Smart is the new sexy according to the popular show, Sherlock. If you want your child to have an intelligent start on life, then here are some nerdy and geeky baby names to get you going. While many parents want traditional names or family names, these unique baby names will ensure that your baby stands out from the crowd.
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Rowena is the name of a character in Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe as well as the name of Rowena Ravenclaw in the Harry Potter series.
You may recognize this name from Teyla Emmagan in Stargate Atlantis.
Daisy is a name that appears in Agents of Shield. It also appears in Super Mario Land as the Princess of Sarasaland and in Pokemon.
You will most likely know this name already from Game of Thrones. It is the mother of dragons and the name of the true queen of the Andals.
This name appears in Stargate Atlantis. In it, Sora Tyrus is a part of the Genii home world. It is also the name of a teenage boy in Kingdom Hearts. In Japanese, this name actually means sky.
This name actually comes from Greek mythology where it was the name of one of the Three Graces. It also appeared in the Percy Jackson and Olympians series.
If you have ever watched Firefly, then you are already aware of this name. We changed up the spelling to make it more modern, but it is still a beautiful name for a baby girl.
If you love geeky or nerdy names, then this would be an excellent choice. This name is the name of a princess, but it actually means delicate.
Natasha was the real name of the Black Widow, who pretended to be a ballerina to hide her ninja-like abilities.
Echo is actually a name that originally came from Greek mythology. Now, you are more likely to recognize this as the name of an Avenger in the Daredevil comics. She is a woman who is an athlete, superhero, pianist, college professor and ballerina.
Hera is the name of the queen of the gods and consort of Zeus in Greek mythology. It also appears as the name of a popular character in the hit sci-fi show, Battlestar Galactica.
In astrology, Dione is actually one of the moons of Saturn. Before that, it came from the name of a Titan in Greek mythology. The name meant of Zeus, and she was the mother of Aphrodite.
Adria is a name that appears in Stargate SG-1. She was the half-human, half-Ori child born to Vala Mal Doran. This is actually the name of an asteroid belt as well. Known as the female variation of Adrian, this name means from Hadria.
Sonya was the name of Sonya Blade. In the Mortal Kombat series, she was a Special Forces officer.
Sabine is such a pretty name. In Star Wars, she was a Mandalorian human who was a weapons expert during the Galactic Empire’s reign.
This is the name of the captain of the Planet Express spaceship in Futurama. It is also the name of the Fourth Doctor’s companion in Doctor Who.
This is another name from Doctor Who. In the show, she is the daughter of a woman named Einar who lived in a Viking village. It is also a variation of the Norse name Ashid, which was said to mean God battle.
Obviously, this comes from the Legend of Zelda series. Zelda Fitzgerald was also the name of an American novelist. More recently, Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the video game.
Carmen is an agent of the ACME Detective agency in the computer game, Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Trillian is a lovely name for a nerdy girl. It is the name of an astrophysicist in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Plus, it sounds like a modification of the word trillion.
Kara is a name that appears in DC Comics. Supergirl is called Kara Zor-El and is the cousin of Superman from Argo City. Kara Thrace (Starbuck) is also a character in the popular Battlestar Galactica series. In Italian, this name is said to mean beloved.
In ancient Greek myths, Persephone was the goddess of spring and the daughter of Zeus.
This unusual name comes from Lieutenant Uhura. If you want a Star Trek inspired name, then this is a great one to choose.
Fleur Delacour was a popular character in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She was one of the four people who was selected to compete in the Triwizard Tournament and was so pretty that just about everyone had a crush on her. She had more than just looks though because she proved her mettle in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Auri is such a pretty name. It also happens to be the name of a character in Patrick Rothfuss’ book, the Wise Man’s Fear.
If you love the Hobbit movies, then this is a good choice, although the name never appeared in the book. In the movies, Tauriel was an elf who was the captain of Thranduil’s guard. She fell in love with a dwarf from Thorin’s party. Turiel was said to mean forest maiden in Elvish.
This was the name of a biochemist in Marvel’s Agents of Shield. She was the one who worked with Leo Fitz, who died to save her. The Italian version of this name means precious stone.
If you loved the Tim Burton movies, then you will probably love this name.
