Best video game baby names for your newborn (2022)

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Whether you have a baby on the way or you're just dreaming of the future, finding a perfect name is a challenge. If you're a gamer who wants to reflect that in your offspring, take inspiration from our list of over 100 different names from various video games. These also need not only apply to children; consider using any of these for a pet or fictional character.

The Best Video Game Inspired Baby Names

There are several angles you can approach baby names from—unique or traditional, long or short, and everything else in between. For that reason, we've broken down names into different categories for you to quickly find the types of names you're looking for.

Best Classic Names from Video Games - Girls

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You might not want your daughter's name to scream "video game character," but you still want to pay homage to a personal favorite. There are lots of traditional female names we found in games, ranging from Abigail to Zoey. That's why we've compiled this comprehensive list of girls' names based on video game characters from many different titles and franchises.

NameVideo Game
AbigailStardew Valley
Ada Resident Evil
BonnieRed Dead Redemption
CassieMortal Kombat
ChloeLife is Strange
ClaireResident Evil
DaisyMario
ElenaUncharted
EllieLast of Us
FeliciaDarkstalkers
HeatherSilent Hill
HelenaDead or Alive
JaneThe Walking Dead
JessicaUntil Dawn
IsabelleAnimal Crossing
LeahStardew Valley
Lara Tomb Raider
LydiaSkyrim
MarthaMartha is Dead
MiaResident Evil
RachelLife is Strange
SamanthaGone Home
SarahStarCraft
TiffanyStreet Fighter
VictoriaHitman
ZoeyLeft 4 Dead

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Best Classic Names from Video Games - Boys

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While you can name your son Link or Bowser, that might not be everyone's taste. Ranging from Abe to Zack, there are tons of classic names you can find in games. If you're looking for a name that doesn't stand out against a roster but still gives you a sense of gamer pride, check out these suggestions below.

NameVideo Game
AbeUntil Dawn
AidenBeyond Two Souls
AnthonyMetroid: Other M
CecilFinal Fantasy 4
ClintStardew Valley
DanteDevil May Cry
EthanResident Evil
GideonElden Ring
GordonHalf Life
HenryLast of Us
IsaacDead Space
JacobHalo
JackMass Effect
JamesSilent Hill
JasperPhantasy Star
JoelLast of Us
JoshUntil Dawn
LeonResident Evil
MilesSonic the Hedgehog
MikeUntil Dawn
NathanUncharted
RufusStreet Fighter
ShaneStardew Valley
Steve Minecraft
TomAnimal Crossing
TravisThe Walking Dead
TrevorGrand Theft Auto 5
ZackFinal Fantasy 7

Best Classic Names from Video Games - Gender Neutral

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Whether your child is male, female, or anything else, you may desire a name that reflects gender ambiguity or androgyny. We've selected a wide array of gender-neutral names that all belong to one or more characters from a range of video games.

NameVideo Game
AlexStardew Valley
Oxenfree
AveryAnimal Crossing
Pokémon Shield
BlakeBlake Stone: Aliens of God
RWBY Grimm Eclipse
CharlieStreet Fighter
JordanThe Last of Us
LeslieThe Evil Within
MaxLife is Strange
Max Payne
ParkerResident Evil
RobinAnimal Crossing
Fire Emblem
SamSplinter Cell
Until Dawn
TaylorThe Dark Pictures
QuinnAnimal Crossing
League of Legends

Best Fantasy Baby Names from Video Games - All Genders

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Looking for something off the traditional baby name lists that also satisfies your requirement for video game origins? Take a look at this list that compiles fantastical names from series all over the gaming board.

NameGenderVideo Game
AnoraFemaleDragon Age: Inquisition
AshearaFemaleDiablo 3
BirnaFemaleThe Witcher 3
CythereaFemaleSoul Calibur
IosefkaFemaleBloodborne
MarikaFemaleElden Ring
NitaraFemaleMortal Kombat
ShahveeFemaleSkyrim
SyphaFemaleCastlevania
UrshiFemaleDiablo 3
XayahFemaleLeague of Legends
AdrilMaleSkyrim
AzmodanMaleDiablo 3
BroxigarMaleWorld of Warcraft
BrucetusMaleOblivion
HadvarMaleSkyrim
IstreddMaleThe Witcher 3
MicolashMaleBloodborne
RadovidMaleThe Witcher 3
TryndamereMaleLeague of Legends
BoethiahM/FSkyrim
CiravaM/FHiveSwap
KindredM/FLeague of Legends
NyxerisM/FMass Effect
PovarM/FEverQuest
VivecM/FMorrowind

Best Noun Names from Video Games - All Genders

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What's in a name? Sometimes, it's a noun. Noun-based names have risen in popularity over the years, and some classics like Jade or Cliff have been around for years. Here are our top picks if you want something that sounds simple and sweet.

