Horizon Baby names
I have been obsessing about the Horizon games and the amazing characters and different tribe cultures in the game. And every now and then I would meet an NPC with a name that just stuck with me. And since we have the habit of finding the best, cutest, most original baby names we encounter in our gaming or geeky day to day life, it was time for me to make a list. Read the best baby names from both Horizon: Zero Dawn and Horizon: Forbidden West.
Before we dive in, here’s what so fun about this game series. Aside from a kick-ass protagonist, robot mounts, beautiful game art, bla bla bla, the makers of the game have created a wonderful world with different tribes with their own cultures. Horizon introduced a few tribes in the first game, which are the Nora, the Carja, and the Oseram. Each with their own specific culture, rules and attire. Aloy for example, being a Nora, is raised in a hunter-gather culture. In Forbidden West, Aloy will come across even more tribes. The Banuk, Utaru, Tenakth and Quen. And has to change her behaviour according to the cultures of the people she meets. Quite an intelligent way to make the experience more immersive and realistic for the players, if you ask me.
Names and the tribe they belong to:
Who: A Nora Brave (winner of the Proving), Seeker and Machine Hunter, created by GAIA – Nora tribe.
Origin: Old High German origin
Meaning: Short for Aloysio and Aloysiu, meaning ‘Great warrior’.
Who: Controversial and fearless Shaman – Banuk tribe.
Origin: Jewish (Ashkenazic)
Meaning: The name Brin is a unisex name meaning ‘Hill’.
Who: The daughter of the War-Chief Sona – Nora tribe.
Origin: English origin
Meaning: A female name that means ‘Chosen‘.
Who: A governing artificial intelligence – project Zero Dawn.
Origin: Greek origin
Meaning: Mother goddess, personification of Earth.
Who: Farmer turned hunter – Carja tribe.
Who: One of the High Priest’s guards – Carja tribe.
Origin: Hindu origin (derived from Hindu Goddess Shiva)
Meaning: The destroyer, he who maintains balance between life and death.
Who: The son of the War-Chief Sona – Nora tribe.
Origin: Turkish origin
Meaning: A male name meaning ‘Exist’.
Who: A governing artificial intelligence – project Firebreak
Origin: Ancient Greek origin
Meaning: Caldera of Yellowstone Analytic Nexus a.k.a. cyan, derived from the word kyanos (κύανος), meaning ‘dark blue’.
Who: The daughter of a hunter – Nora tribe.
Origin: Spanish origin (could also be Hebrew or Hindu)
Meaning: ‘The one from the ravine’.
Who: A Nora Brave (winner of the Proving) and key member of the tribe’s defense – Nora tribe.
Origin: Spanish / Latin origin
Meaning: ‘Tide’ or ‘One who is in of the sea’
Here are some Horizon baby names that didn’t make the top 10, yet need to be shared:
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