Ah, love is in the air. If you’re dreaming of a little heartthrob who’ll grow up with a love for romance, why not find inspiration in the timeless world of iconic movie and television characters? Imagine your charming baby boy, named after a character whose love story has stood the test of time.
So cosy up, pause your favourite Hugh Grant/Tom Cruise movie and have a read of our favourite 52 romantic baby boy names.
Romantic Boy Names Inspired by Movies & TV
Noah, The Notebook
Inspired by Ryan Gosling’s character in The Notebook, this name is perfect for a boy destined to pen his own love letters and build a lifetime of memories.
Johnny, Dirty Dancing
This name sizzles with energy and passion, just like the character who swept Baby off her feet. Imagine your little Johnny grooving to the rhythm of life, leaving a trail of joy and charisma wherever he goes.
Could this name BE any more charming? Inspired by the sarcastic yet lovable Chandler Bing from Friends, this name is for the little one destined to bring laughter and joy to every chapter of your family’s love story. With a name as witty as Chandler, your little one is sure to be the comic relief in the best possible way.
Westley, The Princess Bride
True love awaits with the name Westley. Your little guy will grow up knowing that “As you wish” can be the start of a beautiful adventure.
Eric, The Little Mermaid
Perfect for the little one who’ll navigate the ocean of love with courage and a heart full of melody. With a name as regal as Eric, your little prince is sure to make a splash in the story of your family.
Maverick, Top Gun
For the future daredevil with a heart of gold, Maverick is the name inspired by the romantic escapades of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
The iconic and eternally stylish Ken from Barbie, this name is for the little one who’ll bring a touch of classic charm and fashion-forward flair to your family’s love story. With a name as timeless as Ken, your little trendsetter will always be ‘Kenough’.
Landon, A Walk to Remember
From A Walk to Remember, this name is for the boy who’ll teach us all about love, faith, and the beauty of living in the moment.
Channel your inner Leonardo DiCaprio with this timeless name from Titanic. Just like Jack Dawson, your little one is destined for grand adventures and epic love stories.
Straight out of Milo Thatch’s daring expedition in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, this name is for the little adventurer ready to uncover the mysteries of love.
Peter, To All the Boys
This name is like a love letter itself, filled with sweetness and teenage romance. Imagine your little Peter as the guy who captures hearts with a smile and melts away worries with a gesture.
Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings
For a love as epic as Aragorn and Arwen’s, choose a name that embodies strength and nobility. Your little Aragorn is destined for greatness.
Carrying the essence of self-discovery and the journey of finding love in unexpected places, your little Drew is destined for exploration. With a heart full of curiosity and a smile that lights up the darkest corners buckle up for a charming ride.
A sweet nod to the lovable character from Archie Comics and Riverdale. This name is for the charming boy next door who’s always ready for a romantic twist.
Tristan, Legends of the Fall
Inspired by the heart-wrenching love story of Tristan and Susannah, your little Tristan is destined for a life filled with passion.
Gabriel, Emily In Paris
Bonjour! This name is for the little one who’ll bring a touch of romance and creativity to your family’s story. With a name as sophisticated as Gabriel, your little chef is sure to cook up a beautiful love story.
Frank, The Bodyguard
A name that exudes a sense of security and reliability, just like the character who devotedly guarded the ones he cared for. Imagine your little Frank as a guardian of hearts, spreading love and protection wherever he goes.
Jamal, Slumdog Millionaire
This name carries the spirit of triumph over adversity and the power of true connection. Perfect for a little one destined for greatness and bound to win hearts wherever he goes!
Matt, Suddenly 30
Perfect for the little one who’ll grow up to be a heartwarming reminder that sometimes, love is as simple as playing “Thriller” and dancing the night away.
In the city of romance, your little Rick will carry the charm of Humphrey Bogart’s character. A name that’s as timeless as the movie itself.
Michael, My Best Friend’s Wedding
Charming and dashing, this name exudes confidence and a hint of mischief. Your little Michael might just grow up to be the guy who turns heads and keeps everyone on their toes.
