List of traditional star names

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This is a list of traditional names for stars, mostly from Arabic and Latin.

To find out more about any of these stars, look them up in the SIMBAD international database:


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A[change | edit source]

Proper Name Other
Acamar Theta Eridani
Achernar Alpha Eridani
Achird Eta Cassiopeiae
Acrab Beta Scorpii
Acrux Alpha Crucis
Acubens Alpha Cancri
Adhafera Zeta Leonis
Adhara Epsilon Canis Majoris
Ain Epsilon Tauri
Al Kalb al Rai Rho2 Cephei
Al Minliar al Asad Kappa Leonis
Al Giedi Alpha Capricorni
Al Nair Alpha Gruis
Al Niyat Sigma Scorpii
Aladfar Eta Lyrae
Alamak Gamma Andromedae
Alathfar Mu Lyrae
Albaldah Pi Sagittarii
Albali Epsilon Aquarii
Albireo Beta Cygni
Alchiba Alpha Corvi
Alcor 80 Ursae Majoris
Alcyone Eta Tauri
Aldebaran Alpha Tauri
Alderamin Alpha Cephei
Aldhafera Zeta Leonis
Aldhanab Gamma Gruis
Aldhibah Zeta Draconis
Alfecca Meridiana Alpha Coronae Australis
Alfirk Beta Cephei
Algedi Alpha Capricorni
Algenib Alpha Persei and Gamma Pegasi
Algieba Gamma Leonis
Algol Beta Persei
Algorab Delta Corvi
Alhena Gamma Geminorum
Alioth Epsilon Ursae Majoris
Alkaid Eta Ursae Majoris
Alkalurops Mu Bootis
Alkes Alpha Crateris
Alkurah Xi Cephei
Almach Gamma Andromedae
Alnilam Epsilon Orionis
Alnitak Zeta Orionis
Alniyat Tau Scorpii
Alpha Centauri
Alphard
Alpheratz Alpha Andromedae
Alrakis Mu Draconis
Alrischa Alpha Piscium
Alsafi Sigma Draconis
Alschain Beta Aquilae
Alshat Nu Capricorni
Altarf Beta Cancri
Altair Alpha Aquilae
Altais Delta Draconis
Alterf Lambda Leonis
Aludra Eta Canis Majoris
Alula Australis Xi Ursae Majoris
Alula Borealis Nu Ursae Majoris
Alwaid Beta Draconis
Alya Theta Serpentis
Alzir Xi Geminorum
Ancha Theta Aquarii
Angetenar Tau2 Eridani
Ankaa Alpha Phoenicis
Antares Alpha Scorpii
Arcturus Alpha Bootis
Alphecca Alpha Coronae Borealis
Arkab Prior Beta 1 Sagittarii
Arkab Posterior Beta 2 Sagittarii
Arneb Alpha Leporis
Arrakis Mu Draconis
Arkab Beta Sagittarii
Ascella Zeta Sagittarii
Asellus Australis Delta Cancri
Asellus Borealis Gamma Cancri
Asellus Primus Theta Bootis
Asellus Secundus Iota Bootis
Asellus Tertius Kappa Bootis
Askella Zeta Sagittarii
Aspidiske Iota Carinae
Asterion Beta Canum Venaticorum
Asterope 21 Tauri
Atik Omicron Persei
Atlas 27 Tauri
Atria Alpha Trianguli Australis
Avior Epsilon Carinae
Azaleh Zeta Aurigae
Azelfafage Pi1 Cygni
Azha Eta Eridani
Azmidiske Xi Puppis

B[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Baham Theta Pegasi
Baten Kaitos Zeta Ceti
Becrux Mimosa, Beta Crucis
Beid Omicron1 Eridani
Bellatrix Gamma Orionis
Benetnasch Eta Ursae Majoris
Betelgeuse Alpha Orionis
Betria Beta Trianguli Australis
Bharani (star) 41 Arietis
Botein Delta Arietis
Brachium Sigma Librae
Bunda Xi Aquarii

C[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Canopus Alpha Carinae
Capella Alpha Aurigae
Caph Beta Cassiopeiae
Castor Alpha Geminorum
Cebalrai Beta Ophiuchi
Celaeno 16 Tauri
Chara Alpha Canum Venaticorum or sometimes Beta
Cheleb Beta Ophiuchi
Chertan Theta Leonis
Chort Theta Leonis
Chow Beta Serpentis
Cursa Beta Eridani

