Movie magic: 15 baby names inspired by the BEST movie characters

Are you a movie buff with a bump? We have come up with a list of iconic baby names inspired by our FAVOURITE movie characters- you're welcome!

1. Mia - The Princess Diaries (2001)

After Princess Mia of Genovia, of course! Mia is the shortened version of Amelia, the strong, sassy and elegantly clumsy leading lady from The Princess Diaries. Mia is a gorgeous name for the gorgeous character played by Anne Hatheway that captured our hearts at the turn of the century.

However, if you are more of a Tarantino fan than a Disney head, Mia is also the name of the iconic female character from Pulp Fiction played by the wonderful Uma Thurman in the 1994 cult classic.

2. Wesley- The Princess Bride (1987)

Any Princess Bride fans out there? This is the name of Princess Buttercup's true love, the brave man-in-black who is a mastermind of cunning plans and a keen swordsman. Played by Cary Elwes, this courageous character is the perfect name-spiration for your baby boy.

3. Elle- Legally Blonde (2001)

If Ariana Grande can invoke the spirit of Legally Blonde's iconic female role, you can surely name your little one after her, too! Elle Woods is the perfect character to name your intelligent and independent little girl for- and it sounds gorgeous too.

4. Forrest- Forrest Gump (1994)

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Reilly have just welcomed baby Forrest- named for the adorable and kind character; Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks in 1994. This is an unusual but stunning choice for your baby boy.

5. Leia - Star Wars Episodes IV–IX

No need to explain. Naming your baby after Carrie Fisher's Star Wars princess/ general will give her the force she needs to become an incredible woman.

6. Noah- The Notebook (2004)

This biblical treasure of a name has recently exploded with popularity. Presumably, this popularity has been brought on by The Notebook's leading character, Noah played by Ryan Gosling in the 2004 romantic drama. If you are looking for a serious yet poetic title for your baby boy, you can't go wrong with Noah.

7. Thelma- Thelma and Louise (1991)

Looking to raise a high-spirited, adventure loving, independent young woman? Thelma is the perfect name for your strong baby gal-inspired by one half of the Thelma and Louise duo from the 1991 movie of the same title.

8. Clark- Superman franchise 

This name epitomizes strength but also brings to mind duty and kindness towards mankind. Being named after Superman may be ambitious, but we are sure your little boy will be more than capable of living up to this iconic name.

9. Ariel- The Little Mermaid (1989)

Anyone whose childhood centered around Disney movies from the '80s and '90s will know that Ariel is arguably the best princess. This name comes with a strong, stubborn yet romantic vibe owing to the main character from The Little Mermaid, and will be a magical name for any little girl with Disney lovin' parents.

10. Logan - X-Men Wolverine franchise

Any Marvel fans out there? Logan is a traditional Scottish name whose popularity has increased since Hugh Jackman's depiction of Logan in the X-Men and Wolverine franchises. It is also a beautiful name for your baby boy with both modern and traditional vibes.

11. Briony - Atonement (2007)

This unusual yet stunning name is inspired by the main character from the romantic war-time drama, Atonement, played by the talented Saoirse Ronan in 2007. If you are looking for something different and quirky, Briony could be the perfect name for your baby girl. 

12. Tristan - Stardust (2007)

This old British name appears on our list today attributed to the gorgeously awkward character from the stunning flick Stardust. Tristan falls in love with a beautiful, feisty star played by Claire Dane, and is the kindest and most good-natured heir to a magical hidden kingdom. This is an enchanted name for your little prince, himself.

13. Juno - Juno (2007)

Originally the patron goddess of Rome and Jupiter's queen, Juno appears on our list today as the name of Ellen Paige's character in the film Juno. This fab flick tells the tale of a brave teenager who becomes pregnant and must make some challenging life decisions. Courage, character, and wit will befall any little girl named after this leading female role.

14. Marty - Back to The Future 

This '80s favourite is a shortened version of Martin, but its 10 TIMES cuter for your baby boy! Inspired by the rock-lovin', skate-boardin' and time travellin' hero Marty McFly- a gorgeous choice for any parent brought up on '80s movies.

15. Scarlett - Gone With the Wind (1939)

This is a gorgeously vintage and refined option inspired by the Victorian beauty, Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With the Wind. Though Scarlett herself does not meet the happiest of endings, Vivien Lee's haunting depiction of a Victorian American woman during the Civil War is spectacular. If you are looking for sheer DRAMA, feisty yet elegant, Scarlett is a fab option for your little girl. 

 

Anna Murray is an Irish student mum to one little girl.

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