19 Heroic Baby Boy Names Inspired by Sci-Fi & Fantasy


Fantasy and sci-fi are having a moment right now, thanks to the wild popularity of things like Star Wars and Game of Thrones. It's never been a cooler time to be a "nerd." But it's not just the unique story lines and creative details that grab the attention of sci-fi lovers and fantasy fans alike. In these genres and stories, we're transported to the farthest reaches of the human imagination and introduced to characters with totally diverse origins, ideas, and, yes, names.


Fantasy and sci-fi are the perfect places to look for baby name inspiration, because they're some of the only genres where writers and artists are still challenging the status quo and coming up with names that are new, fresh, exciting, and maybe even totally unused before now. Whether parents are seeking something that sounds valiant and strong or holding out for a name that's a little more otherworldly, sci-fi and fantasy baby names are where they'll find it.

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Here, we got the 411 on 19 of the most unique and imaginative baby boy names inspired by all things sci-fi and fantasy. Some are names parents might recognize from their favorite books, movies, and television shows. But others might not have made it onto the radar yet. Either way, each of these names is the perfect fit for a curious and adventurous baby boy.

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