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13 Baby Names Inspired By Virgin River To Swoon Over

Hey, Jack and Mel (er, and Charmaine) aren’t the only ones who might need a little baby naming inspo.

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Virgin River Season 4 is officially available to binge, bringing even more romantic drama to enjoy. And with both Mel and Charmaine pregnant, babies are top of mind. So, why not lean into that? If you’re an expectant fan, mull over these names inspired by Virgin River.

Jack

Our leading guy, Jack Sheridan (played by Martin Henderson), bears a classic one-syllable name that never goes out of style. Of English origin, it means “God is gracious.”

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Monroe

Alexandra Breckenridge plays Jack’s love, Mel Monroe. And although her first name is pretty, her last name is full of charisma! Gender-neutral, it means “mouth of the Roe River.”

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Vernon

Ol’ Doc Mullins (played by Tim Matheson) sure has grown into a likable guy over the seasons. Also likable? His first name, Vernon, which fittingly means “place of alders.”

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McCrea

The first name of Annette O’Toole’s charmingly quirky character, Hope, might seem like the obvious choice, but her last name, McCrea, is even cooler. It means “son of prosperity” but could be used for any gender.

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Brady

Looking for a name with some swagger? Say hello to Virgin River’s resident bad boy Dan Brady (Benjamin Hollingsworth). His last name, which means “one with broad eyes,” makes an interesting gender-neutral pick.

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Brie

Jack’s sister Brie is finally starting to come into her own on the show (her character gets really gutsy this season), making her worthy of a moniker nod. Her French first name means “strength or exalted one.”

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Colin

OK, so this isn’t the name of a character — but it is the name of the actor, Colin Lawrence, who plays total fan favorite “Preacher.” Plus, Colin means “pup,” and how cute is that?

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Julia

Lucia Walters, who plays fierce newcomer Julia, has a fun Virgin River connection — she’s married in real life to Colin Lawrence! Her character’s Latin name means “youthful.”

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River

This gender-neutral name comes from none other than the charming Pacific Northwest town where the show is set. It’s a beautiful homage to this natural element that seems to soothe and heal so many characters.

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Muriel

A friend of Doc and Hope’s, Muriel got a bit of a bad rap early on for a perceived flirtation with the former. But she’s actually a really sweet character, and her name — which has loads of vintage charm — means “of the bright sea.”

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Indiana

You may be thinking, Hmm, I don’t remember this character.... And that’s fair since it doesn’t belong to a Virgin River resident. No spoilers, but it gets a brief (but memorable) mention in Season 4.

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Charmaine

Love her or hate her (probably the latter for most fans), you’ve gotta admit — Charmaine, played by Lauren Hammersley, has a chic name. It means “a singer.”

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Bowen

While the series is “set” in Northern California, parts are filmed off of Bowen Island, which is in Howe Sound off the coast of Vancouver. As a name, Bowen means “son of Owen.”

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