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The Most Popular Baby Names Inspired by Fictional Villains

The most popular name inspired by a villain? Dexter.
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December 10, 2021
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Some parents have baby’s name picked out from day one. Others, however, search long and hard for the moniker they feel fits best—and it can often be one of the hardest decisions to make!

Many parents look to the internet, their family history and pop culture for inspiration—including some of their favorite stories and movies. Now, a new survey from baby-monitor brand Babysense is finding the most popular baby names in the U.S. and U.K inspired by villains. The survey looked at data for baby names since 2000, using a list of 55 of the most popular fictional villains. (The list did remove some common names, such as Norman and Freddy.) Here’s what they found.

The Most Popular Baby Names Inspired By Villains in the U.S. and U.K.

  1. Dexter (from Dexter)
  2. Lucius (from Harry Potter)
  3. Loki (from Thor)
  4. Vito (from The Godfather)
  5. Dolores (from Harry Potter)
  6. Ebenezer (from A Christmas Carol)
  7. Ursula (from The Little Mermaid)
  8. Bane (from The Dark Knight Rises)
  9. Draco (from Harry Potter)
  10. Phyllis (from Double Indemnity)

The 5 Most Popular Boy Baby Names Inspired By Villains

  1. Dexter (from Dexter)
  2. Lucius (from Harry Potter)
  3. Vito (from The Godfather)
  4. Loki (from Thor)
  5. Bane (from The Dark Knight Rises)

The 5 Most Popular Girl Baby Names Inspired By Villains

  1. Dolores (from Harry Potter)
  2. Ursula (from The Little Mermaid)
  3. Phyllis (from Double Indemnity)
  4. Narissa (from Enchanted)
  5. Morgana (from The Little Mermaid)

The Most Unusual Baby Names Inspired By Villains

  1. The Governor (from The Walking Dead)
  2. Maleficent (from Maleficent)
  3. Darth Vadar (from Star Wars)
  4. Chucky (from Child’s Play)
  5. Vee (from Orange Is the New Black)

To learn more about the survey, visit BabysenseMonitors.com. Plus, for more baby name ideas, check out the resources available on The Bump.

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