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Movie Character Names

Movie character names may be the only names cooler than the names of the stars that play them. In fact, with the exception of Jack, which has long seemed to be the name of the male character in every other movie and TV adventure show, characters' names veer from the unusual to the outlandish. A few, such as Trinity from The Matrix, jumped right onto the popularity charts. These notable names from movies are perfect for the film buffs among us. If you’re a fan of all things cinematic, one of these names inspired by movies could be just right for your baby.

For more ideas, check out our lists of TV Character Names and Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names.

  • Adonis

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    The name of a figure from Greek mythology, Adonis is a high-pressure name often synonymous with masculine beauty. Nonetheless, many mythological names that would have previously been deemed off... Read More 

  • Akasha

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    This Hindi name for the fifth element, related to the male Akash which means "open sky," was used by Anne Rice in her Vampire Chronicles.Read More 

  • Aldo

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    A spirited German name very popular in Italy and occasionally used here, Aldo is one of the unique baby names with international... Read More 

  • Alistair

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    With many British names invading the Yankee name pool, the sophisticated Alistair could and should be part of the next wave. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2016. You have a triple choice with... Read More 

  • Alma

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    Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more.

    In addition to... Read More 

  • Amidala

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    An attractive enough name, but for die-hard Star Wars fans only.Read More 

  • Amsterdam

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    City name less mellifluous than Paris, London, or even Trenton. It was the name of the character portrayed by Leonardo di Caprio in "Gangs of New York."Read More 

  • Amélie

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    French favorite gaining notice here thanks to the charming film of that name. Although to the English-speaking ear it sounds more like Emily than Amelia, it derives from the latter which has a... Read More 

  • Andy

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  • Ariadne

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    This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed... Read More 

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