Constellation Aquarius
Index of Names

Aquarius is a large constellation of the Zodiac.

The "Water Poorer" has been associated with floods since the times of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.

It is one of the 48 original Ptolemaic Constellations.

The brightest star in the constellation is Sadalsuud (β Aqr).

Below is a listing of all objects within the boundaries of the constellation as identified in this study.

The listings are limited to the most prominent objects; with few exceptions those visible to the naked eye.
For more comprehensive listings, see Wikipedia and Universe Guide.

Tables are sorted by topic and/or cultural circle. At the bottom, there is an alphabetical listing of all objects.

Click on the names for details about an object as listed in the mythology part.

For the complete star lore of the constellation, click here.

Aquarius - Traditional Star names and their equivalents in different cultures
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin

Aquarius

Aquarius Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier IAU Latin
Hydrochos Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier Local Greek; Ptolemy
GU.LA Constellation Aqr The Great One Local Babylonian

Alpha Aquarii

Sadalmelik Star α Aqr A From sad al-malik - luck of the king IAU Arabic

Beta Aquarii

Sadalsuud Star β Aqr A From saʽd al suʽud - "the luck of lucks IAU Arabic
nir sad as-suud Star β Aqr Brightest of the Auspice of Auspices Local Arabic

Gamma Aquarii

Sadachbia Star γ Aqr Aa From sad al-axbiyah - luck of the homes (tents)". IAU Arabic
aoul al achbiya Star γ Aqr First of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Satabhishaj Star γ Aqr A hundred physicians Local Hindi

Delta Aquarii

Skat Star δ Aqr A From al-sāq - shin IAU Arabic

Epsilon Aquarii

Albali Star ε Aqr From al-bāliʿ - the swallower IAU Arabic
nir saad bula Star ε Aqr Brightest of the Auspice of the Swallower Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit

Zeta Aquarii

Sadaltager Star ζ Aqr Name reported by several sources without explanation Local Unknow
achr al achbiya Star ζ Aqr End of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit

Theta Aquarii

Ancha Star θ Aqr Hip IAU Medieval Latin

Kappa Aquarii

Situla Star κ Aqr Bucket IAU Medieval Latin
Sāngōng Star κ Aqu Three Leaders Local Chinese

Lambda Aquarii

Hydor Star λ Aqr Water Local Greek, Proclus Lycius
Ekkhysis Star λ Aqr Outpouring Local Greek

Mu Aquarii

Albulaan Star μ Aqr al-bulaʽān - the two swallowers Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit

Nu Aquarii

Albulaan Star ν Aqr al-bulaʽān - the two swallowers Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit

Xi Aquarii

Bunda Star ξ Aqu Foundation Local Persian
thanih sad as-suud Star ξ Aqu Second of the Auspice of Auspices Local Arabic

Pi Aquarii

wasat al achbiya Star π Aqu Middle of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Seat Star π Aqu Made-up name referring back to the meaning of Sadachbia Local Arabic; Grotius

Sigma Aquarii

Takako-boshi Star σ Aqr Precious Girl Star Local Japanese

Aquarius - Greek and Latin Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Aquarius Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier IAU Latin
Hydrochos Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier Local Greek; Ptolemy
Water Jar Asterism - Water Jar Local Greek
Hydor Star λ Aqr Water Local Greek, Proclus Lycius
Ekkhysis Star λ Aqr Outpouring Local Greek
Ancha Star θ Aqr Hip IAU Medieval Latin
Situla Star κ Aqr Bucket IAU Medieval Latin

