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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lalab... lalaboosh

I want a Lorelei one day, I might call her Rory. I named my son Fox after Mulder on The X Files. :)

mrsmu... mrsmusson91

My daughters name is Lily from the munsters...or how I met your mother.

SaphireH SaphireH

I have an Edward/Eddie like in the munsters, he was also named for his great grandpa's middle name. When he's a terror i called him Eddie munster

Monoc... Monochromewillo

@lalaboosh my son's middle name is Fox after Fox Mulder! We are two kinds of the same awesome.

As for the article, I can think of a lot nicer names from Buffy. Willow is a personal favorite.

lalab... lalaboosh

Lol, my husband wasn't down with Mulder. :p

I like Cordelia, and of course the actress herself has a great, name: Charisma.

Renee Westervelt Dryden

My daughter's middle name is Kahlan from the books that the show Legend of the Seeker is based off of.. Her first name is Lydian which is a musical scale mode..


Toni Riley

my son's name is Michael Angelo.. ninja turtle inspired. =)

Holly Ezara Morton

my daughter is named after Gabrielle from desperate housewives

lovel... lovelikethis721

Im 95% sure Im expecting #2 and if I have a boy he'll be Darryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)

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