10 Baby Names Inspired By “Stranger Things”

If you’re like us, then you’ve probably finished watching “Stranger Things” season 2. Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana during the 1980s, the highly-popular Netflix original series features an supernatural dimension called the “Upside Down.” But what we love most about the show is its remarkable characters.

So here are some really cool baby names inspired by the actors and characters inspired by “Stranger Things”:

1. Maxine

Played by child star Sadie Sink, Maxine (or Max for short) is one of the key characters in the show. In Latin, it means “great woman”.

2. Eleven

What a way to name your kid, right? Eleven (or El for short), who is played by Millie Bobby Brown, is a young girl who has psychokinetic abilities.

3. Winona

Did you know that actress Winona Ryder, who plays Joyce Byers in the show, was named after a city in Minnesota? Also, Winona is a Sioux Indian name meaning “firstborn daughter”.

4. Finn

Taken from Finn Wolfhard, the actor who played Mike Wheeler, this Irish baby name means “fair”.

Stranger Things Baby Names
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5. Dacre

Dacre (pronounced Day-Ker) Montgomery plays the charismatic but cruel character Billy. The name is originated as a surname first recorded in the 13th century and survives in the descendants of “Dracula” author Bram Stoker.

6. Dustin

Gaten Matarazzo’s Dustin Henderson is arguably one of the best characters in “Stranger Things”. The name means “valiant fighter” in German.

7. Tinsley and Anniston

You may not know this, but Mike and Nancy Wheeler’s younger sister is played by a pair of twin girls – Tinsley and Anniston Price!

8. Cade

Actor Cade Jones plays James, a bully who hangs out with Troy. The name was actually one of the most popular baby names in the late ’80s.

9. Callahan

Although officer Callahan, who is played by actor John Paul Reynolds, only has a small part in the show, his name is still pretty cool.

10. Kali

Last but not least, Kali (also known as Eight). Played by Linnea Berthelsen, the character was experimented on at the Hawkins Laboratory and has illusion manipulation abilities.