Marvel Characters Are Becoming Popular Baby Names

Avengers Infinity WarMarvel truly does rule the world. Now that the company’s studios have succesfully conquered both the comic book and film industries, it seems only natural for them to expand their reach to… baby names?

It’s true. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, which released data of the 1,000 most popular baby names in 2017, more and more parents are naming their children after their favorite Marvel characters. The top Marvel-inspired name to make the list should come as no suprise: Parker (after Peter Parker) was used for 1,487 female babies and 4,346 male babies. If you think that’s potentially too generic to be considered, you’ll be happy to know that names such as Marvel, Loki, and even Hawkeye made the list.

Check it out below!

  • Parker: 1,487 female, 4,346 male
  • Wade, 899 male
  • Natasha, 355 female
  • Pepper, 121 female, 7 male
  • Loki, 5 female, 91 male
  • Valkyrie, 63 female
  • Marvel, 21 female, 29 male
  • Banner, 39 male
  • Rocket, 9 female, 28 male
  • Quill, 5 female, 15 male
  • Hawkeye, 6 male

Would you name your child after your favorite Marvel or comic book character? Have you already? Let us know in the comments!

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright.

Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters and Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019.

Source: Metro

The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Characters In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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Avengers Infinity War MarvelAfter ten years worth of stories,  Avengers: Infinity War is finally here. The 19th entry in the sprawling Marvel saga, things couldn’t be any more different here than they were in the universe’s birthplace: Iron Man. While that movie established a world that superheroes like Captain America and Thor would later join, Iron Man himself was the only superhero in that first movie. Even Colonel Rhodes, originally played by Terrence Howard instead of Don Cheadle, didn’t don his War Machine armor until the next movie, after the Hulk and Abomination had been added to the mix.

While the action and visuals are enjoyable, what truly makes Avengers: Infinity War such an impressive movie are all the characters. Over the last ten years, Kevin Feige and his team over at Marvel Studios have slowly and methodically built out this universe to include a wide roster of heroes and villains. Now, after all the characters have been properly introduced, the world’s mightiest heroes must come together to fight a foe who’s been waiting for them since the end of The Avengers. Unfortunately, not all heroes are created equal and some of these characters came across as disappointing or boring in Infinity War. The movie may have shattered box office records, but that doens’t mean all of the characters come across well at the end of it all.

Hit Next to discover the 5 best (and 5 worst) characters in Avengers: Infinity War! 

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Traise Rawlings

Traise Rawlings

Contributing Writer. Traise collects too many comic books, blu-rays, and comic book art. To be honest, he collects too much of everything.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I’d name my kid BOOKER T VON DOOM JENKINS…If it’s a girl, SHAQUEEDA NEBULA GAMORA JENKINS.

  • Grant McCollister

    Even Hawkeye’s name isn’t Hawkeye. If you wanna name your kid after Hawkeye, name him Clint. What about real names like Steve or Tony?

  • 39steps

    Arthur: male 0, female 0, fish 27
    Clark: male 7, female 12, candy bar 1
    Cyborg: male 0, female 0, Six Million Dollar Man 1
    Diana: male 2, female 7,589
    Steppenwolf: male 1, female 3, 70’s band 1
    Hal: male 1, female 0, sociopathic computer 1
    Bruce: male -1, female 0, mechanical shark 1
    Barry: male 4, female 2, sadly missed president 1

    • Axxell

      No Marthas?

      • 39steps

        Why’d you say that name!?!?