If you’re a fan of sci-fi, or want a name that will stand the test of time, a futuristic baby name could be perfect for your new arrival. We’ve gathered together a list of our favourites, with many names inspired by space, sci-fi films and books, and even some that mean future.
From futuristic sci-fi names for girls and baby names for boys, to some unisex options that we’re sure you’ll love, read on to discover your little one’s future name.
How to come up with futuristic names
A great advantage of a future-proof baby name is their name will always be trending! So give your baby a futuristic name they will be proud of and make them stand out confidently.
Obviously we can't look into the future to know what futuristic names will actually be, but there's lots of sci-fi sounding inspiration in existing names, even from ancient sources such as Greek mythology names - you'd be surprised how many names of Ancient Greek origin are used for your favourite sci-fi characters.
Of course you can also decide to create your own futuristic name. A few tips for making your own name are:
• Think about pronunciation and spelling
• Make it meaningful - research the meaning behind names, are there any characteristics that you'd like your child to have, or a meaning that resonates with you?
• Is there a more traditional name you like the sound of that you could spell differently or change to make it more unique and sound more futuristic?
• Look back at ancient cultures and peoples, and other languages - as mentioned above, some of these names sound much more modern than you'd expect.
• There are also lots of futuristic name generators online aimed at writers of fantasy.
Here are some futuristic names and their meanings...
25 futuristic boy names
1 - Anakin: The name Anakin is primarily a male name of American origin that means Warrior. Also the name of the Star Wars film franchise main character, Anakin Skywalker.
2 - Azriel: The name Azrael is of Hebrew origin meaning "help of God".
3 - Cael: In Irish Mythology, Cael was the name of a great warrior.
4 - Cato: A name of Latin origins, meaning “all-knowing.” Conjuring up imagery of an omnipresent figure with deep-thinking capabilities, Cato is also rooted in Ancient Rome.
5 - Cosmo: This boy's name is of Greek origin meaning "order, or beauty". The cosmos is also another name for the Universe, so very spacey.
6 - Dorian: There are a few translations of Dorian, some believe it is derived from the Greek word doron, meaning “gift.” It also means "From the sea".
7 - Espen: Of Scandinavian origin meaning "God Bear"
8 - Ezra: Ezra comes from the Hebrew word azar meaning “help,” “aid,” or “protect.”
9 - Flynn: Flynn is an Irish surname or first name, an anglicised form of the Irish Ó Floinn, meaning "descendant of Flann" (a byname meaning "reddish (complexion)" or "ruddy").
10 - Harlin: Harlin as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harlin is "army land".
11 - Jaxson: Boy's name meaning "son of Jack", more commonly spelled Jackson, we think the addition of an "x" makes it much more futuristically.
12 - Jupiter: A name of Latin origin, he was the supreme deity of the Roman gods - meanings include: The supreme god; Jove; Sky, heaven; God of the sky. Although traditionally a masculine name, it's also a popular name for baby girls.
13 - Kyron: Kyron is a masculine name of Gaelic origin, whose roots may stretch to the shores of Ancient Greece. Meaning "little dark-haired one," Kyron conjures up a brooding, mysterious figure.
14 - Naren: Naren is a baby boy name of Sanskrit and Hindi origin meaning “superior man.”
15 - Nikolai: Nikolai is a mighty east Slavic boy's name that means “people of victory.”
16 -Nyx: The name Nyx is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "night". In Greek mythology, Nyx was a powerful goddess and the embodiment of the night.
17 - Storm: Most commonly derived from the British word storm, this baby name means “tempest.” Storm may also derive from the Old Norse word stormr—an uproar blow or gale.
18 - Takeshi: The name Takeshi is primarily a male name of Japanese origin that means Military, Warrior.
19 - Tarik: Meaning “evening caller,” Tarik is a baby boy name of Arabic origin.
20 - Theron: This name translates to “hunter”, of Greek origin it has a unique mythological charm evocative of tales of gods and heroes.
21 - Uriah: This is a Hebrew name meaning "flame of God."
22 - Wilder: Wilder is an English and German surname, sometimes used as a given name, meaning "untamed" or "wild".