Gerry, P.S. I Love You
Named after the unforgettable Gerry Kennedy from P.S. I Love You, this name is for the little one destined to leave a trail of love notes in the hearts of everyone he meets. With a touch of Irish charm and a heart full of romance, Gerry is the perfect name for a boy who’ll make every day feel like a love letter.
Jess, Gilmore Girls
Inspired by the brooding, bookish bad boy Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls, this name is for the little rebel with a heart of gold. With a penchant for literature and a touch of mystery, your Jess is sure to add a bit of sass and a whole lot of charm to the love story of your family.
Spike, Notting Hill
For the quirky and lovable character from Notting Hill, this name is perfect for the little one who’ll add a touch of humour and eccentricity to your family’s love story. With a name as unique as Spike, your little adventurer is sure to make every day an unforgettable journey.
Damon, The Vampire Diaries
For parents with a taste for the dramatic and a love for the unpredictable, Damon is the perfect choice. This name is for the little mischief-maker who’ll add a dash of unpredictability to the world of romance. Who could resist those mischievous eyes and that devilish smile?
Step into the world of eternal love with the name Edward. Your baby boy will shine like a vampire with a heart as pure as Edward Cullen’s.
Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
Channel the sophistication and timeless romance of Mr. Darcy with the name Darcy. Your little gentleman is bound to make hearts flutter.
Benjamin, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Inspired by the dashing and patient Benjamin Barry from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, this name is for the little one who’ll navigate the highs and lows of love with charm and a sense of humour. With a name as timeless as Benjamin, your little one is sure to be the leading man in your family’s romantic comedy.
For parents who crave a dash of rugged charm and a whole lot of loyalty, Dean is the name to summon. This name is for the little one who’ll hunt for love and adventure with a Winchester-worthy spirit.
Channelling the enduring love of Jamie Fraser from Outlander, this name is for the boy who’ll brave any time period for the sake of love.
Jake, Sixteen Candles
A name that is a classic, like a favourite song you never get tired of hearing. Picture your little Jake as the charming guy who makes everyone swoon, just like the character who stole hearts in the ’80s.
Gilbert, Anne of Green Gables
A tribute to Anne of Green Gables’ swoon-worthy Gilbert Blythe. This name is for the boy who’ll win hearts with both his wit and kindness.
Ian, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
This name brings a sense of balance and open-mindedness. Picture your little Ian navigating a world of quirky traditions with grace and love, just like the character who embraced the chaos with a smile.
This name is a blend of strength and vulnerability, just like the character who navigates the intricate dance of love and duty in the halls of high society. Picture your little Anthony as a future leader, commanding attention
A name for the little one who’ll capture hearts effortlessly with kindness and authenticity. With a name as genuine as Nick, your little heartstopper is sure to spread love wherever they go.
Inspired by the loyal and warm-hearted Jacob Black from Twilight, this name is for the little protector who’ll always be ready to warm your heart, even in the chilliest of love stories.
William, the brave and noble Scottish warrior from “Braveheart”! This name resonates with strength and a spirit of freedom. Imagine your little William as a future leader, standing tall and inspiring others with the courage of the character who fought for independence.
Joe, You’ve Got Mail
This name is for the little one who’ll write love letters with a modern twist and capture hearts with a smile as charming as Tom Hanks’. With a name as classic as Joe, your little one is sure to be the hero of your own love story.
Nate, Gossip Girl
Inspired by the effortlessly cool and charming Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl, this name is for the little heartbreaker who’ll navigate the Upper East Side of love with style and grace. With a name as timeless as Nate, your little one is sure to be the talk of the town.
Romeo, Romeo + Juliet
A name that needs no introduction. Let your baby boy carry the timeless charm of Shakespeare’s romantic hero, Romeo.
Bill, True Blood
Sink your fangs into this name inspired by the brooding yet charismatic vampire Bill Compton from True Blood. This name is for the little one who’ll bring a touch of Southern charm and a hint of mystery to the love story of your family. Just make sure to keep the True Blood on the bookshelf, for now.
Patrick, 10 Things I Hate About You
Inspired by the charismatic and rebellious Patrick Verona from 10 Things I Hate About You, this name is for the little one who’ll bring a rebellious spirit and a heart full of surprises to your family’s love story. With a name as charming as Patrick, your little one is sure to make every moment unforgettable.
