Baby Names for the Literature Lover


Getting lost in a book is one of the most glorious “vacations” in life. Can I get an Amen, book lovers? That being said, I’ve fallen in love with a number of great literary works, my all-time favorite being Jane Eyre (anyone else?). While I’m not a mom yet, I love daydreaming about what I will name my kiddos someday, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t Google “literary baby names” a long time ago.

I can’t help myself! These names are beautiful, and more importantly, the names of some of my “best fictional friends.” Yes, my friends.

11 Girl Names:

  1. Harper // Harper Lee, American author of To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Jane // Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  3. Scarlett // The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. Temple // Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  5. Juliet // Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
  6. Elinor // Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
  7. Alice // Alice in Wonderful by Lewis Carroll
  8. Charlotte // Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (or, author Charlotte Brontë)
  9. Winnie // Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  10. Coraline // Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  11. Ophelia // Hamlet by William Shakespeare

11 Boy Names:

  1. Heathcliff // Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  2. Oscar // Oscar Wilde, Irish author, playwright, and poet
  3. Atticus // To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. Darcy // Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. Finn // Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  6. Holden // The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  7. Huxley // Aldous Huxley, English writer and philosopher
  8. Phineas // A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  9. Scout // To Kill a Mockingbird by Harpee Lee
  10. Winston // 1984 by George Orwell
  11. Dorian // The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

What’s your favorite book? And more importantly, who is your favorite literary character of all time? Would love to hear some names for inspiration!

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