One of the best Hollywood movie series adored worldwide is the James Bond franchise. And if you love this character and his movies, here is our list of James Bond-inspired baby names honoring the fan within you. The Aston Martin and martini-lover secret agent James Bond was created by the novelist Ian Fleming in 1953, and the tales of this courageous and smart hero are never-ending. Many side characters in these films, from the villains to the famous female characters, are known for their wit, style, and strength. If you are having a baby girl, you can choose from the stylish and bold names of the female characters to help your daughter feel confident and chic when they grow up. As watching each movie is a tedious task, our list below is here to help. Read on to find the right James Bond-themed name for your baby.
51 Famous James Bond Girl Names
Tatiana was played by Daniela Bianchi in the Bond movie “From Russia with Love”. It sounds much more dainty and delicate than its mother name, Tanya. The name started being heard in the United States in the late 80s and was even used by Caroline Kennedy for her daughter in 1990.
Honey Ryder dazzled the audience as she stepped out of the Caribbean Sea with a hunting knife at her side. The siren later proved to be one of the most famous James Bond girls names with the fan. In fact, she set the bar for all future Bond girls.
Taro (Zena Marshall) was the name of the spy working for the villain Dr. No. She even landed herself a job at the government house in Kingston, Jamaica, so that she could steal the files of Crab Key Island and Dr. No. Taro invites James Bond, intending to assassinate him. But, as smart a man as Bond is, he got his men to arrest Taro, laying a trap for the assassin.
Played by Claudia Angier in the movie “Thunderbolt”, and Kim Basinger in “Never Say Never”, Domino is quite a usable name. In books and movies, her full name is given as either Dominique or Dominetta, but it is the nickname that makes this name appealing. And it has an airy, last syllable as well.
The character Solitaire was played by Jane Seymour in “Live and Let Die”. She was a psychic tarot card reader working for Dr. Kananga. As a name, Solitaire stands between funny and sublime, and today, it is inching towards the latter. And we even think that it was probably never used for a girl, so it will make a different pick for your girl. And it has references to gem cuts and the solo card game as well.
Fiona Fullerton played the role of Pola in “A View to Kill”. This exotic short form of Apolonia or Amopala has a mysterious aura. It even reminds us of the Polish-born femme fatale Pola Negri. And it is a striking alternative to Nola or Lola.
The role was played by Famke Janssen in “Golden Eye”. Pronounced with a ‘Z’, Xenia was one of the most exotic of the Bond girl names. It means ‘hospitable’ and ‘welcoming.’
Elektra was played by Sophie Marceau in “The World is Not Enough”. The ‘k’ in this name distances this electrifying name from its Greek origin and ties it more to the Marvel comics’ superheroine played by Jennifer Garner. Even Isabella Rossellini chose the softer Italian version Elettra for her daughter.
This character was played by Denise Richards in “The World is Not Enough”. This unusual name would be perfect for a Christmas born girl and for parents who are willing to move beyond the conventional Noel, Noelle, and Natalie. Christmas Noelle Snow was the moniker of Suzanne Summer in “Three’s Company”, an old television show.
Giacinta was played by Halle Berry in “Die Another Day.” It’s an Italian version of Hyacinth, which is a bit too delicate for a deadly character as Jinx. If you are brave enough, you can go for Jinx if you can overlook its meaning. The name has a lot of energy and has a dynamic ‘x’ ending.
The character Solange was played by Caterina Murino in “Casino Royale.” This lovely and sophisticated French classic name got famous because of Beyonce’s sister, singer Solange Knowles. Solange would be fitting for someone from a Creole heritage.
The character of Vesper was earlier played by Ursula Andress and later, Eva Green in “Casino Royale”. The remake of this movie brought this whispery-name into attention. So if you want a spiritual name, go for Vesper.
Severine is our favorite. This character was played by the gorgeous French lady Bérénice Marlohe. Severine is the French female version of the Latin name Severus, but we must say, it sounds a lot less harsh than its brother. The character was also played by Catherine Deneuve in the movie “Belle du Jour”.
