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


Rising young actor Asa Butterfield plays an imaginative boy in the romantic sci-fi The Space Between Us. Not quite the occupational name Gardener, surname Gardner still evokes greenery and flowers—and glamorous actress Ava.

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