40 Top Baby Names Inspired By the Best TV Characters of All Time

babyChoosing the perfect baby name is one of the toughest decisions new parents will make. There are so many choices -- almost too many. So some folks have turned to their favorite TV shows and characters for inspiration. Truth be told, I have an uncle who was such a huge fan of Dallas' J.R. Ewing, he actually named his son the same thing. Take a look at 40 other (and arguably more sane) name choices inspired by TV.

  1. Meadow, The Sopranos
  2. Vinnie, Welcome Back, Kotter
  3. Bart, The Simpsons
  4. Arya, Game of Thrones
  5. Tobias, Arrested Development
  6. Jordan, My So-Called Life
  7. Dexter, Dexter 
  8. Erica, as in All My Children vixen Erica Kane
  9. Jean-Luc, Star Trek the Next Generation
  10. Lafayette, True Blood
  11. Rose, Golden Girls
  12. Dana, X-Files
  13. Chandler, Friends
  14. Lucy, I Love Lucy
  15. Veronica, Veronica Mars
  16. Barney, How I Met Your Mother
  17. Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory
  18. Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
  19. Santana, Glee
  20. Dean, Supernatural
  21. Liz, 30 Rock
  22. Rory, Gilmore Girls
  23. Jack, 24
  24. Frasier, Cheers and Frasier
  25. Ally, Ally McBeal
  26. Carrie, Sex and the City
  27. Sydney, Alias
  28. Sam, Cheers
  29. Ari, Entourage
  30. Leslie, Parks and Recreation
  31. Hurley, Lost
  32. Pam, The Office
  33. Winnie, The Wonder Years
  34. Bree, Desperate Housewives
  35. Theo, Cosby Show
  36. Jess, New Girl
  37. Phil, Modern Family
  38. Brita, Community
  39. Alexis, Dynasty
  40. Don, Mad Men

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What other TV show character names do you like?


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