game ''Speedball'' are named after constellations (Perseus, Mira, Draco, etc.)
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' has ''Ginga'' Nakajima, one of two [[spoiler: ArtificialHuman]] sisters, whose name means "galaxy" in Japanese.
** Her little sister's name, Subaru, refers the the Pleiades.
*** Though it should be pointed out that ''they'' aren't named after stars. Subaru is named, like very many Lyrical Nanoha characters, after machinery manufacturers - specifically, the Subaru car company, and Nakajima Aircraft, an old name for Fuji Heavy Industries, which is Subaru's parent company. Ginga, on the other hand, may be named after one of the characters from Gear Fighter Dendou, where the concept for her weapons comes from.
* WordOfGod has it that [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue's]] first name is after the Japanese name of the star Vega.
* Several Anime series have a character with the name Subaru. This is the Japanese name for the constellation/star cluster ''Pleiades''. The car company takes its name from this also (it's on their emblem), because it was formed from 6 smaller companies (there is usually said to be seven pleiades - whence the common appelletion "the Seven Sisters" -, but most people can only see six, while those with unsually good eyesight may discern 8+ , and telescopes reveal hundreds more).
* The various Seishi in ''FushigiYuugi'' are named for the constellations defined by the astrological/geomantic system described briefly in the entry on TheFourGods; of course, this is central to the plot.
** Tamahome's and Hotohori's real names, Kishuku and Seishuku respectively, mean the same thing and are written in the same way as their Seishi names. The "Ryu" in Nuriko's real name, Ryuuen, means "Willow", which is what his Seishi symbol stands for as well.
* The protagonists of ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' have names related to stars: ''Subaru'' is the Japanese name for the Pleiades, ''Hokuto'' for the Plough (aka the "Big Dipper" in Ursa Major), and ''Sei''shiro has the kanji for star (sei) in his name.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** In ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXII,'' all the guns you can equip are named after stars (Altair, Vega and Sirius to name a few).
** Ditto all of Sazh Katzroy's [[GunsAkimbo paired guns]] in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
* Yuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos from ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' gets a lot of stellar references, especially appropriate since he's an avid stargazer. Zeronos' two forms are Altair and Vega, while his partner Imagin is named Deneb. This also reflects Yuto's relationship with Airi Nogami; in Eastern astrology, Altair and Vega are StarCrossedLovers who can only meet once a year, with the aid of Deneb, either a bridge of magpies or a fairy guardian.
* ''SteambotChronicles: Battle Tournament'' has characters named ''Vega'' and ''Diphda'' (Beta Ceti, also called Deneb Kaitos). This is just the beginning for the game's celestial being-themed naming.
* The three Arena Emperors (Alkaid, Taihaku, Sirius) in ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' are all named after stars.
* In ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' the main characters' names are ''Juno'' (name of an Asteroid), ''Vela'', and ''Lupus.''
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: the Altairion and Vegalion from the stars Altair and Vega. Notably, these two stars take part in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qixi_Festival story of cowherd and the weaver girl]].
** Not to mention the mech formed from them combining, the Hyperlion, possibly named after Hyperion, the moon of Saturn.
* [[VideoGame/{{Myst}} Atrus, Sirrus, and Achenar]] are all named after stars - Arcturus, Sirius, and Achernar (Epsilon Eridani) respectively.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, Amidala's sister was named Sola, i.e. a feminized verion of Latin ''sol'' "Sun".
* Pretty much everyone from Website/GaiaOnline's Lonely Star item: ''Saiph'' and ''Hatsya'' (named for Saiph (Kappa Orionis) and Hatsya (also called Hatysa, Iota Orionis), two stars in Orion), ''Cygnus'', ''Gemini'', ''Pisces'' and ''Crux''.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'''s heroes assign each of the Schwarzwelt's sectors a name based on a constellation beginning with each successive letter of the alphabet, tending towards ones in the southern sky--Antlia, Bootes, Carina, Delphinus, Eridanus, Fornax, Grus, Horologium. (Atlus didn't have much of a choice with Bootes and Delphinus; they're northern sky constellations, yes, but also the only ones that begin with their respective letters.)