NameGenderVideo Game
AppleFemaleAnimal Crossing
ClementineFemaleThe Walking Dead
IvyFemalePokémon
Soul Calibur
JadeFemaleBeyond Good & Evil
Mortal Kombat
LilyFemaleAnimal Crossing
The Walking Dead
PeachFemaleMario
AxelMaleKingdom Hearts
Streets of Rage
CliffMaleDeath Stranding
Dying Light
FlintMaleAlundra 2
Mother 3
RiverMaleArmello
To The Moon
ShadowMaleSonic the Hedgehog
TailsMaleSonic the Hedgehog
WolfMaleLegend of Zelda
Mega Man Star Force
Star Fox 64
AshM/FPokémon
Wandersong
BoltM/FCrypt of the NecroDancer
ChaosM/FHades
CloudM/FFinal Fantasy 7
TestamentM/FGuilty Gear

Best Iconic Names from Video Games - All Genders

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Don't want to go the subtle route? Go big or go home with these iconic video game baby names. Iconic names can be old-school (like Samus) or modern (like Geralt). These are all names that will be quickly recognized for their video game inspiration.

NameGenderVideo Game
AerithFemaleFinal Fantasy 7
BayonettaFemaleBayonetta
CammyFemaleStreet Fighter
ChellFemalePortal
JinxFemaleLeague of Legends
KairiFemaleKingdom Hearts
LiaraFemaleMass Effect
LucinaFemaleFire Emblem
MercyFemaleOverwatch
SamusFemaleMetroid
TifaFemaleFinal Fantasy 7
YenneferFemaleThe Witcher 3
ZeldaFemaleLegend of Zelda
AlucardMaleCastlevania
EzioMaleAssassin's Creed
GeraltMaleThe Witcher 3
LinkMaleLegend of Zelda
MacMalePunch-Out!
KratosMaleGod of War
NessMaleEarthBound
PitMaleKid Icarus
SephirothMaleFinal Fantasy 7
SnakeMaleMetal Gear
SonicMaleSonic the Hedgehog
WinstonMaleOverwatch
AnriM/FDark Souls 3
FateM/FChrono Cross
HainlyM/FMass Effect
KirbyM/FKirby Nintendo Franchise
NaviM/FLegend of Zelda
SunnyM/FMetal Gear

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Short Girl Names from Video Games

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Not looking for a baby name that takes time to read and say? Get straight to the point by using one of these short names for girls that are taken from video game characters. We consider short names anything that is four letters or fewer.

NameVideo Game
AbbyFlicker
The Last of Us Part 2
Street Fighter
AmyMegami Tensei
Sonic the Hedgehog
Soul Calibur
The Walking Dead
CoraMass Effect
Seed of Life
EvaCode Vein
Eternal Return
Pulse
Metal Gear Solid 3
Fay/FayeFire Emblem
God of War
Star Fox 2
JenHarvest Moon
Prey
Primal
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Duel Carnival
JoyFortnite
Joy Mech Fight
PAYDAY 2
Shenmue
KateGrand Theft Auto 4
House of the Dead 4
Suspects: Mystery Mansion
Syberia
LanaAmy
Hyrule Warriors
Metroid
MegAssassination Classroom: Grand Siege
Resident Evil
Meg's Monster
MilaDead or Alive
Fire Emblem
Hotel Dusk
Sky/SkyeFortnite
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
VALORANT
ValEvolve
Outlast 2
Valkyrie

Short Boy Names from Video Games

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In three or four letters, you can find a classic baby name. The great thing about a short name like this is that you'll likely be referencing several video games at once. This allows you to pick a baby name that is definitively a gamer name. Check out this list that ranges from Ace to Wade.

NameVideo Game
AceAce Attorney
DC League of Super-Pets
Street Fighter
BillContra
The Last of Us
Pokémon Red and Blue
Red Dead Redemption
DaveDangerous Dave
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto 5
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
GuyFinal Fight
Street Fighter
MacCaptain Rainbow
The Dead Meat
Life is Strange
The Walking Dead
NikoGrand Theft Auto 5
OneShot
RayCustom Robo Arena
Grand Theft Auto 4
Rayman
Sonic the Hedgehog
RexKingdom Hearts 3
Radical Rex
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
SeanLife is Strange 2
Red Dead Redemption
Street Fighter
VanThe Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
Ninjala
Zoids Franchise
WadeGrand Theft Auto 5
Headhunter

Long Names from Video Games - All Genders

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Want something that gives you more mileage? Long names, which we rank as seven or more letters, can add elegance and formality to your baby name. This can be especially important since some video game names lack the maturity that a person in the real-world needs.

NameGenderVideo Game
AvelineFemaleAssassin's Creed III
BrigitteFemaleOverwatch
HildegardFemaleSoul Calibur IV
LunafreyaFemaleFinal Fantasy XV
MorriganFemaleDarkstalkers
Dragon Age
PrimroseFemaleOctopath Traveler
AlexanderMaleDanganronpa
AugustineMaleCOD: WWII
Metal Gear
CervantesMaleSoul Calibur
ChristopherMaleLife is Strange
Winged Commander
DemitriMaleDarkstalkers
HaythamMaleAssassin's Creed 3
ManfredMaleAce Attorney
ReginaldMaleThe Hex
Star Trek
SebastianMaleThe Evil Within
ThaddeusMaleWarhammer: Dawn of War 2
CremisiusM/FDragon Age: Inquisition
DominiqueM/FDominique Pamplemousse
ValentineM/FFinal Fantasy VII
Resident Evil

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