Baby Names

20 Best Video Game Inspired Baby Names

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If you choose to name your baby girl Sam, it does not have to be short for Samantha. It can be a shout out to one of the most powerful video game heroines of all time, Samus Aran. Since 1986, when the first Metroid game came out, Samus was applauded as the first dominant female protagonist in video game history. She is also one of the top characters in the Super Smash Bros. Series ever since she joined the original Super Smash Bros in 1999. Sam is a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard”. Even though Sam is a common female nickname, it is still a relatively rare name first name. Only seven babies for every million people were named Sam as a first name.

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