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Go to the movies for a great baby name idea

Why not taka e a trip to the movies to get baby name ideas

Baby names for boys and girls inspired by the movies

The name of a hero or heroine from your favourite movie can be a great starting point to decide on your baby’s name


Movies have always provided inspiration for names. The eponymous heroines of films including Amelie, Charlotte Grey, Annie Hall, Iris, Erin Brockovich and Matilda have given us a huge variety, while futuristic movies like Solaris, The Hunger Games and The Matrix sparked a flurry of interest in Rheya, Katniss and Trinity.

Bella has also jumped up the charts thanks to the Twilight trilogy and films, while for boys Logan is faring well, probably linked to the popularity of Wolverine.

On the other side of the coin, erotic thriller 50 Shades of Grey sparked renewed interest in Anastasia, Christian and even Grey!

Floral names once considered old fashioned - like Rose and Daisy - took on a fresh appeal after Titanic and The Great Gatsby, while our ongoing love affair with Star Wars mean Leia and Luke are always popular choices.

If you are looking for different kinds of baby name inspiration or advice, be sure to check out Bounty.com for regional baby names, our top baby names or for some international inspiration see our baby names by origins


1. Amelie (Amelie)

2. Rheya (Solaris)

3. Anastasia (50 Shades of Grey)

4. Katniss (Hunger Games)

5. Bella (Twilight)

6. Hermione (Harry Potter)

7. Daisy (Great Gatsby)

8. Scarlett (Gone with the Wind)

9. Arwen (Lord of the Rings)

10. Trinity (The Matrix)


1. Logan: (Wolverine)

2. Christian (50 Shades)

3. Luke (Star Wars)

4. Harry (Potter)

5. Lucian (Underworld)

6. Max (Mad Max)

7. James (Bond)

8. Jake (Avatar)

9. Ethan (Mission Impossible)

10. Noah (The Notebook)

If you enjoyed this page, be sure to get inspired from our unique and unusual names or check out our top baby names at Bounty.com.  

Go to the movies for a great baby name idea