Baby Names from Supernatural
By Abby Sandel
Supernatural has been a small screen sensation. It’s currently in its eleventh season, a mark many series never reach.
When the series opens, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester are estranged. Sam is living a normal life, applying to law school. Meanwhile Dean has gone into the family business: demon hunting. Their dad goes missing, and the brothers reunite to follow the clues he left behind.
There have been plenty of character names over the eleven seasons. Some for the good guys; others for villains, and plenty for those who meet the brothers as they face off against things that go bump in the night.
One of the most interesting things about the series? It’s not just the female characters with great names. Some of the best and boldest choices are given to men. At least one has entered the US Top 1000 since Supernatural’s 2005 debut.
Read on for some of the most interesting baby names from the series.
Supernatural Baby Names: Boys
Balthazar – The ancient name is usually associated with the Three Wise Men from the Nativity story, but Supernatural gave it to an angel who isn’t exactly on the side of good.
Bartholomew – Another angel with an agenda, and a name’s that clunky – and a little bit cool, too.
Dean – Samuel is a well-established choice for a son, but surname Dean had fallen out of favor. The older Winchester brother has helped bring it back, though. Dean has climbed more than 100 places since Supernatural’s debut. In the series, he’s named for his grandmother, demon hunter Deanna Campbell.
Zachariah – It’s the name of another angel who seems like one of the good guys – at first.
Supernatural Baby Names: Girls
Amara – A multicultural name with roots in Latin and Igbo, Amara’s rise predates the series. When Supernatural’s Amara was introduced in Season 11, she was an innocent victim saved by the Winchesters – only to turn into yet another baddie.
Lilith – Lilith is often a name associated with demons in ancient myth. Supernatural uses the name for a villain introduced in Season 2. Despite Lilith’s dark side, the popularity of Lily names has boosted Lilith into the Top 1000 since 2010.
Are there any great character names from the series that I’ve missed?