Picking out a baby name is a huge deal, and parents take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, in order to come up with the perfect one. It could be a name that has been passed down within a family. It may be a random name that they heard and loved. It could come from a certain person, either from real life or, say, a TV show or video game.
Yes, that is right… Video games exist to provide hours of entertainment, but they can also give us unique names for babies! The 10 below are all inspired by and based on video games and their characters, and they really are amazing options. Plus, just think of the incredible nursery designs that could then be used, with names like these!
The Mass Effect series started back in 2007, and the original story focused on a character named Commander Shepard. He was a soldier who was fighting to save the galaxy from the Reapers.
This third-person shooter game series is certainly a popular one, and this name is a great way to show off an interest in it all. Shepard is a strong and solid choice, and it can even be shortened to Shep, which is a really fun nickname.
Some of the most well-known video games out there center around Mario, and Princess Daisy is a character from his universe is. She is from the kingdom of Sarasaland, she is often seen alongside Peach, and she was even seen in the live-action film from 1993, Super Mario Bros.
It's assumed that Luigi is romantically interested and/or involved with Daisy, which would mean that Waluigi may have a thing for her, too. They have good taste, because this is a sweet and feminine name, with just a hint of geekiness to it.
One of the most successful games ever is World of Warcraft, which is a multiplayer online role-playing game that came out in 2004. Within this fictional universe, there are trolls. dwarves, gnomes and such, but there was also a character named Varian Wrynn. He was the King of Stormwind and the High King of the Grand Alliance, and he mysteriously disappeared.
The name Wrynn is another one that is original, that has a strength to it, that has a sort of modern flair to it and this is inspired by a video game.
The Legend of Zelda has been around since 1986, meaning that many games have shown off a main character from this world: Princess Zelda. She is a member of the royal family of Hyrule, and though she sometimes needs Link to save her, she is a fierce chick all on her own!
Zelda is a cool name. It is not heard a lot (but it is out there, as the late and great Robin Williams named his daughter this). And when fellow fans hear it, they are bound to pay some compliments.
The Final Fantasy games are some more that are wildly popular, and a character name that stands out from these would be Barret Wallace; he is from Final Fantasy VII, which was released in 1997, and he led a group called AVALANCHE.
Like the other male suggestions on this list, Barret is a name that is full of power, and it is another distinct one that not everyone will have. Some fans of this game may just recognize it, though!
Another female from Mario’s games is Rosalina. She was first seen in Super Mario Galaxy, with a story centered around the Comet Observatory, stars, cosmos and space. That being said, this could be a good option for those who like video games and the galaxy!
Rosalina may not be as popular as Peach or even Daisy (the other female protagonists from this franchise), but she is an important character, and she has a pretty and powerful name that any baby girl would be lucky to carry.
From the Red Dead Redemption series, parents can take the name Micah Bell; he was actually the main antagonist of Red Dead Redemption 2, and his name came up in Red Dead Online, but that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that Micah is another great option!
This exciting game is set in 1899, and it is full of outlaws in the Wild West. Even those who are not fans of the game may still want to consider this special suggestion, though. It would even sound good with Bell as a middle name.
An additional choice that is also from Red Dead Redemption 2 is Kieran Duffy; Kieran may be called a gentle buffoon in this game, but it could be worse!
Once again, though, the actual character is not as important as the awesome name. The best part about Kieran is that it could work for a baby boy or a baby girl. Just look at actor Kieran Culkin and/or actress Kiernan Shipka.
In 2013, The Last of Us became available, and many players instantly fell in love. The main character from this video game is Joel, a smuggler who is taking a teenage girl on a trip across the country and in a post-apocalyptic setting.
The teen girl’s name is Ellie, and this is such a beautiful name for a girl. It could be short for Eleanor, which has a refined ring to it, or it could stand on its own, as an ode to a celebrated story.
Last but not least, there is a name that comes from the title of a bunch of games, which comes from a real man: Madden.
John Madden used to coach football, then he became a sportscaster, and since 1988, he has been the face of the Madden NFL video game series. Whether someone is a die-hard football fan or just into one-of-a-kind names, this is certainly another one to keep in mind.