The character of Miranda was played by Rosamund Pike, in “Die Another Day”. Miranda is one of the most romantic of all Shakespearean names. It’s shimmering, lovely, but still underused. The popularity of this name peaked in 1995 when it reached the 57th spot on baby name lists in the USA.
Zora appeared in the movie “From Russia with Love”. Kerim Bey, the Head of Station took James Bond to a gypsy camp, where the two girls Zora and Vida fight over the death of a man. The character was played by Martine Beswick, who returned three years to play Bond girl in Thunderball.
Vida is another minor character from “From Russia with Love”. She engaged in an intense catfight with Zora, and even tried to strangulate her. The fight broke when an assassin attacked the camp and attempted to kill Kerim Bey. Bond saved Kerim’s life, who in turn, honored his request to end the fight. Happy to see their leader alive, Zora and Vida stopped fighting and entertained him for the rest of the evening. We feel that Vida’s real name Aliza is even better.
Jill Masterson or Shirley Eaton appeared in Goldfinger. In the movie, she helped Auric Goldfinger cheat at cards. James Bond caught her in the game, and together they blackmailed Goldfinger into losing his money. She was murdered by Goldfinger.
Tilly Masterson from “Goldfinger” tried to assassinate Auric Goldfinger to avenge the death of her sister Jill. But, her poor marksmanship lets her down and she accidentally shoots James Bond. Later, Bond foils her attempt to kill Goldfinger.
Bonita, played by Nadja Regin, was a part of the exciting pre-title sequence of “Goldfinger”. In the movie, she tries to seduce Bond to get him knocked down by the henchman. But, Bond sees the reflection of the henchman in her eyes and moves down, only to get Bonita hit on the head.
Before Shirley Eaton, Margaret Nolan was supposed to play the role of Jill. But eventually, she was given a small role of Dink.
Paula Caplan, in Thunderball, was Bond’s liaison. The character was played by Martine Beswick, who previously played the role of Zora in “From Russia With Love”. She meets her end after being captured by Spectre agents.
Fiona Volpe, the prime henchwoman, was assigned the task of seducing men into traps. She was considered more competent and feisty than most of the henchwoman in the Bond films. She met her end while dancing with Bond. Fiona entered America at the beginning of 1954 but entered the popularity list in 1990. It means ‘white.’
Patricia Fearing was the name of a nurse working at the Shrublands health clinic, where Bond was sent to detoxify his body. Patricia is a Latin name meaning ‘noble.’ It has a score of nickname possibilities like Tricia, Pats, Patty, Tish and many more.
Kissy Suzuki appeared in the movie “You Only Live Twice”. She was a ninja working for the head of Tiger Tanaka, the Japanese secret service. She had a sham wedding with James Bond, who even underwent surgery to disguise himself as a Japanese angler. The name is indeed very cheeky, just like the character.
Aki, short for Akiko, was a senior agent of the Japanese secret service. She works directly under Tiger Tanaka. This confident and independent henchwoman tricked Bond into walking through a trapdoor, which catapulted down the slide leading him to Tanaka’s office. The meaning of this Japanese name is ‘born in the autumn season’.
Ling, played by Tsai Chin, appeared in the movie “You Only Live Twice”. She was introduced as Bond’s lover in the series. But, it was later revealed to be a helping hand to state Bond’s death to keep his enemies off his back.
Helga Brandt, from the movie “You, Live Only Twice”, was a SPECTRE henchwoman who pretended to be in love with Bond only to try to kill him the next morning. For failing to kill Bond, Blofeld, the head of Spectre, killed her by throwing her into the pool filled with piranha fish.
Contessa Teresa di Vincenzo was one of the most prominent women in James Bond’s life. In fact, she went on to become Mrs. Tracy Bond by the end of the movie. At the beginning of the film, Teresa was troubled and suicidal. She was rescued by Bond, who gradually fell in love with her. The name Teresa, with all its variations, is at its peak now. Tess or Tessa would make a fashionable nickname.
