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How cute! 30 stunning names for your little ray of sunshine

Daylight savings has just kicked in and we are delighted with the stretch in the evening! We missed the warmth of the sun after a long winter and welcome a few extra minutes of light. If you are expecting during these brighter times, here is a list of 30 stunning names for your little ray of sunshine, inspired by the sun:

For your sunny boy:

1. Aarush: meaning ‘the first ray of the sun’.

2. Aelius: a Roman name that comes from the Greek word for ‘sun’.

3. Apollo: the Greek god of music, light, poetry and…the sun.

4. Arun: a Hindi name meaning ‘sun’.

5. Blaze: for the blazing sun.

6. Cyrus: a Persian name meaning ‘sun’.

7. Eleodoro: a Spanish name meaning ‘gift from the sun’.

8. Elio: another Spanish name that comes from the Greek sun god, Helios.

9. Freyr: the Norse God of peace, fertility and sunlight.

10. Phoebus: another name for the Greek sun god, Apollo.

11. Ravi: a title of the Hindu sun god.

12. Samson: a biblical name with Hebrew origins meaning ‘sun’.

13. Sharik: an Arabic name meaning ‘one on whom the sun shines’.

14. Sol: the Spanish word for 'sun'.

15. Surya: another name for the Hindu sun god.

For your glowing little girl:

1. Aurora: the Roman goddess of the sunrise.

2. Eliana: meaning ‘daughter of the sun’.

3. Elidi: a name with Greek origins meaning ‘gift of the sun’.

4. Helen: meaning ‘ray of sun’ or ‘shining light’.

5. Idalia: from the Greek city, Idalion which means ‘I see the sun’.

6. Kalinda: a Hindi name, meaning ‘sun’.

7. Kyra: from the boy’s name Kyros meaning ‘like Ra, the sun’.

8. Malina: the goddess of the sun in Inuit mythology.

9. Marisol: meaning ‘of the sea and the sun’.

10. Savita: a Hindi name meaning ‘sun’.

11. Siria: meaning ‘bright and glowing’.

12. Solana: a Spanish name meaning ‘sunshine’.

13. Solange: a French name meaning ‘angel of the sun’.

15. Summer: the season when the sun is strongest.

16. Thea: a Greek goddess of the sun, dawn and the moon.

With her daughter Evie as her muse, Anna writes about mumhood and all its intersections from mental health to movies, social issues to pop culture. Anna lives in Dublin with her daughter, partner, three younger sisters and parents. She is a dreadful cook, a fair guitar player and thinks caffeine should be given as a yearly vaccine to parents - courtesy of the HSE.

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