30 Nerdy Baby Names for Geeky Parents That Aren’t Ridiculous

As a nerd, you may have already latched on to a meaningful baby name specific to your fandom or fascination of choice.

For geeky parents-to-be who are undecided or need inspiration, nerdy baby names can run the gamut from those originating in a beloved galaxy far, far away to the obscure corners of comic book worlds before their main characters were on every big screen.

Instead of hiring a baby name consultant, use your nerdy brain to embrace your inner geek without dooming your spawn to a lifetime of cruel jokes and bad puns. 


The last name of the iconic Reading Rainbow host who also played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek is peak geek.

Give Ellen Ripley the respect she earned and your baby after Sigourney Weaver's Alien character. Believe it or not, this is an Old English name that refers to a clearing in the woods, a meadow.



If you're more of a literary nerd than a sci-fi geek, you'll recognize this name from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. A fine tribute to the honorable (fictional) attorney, the name is believed to have Ancient Roman roots.

The term for the songs sung at Christmastime, but also the first name of Carol Danvers. A fine choice to pay homage to Captain Marvel.


The nickname for the powerful warlock from the Legend of Zelda, Ganondorf, is technically spelled with only one “l.” Change up the spelling to remove some of the villain vibes.


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