Find unique inspiration for your new little one with these LOTR baby names.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings book trilogy has won hearts since it was published in the 1950’s. It captured even more attention in early 2000 when director Peter Jackson turned them into movies. Now the Rings of Power is creating even more Lord of the Rings fans. And expecting parents are high on the list of fans!
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In addition to being an author, Tolkien was a philologist (one who studies languages). He dove deep into the history of languages – discovering their etymology, the texts they came from, and more. It was this knowledge he used to create the world of the Lord of the Rings complete with folklore, languages, history, and… unique names!
Lord of the Rings Baby Names
The Lord of the Rings series is full of enchanting characters and heroes to inspire a meaningful and unique name. To say these are unusual names is putting it mildly. Many of the LOTR baby names on this list might work best as a middle name.
The name of the sword of Aragorn, the Dúnedain ranger and last High King of the Dúnedain. It was forged from the pieces of Narsil, the sword used by Isildur to destroy Sauron, which had been saved for thousands of years. The elves of Rivendell reforged it and Aragorn gave the sword its new name.
In the first part of the Fellowship of the Ring, he introduces himself as “Strider.” Later we discover he is Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and the last Chieftain of the Dúnedain, and the last High King. The Dúnedain ranger joined the Fellowship of the Ring, and helped to defeat Sauron’s army and destroy the one ring. He was crowned king at Minas Tirith – and together with Queen Arwen – he took the throne of Gondor and Arnor.
Half-elf and half-human, Arwen is the daughter of Elrond and Celebrían. She is also granddaughter to Lady Galadriel. Due to the gift bestowed to her father and his family, Arwen was able to choose between being either elven or human.
The name means noble maiden. She chose to give up immortality as an elf to be human so that she could be with her beloved Aragorn, thus becoming Queen. All before her three thousandth birthday. The name Arwen is one of our favorite names for baby girls.
The ring of Barahir was believed to be one of the oldest creations of Middle Earth, was eventually passed down to Elrond who gave it to Aragorn when he shared Aragorn’s true name and origins. Aragorn later gave the ring of Barahir to Arwen upon their engagement.
The loyal guard of Faramir and first Captain of the White Company of Gondor. During the battle of Pelennor Fields, Beregond saved Faramir from being burned to death by Denethor, his father. In the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, Beregond’s character was called Irolas.
Beregond’s son. It’s believed that it means “enduring joy” in Sindarian (the elvish language created by J.R.R. Tolkien that’s also known as “Grey-elven”). It’s also a unique B baby name.
In the movie, Boromir was part of the Fellowship of the Ring. He succumbed to the temptation of the one ring and tried to take it from Frodo. In Tolkien’s work, there was another Boromir who that Boromir had been named after. He was a noble captain and Steward of Gondor. He was a fighter so strong and fierce that the dark Witch-king of Angmar was even afraid of him.
This elf name belongs to the husband of Galadriel, the lord of the Galadhrim. Celeborn was a noble and honorable elf. It’s a wonderful selection of our LOTR baby names with a peaceful and respectable history in the land of Middle-Earth and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The name of a forest that was home to the Woses, or the Drúedain. In the LOTR books, the Riders of Rohan were led through the forest by a leader of the Woses so they could bypass an attack of Orcs and make it to the battle at Pellenor Fields. It’s an earthy gender-neutral name that can work for a baby boy or a baby girl.
The pronunciation is very similar to Drúadan, although the meaning is different. The Drúedain were known as the “Wild Men of the Woods,” and they possessed incredible knowledge of plants as well as carving and using poisoned darts and arrows. They were also clairvoyant and had magic. It’s a wonderful, earthy, magical name that’s like a boy version of a fairy name. It’s a great baby girl name too!
The eldest of the Fathers of the Dwarves and lord of Moria, the ancient dwarf city in the Misty Mountains. It’s also an Old Norse name with roots in ancient Norse mythology.
