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Robot baby names

Let your love of all things robot shine through as you choose the perfect name for your baby boy or girl.

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Cool robotic names for boys and girls

Let your love of all things robot shine through as you choose the perfect name for your baby boy or girl.

Robots have inspired fiction for centuries, and as technology has advanced, robots have become a reality in many aspects of our lives. However, the idea of “robots” started in theater and literature, and as they’ve evolved in the real world, they’ve become even more amazing in the written word and on the stage. If you love science and engineering, or adore science fiction, these fictional robots may help you add to your baby name list.

Robot origins

The word “robot” was first used in Rossum’s Universal Robots, a 1920 Czech-language science fiction play written by Karel Capek. The word in that play referred to artificially-created life-forms, and this idea is a little different than the modern version of robot because they were closer to cyborgs or clones — they could be mistaken for human and could think for themselves.

Modern robots are generally mechanical in nature and guided by computer programs or electronic circuitry. While some appear capable of independent thought, true artificial intelligence is still science fiction.

The names we chose here are from science fiction film, television and literature, and may be exactly what you’re looking for as you build your baby name list.

Robot baby names for girls

  • Alicia: From The Twilight Zone
  • Cassandra: From a series authored by Joel Shepherd
  • Coppélia: From the ballet of the same name, Coppélia
  • Dorothy: From The Big O
  • Dot: From Spaceballs
  • Emma-2: From The Rest of the Robots (of course, use Emma)
  • Eve: From WALL-E
  • Freya: From Saturn’s Children
  • Haladay: From The Future Eve
  • Helen: From Helen O’Loy
  • Helena: From Rossum’s Universal Robots
  • Jessica: From Screamers
  • Maria: From Metropolis
  • Molly: From Metal Molly by Ariadne Tampion
  • Olimpia: From Der Sandmann
  • Rachael: From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • Ria: From Natural City
  • Samantha: From 8th Man
  • Sulla: From Rossum’s Universal Robots

Robot baby names for boys

  • Adam: From I, Robot
  • Andrew: From The Bicentennial Man
  • Ash: From Alien
  • Bors: From The Last of the Masters
  • Bruno: From The Adventures of Pluto Nash
  • Chip: From Not Quite Human
  • Daemon: From Rossum’s Universal Robots
  • David: From Prometheus
  • Jay: From the short story Jay Score
  • Jet: From Godzilla vs. Megalon
  • Hector: From Saturn 3
  • Marius: From Rossum’s Universal Robots
  • Marvin: From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Norby: From The Norby Chronicles
  • Otis: A robot dog from Indigara
  • Primus: From Rossum’s Universal Robots
  • Radius: From Rossum’s Universal Robots
  • Talus: From The Faerie Queene
  • Tobor: From 8th Man
  • Ulysses: From Making Mr. Right
  • Zat: From The Lost Machine
  • Zane: From The Silver Eggheads

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