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...

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

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:...

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”.

Nerissa

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

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...

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

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