In case you haven’t noticed, The Wizard of Oz is a trend that is popping up just about everywhere. Oz: The Great and Powerful is a new Disney film that will officially hit theaters March 8, 2013 and has already spiked a explosion of sales in the toy and merchandise department. I can’t wait to see it! This is supposed to be a prequel to the original film The Wizard of Oz which will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. You can also look forward to a Wizard of Oz float in the Macy’s Day Parade this year and in 2014. ;)
L. Frank Baum started it all when he penned 14 Oz books, publishing the first in 1900. It has become one of the best-known stories in American pop culture thanks to the original movie in 1939 and Disney’s upcoming version (which I can’t wait to see). If you are familiar with the story, series or movies, you know that there are quite a few unique characters with names to match.
It will be interesting to see if any of these 20 names from ‘Oz’ grow in popularity due to the spike in this story’s popularity. Would you consider any of these names for your little one?
20 "OZ" Inspired Baby Names
Click through the slideshow to view 20 Wizard of Oz inspired baby names for boys and girls.
Oz is the ruler of the Land of Oz. The female version of this name is Ozma.
May is played by Abigail Spencer in Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Ojo is a Munchkin boy who loves adventure and goes through plenty of adventures in the fictional book “Land of Oz” . Funny enough, Ojo was known as “Ojo the Unlucky” but not for any particularly good reason. The Tinman renamed him “Ojo the Lucky” as he believed that his bad luck was due to his own mindset.
Evana was one of the five daughters of Evoldo, King of Ev. She had nine other brothers and sisters who were all sold to the Nome King, transformed into ornaments to decorate his palace and then rescued later on by Bilina.
Quadling Farah is one of the female characters in the upcoming movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. The Quadlings are also inhabitants of Glinda’s kingdom. Kind country folk.
Quadling Farah is one of the characters in the upcoming movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. Farah is a much more common name and can be used alone.
The Winkies are some of the most skillful tinsmiths in the world and live in Winkie Country, the west country of Oz.
Allegro da Capo is also known as the Musicker. He lives outside the Land of Oz and he makes constant music with his breathing as his lungs are full of reeds. The sound resembles a harmonica.
In the upcoming 2013 Disney film: Oz: The Great and Powerful, Theodora is a beautiful witch who is protected by her sister Evanora. She ultimately wants peace to come to the Land of Oz.
Emily Elizabeth Brown, better known as Aunt Em was the aunt of Dorothy Gale and lived with her niece and husband Henry on a farm in Kansas.
Uncle Henry is the beloved uncle of Dorothy who was adopted by both he and his wife Emily (Aunt Em).
Dorothy is of course the young girl who was swept away to the Land of Oz.
Knuck is one of the Munchkins who is loyal to Glinda and is a bit on the grouchy side.
In the original 1939 film, Nikko is the leader of the flying monkeys.
Evanora is the powerful and over-protective sister of Theodora. She has named herself the protector of Emerald City and royal advisor to the land.
Glinda is the good witch who rules over the kingdom of the kind residents of Oz. She is genuinely good and helps Oz.
Sapphire is one of the six snubnosed princesses in the book Sky Island.
Margolette is the Magician’s wife in The Patchwork Girl of Oz.
Nanda is a name that works for boys and girls, however in the story of Oz, Nanda is a maid in Ev’s royal palace. She is mentioned in the book Ozma of Oz.
Kiki Aru is one of the munchkin boys, but this name could easily be used for a girl as well.