Baby Names for Boys Inspired by the Hottest Movie Stars and Celebrities

Do you ever dream of your baby boy becoming one of these movie stars that all women desire? We have a list of the most up-to-date celebrity A-list from Hollywood, analyzing their names and origin.Hello! My Name is Benedict.

The Best Hollywood-Inspired Baby Boy Names for your Little Star

  • Benedict: We start the list with probably the hottest movie star of 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch. Benedict Timothy Carlton’s full name provides an array of interesting names for a handsome baby boy. We chose Benedict because it is the most distinctive of them all. First of all, the current Pope’s name is Benedict XVI, giving an elevated image of respect. Benedict Cumberbatch thought takes the name to a whole new level! Too clever and too cool, he plays characters that are uber-trendy and prestigious. He has an insane charisma that glorifies the name. Your son will be thankful!
  • Τom: perhaps you might expect to see Tom because of Tom Cruise. But in fact, the name made it to the list of baby names for boys inspired by the hottest movie stars, thanks to Tom Hiddleston. Eloquent and tall, Hiddleston is one of the most charming men in Hollywood. His stardom was so great that he beats all other Avenger characters for a good reason. A philosophical soul that radiates happy vibes and loves being with a crowd, Tom Hiddleston’s sexiest role was Loki as the twisted brother of Thor. So, ladies, pay attention to this one!
  • Henry:it might be a royal name, but it can be seen as the hottest 6-abs in Hollywood, thanks to Henry Cavill. Impossibly sculpted and buff, his role as Superman, generated frenzied lust for millions of female fans worldwide. If all ancient Greeks looked like him, as we saw him in the 2011 movie Immortals, I wouldn’t mind stepping into the time machine and traveling back in time! Your baby boy will be confident with this kind of body and name to accompany his every step!
  • Ryan: Seriously, can you get any sexier than Ryan Gosling? From the romantic Notebook to the mugger thwarting Driver character, Ryan knows what women want. He is the epitome of cool and steadfast. Ryan is an Irish name that means little king, and Ryan Gosling is the king of your heart. It can be one of the safest bets you can have for sexy baby names for boys.
  • Robert: I can think of some people who would even sell their lives to the devil to be like multi-billionaire genius Tony Stark, the alter ego of the Ironman. The same goes for Robert Downey Jr, the intelligent man behind the machine. Thanks to his sheer charisma, he is one of the hottest movie actors in Hollywood. He is a ludicrously good-looking man who can fly not because he has superpowers but because he invents stuff. So if you want to see your son becoming a creative genius, choose Robert and sleep with peace of mind!
  • Liam: Fans of Liam are in good company with actors Liam Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, and singer Liam Payne.

Hello! My Name is Liam.

