25 Baby Names Inspired by Wes Anderson Films

The very first Wes Anderson movie I ever saw was “Rushmore” and I have been hooked on his films ever since. I know there are quite a few Wes Anderson fans out there and I’ve always thought that his memorable film characters would make great baby name inspiration, so I decided to compile a few of my favorites in a list. There are some great options that both Anderson fans and non-fans alike can appreciate.

  • 25 Baby Names Inspired By Wes Anderson Films

    25 Baby Names Inspired By Wes Anderson Films

    If you are a lover of Wes Anderson films, then perhaps you might care to give him a nod with your baby naming choice? Check out these great baby names that Anderson fans and non-Anderson fans alike can be inspired by!

  • Max

    Max

    Max Fischer from “Rushmore” is probably one of my all-time favorite Anderson characters. His unending optimism blended with awkward brilliance is hard not to love. I love this short and sweet name for a little boy.

  • Francis

    Francis

    Francis Whitman was Owen Wilson’s character in the movie “The Darjeeling Limited” and I think it could make a great name for a boy or a girl!

  • Margot

    Margot

    Margot has long been on my favorites list, and although I’m not sure I could ever convince my husband to go for it, I think Margot Tenenbaum from “The Royal Tenenbaums” makes for a great name muse.

  • Zissou

    Zissou

    I’ll admit that this name is a bit out there, but I think that the name Zissou inspired by Team Zissou of “The Life Aquatic” would make for a fun and unexpectedly quirky middle name for die-hard Wes Anderson fans.

  • Suzy

    Suzy

    Suzy Bishop of “Moonrise Kingdom” may have a short name, but it certainly is sweet. I adore spunky little girl names and this one certainly is that.

  • Eli

    Eli

    Eli Cash of “The Royal Tenenbaums” was certainly a lovable character and would make a great inspiration for a baby boy name.

  • Herman

    Herman

    Herman is one of those names that definitely isn’t popular, but I kind of like the vintage feel of it. And for Bill Murray fans, Herman Blume was the character he played in the movie “Rushmore.”

  • Alistair

    Alistair

    Alistair Hennessey was one of Anderson’s characters in “The Life Aquatic” and I think the name is quite regal and an interesting pick for a little one.

  • Royal

    Royal

    Another regal pick, Royal Tenenbaum, the patriarch from “The Royal Tenenbaums,” might make a fun option for a little one. This could be a boy’s or a girl’s name, but I prefer it for a little boy.

  • Whitman

    Whitman

    I’ve already professed my love for last names as first names and the idea of using the last name of Francis Whitman from “The Darjeeling Limited” is no different. A cute unisex baby name option.

  • Cash

    Cash

    Another cute last name option inspired by Eli Cash of “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

  • Blume

    Blume

    The last name of Herman Blume from “Rushmore”, I think this could make an interesting take on the name “Bloom” which was actually on my favorites list for a little girl.

  • Eleanor

    Eleanor

    Eleanor was one of my top baby names when I was naming my daughter. I actually had planned to use it as her middle name for a little while. I might have been even more enticed had I remembered that it was shared with Eleanor Zissou of “The Life Aquatic”.

  • Raleigh

    Raleigh

    I adored Bill Murray’s character Raleigh St. Clair in “The Royal Tenenbaums” and I think this name is just the sweetest. Perfect for a little lady or a little man.

  • Calloway

    Calloway

    Did I mention I love last names as first names? Dirk Calloway was Max’s right hand man in the movie “Rushmore”.

  • Jack

    Jack

    You can’t go wrong with a short and snappy name for a boy and Jack is a classic shared with the character Jack Whitman in “The Darjeeling Limited”.

  • Richie

    Richie

    While Richie is short for Richard, I actually rather like Richie as a stand alone name. I think it’s fresh and fun. It was also the name of Luke Wilson’s character (Richie Tenenbaum) in “The Royal Tenenbaums”.

  • Renzo

    Renzo

    Renzo Pietro was the original score composer for Team Zissou in “The Life Aquatic” and while it is probably short for Lorenzo, I love this name on its own and had actually never heard it before!

  • Etheline

    Etheline

    While Ethel might seem a bit too “old lady”, Etheline has a pretty ring to it and is a name shared by Anjelica Houston’s character, Etheline Tenenbaum, in “The Royal Tenenbaums”.

  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

    The school boy crush of Max Fischer in the movie “Rushmore” was Rosemary Cross and it’s a name I’ve always fancied. Also a family name for me.

  • Mordecai

    Mordecai

    This name actually has Biblical ties, but it is also the name of Richie Tenenbaum’s falcon in “The Royal Tenenbaums”, which I think makes it a super fun name idea. What a fun story to say you share a name with a falcon!

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    A lovely classic name with a variety of nickname options, Margaret Yang was one of Max’s friends in the movie “Rushmore”.

  • Jane

    Jane

    I know that Jane might be seen as a bit of a boring name, but I think it’s lovely and classic and one I would definitely consider. Jane Winslett-Richardson was also the name of a character in “The Life Aquatic”.

  • Ash

    Ash

    Ash was the name of Mr. and Mrs. Fox’s son in “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” and I think it’s a cute name for a little boy with a fun point of inspiration.

  • Ari

    Ari

    Ari was the name of one of Chas Tenenbaum’s sons in “The Royal Tenenbaums” and is a name that could work for a boy or a girl.

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