Constellation Names: 600+ Catchy and Cool Names

A constellation is a group of stars that arrange themselves in a particular pattern and are then recognized by a unique name. These stars are billions of kilometers away from earth. It looks like these groups of stars are physically connected, but that’s not the case.

Till today we have officially recognized around 88 constellations so far. If you draw lines between these stars, you will get a picture of some animal or object; on that basis, these patterns get their name. 

We have with us a new collection of constellation names.

Cool Constellation Names

The constellation you can see in the sky at night depends on your position on Earth. These constellations are fixed so they can be used as a landmark in the sky. This technique is known as celestial navigation, in which astronauts navigate in space with the help of these constellations and star maps.

Beta Corvi

Nodus Secundus

IZAR

al-adhraa

Kàng Xiù

Nikawiy

Zeta Ursae Majoris Aa

al-Mirfaq uth-Thurayyā

Coma Berenices

CANOPUS

Gienah Cygni

Zeta Sagittarii A

Beta Arietis A

Asellus Secondus

Inquill

ALNILAM

Nihal

χαμβαλια (khambalia)

Alzirr

Zeta Orionis Aa

Ascella

Alya

Corona Australis

80 Ursae Majoris

Sigma Sagittarii Aa

Markeb

Maasym

Alpha Vulpeculae

Gamma Pegasi

raʼs al-muthallath

al-zubānā al-šamāliyy

Taika

ar-Rijl al-Qanṭūris

Epsilon Canis Majoris A

Alpha Cygni

Mekbuda

al-sāq

ðanab ad-dulfīn

‘aðāra’

al-Khawwar

Berehinya

sa‘d al-su‘ūd

Ursa Major

Okda

Kaus Meridionalis

Terebellum

al-qafzah

ra’s ath-thu’ban

Beta Aurigae Aa

Ἀντάρης

Mebsuta

Citadelle

Tianyi

ākhir an-nahr

Epsilon Ursae Majoris A

Iota Aurigae

ACRUX

Albaldah

al-naşl

Alsafi

Alpha Aquilae

bellātrix

El Nath

Lich

Double Double (7052)

MIRACH

sa‘d al-malik

16 Tauri

Bamma’yim

al Dabarān

Beta Cassiopeiae A

ʼal-Muḥlifayn

Lilii Borea

Alsciaukat

al-dhābiḥ

Zeta Puppis

Alkarab

19 Tauri Aa

Násti

Theta Aurigae A

Gamma Arietis A

Delta Ursae Majoris

KAUS AUSTRALIS

mankib ðī-l-‘inān

Beta Pegasi

Atlas Coeli

Gamma Leonis

Minelauva

Gamma Aquilae

Theta Centauri

Catchy Constellation Names

Constellations are named after animals, shapes, and objects and named after the name of famous astronomers. Out of a total of 88 constellations, 48 are ancient, recognized by Greeks, and 40 are modern new constellations.

The season of the year also affects the visibility of the constellation. If you are searching for a catchy constellation name, check the list below.

Arkab

Xuángē

farqad

Muscida

Diadem

Sualocin

MIZAR

Absolutno

Alpha Piscis Austrini A

Deneb Dulfim

Paikauhale

Alpha Persei

Azmidiske

Beta Cygni Aa

Al Fiḳrah al Thalitha

surrat al-faras

Saclateni

Chamukuy

Alpha Crucis Aa

al-furūd

Tucana

Dhanab al-ʽuqāb

CASTOR

Alpha Centauri A

Kurhah

Gamma Orionis

al-‘anāq

Deneb Kaitos

Fang

Al Buṭayn

zubra

Beta Centauri Aa

Hoggar

Amansinaya

al-niyāţ

Alrakis

Corona Borealis

Pipiri ma

Homam

al-ẓalīm

Beta Persei Aa1

Tiaki

fum al-samakah

al-zubānā al-janūbiyy

Beta Ceti

Alpha Aurigae Aa

Alkes

Alpha Canis Majoris A

Alrai

Epsilon Cassiopeiae

Flegetonte

qā’id bināt naʿsh

Lambda Velorum

Delta Orionis Aa

Fuyue

Beta Canis Majoris

Zavijava

Ras al Asad al Shamaliyy

al-zirr

Beta Lyrae Aa1

Fafnir

Cursa

Nahn

al-wazn

Lambda Sagittarii

Nasl

Muliphein

Helvetios

alyah

Ogma

23 Tauri Aa

Almaaz

Tojil

šiliyāq

að-ðayl

Alpha Cassiopeiae

Khambalia

Rastaban

Liesma

Wasat

Alpha Canis Minoris A

nayyir al-fakka

Beta Aquilae A

Vega

Hunahpú

Polaris Australis

Beta Canum Venaticorum Aa

Sadachbia

Al Han’ah

Mufrid

Best Constellation Names

Here we have some of the famous constellations, including Orion. It is famous because of its easy visibility as it can be seen worldwide. It is named after a hunter.

The other one is DARCO, which means dragon in Latin, and this is one of the 48 ancient constellations.

