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The world of video games is an ever-changing, always evolving one. The games themselves have changed so much over the years, but so have the names given to them. It used to be that when you wanted a name for your character in a game, there were only so many options available. Nowadays it seems like every game has its own set of unique titles for its characters and it can be hard to find just the right one! Luckily we’ve compiled a list of some popular boy video game names with this article and hopefully, you can find something fitting for your little gamer friend!

Origin of video games

Early video games use interactive electronic devices with various display formats. The earliest example is from 1947 – a “Cathode-ray tube amusement device” was filed for a patent on 25 January 1947, by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann, and issued on 14 December 1948, as U.S. Patent 2455992. Inspired by radar display technology, it consists of an analog device allowing a user to control the parabolic arc of a dot on the screen to simulate a missile being fired at targets, which are paper drawings fixed to the screen. Other early examples include Christopher Strachey’s Draughts game, the Nimrod computer at the 1951 Festival of Britain; OXO, a tic-tac-toe Computer game by Alexander S. Douglas for the EDSAC in 1952; Tennis for Two, an electronic interactive game engineered by William Higinbotham in 1958; and Spacewar!, written by MIT students Martin Graetz, Steve Russell, and Wayne Wiitanen’s on a DEC PDP-1 computer in 1961. Each game has different means of display: NIMROD has a panel of lights to play the game of Nim, OXO has a graphical display to play tic-tac-toe, Tennis for Two has an oscilloscope to display a side view of a tennis court, and Spacewar! has the DEC PDP-1’s vector display to have two spaceships battle each other.


The term “video game” was developed to distinguish this class of electronic games that were played on some type of video display rather than on a teletype printer or similar device. This also distinguished from many handheld electronic games like Merlin which commonly used LED lights for indicators but did not use these in combination for imaging purposes.

“Computer game” may also be used to describe video games because all video games essentially require a computer processor, and in some situations, may be used interchangeably with “video game”. However, the term “computer game” may also be more specific to games played primarily on personal computers or another type of flexible hardware system (also known as PC games), to distinguish it from video games that are played on fixed console systems. Other terms such as “television game” or “telegame” had been used in the 1970s and early 1980s, particularly for the home consoles that connect to a television set.

Video game boy names

Movie- and TV-character names can be both inspired and inspirational to parents in the twenty-first century, but the new generation of parents-to-be find as much inspiration in video game names. Some of these video game character names, such as Duke and Jax, are more name-worthy than others—can you imagine a baby boy named Kazooie? Along with Duke and Jax, other video game names for boys in the US Top 1000 include Dante, Fox, Kane, Maximo, Niko, Phoenix, Raiden, and Trevor. Other names from video games worthy of using on your child include Alistair, Ezio, Ridley, and Wolf.


If you’re looking for a male video game name, the list of names we’ve provided can help. You can’t go wrong with Duke or Jax as your son’s moniker! Along with those two classics, there are plenty more modern and fresh options from games like Dante’s Inferno to Maximo: Ghosts To Glory. If none of these titles strike your fancy, don’t worry – this article has even more suggestions that may be perfect for you and your little gamer-in-the-making. Check out our full list below and find something that suits him perfectly!

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