Literary

We’ve compiled a list of baby names in each category to help you choose the perfect name. Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin, and other helpful information.

Alice

Alice (A-lis or AL-iss) is a French and English name meaning: “noble”.

Amoret

A name from Spenser’s poem The Faerie Queene.

Anitra

A literary coinage by Henrik Ibsen from his play Peer Gynt (1867).

Arrietty

Arrietty is a literary name from the  children’s book The Borrowers.

Astrophel

Astrophel Meaning and Origin Astrophel is a boy's name of literary origin, meaning "star lover."  Posts with the name Astrophel: 105 Space Baby Names for Boys

Atreyu

Atreyu Meaning and Origin The name Atreyu is a literary name of German origin.  Posts with the name Atreyu: Whimsical & Enchanting Names for Boys

Avalon

Avalon is a Welsh name meaning: “island of apples”.

Belphoebe

Belphoebe Meaning and Origin Belphoebe is a girl's literary name. Belphoebe is a character in Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queene. According to the author, the name means "beautiful Diana." Posts with the name Belphoebe: Gorgeous Long and Unique Elaborate Names...

Caliban

Caliban ♂ Shakespearean literary name; Romanian "the tempest, black" Caliban Meaning and Origin Caliban is a boy’s name of Shakespearean literary name; Romanian origin, meaning “the tempest, black.” Posts with the name Caliban Modern Magic Baby Names for...

Calliope

Calliope is a Greek name meaning: “beautiful voice”.

Clelia

(Italian) famous.

Coraline

Coraline is a literary name that is a diminutive of Caroline

Cordelia

Cordelia is a Latin girl’s name meaning: “heart”

Crusoe

Crusoe Meaning and Origin Crusoe is a boy’s literary name of English origin.  Posts with the name Crusoe: 25 Unique Middle Names for Boys

Ellaria

Ellaria Meaning and Origin Ellaria is a girl's name of Arabic and a literary name of unknown meaning.   Posts with the name Ellaria: 100 Baby Names For Girls That Are Super Rare

Eloise

Eloise is a French name meaning: “healthy, wide”.

Gatsby

Gatsby Meaning and Origin The name Gatsby is a boy's literary name of German origin. A literary name and a German surname. Posts with the name Gatsby: 25 Unique Middle Names for Boys

Hamlet

Hamlet Meaning and Origin The name Hamlet is a boy's literary name and is of Danish origin. Anglicized form of Danish name Amleth, used by Shakespeare in his play ‘Hamlet’ (1600). Posts with the name Hamlet: 100 Forgotten Vintage Names for Girls and boys

Holden

Holden is an English boy’s name meaning: “from the hollow valley”. 

Isadora

Isadora Meaning and Origin If ever there were a name to make you swoon, this is it. This exotic alternative to “Isabella” is romantic and adventurous, graceful and sophisticated. Plus, there’s some adorable nickname potential: Dora, Izzy, Isa, Iz, Dory, Sadie, Ida...

Katniss

Katniss (cat-niss) is a fictional girl’s name.

Keats

Keats Meaning and Origin Keats is a boy’s name of English origin, meaning: “kite.” English literary name. This rare one-syllable boy name will ensure your little man is adventurous and full of fun. Posts with the name Keats: 100 Unique Names for Boys You Won’t Hear On...

Lestat

Lestat Meaning and Origin Lestat is a fictional character name invented by author Anne Rice. The character Lestat is a vampire appearing in several of her novels. The name may be derived from Old French or Occitan l'estat "state, status." Posts with the name Lestat:...

Lilliet

Lilliet Meaning and Origin Lilliet is a girl's American literary name. The name of the heroine of Alexander Chee's novel Queen of the Night, Lilliet Berne. A combination of Lillian and Juliet. Posts with the name Lilliet: 20 Unique but Stunningly Beautiful Girl Names...

Lorien

Lorien is a literary name

Lorna

Lorna Meaning and Origin Lorna is a great option for those wanting something short and sweet with vintage vibes.  The name Lorna is a girl's name meaning "laurel tree" and is of Scottish origin. A feminine form of Lorne and from the Scottish place name Lorn. It is...

Madeline

Madeline is an English name meaning: “of Magdala”.

Matilda

Matilda is a German name meaning: “strength in battle”.

Minea

Minea Meaning and Origin Minea is a girl's Finnish literary name, Invented by Finnish writer Mika Waltari for a character in his 1945 novel The Egyptian. Posts with the name Minea: Finnish Baby Names for Girls

Nerissa

The girl’s name Nerissa is a Greek name meaning: “sea sprite”.

Ollivander

Ollivander Meaning and Origin The name Ollivander is a boy's literary name.  Posts with the name Ollivander: 50 Surnames For Boys That Aren’t Overused

Perdita

The girl’s name Perdita is a Latin name meaning: “lost”.

Renly

Renly Meaning and Origin The name Renly is a unisex modern name invented by George R.R. Martin for his series A Song of Ice and Fire.  Posts with the name Renly: 100 Cute First & Middle Name Combinations For Girls Unique Names for Boys You Won’t Hear On The...

Sauron 

Sauron ♂ Literary name from "the abhorred" Sauron Meaning and Origin Sauron is a boy’s name of Literary name from The Lord of the rings, meaning “the abhorred.” Posts with the name Sauron Modern Magic Baby Names for Boys

Theoden

Theoden Meaning and Origin Theoden is a boy’s literary name from  J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings.  Posts with the name Theoden: Invented and Uncommon Names for Boys

Vanessa

Vanessa ♀ Latin, literary name "species of butterfly" Vanessa Meaning and Origin Vanessa is a girl's name meaning "species of butterfly" and is of Latin, literary name origin.  Posts with the name Vanessa Stylish Names for Girls That Are Worthy Of The Runway

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