  • Chris: the name sounds familiar, and yes, it’s common. But if you think about Chris Hemsworth, there is nothing common about him! The hot actor who plays Thor, the mighty Norse God, is a romantic character who risks everything to come back for his human love. Strong and fierce with a hammer, Chris Hemsworth gives this name a godly aura that can smash his opponents in a blink of an eye. Perfect for parents looking for a name to go along with a career-oriented baby boy who needs to be tough in a business environment.
  • Sebastian: Sebastian Stan, The Winter Soldier from Captain America, will continue influencing parents looking for trendy boy names this year.
  • Michael: yes, you can forget about Mike when you have Michael Fassbender next! The Irish-German actor is on fire with his latest films: he plays Magneto in the superhero film X-Men: First Class. After that, he was Archie Hicox in the Inglourious Basterds, next to Brad Pitt (a bit overused name for a list like this, so don’t expect to find it here). And more recently, the Counselor and 12 years an enslaved person. A talented and sometimes cocky figure can boost your baby boy’s sex appeal!
  • Hugh: the anti-hero Wolverine Marvel comics character earned international fame for Hugh Jackman. Hugh became an instant hit rising in baby name charts across the world with him. The meaning of Hugh is mind and intellect, and if you add this to the frequently shirtless beast that can rip people to shreds with his claws, then you have a winning combo! Bonus: Hugh Jackman is known for being one of the nicest people in Hollywood, a person with an honestly good heart that cares for his friends. Aren’t these attributes that your son should have, right?
  • Nolan: Sound familiar? That’s likely because of renowned director Christopher Nolan (Tenet) and Modern Family actor Nolan Gould.
  • Bradley:does the surname Cooper sound any bells to you? Of course, it does! Silver Linings Playbook was one of the cutest movie films of the last couple of years. Bradley Cooper played an amazing role as the half-crazy guy trying to get over his ex by learning how to dance. Come on, admit it, you felt sorry for him too and wanted to just give him a hug. But Bradley is in great shape, and he can inspire your baby boy to get at least some of his mega-star image.
  • Idris: brace yourselves for an unusual name that became insanely popular thanks to hot actor Idris Elba. He is the only person on our list who is also a producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. All in one amazing package! Idris is, in fact, a baby name of Welsh origin that means Lord. However, some baby name researchers suggest that the name has Arabic roots with a different meaning, study and learn. It can also be considered a Muslim baby name since the name can be found twice in the holy book Koran as a prophet’s name. He also speaks French, so expect a multi-cultural and international heritage with this name.
  • Zachary: if you count the list right, this should be the 11th name, but who cares. When it comes to Quinto, you can’t resist the temptation. With his fiery Vulcan passion, he is one of the movie stars with hidden depths waiting to be discovered. Just like his name! A rare Hebrew choice that means the Lord has remembered. Zach or Zak can be short alternatives, though the full Zachary name brings in mind the powerful Sylar from Heroes that almost destroyed Earth (no spoilers!)

Hello! My name is Zachary.

100 Glamorous Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names

JesseMeaning: “God exists,” Bob Dylan’s son. (English origin).
StrummerMeaning: “one who strums” is the baby name of Julia Stiles’ son. (Greek origin).
AaronMeaning: “mountain of strength,” the name for several actors, including Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad also famous screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. (Greek origin).
HughMeaning: “mind,” actors Hugh Laurie and Hugh Jackman. A very similar baby name is Hugo. (Hebrew origin).
BirdieMeaning: “little bird,” the name of Jessica Simpson’s third child. (Hebrew origin).
GerardMeaning: “spear-headed,” name of ‘300’ star Gerard Butler. (English origin).
TroyMeaning: “foot soldier.” Troy Garity is the son of celeb parents Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden. (Greek origin).
GeorgeMeaning: “farmer.” George Clooney is a celebrated movie star. (German origin).
MatthewMeaning: “gift of Yahweh.” Matthew McConaughey is an actor starring ‘interstellar’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street. (Hebrew origin).
SeanMeaning: “God is gracious,” name of Sean Flynn, born to celeb parents Jane Seymour and David Flynn. (Hebrew origin).
ChristopherMeaning: “Christ-bearer,” name of the famous movie director Christopher Nolan. (Greek origin).
WilliamMeaning: “will” and “helm.” Actor William Shatner is an example. (English origin).
RonaldMeaning: “advice” and “ruler” name of Jerry Lewis’ son with Patti Palmer. (Hebrew origin).
EthanMeaning: “strong,” the celebrity son of actor John Wayne. (Latin origin).
KitMeaning: “follower of Christ,” Jodie Foster’s eldest son. (Arabic origin).
EnnioMeaning: “favored by God” is Erin McNaught’s son. (English origin).
OliverMeaning: “olive tree,” name of actor Oliver Hudson. (Latin origin).
HeathMeaning: “moor dweller,” name of the actor, Heath Ledger. (Hebrew origin).
DoddMeaning: “plump.” Dodd Mitchell Darin is the celebrity baby of Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin. (Scottish origin).
FrankMeaning: “free man.” Frank Sinatra from the 20th Century. (German origin).
RaddixMeaning: “root” is actress Cameron Diaz’s son, the most unique baby celebrity name. (English origin).


