9 Superhero Names
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... your baby-to-be! For a baby name that's equal parts courageous, strong, fierce, and unforgettable, look no further. (Action figures not included)
With various incarnations since 1940, the superhero Flash is one of DC Comics’ best-loved characters. His power? Super speed (natch). And the name boasts additional superhero cred from Earth-saving science fiction favorite Flash Gordon. Definitely not a subtle choice, Flash fits right in with the trend toward action-packed boy’s names (think Racer and Rocket) and makes for a fun and—yes, we’re going there—”flashy” choice.
Superman’s super-square alias, Clark Kent, sported this solid, suddenly-hip-again boy’s name. This short, traditional moniker also evokes old Hollywood, a la Clark Gable. A good option for the comics fan who prefers to keep the reference understated, but whose son will no doubt delight in his name’s super-powered inspiration.
A gorgeous girl’s name in its own right, and one that’s become ever-more fashionable as part of the precious gem name trend, Jade is DC Comics royalty.The daughter of The Green Lantern and the female villain Thorn, Jade is a sexy powerhouse of unique capabilities, including flight, control over plants, and the creation of “green energy,” which she generates from a star-shaped mark on her palm.
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One of the central characters in the X-Men comics, Storm is a strong, intense and sophisticated female superhero—especially as played by Halle Berry on the big screen. Storm can manipulate the weather, see clearly in darkness, and keep her thoughts safe from ill-intentioned telepaths who might try to probe them. This name is a bold choice for brave parents of girls—or boys!—whose littles will take the world by storm.
DC Comics’ Tigra appeared in the publisher’s “New Gods” series, and her storyline aptly resembles some of the most elaborate of Greek myths (think marriages, deaths, exiles and… some time spent in Hyperfreeze). Pronounced tee-gra, this super-cute girl’s name is an unusual pick that also brings to mind the late-1990s feminist, electroclash girl-band Le Tigre.
A DC Comics superhero possessing powers of strength, speed, and healing, Isis is also the name of ancient Egypt’s supreme goddess of the moon and fertility—a favorite among women. Also the name of one of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs, Isis is a short, strong, exotic alternative to the currently popular girl’s “I” names , e.g. Isabella.
Another unisex mineral name, several superheroes sport the name Silver: Silver Sable, Silver Fox, and Silver Surfer among them. Once a popular 1960s-era hippie name, Silver now has a definitively streamlined, hipster feel.
A character from the Captain America comics series—and created by the legendary Stan Lee—Falcon can fly, as well as see through nearby birds’ eyes. A powerful-sounding boy’s name and a standout in the re-emerging bird name trend, Falcon has a stately feel and won’t go stale.
Shorthand for Wonder Woman, and in good company with imaginative names like Winter and Story, Wonder makes for a modern word-name that works well for a little girl, with just a touch of flower-child flair. It also evokes the musical legend Stevie Wonder.
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