23 - Wolfe: a male name of German origin, meaning wolf. If you like the meaning but would rather be a bit more obscure, Faolan is Irish and means "little wolf".
24 - Zariah: This gender-neutral name can mean "radiance" or "blossom".
25 - Zen: The baby name Zen comes from the word “zen”, which has Japanese, Chinese, and even Sanskrit origins.
25 futuristic girl names
1 - Aeryn: Meaning "daughter of eire" or "daughter of Ireland". Sometimes referred to as the "American" spelling of Erin.
2 - Ariana: The name Ariana is of Hebrew, Greek, and Old English origin and means "most holy." It derives from the Italian variation of Ariadne, meaning "holy."
3 - Artemis: In Greek mythology, Artemis was the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, hunting, and chastity.
4 - Astrid: Astrid is an old Scandinavian name that means “divinely beautiful.”
5 - Azura: A variant of the name Azure, the name means “sky blue.”
6 - Cosima: Another cosmic name, the feminine version of the name Cosimo. It is derived from the Greek Κοσμᾶς (Kosmâs), meaning 'order', 'decency'.
7 - Cressida: The name Cressida means “gold” and has many links to Greek mythology.
8 - Delphia: Delphia is a Christian baby girl name, its meaning is "Sibling, Love".
9 - Elya: Derived from the biblical name Elijah, which is of Hebrew origin.
10 - Falynn: Meaning "beautiful family", there's also an Irish form meaning "leader".
11 - Jinx: Perfect for kids with a mischievous streak, it means "spell" or "charm." Jinx may be used for both genders, although it is a more popular choice for girls than boys.
12 - Katniss: Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character from The Hunger Games trilogy written by American author Suzanne Collins. Her name comes from a plant with edible tubers called Sagittaria (katniss), from Sagittarius the Archer, whose name means He that throws arrows in Latin.
13 - Lyra: Plucked out of the pages of mythology, this melodic name finds its roots in Orpheus's legendary lyre, meaning "harp."
14 - Nebula: A feminine name of Latin origin meaning “mist.” In astronomy, this wispy name refers to a hazy mass visible around stars that consists of hydrogen and cosmic dust.
15 - Neriah: The name Neriah is primarily a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin that means Lamp Of God.
16 - Nova: The term supernova is derived from nova (Latin: “new”), the name for another type of exploding star.
17 - Orsa: The name Orsa is girl's name of Italian origin meaning "little female bear".
18 - Padme: Comes from the Tibetan Buddhist chant, Om Mani Padme Hum, meaning "the jewel is in the lotus, and may also be familiar from Padmé Amidala, a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.
19 - Piper: It was initially used as an occupational name for a "pipe player" or flute-playing musician.
20 - Rey: The name translates to “king” in Spanish and also has links to Star Wars
21 - Saretta: Saretta is variant of biblical and famed Sarita. Sarita is form of Sara in Spanish and Italian languages. Sarita's meaning is Noblewoman and Lady
22 - Tove: Tove is a girl's name with Norse and Scandinavian roots.
23 - Vanina: the name Vanina is of Portuguese origin meaning "bringer of good news"
24 - Zelda: Zelda is a nickname for the feminine name Griselda, which may originally have meant "dark battle" or "strong woman;" often combined to mean "Grey fighting maiden". It is also the feminine form of the Yiddish name Selig, meaning "blessed", "happy".
25 - Zosia: Meaning "wisdom," Zosia is a Polish name from the Greek sophía, which encompasses skill, cleverness, and sound judgment.
Unisex futuristic baby names
1 - Artemis: In Greek mythology, Artemis was the name of the Greek goddess of the moon, hunting, and chastity. As one of the twelve Olympians, she's one of the most important figures in the Greek pantheon.
2 - Futura: Futura meaning in english is Future, making it the ideal futuristic baby name.
3 - Phoenix: The name Phoenix is a powerful and unique choice for a baby girl or boy. With its roots in ancient mythology and its associations with strength, renewal, and hope, it's a name that's sure to inspire and uplift.
4 - Quinn: Quinn is considered a gender-neutral name, traditionally meaning "head" and "wise."
5 - Rune: The name Rune is both a boy's name and a girl's name of German origin meaning "secret".