71 Nerdy And Geeky Baby Names For Boys And Girls

Gone are the days when nerds or geeks were considered uncool. Instead, these days nerdy and geeky aesthetics and fashion are in trend. So, if you wish to choose a geeky name for your child, we have compiled some geeky baby names for boys and girls to help you out. The names are inspired by nerdy characters from films, books, comics, mythology, and more. These characters have made being a nerd cool and quirky with their wit and brilliance. So, if you are giving birth soon or planning ahead, check out this list to find a suitable name for your child.

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Geeky And Nerdy Girl Names

1. Ada

Ada is the name of Lord Byron’s daughter, the first computer programmer who worked on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. This name was a favorite with the English people at the end of the 19th century. You can also consider it as an alternative to the popular name Ava.

2. Echo

If you are looking for an ‘o’ ending name for your daughter to let her stand out in a crowd, Echo will make a good pick. This distinctive name first featured in the “Daredevil” comics. She was a woman of several talents- a pianist, a ballerina, an athlete, a college professor and ,of course, an Avenger.

3. Fleur

This name is inspired by Fleur Delacour from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. Fleur is one of the participants of the Triwizard Tournament. But, she proves her bravery much later, in the Battle of Hogwarts.

4. Leela

Here’s another offbeat geeky girl name from the “Futurama” series. Leela was the captain of the Planet Express spaceship, who grew up believing herself to be the sole survivor of the alien race. And in “Doctor Who”, Leela was the companion of the Fourth Doctor. The name is a variant of Leila, which means ‘night beauty.’

5. Ruby

Ruby is a popular object-oriented scripting language. The name was taken from the birthstone of the colleague of its creator Yukihiro Matsumoto. And we have to say; Ruby is one of the sassiest gemstone baby names.

6. Rowena

The eccentric name Rowena has a vaguely Celtic and retro sound to it. It was the name of the heroine of the novel “Ivanhoe”, Sir Walter Scott’s novel. And, it has a “Harry Potter” reference too, which probably only die-hard fans will understand.

7. Natasha

Natasha is the real name of the Black Widow, who hid her ninja skills with a ballerina cover story. The individualistic name is also sleek and deadly, just like Natasha. And it’s one of those names that your child can grow. Even nicknames for Natasha are really cute.

8. Nichelle

Pay your tribute to Lieutenant Uhura by naming your baby girl after the actress who popularized the character. The courage and talent of Nichelle paved the way for greater diversity on the screen. And, as far as the “Star Trek” reference goes, Nichelle is particularly significant.

9. Veronica

This name will probably forever be associated with one of the lead girls from Archie Comics. And, it’s a pretty good name to bestow on your child. After all, Veronica is cute, smart and snarky, all the desirable qualities in a child. Veronica Mars is another notable bearer of this name.

10. Sabine

Sabine, a geeky baby girl name

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The gorgeous name Sabine comes from the “Star Wars” series. It’s the name of the Mandalorian human weapons expert during the reign of the Galactic Empire. This unconventional name has a lyrical ring, and will appeal to everyone who hears it.

11. Trillian

Trillian is the queen of the nerdy girls. The name sounds like ‘trillion’, and has become rather popular recently. Plus, it’s the name of the astrophysicists in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. And, who doesn’t love a lovely HGTTGG reference.

12. Leia

Our geek chic girl names list would be incomplete without including Leia. The name might be obscure, but is definitely timeless. In fact, the name made a jump between the years 2013 and 2014. The meaning of this name is ‘delicate’, but our brave princess was anything but delicate.

protip_icon Point to consider
When picking a famous character name, stick to a positive character because you do not want your child to grow up feeling bad about being named after a serial killer.

13. Persephone

If you are a mythology nerd, Persephone will make a lovely name for your little girl. It’s the name of Zeus’s daughter, the goddess of spring. This pleasant name with a lyrical aura also has associations with harvest and springtime.

14. Peggy

Here’s the most playful nerdy name in the list. Peggy Carter started out as Captain America’s love interest, but proved her mettle in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”. She even has her show in the kitty, called “Agent Carter”.

15. Sonya

Remember Sonya Blade, the Special Forces officer who kept her fighting spirit intact throughout the Mortal Kombat series.

16. Teyla

Adept at martial arts and technology, Teyla Emmagan from “Stargate Atlantis” prepared for life on Atlantis Earth.

