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Hunger Games Baby Names

The Hunger Games trilogy has inspired a post-Harry Potter generation of original baby names. These characters' names, which include elements from ancient history and sci fi, might be right for your literary baby.
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  • Darius

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    Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well ... Read More 

  • Delly

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  • Effie

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    Effie is the old-fashioned short form for Euphemia, which seems a little too barefoot and tattered to be revivable--though you never know, wih names like Hattie and Letty making comebacks. Effie is... Read More 

  • Flavius

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    Flavius is an ancient Roman family name associated with a dynasty of emperors. It has an appealingly flavorful first syllable, and is the name of a stylist in the Hunger Games series. Earlier fict... Read More 

  • Gale

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    Before all forms of midcentury girl favorites Gale and Gail were overtaken by mother name Abigail, Gale was something of a unisex name. Now since Gale has resurfaced as a male name in The Hunger G... Read More 

  • Hazelle

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  • Katniss

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    Katniss Everdeen is the heroine of the popular Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, whose name comes from the (very real) edible aquatic plant of the genus Sagittaria. Katniss's father tells h... Read More 

  • Mags

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  • Marvel

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    Marvel, now a character name in The Hunger Games series, was a miracle name of yesterday, on the girls' Social Security list until 1941 and reaching a high of 487 at the turn of the last century, w... Read More 

  • Octavia

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    Octavia began as the Latin, then Victorian name for an eighth child. While there aren't many eighth children anymore, this ancient Roman name has real possibilities as a substitute for the overused... Read More 

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