50 cool baby names from popular television characters

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Where do you find inspiration for your baby’s name? If you are like many new parents these days, then you turn to the television. I am not ashamed to admit that my parents named me after a popular 80s television character and it seems the trend to name your baby based on what’s popular on television continues.

So what are some of the hottest TV series in 2014 and 2015? And what are some of the names that are creeping into the top baby lists around the globe? Here are some of our picks:

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Breaking Bad

  • Skyler
  • Jesse
  • Walt

Modern Family

  • Cameron
  • Lily
  • Claire


  • Crosby
  • Haddie

Winners and Losers

  • Gabe
  • Harrison
  • Bridgett

House Husbands

  • Kane
  • Lewis

A Good Wife

  • Eli
  • Kalinda

Game of Thrones

  • Jorah
  • Jaime
  • Ramsey
  • Arya
  • Sansa
  • Khaleesi



Criminal Minds

  • Derek
  • Spencer
  • Penelope

The Walking Dead

  • Herschel
  • Lori
  • Maggie


  • Marnie
  • Jessa


  • Nina
  • Zara
  • Billie

Orange is the New Black

  • Piper


  • Franky

Downton Abbey

  • Edith
  • Cora

Sons of Anarchy

  • Jax
  • Abel


Others that top the list

  • Dexter (Dexter)
  • Bryce (Chuck)
  • Ezra (Pretty Little Liars)
  • Josiah (The West Wing)
  • Sawyer (Lost)
  • Silas (Weeds)
  • Sheldon (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Adalind (Grimm)
  • Britta (Community)
  • Aeryn (Fairscape)
  • Ruby (Packed to the Rafters)
  • River (Doctor Who)

I’m sure there are more – what television characters have we missed?

(Images via Wikipedia Commons and Flickr)

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