Quenya for “elfstone” and the royal name of Aragorn. Elessar was also the stone of Valinor that was given to Lady Galadriel by Wizard Gandalf with the message that she would one day give the stone to one who also bore the name Elessar. Galadriel gave Aragorn the elfstone as a wedding gift from the elven family for his pending marriage to Arwen, thus prompting him to take the name Elessar. Aragorn’s grandmother, Ivorwen, prophesized that he would wear a great stone upon his breast.
The older brother of Arwen and twin brother to Elladan. He was also a dear friend to Aragorn, the ranger of the North.
The patriarch of the Rivendell elves, and father of Arwen and her twin brothers. Elrond is also the adopted father of Aragorn as he took him in after his father’s death. Elrond was a courageous king who helped fight against Sauron’s first attempts to seize control of Middle Earth. Elrond has history as being valiant, virtuous, and wise, making it a wonderful baby boy name.
The valiant warrior and leader of the Riders of Rohan. He led his men in many battles against Sauron’s forces, helping to bring an end to the great War of the Ring, bringing safety to the people of Middle Earth. He was crowned king and became known as Éomer Éadig, “the Blessed,” for the transformation Rohan underwent with him as king. Éomer was an honorable and courageous man, which makes it a beautiful name of strength and honor for baby boys.
The father of Éomer and Éowyn. He was the brave leader of the Riders of Rohan and died fighting a surprise attack of Orcs.
The noble lady of Rohan and niece of King Théoden who fell for Aragorn (before meeting Faramir and falling in love with him). She was as beloved as she was fearless, as demonstrated when she disguised herself as a man to join the battle, and she fought the undefeated Witch-kind of Angmar.
When the Witch-king told her that no man may stop him, she took off her helmet and exclaimed that she was no man. This strong and fierce warrior also makes the perfect ethereal baby name.
Sindarian for “Hope.” It’s the name given to two-year-old Aragorn when he was taken in by Elrond at Rivendell in order to keep him hidden from his father’s enemies. He later learned his true identity and took back his given name of Aragorn… when he wasn’t going by his ranger nickname “Strider,” of course.
The dwarf warrior who joined the Fellowship of the Ring. He was a fierce and comical warrior who helped to bring the one ring to destruction. Gimli is also an Old Norse name that’s seen in ancient poems of Norse Mythology.
The elf and master archer who was the greatest bowman of his time. He was a part of the Fellowship of the Ring, playing an integral part in the defeat of Sauron and the destruction of the one ring. Legolas is one of the most popular characters and LOTR baby names.
The elven sanctuary founded by Elrond. Arwen brought Frodo Baggins to Rivendell so that the elves could save him after being wounded by the Witch-king. Rivendell is also a sweet gender neutral baby name.
The horse-people of Rohan known as the Horse Lords. Their soldiers of the Rohirrim were the Riders of Rohan, and they played a very important part in fighting Sauron’s forces and destroying the ring.
One of the most beloved characters in the land of Middle-Earth, Samwise Gamgee is Frodo’s best friend who is essential along their journey in Return of the King. You can easily shorten this iconic hobbit name to Sam.
King of Rohan, father of Théodred, and former leader of the Riders of Rohan. He was the uncle of Éomer and Éowyn and adopted them after the death of his dear sister and her husband.
Prince of Rohan, cousin of Éomer, and second in command of the Riders of Rohan. He fought courageously in the war for the one ring before his brave death in battle.
This hobbit doesn’t make his appearance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy until after the Fellowship of the Ring defeats Sauron. That’s because Tolmon is the son of Samwise Gamgee; friend of Frodo Baggins and member of the Fellowship of the Ring from beginning to end. It’s a great boy name with a connection to a sweet, kind, and down-to-Earth hobbit.
Whether LOTR is the inspiration for baby’s first name or baby’s middle name… your new addition is sure to be as legendary as the trilogy! Did we miss any of your favorite Lord of the Rings baby names? If so, tell us in the comments. And be sure to check out our list of popular names inspired by The Rings of Power series.