It's a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it's neither, but these superhero baby names are sure to make you smile.
Superheroes have inspired generations of movie and comic book fans, and now — with this hot baby name trend — parents, too.
Superhero names are a "kind of magic name," Pamela Redmond, creator of baby-naming website Nameberry, tells TODAY.com.
"Magic names are tied to legendary figures and have powerful meanings," she says.
The most popular superhero names are those inspired by a particular character in pop culture, Redmond tells TODAY.com, like Arrow, Dash, Loki, Harley and Odin.
“These names also feel particularly modern," she says. "Many superheroes, like Peter Parker, have existed for decades and their names are no longer up-and-coming. Heroes based on mythology or newer heroes tend to feel fresher."
The popularity of magic names has increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Redmond tells TODAY.com.
"Parents may choose these names for their 'incantatory power' that can strengthen children against future challenges," she says.
80 Superhero Names For Babies
With inspiration from the strength and courage of the universe's greatest heroes (and villains), here are 80 superhero names to consider: