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Steampunk Baby Names

The steampunk movement has been inspired by literature and cinema, blending futuristic themes with 19th century Victorian style. Think alternate history meets science fiction entwined with elements of steam power and clockwork. Here is a list of baby names incorporating this unique style.
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  • Agatha

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    Agatha until recently summoned up visions of martyred saints, mauve silk dresses, and high lace collars, but now that some dauntless excavators have begun to resurrect it, we're sure more will foll... Read More 

  • Alethea

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    Alicia, with a lisp. Actually, a name that came into fashion in England in the 16th century, in tandem with the virtue names. Read More 

  • Alexia

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    A pretty name, but has a slightly pharmaceutical aura.  Read More 

  • Ambrose

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    A favorite of British novelists including Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse, Ambrose has an air of blooming well-being and upper-class erudition. It comes from the same Greek root as 'ambrosia', the... Read More 

  • Arabella

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    Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005; it is now nearing the Top 200, as more and more parents see it as a distinctive... Read More 

  • Araminta

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    Araminta is an enchanting eighteenth-century playwright's invention familiar in Britain and just beginning to be discovered here. It was created by the versatile Sir John Vanbrugh, architect of Ble... Read More 

  • Artemus

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  • Augustus

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    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement. Augustus originated as a title given by the Roman S... Read More 

  • Bartholomew

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    Bartholomew is an apostle's name that's been out of favor for centuries but might appeal again to the parent in search of an old but rare choice. The challenge could be to avoid the Simpson-ish nic... Read More 

  • Bertram

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    Old Norman name last current in the 1930s, and firmly in our 'so far out it will always be out' category--despite its appearance as a Hogwarts student in Harry Potter.  Read More 

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