34 Baby Names Inspired by Cult Films

Updated 12/20/17

Cult classics are those special movies that appear on our screens, but hold special meaning in our hearts even years after they were made. And if we had to put it down to one thing, we think part of their lasting power can be put down to the screenwriters' and directors' abilities to create characters that really leave their mark—case in point: Noah, from The Notebook.

Which has got us thinking. Wouldn't it be a great idea to borrow some of Hollywood's magic and use their iconic names for our own baby name list? Imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery, right? 

So keep scrolling for the 34 baby names inspired by our favourite films, and shop some of our favourite nursery accessories below. 

BOYS

Ace
From: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Aldo
From: Inglourious Basterds
Atticus
From: To Kill a Mockingbird
Bastian
From: The NeverEnding Story
Cole
From: The Sixth Sense
Dil
From: The Crying Game
Elliott
From:  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Ellis
From: The Shawshank Redemption
Finn
From: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Finnick
From: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Heywood
From: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Quint
From: Jaws
Raymond
From: Rain Man
Rick
From: Casablanca
Rocky
From: Rocky
Sebastian
From: La La Land
Solomon
From: 12 Years a Slave
Tommy
From: Goodfellas
Vito
From: The Godfather

GIRLS

Amélie
From: Amélie
Arwen
From: Lord of the Rings
Aurora
From: Terms of Endearment 
Clover
From: The Good Shepherd
Etta
From: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Indiana
From: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Iris
From: Taxi Driver
Mia
From: Pulp Fiction
Nola
From: She's Gotta Have It
Oda
From: Ghost 
Ofelia
From: Pan's Labyrinth
Scarlett
From: Gone With the Wind
Sparrow
From: Pirates of the Caribbean
Trinity
From: The Matrix
Vesper
From: Casino Royale
 

Shop these nursery items:

Sunnylife Flamingo Neon Light $90
Shop
Little Sticker Boy Wall Decal $66
Shop
Want more parenting tips? Follow us on Pinterest.

Related Stories