17. Zelda

How can a baby not turn legendary when she is named after Shigeru Miyamoto’s most famous video game? It has a historical connection as well. Zelda Fitzgerald was one of the most famous American novelists. So, you’d be paying tribute to both literary and gaming legends with this one. Even the late Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the title of the princess from the “Legend of Zelda” series.

18. Coraline

Do you have a fondness for Tim Burton movies? Then you might want to use the creative name of its beloved lead character Coraline for your daughter. . And, if you love Neil Gaiman, this name has you covered as well.

19. Aurora

Aurora, a beautiful geeky baby name

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Whether you love the Disney princess of this name, or you are fond of astronomy, Aurora would make an excellent pick. It has a bit of imaginative essence and nerdy niceness to it.

20. Carmen

“Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?” Carmen is the protagonist from “Carmen Sandiego”, an American media franchise of educational computer games. The game follows the protagonist or the agent of the ACME Detective Agency and then thwarts the capture of the ringleader Carmen Sandiego.

21. Hera

Do you share a love for epic destinies? Then why not name your daughter Hera. Not only does the name have a mythological connection, but Hera is also the name of a famous character from the sci-fi series “Battlestar Galactica”.

22. Kaylee

This name is inspired by the whimsical character in one of the cult classic shows, “Firefly”. We have tweaked the spelling slightly to make it look unique.

23. Auri

Auri is one of the captivating characters from the book “The Wise Man’s Fear” by Patrick Rothfuss. It is a cool hipster name.

24. Keiko

This Japanese name is borne by one of the characters in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The meaning of this name is ‘happy child’.

25. Thalia

The name Thalia is inspired from the “Olympians” and “Percy Jackson” series. It’s the name of one of the Three Graces in Greek mythology.

26. Kara

In DC comics, Kara Zor-El is Supergirl. She was Kal-El aka Superman’s cousin and an inhabitant of the Argo City. And, in “Battlestar Galactica”, Kara Thrace aka Starbuck, was a member of Galactica’s crew. The moniker is the variation of the Italian name Cara, meaning ‘beloved.’

27. Adria

In Stargate SG-1, Adria was the name of the half-Ori and half-human children that Vala Mal Doran was forced to bear. There’s also a main belt asteroid named 143 Adria. This name is a feminine form of Adrian, which means ‘From Hadria.’

28. Daisy

Daisy is both feminine and nerdy. In “Agents of SHIELD”, the inhuman Jiaying is the daughter of Calvin Johnson. She was separated from her parents as an infant and went on to live with the Johnson’s family. In Pokémon, Daisy was the member of the Gym Leaders of Cerulean City and the older sister of Misty. And there’s a Daisy in the Super Mario Land as well. She was the Princess of Sarasaland.

29. Jemma

In Marvel’s “Agents of Shield”, Jemma was the name of the biochemist and a member of Phil Coulson’s team. She worked together with Leo Fitz, who sacrificed his life to save her. The name Jemma is the variant of Italian name Gemma, which means ‘precious stone.’

30. Primrose

In the “Hunger Games”, Primrose is the sister of Katniss Everdeen. She was selected as a tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. Primrose is an English word, meaning ‘first rose.’ In the year 2014, 42 babies were named Primrose in the United States. Even “The Lord of the Rings” star, Samwise Gange named his daughter Primrose.

31. Sora

In the “Stargate Atlantis” series, Sora Tyrus belonged to the Genii homeworld and served under Acastus Kolya. In “Kingdom Hearts” Sora is the name of the main protagonist teenage boy. This unisex Japanese name Sora means ‘sky’, but we think it would suit girls more. In the year 2014, Sora was given to 67 girls and 25 boys.

32. Ashildr

In “Doctor Who”, Ashildr is the daughter of Einar, a young woman living in the Viking village. She is renowned for her vivid imagination, which is perfect for Mire hologram technology. The name Ashildr is a variant of the Norse name Ashild, which means ‘god battle.’

33. Dione

Dione is the name of one of the moons of Saturn. Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovered it in 1684. Dione is also one of the main belts of the asteroid. J.C. Watson found it in 1868. The name Dione is derived from Greek mythology. She was a Titaness and the mother of Aphrodite. The meaning of Dione is ‘of Zeus’.

34. Tauriel

Tauriel was one of those “Hobbit” characters that did not appear in the book, but was added in the movie. Tauriel, the elf, was the captain of Thranduil’s guard. She fell in love with one of the dwarves in Thorin’s party. The name Turiel was created by J.R.R. Tolkien, which in the Elvish language means ‘forest maiden.’

