59 Names that Mean Dream | Unique Ideas for Girls and Boys



If you’re looking for names that mean dream, you’re in the right place! Whether you are searching for the perfect name for your baby, pet, or creative writing, you’ll find many unique ideas here.




Girls names that mean dream

Aisling

This beautiful and unique feminine name means dream or vision in Gaelic. Aisling is actually pronounced Ashling, meaning you could use the nickname Ash!



Alora

Alora means my dream in the Bantu language spoken in Botswana in Africa. I t could also be spelled Elora (like the character from the movie Wiilow),Ellora, or Elnora.

alora names that mean dream


Esperanza 

The Spanish name Esperanza means to hope. A girl with this name likely has big hopes and dreams!


Fantasia

Fantasia means fantasy in Italian. This gorgeous name is also shared with the American Idol winner Fantasia Burino. While it might be unusual as a girl’s first name, consider using it as a middle name!

fantasia names that mean dream


Goda

Goda is a female Lithuanian name that means thought or dream 


Hayal

The elegant girls name Hayal means dream, fantasy, imagination in Turkish. 


Kalpana

Kalpana means imagining or fantasy in Sanskrit. Bangladeshi human rights activist Kalpana Chakma, film director Kalpana Lajmi, and entrepreneur Kalpana Saraj have made this name more famous!



Kanasu

In Hindi, the girl’s name Kanasu means dream.


Mamu

Mamu may have been an ancient Babylonian god or goddess of sleep and dreaming. 


Maya

Maya means illusion in Sanskrit, good mother in Greek, and water in Hebrew! So many different cultures use this name, it is widely known! In the US, Maya hit peak popularity on the early 2000s, but it continues to be in the top 200 girls names each year.



Niorun

Little is known about the Norse goddess Niorun (spelled Njorun in Norse), but she may have been the goddess of dreams. 


Nisa

Nisa is a short but easy to pronounce Thai name for girls. It means night, dreams.


Nyx

In Greek, Nyx means night. And in Greek mythology, 



Oniria

The Spanish name Oniria probably comes from the word oneiric, meaning dreamlike.  Cuban revolutionary Oniria Gutierrez was a famous bearer of this name.

oniria names that mean dream

Pasithea

According to Greek legend, Pasithea was the goddess of meditation, rest and relaxation, and was the wife of Hypnos, the god of sleep.


Reverie

Reverie is the French word for daydream. It’s given to a handful of baby girls every year in the US.



Roya

In Persian, Roya means dream, or vision.


Sanja

The gorgeous Serbian and Croatian name Sanja means dream.

sanja


Sovanna

Sovanna means golden, dream in Khmer. It reminds me of Savannah


Yume

Yume is another Japanese name that means dream! I love this short and simple girl’s name. 

yume - meaning - dream


Boys names that mean dream

Almos

Almos is a male name from Hungarian legend that means dream. 

almost - boy name meaning dream


Amani

The unisex Arabic name Amani means wishes or dreams. 


Amets

Amets is a unisex Basque name meaning dream.  


Ayumu

The unisex Japanese name Ayumu comes from the kanji for dream, vision.



Endri

The boy’s name Endri comes from the Albanian word for dreamer.  I’m not certain of the pronunciation, but the spelling reminds me of Andre.


Helem

The biblical name Helem means dreaming.


Ikelos 

The Greek god of nightmare Ikelos, also known as Phobetor, is the son of Nyx, goddess of night. 



Lorien

Does the unisex name Lorien sound fantastic to you? That’s because JRR Tolkien invented it as the name of an elven city in the Lord of the Rings series! It means land of gold, dream, and Dreamflower.

Related post: Lord of the Rings names

lorien - land of gold, dream

Morpheus

Morpheus was the god of dreams in Greek mythology. 



Oneiroi

In Greek myth, the Oneiroi are Nyx’s children, including Hypnos, Thanatos, and Geras. They are considered the personification of dreams. 


Phantasus

This name comes from the Greek word for phantasm or apparition.


Sanal

Sanal is a unique boy’s name that means memorable, dream. It comes from the Epic of Jangar, an ancient Mongol poem. 

sanal - means memorable, dream


Somnus

In Roman mythology, Somnus was the god of sleep. His counterpart in Greek mythology, Hypnos was also the god of sleep and the twin brother of Thanatos, god of death.


What names are related to dreaming? 

While the names below don’t literally mean dream, these people’s dreams inspired them to do great things. Many are from the Bible.


Abram

God spoke to Abram while he was in a deep sleep. His name means high father in Hebrew.



Abimelech

Abimelech means my father is king in Hebrew. In Genesis, he had a dream vision that showed him that the woman Sarah was already married to another man.


Artemidorits

Artemidorits the Dream-Interpreter, also known as Epheseus was a diviner who lived in the second century AD in Greece. He wrote a five-volume series of books on dream interpretation. 


Brizo

Brizo was an ancient Grecian prophetess who specialized in interpreting dreams. This name means slumber.



Daniel

In the bible, Daniel interpreted dreams for the king in Babylon, which made him famous. His name means God is my judge.


Enkidu

In the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, the heroes Enkidu and Gilgamesh have several prophetic dreams.


Gudea

Ancient Sumerian king Gudea was told to reconstruct the Temple of Ningirsu in a dream



Jacob

In the bible, Jacob dreams of a ladder to heaven. His name may mean supplanter or may God protect. Did you know the name James is another form of Jacob?


Jeanne

The famous dreamer Jeanne d’Arc claimed to receive dreams and visions from the saints and angels guiding her in how to win the Hundred Years War.

Jeanne is the French version of Joan or Joanna. All of these names are feminine versions of John, which means Yahweh is gracious. 


Joseph

Jacob’s son Joseph dreamed of his future success, and interpreted the dreams of the Pharaoh of Egypt.

And the other biblical Joseph dreamt not to fear taking Mary as his wife.

Joseph means he will add



Kasia

Kasia Szpakowska translated an ancient book of Egyptian dream interpretation into English. This name may mean pure.


Paul

In his dreams, Paul received instructions from God to go to Macedonia. Paul means humble.


Solomon

Solomon conversed with God in his dreams. His name means peace.



Sources for names that mean dream

The UPenn Classics website has extensive information relates to Greek deities and historical figures related to dreams

I also use Behind The Name to research name meanings and origins



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