Devotees of Star Wars have a strong opinion about the franchise, and these opinions are as diverse as the fans themselves. Some may believe that “A New Hope” is the fourth movie in the series, while for others, it will always be the first film and maintain it is just called “Star Wars.”
Perhaps you think that selling to Disney was actually selling out or maybe you are in the “anything to get more movies made” camp. Whatever your stance, if you are here, reading this, it is more than likely you are a fan, and that you are thinking of bestowing a Star Wars inspired name on your little padawan. Of course, not all names from Star Wars should be on your shortlist.
Wilhuff Tarkin, for example, may raise a few eyebrows, but with “quirky” names having become more common, your child is unlikely to be singled out in the schoolyard these days for a name that is more Tatooine than Tahoe.
So here, for your perusal, are a selection of names from across the movies, books, and animated series that might be more suitable for your child than Jabba. Oh, and on a final note, I know the baby pictures with the names do not necessarily match, but it is surprisingly difficult to find a cute “baby Phasma” photo, so you can just enjoy general baby Star Wars photos instead.
Brace yourselves, because in “Solo - A Star Wars Story” you are about to meet Tobias Beckett.
This new swashbuckling Star Wars star is a combination of the main characters from the classic novel Treasure Island, Long John Silver and a young Jim Hawkins.
It might seem like using Tobias might be the obvious choice if you are thinking of naming your child after the mentor of Han Solo. However, if you give your child the first name Tobias, no matter how much you specify that he is Tobias and not Toby, someone, somewhere will abbreviate it. This is a fact of life and although Beckett might still be shortened to Beck or Becks, this is a much cooler nickname than Tobey, or Tobe’s.
Widely recognized as a surname, Beckett comes from the old English, meaning “Dweller by the brook.” This second name to first name transition is a trend which has seen multiple last names used, such as Taylor, Carson, Nash, and Harper.
Another advantage of Beckett is that it is also a fabulous gender-neutral name. This would work well for both a daughter and a son and it is also appropriately cute for a newborn or a toddler and dignified enough for an adult to live with.
If you are a hardcore Star Wars fan but, for some reason, are not ready to come out as such yet, you might be looking for a name that doesn’t jump out as being from a Galaxy Far Far Away. If you are in this position and you have a daughter then you might want to consider the name Margo.
Defecting from the Imperial Academy to join the Rebel Alliance, way before it became a “thing” Margo Flarestream is a skilled pilot who rose to the rank of Flight Commander, who, for reasons unknown, earned the nickname “Pepper” along the way.
Commander Flarestream demonstrated leadership and tactical skills during the evacuation of Refnar, in the Pakuuni sector of the Outer Rim Territories when it was undertaken by the Empire but, despite the fact that she saved over 70% of the forces she felt so much guilt about losing the other 30% she requested a transfer.
Margo is the English version of Margot, which in turn is the French short version of the more regular girls' name Margaret. A Latin name, via the Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) and probably borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari) the name means “pearl.”
All of this provenance gives the name plenty of Star Wars chops but you can easily play that angle down for those who are yet to discover the pleasures of George Lucas's space western.
If you are looking to name your son after a smooth, flirty, lovable rogue then what better character to plumb for than Lando Calrissian? The original owner of the Millenium Falcon, Lando lost the galaxy's most iconic spacecraft to Han Solo in a bet which just about sums up his lovable bad boy personality.
Another excellent reason for choosing Lando as a name is that he is apparently the only person in the Star Wars universe who can pronounce the name Han Solo correctly.
While everyone else is wandering around saying “Harn” this and “Harn” that, Lando is saying the name to rhyme with the word “fan” which is how it should be said.
Lando is, in fact, an old Italian name which, according to one theory came from the shortened versions of German names beginning with the element Land such as Landolf. Another theory says that it a change of spelling from the German name Lanzo, the English equivalent of which is Lance, but we will pretend it doesn’t because Lance isn’t a cool name at all.
There were a number of Popes and bishops who were named Lando at the end of the first millennium so the name can also claim some strong religious pedigree.
Lexi Dio was a human female Senator representing the agricultural world of Uyter in the Galactic Senate of the Republic before and during the Clone Wars. She was also a member of the Loyalist Committee.
Dio was in Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's office when Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala retransmitted a message sent by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to warn the Republic that the Confederacy of Independent Systems had built an army of droids on Geonosis.
