What is Baby Yoda Real Name?

Who is Baby Yoda?

Grogu, sometimes referred to as Baby Yoda, is a character from the Star Wars Disney+ original series show The Mandalorian. He is a close relative of the Star Wars characters Yoda and Yaddle, who share a strong presence in the Force.

In the series, the Mandalorian is hired to track down and capture Grogu for the remainder of the fallen Galactic Empire. But all things are equally balanced, and he obtained his reward in his father and successfully defended him from the empire.

In “Part 13: The Jedi”, the character’s authentic name was not discovered until “The Emperor’s New Groove: The Grogu of the Jedi Temple”, which likewise specified that the Grogu was raised at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during the Clone Wars.

What is Baby Yoda Real Name?

  • Baby Yoda’s real name is David Acord.
  • Nicknames: The Asset (by the Empire), The Child, The Kid (by Din Djarin and others)

Two sound editors named Matthew Wood and David Acord created the voices of Grogu, the main character from the movie.

  • First appearance: “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian” (2019)
  • Created by: Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni
  • Voiced by: David Acord (effects)
  • Species: Yoda’s species
  • Gender: Male
  • Family: Din Djarin (adoptive father)
  • Age 50 years (born ca. 41 BBY)


In-universe information

Walt Disney’s The Mandalorian creator and showrunner Jon Favreau created Grogu, and the character was developed through early meetings between the executive producer of the Star Wars spinoff Dave Filoni and Favreau.

Werner Herzog, who stars in The Mandalorian, advised the show’s producers to remain committed to the use of puppets and animatronics for Grogu, disparaging them as “cowards” for considering replacing Garrison’s puppetry with computerized imagery.

Jon Favreau has credited Donald Glover with inspiring the decision to conceal Grogu’s contextual revelation.