Film, television characters and celebrity baby names were inspirational to the parents of the 20th and 21st century. But about gen-next parents, who are not much into movies and televisions, and spend their free time on video games? Their idea of a name would be way wilder than the parents of today.
Video games have such a profound effect on our culture that they have even inspired baby names. And here, you can give wings to your video game-name dreams. Because, MomJunction has compiled some video game baby names for you.
Video Game Baby Names For Girls:
Kairi is one of the female characters from the “Kingdom of Hearts” video game series. She is one of the seven maidens whose hearts holds just pure light, no darkness. The players need Kairi to open the final Keyhole to the Kingdom Hearts. The meaning of Kairi is ‘sea’.
Lara is the sultry siren from the “Tomb Raider”. She is an intelligent, beautiful and athletic English archeologist-adventurer who ventures into ancient and dangerous ruins of the world. The meaning of Lara is ‘citadel’.
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Midna is the Twilight Princess from the video game “The Legend of Zelda”. She is a brazen imp who speaks weird, gibberish language, which actually is scrambled English and Japanese words. Her desperation and dedication to saving the world make a memorable character from the Zelda series.
Rayne is a the heroine of BloodRayne, a series of adventure-action video games. Rayna is a variant of Rayna, which means ‘song of the Lord.’ Rayna James from the hit television show “Nashville” is another popular namesake.
Aoi Umenokoji is one of the characters appearing in “Virtua Fighter 3”. She is the arch enemy of Aiki-Ju-Jutsu. The name Aoi, meaning ‘bluish,’ is very popular in Japan. The pronunciation can be a put off for some parents.
Epona is Link’s horse from the video game, “The Legend of Zelda”. The name Epona belongs to the Celtic goddess of horses. It makes so much sense now, isn’t it?
Cute and lovely Saria is the Sage of the Forest from the “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”. Saria is one of our personal favorites. And we’re sure it will be way better and more interesting than any of your friends and relatives can come up with.
Alyx is one of the characters from the “Half-Life 2” game. The y and x in this name are giving it the right amount of edge. In fact, Alyx sounds such a real name that no one can even guess that it’s inspired by a video game character. Most of the people will consider it a variation of Alex.
Anya (Call of Duty) would make a viable choice for your son. This moniker is an exotic Russian version of Anne. You’ll mostly hear this name in Poland, Russia, and Sweden.
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Princess Daisy of Sarasaland is one of the major characters of “Super Mario Land”. This fresh and energetic name is one of the most popular floral names. And it has a rich history as well.
Stunning Bayonetta from “Bayonetta” video game stands out by killing both angels and demons alike is a risqué and bombastic fashion. The martial arts expertise, lovely accent, unique style, and sense of humor made her one of the most loved characters in the history of video games.
How can the baby not be legendary when you name after the most famous Shigeru Miyamoto’s video games.
Wynne from “Dragon Age” is one of the rare examples of a lady who’s neither a helpless grandmother or a scary old crone. She’s an all knowing and caring old woman who refuses to sit idle while the world crumbles in front of her.
Jade is the lead of “Beyond Good and Evil” video game. As an inquisitive photojournalist, Jade is a brave and competent character driven by the desire to help people around her. You can say that Jade is one of those video game characters that look like women, but act like men.
Ada Wong from the “Resident Evil” video game series, is a mysterious spy working for an unknown company. She appears at random points throughout the adventure, helping the lead characters. We love her sarcastic comments at the expense of the other slow characters.
Bonnie MacFarlane from “Red Dead Redemption” is a rancher who tries to hold together her family business in a patriarchal environment. This tough, but caring character helps the protagonist John on more than one occasion.
Tetra is the leader of the gang of pirates from the “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker”. Despite her young age, she demands respect, and even gets it. Several theories revolve around the inspiration behind her name. Some say that is referred to Terra, the Latin word for land while others allude it to the fish of the same name.
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Cass is the tough chic from “Fallout” video game series. She loves doing what she wants, and that speaks for her hatred of the slave owners and people who attempt to snatch her freedom.
Red from “Transistor” is a young singer trapped in the rotting digital world. She cannot speak, so the players experience the game through a mysterious transistor acting as a guide and narrator. She even puts her own safety at risk to help others.
Aveline Light from “Assassin Creed 3” is an enthusiastic protagonist motivated by the injustice of slavery. She tracks the Templars across America by changing her appearance, thereby altering how others treat her. She’s also Connor’s love interest.
Ellie is a stubborn teenage girl from “The Last of Us” who fluctuates between adult decisions and childish humor. She is seen throughout the video game through the eyes of Joel, her father figure who begins to fall in love over time.
Clementine, a young girl from “The Walking Dead,” is notable for the vast number of survivors she managed to outlive. At first, Clementine appears as a daughter figure in need of protection, but as the game proceeds, she learns how to use guns, how to stitch up wounds and how to deal with the dead.
