Gender: Male Origin of Bandit: Word or occupational name

Bandit Origin and Meaning

The name Bandit is a boy's name .

We hesitate to call Bandit an occupational name, any more than Rogue or Vandal are occupational names, yet its use by one of the bandmembers of My Chemical Romance (for his daughter: we're not even going to go there) undoubtedly owes a debt to occupational cousins from Pilot to Parker. Recommended for use by rock stars with full-time nannies only.

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roseofjune Says:


Only appropriate for loan sharks and other shady occupations.

pterodactylcries Says:


I actually love this name, it's really unique. Life is too short to be naming children 'Margaret' or 'Anne' in my opinion.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Nickname, fine. Actual name? No.

malloree Says:


I agree! Some celebrities (and other people) give their kids the wackiest names and they don't really think how it's going to turn out for the kid. Like if you name your kid Bohemian Rhapsody. You may think it's creative, but THINK BEFORE YOU NAME! Is this kid going to be bullied because of this name? Will people (like employers) take your child seriously? Names have that affect.

strawberrydino Says:


I wrote this a year ago... does it really make sense to comment on a comment that I don't even remember making?

clairels Says:


Why should she "get a pass?" He already used it! If another parent chose to use it, who says it wouldn't suit that child just as well? I'm not saying this name is great, just that this comment makes no sense.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Maybe as a nickname?... not a name, though. No. NO.
If this name is used, there could be a plaque on an office door that says,

Bandit Smith, C.E.O. of (insert important company name here)

See it? Anyone?

Zelliew Says:


I've heard this used on cats & dogs. Surely parents should aspire for their children to be better than bandits

lesliemarion Says:


It astounds me that people write in to kvetch when someone names their beautiful dog or cat Geneva or Luther, when what they should be fussing about is human beings naming other human beings Bandit and Vandal. I wouldn't name a dog these names!

strawberrydino Says:


I believe the only person who has a pass on this name is Gerard's daughter Bandit, It really suits her well.

kitchi1 Says:


I don't know how many Siberian Huskies and ferrets I have met or heard about named 'Bandit' because of their marking that looks like a mask a bandit would wear. But that's not the problem with this name...

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mill1020 Says:


This was my Grandma's cat's name! Good for a cat, bad for a baby.