* In the LegoLifeOnMars theme, all of the Martian characters are named after stars or constellations, often with a trait shared by the character, like ''Cassiopeia'' (the only female Martian in the series) or their leader Riegel (which isn't a star name; however, ''Rigel'' (Beta Orionis) is the sixth-brightest star in the sky).
* Nearly every single enemy in ''HybridHeaven'' is named after a star.
* Arcturus Mengsk from the ''Videogame/Starcraft'' series is named after a star.
* James Vega from ''Videogame/MassEffect3'' takes his last name from a star (Alpha Bootis).
* So does Algol from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''.
* ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'' is all over this. Main characters are called Hokuto (North Star) and Ginga (Galaxy), there's CoolOldSis Vega [[spoiler:and mother of Hokuto]], TheDragon Altair [[spoiler:who is Vega's older brother]] and later on, another villain called Subaru [[spoiler:he's Altair's brother of sorts. Yes, that means everyone but Ginga here is related]].
* In ''Anime/StarBlazers,'' the English language version of ''SpaceBattleshipYamato,'' we have Derek Wildstar, Nova, and Orion.
* ''Albireo'' from ''MahouSenseiNegima'',whose name comes from a binary star in the constellation Cygnus (Beta Cygni).
* The trolls of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' each share a symbol with a particular Zodiac sign. In addition to other aspects of their lives, their names (and occasionally usernames) contain allusions to their respective signs, ranging from anagrams (Sollux Captor/twinArmageddons for Gemini), constellation names from other languages (Kanaya, Karkat, and Vriska derived from Hindu with spelling adjustments; Terezi from Azerbaijani), to mythological references (the Aquarius troll is named Eridan), and so on. Additionally, the numbers 6, 12, and 612 [[ArcNumber just keep happening]] to them - for example, the mentioned spelling adjustments, as each troll has a first name and last name of six letters each.
* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion's'' name in Japan is Leo, which is that of a constellation (the Lion). However Leo (Latin for "lion") is also a real-life given name and surname, carried e. g. by thirteen popes, so it is not clear if this is an astronomic allusion.
* The title character from ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}''.
* Rygel in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', probably another reference to Rigel.
* In ''MySistersKeeper,'' Anna is named after the Andromeda Galaxy.
* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' takes this and runs with it: the antagonists, the Septentriones, are named after the stars of the Big Dipper, [[spoiler:[[BigBad their master]] is called Polaris]], your 12 potential party members represent the WesternZodiac, TheProtagonist gets called "the Shining One"... The UpdatedRerelease continues this with a new group of enemies called the Triangulum, who draw upon the stars of the Spring Triangle, [[spoiler:including an extra member taken from the other star of the Great Diamond, plus a new enemy called Canopus]].
* ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'': The first syllable of each of the original rangers' family name[[note]]or in Peggy's case, her given name, since her full name is always written in the western order, even in Japanese[[/note]] form the name "Kashiopea", as in "Cassiopeia". [[spoiler:The cosmic radiation from this constellation is extremely lethal to the BigBad.]]
* [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's Al Ghul's]] name is based on the Star Algol (Beta Persei).
* Franchise/YuGiOh (Franchise and [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Card Game]]) has some examples:
** The Constellar and Fire Fist (OCG name: Flame Star) archtypes have this trope active by default. but the former has names based on ether the WesternZodiac or various related galaxies.
*** Constellars are used, fittingly, by [[Anime/YuGiOhArcv Hokuto Shijima]]. Adding to the theme is his Big Dipper hair piece, and his first on-screen duel takes place on the Action Field "Cosmo Sanctuary" (said to be his favorite).
