The 12 Best Bond Girl Names

Already a gigantic hit in the UK, the 23rd film in the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, is about to explode onto movie screens in this country. In the series’ 50-year history, its suave hero, 007– played by six actors, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig— has encountered scores of devious villains and even more luscious ladies, some originating in the Ian Fleming novels, others created for the screen. The Bond Girls had names ranging from the ridiculous (Pussy, Kissy, Plenty, Trigger) to the sublime. Here are Nameberry’s picks for the most sublime.


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Played by Daniela Bianchi in From Russia With Love, 1963. More delicate and dainty than the mother name Tanya, Tatiana began to be heard in the U.S. in the 1980s and was used by Caroline Kennedy for her second daughter in 1990. Other Slavic Bond Girls: Anya and Natalya.

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oldsienna Says:

November 1st, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I actually know a Solitaire, but she usually goes by Sol. I didn’t know until now that she was probably named for a Bond girl!

namelover77 Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 1:16 am

Solitaire, Jinx and Severine are so pretty! I love them. If I were a celeb, Solitaire would definitely be on my list! LOL.

sheigh Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 5:48 am

My favorite bond girl name is Giacinta, which I like more the version Jacinda, I’m also in love with Elektra, Miranda & Domino!

UniqueNameLover Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 7:37 am

I named a fake baby Tatiana for a project, and a character from my novel Xenia.

ottilie Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 8:35 am

I already love Domino and Vesper, and I’m adding Solitaire, Elektra and Severine to my list!

Darci Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 am

Had never thought of Solitaire as a baby name, but I love it for the middle name. I’ve also been loving Jinx lately.

livcathryn Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 10:45 am

I don’t mind the name Xenia, I think it would be pretty as a middle name. I know a girl whose middle name is Xena and she hates it, but her first name is Julissa. I don’t think Julissa Xena flows exactly, but it’s still a unique and pretty name. I love Solitaire, but I know my family members would think I’m absolutely insane if I named my daughter Solitaire, but I still really like it.

tk. Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 11:33 am

Love Domino, Elektra, and Vesper!

Nyx Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 2:57 pm

What, no mention of Pussy Galore?

Worchazer Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Or Plenty O’Toole, surely THE most obvious Bond girl name ever?! Pola could also be a variation on Paula or Polly and some accents make Paula sound more like Polla in any case. Very apt post, as my colleagues have been raving about Skyfall all week. Just don’t get me on the subject of my favorite Bond, because that will start arguments.

linda Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 4:11 pm

As noted in the intro, I was focusing on the more usable names, thus eliminating Pussy and Plenty.

moxielove Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I had no idea that Chrissy’s full name was Christmas Noelle Snow! Fantastic!

WaltzingMoreThanMatilda Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Vesper is lovely.

Other Bond Girls’ names I love are Galatea “Gala” Brand, Ruby Windsor, and Strawberry Fields. I also like Honey, as in Honey Rider.

BrittanyM Says:

November 2nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Wonderful post! And Solitaire – what a lovely name! I may steal this one…

I would love a Vesper / Severine sibset. I think they go perfectly together, especially with the nicknames Sev and Ves each other’s inverse. Didn’t even realize they were both Bond girls!

R_J Says:

November 3rd, 2012 at 9:23 am

Love Vesper, Severine, and Miranda. And it’s nice to see Miranda described so beautifully- I feel the same way about it!

encore Says:

November 3rd, 2012 at 8:54 pm

I’ve never seen a Bond movie. I had no idea they had such interesting names.

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