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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.

  • Brick

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This is an Anglicized form of various names; the Irish Gaelic O Bruic; German, Bruck or Breck, meaning "swamp" or "wood"; Yiddish, Brik, "bridge"; and Slovenian, Bric, "dweller from a hilly... Read More 

  • Buddy

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Until recently it was rarely used as a proper name; Buddy Holly, for example, was christened Charles, and Salinger's Buddy Glass was born Webb. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver did name his fourth... Read More 

  • Cady

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Stylish name that might relate to nickname names like Katie or Kaylee or may honor women's rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Read More 

  • Caesar

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Caesar, the name of the greatest Roman of them all, is rarely used outside Latino families, where the Cesar spelling is preferred--as in activist Chavez and Dog Whisperer Millan. Although Caesar... Read More 

  • Cash

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Whether it's due to its economic connotations, or its link to American legend Johnny Cash, this name is widely used, and has been used by several celebrities including Annabeth Gish and Joshua Morrow.Read More 

  • Castor

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Forget the oil. It's one of the twins that make up the constellation Gemini, and a mythological name on the cutting-edge of fashion; used by Metallica's James Hetfield. Read More 

  • Chaka

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    We all know that Chaka really means disco. Read More 

  • Chase

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Chase, with its sleek and ultraprosperous aura, is redolent of the worlds of high finance and international banking. Chase has been well used during the last few decades, seen as a character on... Read More 

  • Cher

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    For years there was only one Cher, and then along came the charming heroine of the movie "Clueless." The world now officially has enough Chers in it. Read More 

  • Chesney

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    We don't care how much you love Kenny: this is going too far. Read More 

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