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Baby names with star power

Greta Garbo. Marlon Brando. Big stars have fabulous names. Find the perfect baby-name inspiration among these award-winning film stars.
Baby names with star power
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Baby names with star power

Greta Garbo. Marlon Brando. Big stars have fabulous names. Find the perfect baby name inspiration among these award-winning film stars.

Oscar winners

All of these leading men won multiple Best Actor Academy Awards. Pay tribute to one of these greats by giving your son a name like Brandon, Cooper or Spencer.

  • Daniel Day-Lewis: My Left Foot
  • Dustin Hoffman: Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Fredric March: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Gary Cooper: High Noon
  • Jack Nicholson: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

These lovely ladies won at least two Best Actress Academy Awards apiece. Use their first names — Bette, Ingrid — or their last — Taylor, Leigh!

Sex symbols

Can you say "hot"? These sultry stars have wooed women for decades and offer inspiration for traditional names like Paul, James and Robert as well as unique names such as Errol, Newman and Hudson.

  • Cary Grant: An Affair to Remember
  • Clark Gable: Gone with the Wind
  • Errol Flynn: Santa Fe Trail
  • Gregory Peck: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause
  • Paul Newman: The Hustler
  • Robert Redford: The Way We Were
  • Rock Hudson: Pillow Talk
  • Sidney Poitier: Lilies of the Field
  • Warren Beatty: Splendor in the Grass

Paired with some of Hollywood's hottest leading men, these bombshells oozed sensuality on the silver screen. Would you give your baby girl a name like Ann-Margret, Raquel or Ursula?

  • Ann-Margret: Viva Las Vegas
  • Brigitte Bardot: And God Created Woman
  • Jayne Mansfield: Too Hot to Handle
  • Kim Basinger: 9-1/2 Weeks
  • Mae West: She Done Him Wrong

Golden oldies

Even if you've never seen one of their movies, you're sure to recognize the names of these classic thespians. And so will everyone else if you name your little boy Boris, Charlton, Humphrey or Yul.

These delightful actresses set the bar high for those who've followed. What little girl wouldn't love a name like Audrey, Grace or Natalie?

Child stars

These little ladies turned heads on the big screen. Will your little Jodie, Kirsten or Tatum be the next big thing?

The brilliant performances of these young men gave us chills. Give your son a memorable name such as Macaulay, Mickey or River.

  • Jackie Coogan: Oliver Twist
  • Jonathan Lipnicki: Jerry Maguire
  • Macaulay Culkin: Home Alone
  • Mickey Rooney: National Velvet
  • River Phoenix: Stand by Me

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