‘The Mandalorian’ Reveals Baby Yoda’s Real Name & History

Baby Yoda is no longer just “the Child”.

The latest crowd-pleasing episode of The Mandalorian explored Baby Yoda’s origin and revealed his real name.


After months of speculation and frenzied fan-theories, The Mandalorian has finally begun cracking the secrets behind Baby Yoda – not that we should call him that anymore. After introducing an incredible live-action version of Ahsoka Tano (played by Rosario Dawson) the episode revealed what the adorable green force-user is really called and where he’s been before. Star Wars fans? Meet Grogu.

The episode stunningly built out the universe in new ways, rightfully honoring the shows Ahsoka previously appeared in while also forging a fresh path. When Din Djarin introduces Baby Yoda to the gray Jedi, she manages to commune with him through the force, discovering that his real name is Grogu. Ahsoka recounts his story, explaining that he was originally raised at the Jedi temple on Coruscant and was hidden from the dangers of Order 66 and the rise of the Empire. He also suppressed his powers so he wouldn’t attract too much attention. Tano also mentioned that there’s a dark period in his memory that he can’t access for some reason. So it’s time to get theory-crafting once again – who wiped Grogu’s memory? Will Ahsoka make future appearances in the Star Wars universe after The Mandalorian? Only time will tell.

What did you think of the Baby Yoda/Grogu reveal in The Mandalorian? Do you want to see more from Ahsoka Tano in the series? Sound-off in the comments below!

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano. The Star Wars project is being directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni and fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez.

The Mandalorian season two episodes premiere every Friday on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda/Grogu and the future of the Star Wars franchise, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.

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