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50 Star Wars Inspired Baby Names
We didn’t own a lot of movies when I was growing up, but one year, my mom gave my dad the original Star Wars trilogy for a birthday gift, and I was immediately an enormous fan.
Twenty years later, they are still some of my favorite movies.
Looking through these baby names made me anxious to watch them all again (and even more excited about the news that movies 7, 8, and 9 are forthcoming).
If you’re a Star Wars fan too, check out these baby names inspired by one of the best movie franchises of all time:
Star Wars Names
If “Skywalker” is a bit much for you (and it probably is), Walker is a popular alternative.
This is a boy name I really love, and it’s a nice nod to the Jedi Knights who keep the universe safe.
You may not want to name your sweet baby after Darth Vader, but Veda is a darling little girl name.
Stormtroopers may bring to mind soldiers in puffy white armor, but Storm is a strong, gorgeous name. It’s one of my favorites.
Star is such a magical name!
Sky is a subtle nod to hero Luke Skywalker.
If you’re really a dedicated fan, “Solo” is a GREAT name.
Boba Fett has become a cult figure from the Star Wars movies. Drop the “A” and go with Bob.
Or you can to the origin of Bob with “Robert.”
Portman might be a bit much for a first name, but Porter is perfect.
Owen is the name of the uncle who raises Luke Skywalker. (It also hit #38 for boys in 2012 on the Social Security name list!)
Natalie Portman portrays the lovely, brave, and smart Padmé Amidala in the first three Star Wars movies.
If you’re having a boy, Nate is a great alternative to Natalie.
Do you want to name your child after the Millennium Falcon without admitting you named your child for Han Solo’s beloved ship? Millie is a safe choice.
Or go for the longer version with Amelia.
“Padmé” might be going a bit too far, but May is very nice.
Or stay a little more true to “Padmé” with an “e” ending.
Mark Hamill is best-known for portraying Luke Skywalker.
Did you know “Mara” is the name of Luke Skywalker’s wife? (I didn’t even know he got married!)
This super tough name is the name of the Jedi played by Samuel Jackson. No one will mess with him on the playground.
Whether you’re thinking “Luke Skywalker” or “George Lucas,” you can’t go wrong with this name.
Or go with Lucas instead of Luke.
If you’re a serious Star Wars fan, you might be ready to go with Leia. Just skip the cinnamon bun hairdo.
Or try “Leah” for an easier-to-spell (and less obviously Star Wars) name.
Layla is a fun, modern variation on “Leia.”
The last name of the couple that raises Luke in the deserts of Tatooine.
I love the quick-talking friend of Han Solo played by Billy Dee Williams.
Add an “n” and it becomes a name perfect for a boy or girl!
If Jedi is too much for you, Jed is a good alternative.
Or go with Jason instead.
Jaina is Han and Leia’s daughter – try Jane instead (for one, it’s easier to spell, and won’t be mispronounced her entire life!)
Han and Leia’s son is named Jacen. Jace is a great, modern alternative.
This name (Hayden Christensen played Anakin in the Star Wars movies 2 and 3) is up in the top 100 on the Social Security name list.
A Solo fan having a girl? Try Hannah.
Give a little nod to the man who started it all (and your child can share a name with the royal baby).
The Rebel Base where Princess Leia awards Luke and Han their medals for rescuing here is called Yavin. Swap the Y for a G and you have a popular boy name.
I’ll never grow out of my ten-year-old crush on Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
Wasn’t Carrie Fisher perfect as Princess Leia? She really holds her own in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Or go with her first name for a girl!
Loosely based on the name of Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon.
A shortened version of Hayden Christensen’s last name is always a popular name for a boy.
Ben Kanobi was a good guy until the end, when he sacrificed his life to let Han, Leia, and Luke escape the Death Star.
If you like a long name rather than a shortened version, try out Benjamin.
I would strongly recommend NOT naming your child Chewbacca, but Becca is a good alternative.
Back before Darth Vader donned his scary mask, he was a cute little guy named Anakin.
Or, if you’re having a girl, try Anna. There’s a name that never goes out of style!
Queen Amidala is a mouthful, but Amy is very cute (and easier to spell).
Ready to join the Rebel Alliance? Here’s a name for you.
I had no idea this was the name of Han Solo and Leia Organa’s granddaughter. Now you know!
I love the name “Ace.” So full of spunk and vigor. (And is gently related to “The Phantom MenACE”).