TV Character Names

The names of television characters, from the days of the Western and early soap operas, have always been influential, with life imitating the small screen and vice versa. Among the current inspirations for baby names:

  • Theon

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    Theon, an ancient name attached to a noted Greek teacher of mathematics and astronomy, also father to the first woman mathematician, might appeal to parents in this field. You can think of Theon... Read More 

  • Titus

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    Titus, once seen as a slightly forbidding Roman, New Testament, and Shakespearean name, was brought back to contemporary life in the USA by the TV series Titus 2000, and has now been in... Read More 

  • Tobias

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    Tobias is one of a number of s-ending boys' names that are riding a wave of popularity. It rose to its highest-ever position, Number 316, in 2015, and looks to climb even higher.

    With... Read More 

  • Tripp

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    The extra p makes Tripp more of a name and less of a Trip. Usually a nickname of a boy who's a third, but Tripp is sure to get more attention in its own right now as the name of Sarah Palin's... Read More 

  • Turtle

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    The kind of nickname name you wouldn't want your own child to get stuck with.Read More 

  • Tyrion

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    Tyrion is one of the many new names entering the lexicon thanks to George R. R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones book. Tyrion's name shares its first two letters with those of his father... Read More 

  • Walter

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    Walter was seen as a noble name in the Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott era, but it then spent decades in baby name limbo. Now quite a few independent-minded parents are looking at it as a... Read More 

  • Wilfred

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    Wilfred is one of those Old Man Names that still sounds fusty in the US but is fashionable in the UK. It comes with readymade short forms Will or Fred and might make an adventurous alternative to... Read More 

  • Wilhelmina

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    Wilhelmina was long burdened with the Old Dutch cleanser image of thick blond braids and clunky wooden clogs, but that started to be changed somewhat by the dynamic Vanessa Williams character on... Read More 

  • Ziva

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    Relates to the month of Israeli independence. Read More 

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