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Page 1/5. 87 Character names and what they mean, for character for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Literary names for boys.
Adela .. The name died out in England in the later Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century, being the name of a character in Johann Strauss's opera "Die Fledermaus" .. It was also made popular in the 1930s as the name of a character in the novels of Dornford Yates ..
Angharad .. Angharad Golden Hand is a character in the "Mabinogi" ..
Aria .. In music, an aria is a solo performed by the leading character in an opera.
Armida .. First used in the 16th century by Italian poet Torquato Tasso for a character in an epic poem "Gerusalemme Liberata", meaning "Jerusalem Liberated".
Ashley .. Literary: there is a character Ashley Wilkes in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" ..
Azalia .. Azaliah is a male name meaning "reserved by God" in Hebrew, and is borne by a minor biblical character.
Azania .. From the male name Azaniah, borne by a minor biblical character ..
Azaria .. The name is borne by a number of minor male characters in the Bible ..
Bailey .. Initial popularity of Bailey was due to a character in the 1980s television series "WKRP in Cincinnati".
Belinda .. It was used by Sir John Vanbrugh for a character in his comedy "The Provok'd Wife" (1697) and by Alexander Pope for the society beauty in his poem "The Rape of the Lock" (1712) ..
Blanche .. Blanche DuBois is a character in Tennessee William's "A Streetcar Named Desire".
Blodwedd .. Name of a character in the "Mabinogi" ..
Bree .. Jane Fonda played a call girl character named Bree in the 1971 movie "Klute" ..
Bronte .. Use of the given name is probably inspired by the character in the film "The Green Card".
Cadence .. Literary: Cadence Roth is the main character in Armistead Maupin's 1992 novel "Maybe the Moon" .. Cadence Flaherty is a character in the 2003 film "American wedding".
Candace .. It was made popular in the 20th century by a character in the movie "Meet the Stewarts" (1942) ..
Celeste .. The name may be associated with Queen Celeste, wife of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff's children's book character Babar, the Elephant ..
Celia .. The name was not used in the Middle Ages, and was introduced to the English-speaking world as the name of a character in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" (1599) ..
Charis .. The form Charissa was first used by Spenser for a character in his poem "The Faerie Queene" (16th century) ..
Charita .. (Hindi) "Of pleasant character." ..
Adela, Armida, Ashley, Bailey, Belinda, Blanche, Bree, Candace, Celeste, Celia, Charis and Charita are commonly used names, while Angharad, Aria, Azalia, Azania, Azaria, Blodwedd, Bronte and Cadence are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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