It is time to start thinking about what to name your bundle of joy. If you want your baby to have an unusual name, then these fantasy and sci-fi baby names are the right choice. Science fiction and fantasy are some of the most popular types of books and movies, so it is unsurprising that the names on this list of 80 fantasy and sci-fi baby names are so popular.
40 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Baby Names for Boys
If you love the Twilight series, then you are not alone. The Cullens are perhaps one of the most famous vampire families of all time. As such, this would be a very supernatural, fantastical baby name.
In Prometheus, Idris Elba is the captain. If you loved the Prometheus, then this is a great name choice.
You may recognize this as the name of the companion to the Doctor in Doctor Who.
This name comes from the Princess Bride, but you are unlikely to hear this name anywhere at your child’s school. While it is a strong, creative name, it is not particularly popular yet. This English name is said to mean western meadow.
This is the name of the antagonist in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
This is the real name of the Wolverine. Since naming your child Wolverine would be a bit much, you can call him Logan instead. That way, he can still be a superhero without having to be so obvious about it.
If you love famous witches and wizards, this character from the Lord of the Rings is the perfect choice.
In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel is her love interest.
We love this name in general because it has such a trendy, hip feel to it. Bastian Balthazar Bux also happens to be the youthful protagonist in the popular German fantasy novel, The Neverending Story.
This is the name of Han Solo. In Star Wars, he was a smuggler who worked with the alliance and fell for Princess Leia.
Milo is not just the name of the character in Milo & Stitch—although that was an awesome kids’ movie. It also happens to be the name of the hero of the fairy tale, the Phantom Tollbooth.
While Kirk and Spock may be the more famous names from Star Trek, Hikaru Sulu would still be a great option. This George Takei character would make for a great baby name inspiration.
This name comes from the Septimus Heap series. Technically, it means the seventh son, although you do not have to give this name to your seventh son.
This is one of the simplest, hippest fantasy baby names on this list. In Willow, General Kael is the leader of the Nockmaar army. Queen Bavmorda sends him to search out Elora Danan, who is the baby of prophesy. In Gaelic, an earlier variation of this names means uncertain.
Foxes are one of the most adorable of animals. Some people think that they will even join cats and dogs as the most popular of pets. Fox also happens to be a great baby name. Fox William Mulder is the famous FBI agent from the X-Files, which makes this a wonderful sci-fi inspiration for a baby name.
Originally, Artemis was known as the goddess of the moon and hunting. In more recent years, you probably recognize this name as the criminal mastermind behind Artemis Fowl. If you love that fantasy series, then this would be a great name choice.
This is on of the most popular characters in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, although less avid fans do not always remember which character this was.
Did you ever watch the fantasy movie the Labyrinth? If so, you surely remember the adorable, friendly monster called Ludo? This also happened to be the name of a minor character in Harry Potter. In theory, this name is a nickname for Ludwig or Ludovic, which mean famous warrior.
Spock is by far one of the best known characters from Star Trek. He is a human-Vulcan officer who ends up being the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise.
John is a fairy standard boys name, but it also has a sci-fi background. In Stargate, John Sheppard is a United States Air Force Officer who joins the Atlantis Expedition because of his knowledge of ancient technology.
This is the famous name of the boy who lived. Harry Potter was the star of the seven Harry Potter books, the many films, the Disney rides and a wealth of memorabilia. If you name your son after Harry Potter, we vote that you go out to buy Gryffindor-themed baby clothes to match. Perhaps his walls could be decorated with images of Quidditch and the Golden Snitch.
Ben Kenobi was famous in the Star Wars series for being a Jedi master and a phenomenal teacher.
If you loved the Labyrinth, then this would make for an excellent baby name. Jareth may have been a creepy Goblin King in the film, but the name would still be a pretty awesome one to have.
We loved Odo in the Tolkien books as well as the Odo character in Star Trek. In the Lord of the Rings, Odo was Bilbo’s cousin and a hobbit in the Shire.
Gaius is a scientist in Battlestar Galactica who is both brilliant and flawed. Today, this would be a fairly unusual name that sounds like something you would hear in an ancient Roman history book instead of in a kids’ classroom.
Rowan calls to mind ancient trees and the Celts. Known as a Gaelic name, this was also the name of the main character in the fantasy book series, Rowan of Rin.
Spike would be an unusual name for a boy,but it could work. At the start of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, Spike is the enemy. Later on, he becomes her friend and love interest.
This name comes from the Invention of Hugo Cabret book and film. In the story, Hugo is a 12-year-old Parisian orphan who lives in a railway station. In France and Spain, this is one of the top 10 fantasy names chosen for baby boys.
Emmett Brown is an eccentric character in Back to the Future. He is the lovable, but forgetful, inventor. This name was also used as the name of one of the vampires in the Twilight Series.
Good luck teaching your students classmates to pronounce this one properly. Unless they watched the Neverending Story, your son’s teachers may have problems saying this name. In the Neverending Story,this is the name of a young warrior boy. The name actually means warrior in Sanskrit and son of all in German.
Grant is known as the Ghost in Doctor Who.
Ronan was the centaur who saved Harry Potter’s life and also fought alongside him in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Tyrian is the name from the Dragonslayer, although we like the name Tyrion from the Game of Thrones.
