New Names from New Movies

2 Cassians and a girl named Mason

Every new movie season seems to bring with it a few character names that jump out for their distinctive baby name potential, and these past few months were no exception.  We found some new names that are right on trend—vintage nicknames, gender switches, literary characters, and surname names.  Here are 12 of the best—some of which just might catch on! By Linda Rosenkrantz


The mighty Kong has risen again in Kong: Skull Island, and this time around the leading lady of the piece, played by Oscar-winner Brie Larson, is named Mason Weaver. Though Mason currently ranks #3 for boys, it has been used for girls before—Kelsey Grammar has a daughter named Mason Olivia, born in 2001.

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