D[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Dabih Beta Capricorni
Decrux Delta Crucis
Deneb Alpha Cygni
Deneb Algedi Delta Capricorni
Deneb Dulfim Epsilon Delphini
Deneb el Okab Zeta Aquilae
Denebola Beta Leonis
Deneb Kaitos Beta Ceti
Deneb Kaitos Schemali Iota Ceti
Dheneb Eta Ceti
Diadem Alpha Comae Berenices
Diphda Beta Ceti
Dnoces
Dschubba Delta Scorpii
Dubhe Alpha Ursae Majoris
Duhr Delta Leonis

E[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Edasich Iota Draconis
Electra 17 Tauri
Elmuthalleth Alpha Triangoli
Elnath Beta Tauri
Eltanin
Enif Epsilon Pegasi
Errai Gamma Cephei
Etamin Gamma Draconis

F[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Fomalhaut Alpha Piscis Austrini
Fum al Samakah Beta Piscium
Furud Zeta Canis Majoris

G[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Gacrux Gamma Crucis
Garnet Star Mu Cephei
Gatria Gamma Trianguli Australis
GJ 1061
Gianfar Lambda Draconis
Giedi Alpha Capricorni
Gienah Gurab Gamma Corvi
Giennah Epsilon Cygni
Girtab Kappa Scorpii
Gomeisa Beta Canis Minoris
Gorgonea Tertia Rho Persei
Grafias Xi Scorpii
Grumium Xi Draconis

H[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Hadar Beta Centauri
Hadir Sigma Puppis
Haldus Epsilon Aurigae
Hamal Alpha Arietis
Hassaleh Iota Aurigae
Head of Hydrus Alpha Hydri
Heka Lambda Orionis
Heze Zeta Virginia
Homam Zeta Pegasi
Hyadum I Gamma Tauri
Hyadum II Delta1 Tauri

I[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Izar Epsilon Bootis

J[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Jabbah Nu Scorpii

K[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Kaffaljidhm Gamma Ceti
Kajam Omega Herculis
Kaus Australis Epsilon Sagittarii
Kaus Borealis Lambda Sagittarii
Kaus Medius Delta Sagittarii
Keid Omicron2 Eridani
Kitalpha Alpha Equulei
Kochab Beta Ursae Minoris
Kornephoros Beta Herculis
Kraz Beta Corvi
Ksora Delta Cassiopeiae
Kullat Nunu Eta Piscium
Kuma Nu Draconis

L[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
La Superba Y Canum Venaticorum
Lesath Upsilon Scorpii
Lucida Alpha Monocerotis
Lucida Anseris Alpha Vulpeculae

M[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Maasym Lambda Herculis
Maia 20 Tauri
Marfark Theta Cassiopeiae
Marfik Lambda Ophiuchi
Markab Alpha Pegasi and HR 2948
Matar Eta Pegasi
Mebsuta Epsilon Geminorum
Media Delta Sagittarii
Megrez Delta Ursae Majoris
Meissa Lambda Orionis
Mekbuda Zeta Geminorum
Menkab Alpha Ceti
Menkalinan Beta Aurigae
Menkar Alpha Ceti
Menkent Theta Centauri
Menchib Xi Persei
Menkib Zeta Persei
Merak Beta Ursae Majoris
Merga 38 Bootis
Merope 23 Tauri
Mesarthim Gamma Arietis
Miaplacidus Beta Carinae
Mimosa
Minchir Sigma Hydrae
Minelava Delta Virginia
Minkar Epsilon Corvi
Mintaka Delta Orionis
Mira Omicron Ceti
Miram Eta Persei
Mirach Beta Andromedae
Mirfak Alpha Persei
Mirzam Beta Canis Majoris
Misam Kappa Persei
Mizar Zeta Ursae Majoris
Mothallah Alpha Trianguli
Muphrid (or Mufrid) Eta Bootis
Muliphein Gamma Centauri, Gamma Canis Majoris
Murzim Beta Canis Majoris
Muscida Omicron Ursae Majoris, or Pi Ursae Majoris

