14 Baby Names Inspired By “Star Wars”

Believe us when we say that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was amazing! We won’t give you any spoilers here, but the franchise is filled with some wearable baby names. From classic fan-favorites such as Luke and Leia to new characters like Rey and Finn, here are 14 “Star Wars”-inspired names for your little Jedi:

1. Leia

Carrie Fisher plays the badass Princess Leia, the sister of Luke Skywalker and daughter of Darth Vader. Her name Leia is the alternate spelling of Leah, which bears the meaning “weary”.

2. Luke

Played by Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker was a farmboy who rose to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. The Greek meaning of the name Luke is “light giving”.

3. Rey

Daisy Ridley stars as Rey, a tough-as-nail scavenger, in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. In Spanish, Rey means “king”.

4. Finn

Finn, also known as FN-2187, was trained since birth to serve the First Order as a stormtrooper. Portrayed by John Boyega, Finn is an Irish baby name that means “fair”.

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5. Han

Harrison Ford’s Han Solo is one of the most important characters of “Star Wars”. The name Han is a German baby name that means “Gift from God”. Besides that, Han is also the name of one of the most important dynasties in Chinese history.

6. Kylo

Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren is gaining much attention after the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. He is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, which makes him the grandson of Darth Vader.

7. Ben

Ben Solo is Kylo Ren’s real name. In Hebrew, Ben (or Benjamin) means “son of my right hand”.

8. Padme 

Natalie Portman’s Padme Amidala is the mother of twins Luke and Leia, and Anakin Skywalker’s secret lover. Her name is an alternative spelling for Padma, a Sanskrit name that means “lotus flower”.

9. Amidala

Padme’s last name is a beautiful Italian name that means “lotus flower”.

10. Mace 

Mace Windu was a Jedi Master that was portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. The name Mace is also a type of blunt weapon.

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11. Poe 

Oscar Isaac’s lovable character Poe Dameron is a fighter pilot who first appeared in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. According to Name Berry, it’s a surname that comes from a medieval nickname for a vain or flamboyantly dressed person.

12. Anakin

Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader’s real name, is in the top 1000 names for boys in the US. In case you didn’t know, Anakin means “warrior”.

13. Jyn

Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso is another badass female character who appeared in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The name Jyn could be an alternative spelling for Jean, which means “Gift of God” in Hebrew. Furthermore, it sounds similar to “gold” in Chinese.

14. Cassian 

Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna, is an Alliance Intelligence office who appeared alongside Jyn in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. His name Cassian is a saints’ and Latin clan name, related to Cassius (which means “empty, vain”).