Who wouldn’t want to hold a little baby Sheev in their arms? No? Ok, maybe that’s a bad example. But trust me, the galaxy far, far away has plenty of outstanding names for your bundle of joy.
Of course, there’s some obvious no-gos, like Jar Jar or Greedo, but there are some outstanding names to pull from Star Wars movies, shows, and more.
The massive Star Wars universe gives parents plenty of options when choosing a name to honor the franchise, and this list of names for soon-to-be parents represents our best picks for 2021.
Star Wars baby names for boys
Let’s get the easiest one out of the way: Luke is one of the most normal names in the Star Wars universe and fittingly is the name of its main protagonist. And BabyNames.com reports Luke has been on an upward trend since the 1950s.
Luke Skywalker, everyone’s favorite X-wing pilot, is the perfect name for a young boy. Just like Luke in A New Hope, your child is set for an amazing future filled where they can change the world for the better just like his namesake.
Sadly we only have one sun for your baby boy to look out at longingly. Not every planet can have twin suns like Tatooine.
Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi is one of the most beloved characters in the saga for good reason. A powerful Jedi who defeated both General Grievous and a recently-turned Darth Vader, Ben Kenobi is an iconic Jedi across multiple eras of Star Wars storytelling.
Add in that the name is shared by redeemed Ben Solo, and you have a perfect name for your little Jedi.
Cal Kestis is a recent addition to the Star Wars universe but has quickly become a fan favorite. his starring role in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has worked the Order 66 survivor into the hearts of players across the world.
Honorable mention boy names:
Star Wars baby names for girls
The protagonist of the sequel trilogy, Rey Skywalker has become the face of Star Wars for a new generation of fans. Whether your girl chooses a blue or yellow kyber crystal, she’ll be matching one of the most powerful heroes in the galaxy.
According to BabyNames.com, the popularity of the name Rey began to grow right around 2015 when The Force Awakens was released, and it’s at lucky spot No. 888 among U.S. baby names.
Fans who have seen The Clone Wars have gotten to watch Ahsoka Tano grow up right in front of their eyes. A strong-willed Jedi with an impeccable moral compass, Ahsoka Tano is a perfect role model for your children to look up to.
She may have be sidelined in The Rise of Skywalker, but Rose Tico definitely made her mark on the Star Wars universe with her appearance in The Last Jedi. Despite having less power than others in the Resistance, Rose is always putting herself on the front line of the action and doing whatever it takes to bring peace to the galaxy.
Honorable mention girls names:
Choosing a name for your child is an important step, and for the Star Wars-loving parents out there, this list should inspire some hope for the next little Star Wars fan coming into your family!