The highly-anticipated “Black Panther” is a movie that doesn’t dissapoint. The film has everything every Marvel fan has wished for – amazing cast, nail-bitting action scenes, colourful costumes, gorgeous cinematography, and more.
But one of the things we noticed was that it’s also filled with a ton of wearable baby names!
Here are our favourites:
Played by actor Chadwick Boseman, the name T’challa was created 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby when would play fast and loose.
Intelligent and brave, Letitia Wright’s Shuri is the sister of the Black Panther. In Japanese, Shu means “autumn” while Ri means “village”.
Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o, is a brave and kind woman who fights for what she thinks is right. It is a unisex name of Arabic origin that holds the meaning “pure” and “faithful”.
Okoye is a family name originating in Nigeria. It is an Anambra dialect derived from the central Igbo name Okorie (meaning someone born on orie market day, or Oye market day as known in Anambra State).
Chadwick Boseman’s name is definitely a name not to be missed. The meaning of the name Chadwick means “from the warrior’s town”, “protector”, “defender”.
Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o is an award-winnig actress famed for her role in “12 Years A Slave”. Her name means “Abbreviation of Guadalupe” in Spanish. The masculine form of Lupita is Lupito.
Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, is the cousin and rival of T’challa aka Black Panther. His name means “ever kingly” in Scandinavian.
According to the Urban Dictionary, Danai is a Thai word and is widely recognized by Thai people as a name. The most common suggested meaning is “the joy of my heart”. In the film, actress Danai Gurira plays Okoye.
As one of the few non-black characters in “Black Panther”, Martin Freeman’ Everett is a member of the Central Intelligence Agency. The name Everett means “wild boar” and “strong”.
Angela Bassett’s Ramonda is the Queen Mother of Wakanda. The gorgeous name holds the meaning “protecting hands”.