35. Khaleesi

Khaleesi, a fierce girl name

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Who would not want her daughter to be named after the True Queen of the Andals and the Mother of Dragons?

Geeky And Nerdy Boy Names

1. Arthur

Arthur is the name of the perplexed protagonist of the movie “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. In the movie, he retains his British civility by drinking tea in the strangest of places.

2. Geordi

Who cannot love LeVar Burton’s character Geordi La Forge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s”? At least, we are not aware of any geek who does not love this character.

3. Jimmy

Protons, electrons, neutrons, we’re quite confident that the chemistry nerds out there will love the name, Jimmy.

4. Kent

We know that Kal-el is not one of the most usable names for a baby. But you can go with Kent; last name Superman inherited from his adopted parents, any given day.

4. Clark

The first name of Superman would also make a decent pick. This short name sounds strong and sharp, with a retro feeling. Think strong jaw line, think Clark.

protip_icon Quick tip
Picking a trendy geeky name is cool but ensure that the name is not too common lest you want your child to be one of the seven James in his class.

5. Alyx

Alyx, the name of the video game character is a nice spin of the traditional moniker Alex. The x and y in this name give the right amount of edge. And probably, no one can even guess that it’s named after a video game character.

6. Alistair

The name Alistair evokes the fanciness of the nobility and time gone by. If you’ve played the cutting-edge game “Dragon Age”, you’d be well aware who we are talking about. The name evokes the dweeb of a Templar with dialogue right out of the best of the Whedonverse.

7. Sheldon

Is there any guy more geeky or nerdy than Sheldon from the television series “Big Bang Theory”? No, there isn’t, and we’re saying this confidently to you.

8. Jace

The name comes from “Jace Bellarine of Magin: the Gathering”, the famous card name. It has telepathic abilities, a cool outfit and is brilliant. Jace is one of those names that has a sharp and commanding brevity.

9. Tyr

Tyr was the member of a humanoid splinter species on the A.I. ship Andromeda played by Keith Hamilton. You can use Tyr as a short form for Tyrion or use the name, Keith.

10. Anakin

It just wouldn’t be a geeky and nerd list without giving a “Star Wars” reference. The name Anakin has been increasing in popularity over the years. It jumped from the 1238th rank in 2013 to 957th in 2013. And, the latest “Star Wars” movie brought this name back into the public eye.

11. Ganon

Ganon, the short form of Ganondorf, is the bad man of the “Legend of Zelda” series. We think this innovative name is way better than naming your child Link in the age of technology. This name just 400 spots in popularity in the year 2014. Not super popular, but definitely a unique name.

12. Arnold

Want to pay homage to the best action movie series of this generation? Then name him Arnold.

13. Spike

Shinichiro Watanabe, the creator of “Cowboy Bebop”, started the set with just the image of Spike Spiegel in mind.

14. Harry

Harry, a popular geeky baby name

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We know how many nerds love “Harry Potter”. So, why not name your child after the most powerful wizard of all time? The name Harry will forever be associated with all things magical.

15. Ender

Technically, Ender is a short form for Andrew, but here, we’re referencing the epic humans versus alien battles that happen in Ender’s Game.

16. Desmond

The famous game “Assassin’s Creed is built around Desmond Miles. And it’s fair enough since he comes from a long line of assassins.

17. Dax

If you like funny comic actors more than the superheroes, go with Dax. Dax is the name of an alien from the “Star Trek” universe. This character lives inside the humanoid hosts.

18. Zack

Zack is inspired by Zack Fair, who became a sensation after his role in Final Fantasy VII.

19. Xander

Xander was the name of three stand-in for Joss Whedon on “Buffy”. He always remains a steady friend, no matter the circumstances.

20. Ronan

Ronan was the leader of the centaurs in the Battle of Hogwarts. The name would be a great pick for a Sagittarius.

21. Oliver

Want to name your child after a billionaire vigilante, but do not want to call him Bruce, then you can opt for Oliver aka Green Arrow. But, Bruce Wayne will forever be our favorite vigilante.

22. Hank

Talking about superheroes, Hank, the real name for Ant-Man would also make a great name. Your child will have pretty big shoes to fill.

23. Jamie

“Outlander,” the cult classic has one of our favorite leading guy, Jamie. So it makes absolute sense to select that geeky boy name.

24. Rory

Rory is one of our favorite names from “Doctor Who”. Guitarist Rory Gallagher was also a popular namesake.

25. Calvin

The name might be a little old-fashioned, but geeks do not think about fashionable and unfashionable things. Calvin is the name of one of our most favorite comic book characters from “Calvin and Hobbes” series.