HartMeaning: “stag” is the name of Miranda Kerr’s son. (Greek origin).
HansMeaning: “Yahweh is gracious.” Hans Zimmer is a well-known film score composer. (Scottish origin).
OrlandoMeaning: “from glorious lands,” renowned actor Orlando Bloom. (Hebrew origin).
IsaiahMeaning: “Yahweh is salvation.” Isaiah Washington is a  famous actor and an internet personality. (Scandinavian origin).
AlecMeaning: “defender,” the name of popular SNL star Alec Baldwin. (Italian origin).
RiverMeaning: “large stream of water,” actor Joaquim Phoenix’s son. (German origin).
MylesMeaning: “soldier,” Marlon Brando’s son. (Spanish origin).
EdMeaning: “rich” or “friend.” Ed Sheeran is a celebrity singer/songwriter. (Spanish origin).
SamuelMeaning: “God heard,” the name of Jessica Lange’s son. (Spanish origin).
TerryMeaning: “tribe power,” the celebrity baby of ’90s actress Doris Day. (English origin).
Adam Meaning: “the earth” (as in-ground). Adam Sandler is a  well-known celebrity actor in movies such as  ‘Uncut Gems’ and ’50 First Dates’. (Latin origin).
AnthonyMeaning: “of the Antonius family,” the name of Anthony Bourdain, a famous TV personality. (English origin).
LeonardoMeaning: “strong as a lion.” Leonardo DiCaprio is an Oscar-winning actor. (Hebrew origin).
HalMeaning: “house ruler” is Benedict Cumberbatch’s son. (English origin).
PsalmMeaning: “song,” Kim and Kanye West’s second child. (German origin).
CzarMeaning: “emperor” is the name of Indian celeb film producer/actress Farah Khan’s youngest son. (Welsh origin).
ChaceMeaning: “seize.” Chace Crawford is a famous actor (‘The Boys’). (Hebrew origin).
ReignMeaning: “rule,” Kourtney Kardashian’s infant son. (Irish origin).
OnyxMeaning: “black gem” is the unique name celeb parents Alanis Morisette, and Mario Treadway gave to their child. (Scottish origin).
BrianMeaning: “noble.” Both phonetically similar, Bryan Cranston is an actor, while Brian Adams is a popular musician. (Latin origin).
JakeMeaning: “holder of the heel,” actor Jake Gyllenhaal. (Latin origin).
IanMeaning: “God is gracious.” Actor Ian McKellen and ‘James Bond’ author Ian Fleming. (German origin).
JackieMeaning: “God is gracious.” Examples include actor Jackie Chan. (English origin).
FarrokhMeaning: “fortunate.” Farrokh Bulsara is the real name of iconic rock-star Freddie Mercury. (Latin origin).
UptonMeaning: “upper field,” famous author Upton Sinclair. (Italian origin).
GaryMeaning: “spear.” Gary Oldman is a famous actor. (French origin).
KendrickMeaning: “family ruler.” The biggest celeb example is hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar. (German origin).
AudioMeaning: “sound” is the name of actress Shannyn Sossamon’s son. (Irish origin).
DanielMeaning: “God is my strength.” Daniel Radcliffe is best known for his Harry Potter in the adapted film series. (Latin origin).
HenryMeaning: “homeland ruler.” Henry Cavill is a famous actor. (German origin).
BobMeaning: “bright fame.” Bob Marley and Bob Dylan are both celebrity singers/songwriters. (English origin).
JonahMeaning: “dove,” name of actor Jonah Hill. (Greek origin).
KieferMeaning: “pine tree.” Kiefer Sutherland is a famous movie producer. (English origin).
IdrisMeaning: interpreter”. ‘The Wire’ star Idris Alba is a celebrity example. (English origin).
JettMeaning: “jet black,” John Travolta’s son. (Hebrew origin).
DavidMeaning: “beloved.” David Bowie, a.k.a Ziggy, is a world-famous singer. (French origin).
EdwardMeaning: “prosperous,” Christopher Edward Wilding, son of celebrity parents Michael Wilding and Elizabeth Taylor. (Italian origin).
JasonMeaning: “healer,” Sean Connery’s only son. (English origin).
StormiMeaning: “stormy,” Kylie Jenner’s child. (English origin).
DonaldMeaning: “world ruler.” Donald Glover is the real name of actor/rapper Childish Gambino. (English origin).
CharlesMeaning: “free man” is a variation of Charles, both names of several famous movie stars such as Charlie Day and Charlie Chaplin. (Greek origin).


