13 Next-Level Baby Names Inspired by Pokemon Go (Yes, Really)

Laura Wattenberg | Jul 27, 2016 Pregnancy

Tens of millions of Americans are out tracking wild Pokémon every day. We have to ask: Could today's virtual beasties become tomorrow's trendy baby names? It's not such a far-fetched notion! We've entered a golden age of geek names. The top-1000 baby names list is already studded with fantastical creations like Anakin from Star Wars, Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, Castiel from Supernatural, and Kal-El from Superman. Can little Pikachus, Jigglypuffs, and Wigglytuffs be far behind?

Okay, so maybe it is a far-fetched notion. But believe it or not, one Pokémon name is already climbing in the baby name stats ... which you'll learn as we count down the top potential Pokémon baby names.


Image via Nintendo/Pokemon; Ruta Production/Shutterstock. Design by Anne Meadows.

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