Aquarius - Arabic Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
as-suud Constellation - Auspicious Asterisms Local Arabian Peninsula
sad bul Lunar Mansion - Auspice of the Voracious Eater Local Arabian Peninsula
sad bul Asterism ε, μ Aqr Auspice of the Voracious Eater Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-bali Asterism ε, μ Aqr Auspice of the Voracious Eater Alternate Arabian Peninsula
sad as-suud Lunar Mansion - Auspice of Auspices Local Arabian Peninsula
sad as-suud Asterism β, ξ Aqr Auspice of Auspices Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-akhbiya Lunar Mansion - Auspice of Woolen Tents Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-akhbiya Asterism γ, η, π, ζ Aqr Auspice of Woolen Tents Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-malik Lunar Mansion - Auspice of the King Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-malik Asterism α, ο Aqr Auspice of the King Local Arabian Peninsula
Bunda Lunar Mansion - Foundation Local Persian
Sadalmelik Star α Aqr A From sad al-malik - luck of the king IAU Arabic
Sadalsuud Star β Aqr A From saʽd al suʽud - "the luck of lucks IAU Arabic
nir sad as-suud Star β Aqr Brightest of the Auspice of Auspices Local Arabic
Sadachbia Star γ Aqr Aa From sad al-axbiyah - luck of the homes (tents)". IAU Arabic
aoul al achbiya Star γ Aqr First of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Skat Star δ Aqr A From al-sāq - shin IAU Arabic
Albali Star ε Aqr From al-bāliʿ - the swallower IAU Arabic
nir saad bula Star ε Aqr Brightest of the Auspice of the Swallower Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
achr al achbiya Star ζ Aqr End of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Sadaltager Star ζ Aqr Name reported by several sources without explanation Local Unknow
Albulaan Star μ Aqr al-bulaʽān - the two swallowers Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Albulaan Star ν Aqr al-bulaʽān - the two swallowers Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
thanih sad as-suud Star ξ Aqu Second of the Auspice of Auspices Local Arabic
Bunda Star ξ Aqu Foundation Local Persian
wasat al achbiya Star π Aqu Middle of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Seat Star π Aqu Made-up name referring back to the meaning of Sadachbia Local Arabic; Grotius

Aquarius - Chinese Names of Stars and Objects
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
Lunar Mansion - Girl Local Chinese
Asterism - Girl Local Chinese
Lunar Mansion - Emptiness Local Chinese
Asterism - Emptiness Local Chinese
Asterism - Crying Local Chinese
Q Asterism - Weeping Local Chinese
Sīmng Asterism - Master of Fate Local Chinese
Sīl Asterism - Deified Judge Local Chinese
Tiānlěichng Asterism - Celestial Ramparts Local Chinese
Wēi Lunar Mansion - Rooftop Local Chinese
Wēi Asterism - Rooftop Local Chinese
Giwū Asterism - Roofing Local Chinese
Sāngōng Star κ Aqu Three Leaders Local Chinese
Xūling Asterism - Temple Local Chinese
Fnm Asterism - Tomb Local Chinese
Sh Lunar Mansion - Encampment Local Chinese
Lěibzhn Asterism - Line of Ramparts Local Chinese
Fūyu Asterism - Axe Local Chinese
Yǔlnjūn Asterism - ImperialGuard Local Chinese

