baby making funny face with white backgroundIf your baby-to-be is kicking so much you’ve already looked into karate lessons for toddlers, you won’t want to miss these ninja-inspired, booty-kicking baby names!

Scoff if you must, but “Ninja” actually appeared on the Social Security Administration’s list of most popular girls’ names three times (in 1983, 1984 and 1985)!

Throwing stars are absolutely essential to the ninja arsenal! Pair your feisty girl with a little bro named Chuck (as in nunchucks–get it?!) for one seriously tough team of tots.

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello & Michelangelo
Not only are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the most popular–and reptilian–ninjas to date, but they’re some of the best pizza-eaters we’ve ever seen, too!

Ebony & Midnight
Everyone knows that a ninja’s favorite color is ebony and midnight gives ‘em a stealthy advantage.

Chuck, Norris, Bruce & Lee
OK, so they aren’t truly ninjas, but they’re the closest thing we mere mortals have got! Plus, Chuck Norris can do anything. (Anything.)

Any ninja worth his salt has to be super-sly. And he’s bound to be a slick little guy with this name!

Jade & Kitana
Game nerds, rejoice! Pay homage to a video game classic by naming your twins after Mortal Kombat‘s famous ninja-like brawlers.

Sure, the name Amanda may not scream “ninja,” but don’t let it fool ya! Amanda from Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas proves that names can be deceiving, with her serious roundhouse kick and tough girl attitude.

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