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Your Favorite Movie Character Could Give You the Best Baby Name Ever

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

For endless girl & boy name inspiration, look to Hollywood

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.

We glanced through character lists of movies dating back decades, and selected the ones that caught our eye — this means that even though we loved Mary from It's a Wonderful Life, we didn't include her name because it's one of those gorgeous traditional names that doesn't necessarily stand out from the crowd. Instead, we chose names that have a little more oomph as well as classic names from older movies that haven't yet made a strong comeback.

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Unique boy names from movies

From sci-fi flicks to old-fashioned classic Hollywood movies to modern-day Oscar winners, these boy names from movies might make their way right to the top of your baby-name list.

  • Aldo: Inglourious Basterds
  • Amsterdam: Gangs of New York
  • Anton: No Country for Old Men
  • Bastian: The NeverEnding Story
  • Cole: The Sixth Sense
  • Credence: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Dallas: The Outsiders
  • Draven: The Crow
  • Elliott: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Ellis: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Finn: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Finnick: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Heywood: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Indiana: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Lambeau: Good Will Hunting
  • Max: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Maximus: Gladiator
  • Naveen: The Princess and the Frog
  • Samuel: The Maltese Falcon
  • Sebastian: La La Land
  • Solomon: 12 Years a Slave
  • Sullivan: Monsters Inc.
  • Tanner: Gone Girl
  • Taro: Ran
  • Westley: The Princess Bride

Unique girl names from movies

These girl names ran the gamut from beautiful, old-fashioned names to those that are a little more unique and modern. We have rounded up the best names from movies of the past and present.

  • Addie: Paper Moon
  • Allie: The Notebook
  • Anamaria: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Arwen: Lord of the Rings
  • Celie: The Color Purple
  • Charlotte: Lost in Translation
  • Clementine: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Clover: The Good Shepherd
  • Ellie: Jurassic Park
  • Esther: Ben-Hur
  • Etta: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Evey: V for Vendetta
  • Holly: Die Hard
  • Iris: Taxi Driver
  • Lorraine: Back to the Future
  • Luna: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Marla: Fight Club
  • Maude: The Big Lebowski
  • Mia: Pulp Fiction
  • Nola: She's Gotta Have It
  • Norma: Sunset Boulevard
  • Ofelia: Pan's Labyrinth
  • Trinity: The Matrix
  • Vesper: Casino Royale
  • Wendy: The Shining

No matter what your baby-naming style is, these movie baby names incorporate a few different trends, from classic baby names to more modern monikers. While baby-name inspiration can come from many places, there is something that's simply super-cool about picking a movie baby name.

For endless girl & boy name inspiration, look to Hollywood
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