Baby Names

The Best Lord of the Rings Baby Names To Rule Them All

Forget"Frodo" and "Strider," and don't even think about "Treebeard." These are the Middle-earth names worth considering.

Fairy elf cosplay woman treats little baby boy hobbit with candy in green forest. Halloween concept,...
Kristina Victorovna / 500px/500Px Plus/Getty Images

On September 21, 1937, the world was changed. When J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit, the potential of imaginative fiction was blown wide open. A talented linguist in real life, Tolkien’s stories of the fantasy realm of Middle-earth in Lord of the Rings were populated with unforgettable names.

Here are the eight best baby names from the entire pantheon of books, movies, and shows. Somewhere, there’s the perfect name for your little Hobbit or Elf.

Museum Outlets

8. Théoden

Théoden was the King of Rohan, who primarily appeared in The Return of the King. The name’s meaning is derived from both Anglo-Saxon languages and Norse, meaning both “lord” and “king.”

Rankin and Bass