occur primarily in popular culture and entertainment. They are not commonly
given to real people.
Flintstone Popular Culture
From the English words flint
, created by Hanna-Barbera Productions for the caveman family (Fred, Wilma and Pebbles) in their animated television show The Flintstones
, which ran from 1960 to 1966.
Gump German (Rare), Popular Culture
Possibly from a nickname derived from Middle High German gumpen
meaning "to hop, to jump"
. This surname was used by author Winston Groom for the hero of his novel Forrest Gump
(1986), better known from the 1994 movie adaptation.
McFly Popular Culture
Invented name, using the prefix Mc-
, from Irish mac
"son", and the English word fly
. This name was created for the time-travelling hero Marty McFly of the Back to the Future
movie series, beginning 1985.
Skywalker Popular Culture
From the English words sky
, created by George Lucas as the surname for several characters in his Star Wars
movie series, notably the hero Luke Skywalker from the original trilogy (beginning 1977). Early drafts of the script had the name as Starkiller