*** And of course, Yuya's Magician of Astromancy/Stargazer Magician.
** Then there's the Galaxy archtype with [[Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]] and its other formes.
*** The Seven Barian Lords are named for the stars in the Big Dipper.
** [[Anime/YuGiOh5ds Stardust Dragon]] and related cards.
*** Rua's {{Dub Name|Change}} is Leo. his twin's is below on the page.
** Starform Dragon
** Stardust Divinity
** certain cards with Leo in the title.
** In the manga version of ''Manga/YuGiOhGX'', Kaiser's monsters are all named after the stars in the constellation Draco. One of them, Cyber Eltanin, is a card in the real game.
** The Stellaknights are named after stars. The first three to be revealed are named after the points of the Summer Triangle.
* Another example from ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' in Castor Nova. Fanon has even given him a twin brother named Pollux.
* ''Polaris'' (short for Latin ''Stella Polaris'' "polar star"), designate Alpha Ursae Minoris in Astronomy, is known as the North(ern) Star in English.
** Polaris Psyche from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''.
** The Franchise/XMen have both Polaris (Lorna Dane) and Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier).
* {{Lampshaded}} in the ''MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series: Duncan concludes that his science teacher, Andromeda Jones, is the alien infiltrator, and is surprised that she had enough chutzpah to use a constellation for her alias. [[spoiler:The alien is actually his home ec teacher, who [[AvertedTrope averts]] this trope]].
* In ''Literature/FirstLight'', the dogs are all named after moons, stars, constellations, and galaxies.
* The AMD 10th family is also known as "Stars" due to many of the processors being named after specific stars: ''Agena'', ''Coliman'' (Beta and Alpha Centauri), ''Kuma'' (Nu Draconis), ''Rana'' (Delta Eridani), and ''Spica'' (Alpha Virginis).
* ''Series/{{Raumpatrouille}}'' has the spaceships ''Orion VII'', ''Orion VIII'', ''Hydra'', and ''Pegasus''.
* The main characters from ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'' are called the Pleiades Saints, and their opponents all have a twin/duality motif going on ([[GeniusBonus the Pleiades cluster is located in the constellation of Taurus. The zodiac that follows is Gemini]]) [[spoiler:After Kazumi makes a wish to become human, she takes on the surname Subaru in reference to her friends.]]
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[[folder:Other Bodies]]
* ''Luna'' (Latin for "moon" and also the name of its goddess) is a common one:
** Luna Lovegood from ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Luna Travoria from ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''
** [[MeaningfulName Luna]] [[PunnyName Wilder]] from the ''Nocturne City'' series of novels. She's also a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]].
** Luna from ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar''.
** Luna from ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', as noted above.
** Luna from ''Anime/{{Gravion}}''.
** Luna, the Black Magician's daughter who plays a key role in the Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality novels
** Luna, the love interest (played by Diane Keaton) in the future in Woody Allen's ''Sleeper.''
** Luna, the cat from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
** Luna the Tide Witch from ''LuminousArc2''.
** [[AloofBigSister Luna]] Inverse from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''
** Princess Luna from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
*** Also [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Night]][[PunnyName mare]] ''Moon'', her OmnicidalManiac GreenEyedMonster form.
** Luna Tsukuyomi from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'' (tsuku comes from tsuki/moon, just to be extra [[MeaningfulName meaningful]]). She has powers associated with the tarot card, The Moon.
** Luna a.k.a. Shiori from ''MahouSenseiNegima''.
** Luna from ''Anime/CasshernSins'', whose death triggered [[ApocalypseHow The Ruin]] and the events following.
** [[Anime/YuGiOh5ds Ruka's]] {{Dub Name|Change}} is Luna.
** Chances are astronomic that a random (female) bat character will be named Luna. (n=1 statistic: Luna from the {{Silverwing}} series.)
** Luna '''the moon''' from ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''.
** Also, Luna the tapir, an NPC from ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf''
** ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' has a meter labeled "Luna", which determines your shot density and decreases as you fire your weapon. Additionally, Segment 5 has two different versions, with the "Luna" side featuring blue-colored walls.
