18 Cute 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 includes your childhood favorites as well as popular current releases. Not only will it give you ideas for your baby’s name, but you could also use it as a theme for Baby’s nursery or first birthday. And, 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.

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

2. Arthur – Inspired by the “Arthur” series by Marc Brown.

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

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

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

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


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

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

9. Madeline – Inspired by the “Madeline” series by Ludwig Bemelmans.

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

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

12. Lyle – Inspired by “Lyle the Crocodile” by Bernard Waber.

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

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

15. Olivia – Inspired by the “Oliva” series by Ian Falconer.

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

17. Trixie – Inspired by “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems.

18. Sal – Inspired by “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey.

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