Ruby Bartlett was one of the ‘angels of death’ at Blofeld’s Swiss clinic. She was brought there to cure a chicken allergy, but in reality, she was being hypnotized by Blofeld to spread the crop virus around the country. This sassy, sultry, and vibrant name has always outshone the other gem names with its cultural reference.
Nancy is the name of a minor character played by Catherine Schell in the movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Even she attracted the fancy of Bond. The name Nancy has always been on the Top 100 list. In fact, it was on the Top 20 list from 1930 to 1963. It has a pleasant sound and is even easy to spell and pronounce.
Tiffany Case was a diamond smuggler in the movie “Diamonds are Forever”. In the film, courier Peter Franks was supposed to give the diamonds to Tiffany, Bond intercepted and impersonated Franks, the courier boy, and managed to take the diamonds for himself. Tiffany eventually shifted her allegiance to Bond. This luxury brand moniker was also used by Donald Trump for his daughter.
Plenty O’Toole, was the gold digger from Las Vegas from the movie “Diamonds Are Forever”. She helped a man gamble at the table, but when he lost all the money, she lost all his interest in him. She was about to leave when she heard Bond gamble. It’s rare you hear a name like Plenty. So think hard if you want this unusual and slightly outlandish name for your child or not.
Marie was played by Denise Perrier in the film “Diamonds are Forever”. Bond seeks revenge on her for the death of his wife. Maria, the French variation of Mary, entered the English world in the 19th century. This is one of the best bond girl names and was a huge hit in the United States at the turn of the 20th century.
Rosie Carver, from the movie “Live and Let Die,” was an incompetent and inept double agent working for both CIA and heroin baron Dr. Kananga. She checked into the room as Mrs. Bond, saying she would take Bond to the spot where Bains was killed. After knowing her real intention, Bond threatens to kill her, but she manages to run away, only to be killed by Kanaga’s people.
Mary Goodnight, from the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun,” was Bond’s assistant in Hong Kong and previously his secretary in London. She helps Bond locate the girl of Scaramanga, the hitman. Later, she helps Bond escape Scaramanga’s island. The meaning of this Biblical name is ‘bitter’.
Saida was a Lebanese belly dancer and the ex-love of Bill Fairbanks, agent 002. When Saida finds Fairbanks dead, she visits Bond to find out what had happened. She tells Bond that she found the bullet that killed Fairbanks and now keeps it as a lucky charm. Bond even tries to steal the bullet, but swallows it by mistake. This variation of Sadie means ‘princess’.
Anya Amasova, played by Barbara Back in “The Spy who Loved Me” was a KGB agent working under the code name Triple X under General Gogol. Her mission was to retrieve the stolen microfilms for the submarine tracking system. This exotic, Russian variation of Anna was also used in Chekov’s “The Cherry Orchard”.
Naomi from “The Spy Who Loved Me” was Karl Stromberg’s aid in the movie. He escorted Anya Amasova and Bond to Stromberg’s Atlantis. After the meeting with Bond, Stromberg instructed the henchman to kill the two spies. She met her end as Bond blew her helicopter up with a missile.
This Old Testament name may find favor with parents who are looking for a Biblical name with a soft and melodic sound. It’s currently ranked at #80, an all-time high.
Olga Bisera played the role of Felicca in “The Spy Who Loved Me”. She worked for Aziz, the black market dealer who used to sell the microfilms of a submarine tracking system. Aziz instructed Felicca to keep Bond entertained so that henchman Sandor could kill him. But she took a liking to Bond and spun around while Sandor was about to shoot and took the bullet herself.
Holly, played by Louis Chiles in Moonraker, was a CIA agent working undercover as an astronaut for the Hugo Drax organization. James Bond saved Holly from Jaws, (Stromberg’s henchman’s) attack. They went to space together and even shot down Drax’s globes, which contained gasses meant to kill the human race on Earth. The name is sure to be favored by parents born around Christmas.
Corinne Dufour, from Moonraker, was Hugo Drax’s pilot and personal assistant. She flew Bond over Drax’s estate and gave him a guided tour of Moonraker’s complex while taking him to meet Drax. She met her fate at the hands of Drax’s dogs. This 1930s name sounds much prettier when you pronounce the second syllable as in instead of een.