Caph

Rasalgethi

Minkar

Canis Major

Ἀρκτοῦρος

al-rishā’

Gienah Ghurab

Alpha Scorpii A

riʼal

ALKAID

Talitha

Aniara

Ayeyarwady

Fumalsamakah

Adh-Dhi’ban

ab ireo

Delta Cassiopeiae Aa

Stribor

Sāmaya

Torcularis Septentrionalis

Edasich

tiḥyāt

saif al jabbar

πιαυτος

Cocibolca

ALBIREO

Προκύων

Jī Shǔi

Kaveh

Asellus Primus

Secunda Hyadum

Leo Minor

aš-šāhīn

Alpha Canum Venaticorum

Hassaleh

Al Minliar al Shuja

raʼs al-ḥawwāʼ

Uranometria

Koeia

Alpha Cephei

ALPHERATZ

Dhanab al-Dajājah

aẓ-Ẓalīmān

ṣadr

Talitha Australis

ACHERNAR

alyat al-hamal

Beid

Double Double (7053)

sa‘d al-’axbiyah

ʽunuq al-ḥayyah

Timir

Double Double (7051)

Shaula

Theta Scorpii A

Kajam

fam al-ḥūt (al-janūbī)

Ancha

Ain

Alpha Librae Aa

Albali

ACAMAR

Epsilon Carinae A

Tania Borealis

Delta Sagittarii

al-nasaqān

vindēmiātrix

Peacock

Alpha Phoenicis

Beta Andromedae

Vindemiatrix

Fornacis

Arkab Posterior

Unurgunite

Lionrock

Fum al Samakah

Rasalased

Alula Borealis

Azelfafage

ALDEBARAN

Gloas

Muspelheim

Piscis Austrinus

Alpha Arietis

minkhar ash-shujāʽ

Algedi

Delta Corvi A

Beta Leonis

Head of Hydrus

Naledi

Amazing Constellation Names 

Here we have some amazing facts about constellations: Hydra is the largest constellation by area, it covers almost 3.16% of the whole sky, and on the other hand, Crux is the smallest as it only takes 0.17% of the sky.

We have with us some of the amazing constellation names as well.

Beta Tauri Aa

Dheneb

Y Canum Venaticorum

manṭaqa

ar-rā‘ī

Almak

Beta Ursae Majoris

Kaffaljidhma

Gamma Lyrae

Tapecue

Alpha Hydrae

ENIF

ναύς

Beta Crucis

ALPHEKKA

Shedir

Misam

Marfak

Alpha Herculis Aa

Adhafera

BELLATRIX

Deneb Kaitos Shemali

Nosaxa

qiṭ‘a(t) al-faras

Alpha Serpentis

The Starry Night

las’a

markab

Sharjah

πολις

Prima Hyadum

Menkib

al fargh

Canis Minor

Alpha Tauri

al-thābit

Grumium

al-xibā

Chertan

Yed Posterior

Theta Eridani A

al-nayyir min dhanab al-ḥūt

Shama

Sulafat

Beta Librae

Azmidi

The Factory for the Absolute

Beta Carinae

sa’d nashirah,

Malmok

Ursa Minor

al-dhanab

Alpha Lyrae

Triangulum Australe

al-dhiʼbayn

Delta Crucis

al-janb

Beta Draconis A

Guniibuu

Tiān Yǐ

Chara

ANTARES

Gamma Corvi A

Alpha Gruis

Algebar

Wazn

Alpha Pavonis Aa

Arcalis

Al Kalb al Rai

Alnasl

Dingolay

rās al-ħamal

Phoenicia

Gamma Ursae Majoris Aa

Tài Yǐ

Al Rubaʽ

ALDERAMIN

Alkaphrah

Atik

Celbalrai

al-sulḥafāt

Al Thilf al Faras

Asellus Tertius

Hoedus II

bayḍ

al-ʼiklīl

Divina Commedia

Talitha Borealis

Heze

mufrid ar-rāmiħ

Nyamien

41 Arietis Aa

Fáng Xiù yī

Torcular

Marsic

Miaplacidus

DENEBOLA

kalb al-rā‘ī

al-kharātān

Awesome Constellation Names

Did you know that out of the total, 22 constellation names start with the letter ‘C,’ and the word constellation is derived from the Latin word, which means ‘set of stars’?

Asterisms are the small patterns of stars inside a constellation, including big dippers and small dippers. Go and check below the awesome constellation names.

miyāh

Tegmine

veritas

ain al-rāmī

Zubenelhakrabi

Aspidiske

Sham

Nair al Saif

al-janāħ

Situla

Ran

Kuma

Rasalas

Propus

Solaris

17 Tauri

Epsilon Sagittarii A

MEGREZ

Rosalíadecastro

Azha

al-kawkab

xami di mûra

Σείριος

Zeta Ceti Aa

Al-Murzim

šāhin tarāzu

Al-Maisan

Eta Tauri A

Al Suhail al Wazn

ra‘is al-jāthī

Ibṭ al-Jauzā’

Haedus

aš-šā[t]

Beta Herculis Aa

Praecipua

Epsilon Pegasi

Alpha Draconis A

Salm

ALTAIR

al-kaf al-jaðmāʼ

Cervantes

Eta Canis Majoris

Alpha Geminorum Aa

Revati

Buna

Al Saʽd al Maṭar

ALGENIB

żahr ad-dubb al-akbar

Al Anz

uqdah

Acubens

Al-Mirfaq

Baten Kaitos

Canes Venatici

Copernicus

al-ʽanqāʼ

Alpha Leonis A

Alpha Corvi

Gamma Andromedae A

Al Ḍhiba’

Iklīl al Jabhah

Alpha Trianguli Australis

Achird

Taiyi

Macondo

al-fard

adh-Dhirāʿu l-Maqbūḍah

Rigel

Gorgonea Secunda

Zeta Aquilae A

Kokab

Alsuhail

Hunor

udḥiyy al-naʽām

Delta Canis Majoris Aa

mᵉshārᵉthīm

Lerna

Mankib al Thurayya

stella polaris

thuʿbān

Baham

nganurganity

AGENA

Saiph

Way to the Sun

min al-ʽawwāʼ

Al Kursiyy al Jauzah

Adhil

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