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


There are not one but two Cassians in recent films. In Rogue One, Cassian Andor, played by Mexican actor Diego Luna, is an intelligence officer in the Rebel Alliance. There's also a Cassian in John Wick, Chapter 2. This attractive Latin saints’ name has, along with the related Cassius, a lot of potential. Also from Rogue One: Galen, Orson, Bodhi, Baze and Jyn.

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