->''"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 [[strike:[[IncrediblyLamePun constellation]]]] consolation: We can name our children after them.

In brief, a StellarName is a character name derived from something found in the night sky, such as a star, planet, constellation, or other object.

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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* ''Stella'' (meaning "star"; from Latin) 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=].
** Estrella (actually called "Star" for short) in the first ''Weather Warden'' book.
** Stella Bonasera from ''CSINewYork'', a FairCop.
** Stella Goodman from ''WakingTheDead'', also a FairCop.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' has Dead Older Sister (and love interest) Stella.
** 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).
** A blind girl in one episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
** Merry's wife in ''TheLordOfTheRings'' is named Estella.
** Stella Nox Fleuret, a character in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXV''.
** Stella Zinman, romantic interest [[spoiler:but not the mother]] on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
** Lord Asriel's dęmon Stelmaria from the ''HisDarkMaterials'' series.
** There's also Stellar, ill-fated love interest of Shinn from ''GundamSEEDDestiny''.
** Astrid from ''FireEmblem: Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn'' was named Stella in the Japanese version of the game.
*** Astrid itself counts as well (derived from the Greek ''aster''.)
** Stella Shortman, physician/scientist adventurer and mother of the protagonist of HeyArnold.
** Stella Star ("Star Star"?) from {{Starcrash}}
** Stella from ''Anime/{{Interstella5555}}''.
** Stella [=McCartney=], fashion designer and daughter of [[PaulMcCartney Sir Paul]].
** Stella Kowalski, ex-wife of Stanley Raymond 'Ray' Kowalski on ''DueSouth''. Yes, they were named after [[AStreetcarNamedDesire that]] Stella and Stanley.
** This is Sveta's name on the Japanese version of VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn.
** ''Literature/{{Stellaluna}}''.
** Rosalina is actually renamed Estela in the Spanish version of ''SuperMarioGalaxy''.
** 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 ''TheSims 2: 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 ''ModernFamily''. This becomes a minor plot point in one episode when she gets loose, allowing Cameron to fulfill his lifelong dream of yelling "STELLAAAA!" ą la Stanley in ''Streetcar''.
** Stella is the real name of the player character from ''VideoGame/BlackRockShooter'': The Game
* Esther is another 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 ''TrinityBlood'' is also referred to as the "Star of Hope" numerous times in the story.
* 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.
* Almost the entire Black family from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series: Sirius, Bellatrix, Regulus, Alphard, Andromeda, and so on. Narcissa is an exception, but she passed the tradition to her son, Draco Malfoy, and [[spoiler:Draco's son Scorpius]]. Also, Merope Gaunt.
* {{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''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes "Curse of Peladon" and "Monster of Peladon" have nonhumanoid alien characters named Arcturus 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 Nexos.
** The [[MacGuffinGirl last piece of the Key of Time]] from "The Armageddon Factor" was named Princess Astra. Lest we forget, her boyfriend calls this name at least twenty times per episode: "Astra? Astra?! Astra?!?"
** In the 2007 ChristmasEpisode KylieMinogue plays Astrid, an alien waitress [[spoiler: who later gives an HeroicSacrifice but, thanks to the Doctor, shows StarsAreSouls]].
*** Astrids are common in the Whoniverse- an Astrid Ferrier appears in "The Enemy of the World" and a little girl Astrid in "Dragonfire".
* The Oz [[AMechByAnyOtherName mobile suits]] in ''GundamWing'' 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.
** Not to mention Megatron's [[BlatantLies ever loyal]] lieutenant ''[[TheStarscream Star]]''[[TheStarscream scream]].
* The Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are named after planets with the exception of the Title Character who is named after the Earth's natural satellite and [[ScienceMarchesOn Pluto]] because [[MemeticMutation they took away her planet]]!
* 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 from the second game.
** 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.
* ''TacticsOgre'' features the witch Deneb in several games, including as a playable character in Knight Of Lodis. She is named after the star at the head of the Cygnus constellation.
** This probably comes from the fact that the a number of bosses in the original ''OgreBattle'' had ThemeNaming after stars.
* In ''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.Al
* The {{DCU}} character Orion.
* The 'hero' of EvilFTW.
* All the New York Kagekidan girls from ''SakuraTaisen'' are named after constellations.
* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} may count, 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, 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.)
* ''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).
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''Literature/GloryRoad'', the female lead tells narrator/main character Oscar Gordon
-->"IHaveManyNames...Would you like to call me 'Etarre'? ...Or it could be 'Esther' just as closely. Or 'Aster.' Or even 'Estrellita.'"
* 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 ''TokyoBabylon'' have names related to stars: Subaru is the Japanese name for the Pleiades, Hokuto for the Plough, and Seishiro has the kanji for star (sei) in his name.
* ''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''.
* ''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.
* "Hoshi", meaning 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: [[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|Reimagined}}''.
** In ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', [[TheHero Miyuki Hoshizora's]] name roughly translates to "the starry sky of happiness". This doubles as a PropheticName.