BodhiMeaning: “enlightenment” is the baby name of Megan Fox’s son. (Latin origin).
BenedictMeaning: blessed’ is the name of ‘Sherlock’s lead star Benedict Cumberbatch. (English origin).
MichaelMeaning: “who is like God.” Michael Jackson is a pop sensation of the last Century. (Greek origin).
LiamMeaning: “protector,” examples being Liam Gallagher, a former member of the band ‘Oasis,’ and actor Liam Neeson. (Latin origin).
JadenMeaning: “thankful.” Jaden Smith is a famous actor and son of Will Smith. (Scandinavian origin).
GordonMeaning: “spacious fort” is the name of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. (Hebrew origin).
AnacaMeaning: “sweet-faced” is the baby name of Candice Swanepoel’s son. (Hebrew origin).
AppleMeaning: referring to the fruit, is the unusual name of the baby of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow (Hebrew origin).
ChadwickMeaning: “town of Chad.” Chadwick Bosman was a talented actor. (English origin).
PatrickMeaning: “nobleman,” popular theatre and movie actor Patrick Stewart. (Hebrew origin).
BradleyMeaning: “broad meadow” is the name of several Hollywood stars, including Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt. (Greek origin).
JordanMeaning: “descend” is the name of singer/songwriter Jordan Fisher. (French origin).
KeanuMeaning: “cold breeze.” Keanu Reeves is a  famous contemporary film star. (English origin).
BrendanMeaning: “prince.” Actor Brendan Fraser has this name. (Hebrew origin).
LeoneMeaning: lion’ is Italian hip-hop star Fedez’s child’s name. (Greek origin).
JohnMeaning: “YHWH has been gracious.” Author John Green and wrestler John Cena have this name. (Greek origin).
IveyMeaning: “ivy” is Jamie Watson’s son’s name. (Hebrew origin).
JamieMeaning: “heel” or “supplanter.” Actor Jamie Dornan is an example. (Latin origin).
SailorMeaning: boatman” Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner’s child. (Greek origin).
ScottMeaning: “Scottish” name of Paul Newman’s eldest son. (Latin origin).
HarryMeaning: “home-ruler.” Name of singer, Harry Styles. (English origin).
EvanMeaning: “youth.” Evan Ross, Diana Ross’s son. (Scottish origin).
CricketMeaning: “insect of the night” is the unique name Busy Phillip gave to her son. (German origin).
RonanMeaning: “little seal,” the name of Mia Farrow’s celebrity baby son. (English origin).
BanjoMeaning: “a stringed musical instrument” is Australian actress Rachel Griffiths’ son’s unique name. (Hebrew origin).
LarryMeaning: “man from Laurenam.” Larry King is an iconic talk show host. (German origin).
OtisMeaning: “prosperity,” Olivia Wilde’s child. (English origin).
EricMeaning: “eternal king” is the name of legendary singer/guitarist Eric Clapton. (English origin).
KultureMeaning: “culture” is Cardi B’s child, another eccentric celebrity baby name. (English origin).
KevinMeaning: “of noble birth.” Kevin Hart is a celebrated stand-up comic. (Hebrew origin).
GravityMeaning: “gravitas, ” American celebrity model Lucky Blue Smith’s son. (Latin origin).
TitanMeaning: “big powerful man,” Kelly Rowland’s child’s name. (Spanish origin).
HrithikMeaning: “from the heart.” Name of Hrithik Roshan, a Bollywood star. (Spanish origin).
ChadMeaning: “warrior/leader,” the celebrity baby born to parents Steve McQueen and Nelie Adams. (Hebrew origin).
EliasMeaning: “Yahweh is with me” is Michael Bublé’s son. (Hebrew origin).
RayMeaning: “advisor,” name of Jack Nicholson’s son. (Spanish origin).
HarrisonMeaning: “son of Harry,” name of actor Harrison Ford. (Greek origin).
DexterMeaning: “dyer,” Diane Keaton’s son. (Hebrew origin).


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