Baby Names That Mean Wind, Sky, or Storm

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Do you want a weather-inspired baby name for your little bundle of joy?

As parents, some baby names we choose because we like the sound of them. Others are selected because their definition is meaningful for us. Alternatively, you may be looking for a name that reflects your baby’s emerging personality.

Whatever the reason you are searching, we have carefully researched, reviewed, cross-checked, and verified 100 baby names that mean wind, sky, or storm. One of these weather names might be the one you choose for your baby.


50 Boys Names That Mean Wind, Sky, Or Storm

These are our favorite baby names for boys when parents are looking for a stormy, windy, or sky-inspired first or middle name.

1. Abel

Abel is a Hebrew name that means breath.

In many mythologies, the wind was thought to be the breath of the gods. That makes us think Abel is a wonderful addition to our list of wind names and one you won’t find on other compilations.

2. Aeolus

Aeolus means quick-moving or nimble in Greek.

Aeolus is the Latinized spelling of Aiolos. Aillos was the Greek god, King of Aeolia, and keeper of the winds.

3. Akash

An Indian name, Akash means open space or sky.

In some Hinduism branches, Akash is the name given to space in which all things exist or the first element created and the essence of all things in the material world.

4. Amphorn

Amphorn is a Thai name that means sky.

Dusit Palace is a compound in Bangkok, Thailand, which houses a number of royal palaces. One of those palaces is Phra Thinang Amphorn Sathan, or the royal seat in the sky, home to the former king.

5. Amun

Amun is the name of an Egyptian god and means hidden.

Amun was one of the most important gods of Ancient Egypt. Considered to be the ultimate creator, he was god of the sun, the air, and the wind.

6. Anan

Anan is a Hebrew name meaning cloud.

Anan is also a name used by the Akan people of what we now call Ghana and the Ivory Coast in Western Africa. In the Akan language, Anan means fourth-born child.

7. Anil

Anil is an Indian name that means air, wind.

Indigofera suffruticosa is the scientific name for the anil plant, which is also known as wild indigo. It is a source of indigo dyes and was used by Mesoamerican civilizations to produce Maya blue pigment.

8. Anore

A name from Greenland, Anore means wind.

Anore is a modern spelling of Anori, which has the same meaning in Greenland but is a Japanese girls’ name created by the kanji for love, affection, and village.

9. Arkansas

Arkansas evolved from an Algonquian term that means south wind.

The Algonkian-speaking people of the Ohio Valley used the term “the Arkansas” when referring to the Quapaws. The French who moved into the area transcribed this as Arcansas, which eventually became Arkansas.

10. Avel

In the Breton language, Avel means wind.

Although Avel means wind in the Breton language, it is considered by the Breton people not to be the direct use of a word as a name, but the local form of the Hebrew name Abel.

11. Barak

Barak is a Hebrew name that means lightning.

In the Old Testament, Barak was a ruler of Ancient Israel and military commander. Together with Deborah, he defeated the Canaanites.

12. Baran

Boran is a Kurdish name that means thunderstorm.

Although this is a Kurdish and Turkish boys’ name, when used by families who speak Persian, it is usually considered to be a girls’ name.

13. Brontes

Brontes is Greek for thunderer.

In Greek mythology, Brontes was one of three cyclops brothers who were the children of Uranus, the sky, and Gaia, the Earth. Brontes, along with his siblings, was responsible for making Zeus his thunderbolt.

14. Caelus

Caelus is a Roman name meaning sky.

This name has the same root as the English word celestial, meaning pertaining to the heavens and the sky. It is also linked to the Latin caelum, which means heaven, sky, the abode of the gods.

15. Celestine

Celestine is an English name that means of the sky.

Celestine is also another word for the mineral celestite. The largest known geode is a celestite geode that’s 35 feet in diameter and can be seen on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. Some of the celestine crystals are up to three feet wide.

16. Corentin

Corentin is a Breton name that means hurricane.

Pronounced KAW-RAHN-TEHN, this name is virtually unknown in the U.S. but has been relatively popular across France since the 1990s.

17. Enlil

An Ancient Sumerian name, Enlil, means wind.

The Ancient Sumerians wrote with a cuneiform script, similar to the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians, which used logos to represent spoken syllables. In Sumerian Cuneiform, Enlil is written as 𒀭𒂗𒆤.

18. Erjon

Erjon is an Albanian name that means our wind.

Researchers suggest that rather than meaning our wind, Erjon could have the more specific meaning of wind from the Ionian Sea.

19. Esen

Esen is Turkish and means the wind.

If you are looking for a baby name that means wind, we think Esen is a fabulous option, especially for babies who move like the wind and have a speedy delivery.

20. Gökcan

Gökcan is a modern Turkish name that means vast sky.

The International Gökcan College Children’s Folk Dance Festival takes place each year in the Turkish capital Istanbul. In 2019, 23 countries participated in the multi-day event.

21. Guntur

Guntur means thunder in Indonesian.

Mount Guntur is an active volcano in the Indonesian province of West Java. One of several overlapping stratovolcanoes, Guntur last erupted in 1847.

22. Keanu

Keanu is a Hawaiian name that means cool breeze.

Keanu, likely inspired by actor Keanu Reeves, has seen two periods of popularity in the U.S. The first was during the 1990s, and the second began in 2016. In 2019, the latest year for which figures are available, 426 baby boys were given the name Keanu.

23. Matuu

Matuu is a Polynesian name of uncertain meaning.

As the Polynesian god of the North Wind, Matuu was the second wind to be brought under control by the folk hero and rascally trickster, Māui.

24. Mellan

Mellan is from an Irish Gaelic name that means lightning.

Pronounced MEHL-an, Mellan is the Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Meallán, which has a slightly different pronunciation of MEHL-awn.

25. Meriwether

Meriwether is a Middle English name that means happy weather.

Meriwether began as a nickname for someone with a happy disposition who was said to bring the merry weather with them. The most famous Meriwether is probably Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

26. Moe

A Burmese name, Moe means sky, rain.

As a Burmese name, this is distinct from the English language name Moe, which tends to be short for either Maurice or Morris.

27. Myrsky

Myrsky is a Finnish name that means sky.

The VL Myrsky was a World War II fighter and recognizance aircraft designed and built in Finland for the Finnish Air Force.

28. Naseem

Naseem is an Arabic name that means breeze.

Naseem is usually viewed as a gender-neutral name. In Turkey, the masculine form is often spelled Nesim, while in English speaking countries, the spelling Naseem is sometimes used.

29. Neifion

Neifion is a Welsh name meaning moist, wet, clouds.

While many Welsh names are specific to the country and are not local versions of other monikers, Neifion is not. This is actually a Welsh twist on the name Neptune.

30. Neil

Neil is an English name of disputed meaning.

Neil is the English form of the Gaelic name Niall. The jury is out on the correct meaning, with some experts claiming it means champion and others convinced it means cloud.

31. Neven

Neven is a Breton name that means sky.

The name Neven is also found in many Slavic language countries where it means marigold, making it not only a weather baby name but also a rare flower baby name for boys.

32. Nigel

Nigel is thought to mean cloud.

Many sources list Nigel as meaning black, but this is a common mistake. French monks translating Latin documents read Nigellus and assumed it was linked to the Latin niger, which means black.

33. Notus

Notus is a Latinized Greek name meaning south wind.

Notus was a Greek god of wind, most specifically the wind that brought the wet storms of the late summer and early winter.

34. Payne

As a Mapudungun name, Payne means sky blue.

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is a 21,000 acre Florida State Park in Alachua County. This savanna park is also a U.S. National Natural Landmark.

35. Perun

A name from Slavic mythology, Perun means thunder.

Perun was the primary god in Slavic mythology. He was primarily the god of thunder, but also of the sky, storms, lightning, rain, and war.

36. Phirun

Phirun is a Khmer name meaning rain.

Although this is the name of the rain god in some mythologies, phirun is also Hmong slang for something fake, a scam, or a liar or idiot.

37. Samir

Samir is an Indian name meaning wind, air.

Although we have listed this as a weather baby name from India, it is also an Arabic boys’ name that means companion in evening talk.

38. Sepher

Sepher is a Persian name that means sky.

Sepher is a San Francisco Bay area DJ, remixer, producer, and live act. He performs in a range of styles, from experimental electronics to classic acid and off-kilter house.

39. Shu

Shu is Egyptian and means emptiness or he who rises up.

Associated with dry, warm air, the Egyptian god Shu was seen as a cool, calm influence on the universe. He existed between the Earth and sky and, as such, was known as the wind.

40. Sky

A name from an English language word, sky means sky.

Sky is from the Old Norse word sky, meaning cloud, and is related to another Old Norse word, skuggi meaning shadow, and the Gothic word skuggwa, meaning mirror. Taken together, these give the name sky a fascinating, multi-layered meaning.

