40 Great Literary Names for Babies

Choosing a name for your little one is a pretty important decision. It’s what you and everyone else will be calling them for the rest of their lives, so it’s best to choose something that you like and that has meaning. I’ve always been a fan of literary names for babies, in fact the name we had picked out for our baby if she’d been a boy was taken from the pages of a great novel. As I scoured books and the internet for other ideas throughout our baby naming process I came up with quite a few that were inspired from literature and I thought I’d share them here with you.

40 Great Literary Baby Names

 

1. Aldous (Author – Aldous Huxley)

2. Atticus (“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee)

3. Beatrix (Author – Beatrix Potter)

4. Beckett (Author – Samuel Beckett)

5. Brontë (Authors – Anne, Emily and Charlotte Brontë)

6. Caddy (“Sound and Fury” by William Faulkner)

7. Cash (“As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner)

8. Daisy (“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

9. Dallas (“The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton)

10. Darcy (“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen)

11. Edith (Author – Edith Wharton)

12. Emma (“Emma” by Jane Austen)

13. Gatsby (“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

14. Gray (“The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde)

15. Harper (Author – Harper Lee)

16. Holden (“Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger)

17. Faulkner (Author – William Faulkner)

18. Finch (“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee)

19. Finn (“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain)

20. Fitzgerald (Author – F. Scott Fitzgerald)

21. Frances (Author – F. Scott Fitzgerald)

22. Franny (“Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger)

23. Henry James (Author – Henry James)

24. Huck (“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain)

25. Huxley (Author – Aldous Huxley)

26. Jane (Author – Jane Austen)

27. Josephine (“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott)

28. Lydia (“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen)

29. Ophelia (“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare)

30. Phineas (“A Separate Peace” by John Knowles)

31. Phoebe (“Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger)

32. Salinger (Author – J.D. Salinger)

33. Sawyer (“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain)

34. Scarlett (“Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell)

35. Scout (“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee)

36. Tennyson (Author – Lord Alfred Tennyson)

37. Truman (Author – Truman Capote)

38. Twain (Author – Mark Twain)

39. Virginia (Author – Virginia Woolf)

40. Zooey (“Franny and Zooey” by J.D. Salinger)

Did any of you choose a literary name for your little one? I’d love to hear it!


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