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25 Names Meaning Lightning or Thunder

Choosing the right name for your baby can be a very stressful decision to make. It’s one of those first decisions that you have to get right.

So there is no better start to give a baby than a name that has a really strong meaning.  Names that have meanings relating to the weather or even associations with the weather are a great option for a really strong baby name.

Names That Mean Lightning

The weather has a huge impact on our mood and emotions. So it’s not surprising that there are so many baby names inspired by this natural force. Here’s a selection of names that are inspired by and mean lightning for boys and girls.

Boys Names

Barak – With Hebrew origins, it can also be spelled as Baraq. It means ‘lightning.’

Birusk – Kurdish in origin, and it means ‘lightning.’

Beneberek – This name has Israel origins, and it means ‘sons of lightning.’

Kidlat – Tagalog word for ‘lightning.’

Meallan – Irish Gaelic in origin, and it means ‘lightning.’

Rai – A name of Japanese origin. It means both thunder and lightning.

Yildirim – With Turkish origins, and it means ‘lightning.’

Girls Names

Asterope – A Greek name that means ‘lightning.’

Damini – A name that’s origin is from India, and it means ‘lightning.’

Seaiga – A name of African origins and means ‘thunderbolt’ or ‘lightning.’

Sharara – Also has African origins and means ‘spark lightning.’

baby reflected through a window in a rain

Names That Mean Thunder

Here are some fantastic names for both boys and girls that have the meaning of thunder. As you can see, there are far more male names than female names but don’t let this put you off choosing a really strong name for your little girl. 

Boys Names

Adad – The name of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of storm and thunder. It actually means ‘thunder.’

Boran – Derived from the Ancient Greek and means ‘thunderstorm.’

Corentin – A French name that means ‘hurricane.’

Hadad – This is a biblical name and literally means ‘thunder.’

Perun – Slavic for ‘thunder.’

Ramman – The name means the ‘thundering one.’

Ramiel – This means the ‘thunder of God.’

Raiden – A very unique and currently trendy name. It means ‘thunder’ and ‘lightning.’

Taranis – In Celtic mythology, Taranis is the god of thunder who was primarily worshipped in Britain and Ireland.

Thor – The Norse god of thunder and lightning.

Girls Names

Bronte – This name has a Greek origin and means the ‘sound of the thunder.’ It is pronounced as Bron-tay.

Thora – A female variant of ‘Thor.’ It means the goddess of thunder.

Tondra – This name has Esperanto origin and means ‘like thunder.’

The Final Thought

As you can see from the list, there are far more male names for thunder and lightning than girls. I believe this is because thunder and lightning are seen as a very male weather front.

There are a few beautiful and unique names for girls that will provide your little one with a name that is strong and demands attention. So don’t be afraid fo the male connections that people have with these meanings.