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Baby Names From British TV

100+ Baby Names Inspired by Your Favourite British TV Shows

When looking for inspiration for your new addition's name, where better to turn than your favourite British TV show? We've rounded up some of the best monikers, including sophisticated options from the world of drama as well as a few fun ones from the world of comedy — any takers for "Neil the baby" from Gavin & Stacey and Muireann from Catastrophe? Or how about being inspired by the likes of GBBO and The Apprentice, or National TV Awards winners like This Morning, Strictly, Gogglebox . . . oh, and that little-known Geordie duo, Ant & Dec. Browse our selection ahead, and add more local monikers to your shortlist with baby names inspired by British writers and British and Irish places.

Names for Girls

  1. Ada (Peaky Blinders)
  2. Adelaide (Doctor Who)
  3. Agatha (Poldark)
  4. Amy (Doctor Who)
  5. Anna (Downton Abbey)
  6. Astrid (Doctor Who)
  7. Beryl (Downton Abbey)
  8. Beth (Broadchurch)
  9. Caroline (Poldark)
  10. Cassie (Skins)
  11. Chloe (Broadchurch)
  12. Clara (Doctor Who)
  13. Claudia (Strictly Come Dancing)
  14. Cora (Downton Abbey)
  15. Daisy (Downton Abbey)
  16. Demelza (Poldark)
  17. Dobby (Peep Show)
  18. Donna (Doctor Who)
  19. Edith (Downton Abbey)
  20. Effy (Skins)
  21. Elizabeth (The Crown and Poldark)
  22. Ellie (Broadchurch and Gogglebox)
  23. Elsie (Downton Abbey)
  24. Emily (Skins)
  25. Esme (Peaky Blinders)
  26. Franky (Skins)
  27. Holly (This Morning)
  28. Isobel (Downton Abbey)
  29. Izzi (Gogglebox)
  30. Jessie (Peaky Blinders)
  31. Katie (Skins)
  32. Linda (Peaky Blinders)
  33. Lizzie (Peaky Blinders)
  34. Maggie (Broadchurch)
  35. Margaret (The Crown)
  36. Martha (Doctor Who)
  37. Marina (Gogglebox)
  38. Mary (Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Gogglebox, and The Crown)
  39. Mel (Doctor Who)
  40. Michelle (Skins)
  41. Miranda (Miranda)
  42. Molly (Sherlock)
  43. Muireann (Catastrophe)
  44. Pandora (Skins)
  45. Peri (Doctor Who)
  46. Polly (Peaky Blinders)
  47. Prue (Great British Bake Off)
  48. River (Doctor Who)
  49. Rose (Doctor Who and Downton Abbey)
  50. Sandi (Great British Bake Off)
  51. Sarah (Downton Abbey)
  52. Sarah Jane (Doctor Who)
  53. Sophie (Peep Show)
  54. Suze (Peep Show)
  55. Sybil (Downton Abbey)
  56. Tegan (Doctor Who)
  57. Tess (Strictly Come Dancing)
  58. Verity (Poldark)
  59. Violet (Downton Abbey)
  60. Wallis (The Crown)

Names for Boys

  1. Alan (The Apprentice and Peep Show)
  2. Alec (Broadchurch)
  3. Alfie (Peaky Blinders)
  4. Alo (Skins)
  5. Ant (I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Saturday Night Takeaway)
  6. Anthony/Antony (The Crown)
  7. Arthur (Peaky Blinders)
  8. Bryn (Gavin & Stacey)
  9. Charles (Downton Abbey)
  10. Chris (Skins)
  11. Dec (I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Saturday Night Takeaway)
  12. Drake (Poldark)
  13. Dwight (Poldark)
  14. Edward (The Crown)
  15. Finn (Peaky Blinders)
  16. Francis (Poldark)
  17. George (The Crown and Poldark)
  18. Giles (Gogglebox)
  19. Hans (Peep Show)
  20. Harold (The Crown)
  21. Jack (Doctor Who)
  22. Jackson (Doctor Who)
  23. James (Skins)
  24. Jeff (Peep Show)
  25. Jeremy (Peep Show)
  26. Joe (Broadchurch)
  27. John (Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, and Downton Abbey)
  28. Joseph (Downton Abbey)
  29. Louis (The Crown)
  30. Luca (Peaky Blinders)
  31. Mark (Peep Show and Broadchurch)
  32. Matthew (Downton Abbey)
  33. Michael (Peaky Blinders)
  34. Mickey (Doctor Who)
  35. Mycroft (Sherlock)
  36. Neil the Baby (Gavin & Stacey)
  37. Noel (Great British Bake Off)
  38. Osborne (Poldark)
  39. Paul (Broadchurch and Great British Bake Off)
  40. Peter (The Crown)
  41. Philip (This Morning and The Crown)
  42. Rich (Skins)
  43. Richard (Downton Abbey)
  44. Robert (Downton Abbey)
  45. Rory (Doctor Who)
  46. Ross (Poldark)
  47. Sherlock (Sherlock)
  48. Sid (Skins)
  49. Thomas (Downton Abbey)
  50. Tom (Broadchurch)
  51. Tommy (Peaky Blinders)
  52. Tony (Skins)
  53. Tremaine (Gogglebox)
  54. Tristan (Gogglebox)
  55. Twaine (Gogglebox)
  56. Wilfred (Doctor Who)
  57. Winston (The Crown)
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