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TV Commercial Names | BabyNames.com

Studies show that the average American will spend the equivalent of nine years of their lives watching television, including commercials! Even if you’ve never owned a television in your life, chances are you’ve seen more advertisements than you realize, between electronic billboards, radios, the Internet, and even movie theaters. movie theater.

We’ve put together a list of TV commercial names that are perfect for anyone ready to start their own “baby brand”. How many of these names do you remember?

Calli – Colloquially known as “Orange Fanta”, Calli is one of four Fantanas, the so-called “spokesmen” of Fanta sodas. The name Callie originates from Greece and aptly means “beautiful”. Fanta or Fantana would also be a nice name!

Charlie – Currently a popular gender neutral name, this nickname belongs to Charlie the tuna, the remarkable talking fish first seen in Starkist’s tuna commercials in 1961. It’s short for Charles, a name of English origin meaning “freeman”. Their slogan: Sorry, Charlie! as for some reason he wanted to be taken to be labeled a Starkist Tuna, but he was unsuccessful.

Clara – Perhaps best known in the commercial world as the voice of fast-food restaurant redhead Wendy’s, Clara Peller was an 81-year-old when she uttered the iconic catchphrase, ‘Where’s the beef?’ With Latin origins, Clara means “illustrious” and has the same roots as the French name Claire.

Dean – Mayhem is everywhere, including popular Allstate Insurance commercials featuring handsome but destructive actor Dean Winters, who is also famous for shows like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Brooklyn 99. Dean is English, which means from the valley. Just to be clear, we don’t recommend calling a child Mayhem!

Dilly – Famous for having infamous ads, Bud Light made the list with their 2017 slogan, toast “Dilly, dilly!” When used in a sentence, the word dilly means a great example and makes a lovely neutral name. Originating from Welsh, its meaning as a noun is “great sea”. Bud has also been used as a name, but mostly a nickname for the name or nickname itself, Buddy.

Elsie – The adorable bovine mascot from Borden Dairy commercials, Elsie is a perfect name for a sweet packet delivered to you. Of German origin, the name was originally a diminutive of Elizabeth, which means “God is my oath”.

Harland Sanders smiling in the face
Harland Sanders, actor.

Harland – The first name of the original Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Harland has English origins and a few interpretations, including “stir up trouble” and “dwell near the border wood.”

Jake – While your little Jake might wear colorful and coordinated outfits to play in the park, there’s another popular Jake who wears khakis and works in a cabin for State Farm Insurance. It is a short form of Jacob, which means “Supplanter”.

Joe – Who can forget the pathological liar “Joe Isuzu”, the fictional character from Isuzu automaker commercials? Usually short for Josephine or Joseph, meaning “God shall increase”, Joe can also be spelled Jo for a twist on the traditional.

Juan – Representing the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, Juan Valdez has come a long way since his cartoon in 1958. Juan is of Spanish descent, which means “God is merciful.

MacKenzie – Bud Light beer returns to the list, having given the world a dog named Spuds MacKenzie as its furry mascot. Gender-neutral MacKenzie is of Scottish descent and means “sons or kindred of Coinneach”, a personal name meaning “pleasant”. Spuds is a great name for a dog, but we wouldn’t recommend it for a human baby.

Mike- Mike likes this! Kids of the 70s and 80s might remember Mikey from the Life Cereal commercials of Quaker Oats. Short for Michael or Michaela, it is a strong, neutral name with English origins meaning “Who is like God?” It means “Who could equal the goodness of God?” and should always be framed as a question.

Mrs. Olson – Simply known as Mrs. Olson, she was a well-known figure in the Folger’s Cafe advertisements from the 1960s and 1970s. Although Mrs. Olson has no documented first name, Olson is a Scandinavian surname meaning “Son of Olaf”.

Rosie – You may first think of Rosie the Riveter, a campaign that originated during World War II promoting women in the workforce. Some may also remember Rosie the waitress from the Bounty Paper Towels commercials, played by veteran character actress, Nancy Walker. A Rosie by any other name – like Rose – is English, meaning rose flower.

Sam – Known in advertisements as Toucan Sam, the bird selling Kelloggs’ colorful Froot Loops breakfast cereal, Sam may be short for the Hebrew names Samson or Samuel, meaning service or sun and his name is God, respectively, or for a longer female name. , Samantha.

Sonny – Sonny the peekaboo bird has always been “peekaboo for Cocoa Puffs” and if you choose this name, you’ll go peekaboo for Sonny every time your little one takes a step. Sonny is a name with American origins, and means – unsurprisingly here – our son.

Tony the tiger pointing up
Tony the Tiger

Tony – That name is “Grrrrrreat!” according to Kelloggs’ optimistic Frosted Flakes mascot, Tony the Tiger. Short for Anthony or Antony, Tony is of Latin origin, with an unknown meaning.

Walker – Top shelf elf Ernie Keebler of Keebler Cookies was voiced by veteran voice actor Walker Edmiston, who is credited in over 45 acting projects. Walker as a first name is originally an English professional surname, meaning ‘more cloth’. Keebler would also make a great pet name!

With so many iconic ads to choose from, you just might find your baby’s name on this list. But if you need some extra insurance, you’ve found the perfect nickname, try going ahead with Flo, short for Florence, the Lady of Progressive Insurance.

Need more inspiration? The Geico Gecko’s first name is Martin… and we’ll get right back to this post.