* ''Moon'', the English word for Luna, is not quite as common, but occurs as a real-life surname.
** RealLife: Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit, was named after a ''spacecraft'', not after the moon itself. However, she uses only her first name in everyday usage, and is referred just as Moon Zappa.
** Laura Moon from ''Literature/AmericanGods'' and of course her husband, Shadow.
* Molly Moon, main character of the ''Literature/MollyMoon'' series. (InUniverse, she's named after a marshmallow packing crate and a lolly.)
* ''Moon'' also appears in compounds and combinations:
** Goldmoon from the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' saga.
** Moonflower in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' - the authors weren't going to name any cat "Moon-" because the moon has special meaning to the cats, but the book Moonflower appeared in was written by a new author, and they decided to leave it.
** MarvelUniverse hero Moon Knight and mutant superheroine Moonstar, Danielle Moonstar in civilian life.
* ''Selene'' is the ancient Greek name for the moon and its older goddess (one of the Titans), who later became confounded with Artemis. The name is also used in astronomy, for instance "selenography" is an old term for the geography of the moon, and in older SpeculativeFiction native inhabitants of the moon are called Selenites. Selene also occurs in variants like ''Selena'' and ''Selina''.
** [[Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress Adam Selene]].
** The main character from ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is named Selene.
** [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Catwoman's]] civilian name is Selina Kyle, rather appropriate for a burglar who operates mostly at night.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', we have Princess ''Yue'', whose name is Chinese for "moon;" she was named in honor of the Moon Spirit, who healed her when she nearly died at birth. [[spoiler:When the Moon Spirit is killed by Zhao, she pulls a HeroicSacrifice and becomes the new Moon Spirit herself]].
* On ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}},'' [[TheFairFolk the Weird Sisters]] are [[AllThereInTheScript apparently]] named Phoebe, Luna and Seline, all of which were moon goddesses. [[WildMassGuessing This may be related]] to the fact that WordOfGod says that their individual powers (fate, grace and fury) wax and wane at different times.
* The Sailor Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Except for the title character, their Sailor identities are are named after planets: Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Pluto. (That last one is included because [[ScienceMarchesOn Pluto was considered a planet when the series was written]].) Their "civilian" names that are easy puns on their hero identities and/or their planets, and usually contain a kanji for or associated with their planets. For example, Sailor Moon's name Tsukino Usagi, sounding like the phrase "rabbit of the moon", which refers to a Japanese fable as well as her Moon Kingdom history.
** The civilian name of Sailor Venus, Aino Minako, [[OddNameOut doesn't apparently fit]] ([[JustifiedTrope after all she was created much earlier than the rest of the cast and even predates the main series]])... [[SubvertedTrope Except the kanji of her given name can be pronounced "Binasu", that is the older Japanese romanization of the English name ôVenus"]].
* Mars Blackmon from the Spike Lee movie ''She's Gotta Have It''.
* The Mars chocolate bar was named after its inventor (who was also one of the Ms in M&M chocolates), but this led to other chocolate bars in the same range also being given celestial names (Galaxy and Milky Way).
* Mickey Mouse's dog Pluto. He first appeared around 1930, the same year the (dwarf) planet Pluto was discovered, and it's highly unlikely that someone would name a cartoon dog after the Roman god of the dead.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny's'' Lunamaria Hawke is named after the basaltic planes on the moon. Shinn has a thing for heavenly bodies, perhaps?
* Winston Marrs from the Sega Genesis version of ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''.
* In the original ''VideoGame/MegaMan'', the Stardroids from ''[[strike:5]] V'' for the Game Boy [[strike:Color]] were named after planets.
** Even Terra, which means "Earth".
** Also, Dark Moon (this game's version of a Yellow Devil) and [[spoiler:Sunstar, the final boss]].
* Manga/CardcaptorSakura also has a character named [[{{Kuudere}} Yue]], whose powers are drawn from the moon.