41. Stormur

Stomur is an Icelandic name meaning storm.

The earliest documented use of Stormur as a name was in Iceland in 1955. Since then, a total of 35 boys have been given Stormur as a forename and 53 as a middle name.

42. Sturm

Sturm is German for storm.

While this is a fabulous boys’ name that means storm, it is also the name of a premium skincare line, which may give some people the impression you named your son after face cream.

43. Styrmir

Styrmir is an Old Norse name that means to storm.

Styrmir evolved from the word sturmijaz, the literal translation of which is someone who causes storms. We think that makes it wonderful for a child who is not a storm themselves, but who causes storms around them.

44. Thor

Thor is an Old Norse name meaning thunder.

The most popular year for the name Thor in the United States was 1968 when 67 newborn boys or 0.004 percent of total male births were registered with this moniker.

45. Torm

A rare Estonian name, Torm means storm.

Players of the fantasy tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons may recognize Torm as the name of a figure in The Forgotten Realms.

46. Tufani

Tufani is a Swahili name meaning storm.

While many weather baby names come from regions known for their cold, snowy winter storms, Tufani is a welcome alternative from East Africa.

47. Van

Van is a Chin-Burmese name that means heaven or sky.

In Vietnam, this is written Vân and used as a gender-neutral name that means cloud. It can also be short for Ivan, which is the case for singer-songwriter Van Morrison.

48. Zenith

In English, Zenith means the point in the sky directly overhead.

On July 4th, 1868, Dr. Thomas Foster gave a speech in a settlement that would, eventually, become Duluth. He predicted it would become “The Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas,” and Zenith City is still Duluth’s nickname.

49. Zephyr

Zephyr is an Anglicized form of the Greek name Zephyros, which means west wind.

The Ford Zephyr was an executive car line by Ford of Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company. Although never manufactured in the U.S., a few were imported during the production that ran from 1950 to 1972.

50. Zeus

A name from Greek mythology, Zeus means either sky or shine.

As the root of the Greek name Dionysos, Zeus is, somewhat surprisingly, the first step in the evolution of the names Deon, Dennis, and Dwight.

50 Girls Names That Mean Wind, Sky Or Storm

Here are some great baby names for girls when parents are looking for a stormy, windy, or sky-inspired first or middle name.

1. Aella

An Ancient Greek name, Aella means whirlwind.

Pronounced A-EHL-LA, this feels like the a great choice for parents seeking a name that means wind. If you expect your child to be a little bundle of speed and energy, this name might work for you. From a mythological standpoint, Aella was an Amazon warrior who fought Hercules with her weapon of choice, a double-sided axe.

2. Aellopus

Aellopus is a Greek name that means whirlwind footed.

Aellopus was one of the nicknames given to Iris, the Greek goddess of rainbows and the golden-winged messenger to the gods.

3. Aethra

Aethra is a Greek name meaning bright sky.

Sometimes written as Aithra, Aethra is the name of a genus of crab. There are five species of Aethra crab, all of which are found in and around the Pacific.

4. Ahana

Ahana is a Japanese name that means sky flower.

Looking for a name that means sky? The kanji combination 天花 is spoken as AH-HAH-NAH and means sky flower. However, other kanji combinations have the same pronunciation but different meanings.

5. Alizée

Alizée is a French name meaning trade wind.

A modern French name, Alizée, first hit the name charts in 1986, peaked in 2001, and has slowly decreased in popularity since.

6. Amaterasu

Amaterasu is a Japanese name meaning shines from the sky.

In the Ise, Mie Prefecture of Japan, you can visit the Ise Grand Shrine, dedicated to the ancient Japanese sun goddess, Amaterasu.

7. Amihan

Amihan is a Tagalog name that means north wind or winter storm.

In Tagalog mythology, Amihan is the first living being to inhabit the universe. The deity is genderless and is depicted in the form of a bird.

8. Anemone

Anemone comes from the Greek word anemos, which means wind.

Anemone serves as a girl’s name that means wind, as well as a flower name for girls. And you have the bonus association with sea anemones.

9. Anila

Anila is an Indian name meaning wind.

This is the feminine form of the name Anil, who in Hindu mythology is a god of wind.

10. Araceli

A Spanish name, Araceli, means altar of the sky.

In European, Spanish Araceli is pronounced a-ra-THEH-lee, but in Latin American Spanish, the name is more commonly pronounced as a-ra-SEH-lee.