N[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Nair Al Saif Iota Orionis
Naos Zeta Puppis
Nash Gamma Sagit

tarii

Nashira Gamma Capricorni
Navi Epsilon Cassiopeiae
Nekkar Beta Boötis
Nihal Beta Leporis
Nunki Sigma Sagittarii
Nusakan Beta Coronae Borealis

P[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Phad (or Phecda) Gamma Ursae Majoris
Peacock Alpha Pavonis
Phact Alpha Columbae
Pherkad Gamma Ursae Minoris
Pherkard Delta Ursae Minoris
Pleione 28 Tauri - see Pleiades
Polaris Australis Sigma Octantis
Polaris Alpha Ursae Minoris
Pollux Beta Geminorum
Porrima Gamma Virginia
Praecipua 46 Leo Minoris
Procyon Alpha Canis Minoris
Propus Eta Geminorum
Pulcherrima Epsilon Boötis

R[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Rana Delta Eridani
Ras Algethi Alpha Herculis
Ras Alhague Alpha Ophiuchi
Ras Elased Australis Epsilon Leonis
Rasalas Mu Leonis
Rastaban Beta Draconis
Regor Gamma Velorum
Regulus Alpha Leonis
Rigel Beta Orionis
Rigil Kentaurus Alpha Centauri
Rijl al Awwa Mu Virginia
Rotanev Beta Delphini
Ruchba Omega 2 Cygni
Ruchbah Delta Cassiopeiae
Rukbat Alpha Sagittarii

S[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Sabik Zeta Ophiuchi
Sadachbia Gamma Aquarii
Sadalbari Mu Pegasi
Sadalmelik Alpha Aquarii
Sadalsuud Beta Aquarii
Sadatoni Zeta Aurigae
Sadr Gamma Cygni
Saiph Kappa Orionis
Sargas Theta Scorpii
Sarin Delta Herculis
Sceptrum 53 Eridani
Scheat Beta Pegasi
Scheddi Delta Capricorni
Schedir or Schedar Alpha Cassiopeiae
Segin Epsilon Cassiopeiae
Seginus Gamma Bootis
Sham Alpha Sagittae
Sheliak Beta Lyrae
Sheratan Beta Arietis
Shaula Lambda Scorpii
Skat Delta Aquarii
Sirius Alpha Canis Majoris
Situla Kappa Aquarii
Spica Alpha Virginia
Sterope II 22 Tauri
Sualocin Alpha Delphini
Subra Omicron Leonis
Suhail Lambda Velorum
Sulafat Gamma Lyrae
Sun sometimes known as Sol
Syrma Iota Virginia

T[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Tabit Pi3 Orionis
Talitha Australis Kappa Ursae Majoris
Talitha Borealis Iota Ursae Majoris
Tania Australis Nu Ursae Majoris
Tania Borealis Lambda Ursae Majoris
Tarazet or Tarazed Gamma Aquilae
Taygeta 19 Tauri
Tegmen or Tegmine Zeta Cancri
Terebellum Omega Sagittarii
Tejat Posterior Mu Geminorum
Tejat Prior Eta Geminorum
Thabit Upsilon Orionis
Theemin Upsilon2 Eridani
Thuban Alpha Draconis
Tien Kuan Zeta Tauri
Toliman Alpha Centauri
Torcularis Septemtrionalis Omicron Piscium
Tseen Kee Phi Velorum
Tureis Pi Puppis
Tyl Epsilon Draconis

U[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Unuk or Unukalhai Alpha Serpentis

V[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Vega Alpha Lyrae
Vindemiatrix Epsilon Virginis

W[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Wasat Delta Geminorum
Wazn Beta Columbae
Wei Epsilon Scorpii
Wezen Delta Canis Majoris

Y[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Yed Prior Delta Ophiuchi
Yed Posterior Epsilon Ophiuchi
Yildun Delta Ursae Minoris

Z[change | edit source]

Proper Name Designation
Zaniah Eta Virginis
Zaurak Gamma Eridani
Zavijava Beta Virginis
Zuben-el-Akrab Gamma Librae
Zuben-el-Akribi Delta Librae
Zubenelgenubi Alpha Librae
Zuben-el-schemali or Zubeneschamali Beta Librae
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