The name itself is usually the diminutive form of Alexandra, the feminine of Alexander which means “defending men.”
Alexandra was also used as a nickname for the Greek Goddess Hera who was the queen of the gods, the sister, and wife of Zeus. Her name meant either “Hero” or “Warrior” and she presided over marriage and childbirth. So from all angles, Lexi is a strong female name that has been borne by ancient women of substance as well as those who have ruled the galaxy.
The only downside to this name is that it doesn’t give that dignified strength impression. It sounds more like a flighty girl name so if you want your daughter to have options perhaps give her the longer version or a middle name she can use.
Depending on your thoughts, this should be pronounced either KAS-ee-ən or KASH-ən.
Cassian Jeron Andor was also known by a number of aliases including Willix, Aach, Joreth Sward, and the title Fulcrum. A human soldier, pilot, and intelligence officer who served in the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars and then the Alliance to Restore the Republic during Operation Fracture and the Galactic Civil War, Andor joined a Rebel mission to steal the plans of the Death Star. Although the mission was a success, Andor perished along with the rest of Rogue One.
Cassian was well respected by his senior and fellow officers for his quiet, apparently mild-mannered personality but underneath that serine exterior was a man who was not afraid to be ruthless or to kill if the situation required it.
When Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe were speaking about Andor the conversation went:
"Does he look like a killer?"
"No. He has the face of a friend." which pretty much sums Andor up in a couple of sentences.
Derived from the Roman name Cassianus, which came from the word Cassius, it is thought to mean “empty, “ or “in vain” and is the name of several Catholic saints and martyrs.
Growing up alone on the barren world of Jakku, Rey spent her days scavenging to stay alive and longing for the return of her family. When she met Resistance droid BB-8 she joined with Finn, a First Order deserter and with the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca she ultimately travels to Ahch-To in order to deliver to Luke Skywalker, his lightsaber. Rey experiences both a physical journey to Ahch-To and a spiritual journey when she realizes she too is sensitive to The Force.
In “The Last Jedi” Rey goes through several struggles but ends up as the future of The Force.
Although still a teenager when she is introduced in “The Force Awakens” Rey is shown to be far more mature than Luke when we first met him.
Stubborn, headstrong, brave, and optimistic, Rey is fiercely loyal and these are all qualities you would want your child to aspire to.
The name Rey is a name of Spanish origin meaning "king" or a name of French origin meaning regal, depending on which baby name site on the internet you choose to believe. Either way it is a fabulous girls name for Star Wars fans as it is less 1970’s than Leia but still allows you to use a lead character for inspiration.
A member of Tobias Beckett's crew of outlaws during the reign of the Galactic Empire, Val made the ultimate sacrifice when she detonated the bomb to blow a bridge, knowing she would die in the process.
A crack shot with a blaster rifle, she was brilliantly portrayed by Thandie Newton whose first name would make the perfect pairing . If you do name your daughter Val Thandie or even better Thandie Val, I would like to hear about it because that option makes me want to squeeze out one last daughter, almost.
A shortened form of the French girls name Valerie, Val comes from the Latin Valerius, an old Roman family name derived from Valere meaning to be strong, healthy.
If you want to use a longer, more formal name and shorten it to Val but Valerie doesn’t float your boat you could always give one of these options a go:
- Valora, from the Latin meaning Brave or Courageous
- Valkyrie - In the Scandinavian myths, Valkyrie were the attendants of Odin who guide the heroes slain in battle to the feasting hall on Valhalla.
- Valeska, a Slavic name meaning Glorious Rule
Or, if you want your child to hate you forever, you could really push the boat out and use Valombrosa from the Italian meaning Shady Valley.
A name so mainstream these days that it wouldn’t cause a second glance, Finn is both an ancient Irish name and an Old Norse name. Meaning "fair" or "white" Fionn mac Cumhail was a legendary Irish hero who became all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon. He fought against the giant Fomors with his son Oisín and grandson Oscar. Finn was also the name of the giant, Finn MacCool, who legend had it built the giants causeway, even though “At fifty-two feet six inches he was a relatively small giant.”
In Old Norse, it literally meant “Someone from Finland” and has become increasingly popular as a first name for boys in English speaking countries.
