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 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 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 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


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

  • 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 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


    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


    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


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

  • 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 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


    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


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

  • 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


    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 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


    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


    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


    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


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

  • 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 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 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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