* The [[TerribleTrio Super Novas]] in [[VideoGame/CustomRobo Custom Robo Arena]]: Lunax, Terrax, and Solax (which is also a pun). They're just nicknames though, as Lunax's real name is Lenny (his BerserkButton, of sorts).
* The Team Galactic commanders in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' are named Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto (who was renamed Charon in the English release). Their leader Cyrus's name refers to the sun.
** And Cynthia is the name of a moon goddess, making Champion Cynthia a counterpart to Cyrus. (If you want to stretch this, the player character's name [Dawn or Lucas] can be read as referring to the morning star.)
* The five sisters, ''{{Exalted}}'''s Maidens of Destiny; Mars, Maiden of Battles; Venus, Maiden of Serenity; Jupiter, Maiden of Secrets; Mercury, Maiden of Journeys; and Saturn, Maiden of Endings.
* Ethan Mars (along with his family) of ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''.
* Tabletopgame/YuGiOh has the Agents witch are each named for a planet in the solar system (sans Neptune and maybe Pluto). They are a {{Homage}} to [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Paradiso]].
** Also The Legendary Planets from the GX manga(Complete with dwarf planet Pluto and the sun). Though only Venus', Earth's, Saturn's, Neptune's, and Sol's have been {{Defictionalized}}.
* In the ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelverse'' Captain William Riker's ship, named USS ''Titan'' by ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', is identified as a ''Luna''-class starship. The ''Titan's'' sister ships are similarly named after moons.
* Uranium, Plutonium, and the element between them: Neptunium.
** Cerium and Palladium too! As a bonus, Selenium (Moon) and Tellurium (Earth). Helium is both the Sun and sun god Helios.
* ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' has the eponymous character Neptune as well as Plutia.
** By extension, the unreleased Sega Neptune[[labelnote:*]]A two-in-one Sega Genesis and 32X[[/labelnote]] and Sega Pluto[[labelnote:*]]A Sega Saturn with a built-in modem[[/labelnote]] consoles they were based on.
* Tidus and Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are named after the sun and moon, respectively - the words come from Okinawan.
* Akari Taiyou from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni''. ''Taiyou'' is Japanese for 'sun' and she has powers based on the tarot card, The Sun (''Il Sole'' in Italian).
* ''Morgenstern'' (German for "morning star" -- i. e. Venus or Jupiter, depending on their position relative to Earth) is a real-life surname.
** German poet Christian Morgenstern, writer of the ''Gallows Songs'', and his father, painter Christian Morgenstern.
** S. Morgenstern, the writer of the book "abridged" by William Goldman in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''.
** Rhoda Morgenstern of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' and its spin-off ''Series/{{Rhoda}}''.
* Speaking of Venus and Jupiter in the twilight, the Creator/JRRTolkien inverted the trope with ''Eärendil'', originally a Half-Elf named "Lover of the Sea," later the evening star.
** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' also has Second Age human lord ''Elendil'' ("star-friend"/"elf-friend") and his sons ''Isildur'' ("moon-servant") and ''Anárion'' ("sun-son"). This also led indirectly to the naming of the three original major cities of Gondor: Minas Ithil ("Tower of the Moon") east of the Anduin, Minas Anor ("Tower of the Sun") west of the Anduin, and the capital Osgiliath ("Citadel of the Host of Stars") on the banks of the Anduin. However, years later, the Ringwraiths took Minas Ithil for the Dark Lord, driving the Gondorians out of Ithilien (the area around Minas Ithil) and renamed named the city "Minas Morgul" ("Tower of Sorcery"); Osgiliath, which had already begun to decline due to plagues and the shifting of the royal capital to Minas Anor, was finally abandoned. After the fall and renaming of Minas Ithil, Minas Anor was given its familiar name: "Minas Tirith" ("Tower of Guard").
