Baby Names Inspired by Popular Children’s Books

Looking for a fun name for your baby? Look to classic and popular children’s books for your answer! This list is sure to include childhood favorites as well as popular current releases. Not only will this list give you ideas for your baby’s name, but you can expand on the idea and create a theme for Baby’s nursery or first birthday! Imagine Baby’s delight when they realize their name is in a book featuring their favorite character. How magical! These names will always have a story behind them.

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    Click through for baby names that are featured in classic and popular children’s picture books.

  • Amelia

    Amelia

    Inspired by the “Amelia Bedelia” series by Peggy Parish.

  • Arthur

    Arthur

    Inspired by the “Arthur” series by Marc Brown.

  • Angelina

    Angelina

    Inspired by the “Angelina Ballerina” series by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig.

  • Christopher

    Christopher

    As in “Christopher-Robin”. Inspired by “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne.

  • Eloise

    Eloise

    Inspired by the “Eloise” series by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight.

  • David

    David

    Inspired by “No, David!” by David Shannon.

  • Frances

    Frances

    Inspired by the “Frances” series by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban.

  • George

    George

    Inspired by the “Curious George” series by H. A. Rey.

  • Madeline

    Madeline

    Inspired by the “Madeline” series by Ludwig Bemelmans.

  • Harold

    Harold

    Inspired by “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson.

  • Nancy

    Nancy

    Inspired by the “Fancy Nancy” series by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.

  • Lyle

    Lyle

    Inspired by “Lyle the Crocodile” by Bernard Waber.

  • Nona

    Nona

    Inspired by the “Strega Nona” series by Tomie dePaola.

  • Max

    Max

    Inspired by “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.

  • Olivia

    Olivia

    Inspired by the “Oliva” series by Ian Falconer.

  • Peter

    Peter

    Inspired by “Peter Pan” by James M. Barrie.

  • Trixie

    Trixie

    Inspired by “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems.

  • Sal

    Sal

    Inspired by “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey.

 

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