Manuela in “Moonraker’ was an agent working for VH station. She followed Bond after he left the airport in Rio. Manuela even helped Bond find Hugo Drax’s warehousess, but she was later killed by Jaws. This feminine form of Manuel is more energetic than its male counterpart and is worth considering if you are looking for a Spanish name.
Melina Havelock, from “For Your Eyes Only”, was the daughter of the marine explorer who worked for the British Secret Service. After his parent’s assassination by Hector Gonzales’ henchman, Melina vowed to kill Hector. She found the hitman and shot him with a crossbow. This traditional Greek name seems more distinctive than usual Melissa.
Bibi Dahl, from “For Your Eyes Only”, was a young skater and a double agent of Kistatsos. She was attracted to Bond, but he turned her down because of her young age. At the end of the film, Kristatos was killed, and Columbo became her new sponsor. The meaning of this spunky name is ‘lady of the house’.
Michelle Yeoh, who played the role of Wai, is the only Asian to play a Bond girl. This savvy Chinese spy developed a partnership with Bond, after being sent to kill him. The name Wai is quite popular in Japan and China and would make a perfect pick if you are looking for an Asian name.
Natalya Simonova was the highlight of the movie Golden Eye. This cute and intelligent character was played by the very convincing actress Izabella Scorupco. Natalya even appeared in the video game shooter Goldeneye 117, which is still actively played. Meaning ‘Christmas’ in Russian, Natalya would make a perfect name born during the holidays.
Pam Bouvier, with her cropped hair, and her role as the CIA informer is the tomboy version of Felix Leiter. Now popular as a short form of Pamela, Pam was one of the most happening names in the 50s and 60s.
Alison Doody’s debut as Jenny Flex in “A View To A Kill” earned her the distinction of becoming the youngest Bond Girl. Jenny is a likable yet down-to-earth and mild yet saucy name and has an Irish feel as well.
Valenka is best known as the hot henchwoman employed by Le Chiffre to carry out his down and dirty deeds. Valenka is one of the trendiest Bond girl names. Following a revival in England, even the United States seem to have picked up this name.
Even though Ursula Andress is credited as the first Bond girl, Eunice Gayson appeared before her and returned in “From Russia with Love”. Because of her limited role in the film, she is known as just another character. The musical name Sylvia has consistently been on the popularity list since it started being kept.
Inga Bergstrom played the role of a professor in the movie “Tomorrow Never Dies”. The moniker comes from Ing, the power Norse God, whose name inspired plenty of modern variations. Inga is believed to be a caricatured Scandinavian choice and means ‘guarded by Ing.’
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can parents make sure their James Bond-inspired baby name stands out?
Choosing a unique or unusual name from the James Bond franchise in combination with a middle name or last name from the same franchise can ensure that the name is distinctive and stands out.
2. What must parents know before choosing a James Bond-inspired baby name?
Parents should be familiar with the meaning and origin of the name. They should also be aware of the name’s historical and cultural significance and associations. It’s good to check for any negative connotations associated with the name. They should also check whether using a name from the James Bond franchise can cause any legal implications, such as trademark issues.
3. Are there any James Bond-inspired names for twins?
Names of many female characters can be used in combination to name your little ones. Parents of twins who are ardent James Bond fans can choose to name their twins Dominetta and Dominique, the real name of the character Domino. You can choose the names of two different characters who were the love interests of James Bond.
4. Are any James Bond-inspired baby names suitable for both boys and girls?
Some unisex names from the James Bond franchise include Rene, Vesper, Felix, Sydney, and James.
The James Bond movies are one of the most admired franchises in Hollywood. With so many films in the past and a few more lined up, this franchise has innumerable characters that have shaped Bond’s universe. So, if you are a die-hard fan of these films and wish to commemorate your favorite character, we hope that our list of James Bond-inspired baby names served the purpose. Grab a pen and paper, and have a friendly debate with your partner about the best characters from the Bond franchise. Your ideal character could be the inspiration behind your child’s name.
Infographic: Names For Girls Inspired By James Bond Movies
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