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45 Names That Mean Passion

We all need passion in our lives and our children are no different. So why not start them off on the right foot by giving them a name that means passion, fiery, light, pure, fire, flame, fierce, or even red.

These types of names encompass not only passion but strength and determination. Take a look at some of our favorite baby names and see if there are any that inspire you.

Girls Names That Mean Passion

Aalish – Of Persian origin and means flame.

Abellona – A name of Danish origin and means sun god.

Aideen – A feminine version of Aidan and is of Irish origin. The name means little fire, jealousy. The name has possibly derived from Etain, an ancient Irish sun and horse goddess.

Alina – Alina is a form of Adeline and is of Slavic origin. It means bright, beautiful. Alina is one of the countless variations of the classic name Helen. It could also be a great long-form for a little girl you want to call Lena or Lina.

Aster – The name Aster is of English origin and means star.

Athena – In Greek mythology, Athena is the name of the daughter of Zeus who was the goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts, mathematics, and courage. It is one of the most widely used goddess names in the Western world. The city of Athens, Greece was named after the goddess Athena.

Bast – Egyptian in origin and means sun goddess.

Sunny girl

Brigit – Brigit is an anglicized variation of the Gaelic Brighid. The name is of Scandinavian origin and means exalted, lofty.

Damini – An Indian girl’s name that means lightning. Lightening has immense power and passion.

Edana – Edana has origins in Celtic, Irish and Gaelic. It means passionate

Ena – This is a diminutive form of Eithne and Enya. Irish in origin and means fire.

Enya – Enya is a form of Eithne and is the phonetic Anglicization of the name. It is of Irish origin and means fire.

Eliana – There are some different interpretations of the meaning of this name. In Hebrew, the name means God has answered but it is also believed that this could be a reference to Helios, the sun god. If this is so, then Eliana would mean daughter of the sun.

Ember – Ember means a spark or burning low and has its origins in both English and French. It is considered the French variation of Amber and although Amber is declining in popularity, Ember still has a spark left.

Fyuree – Of English origin and means fiery, feisty, passionate.

Ilona – A common name throughout Eastern Europe. It has Hungarian origin and means light. It is also considered a Hungarian or Finnish form of the name Helen.

Inkar – A name of Kazakh origin and means desire, passion in Kazakh.

Luz – Luz is of Spanish origin and means brings light.

Neci – Slavic in origin and means fiery. A diminutive form of Ignacia.

Nura – This name is of Arabic origin and means light. Just because you are looking for a name that is passionate doesn’t mean that you can’t honor it subtly. Especially with a name that honors the glow and brightness of fire.

Scarlett – Of English origin and means scarlet, red. The name originated as an occupational surname for a person who sold scarlet, a luxury wool cloth produced in Medieval Europe.

Carefree child

Soleil – A girl’s name of French origin meaning sun. The name started to be lightly used in the US in the 1920s and is now climbing through the popularity ranks.

Stella – Stella is a name of Latin origin and means star. The name was derived from stella the Latin word for star.

Vesta – A girl’s name of Latin origin meaning pure. It is also the name of the goddess of the hearth.

Boys Names That Mean Passion

Aditya – Aditya is one of the Hindu gods who are children of Aditi. Aditya is also another name for the sun god Surya. The name is of Indian origin and means a descendant of Aditi.

Aidan – Of Irish origin and means little and fiery. It was originally a pet form of the name Aodh, the name of the old Celtic god of the sun and fire. There were many early Irish saints that bore the name. 

Anshul – A name of Hindi origin and means sunbeam. There is no better depiction of passion.

Barak – Of Hebrew origin and means lightning. Barak was an Old Testament warrior whose name still sounds passionate.

Blaise – The name is of French origin and means to lisp or stammer. this is not a modern name and dates back to an ancient Christian martyr. In Arthurian legend, Blasie is the name of Merlin the Magician’s secretary. Although the meaning of the name has nothing to do with passion, the name itself evokes a fiery feeling.

Brenton – Brenton is of English origin and means town near the burnt land. 

Drake – Of English origin and means dragon. Unlike any other animals, dragons bring to light the fire and passion that we often feel.

Little kid boy having fun on tropical beach

Elio – Elio has both Spanish and Italian origins and refers to the Greek sun god, Helios

Ignatius – A boy’s name of Latin origin and means fiery. The name is making a surprising comeback thanks to both Cate Blanchett and Julianne Nicholson choosing it for their children.

Keegan – Keegan is of Irish origin and means son of Egan. This meaning can also be described as a descendant of the fiery one.

Kiran – Kiran is a Sanskrit name that means ray of light. The spelling variation will likely make your little one the only Kiran in his class.

Loki – Loki is the ancient Norse god of mischief and fire. He is also the favorite antagonist of the Marvel Comic Universe. It is thought that his name comes from logi, which is the Old Norse word for flame.

Lucian – A name of French origin and means light. This is a sophisticated Gallic version of Lucian. This may be a less common option for those parents that have Lucas or Luke as one of their top choices.

Rory – The name Rory means red king and is of Irish origin. It is also a diminutive form of Roderick.

Valentine – The name Valentine means vigorous, strong, and is of English origin. It comes from the Roman cognomen Calentinus.

Unisex Names That Mean Passion

Anwar – This name can be considered for either sex but it does alter slightly depending on which sex it is for. As a boy’s name, Anwar means luminous and as a girl’s name, it means a collection of lights.

Aonani – Another beautiful Hawaiian name that means beautiful light and is very unique. The name is so unique that it doesn’t even come up on many baby name websites.

Chanda – A great unisex name that has origins in Hinduism, Indian, and Hindi. Chanda means fierce, hot, passionate in Sanskrit.

Kalama – A Hawaiian name that means flaming torch. This is an exotic yet accessible name for you to consider.

Little girl in forest

Phoenix – A tremendous unisex name of Greek origin and means dark red. The phoenix is also a mythical bird that rises from the ashes.

Tutku – A name of Turkish origin that means passion. Another great gender-neutral name.

The Final Thought

Passion doesn’t always have to be pictured as fire, flames, or the color red. It can also be seen as a subtle light or glow. We have come to the end of our favorite names that mean passion.

Even if you have not found the perfect name for your little one, hopefully, you have been inspired to look at some different name options for your new bundle of joy.