Baby names inspired by literature

baby reading bookGreat books have become universally successful and have a profound impact because they go to the roots of human nature.

Nowadays, it’s more likely to get a positive answer from a young boy or girl for a task like hiking Mount Everest than reading a whole book for pleasure.

But  the stories of authors such as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway or Herman Melville give us, now and for all times, a deeper understanding of why we are who we are. These masters of writing help us gain a broad view of the human society and have a better knowledge and tolerance for all that is happening around us.

We admire our beloved book characters because they are honest, playful, charming, genius, courageous, funny, humble and brave. Even if they have not all these characteristics, they remain sources of inspiration for our lives.

It’s easy to give your child an inspired name, but it would be even better to grant to your child an amazing story as well. No matter the origin of the name you will choose, you can find the perfect name in a classic book.

Baby boy names inspired by literature

Alexis – Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis

Aramis – The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas

Dean – On the Road, Jack Kerouac

Dorian – The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

Finn – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

Gatsby – The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Holden – The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

Jordan – For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway

Moby – Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Oliver – Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

Philip – Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler

Rhett – Gone with the wind, Margaret Mitchell

Robinson – Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

Romeo – Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Sherlock – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Baby girl names inspired by literature

Alice – Alice’s Adventures  in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Anna – Anna Karenina, Leon Tolstoy

Antigone – Antigone, Sophocles

Bridget – Bridget Jones’s Diary,  Helen Fielding

Franny – Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger

Holly – Holly Golightly, Truman Capote

Jane – Jane Eire, Charlotte Brondë

Jo – Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Karen – Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen

Lara – Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak

Lisbeth – Millennium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson

Minerva – Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Mulan – The Ballad of Mulan, Song Nan Zhang

Sabina – The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

Scarlett – Gone with the wind, Margaret Mitchell

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