Aquarius - All Names in alphabetical Order
Name Type Designation Meaning Status Origin
achr al achbiya Star ζ Aqr End of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Albali Star ε Aqr From al-bāliʿ - the swallower IAU Arabic
Albulaan Star μ Aqr al-bulaʽān - the two swallowers Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Albulaan Star ν Aqr al-bulaʽān - the two swallowers Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Ancha Star θ Aqr Hip IAU Medieval Latin
aoul al achbiya Star γ Aqr First of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Aquarius Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier IAU Latin
as-suud Constellation - Auspicious Asterisms Local Arabian Peninsula
Bosona Star HD 206610 Name of the territory of Bosniain the 10th century. Local ExoW 2019; Bosnia, Herzegovina
Bosona Star HD 206610 b Antique name for the river Neretva Local ExoW 2019; Bosnia, Herzegovina
Bunda Star ξ Aqu Foundation Local Persian
Bunda Lunar Mansion - Foundation Local Persian
Ekkhysis Star λ Aqr Outpouring Local Greek
Fnm Asterism - Tomb Local Chinese
Fūyu Asterism - Axe Local Chinese
Giwū Asterism - Roofing Local Chinese
GU.LA Constellation Aqr The Great One Local Babylonian
Hydor Star λ Aqr Water Local Greek, Proclus Lycius
Hydrochos Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier Local Greek; Ptolemy
Asterism - Crying Local Chinese
Lěibzhn Asterism - Line of Ramparts Local Chinese
Lightning Bolt Asterism - Lightning Bolt Local Unknown
Lionrock Star HD 212771 Lion Rock, a culturally important lion-shaped peak Local ExoW 2019; Hong Kong
Mrohu Star WASP-6 Tano God of drought and protector of the Sun Local ExoW 2019; Dominican Republic
Mrohu Star WASP-6 b Tano God of rain that fertilizes the soil Local ExoW 2019; Dominican Republic
nir sad as-suud Star β Aqr Brightest of the Auspice of Auspices Local Arabic
nir saad bula Star ε Aqr Brightest of the Auspice of the Swallower Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Lunar Mansion - Girl Local Chinese
Asterism - Girl Local Chinese
Q Asterism - Weeping Local Chinese
sad al-akhbiya Lunar Mansion - Auspice of Woolen Tents Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-akhbiya Asterism - Auspice of Woolen Tents Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-bali Asterism ε, μ Aqr Auspice of the Voracious Eater Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-malik Lunar Mansion - Auspice of the King Local Arabian Peninsula
sad al-malik Asterism α, ο Aqr Auspice of the King Local Arabian Peninsula
sad as-suud Lunar Mansion - Auspice of Auspices Local Arabian Peninsula
sad as-suud Asterism β, ξ Aqr Auspice of Auspices Local Arabian Peninsula
sad bul Lunar Mansion - Auspice of the Voracious Eater Local Arabian Peninsula
sad bul Asterism ε, μ Aqr Auspice of the Voracious Eater Local Arabian Peninsula
Sadachbia Star γ Aqr Aa From sad al-axbiyah - luck of the homes (tents)". IAU Arabic
Sadalmelik Star α Aqr A From sad al-malik - luck of the king IAU Arabic
Sadalsuud Star β Aqr A From saʽd al suʽud - "the luck of lucks IAU Arabic
Sadaltager Star ζ Aqr Name reported by several sources without explanation Local Unknow
Saint Jude Constellation Aqr The Apostle Saint Jude English Schiller
Sancti Ivd Thadi Apostoli Constellation Aqr The Apostle Saint Jude Obsolete Schiller
Sāngōng Star κ Aqu Three Leaders Local Chinese
Satabhishaj Star γ Aqr A hundred physicians Local Hindi
Seat Star π Aqu Made-up name referring back to the meaning of Sadachbia Local Arabic; Grotius
Shatabhisha Lunar Mansion - A hundred physicians Local Hindi
Shatabhisha Lunar Mansion - A hundred physicians Local Hindi
Sh Lunar Mansion - Encampment Local Chinese
Sīl Asterism - Deified Judge Local Chinese
Sīmng Asterism - Master of Fate Local Chinese
Situla Star κ Aqr Bucket IAU Medieval Latin
Skat Star δ Aqr A From al-sāq - shin IAU Arabic
Takako-boshi Star σ Aqr Precious Girl Star Local Japanese
thanih sad as-suud Star ξ Aqu Second of the Auspice of Auspices Local Arabic
Tiānlěichng Asterism - Celestial Ramparts Local Chinese
Victoriapeak Star HD 212771 b Victoria Peak, the highest hill on Hong Kong island Local ExoW 2019; Hong Kong
Waeter-gyt Constellation Aqr Water-pourer Local Anglo-Saxon
wasat al achbiya Star π Aqu Middle of the Auspice of Tents Local Arabic; al-Muwaqqit
Water Carrier Constellation Aqr Water-Carrier English English
Water Jar Asterism - Water Jar Local Greek
Wēi Lunar Mansion - Rooftop Local Chinese
Wēi Asterism - Rooftop Local Chinese
Lunar Mansion - Emptiness Local Chinese
Asterism - Emptiness Local Chinese
Xūling Asterism - Temple Local Chinese
Yǔlnjūn Asterism - ImperialGuard Local Chinese

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