* An early concept name for [[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 [[TheForceUnleashed Vader's first secret apprentice]].
** "Starkiller" might have slyly been dropped on Wedge Antilles, too, in the 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.
** Amidala's sister was named Sola, i.e. the Sun.
* 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.
* 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.
* ''SteambotChronicles: Battle Tournament'' has characters named Vega and Diphda. 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 ''JetForceGemini'' the main characters' names are Juno, 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.
* [[{{Myst}} Atrus, Sirrus, and Achenar]] are all named after stars - Arcturus, Sirius, and Achernar (Epsilon Eridani) respectively.
* Pretty much everyone from GaiaOnline's Lonely Star item: Saiph and Hatsya (named for two of the stars in Orion), Cygnus, Gemini, Pisces and Crux.
* In JRR Tolkien's works: one of the names for "Elves" in Elvish is "Eldar" (or "edhil"), meaning "(people) of the stars." 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."
** Inverted with Eärendil, originally a Half-Elf named "Lover of the Sea," later a star.
* ''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'' 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.
* So does Algol from SoulCalibur.
* Betelgeuse from ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' shares his name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betelgeuse one of the largest known stars in the universe.]]
* ''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 ''StarBlazers,'' the English language version of ''SpaceBattleshipYamato,'' we have Derek Wildstar, Nova, and Orion.
* Princess Celestia from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. And yes, her name is also that of a popular astronomy software.
* Albireo from ''MahouSenseiNegima'',whose name comes from a binary star in the constellation Cygnus.
* 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 a constellation of a lion.
* The title character from ''{{Ristar}}''.
* Rygel in ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* In ''MySistersKeeper,'' Anna is named after the Andromeda Galaxy.
* 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.
* 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.
* DevilSurvivor2 is a bit abusive with this: The villains are named after the stars in Big Dipper, [[spoiler:the BigBad is named Polaris]], your 12 party members represent the WesternZodiac, TheProtagonist being called "The Shining One"...
* ''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 Per, β Persei, β Per)
* David "Lucky" Starr in the ''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.]])
* 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.
** Then there's the Galaxy archtype with [[Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon]].
*** 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 ''TheSims'' universe in Castor Nova. Fanon has even given him a twin brother named Pollux.
* Starla Shine as well as the [[SarcasmMode creatively named]] Celesto (AKA The Grand Ruler) from ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.
* 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''.
* ''Sei''ra ''Hoshi''kawa from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'' who has powers associated with the tarot card, the Star.
* Polaris Psyche from ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf''.
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[[folder:Other Bodies]]
* ''Luna'' (meaning "moon") is another common one:
** Luna Lovegood from ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Luna Travoria from ''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 ''{{Gravion}}''.
** Luna, the Black Magician's daughter who plays a key role in the IncarnationsOfImmortality novels
** Luna, the love interest (played by Diane Keaton) in the future in Woody Allen's ''Sleeper.''
** The Senshi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' have "civilian" names that are easy puns on their hero identities and/or their planets (e.g. Tsukino Usagi, sounding like the phrase "rabbit of the moon," which refers to a Japanese fable as well as her Moon Kingdom history, it' written with different kana though).
*** Don't forget about Luna, the cat.
** Luna the Tide Witch from ''LuminousArc2''.
** [[AloofBigSister Luna]] Inverse from ''{{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.
** Occasionally gets switched from a Roman to Greek mythological root, as Selene (after a minor Titan goddess of the moon).
*** [[Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress Adam Selene]].
*** Possibly the case with Hagbard Celine of the ''{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy, although as a homophone
*** The main character from {{Underworld}} is named Selene.
** 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 [[IncrediblyLamePun 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''
* 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).
* RealLife: Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit.
** She was, actually, named after a ''spacecraft'', not after the moon itself.
*** 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* ''GundamSEEDDestiny'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]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', we have Princess Yue, whose name is Chinese for "moon." Of course she [[spoiler:becomes the Moon Spirit]] shortly after we meet her.
** Manga/CardcaptorSakura also has a character named [[{{Kuudere}} Yue]].
* Creator/JRRTolkien's Elves (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') have a particular fond relationship to the stars, (see above) and other celestial objects. A nice example are the human lord Elendil ("star-friend"/"elf-friend") and his sons Isildur ("moon-servant") and Anįrion ("sun-son").
* 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 ''HeavyRain''.
* Molly Moon, main character of the ''Literature/MollyMoon'' series. (InUniverse, she's named after a marshmallow packing crate and a lolly.)
* Tabletopgame/YuGiOh has the Agents witch are named for a planet in the solar system (sans Uranus and Neptune). 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!
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[[folder:Miscellaneous]]
* 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 ''KaleidoStar''.
* Appearing in various ''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 signifigance 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.
** [[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.
* Akari Taiyou from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'' . ''Taiyou'' is Japanese for 'sun' and she has powers based on the tarot card, the Sun.
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