Thanks to the power of the franchise, there’s no shortage of superhero (and villain!) baby name inspo these days. If you dig the genre—or just want a name power-loaded with strength and supernatural smarts, check out this list.
Superhero: Wonder Woman
Alter ego: Diana Prince
Meaning “heavenly divine”, and also, Roman lunar goddess—double whammy!
Alter ego: Clark Kent
Meaning “scholar” (of course), this name, as well as Kent, is a good choice for emphasising that brains and brawn can work together.
Alter ego: Don Diego de la Vega
The masked crusader, Diego can be a name that highlights the modesty of a true hero. Also, the swashbuckling skills are pretty impressive.
Superhero: Harley Quinn
Alter ego: Harleen Frances Quinzel
An atypical character with plenty of sass and smarts, Harley can be a good fit if you’re looking for a wildcard name that embodies the unconventional.
Superhero: Marvel Girl
Alter ego: Jean Grey
Originally a superheroine name, Grey is a gorgeous unisex option.
Superhero: Poison Ivy
Alter ego: Pamela Lillian Isley
Botanist-turned-badass, this enduring Batman adversary is a symbol of uber-feminine prowess.
Superhero: The Flash
Alter ego: Jay Garrick
Evoking the speedy ways inherent in most little dudes, Jay also means “to rejoice”.
Alter Ego: Kara Zor-El
Meaning “beloved”, what more fitting name for your precious bundle?
Superhero: Lex Luthor
Alter ego: Alexander Joseph Luthor
Lex may have been Superman’s nemesis, but his name actually means “defender of men”. And anyway—who says Superman is top dog, anyway?
Alter ego: James Howlett; Logan; Weapon X
One of the all-time hero faves, this name can’t help but conjure ideas of brute strength and unerring loyalty.
Alter ego: Loki Laufeyson
The counterpoint to golden boy Thor, this choice is great for folks who don’t mind a little mischief in their lives (and little ones).
Alter ego: Raven Darkholme
A brooding, highly intelligent bird, this avian name is an avatar for pride—and supreme adaptability, in the Marvel-verse.
Alter ego: God of Thunder
From Norse legend, this hammer-wielding god of thunder packs more power than almost any name under Valhalla.