As many expecting moms know, choosing a name for your bundle of joy can be nerve-wracking. Video games can serve as inspiration for creative and unique baby boy names. Here’s the ultimate list of video game names for boys. You can find my list of girls names here.
Aden is a character from Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. This name is Hebrew in origin and means “attractive” or “handsome.”
Alistair is a Dragon age character who is secret royalty. In Scotland this name means “defender of mankind.”
Basch is a soldier and captain from the Final Fantasy franchise. Basch is a German short form for Sebastian.
Barrett Wallace is from the Final Fantasy franchise. This is an English name that means “bear power.”
From Pokemon X/Y, Calem is the male protagonist. This name is a variation on Callum which means “dove.”
In Tomb Raider, Carter Bell is a rival to Lara Croft. The name Carter refers to those who transport goods.
Claude is the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto III. This is a common French name meaning “limping.”
Clayton is one of the Carmine brothers from the Gears of War franchise. This is an English name that refers to a place with good clay.
This name is inspired by the title character of the Sly Cooper franchise. Cooper means “barrel maker.”
Dante is the star of the Devil May Cry franchise. Dante is a Latin based name that means “enduring.”
Daxter is one of the title characters of the Jak and Daxter series. The name has Latin origins and means “dexterous.”
Demitri Maximoff is a character from the Darkstalkers game series. The name is Greek for “Earth-lover.”
Desmond is the main character of the first five Assassin’s Creed games. This is an Irish name that means “from South Munster.”
Inspired by the Walking Dead video games, Lee Everett is a star character who tries to protect Clementine from the zombies. This name means “strong as a wild boar.”
Lieutenant Commander Sam Fisher is a character from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell games. This name refers to a person who catches fish.
Franco is a technician working on the Sprawl from the Dead Space franchise. Franco is an Italian variation of Francis and refers to a Frenchman.
Gabriel is the star of Castlevania: lords of the Shadow who is feared as Dracula. This is a biblical name that means “God is my strength.”
Garrett is the star character of Thief. He has a mechanical eye that can zoom to help with is stealth missions. This name is English and means “ruled by the spear.”
Garrus Vakarian is from the Mass Effect game franchise. This name was invented for the game with the root “gar-” meaning “war” in French.
Gordon Freeman is the main character in the Half Life series. The name is Scottish for “spacious fort.”
Iori Yagami is from the King of Fighters. It is a given name in Japan.
Isaac Clarke is the main character of Dead Space who discovers the scary truth about the ship he was sent to investigate. Isaac is a Hebrew name that means “laughter.”
Jago is a fighting monk character from the Killer Instinct games. This name is a variation of Jacob which means “supplanter.”
Jak is one of the title character of the Jak and Daxter franchise. This name is a variation of Jack which means “God is gracious.”
Jedah Dohma is a character from the Darkstalkers series. This is the name of a city in Saudi Arabia.
Kaidan is an Alliance Navy officer from Mass Effect. The name is a combination of the Japanese words “strange” or “rare” and “talk.”
Kenshi is a swordsman from Mortal Kombat. This name can be loosely translated to “swordsman” or “knight” in Japan.
Kiel is a character from Rune Factory 4 who loves to read. The name is considered short form of Ezekiel which is Hebrew for “God strengthens.”
Kuma is a kick ass character from Tekken. The name means “bear” in Japanese.
Kyrie is the main character of Sands of Destruction. This name is Greek in origin and means “Lord.”
Professor Hershel Layton is the title character of the Professor Layton game series. This is an English name for “settlement with a leek garden.”
Leland Monroe is the CEO of Elysian Fields Development in the LA Noire series. This is an English name that means “meadow land.”
In Mafia III, Lincoln Clay is a Vietnam veteran and protagonist of the game. Lincoln is an English name that means “town by a pool.”
Maximo is the title character of Maximo:Ghost of Glory. This name is a Spanish variation of Maximus which means “greatest.”
Nathan “Rad” Spencer is a character in the Bionic Commando series and is famous for his bionic arm. This name is Hebrew for “given.”
Niko is a main character in the Grand Theft Auto IV game. There are many backgrounds to this name. It can be a variation of Nicholas.
Raziel is a character from the Legacy of Kain franchise. This is the name of an archangel in Jewish mysticism who is the “Keeper of Secrets.”
Ridley is a dragon character from Metroid. The name is Old English for “cleared wood.”
Ryu is a mega famous Street Fighter character. The name is Japanese for “dragon.”
Shang Tsung is a boss from Mortal Kombat. The name Shang is Chinese and refers to the Shang dynasty.
Commander Shephard is the main character in the Mass Effect game series. The name is English in origin and refers to a shepherd.
In Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Silas is the star character. Silas has Latin roots and means “of the forest.”
Soma is the star of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. As a word, Soma means “body” in Japan.
Tidus is a character from the Final Fantasy franchise. The name means “sun” in the Ryukyu dialect of Japanese.
Vaan is a Final Fantasy character who dreams of becoming a sky pirate. This was a medieval word meaning “flag” or “banner.”
Varric is a dwarf from the Dragon Age games. This name is a variation of the Germanic “Varick” which means “protector and ruler.”
Vergil is the supernatural son of a demon knight and twin brother to Dante from the Devil May Cry franchise. This is a common English name related to the word “vigil.”
Vincent Valentine from the Final Fantasy franchise is a character who works to fight the main antagonist, Sepiroth. This name is Latin in origin and means “conquering.”
Wheatley is a robot from the Portal franchise. This is an English name that means “from the wheat meadows.”
Winston is a genetically engineered gorilla from Overwatch. This is an English name that means “wine town.”
There you go. Fifty of the best boy names inspired by video games. Don’t forget to check out the girls list as well if you’re playing #TeamGreen. What was your favorite on the list?