Baby Names Inspired By 2015’s Blockbuster Summer Movies

Grab the popcorn, these baby names pay homage to the best summer blockbusters of 2015


Summer is blockbuster season, which means your favourite superheroes, villains and comedians hit the big screen. We picked out our favourite baby names inspired by big films this season. Did we miss your pick for the best summer movie? Let us know!


Peter is a baby name that has been rising in popularity, but a variation, Pietro is an interesting take on the classic name, inspired by Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver from Marvel’s Avengers. This name is fitting for a superhero, as Pietro is the Italian version of Peter, which has Greek roots meaning “rock.”


Jurassic World was one of summer’s biggest hits, and who can resist the name Owen, the hero played by charismatic Chris Pratt. Owen is a Welsh name that means young warrior.


This year is all about gender-neutral names, but we love the name Riley from Disney Pixar’s tearjerker, Inside Out. The name is both feminine and simple, without too many frills. It’s also hard to make a nickname from this one, which is a plus. Riley has Irish roots and means courageous, which is fitting for a little girl (or boy)!


While Mad Max was the ultimate action chase movie this summer, the baby name is rising in popularity for boys. The English or German diminutive of Maximilian means “greatest” and is also a cool gender neutral name as well, but Maxime is another unique option for girls.


Scott is a name that’s fallen off the radar (save for representation from the KUWTK clan), but returns this summer when Paul Rudd takes on the role as Scott Lang/Ant Man in Ant-Man. The simple English name means Scotland, but a feminized “Scottie” would be a unique and retro option for a girl too.


Inspired by Beca from Pitch Perfect 2, this Hebrew name means “servant of God” and is a lovely classic name with a bunch of cute derivatives, from Beca to Becky to Becks.


He’s back! Ethan Hunt is back on another mission this summer, and yes it seems it may be impossible! Mission: Impossible—Rouge Nation hit theatres this week and it makes sense that the lead character’s name means “strong, firm”.


Perfect for a boy or a girl, Casey is the curious girl who is transported to Tomorrowland when she touches a lapel pin she finds. Casey is a strong name, meaning “brave in battle” and is of Irish origin.


Brave, bold and daring, Kevin is the minion who sets out to save his people in the prequel to Despicable Me, Minions. The name means “handsome”, and can anyone really deny that Kevin is one gorgeous little yellow… guy. A very popular name of Irish origin, it currently sits at #70 on the popularity list.


The love interest in Marvel’s latest creation Ant-Man is named Hope. A very virtuous name that still manages to be quite hip and trendy, Hope is a great classic that has seen a resurgence in popularity lately.

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