TV Character Names

The names of television characters, from the days of the Western and early soap operas, have always been influential, with life imitating the small screen and vice versa. Among the current inspirations for baby names:
  • Addison

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cool guy name turned hot girl choice -- the Madison of the 2010s. Read More 

  • Adriana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This a-ending feminine form of Adrian, from the northern Italian city of Adria, is a soft and lovely Italian choice. It appears as a character in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. ... Read More 

  • Alexx

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    One x makes the point.Read More 

  • Alice

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    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. In the past decade Alice has jumped nearly 300 places in the... Read More 

  • Amalia

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    Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Scandinavia. The current heir to the Dutch throne is Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange. It can be pronounced... Read More 

  • Anders

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    Friendly, unusual, but a decidedly Old Country version of Andrew. It made a brief appearance in the US Top 1000 in 2006 and then reentered in 2010 where it has been ever since. Its rising... Read More 

  • Archer

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    Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald... Read More 

  • Ari

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    This short form of Ariel (or any other Ari- beginning name, such as Aristotle) stands up better as a male name than its progenitor does. It is also short for Aristotle, as in Onassis, and is a... Read More 

  • Aria

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    The light and airy Aria is an operatic choice moving quickly up the charts and also a current favorite on Nameberry. Aria entered the list in 2000 and has risen since then to the Top 30. ... Read More 

  • Arlo

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    Arlo has many possible derivations: possibly a shortened form of Italian name Carlo, in Basque-speaking regions it is the word for area, and in English, Arlo was first used in the 16th Century by... Read More 

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