* The ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series has a penchant for lunar names. Characters named Diana, Luna, and Tenmyouji (here read as [[https://twitter.com/Uchikoshi_Eng/status/740805062725914625 "solar eclipse"]]- spoilers in link) all play roles in it. [[spoiler:The first two have similar names for another reason, though.]]
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* Sora from ''KingdomHearts'', whose name means "sky" (parallel to Riku's "land" and Kairi's "sea").
** Sora from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', too, who had the bird Digimon, Piyomon.
** Also Sora from ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* Appearing in various ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[=/=]''KingdomHearts'' games: Cloud, Squall, etc.
* ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}'', a children's picture book about a bat combines the words for "star" and "moon".
* The book ''This Place Has No Atmosphere'' by Paula Danziger takes place in a future where people now live on the moon. The heroine is named Aurora Borealis Williams, her sister is Starr, other kids in school are Juna (first kid conceived in space) and Cosmosa.
* The main character of Creator/DianaWynneJones' latest novel, ''The Game'', is named Haley, the reader realizes the significance towards the end of the story when they meet her parents.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Tycho Brahe]] was an astronomer with an awesome, seldom-heard name that got scooped up a few times for fiction.
** [[Literature/XWingSeries Tycho Celchu]], AcePilot and TheCape.
** WebComic/PennyArcade.
** The protagonist of Willam Sleator's novel ''The Green Futures of Tycho''.
** Tycho Moon from the film of the same name by Creator/EnkiBilal.
* ''BatenKaitos'' is made of this, for most of the locations and non-playable characters. And of course, the game's name refers to a star...
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Terra and Celes, earth and sky (but the former's name was [[{{Woolseyism}} created by the translation]], in Japanese it is "Tina").
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', we have all the major Team Galatic members, who are named after something in our solar system: Jupiter (Ceres in the Spanish version), Mars (Venus in the Spanish version), Saturn and Charon (after Pluto's largest moon). Cyrus's name comes from a Persian word meaning "sun".
** And Cynthia is the name of a moon goddess, making Champion Cynthia a counterpart to Cyrus. (If you want to stretch this, the player character's name [Dawn or Lucas] can be read as referring to the morning star.)
** There are also two Pokemon that fit, Solrock and Lunatone. Solrock looks like a sun, and Lunatone like a crescent moon.
* ''Digimon'' gives us the Olympus Twelve - 6 unknown, the others being: Neptunmon (Neptunemon), Minervamon, Merukimon (Mercurymon), Marsmon,as well as Dianamon and Apollomon, named for the roman moon goddess and sun god respectively.
* All of Lucy's Celestial Spirits in ''Manga/FairyTail'' are named after constellations.
* The villains of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' follow the show's TropesInSpace theme: Astronema (astro, astronomy) and Ecliptor (eclispe).
* ''InazumaEleven'' brings us Amemiya Taiyou in GO, who is named for the sun.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has Sol, which is another sun name.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' has a meter labeled "Sol" that determines individual shot power and is used up when firing a SmartBomb. In addition, Segment 5 features a "Sol" side, featuring yellow walls.
* Rom Di Prisco, either in ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' games or otherwise, names his music primarily after constellations, stars or other spacial objects such as Sirius, Hydrus, Cetus, Aquila, the Gamma and Delta Velorums, Triton, the Cygnus Rift (known as the Great Rift but it starts at Cygnus). Meanwhile the other theme goes to science and mathematics.
* Curtis Schweitzer composes music for ''{{VideoGame/Starbound}}'', Many of them are themed after constellations (Cygnus X-1, Cassiopeia), planets (Jupiter, Mercury, Europa), or other celestial bodies (Horsehead Nebula, Accretion Disc, Stellar Formation).
* The nations in ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]]'' are all named for celestial objects: Orange Star, Blue Moon, Yellow Comet, Green Earth, and Black Hole.
* The band Music/{{M83}} if named after the galaxy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_83 Messier 83]].
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