47 Names That Mean Healing

47 Names That Mean Healing

Healing can be physical or it can be an emotional state. The ability to bounce back from all that life throws at you and help others to do the same is a wonderful quality that you may wish for your child. Perhaps you even dream of a career related to healing for them, such as something in the medical or mental health field. We’ve found a number of names connected to the idea of healing that might be perfect for getting your child off on the right foot.

For boys, there are several names that fit the bill. Asa is a biblical name that’s grown in popularity in recent years. Its meaning can be translated as “doctor” or “healer.” It can also mean “one born in the morning,” making it appropriate for your little early riser.

Choosing a name related to a famous person or character that was known for their skills as a healer is also an option. Chiron, a centaur from Greek mythology was known as the wisest of the centaurs, renowned for his teaching and healing skills. Galen is also a boys’ name that is related to skill as a healer thanks to the famous second-century Roman physician of that name. His research and writings influenced western medicine for many centuries after his death.

Girl’s names can also be related to healing. Bridgid (sometimes spelled Bridgit or Brighid) is a popular Irish name coming from both the pre-Christian goddess Brigit and the saint, Bridgid of Kildare. Bridgid is one of the patron saints of Ireland and the goddess Bridgit is the goddess of many things like poetry and blacksmithing, but her key traits were healing and protecting.

Reseda is another beautiful feminine name you might choose. It comes from Latin and means “healer.” Leigh is a girl’s name that in English, means “meadow,” but in Celtic languages, means “healer” as well.

Aala

Meaning: A person who chases and heals
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Girl

Aceso

Meaning: Goddess name for recuperating and sickness, is a case of a fanciful female healing name
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Alaunus

Meaning: Sun God in Gaulish. It also means prediction, and revenge
Origin: Gaulish
Gender: Boy

Althea

Meaning: Healing power
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Altha

Meaning: Healer
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Altheda

Meaning: Healer
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Apollo

Meaning: Manly beauty. In Greek mythology, Apollo was the god of medicine and healing who drove his fiery chariot (the sun) through the sky
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Arphaxad

Meaning: A healer; a releaser
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Asa

Meaning: Doctor, healer
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ase

Meaning: Variant of Asa ‘healer;physician.’
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Boy

Bliant

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Arthurian Legend
Gender: Boy

Bona

Meaning: The main name of the Roman goddess of virginity, ripeness, and healing
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Bridgid

Meaning: Exalted one
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Girl

Cannenta

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Chiron

Meaning: Hand
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Eir

Meaning: Goddess, exemplifies healing, mercy, and help
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Eirny

Meaning: New healing
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Elethia

Meaning: Healer
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Errapel

Meaning: Divine healer
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Febris

Meaning: A goddess named Febris was known to cure malaria and fevers
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Haakim

Meaning: Variant of Hakim: Wise. Healer. Physician. Ruler. Sovereign
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Helem

Meaning: Dreaming, healing
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Heka

Meaning: The God of Heka was an ancient Egyptian god related to wellness, healing, and health. It is a name that is easy to spell
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Hickey

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Irish
Gender: Boy

Galen

Meaning: Calm
Origin: English
Gender: Unisex

Grannus

Meaning: Gaulish God associated with the cooling fountain also known as the healing spring in the city of Granum
Origin: Gaulish
Gender: Boy

Gro

Meaning: To develop, to heal
Origin: Danish
Gender: Girl

Ianuaria

Meaning: Goddess is related to healing
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Girl

Iason

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Jason

Meaning: A healing. In Greek mythology, the leader of the group of warrior heroes called the Argonauts
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Jasunr

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Jayr

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Ken

Meaning: Strong and healthy boy
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Lee

Meaning: Healer
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Leigh

Meaning: Delicate; weary; meadow or pasture
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Maponus

Meaning: Gaulish god associated with water in the healing spring
Origin: Gaulish
Gender: Boy

Meditrina

Meaning: Goddess of healing
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Melchi-Shua

Meaning: King of health or a magnificent king
Origin: Israel
Gender: Boy

Ninazu

Meaning: God of healing in Sumerian religion
Origin: Sumerian
Gender: Boy

Ninurta

Meaning: Mesopotamian lord of the South Wind, and healing
Origin: Sumerian
Gender: Boy

Rafal

Meaning: God’s healer
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Raphael/Rafela

Meaning: God heals; God’s healer. Raphael was also the name of one of the archangels, as mentioned in the Apocrypha
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy/Girl

Reseda

Meaning: Mignonette flower
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Sekhmet

Meaning: Healing and Medicine Goddess’s name
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Girl

Sirona

Meaning: Healing goddess
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Girl

Wong

Meaning: God who has the power of healing
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Żywie

Meaning: Health and healing in Slavic mythology
Origin: Slavic
Gender: Girl