The Mandalorian: The Child’s name and origin are finally revealed

The Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
The Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two. © 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

One of the great mysteries in Star Wars lore was finally revealed to fans, as in Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian series, we finally learned the name of The Child.

After nearly 2 seasons, the Child’s name has finally been revealed, and no, it’s not actually Baby Yoda, as he is commonly referred to online.

Please bear in mind, there are spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian “Chapter 13: The Jedi.” You have been warned!

In the episode, after Din Djarin and The Child find Ashoka Tano on the planet Corvus, Ashoka uses the Force to communicate telepathically with The Child in order to learn about his past, and finally, his name.

Up until this point, he had only been referred to on screen as either “The Child” (or “kid” as Mando calls him), and online, he is most commonly referred to as “Baby Yoda” as per his similar appearance to that of Jedi Master Yoda.

What’s Baby Yoda’s name?

However, through Ahsoka’s Force connection with The Child, she revealed that his name is in fact (drum roll, please): Grogu.

In addition to learning Grogu’s real name, Ashoka was also able to reveal a bit of his background.

Originally, he was being trained on Coruscant at the Jedi Temple before the Great Jedi Purge. He had several different masters during his time at the temple, and following the Clone Wars, he was hidden and an unknown person took him from the temple.

This took place approximately 30 years prior to the events of the show, and following the Jedi purge, Grogu’s memory became “dark” — leaving him lost and alone, that is, until he was rescued by the Mandalorian, who he now views as a father figure.

While we still don’t know everything about Grogu’s past or what exactly the Empire wants with him, we finally have the official name for the Child. However, I have a feeling he’s still going to be known as Baby Yoda online.

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Season 2 of Star Wars: The Mandalorian is currently streaming on Disney Plus.