Of course, from a Star Wars perspective Fin was removed from his family at a young age and was made a stormtrooper of the first order. Deployed to Jakku o hunt down part of a map that was said to lead to Luke Skywalker, Finn refused to carry out an order to fire on some villagers. Afraid of being found to have disobeyed orders he defected.
"I'm not Resistance. I'm not a hero. I'm a stormtrooper. Like all of them, I was taken from a family I'll never know. And raised to do one thing. But my first battle, I made a choice. I wasn't gonna kill for them. So I ran. Right into you. And you looked at me like no one ever had. I was ashamed of what I was. But I'm done with the First Order. I'm never going back." ―Finn, to Rey
Old Norman and medieval French, and is recorded as such in 15th-century Paris, form of Mathieu which in turn is a form of Matthew which means “A gift from God.”
Of course, in Star Wars Mace Windu was the grand champion of the Jedi Order during the declining days of the Republic. Standing tall in the face of the growing influence of the Dark Side, Mace continued to promote the ancient beliefs and traditions of the Jedi despite being surrounded by corruption and malfeasance.
A member of the Jedi High Council, Windu served as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars and once served as the elected leader of the Jedi.
If you would like to name your child after one of the Jedi, then Mace could be the choice for you.
I love this name because it is unusual and fairly Star Wars specific without being too “in your face spacey.”
It is a great responsibility choosing a name for your child, and you will want to pick something you love, but they will be happy to live with. By making a more extreme choice, you might please yourself but you may also be laying the groundwork for your kiddo to explore legal name change options.
Numa was five years of age when her home planet of Ryloth came under attack by the Separatists during the Clone Wars. During the attack Numas home, the village of Nabat, was overrun and most of the occupants, including her parents, were killed. While the rest of the surviving villagers were rounded up and taken hostage, Numa managed to avoid capture using the tunnel system underneath her home.
Instrumental in the freeing of Nabat, Numa showed the Jedi General, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the tunnel system and he quickly discovered that they could use them to outflank and defeat the droids. After the villagers were freed, Numa was reunited with her uncle, and aunt Nilim Bril and Nabat was soon liberated from the Separatists.
This is another one of those names that a die-hard Star Wars fan will recognize immediately but which a regular boring person will just assume it is a pretty name.
Behind The Name details Numa as the name of the legendary second king of Rome, succeeding Romulus. He was of Sabine origin, and many of Rome's most important religious and political institutions are attributed to him. Numa is alleged to be a Latinization of the Greek νόμος (nómos) which means "law; custom."
Often linked incorrectly to the Sanskrit name Padma, meaning wisdom, Padme is an exclusively Star Wars name. The connection to Padma is only through the similarity of the sound and spelling, not because of some kind of evolution.
As the mother of the legendary Jedi Master Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, she is central to the entire Star Wars narrative, and I would argue that she is a much more important character than her daughter. *Stands back and waits for a thousand disagreeing comments*
A leading voice for diplomacy and peace during the dying days of the Galactic Republic, Padmé Amidala, rose to galactic prominence after her homeworld of Naboo was invaded and occupied by the Trade Federation. A leading member of the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars her clandestine relationship, and eventual marriage to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker produced the twins that would play a central role in the coming saga.
Although she is such a central and essential figure, I would think twice about using this name for my daughter. Padme is the kind of name that kids pounce on to make comments like “Oh Pad Me, Padme” and the like which may not bother a confident child but can be torture for another.
An Admiral in the Galactic Republic Navy Kilian commanded the Venator-class Star Destroyer Endurance during the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
During this time as commander, the ship made a training tour of the planet Vanqor, and Admiral Kilian oversaw a visit by the Clone Youth Brigade from Kamino. Unbeknownst to Kilian, the young Boba Fett had secretly worked his way into the youth brigade in an attempt to get close to Jedi Master Mace Windu who had killed Fett's father, Jango Fett during the Battle of Geonosis.
Boba Fett detonated an explosive and Kilian sent the Clone Youth Brigade members to the surface of the planet in escape pods while he stayed behind, reflecting the traditional seafaring captain going down with his ship.
None of his superiors understood what he was doing and gave up trying to persuade him to abandon his ship, and when the craft finally crashed onto the planet's surface, Kilian was assumed to have died. However, he survived and was taken captive by Fett and his fellow bounty hunters to be eventually rescued by fellow Jedi Ahsoka Tano.
A truly tradition officer who displayed courage, leadership, and integrity Kilian would be an excellent namesake for your little Jedi.