11. Audra

The Lithuanian name Audra means storm.

In the U.S., Audra has been used as an alternative to Audry, which means noble strength, since the mid 19th century. It reached peak popularity in 1967.

12. Aura

Aura is an English name meaning breeze, breath, or wind.

Some people believe that living creatures are surrounded by an energy field, the color and frequency of which can indicate the current state of health.

13. Auretta

Auretta is an Italian name that means light breeze.

Italian actress Auretta Gay is famous for her role in the cult horror classic Zombie Flesh Eaters, in which she went diving wearing only an impossibly small thong and her scuba gear.

14. Awen

Awen is a Welsh name meaning muse or poetic inspiration.

Along with the Welsh word awel, which means breeze, Awen evolved from the word root uel, meaning to blow. Awen was said to blow across a creative artist, leaving them awash with inspiration.

15. Azure

Azure is an English name that means sky blue.

In Medieval France, the Latin word lazuli was incorrectly translated as l’ azure or the blue. This was in reference to the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli.

16. Bonaria

Bonaria is a Sardinian name that means good wind.

The name Bonaria comes from one of the Sardinian epithet for the Virgin Mary — Nostra Signora di Bonaria or Our Lady of the Good Wind. This name was given in reference to her being a patron of mariners and sailors.

17. Ĉiela

Ĉiela is an Esperanto name that means heavenly, from the sky.

Esperanto is a planned language created by Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof in 1887. His intention was to foster world peace by creating an easy-to-learn language everyone could speak.

18. Cielo

Cielo is a Spanish name meaning sky.

The Chilean-Canadian movie-length documentary Cielo was shot in Chile’s Atacama Desert. It’s a film about the remarkably clear and beautiful sky and the impact it has on the local population.

19. Dangira

Dangira is a Lithuanian name that means sky.

Dangira is pronounced dahn-GHEER-ah with the emphasis firmly on the second syllable, and this lyrical girl’s name, meaning sky, is virtually unknown outside of Lithuania.

20. Dima

Dima means downpour in Arabic.

While Dima is a girl’s name, you may, on occasion, see a male Dima. However, in these cases, Dima is usually an abbreviated form of Dimitri or other versions of the Greek name Demetrius.

21. Ekaitza

Ekaitza is a Basque name that means storm.

Ekaitza is the name of a digital artist in California who is known for their work combining classical art and technology.

22. Era

Era is an Albanian name meaning wind.

Era was relatively popular in the U.S., right up until the 1930s when it dropped out of the top 1,000 girls’ names, never to return. Its highest ranking was in 1898, when it reached number 340.

23. Glaw

Glaw is a modern Welsh name that means rain.

For those who are not familiar with the correct pronunciation of Welsh, this name looks as if the pronunciation would rhyme with flaw. However, the proper way to say Glaw in Welsh is to make it rhyme with now.

24. Haizea

Haizea is a Basque name meaning wind.

The Haizea Wind Group of Spain is an international company that builds wind turbines in both their home country and Argentina.

25. Haneul

Haneul is a Korean name that means heaven or sky.

Haneul is relatively popular in Korea, where it is gender-neutral. However, only a tiny number of boys are given the name, so it is usually considered to be feminine.

26. Inanna

Inanna is a name from Sumerian mythology. It means lady of the heavens.

In Sumerian mythology, Inanna was the goddess of fertility, love, and war. She went to the underworld where her sister had her killed, but Inannna was allowed to leave again when her husband agreed to take her place.

27. Iris

An English name, Iris means rainbow in Greek.

Also serving as a girl’s flower name, Iris would be a beautiful option as a weather name for a rainbow baby.

28. Kailani

Kailani is a Hawaiian name that means ocean, sea, heaven, sky.

Even knowing how popular Hawaiian names have become, we were surprised to discover Kailani was ranked at number 350 in the most used girls’ names list for 2019. That year, 898 newborn girls were named Kailani in the U.S.

29. Kapheira

Kapheira is a mythological Greek name that means stormy-breath.

The K-A-P-H-E-I-R-A spelling of this name is a direct transliteration of how it sounds in Greek. You can also use the classical Latin spelling of Capheira.

30. Minnesota

Minnesota is a Dakota Sioux name meaning cloudy water.

This may not be everyone’s idea of a cool baby name meaning sky. However, an alternative translation is sky-colored water, and we love the idea of a name that reflects, pun intended, the look of the cloudy sky on the river’s surface.

31. Misty

Misty is an Old English name that means covered in mist.

