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Unique girl and boy baby names

Let some of our favorite characters inspire you with our list of top 50 baby names from movies. From the classics, like The Great Gatsby, to more modern movies, like Avatar and The Notebook, check out these great names perfect for your baby boy or baby girl.

If you are looking for a unique baby name that will help your child stand out in a crowd, our list of the top names from movies might be just the ticket. These names are not only trendsetting and cool, but they are also based on some of our favorite characters from movies.

Unique girl names from movies

These girl names ran the span from beautiful, old-fashioned names to unique and modern. We have rounded up the best names from movies of the past and of the present.

  • Rose: Titanic
  • Neytiri : Avatar
  • Daisy: The Great Gatsby
  • Charlie: Top Gun
  • Ariel: Footloose
  • Evelyn: Salt
  • Angelica: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Hermione: Harry Potter
  • Ilsa: Casablanca
  • Bonnie: Bonnie and Clyde
  • Thelma: Thelma and Louise
  • Ramona: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Leia: Star Wars
  • Galadriel: The Lord of the Rings
  • Allie: The Notebook
  • June: Walk the Line
  • Aurora: Terms of Endearment
  • Selene: Underworld
  • Marishka: Van Helsing
  • Mikaela: Transformers
  • Sophie: Mamma Mia!
  • Buttercup: The Princess Bride
  • Tiana: The Princess and the Frog
  • Samara: The Ring
  • Scarlett: Gone with the Wind

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Unique boy names from movies

From romantic favorites on The Notebook to the modern sounding Neo from The Matrix, we have founded up a great list of boy names from some of our favorite movies.

  • Jake: Avatar
  • Gatsby: Last name from The Great Gatsby
  • Maverick: Top Gun
  • Ren: Footloose
  • Barbossa: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Draco: Harry Potter
  • Victor: Casablanca
  • Clyde: Bonnie and Clyde
  • Frodo: The Lord of the Rings
  • Wallace: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Luke: Star Wars
  • Noah: The Notebook
  • Wyatt: Easy Rider
  • Johnny: Walk the Line
  • Garrett: Terms of Endearment
  • Lucian: Underworld
  • Van: Van Helsing
  • Sam: Transformers
  • Stannos: Mamma Mia!
  • Westley: The Princess Bride
  • Naveen: The Princess and the Frog
  • Rafe: Pearl Harbor
  • Rolfe: The Sound of Music
  • Neo: The Matrix
  • Rhett: Gone with the Wind
  • Tristan: Legends of the Fall

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The influence of movies on baby name trends

It is hard to deny the influence of movies on baby name trends when you consider that the names Jacob and Isabella from The Twilight Saga were the top baby names of the year, according to the Social Security Administration. Even the last name of the vampires in Twilight, Cullen, is climbing the charts, as are the vampire names Emmett and Jasper.

Check out the list of the Social Security Administration's top 100 baby names  >>

Wondering where the Twilight names are on our list? Or names from The Hunger Games? These movies get an entire article just for them! Check out more baby name ideas from movies below.

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Comments on "Top 50 Baby names from movies"

Bailey October 27, 2013 | 7:18 AM

My name is Bailey and my moms favorite actor is Jimmy Stewart and one of her favorite movies is "It's a Wonderful Life." Jimmy Stewart played the character George Bailey in the movie and that's how I got my name. Also because when my mom was little her grandpa and my great-grand would read the comic Beetle Bailey to her. I really like how my name has a meaning and it's not just another name they liked. If I had a brother he would be named George after the movie and my great-grandpa.

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