If you are looking for a bit of an edgier character to name your daughter after then, you should look no further than Kiera Swan, the female Weequay pirate-turned-bounty hunter who was operating during the Clone Wars.
The two-time winner of the Obsidian Sphere this loner of a pirate met her end during her time in The Box.
Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki has this fun little nugget of information: “She (Kiera) was voiced by Ashley Eckstein who also voices Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series). Kiera Swan was a reference to the character Elizabeth Swann from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies played by Keira Knightley who previously played Amidala's handmaiden Sabé. Furthermore, the pirate-turned-bounty hunter's accomplishment of winning the Obsidian Sphere would be a reference to that franchise's pirate ship, the Black Pearl.”
The name Kiera itself comes from the Irish name Ciara which, in turn, is the feminine form of Cier, pronounced KEER, derived from Irish word ciar meaning "black."
Generally hanging somewhere around the #500 mark in the US girls names ranking Kiera peaked briefly at #293 in 2007 before plummeting again, probably in response to growing popularity, to #766 just ten years later.
Rook was the name of a smuggler, Rook Pryce, Rook Kast, leader of the Mandalorian super commandos, Bodhi Rook, a pilot for the Rebel Alliance, and Pagetti Rook, a Weequay who served Jabba the Hutt. There was also a class 720 freighter named the Rook, so this name has plenty of Star Wars pedigree, even if it is not immediately apparent to the lesser Star Wars fan.
Rook Pryce was a smuggler on the planet Wielu who was so untrustworthy that even the other smugglers wouldn’t deal with him. Pryce became Obi-Wan Kenobi's guide but betrayed him to Boss Traygura, in exchange for becoming her personal smuggler. Pryce was captured when Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano rescued Kenobi.
Rook Kast was responsible for freeing Darth Maul when he was imprisoned by the Sith on Stygeon Prime and in fact, came to his rescue on several occasions. When Black Sun and the Pykes announced to Kast that they would no longer aid the Collective, Kast was quick to make the threat that she would go after them and kill them herself should they desert.
Bodhi Rook was from Jedha and served as a cargo pilot for the Galactic Empire before the Galactic Civil War. After defecting to the Alliance to Restore the Republic, he fought alongside a group of rebels during the Battle of Scarif but was also the victim of a gambling addiction.
Want to honor Luke & Leia’s mom but find Padme a bit off-putting? Then how about Amidala? If you choose this name for your little one, you get points on a number of fronts.
First of all, there is the obvious Star Wars connection, and again, like some of the other names that made the list, those who have just a passing knowledge of the franchise will have no idea of the connection while real fans will get it straight away.
On top of that you are tapping into the recent trend for using surnames as last names, and yes I know this is not a genuine surname outside of the Star Wars universe but I don’t care. Sue me.
Finally, you get to have one of those posh English girl sounding names that are popular at the moment like Emily, Emma, and Emilia without following the herd and lumbering your little one with a name that four other kids in her class at school will have.
All of this plus the fact that it is exotic sounding while still sounding ordinary at the same time makes Amidala an all-around winner in my book. And just think of the cool points she’ll score at Star Wars conventions in the future.
"War. It's all you've ever known, isn't it? You were so young when you survived the Clone War. No wonder you are as equipped in spirit to fight as well as you do. War is in your blood...You were forged by it." ―Grand Admiral Thrawn, to Hera
Hera Syndulla grew up hiding underground with her mother while her father fought in the resistance during the Clone Wars. Spending her days and nights looking upwards towards the sky, Hera decided she would become a pilot and eventually achieved her goal.
There follows a long and complicated story arc for Hera, and she also appears in several offshoots, including a LEGO Star Wars Rebels Movie Short.
Behind The Name says of Hera: “Uncertain meaning, possibly from either Greek ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior"; ‘ωρα (hora) "a period of time "; or ‘αιρεω (haireo) "to be chosen." In Greek mythology, Hera was the queen of the gods, the sister, and wife of Zeus. She presided over marriage and childbirth.”
Hera was said to be exceptionally jealous and was known to exact a terrible revenge on the women her husband slept with, whether they knew he was married or not. She is also said to be the feminine equivalent of Hercules in Roman mythology and the French male name, Hercule.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the legendary Jedi who mentored both Luke Skywalker and his father, Anakin who would go on to become Darth Vader.
