Top 15 Twilight-Inspired Baby Names

The love triangle between Edward, Jacob and Bella from the immensely popular book, and more recently movie series, ‘Twilight’ became an overnight sensation and had many fans all over the globe.

The influence that the film and book has exerted is phenomenal. In fact, the Twilight craze was so pervasive that Isabella and Jacob were the most popular names for the year 2009. Keeping with the trend, we have compiled the best werewolf and vampire baby names inspired by Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. Have a look at our pick below!

15 Best Twilight Baby Names:

1. Edward:

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Robert Pattinson became the heartthrob of millions of girls after his appearance as the vampire Edward in the Twilight series. Meaning ‘wealthy guardian’, Edward was quite a fitting name for the character who always hovers over Bella. This old-fashioned name has been steadily making a resurgence in popularity with traditional parents.

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2. Bella:

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Bella is the name of the primary lead of the novel. She was a young, awkward and accident-prone girl who falls in love with a vampire and the craziness ensues. Bella was not even in the top 200-baby girl name list. But now, it is on the 58th spot, beating famous names like Maddox and Miley. Alternatively, you can go for Isabella (her given name), which means ‘beautiful.’ Isabella is still a favorite among the parents.

3. Cullen:

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Cullen, the last name of Bella’s husband, means ‘handsome.’ In the series, the Cullens, which also include Alice, Jasper, Esme, Carlisle and Emmet form a coven or family, and stay in the woods, all by themselves. Thanks to the Twilight effect, Cullen jumped 300 spots in the baby name ranking and is currently on the list of top 500 names for the baby boys.

4. Esme:

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Meaning ‘beloved,’ Esme is a suitable moniker for Edward’s caring and charming adoptive mother. She also plays the role of the peacemaker in the group. Related to the French name Aimee, Esme was originally a male name exported from France to Scotland via the royal family. This distinctive, sophisticated and charming name has been gaining quite a steam these days.

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5. Carlisle:

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Carlisle is the head of the Cullen family. He works as a doctor in the society and is well respected in the community. He created his small family by saving the lives of Esme, Rosalie, Emmet and Edward and turning them into vampires. When the first book of Twilight released, this name was nowhere in the US baby boy name list. But it is now starting to pop up in the charts.

6. Rosalie:

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Rosalie is another name that experienced a resurgence following the release of Twilight. It is the name of one of Edward’s adoptive sisters and it means ‘white rose.’ Rosalie had the hardest time accepting Bella as Edward’s girlfriend and the member of her family. Renowned for her beauty, Rosalie enjoys admiring herself in the mirror and fixing cars.

7. Jasper:

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Jasper is the name of the newest member of the Cullen family and Edward’s adoptive brother. Initially, Jasper had problems adjusting to the Cullen’s non-human eating habits, but later, he becomes accustomed to it. Jasper has a unique ability to control the emotions of people around him but struggles to control his thirst for human blood around Bella. Meaning ‘spotted stone,’ the name Jasper is quickly popularizing itself. It was the 330th most popular name for baby boys in the United States.

8. Alice:

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Alice is the name of Bella’s future-seeing best friend and Edward’s adoptive sister. Sweet and strong, Alice means ‘noble’, and got a huge push up the names chart because of Alice Cullen. And, even we think it’s more feminine and dainty than most of the classic girls’ names.

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9. Jacob:

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Jacob has become a very popular name in the past few years, thanks to the handsome werewolf from the Twilight series. The character Jacob was a Native American and a member of the tribe living in the same areas as Belle. Stephanie Meyer did a good job in selecting Jacob (meaning to take off) to represent a body which turns into a wolf to kill the vampires.

10. Renesmee:

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Renesmee is the offspring of human Bella and vampire Edward. Bella combined both her grandmother’s name, Esme (Edward’s mother) and Renee (Bella’s mom) to come up with this unusual Renesmee. Renesmee has a unique ability to show people what she has seen. She can also let everyone read her mind.

11. Sam:

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Sam is the werewolf and the leader of the La Push Pack of wolves. He is not the rightful leader of the pack but had to assume the leadership for being the first human to have phased. Sam helps Jacob track Bella down in the woods where she stays after Edward leaves her.

12. Laurent:

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Laurent is the name of the vampire who is not a part of the Cullen family. He gets into the good books of the Cullens by warning them of James’ tracking abilities. After spending some time with the Cullen, he returns to Forks and attempts to kill Bella, only to be finished off by the wolves. The French name Laurent may not be super popular in American countries, but is quite famous in Belgium.

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13. Aro:

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If you want a short and straightforward Twilight inspired name for your son, go for Aro. Aro is the name of the vampire and the head of the Volturi or the Vampire royalty. Aro has the unique ability to see everything that a person thinks and see all their memories just by touching them.

14. Victoria:

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Victoria is the vampire who seeks revenge on the Cullen family after her mate, James, is killed by Edward. She tried to kill Bella by creating an army of newborn vampires. Victoria also knows the safest place to escape. She is a beautiful girl, with flowing red hair and so, is her name.

15. Emmett:

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Emmett is another vampire from the Cullen family. He may appear a bit intimidating, but in reality, Emmett is a softie. This sincere, honest, creative, and laid-back, name is on the rise as the male variant of Emma and Emily. After the release of Twilight, Emmett skyrocketed 200 spots.

So who is your most favorite character from “Twilight”? Would you name your child after your favorite Twilight character? Tell us by commenting below!

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Arshi Ahmed

Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. She specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child. Arshi understands how important it is for a parent to find the right name because the name gives the baby an... more