The cutest baby names based on movie characters

Remember when Twilight came out and ‘Jacob’ and ‘Isabella’ jumped up the baby name charts? Well, we’ve got a whole new round of adorable baby names based on recent movies, superhero fantasies, Disney films and Oscar winners. Come and check out some of our favourite film-inspired baby names.

Inspired by Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar

  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Flynn (Rapunzel)
  • Jasmine (Aladdin) 
  • Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Naveen (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Nala (The Lion King)
  • Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  • Giselle (Enchanted)
  • Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Briar (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • Dash (The Incredibles)
  • Violet (The Incredibles)
  • Astrid (How to Train your Dragon)
  • Remy (Ratatouille) 
  • Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
  • Edith (Despicable Me)
  • Agnes (Despicable Me)
  • Merida (Brave)

Names based on The Hunger Games and Harry Potter

  • Effie (The Hunger Games)
  • Primrose (The Hunger Games)
  • Cato (The Hunger Games)
  • Cinna (The Hunger Games)
  • Gale (The Hunger Games)
  • Katniss (The Hunger Games)
  • Finnick (The Hunger Games)
  • Sirius (Harry Potter)
  • Luna (Harry Potter)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter)

The Avengers, X-Men and other super fantastic super hero names

  • Loki (The Avengers)
  • Logan (X-Men)
  • Natasha (The Avengers)
  • Xavier (X-Men)
  • Pepper (The Avengers)
  • Odin (Thor)
  • Raven (X-Men)
  • Rogue (X-Men)
  • Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Kitty (X-Men)

The Lego Movie

  • Emmet
  • Blake
  • Lucy

2015 Oscar Nominations

  • Clara (Birdman)
  • Riggen (Birdman)
  • Mason (Boyhood)
  • Fletcher (Whiplash)
  • Ellis (The Theory of Everything)
  • Carter (The Theory of Everything)
  • Andie (Gone Girl)
  • Desi (Gone Girl)
  • Bobbi (Wild)
  • Coretta (Selma)
  • Gunner (Selma)
  • Juliette (Two Days, One Night)

Some of these names are pretty out there (anyone game to name their bub Katniss?) while others are speeding up the baby name charts across the world (Carter and Ellis, for example). We can’t wait to see what a new crop of films brings in terms of baby names for 2015, especially with another Avengers film in the works for May 2015 and the final The Hunger Games planned to hit theatres late this year. And hands up if you think we can expect a few more Christians and Anastasias in nine months’ time…

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