Rylan is the name of a Star League spy in the film, the Last Starfighter. Rylan is also an English name that means land where rye is grown.
This is the name of the arrogant, cruel, young prince in Game of Thrones. While the name sounds nice, I am not sure that I would want to name my son after someone who is so awful.
This is the name of the fluffy duck in the Neverending Story.
You may recognize this as the name of the protagonist in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Long ago, it was also the name of the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Anakin Skywalker is the father of Luke and Leia. Later on, he became the Rebel Force’s Darth Vader. If you want your son to have a Star Wars-inspired name, then this is a good way to go.
For a name inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation, we think that Geordi would be a great option.
You may remember Marty McFly as the main character in Back to the Future. We think this name might be a little old-fashioned for a modern baby, but it could still work.
40 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Baby Names for Boys
Elora Danan was the name of the baby in the movie Willow that Willow was supposed to save. This is also a variation on the Hebrew name Eliora, which means the Lord is my light.
Katniss is well known as the protagonist in the Hunger Games.
Ellen Ripley is the protagonist in the Alien movies. Plus, Ripley is the well known name of the oddball curiosities in Ripley’s Believe It or not.
Valerian is the name of a character in Dragonslayer. This name comes from Latin and means strong and healthy. It is also a kind of herb that is said to treat insomnia.
Raven is the name of a character in Teen Titans Go!
Glinda is the name of the good witch in the Wizard of Oz.
Donna is the best friend of the Doctor in Doctor Who. In the show, she helped him save the universe from being destroyed.
Auryn is the name of the amulet that Atreyu word as he did his quest.
Amelia was one of the most popular companions to the Doctor in Doctor Who. It also happens to be the name of the legendary pilot who disappeared on a flight around the world, Amelia Earhart.
Echo was the name of someone in Greek mythology, but it was also the name of the woman who fought in the Dollhouse against the Rossum Corporation.
Peggy Carter was someone in the Agents of SHIELD.
Sorsha was a name in Willow, but the name is actually Irish and means shining and bright. You are unlikely to hear this uncommon name on your child’s playground any time soon.
River was the name of a character in Doctor Who. You also may recognize this name as the name of a character in the popular movie, Serenity.
Isabeau comes from the name Isabel, which means God is my oath. It is the name of a character in the fantasy adventure movie, Ladyhawke.
Clara Oswald is well known as a companion of the Doctor in Doctor Who. Another famous Clara was Clara Barton, who started the American Red Cross.
Aurora is one of the names of Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, but it is also the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Aquila was another character in Ladyhawke. This name is said to mean eagle in Latin.
You may recognize this name as a popular character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Diana was once a goddess in mythology, but it is also the name of a conniving villain in V.
In the Twilight series, this is the sweet name of Edward and Bella’s daughter.
Eowyn is an unusual name for a child, but it was also the name of a popular character in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Buttercup was the name of a a character in the Princess Bride.
Kathryn was the name of the captain of the USS Voyager in Star Trek. Throughout the series, she fought to bring her crew home after they became lost through a wormhole and ended up in Delta Quadrant. As far as strong female role models go, she is one of the best.
Sonya Blade was well known in the Mortal Combat series as a special forces officer. Her name also happens to mean wise.
Nyota Uhura is the name of a strong-willed character in the Star Trek series who was given the title of communications officer because of her talent.
Fleur Delacour was one of the four wizards and witches who competed in the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In French, this name means flower.
Astrid comes from the sci-fi show, Film. She was able to speak five languages, worked in cryptology and saved everyone from the Observers several times.
Anastasia Dualla is well known as the officer crew specialist in Battlestar Galactica. It was also the name of the famous Princess Anastasia from the Russian royal family.
Cora was the birth name of Siri in Battlestar Galactica. It also happens to be the name of the heroine in the Last of the Mohicans.
Kamala is known as a shapeshifter from the Marvel comics. Some people also know her as Ms. Marvel.
Tauriel is the name of a character in the Hobbit film, but she never actually appeared in the books.
Padme Amidala is a queen, senator and princess in the Star Wars series and was played by the effortlessly beautiful actress, Natalie Portman.
Felicity is a part of Team Arrow and is an MIT graduate. Her name means fortunate or happy.
Cherlindrea is a character from the Willow Sourcebook who is the fairy queen of the forest.
Arya is such a pretty name. While it is uncommon know, we think that it will become more popular in the next few years. It is the name of a strong female character in the Game of Thrones. It is also the name of the Jedi-trained daughter of Padme and Silas Portrun in Star Wars.
Aeryn Sun was a character in Farscape and is certainly an unusual name.
Aurra is character in Star Wars, but many do not remember her. She was a bounty hunter who appeared for short segments in the Phantom Menace.
Danan is the second name of Elora, but you could spell it as Danna or Dannon.
You may recognize Kara as one of the most popular characters in Battlestar Galactica. She was a fighter pilot who was willing to sacrifice her own life in order to save humanity.
Sarah is a common name and has been a popular name for centuries. More recently, you may recognize this as the name of the CIA agent in Chuck. She was the one who was assigned to protect Chuck Bartowski as an asset. In the show, his brain was turned into a computer to protect all of the secrets of the government. In Arabic, this traditional name is said to mean princess.