The passage of time and the sun is a universal human experience that can hold just as much beauty and wonder as the tallest mountain. Twilight is a particularly beautiful time, and giving your child a name that reflects that meaning may help them stop and appreciate the little things.
Twilight occurs twice a day and doesn’t last for very long each time, which makes it all the more wondrous when you actually get a chance to witness it. If you have a preference when it comes to pre-daytime or pre-nighttime twilight, the name you choose for your child can reflect that (like Lucrecio, which means “twilight of dawn”).
There are lots of names that simply mean “twilight” in general if you want to acknowledge both sides of this phenomena. A unique example would be Lycoris, which will make your child stand out from the crowd. A more modern-sounding option would be Twyla.
If you want the name to specifically reference the aesthetic aspect of twilight, Sandhyaraga–meaning “color of twilight”–would be a lovely choice that evokes beauty. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a twilight name that has a less literal interpretation, there are a variety of those as well. For example, Samar means “evening conversation,” which can be some of the most powerful conversations we get to have.
Twilight is a beautiful thing, and as such there are many names across cultures that have incorporated it in their meaning.
Meaning: Early evening
Meaning: Evening Star
Meaning: The night
Origin: Arabic, Persian
Meaning: Person of the night
Origin: Arabic, English
Meaning: Twilight of dawn
Meaning: Evening conversation
Meaning: Color of twilight
Meaning: Evening Child