Still reasonably popular in the U.K., there were just 12 American baby boys named Obi in 2014 and the name is a Western African one meaning Heart in the language of the Igbo people of Nigeria. As Obi was already out there before Star Wars, I think we should take it up a notch from Obi and start a trend naming kids Kenobi.
It would not be the first time a name had been made up for Star Wars that then took off among Star Wars fans as well as the broader population.
According to A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, Annakin is a surname from Yorkshire, England, which goes back to the Norman French name Anketin, itself a form of the Old Norse name Askell or Asketill, "divine cauldron."
In our post Star Wars era the, name Anakin has become popular, even with people who have no interest in the movies, so why not bring the world an entire fleet of Kenobi’s? It is a much braver choice than Ben, a more original choice than Obi and will guarantee your little one will grow up knowing exactly who his or her parents were.
The Star Wars Wiki tells us that: “Luminara Unduli was born on the planet Mirial, a cold, dry, and despondent world oppressed by the Trade Federation. Detected to be Force-sensitive, Unduli was taken into the Jedi Order at a young age, and so lived through little of the misery known to most Mirialans.”
It also says of her personality: “Luminara Unduli was calm and patient, and her former Padawan, Barriss Offee, noted that she was a skilled teacher. Master Unduli sometimes scolded people but rarely actually lost her temper with them and she was confident in her abilities.”
To my mind, this makes Luminara, a perfect name for your daughter if you feel her destiny is to be a Jedi.
If you are surrounded by naysayers, who decry your love of Star Wars and think you are mad for giving your child such a name then just ignore them. If you cannot ignore them and feel that you need to tone the Star Wars thing down a little bit to stop them moaning tell them it is actually a name from Finland. It’s not of course, but according to Behind the Name there is a Finnish name Lumianna which it says is a “Combination of Finnish Lumi, which means "snow," and Anna. The name was first used in the 1990's.”
Granddaughter of Leia and Han Solo, daughter os Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and Jedi Knight Tenel Ka Chume'Ta Djo, niece of the Jedi Master Jaina Solo, few have the Jedi pedigree through their bloodline of Allana Djo Solo.
Allana was expected to ascend to the Hapan throne in succession to her mother and was reported to have been killed in an attempt to kill off her bloodline but in reality she was was placed by Tenel Ka in the custody of her grandparents who officially adopted her, after her mother received a warning through the Force from Jacen to protect their daughter.
Allana lived under the new name Amelia Solo, and Tenel Ka hoped that the arrangement would keep Allana safe while allowing her to learn the ways of the Jedi.
Visions abound of Allana on the throne.
"Destiny has but one throne, and if the Jedi queen claims it, the Sith cannot."
―Sarasu Taalon, to Luke Skywalker, after seeing Allana seated on the Throne of Balance
The only downside to naming your daughter Allana is that it is the female version of Alan, one of the ugliest names in existence. The name is known to be very old, but the meaning has been lost to history.
You will also be condemning your daughter to be called Allana the banana throughout her school days.
Poe Dameron grew up barely seeing his parents, so I don’t know if that is a very good example, but you don’t, of course, have to abandon your child in order to love and use this name. His parents told him:
"People were hurting. People were suffering. Your father and I couldn't sit and do nothing."―Shara Bey, to Poe Dameron, about her military service.
Dameron is, in my opinion, a much better choice than Poe, but that may be because I have had five children, four of whom loved the Teletubbies and when I hear the name Poe I no longer think of Edgar Allan Poe, I think of Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po. And yes, I know it’s not spelled the same, but it is still the name of a bouncy red children's character with a TV in its belly.
After plenty an inordinate amount of time searching the internet, I couldn’t find any instance of anyone being called Dameron, so you are likely to be a trend setting if you choose this one.
As always, a word of caution. Naming your child Dameron you might find yourself constantly correcting people who think you said, Cameron. This will no do bout become quite annoying after a while, but it is just as likely to occur with a more pedestrian name that has a sound alike.
Maz Kanata may not have been a Jedi, but she was a force-sensitive woman. Born over a millennium before the war between the First Order and the Resistance she lived in an ancient castle on the planet Takodana.
Known to the wider population as a bit of a "pirate queen" she allowed traveling smugglers to reside in her home as long as they honored her rules against anything to do with politics and war.
