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Hunger Games Baby Names

The Hunger Games trilogy has inspired a post-Harry Potter generation of original baby names. These characters' names, which include elements from ancient history and sci fi, might be right for your literary baby.

  • Alma

    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 

  • Annie

    Annie is one of the most open and optimistic, the-sun'll-come-out-tomorrow type of name, having been celebrated over the years in song (Annie Laurie), comic strip (Little Orphan Annie), folklore... Read More 

  • Bonnie

    Bonnie is a word the Scots really do use for pretty, thus the root of this name, from the French bonne. Bonnie is teetering on the edge of a comeback right now, along with Betty and Bea one of the... Read More 

  • Brutus

    Brutus is the quintessential brute--far too close to the word brutal. And any child with this name would spend much of his life hearing "Et tu."

    Originally an old Roman family name,... Read More 

  • Caesar

    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 

  • Cashmere

    Cashmere is soft, luxurious -- and way out of the ordinary. One of the unique names found in The Hunger Games series.Read More 

  • Cato

    Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman... Read More 

  • Cecilia

    Cecilia, a delicate and lacy feminine form of Cecil, which derives from a Roman clan name, has definitely been rediscovered. The martyred Saint Cecilia was designated the patron of musicians,... Read More 

  • Clove

    Clove is one of a whole tantalizing genre of spice names that might work for a boy. Clovis could be considered a long form.Read More 

  • Cressida

    Cressida is a pretty mythological and Shakespearean heroine name much better known in Britain than it is here — an imbalance the adventurous baby namer might want to correct. For although... Read More 

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