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


Nocturnal Animals, a thriller starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, also features Armie Hammer as Adams’s husband, Hutton Morrow. With its decidedly upscale surname feel (EF Hutton, anyone?), it could easily join Holden and Hunter—and was indeed a recent celeb choice.

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