Inspired by the insanely popular sci-fi saga, we’ve picked our favourite names from the films, and drew inspiration from some of the actors and characters, to create this fun list of Star Wars baby names.
Jyn, the protagonist of Rogue One, is a brave rebel who helps steal the plans to the Death Star in order to destroy it. Although the name was entirely made up for the film, lovers of “J” names will definitely take a liking to this one.
Another favourite from Rogue One, Cassian is one of the rebels that works alongside Jyn. Not only is he a human in this galaxy, but he has served the Rebellion since he was six years old in order to survive. Give your little fighter this Welsh name that means “curly-headed.”
An unlikely hero, Rey is a fearless scavenger-turned-pilot who doesn’t need anyone to save her. The name Rey itself translates to “king” in Spanish. Hmm… we might be on to something here!
This former Stormtrooper left behind both the First Order and his old name, FN-2187, in search of an escape. But along the way he meets a Resistance pilot who decides to call him Finn, and it sticks! But then again, why wouldn’t it? Traditionally, Finn is a popular Irish name meaning “fair-headed”.
Get inspired by The Force Awakens and swap your baby’s potential moniker from Kyle to Kylo—the name of the new dark lord of the First Order. Just like Darth Vader before him, he changed his name (Kylo was originally named Ben, after Ben Kenobi) to take on a darker persona.
Ren is the second part of Kylo’s name, and it also makes a great moniker for your baby girl. Its origin is Welsh and means “ruler”.
In The Force Awakens, Maz is a wise smuggler who is super sensitive to the powers of the Force. The name Maz is traditionally a male name with Hebrew origins, but Star Wars made it unisex. Alternatively, Maz could be used as a nickname for Mazee, Mazan, Mazea or Mazyn.
A master starfighter pilot of the New Republic, Poe Dameron can fly anything. He is one of General Leia Organa’s (Princess Leia) most trusted operatives and is BB-8’s master. Pay homage to this adventurous fighter by giving your little guy this name.
Get on the last-name-as-first-name trend by giving your own tiny starfighter the name Dameron if Poe isn’t your style.
Part bad*ss, part captain, Phasma is the commander of the Stormtroopers in the First Order. If you’re feeling a little Dark Side, give your baby girl this name.
Also leading the First Order troops is General Hux. Although he’s a rather evil character, you can’t deny the fact that this name is totally rad. The name Hux is of English decent and can be the short form of Huxley, meaning “inhospitable place.”
Tweak Luke Skywalker’s last name to pay homage to the Force. With Scottish and English origins, the name reflects someone who is hardworking.
The Rebel Alliance conquered the Empire in Return of the Jedi with an epic battle of virtue triumphing over evil. Why not give your little one a name that defies the odds? Funny girl Rebel Wilson helped propel this unisex name into the spotlight.
Who could forget handsome Harrison Ford as the fearless Han Solo? Fans of the classic actor can call on this surname to empower their baby.
The creator behind the famous franchise was named after his father. Now credited with the fame of Indiana Jones, American Graffiti and, of course, Star Wars, your little one could share his name with Hollywood royalty. Thanks to Royals William and Kate, this name has resurged in modern popularity.
This celestial approach to your baby’s name draws inspiration from the skies in a galaxy far, far away.
One of the most recognizable names in the series, it continues to adorn pretty little girls, while channelling the princess’ diplomatic authority.
In this case, the powerful name is plucked from the dark side’s Stormtroopers. It fits well for both girls and boys.
The common surname can also be used as a powerful first name. The name itself breaks down just as it sounds, meaning “son of Harry” or “Harry’s son.” Other famous Harrison’s include shaggy-haired George of the Beatles.
Give your baby an endearing reference to the Skywalker family while incorporating elements of nature. Alternate spelling: Skye.
In A New Hope, Owen was Luke’s kind uncle who took him in after Anakin went to the dark side. The traditional Welsh name directly translates to “young warrior.”
Granddaughter to heroes Han and Leia, this Jedi-in-training proved to have a very strong connection to the Force. Her name, traced from Irish origins, means “dear child.”
Before he became Darth Vader, the Chosen One was called Anakin. The unique name comes from the Sanskrit translation of “warrior.” You can also use the nickname Ani, which is used in the films.
Want a different royal name besides Leia? Choose Padmé for your own little queen.
Luke opted to name his child with Mara Jade after his Jedi master, Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi. The name has biblical roots and means “son of the right hand.”
The much-loved Jedi, whose coming-of-age story is carefully chronicled throughout the Star Wars series, has a name that means “light-giving.” Elongated, it’s the surname of the franchise creator, George Lucas.
Carrie Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia. The veteran screen actor’s name means “very pure in deed and thought.” It can also be used interchangeably with Carol or Caroline.
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