33 Brand New Out-of-this-World Baby Names

May 14th 2018

Nothing symbolizes today's unbounded baby name style like names that are literally out of this world. Parents are looking for something new and striking, and more and more of them are willing to reach beyond our earthbound reality to find it.

This year, dozens of names from the heavens and imagined worlds entered the land of baby names. Each of the names below just appeared in the U.S. name stats for the first time ever. That means each was given to at least five American girls or boys born last year.


Eleven and Friends of Stranger Things. Image: netflix.com

GIRLS

Eleven — A girl with psychokinetic powers in the tv series Stranger Things

Quinzel — Dr. Harleen Quinzel, the alter ego of D.C. Comics evildoer Harley Quinn

Rwby — The series RWBY, pronounced "ruby," which takes its name from the initials of its four main characters (and their colors red, white, black and yellow)

Scylla — One of a pair of monsters who menaced a narrow strait in Greek mythology

Eclipse — A real-world celestial event, the Great American Eclipse swept the country in August

Xayah — A rebel in the game League of Legends

Luminara — A Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe

Skadi — A skiing mountain goddess in Norse mythology

Lunafreya — A protagonist of the video game Final Fantasy XV

Jyn — Alliance fighter Jyn Erso of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Xenovia — A student and holy sword wielder in the anime series High School DxD

Maze — Nickname of Mazikeen, a beautiful demon on the tv series Lucifer

Cersei —The scheming queen Cersei Lannister of Game of Thrones

 

BOYS

Amun-Ra — Chief deity of the Egyptian Empire

Lupin — Harry Potter's Professor Remus Lupin (from the word lupine, "wolflike")

Aerys — The Mad King Aerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones

Vision — Marvel superhero, a synthetic human with multiple powers

Noctis — A protagonist of the video game Final Fantasy XV

Bender — A robot in the animated series Futurama

Meliodas — The father of Tristan in Arthurian legend...and more relevantly for current baby names, one of the "Seven Deadly Sins" of anime and manga

Enlil — Ancient Mesopotamian air and storm god; like many ancient deity names, it also pops up in games and comics

Corvo — A character in the video game Dishonored (from the Italian/Portuguese for "crow")

Khepri — The ancient Egyptian creation god

Kubo — Stop-motion fantasy film Kubo and the Two Strings

Leoric — Skeleton king of the Diablo video games

Cygnus — A constellation, "the swan"

Elysian — The Elysian Fields were the paradise of heroes in Greek mythology

Lorian — Fighter in the video game Dark Souls III

Khepri — The ancient Egyptian creation god

Aether — A Greek primordial deity and classical element that frequently occurs as a fantasy concept/substance

Benjen — Ranger Benjen Stark of Game of thrones

Ekko — A League of Legends character, "the boy who shattered time"

D'Leh — Mammoth hunter from the film 10,000 B.C.

Tolkien — Writer J. R. R. Tolkien was a mere earthling, but he's the spiritual father of generations of fantasy worlds

 


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