26. Wesley

This name gives a quiet nod to the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. You can even add a ‘t’ to make it “Westley” after a character in “The Princess Bride”.

27. Willem

We got this name from the “Kingkiller Chronicle” by Patrick Rothfuss. Wil would make a nice short form of Willem.

28. Mars

Mars, a nerdy baby girl name

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The name of the fourth planet in our solar system could also make a potent moniker for your son. The name is taken from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars.

29. Hermes

In “The Martian”, Andy Weir’s science fiction novel, Hermes was the spaceship that transported humans between Mars and Earth. And in “Futurama”, Hermes Conrad was an accountant and bureaucrat at Planet Express. Hermes was the Greek god of boundaries and transitions. Hermes Birkin, the high-end bag brand is also another reference.

30. Kenobi

“Stars Wars” fanatic would be well acquainted with Kenobi. Obi adopted this name when he was a Jedi Knight. He went on to become a Jedi Master and served on the Jedi Council. You can shorten this name to Ken, making it a bit more wearable. Or use Kenobi as the middle name.

31. Galileo

We all know that Galileo Galilee was a scientist during the Renaissance period. His astronomical observation changed the way we view the universe. But what many don’t know is that a spacecraft was also named Galileo. The spacecraft arrived at Jupiter in 1995 and remained there until 2003.

32. Buran

Buran is the name of Russia’s space shuttle and the shuttle program that began in 1974 and ended in 1993. The shuttle was destroyed in 2002 when the facility in it collapsed. The name Buran comes from the Russian word for a snowstorm. Quite an unpopular name as per the SSA’s name database, but could be considered if you go by our opinion.

33. Kelvin

Did you know that Kelvin is the unit of measurement for temperature? It was named after William Lord Kelvin, the Scottish physicist. He wrote about the need for an absolute thermometric scale. The name Kelvin is an English name, which means ‘friend of ships’. We think that just K would make a great nickname as the symbol of temperature unit.

34. Finnick

In “Hunger Games” Finnick Odair paid tribute to District 4 in the 65th Hunger Games. He was the youngest winner of the “Hunger Games” at the age of 14 and later became a part of the 3rd Quarter Well. The name was invented by the author, Suzanne Collins. It is derived from the Gaelic name Finn, which means ‘fair’.

35. Jorah

“Game of Thrones” is the current favorite series with the nerds. He was a knight from House Mormont in Westeros who fled the region to avoid execution and became a mercenary for the Targaryens. The name Jorah is a variant of the name Yarikh, a moon god in the Canaanite religion.

36. Peeta

Here’s one of the most unique names for your baby boy. Peeta Mellark is one of the characters in “The Hunger Games” franchise. Being the owner of a bakery, Peeta is a talented cake decorator and baker. The name is probably derived from the name ‘pita’, as Peeta himself came from the family of bakers.

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any unique names for a baby boy inspired by Lord of the Rings?

Some unique names for a baby boy inspired by “Lord of the Rings” are Frodo, Legolas, Boromir, Arwen, Bilbo, Pippin, and Galadriel.

2. What is the most popular baby name inspired by Harry Potter?

Some of the most popular baby names inspired by Harry Potter are Harry, Ron, Tom, Hagrid, Charles, Draco, Bill, Dean, James, Freddie, and George.

3. Is there a baby name inspired by Doctor Who that is both unique and meaningful?

Some baby names inspired by “Doctor Who” are Alistair (defend oneself positionally), Gordon (great fortress), Gallifrey (harmony), and Ian (God is gracious).

4. Are there any baby names inspired by classic video games?

Some baby names inspired by classic video games are Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Lara, Ryu, Miles, Sora, Aeris, Rayden, and Cecil.

Unlike the olden days, having a nerdy look and a geeky name is a new trend. If you are on the lookout for such names for your little one, this list of geeky baby names for boys and girls is worth checking out. Some of these names are inspired by famous characters in movies and television series. Short and sweet girl baby names, such as Ada, Sonya, and Sora, are some great options for your little princess. On the other hand, for boys, you may choose from various popular geeky names, including Harry, Kelvin, and Jamie.

Infographic: Sweet But Geeky Names For Your Baby

You may have encountered adjectives like “geeky” or “nerdy,” usually given to fanatics and bookish people. If you resonate with the name, consider giving your baby a name that expresses geekiness. The infographic below includes some name suggestions you will love if you’re geeky. Keep reading!

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