The Jazz standard Misty was recorded by Erroll Garner in 1954. The record was central to the storyline of the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie Play Misty For Me.

32. Nephele

Nephele is a Greek name meaning cloud.

In Greek mythology, Nephele was the name given to a cloud Zeus used to create a replica of his wife, Hera. He did this to see if Ixion was secretly in love with Hera.

33. Ninlil

Ninlil is a Sumerian name, meaning lady of the wind.

While Ninlil’s name is thought to be lady of the wind, or possibly lady of the breeze, she was also known as the varicolored ear or goddess of grain, particularly barley.

34. Nuit

A name from ancient Egypt, Nuit means sky.

The Book of Nuit, sometimes written as The Book of Nut, is a set of astronomical texts written by the Ancient Egyptians. They covered the movements of the sun, moon, planets, and the cycles of the stars.

35. Pilvi

Pilvi is a Finnish name meaning clouds.

In Finland, the name day for Pilvi is April 19th, while in Estonian, where the name is also commonly used, the name day is November 21st.

36. Puleng

Puleng is a Sotho name that means in the rain.

Puleng is the heroine of the Netflix drama Blood and Water. Set in an elite private school, the drama revolves around Puleng’s quest to discover whether Fikile Bhele, another teen she meets at a party, is her sister, who was kidnapped at birth.

37. Rain

Rain is the English word for precipitation.

Some people choose to spell the name Raine. However, when they do so, the meaning becomes another, entirely different English name, this time meaning queen.

38. Rakia

Rakia is a Hebrew name meaning sky, heaven.

In Balkan countries, Rakia is the collective term for fruit brandies, with the most common flavors being apricot and plum. Commercial rakia is around 40 percent alcohol, but homemade varieties can be more potent.

39. Samira

Samira is an Indian name that means wind, breeze, air.

When used by Hindi speakers, Samira is a Sanskrit name with the meaning above. However, for Arabic speakers, it will have the same sound, but the meaning will be entertaining companion.

40. Sema

Sema is Turkish for sky.

When work begins on a new Buddist temple in Thailand, boundary stones called sema hin are used to mark the outline of the sacred ordination hall.

41. Skye

The Modern English word sky when used as a name generally has an e added on the end.

The most popular year for this name in the U.S. was 2014, when 887 newborn girls, or 0.045 percent of all girls born that year, were named Skye.

42. Stormy

Stormy is an English name that means unsettled, unpredictable outbursts.

In the 1994-95 academic year, Lake Erie College ran a contest in their alumni magazine to find a new mascot. The winner was Stormy.

43. Tempest

Tempest is an English word that means storm.

The actress Tempestt Bledsoe began her career in an ABC afterschool special but became well known for her role as Vanessa Huxtable in The Cosby Show.

44. Tondra

Tondra is an Esperanto name meaning thunderous.

One hundred ninety-three light-years away from Earth in the constellation Ophiuchus, there is a planet called Tondra. It orbits a star called HD 148427, at slightly less than the distance Earth orbits our sun, and its year lasts 331.5 Earth days.

45. Tsisana

A Georgian name, Tsisana, means of the sky.

In the sovereign country of Georgia, Tsisana is also the name for what English speakers call forget-me-nots. This is probably because of the flower’s sky-blue color.

46. Tuulikki

Tuulikki is a Finnish name that means little wind.

Tove Jansson, creator of the children’s books The Moomins, based the character Too-Ticky on her partner, American born Finnish artist Tuulikki Pietilä.

47. Varsha

Varsha is an Indian name meaning rain.

We think Varsha is a fabulous name for a baby girl born during a rainstorm, especially if your family has Indian heritage.

48. Vėtra

A Lithuanian name, Vėtra means storm.

French clothing company Vėtra was founded in Paris in 1927. Still run by the same family, the company produces workwear with a uniquely French twist.

49. Zerua

Zerua is a Basque name that means sky, heavens.

Zerua Games is a small independent game company that creates quirky board, card, and dice games for the family market.

50. Zilan

Zilan is a Kurdish name that means storm.

A name that is unknown in the U.S., Zilan would be a fabulous baby name that means storm for a family with Kurdish heritage.


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Whatever The Weather

Perhaps you have an as-yet unborn baby who is kicking up a storm in the womb. Or maybe you have always wanted a name that means sky.

Whatever the reason you are here, we hope you’ve found a baby name that means wind, sky, or storm that suits the latest addition to your family.

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Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.
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