Rings of Power Baby Names We Might Have to Steal
"The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is finally streaming on Prime Video, and we're officially obsessed. Produced by Amazon Studios in consultation with Tolkien Estate, the TV series is based on JRR Tolkien's popular novel and subsequent movie trilogy.
The characters inside this Middle-earth fantasy world also have some unusual names we've never seen anywhere else. Arwen was a winner from the original movie trilogy, but these 16 "Rings of Power" baby names are just as special.
Meaning: Sun ray
Eleanor is a traditional English name, but Tolkien used a variation of it for the curious, adventurous young hobbit, Elanor Harfoot. She longs to see the world, and her bold, fearless nature is a wonderful example for little girls. Plus, her nickname, Nori, is both adorable and unique.
Meaning: Pine tree
The character, Oren, was created just for "The Rings of Power," and his role is pretty mysterious. Signs indicate that he might become the show's villain, but the nature-inspired name is cool all the same.
Meaning: Maiden crowned with a garland of bright radiance
Galadriel is one of Tolkien's few prominent female characters. A powerful elf queen, Galadriel is stunningly beautiful, rebellious and a masterful warrior. It's a name that proves girls don't have to choose between being feminine and tough.
Meaning: Servant of the moon
In "The Lord of the Rings," Isildur didn't make the best choices. He became known as the man who had an opportunity to destroy the ring and couldn't bring himself to do it, but in "The Rings of Power," he hasn't gotten that far yet. On the upside, his name is a reminder that all humans are fallible, and humility is what keeps us on the right path.
Meaning: Daughter of the sea
Earien is Isildur's younger sister. The beautiful young woman doesn't have a huge role in the series, but her name's meaning is poetic and peaceful. Imagine a still night with moonlight leaving a glowing path on dark waves. Beautiful.
The teenage character, Theo, was created for "The Rings of Power," and his name is a shoutout to King Theoden from the original series. The young boy exemplifies grit and character, doing his best to care for his friends and family in dark times.
Meaning: Active spirit
Disa, another "Rings of Power" character, is a Dwarven princess. She's married to prince Durin, who will eventually inherit the Dwarven realm of Khazad-dum. Disa will then be queen, and judging by what we've seen of her so far, she's more than capable of ruling. The name Disa is uncommon in real life, so it's a fantastic choice for parents who want their daughter to stand out.
Meaning: Crowned gift
"The Rings of Power" name, Rian, is touched with sadness, but it's lovely all the same. Rian was a loving woman who longed for peace, bearing deep respect for nature. She despised war and hunting and brought light to dark times by making music and caring for others. She essentially died of a broken heart, but her legacy is one of gentleness and peace.
Meaning: Jewel woman
Miriel was an ancient elf queen known for her silvery hair and sweet singing voice. She was immortal, but she once lost her will to live and allowed her spirit to pass on for a time. Eventually, she returned to the mortal realm to continue her life's work. Her name represents second chances and new beginnings.
Ontamo is an invented character portrayed by Anthony Crum. He's a close friend of Isildur and trained alongside him to become a guard along his kingdom's coastline. We don't know much else about him yet, but his name represents art and creation.
Marigold Brandyfoot is another character invented for "The Rings of Power." The no-nonsense hobbit is the second wife of Largo Brandyfoot, taking on the role of stepmother to Elanor and Dilly Brandyfoot. Marigold isn't just a name in Tolkien's world, however. It's drawn from the name of a bright, orange-gold flower that symbolizes energy and inner light.
Meaning: Strong and courageous
In "The Rings of Power," Kemen is a nobleman. The aspiring politician is bold and strategic, and we appreciate his enterprising spirit. We also like the option of using the nickname "Kem" since it's short and sweet without being overdone.
Meaning: White raven
Bronwyn boasts one of the more unusual names of the series, and we love the sound of it. Bronwyn is Theo's mother, and she's fiercely protective of him. She's also a well-respected healer in her village. The name Bronwyn sounds strong and earthy, but it can always be shortened to Wynnie for a sweet pet name.
Largo Brandyfoot is the loving father of Elanor and Dilly. After his wife died, he was remarried to Marigold and continued his work of making wheels for his town. Largo's name means "broad" or "large," symbolizing sturdy, dependable folks who aren't afraid of hard work.
Meaning: Determined protector
Vilma is another member of the Harfoot hobbit family in "The Rings of Power." While she's not a particularly noteworthy character yet, we couldn't resist adding her to the list. Her name means "determined or resolute protector." Cool, right? It's even cooler considering the fact that hobbits are tiny. You don't have to be big to make a difference.
Arondir is one of the original characters in Tolkien's universe. The stately elf is more than 1,500 years old, and with age comes wisdom and patience. Arondir falls for a human woman, Bronwyn, and opts to return to her side instead of leaving with the rest of his people.
What can we say? He seems like a stand-up guy, and it's nice that his name can be shortened to Aron if baby Arondir doesn't want to sound like a book character once in a while.
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