Vella Tartine from the “Broken Age” was selected as a human sacrifice to save her town from a monster. The other protagonists of the game give her the only sense in a world filled with fools. Her incredible patience and resilience are noteworthy.
Video Game Names For Boys:
Cortez is the protagonist of the “Timesplitters” series. He is a time-traveler and witty character. Cortex is Spanish surname and means ‘courteous’.
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Miles, from “Sonic the Hedgehog’ can also make a good pick for your child. Miles is the English form of Milo and means ‘soldier or merciful.’
Captain Jacob Keyes is the brilliant tactician from ‘Halo’. Jacob has shown himself capable, intelligent and strong in the face of disaster. He’s kind of awesome, and so is this classic name.
The protagonist of “Jace Bellarine of Magic: the Gathering” has a cool outfit, telepathic powers and is brilliant. The moniker sounds sharp, with commanding brevity. No one will ever know that your child is named after a card name. And it’s also the character name from the “League of Legends”.
Majora is the antagonist of the part, “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”. Majora may be an antagonist, but he sure has an awesome name. Kids in the preschool would think twice before messing up with your child.
Yes, we know that Dante was an Italian poet who wrote some of the most popular literary works, but he’s not the sole famous bearer of this name. Dante is also the name of the one-liner loving, demon hunting, and ridiculous character from “Devil May Cry”. Now it’s up to you to decide who you think would make a better namesake.
Chandra Nalaar is a character from “Magic: the Gathering’s”. The hot-headed Planeswalker Chandra is known for being impulsive and short tempered. While the character in this video game is female, the name Chandra is used mostly for boys, especially in India. The meaning of Chandra is ‘moon’.
Ryu is the face of one of the longest running video game series, “Street Fighter”. He has made appearances in almost every main game and spin-offs. “Hadouken,” his signature move has become as iconic as the character himself. And could there be anything better than naming your child after a martial arts master?
The name Raiden has a double reference. It’s the name of the protector of earth and the thunder god in the “Mortal Kombat” series. The name is inspired by the Japanese thunder god, Raijin. Besides, Raiden is the name of a ninja from the “Metal Gear Solid” series. So either way, you won’t go wrong.
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Layton is a cute character known for using his intellect for solving mysteries that even stump Sherlock Holmes. Some kids even consider him as a great role model. And we love his rocking top hat.
Cecil is quite a standard and straightforward name, but the protagonist from the “Final Fantasy 4” of the same name is not. He is known for undergoing a complete transformation from a Dark Knight to a Paladin for defeating evil.
Tidus is the protagonist of “Final Fantasy 10”. He’s known for his grating laughter and Blitzball and sword fighting skills.
The Imp from “Game of Thrones” made his entry into the digital world with the video game based on this famous fantasy series. The inspiration may not be very flattering, but the same surely is.
Geralt is the central character from “The Witcher” series. Throughout the games, this human Witcher battles with more human-type monsters than the fantasy types.
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How can the list be complete without mentioning Mario? This Italian-American plumber has been Nintendo’s mascot since the year 1983. This most recognizable video game character has now become a household name, all thanks to the several generations of gamers grew up playing this game.
Gordon Freeman is the mysterious and silent protagonist of the “Half-Life”, one of the greatest single-player shooters ever made. This theoretical physicist transforms himself a baddie to save the world after being involved in an experiment that opens the portal, letting monsters spill through.
This one would make a chic name for your son. “Sonic, the Hedgehog” is a wildly popular two-dimensional video name revolving around the titular character who visits the unknown lands to collect the golden rings while avoiding obstacles.
Thane is one of the most interesting characters in the “Mass Effect” universe. This dying assassin is the best vigilante in the galaxy. He’s extremely intelligent and spiritual, making him one of the most interesting characters in the video game.
Aiden is the deuteragonist of “Beyond: Two Souls” and the deceased brother of Jodie Holmes. The name Aiden has seen spectacular success. It even cracked into the Top 10 in 2010 and remained until 2013. Or you can keep the spelling Ayden for a modern touch.
Marcus Fenix is the strongest, grungiest and even the happiest of all the Marines. He first appeared in “Gears of Wars”. This commonplace Roman name means ‘warlike.’
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Leon is one of the two playable characters in “Resident Evil 2”. His debut saw him stumbling across the Racoon City and battling an army of brain-hungry ghouls, which is not a bad start for a rookie cop. Leon is the Greek version of Leo and means ‘lion.’
Kane is one of the most famous video game characters of all time. He is invincible, does not age and turns up time and again to be even more despicably evil. This name has multiple meaning. In Welsh, it means ‘beautiful,’ in Hawaiian; it means ‘man of the Eastern sky’ and in Japanese, it means ‘golden.’
So these were our favorite video game baby names. Which one do you like the most? Share your pick with us in the comment section below!
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