My handsome, geek of a husband has inspired a love of science fiction within me. Our son’s name was selected from a sci-fi movie, and we have other baby name ideas for number two (which are mostly also from sci-fi.)
I gathered a list of some of my favorites
to share with you all. Some are cutting edge names straight from the future, while others have a more traditional flair. I hope you enjoy!
Dana — Dana Scully, X Files
The return of this show may bring a resurgence to this name!
Delenn — Delenn, Babylon 5
If you’re looking for something very unique to name your baby girl, this pretty name could be it!
River – River Tam, Firefly/Serenity
Honestly, this one was hard for me to include! If we have a baby girl for number two, this will likely be her name.
Elim — Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
According to the Bible, Elim was one of the places where the Israelites camped following their Exodus from Egypt. I think it makes for a strong, unique boy name!
Gwen – Gwen Cooper, Torchwood
This is such a pretty name, and you could go with Gwendolyn, if you wanted something longer and more formal.
Roland — Roland Deschain, The Dark Tower
This name is a bit older sounding, but it would definitely be cute for a baby boy.
Malcolm – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly
I love this name, and I loved this show!
Emmett – Emmett Brown, Back to the Future
This boy name is a favorite of mine.
Galen – Galen Marek/Starkiller, Star Wars
According to our Baby Name Finder, this name means calm, and is of Gaelic origin. I’ve only met one person with this name, and I think it’s a good choice!
Korben – Korben Dallas, The Fifth Element
Fantastic film, and a cute name to boot!
Tigh – Colonel Tigh, Battlestar Galactica
Pronounced, “Tie.” This one is certainly unique and definitely adorable.
Felix — Felix Gaeta, Battlestar Galactica
I like the nickname “Fee!”
Ender — Ender Wiggin, Ender’s Game
I’m a huge Orson Scott Card fan, and this is one of my favorite characters of all time!
Aeryn – Aeryn Sun, Farscape
Unique spelling of a fairly common, gender neutral name.
Adelle — Adelle DeWitt, Dollhouse
This one is on the rise in popularity, although it’s likely not inspired by this character!
Jonas — Jonas Quinn, Stargate SG-1
I actually like both parts of this character’s name for baby boy names — take your pick!
Deanna — Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation
One of my favorite people is named Deanna, so I think this would make an excellent name choice!
Olivia — Olivia Dunham, Fringe
I love the nickname “Olive,” which this character was lovingly called in the show.
Astrid – Astrid Famsworth, Fringe
Cute, and also a name that may be on the rise due to the kid’s movie, How to Train a Dragon.
Everett – Everett Young, Stargate Universe
This is a good, strong name!
Chloe – Chloe Armstrong, Stargate Universe
I’ve always liked this name!
Claire – Claire Bennet, Heroes
James – James “Sawyer” Ford, Lost
Aynsley – Aynsley Norris, Orphan Black
I think this name is adorable, but I’m not so sure about the spelling!
Micah – Micah Sanders, Heroes
Zane – Zane Donovan, Eureka
Jemma – Jemma Simmons, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This is a very sweet name for a baby girl!
Luke – Luke Skywalker, Star Wars
I’m sure we’ll see plenty of Star Wars inspired names rise in popularity this year!
Ava – Ava, Ex Machina
Nova – Nova-Prime, Guardians of the Galaxy
I actually met a little girl with this name the other day, and I really like it!
Gretchen – Gretchen Ross, Donnie Darko