Retro Sci-Fi Names from Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

Rocky Jones and Vena Ray
Rocky Jones and Vena Ray

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger was a sci-fi TV show that aired from February to November, 1954.

As a Space Ranger, Rocky served as a “space policemen” who defended the Solar System against evil-doers. He was always accompanied by his navigator, Vena Ray.

Only 39 episodes were made, but plenty of exotic-sounding character names were packed into the short-lived show:

Rocky Jones
female characters
Rocky Jones
male characters
Cleolanta*
Cotanda
Jonica
Juliandra
Moanna
Shima
Theba
Trinka
Vena
Volaca
Yarra
Agar
Altasande
Biffen
Bovaro
Darganto
Dorton
Griff
Lassbaun
Link
Magni
Naboro
Nizam
Orak
Orlan
Ortho
Pinto
Poli
Rocky
Rykon
Rymers
Shaman
Torvak
Winky
Zakar
Zandorf
Zoravac

*Some sources call her Cleolanthe.

Would you use any of the above on a real-life baby? If so, which one(s)?

Usage of the baby name Rocky peaked in the 1950s, but it’s hard to say how much of the usage (if any) is attributable to the series.

Sources: Rocky Jones, Space Ranger – Wikipedia, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger – IMDB


2 thoughts on “Retro Sci-Fi Names from Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

  1. Juliandra is a pretty name. Mostly, I noticed the lack of female names compared to the long list of males. I was the 1950s so not really a surprise!

  2. Yarra is the river in Melbourne in Australia, loosely meaning “flowing”. It doesn’t get used as a baby name much because the Yarra is considered rather ugly.

    Agar is a type of gelatin made from algae, so vegetarians can have jelly. It would be funny as a baby name.

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