Baby Names For Your Little Geek-To-Be

Looking for the perfect baby name to represent all things nerdy? We’ve got you covered

If The Big Bang Theory has taught us anything it is that science, comic books, board games and all things geeky are 100% cool. So if you and your significant other are huge nerds of one form or another (maybe you love Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman, Superman or Shakespeare) these baby names are perfect for your little one.


A name with Shakespearean ties, Imogen has been a trendy name for a long time in England. For grammar nerds out there, this is the perfect tribute to a proper proof reader: Imogen originated from a printer’s misspelling of the Celtic Innogen from his last play Cymbeline. As an added bonus Imogen has the most adorable nickname, Immy!


Everyone’s favourite X-Men character gives us this popular Scottish name (thank you Wolverine and Hug Jackman, of course). Not to mention the amazing leading men in both Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls, Logan is the perfect baby name for a multitude of fan girls and boys the world over. Logan is more often used for boys, but historically has also been used as a girl’s name.


Another double geek-dom name comes in the form of a Disney princess (sleeping beauty) as well as an X-Men character (who was born in Montreal if you can believe it). Aurora comes from the Latin word meaning “dawn” and is also the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears become the morning dew.


More often than not, Winston is associated with the World War II Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill. But that isn’t the end of the geek-tastic associations: Winston Smith is the main character in Orwell’s 1984, is John Lennon’s middle name and also makes an appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction.


This name is seriously the come-back kid of names. Celebrities are naming their kids Olive all over the place (Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen as well as Drew Barrymore) and has been climbing the top 1000 names since 2007. This name has geek-chic written all over it and if Abigail Breslin’s character in Little Miss Sunshine is any indicator, your little girl will be the coolest nerd around!


We are taking it really deep here. Other than the fact that Harvey was one of 2013’s fastest-rising names, it is also the name of a famous underground comic book writer. Harvey Pekar was also a music critic and media personality who is best known for his autobiographical American Splendor comic series that was turned into a movie in 2003.


There is really only one reason to consider Harriet. It is a literary one, and in my humble opinion, the only reason you need: Harriet the Spy. It is a seriously solid, seriously classic name, but anyone who has read the childhood classic can see how much fun and mystery there also is in the name. And if you’re looking for a cute nickname, look no further than Hattie.


Maybe even the original nerd, Linus was never far away from his security blanket in the Charlie Brown comics. But, in Greek mythology Linus is a musician and a poet who teaches Hercules rhythm, melody and music. A very popular name in Europe, Linus has yet to really make a mark on the North American scene.


Brought to life on the big screen by Gwyneth Paltrow, Pepper Potts from Ironman is a perfectly peppy name for a young girl with comic loving parents. And if your little girl has a feisty spirit and red hair to match, Pepper will fit her effortlessly.


A classic name with classic geek ties (umm, Luke Skywalker of course!), Luke is a strong New Testament name with a more relaxed feel. It is currently in the Top 40 names and is a subtle nod towards one of the most celebrated geek series of all time, Star Wars.

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