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25 Baby Names to Celebrate General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary!

The likelihood, if you’re reading this here on Babble, is that General Hospital is older than you! It’s the longest running American soap opera — and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for such. The TV series also holds the record for the most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. And today, April 1st, marks the 50th anniversary of its premier episode!

Aside from intriguing story lines and scandalous plot twists, the dramatic show has some pretty awesome character names. Check out my picks for the top 25 names to come out of General Hospital!

Do you have a favorite?


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    Gia became world famous on GH as "the face of deception." But don't let that deter you from this name. Its meaning is lovely.
    Meaning: God's precious gift.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Alistair belongs to a family on GH with great names! He's the cousin of Holly Scorpio and the brother of Algernon Durban.
    Meaning: defending men.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Lorenzo came on the scene in 2003 to avenge his brother Luis' death, and remained at war with Sonny Corinthos until Lorenzo's murder in 2007.
    Meaning: from Laurentium.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Lorenzo's daughter, Lila Rae was named after her adoptive great-grandmother Lila Quartermaine, and her grandmother Rae Cummings.
    Meaning: Lila: night; Rae: ewe
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Dimitri mysteriously appeared and then disappeared on GH, with no one knowing to this day if he is dead or alive.
    Meaning: follower of Demeter.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    His real name was Michael, but he was called Stone, and he was the best friend of Sonny Corinthos.
    Meaning: Stone. (pretty obvious, huh?)
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Jolene was a character on General Hospital: Night Shift whose only appearance on GH was when she was in a coma after being shot on Night Shift. Tragic existence, but great name.
    Meaning: Modern-day invented name.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    His real name is John, but he goes by Jagger. He's the brother of Stone. Pretty awesome nicknames for them both.
    Meaning: carter.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Talk about a character name! Jasper "Jax" Jacks.
    Meaning: bringer of treasure.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Lucian was a fake son used as a decoy in one of the many plot twists on GH.
    Meaning: light.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Florence is the mother of the ever-deceitful Gia, and it's a name I've long loved.
    Meaning: flourishing, prosperous.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Mikkos is a serious dude. Dead now, he was responsible for the Ice Princess affair, where he put Port Charles into a deep freeze in August.
    Meaning: who is like God.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: BabyNames
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    Spa owner and blackmailing vixen, Lorena left GH after marrying one of the sons of her blackmail victims.
    Meaning: from the province of Lorraine.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    She's the widow of Mikkos, and was originally played by Elizabeth Taylor in 1981!
    Meaning: bright, shining one.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Warren had a riotous history of revenge before he was shot to death. He's also the father of Kiefer (another cool name).
    Meaning: park-keeper.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Gloria was a grandmother on GH, which doesn't help my case for the name. I adore this name, but my spouse says it's too "old lady."
    Meaning: glory.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Serena was the surrogate child of Lucy Coe, who later adopted her.
    Meaning: tranquil, serene.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Grant Andrews was a Russian spy who had a doppelganger, Grant Putnam.
    Meaning: large.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Delores is a detective who's married to a man "accused of" assaulting strippers, but he was actually framed by Ronnie Dimestico.
    Meaning: lady of sorrows (how sad is that?)
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Bryce was the man who bullied Kristina after her boyfriend's death.
    Meaning: speckled, freckled.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Filomena was a housekeeper who was murdered by Grant's doppelganger, Grant.
    Meaning: lover of singing.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Claudia is the daughter of a mob boss who gets killed by Michael Corinthos after he finds out she's the one who shot him.
    Meaning: lame.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Siobhan was married to Lucky and killed by a mobster for knowing too much.
    Meaning: the Lord is gracious.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Cesar was one of the greatest villains in the history of the show.
    Meaning: head of hair.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry
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    Ruby was a former madam who owns the popular local eatery, Kelly's.
    Meaning: deep red, translucent precious stone.
    Source: IMDb
    Name Meaning: Nameberry

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