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Literary baby names and what they mean, for literary, novel, story, poetry, with 211 results. These names from literature, from the 17th century up to more modern times, are a rich source of imaginative names. Usage of these girl names reached its apex 35 years ago (USAGE OF 17.8%) and is somewhat less today (USAGE 11.9%, 34%), with names such as Una going out of style. The more fashionable baby names among these are Harper (#10), Scarlett (#22), Charlotte (#9), Amelia (#12) and Aurora (#79), while Omelia (TOP 23%) and Orden (64%) are common surnames. Here is the list of Literary names for boys.

Literary names

Adela - Beatrice | Becky - Charlotte | Charmian - Corinne | Corisande - Eliza | Eloise - Genesis | Genevieve - Imogen | .. - .. | Undine - Zuleika

Adela - Beatrice

Adela

Adela
.. character in the novels of Dornford .. Aela is also a somewhat common birth name. [Edelle, Adelle, .. 8 more]

Alcina
.. Literary: Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto used .. Common as surnames. Compare Alcina (UPPER 82%), Alzina, etc. with popular last names Arrona (UPPER 29%), Aracena (22%), which also end with -na. [Alzina, Alsinia, Allcine, Alcine, Alcee, .. 5 more]

Amanda

Amanda
.. Literary: poets and playwrights brought this .. Amanda has trended downward in favor as a baby name since 1992. [Mandy, Mando, Mandie, Mandee, Amandy, Amandie, Amada, .. 8 more]

Amber

Amber
.. the Kathleen Winsor novel and film, .. Amber (TOP 21%) and Ambre (82%) exist frequently as last names. [Ambur, Ambre, Ambereen, .. 2 more]

Amelia

Amelia
.. heroine of his novel "Amelia" (1751) .. Aemelia, Aimiliona, Amalea, Amalee and Amaleta are more unconventional as variations of Amelia. [Milly, Meline, Melia, Mali, Emmy, Emmeline, Emelina, Delia, Amelya, Amelita, .. 37 more]

Anastasia

Anastasia
.. was based on this story (1956) .. Anastasia is a contemporarily stylish form. [Tasya, Tasa, Stasiya, Stasha, Stacia, Nastassya, Nastasia, Anna, Anastazia, Anastay, .. 37 more]

Anne

Anne
.. Montogomery's story "Anne of Green Gables" .. Popularly used, with usage of 1.071% for Anne and variants as baby names in 2015, but lower than 1.318% a year ago. [Onie, Nona, Ninoshka, Nina, Netty, Nettie, Nanor, Nanon, Nanine, Nancey, .. 86 more]

Antonia

Antonia
.. Willa Cather novel "My Antonía" .. Antonia, Antoinette, etc. became more trendy in 2015, gaining +243 positions as girls' names with Toni gaining the most. [Tunna, Toosje, Tonechka, Tona, To, Teunisje, Onita, Netty, Antonnette, Antonetta, .. 28 more]

Apollonia
.. god of sunlight, music, and poetry .. Rather quirky as a girls' name. [Appolonia, Apolonia, Apollyne, Appolinia, Apolline, Abbelina, .. 5 more]

Arden

Arden
Literary: the Forest of Arden in .. Ardeen and variants soared in popularity 9 decades ago and are almost as common now, but with Ardis becoming less in vogue. [Ardis, .. 5 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Literary names: Adela, Amanda, Amber, Amelia, Anastasia

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Literary names: Anne, Antonia, Arden, Ariel, Arwen

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Literary names: Ashley, Audrey, Augusta, Aurora, Ayla, Beatrice

Ariel

Ariel
Literary: Shakespeare gave the name to .. Somewhat common as girls' names, Arielle, Ariel, etc. are similar to the familiar Ardelle. [Ariellia, Arie, .. 9 more]

Arwen

Arwen
Literary: an elf maiden in Tolkien's .. Adoption of Arwen and Arwyn as birth names in 2015 was 15.4% less than a decade ago. [Arwyn]

Ashley

Ashley
.. Literary: there is a character Ashley .. Adoption of Ashley and variants as children's names in 2015 was down 74.2% compared to a decade ago. [Lee, Ashlye, Ashly, Ashlea, Ashlan, .. 17 more]

Audrey

Audrey
.. Literary: Shakespeare used the name for .. Audra (TOP 16%), Audrey (4%) and Audrie (100%) are commonplace women's names. [Audrye, Audry, Audris, Audrina, Audrielle, Audie, Audi, Audene, .. 9 more]

Augusta

Augusta
.. Literary: P.G. Wodehouse's foppish hero .. Adoption of Augusta, Augustyne, etc. as girls' names in 2015 was down 51.6% compared to 2005. [Tina, Gussie, Gus, Austyne, Augustina, Auguste, Agustina, .. 10 more]

Aurora

Aurora
.. of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" .. Aurora, Zorica, etc. became more trendy in 2015, gaining +220 rankings as baby names with Rory rising the most. [Zorica, Rora, Ora, .. 4 more]

Ayla

Ayla
Literary: Ayla is the heroine of .. Somewhat common as a birth name, Ayla is comparable to the familiar Ali. See also Lyla.

