16 Badass Baby Girl Names Inspired by Superheroines

Tanvier Peart | Apr 25, 2016 Pregnancy
16 Badass Baby Girl Names Inspired by Superheroines
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Expecting a baby girl and want a name that sounds strong? If so, look for a baby name to crown a little girl that's daring. Heck, one just might find a little inspiration in the form of a superhero. (No, for real!) We tend to think that superhero names are only for boys, but there are plenty of ladies who are actively in the hero-ing business as well. And they make great inspiration for baby names!

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Let's face it -- superheroes are taking over the big screen, our televisions, and everywhere in between. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Storm, Ms. Marvel, and finally to Wonder Woman, these super ladies are having a super moment. And why shouldn't they be? Strong female characters are not only our future, but our present -- and there is no better way to show the strength and power of being female than through big, adventurous stories where a woman rises to a challenge. One could try to run from this trend, but no one can really hide from their influence -- so why not embrace a few of these popular characters?

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Here's a look at some cute baby girl names inspired by popular superheroes who totally kick ass.


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  • Raven


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    Even though she rolls with Magneto, Mystique wasn't always a villain. In the X-Men movies, the shape-shifter was a close friend of Professor X, leader of X-Men, and fought for mutant justice. Whether you're interested in Raven Darkhölme's backstory or not, "Raven" is a kick-butt name for your baby girl.

  • Kara


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    You don't have to be a fan of the show Supergirl to know Kara Zor-El's cousin is Clark Kent (aka Superman). The name "Kara" means "beloved" in Italian, which is pretty perfect for your future superhero.

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  • Natalia/Natasha


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    Fans of the Avengers films have seen firsthand how actress Scarlett Johansson kicks butt as Black Widow. But, did you know that her character's full name is Natalia "Natasha" Alianovna Romanova? (Maybe, if you read the comics.) Talk about double baby name score! Both "Natalia" and "Natasha" are wonderful choices.

  • Selina


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    Meow. Even if you're a fan of the Bat (that's Batman), that doesn't mean there's no room in your heart for Selina Kyle -- whom many know as Catwoman. Don't piss off this kitty.

  • Kamala


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    There's so much to love about Ms. Marvel. Not only is Kamala Khan the first Muslim superhero to grace the Marvel world, but she's also a teenage Pakistani American girl, who inspires so many teens in so many ways. When thinking about a baby name for your daughter, think about "Kamala."

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  • Scarlet


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    Just because someone might start off a little bad doesn't mean there can't be any redemption. "Scarlet" Witch is a part of the Avengers  -- she possesses the power to manipulate and harness the power of mystic energies. Sounds pretty badass, right?

  • Jubilee


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    Aww, who didn't love seeing Jubilee in the beloved '90s animated series X-Men? Set to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse, Jubilation Lee -- or just "Jubilee" -- is a pretty adorable name choice for your baby girl.

  • Summer


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    Who said "girl" names need to be inspired by women? Should you happen to enjoy the hottest season of the year -- or the X-Men character Scott Summers -- you might want to consider the name "Summer" for your daughter. It's a sweet choice that can bring the heat if and when necessary.

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  • Katana


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    Member of the Outsiders and the Justice League, "Katana" is a powerful force who's not afraid to wield a sword. She's a trained martial artist and pretty much a badass you don't ever want to cross.

  • Diana


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    There are so many amazing women who were named Diana. Let's see, there was the beloved Princess Diana, and Diana Prince -- also known as Wonder Woman. Should you wish to bestow "Diana" on your daughter, she'll be in good company.

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  • Santana


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    Even though Chato "El Diablo" Santana is a bit of a menace (that's putting it nicely), he does try to redeem himself as a member of the Suicide Squad. But forget all that, there's one important takeaway here: "Santana" is a pretty cool unisex baby name.

  • Cassandra


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    Cassandra Cain might not be the first Batgirl, but she's definitely a memorable character. The daughter of assasins, Cassandra is a powerful martial arts heroine who held her own in the Batgirl comic series. And, if that doesn't tempt you, just know "Cassandra" provides so many fun nicknames -- like Cass, Cassi, and Sandi.

  • Harley


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    What's not to love about the bubbly gal known as Harley Quinn? Okay, so maybe she hangs out with the wrong people -- like the Joker and Poison Ivy -- but she seems to be trying to right her wrongs as a member of the Suicide Squad. Hmm, the name "Harley" has a ring to it.

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  • Daisy


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    Daisy Johnson reporting for duty. Okay, so maybe she doesn't say that on the ABC hit Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but when special agent Johnson arrives at the scene, folks have been known to feel an earthquake or two. "Daisy." Who says a kick-ass gal can't have a sweet name?

  • Aurora


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    No, we're not talking about the Disney princess here. (It's okay if you're a fan. #NoJudgment) Aurora is a Marvel superhero who spent a short amount of time with the X-Men but is a force in her own right. "Aurora" is a pretty unique baby name choice that's timeless with a hint of mystery.

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