Angle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
For parents with a taste for the supernatural and a love for brooding vampires, Angel is the name to embrace. Inspired by the tortured yet romantic vampire from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this name is for the little one destined to bring a touch of mystique and a whole lot of love to your world.
Randall, This Is Us
This name is for a bubba destined to navigate the intricate tapestry of love, family, and self-discovery. With a name as strong and versatile as Randall, your little one is sure to leave an indelible mark on the story of your family
Conrad, The Summer I Turned Pretty
With a name as classic and charming as Conrad, your little one is destined for beachside romances and endless sunshine.
Oliver, Call Me By Your Name
From Call Me By Your Name, this name is for the boy who’ll embrace the beauty of love with a passion as deep and enduring as the Italian summer.
The dashing Duke of Hastings’ name is a symphony of regal charm and undeniable allure. Imagine your little Simon as a future Prince Charming, carrying himself with the grace and magnetism of the character who set hearts aflutter in the ballrooms of Regency-era London.
Connell, Normal People
Named after the introspective and sensitive Connell Waldron from Normal People, this name is for the little one who’ll navigate the complexities of love and relationships with depth and understanding.
Inspired by Finn Hudson from Glee, this name is for the musical maestro who’ll serenade his way into the hearts of many with his harmonious charm.
Harry, When Harry Met Sally
This name is like a fine wine, getting better with time and seasoned with wit. Your little Harry might start off questioning destiny, but watch as he grows into a believer in love’s magic, just like the character who finally found his perfect match.
Stefan, The Vampire Diaries
Inspired by the brooding yet irresistible Stefan Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, this name is for the little heartthrob who’ll navigate the eternal dance of love with both grace and a hint of mystery. Just be sure to keep the vervain on hand, you know, just in case.
Troy, High School Musical
Get ready to break into song and dance! Inspired by the basketball-playing, song-singing Troy Bolton from High School Musical, this name is for the little one who’ll bring a dash of musical magic and teenage romance to your family’s story. With a name as energetic as Troy, your little one is sure to hit all the right notes.
Peeta, The Hunger Games
A name for the brave and selfless, inspired by Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games. This name is for the little one who’ll show that love is the most powerful force, even in the face of a dystopian world. With a name as resilient as Peeta, your little hero is sure to light up the darkest arenas of life.
Jeremiah, The Summer I Turned Pretty
Inspired by the gentle and caring Jeremiah “Jere” Fisher, this name is perfect for the little one who’ll bring warmth and sincerity to every love story. With a name as timeless as Jeremiah, your little Jere is sure to be a source of comfort and love in every season.
Derek, Grey’s Anatomy
Take a page from the McDreamy Dr. Derek Shepherd for the little heartthrob destined to steal hearts both in and out of the operating room. With a charming smile and a bedside manner that melts hearts, your Derek is sure to be the McDreamy of your life.
Inspired by the resilient and empathetic Sam Winchester from Supernatural, this name is for the little hero who’ll face the supernatural challenges of life with courage and love. With a name as strong and enduring as Sam, your little one is destined for a life filled with epic love stories.
Grease lightning! Inspired by the smooth and suave Danny Zuko from Grease, this name is for the little one who’ll rock and roll into your heart with style and a touch of 1950s charm. With a name as cool as Danny, your little one is sure to be the heartthrob of your family’s love story.
Henry, 50 First Dates
The sweet and devoted Henry Roth from 50 First Dates, this name is for the little one who’ll create a lifetime of love, even if it means starting over every day. With a name as enduring as Henry, your little one is sure to make every moment feel like the first time.
And there you have it, a collection of romantic baby boy names inspired by the enchanting characters of iconic romantic movies and TV shows.
As you embark on the journey of choosing the perfect name for your little one, remember that each of these names comes with its own story, its own magic. Whether you envision your son as a dreamy dancer like Johnny or a smooth charmer like Simon, these names serve as a nod to the timeless tales of love that have captured our hearts on the big screen.
May your romantic baby boy’s name be a source of joy, a reflection of the love that surrounds him, and a reminder of the beautiful stories that inspired it. Here’s to a future filled with love, laughter, and perhaps a touch of cinematic magic!
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