Bader
.. of famous Arabic poetry by Khalill .. A peculiar baby name, Bader is found more conventionally as a last name. [Badr]

Ballade
.. usually one that tells a story. Ballade is rare as a birth name. See also Bolade.

Beatrice

Beatrice
.. Literary: beloved heroine of Dante's Divine .. Usage of Beatrice, Beeatrisa, etc. as baby names in 2015 was up significantly compared to 10 years ago. [Trixy, Trixie, Trix, Beitris, Beeatriss, Beea, Beattie, Beatriz, Beatrix, .. 15 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Literary names [and variants] for girls.

1. Adela - Beatrice
Adela [10], Alcina [10], Amanda [15], Amber [5], Amelia [47], Anastasia [47], Anne [96], Antonia [38], Apollonia [10], Arden [6], Ariel [11], Arwen [1], Ashley [22], Audrey [17], Augusta [17], Aurora [7], Ayla, Bader [1], Ballade, Beatrice [24]


Becky [1], Bedelia [3], Beth [3], Bonnie [17], Brett [5], Bronte, Cadence [8], Calliope [3], Calpurnia, Cameo [1], Camilla [38], Candida [5], Careen [2], Carinthia, Cassandra [48], Catriona [13], Celeste [46], Ceri [2], Ceridwen [6], Charlotte [99]


Charmian [8], Chloe [8], Christabel [13], Cimarron [3], Cinderella [5], Cindy [21], Claribel [1], Clarinda [1], Clarissa [24], Claudia [20], Claudine [1], Clelia [1], Clio [2], Clorinda [2], Columbine [2], Consuelo [6], Coralie [4], Cordelia [16], Corinna [41], Corinne [28]


Corisande [3], Cosette [2], Courtney [37], Cressida [2], Cynthia [52], Daisy [9], Deborah [24], Desdemona [1], Desiree [15], Dido, Dora [36], Dorothy [40], Dorrit [2], Edina [4], Edna [9], Eithne [11], Elaine [26], Eleanor [78], Electra [6], Eliza [10]


Eloise [8], Elsa [7], Eluned [11], Emily [75], Emma [27], Enid [8], Esme [6], Esmeralda [21], Estelle [13], Ethel [21], Euron [4], Euronwy, Eurydice [2], Evangeline [14], Evelina [4], Fiona [7], Fiora, Fleur [3], Francesca [6], Genesis [11]


Genevieve [19], Gigi [2], Gladys [9], Glenda [3], Godiva, Griselda [18], Gudrun [11], Gwenith [1], Harper, Harriet [16], Heaven [2], Heidi [7], Heledd [1], Heloise [5], Hermia [3], Hermione [6], Hero, Hester [7], Hypatia [3], Imogen [7]


Iphigenia [7], Isabel [43], Jancis [2], Janice [19], Jennifer [37], Jerusha [3], Jo [29], Juliet [8], Justine [11], Kalliope [1], Karla [10], Katniss, Kinsey [6], Kizzy [2], Lalage [2], Lalla, Lara [6], Laura [59], Leah [5], Leonora [11]


Linnea [9], Livia [5], Lolita, Lorelei [13], Lorna [1], Lynette [10], Mab [3], Madeline [63], Maisie [6], Malvina [10], Mamie [3], Maria [17], Marjorie [19], Mavis, Medora, Mehitabel [6], Melanie [30], Mercedes [3], Mignon [5], Minta [1]


Mona [6], Monica [10], Myra [5], Nefertiti, Nydia [2], Olwen [4], Padme [1], Perdita, Phaedra [7], Phillida [3], Phoebe [6], Pollyanna, Provence, Ramona [17], Rebecca [55], Rima, Rowena [5], Sabrina [11], Scarlett [3], Selima [3]


Shani [1], Sheherezade [4], Stella [5], Suellen [1], Susan [67], Susanna [11], Tara [5], Tarleton [1], Tessa [5], Thais [4], Thelma [2], Theodosia [7], Theresa [46], Thisbe, Titania [5], Tracy [9], Trilby [6], Tristana [2], Twyla [4], Una [6]


Undine [5], Vanessa [50], Vanna [3], Veda [5], Villette, Wendy [9], Xaviera [7], Yancey [3], Zara [10], Zoe [10], Zuleika [2]

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