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Sci-Fi Baby Names

  1. FlashHeart
    • Origin:

      Word and comic book name
    • Description:

      Flash Gordon makes this a superhero name, but Flash might just appeal to modern parents looking for one of the new active boys' names, ala Ace and Breaker and Ranger. We'd recommend something more pulled-together as a proper name with Flash as a nickname or middle name.
  2. JubalHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "ram's horn"
    • Description:

      This unusual name might be a possibility for musical families: Jubal was credited in Genesis with the invention of the lyre, flute, harp, and organ. It also has a jubilant feel through its sound and meaning, and has had some southern popularity via Confederate general Jubal Anderson Early. George Eliot wrote a poem called The Legend of Jubal.
  3. DeannaHeart
    • Origin:

      English variation of Diana
    • Meaning:

      "divine"
    • Description:

      Though still being used, Deanna peaked many decades ago.
  4. AmidalaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful flower"
    • Description:

      An attractive enough name, but for die-hard Star Wars fans only.
  5. AerynHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Erin, Irish
    • Meaning:

      "from the island to the west"
    • Description:

      Spelling variation of Erin invented for a character on the science fiction TV show Farscape.
  6. DivaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "goddess"
    • Description:

      Once unique to the Zappa family, now you can have your own little prima donna.
  7. TashaHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Natasha
    • Description:

      See NATASHA.
  8. ElihuHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "Jehovah is God"
    • Description:

      Rarely used in the last two centuries, but might be worth dusting off and holding up to the light.
  9. KerrHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "someone who lived near wet ground"
    • Description:

      When actress Deborah Kerr entered the scene, there was a great debate over her name's pronunciation. Car or Ker. Your choice.
  10. TetsuoHeart
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "wise man"
    • Description:

      Obscure Japanese pick, recognizable to fans of the 1989 Japanese science fiction horror film Tetsuo: The Iron Man.
  11. SerraHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, Portuguese and Catalan
    • Meaning:

      "ridge"
    • Description:

      This topographical name, more suited to a girl than a boy--though it would inevitably be confused with SARAH--has some distinguished bearers: famous Spanish missionary to Mexico Father Junipero Serra, and sculptor Richard Serra, known for his challenging large-scale metal works.
  12. MalHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Malcolm, Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. Colomba"
    • Description:

      A nickname for Malcolm that at one point ranked independently on the US Top 1000. It still exists as an affectionate pet form, but you’re unlikely to hear a Malcolm introduce himself as Mal.
  13. AyalaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "doe, gazelle"
    • Description:

      This animal-themed name is among the most popular for girls in contemporary Israel. Parents who want to move beyond the mega-popular Aliyah and sisters might want to consider Ayala. The male form is Ayal.
  14. ScorpiusHeart
    • Origin:

      Astrological name; Latin
    • Meaning:

      "scorpion"
    • Description:

      Scorpius is the constellation that the Scorpio zodiac sign originates from. It was given its venomous name due to the constellation's resemblance to a scorpion's tail.
  15. TalynHeart
    • TuckHeart
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Tucker, English
      • Meaning:

        "fabric pleater"
      • Description:

        Sharp and preppy.
    • TaliHeart
      • DeliahHeart
        • TyrellHeart
          • Origin:

            Spelling variation of Terrell
          • Description:

            Tyrell is kind of part Tyrone or Tyler, part Terrell, but less than the sum of those parts.
        • ZhoraHeart