Kanata spent centuries traveling the galaxy, collecting antiques and trinkets which she kept inside the storehouses and vaults of her castle. Most notable among these items was the lightsaber made by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and used by his son, Luke.
Maz has a modern, funky sound to it, which is ironic considering the age of its original owner.
This is, in my opinion, a fabulous girls name for Star Wars fans and non Star Wars fans alike.
Short and sweet and with no discernable corruptions, except possibly Mazzy, choosing this name will ensure that your daughter stands out, but in a good way. Hopefully, she will also show the wisdom and strength of her character namesake, but there are no guarantees though that she will live for over a millennium, sorry.
Not sure if you are leaning towards the Dark Side or you want to be one of the good guys? Don’t want to assume you know what kind of person your child will be when they grow and don’t want to influence them? Maybe you have a third child and already have one on each side?
Whatever the reason, if you are undecided about which side your bread is buttered then you could name your little one Reven
At various times in the saga, Reven has been renowned as the Revanchist, honored as the Revan, reviled as Revan the Butcher, dreaded as the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Revan, and praised as the Prodigal Knight.
What more could you ask for in a name?
While there may be a fair number of male and female Devons out there, a search of the US Social Security database didn’t turn up any children who had been named Raven. It is another of those fabulous choices which speak to the Star Wars fans but will not be too peculiar when called out at the playground when your child is older.
Darth Malak summed him up perfectly when he said: "Savior, conqueror, hero, villain. You are all things, Revan… and yet you are nothing. In the end, you belong to neither the light nor the darkness.”
"I am Phasma, and I am the greatest warrior of Parnassos."―Phasma, to Brendol Hux
If you are looking to give your little fighter a Star Wars inspired name, then Phasma might be the name you are looking for. A perfectionist in all things Phasma was Captain of the First Order and as with any military professional who excels, she kept herself in peak physical shape. Routinely walking dozens of kilometers a day while she was on patrol on Starkiller Base, Phasma was also an expert in combat, particularly with all First Order small arms.
Like all great leaders, she would not sit back while her troops were in danger and would always fight alongside her stormtroopers instead of sitting back and allowing them to face a threat alone.
Full of self-confidence this giant of a woman, well she was 6 feet tall which is pretty big by female standards, knew all of the serial numbers of all of the stormtroopers under her command and prided herself on being a leader that her troops wanted to follow.
We will, of course, choose to ignore that she had no real loyalty to anyone, other than herself as that is not really the kind of attribute we want to see in our own children now is it?
If you name your child Kylo, you are in some danger of people thinking you have given your offspring the name Kyle, but if you can get past having to correct those who do not know the ways of the Force, then this is a much better choice than Ben.
I’m not surprised he changed his name, are you?
If you wanted to pinpoint one person who was the focal point for all things from both the dark and the light sides it would be the son of Leia and Han and he was the embodiment of the conflict burning away both inside a person and in the universe at large.
Convinced his parents thought he was disturbed Kylo saw his mother sending him away to train as a Jedi as an abandonment which only served to stoke his pain.
Having said all of that it doesn’t seem like a character after whom you would want to name your child, even if he did the right thing in the end, if you can take Kylo as a name and not a person you will be rewarded with a unique name that is short and sweet and will not embarrass your son when he is introducing himself when he is older
As a handmaiden for Queen Padmé Amidala, Sabé doubled as the queen's decoy, and frequently switched places with Padme for the queen's protection. Sabé carried out this role during the invasion, using it to trick the Federation into believing she was the queen. Serving as both a decoy in times of crisis and as a bodyguard to the queen, Sabe often willingly put herself in positions that were dangerous or even potentially deadly for her.
This limitless loyalty and the willingness to put her queen's safety before her own was demonstrated particularly clearly during the invasion of Naboo when she was unable to say a word or make a gesture without covert approval from Padme.
Some downsides to this name are that you might encounter many people, not in the know who will insist on pronouncing this name as SAYB, rhyming with Babe instead of the correct pronunciation of Sab-AY. You and your child will also have to put up with people asking “should that should be Sage?” but if you can get past that Sabe is both a pretty name for a baby and a smooth and sophisticated sounding name for a grown woman.
I’d say go for it, but then I named my youngest daughter after a character in the graphic novel “V for Vendetta” so you might not want to be taking advice from me.
References: starwars.wikia.com, behindthename.com, babynamewizard.com, thinkbabynames.com, ssa.gov.