Veronica has remained a fairly popular name for decades. Veronica Mars is probably one of the reasons why this name is so popular. It is the name of a female character in Archie Comics.
Ada is such a pretty name. You probably recognize it as the name of Ada Lovelace. In addition to being the daughter of Lord Byron, Ada was also the one who worked on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Machine. She is considered to be one of the creators of the computer. One of her patents couldn’t even be used for decades and decades after it was created because she was such a genius that the rest of the world was complete unable to catch up to her.
Ruby is a pretty stone, but it is also an object-oriented scripting language.
Peggy Carter was the love interest of Captain America, but she was also a brave character in Agents of Shield. She is also the lead character in her own show called Agent Carter.
Aurora was the name of a Disney princess, but it is also a name commonly associated with astronomy and the Northern Lights. Either way, it is an excellent selection if you want a geeky name for a baby girl.
Keiko is an adorable Japanese name that means happy child. It was also the name of a character in Star Trek: the Next Generation.
If you loved the Hunger Games, then you will probably recognize this name. Primrose was the younger sister of Katniss Everdeen. To save her life, Katniss volunteered for the Hunger Games. In the English, this name means a first rose.
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This is a name you have heard if you have ever played Dragon Age. We also love that this name sounds like the name of a book-learned you would encounter over a pint of mead in a dark, medieval tavern.
Harry is a common name for nerdy parents out there because of the popular Harry Potter series of books and movies.
Oliver is the name of Green Arrow and would be a great name for a future vigilante.
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun, but it was originally the name of the Roman god of war.
Peeta is another popular name that comes from the Hunger Games. In the books, Peeta is the son of a baker who falls in love with Katniss. For the first time in history, the Hunger Games ended up having two victors leave the games.
Calvin is an old-fashioned name that comes straight out of the comic book series Calvin and Hobbes.
Zack Fair is well known because of Final Fantasy VII.
If you loved Star Wars, then you will love this name. Unsurprisingly, this name was actually the 957yh most popular name in 2013.
Geordi la Forge was one of our favorite characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
In theory, Ender is a shortened form of the name Andrew. You probably remember this name from the popular sci-fi book, Ender’s Game.
Westley was a character in the Princess Bride, but Wesley comes from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
If you are a science nerd, then choose this option. William Lord Kelvin was known as a Scottish physicist who wrote about the necessity of having an absolute thermometric scale. In English, the name actually means a friend of ships.
Everyone (we hope) knows of Galileo Galilee. Long ago, he was the Renaissance astronomer who figured out how the earth is positioned in the universe. Later on, a spacecraft sent to Jupiter was named Galileo in honor of him.
Jamie is a name in the cult favorite, Outlander.
This is a nickname for Ganondorf, who is the bad guy in the Legend of Zelda series.
If you like neutrons and protons, then we won’t be surprised to hear that you named your child Jimmy.
IN ancient Greek myths, Hermes was the god of transitions and boundaries. More recently, Hermes was a spaceship in Andy Weir’s The Martian movie. The spaceship was responsible for moving humans from Mars and Earth. It was also the name of an accountant at Planet Express in Futurama.
This is the name of a human-like splinter species on the A.I. Ship Andromeda.
In the Battle of Hogwarts, Ronan was the centaur leader.
If you love action movies, then this is a good way to show it.
Dax was an alien in the Star Trek universe who lived inside of humanoid hosts. He/She was one of my favorite characters.
Rory was a popular character in Doctor Who.
Alyx comes from a video game character and is a good variation of the more common Alex.
Buran is from the Russian word for snowstorm, but it was also the name of a Russian space shuttle and a shuttle program.
This name comes from Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle.
Desmond comes from the video game Assassin’s Creed.
You may recognize this name from Jace Bellarine of Magic: the Gathering.
Kent is the last name that Superman was given from his adopted parents on earth.
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This is the name Obi chose when he became a Jedi Knight in Star Wars.
Finnick Odair was a tribute from District 4 in the Hunger Games and was the youngest winner.
Xander is the name of a character in Buffy.
Sheldon has become associated with all things related to nerds and geeks because of the character in the television show the Big Bang Theory.
Arthur was a main character in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the name of the legendary King Arthur.
Clark was the first name of Superman that was given by his adopted parents on earth. It would be a more common name choice than Superman’s actual birth name.