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Page 1/25. Names from literature, from the 17th century up to more modern times, are a rich source of imaginative names. 245 Literary names and what they mean, for literary, character, novel, story, model, book, fictional, supermodel, stories for females. Here is the list of Literary names for boys. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1990 and are almost as popular today, but with names like Ethel, Gladys, Edna, Janice and Tracy falling out of fashion. The trendier baby names in this list are Eloise, Aria, Elsa, Zara and Maisie.


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 ..
[Adalia, Adalie, Adele, Adelia, Adelita, .. 5 more]

Alcina .. Literary: Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto used the name Alcina for a mistress of alluring enchantments and sensual pleasures in the 16th century Orlando poems.
[Alcee, Alcine, Alcinia, Allcine, Allcinia, .. 5 more]

Amanda .. Literary: poets and playwrights brought this name into popular usage in the 17th century ..
[Amada, Amandah, Amandi, Amandie, Amandine, .. 10 more]

Amber .. Amber became popular in the 1960s due to the Kathleen Winsor novel and film, "Forever Amber" .. Model Amber Valletta.
[Ambar, Ambereen, Amberetta, Ambre, Ambur]

Amelia .. Henry Fielding may possibly have first coined it for the heroine of his novel "Amelia" (1751), though forms such as Meelia, Amaly, and Aemelia existed since the 17th century ..
[Aemelia, Aimiliona, Amalea, Amalee, Amaleta, .. 42 more]


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Literary names: Adela, Amanda, Amber, Amelia

Adela, Amanda, Amber and Amelia are commonly used names, while Alcina is rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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A to Z Index of all names (with variants) for girls

[Adela - Amelia]
Adela [10], Alcina [10], Amanda [15], Amber [5], Amelia [47]

[Anastasia - Arwen]
Anastasia [47], Andie [3], Angharad, Ann [96], Antonia [37], Arden [6], Aria, Ariel [11], Armida [1], Arwen [1]

[Ashley - Beatrice]
Ashley [22], Audrey [17], Augusta [17], Ayla, Azalia, Azania, Azaria, Bailey [16], Ballade, Beatrice [24]

[Becky - Bree]
Becky [1], Bedelia [3], Belinda [12], Beth [3], Bettina [6], Bianca [10], Blanche [7], Blodwedd, Bonnie [17], Bree [2]

[Brett - Carinthia]
Brett [5], Bridget [72], Bronte, Cadence [8], Calpurnia, Camilla [38], Candace [29], Candida [5], Careen [2], Carinthia

[Carmen - Christabel]
Carmen [28], Cassandra [48], Catriona [13], Celeste [46], Celia [4], Charis [27], Charita, Charlotte [99], Charmian [8], Christabel [13]

[Christina - Claudine]
Christina [117], Christy [24], Cimarron [3], Cindy [21], Claribel [1], Clarice [15], Clarinda [1], Clarissa [24], Claudia [20], Claudine [1]

[Clea - Corisande]
Clea [2], Clelia [1], Clorinda [2], Columbine [2], Consuelo [6], Coralie [4], Cordelia [16], Corinna [41], Corinne [28], Corisande [3]

[Cosette - Dora]
Cosette [2], Courtney [37], Crystal [75], Daenerys [1], Daisy [9], Deborah [24], Desdemona [1], Desiree [15], Dido, Dora [36]

[Dorothy - Ella]
Dorothy [40], Dorrit [2], Edina [4], Edith [24], Edna [9], Elaine [26], Eleanor [78], Electra [6], Eliza [10], Ella [13]

[Eloise - Ethel]
Eloise [8], Elsa [7], Eluned [11], Emily [75], Emma [27], Enid [8], Esme [6], Esmeralda [21], Estelle [13], Ethel [21]

[Euronwy - Gigi]
Euronwy, Eurydice [2], Evangeline [14], Evelina [4], Fiona [7], Fiora, Fleur [3], Francesca [6], Genesis [11], Gigi [2]

[Giselle - Heloise]
Giselle [10], Gladys [8], Glenda [3], Godiva, Gudrun [10], Harper, Harriet [15], Heaven, Heidi [6], Heloise [5]

[Hermia - Jane]
Hermia [3], Hester [4], Hippolyta [1], Iman [2], Imogen [7], Iphigenia [7], Isabel [43], Jaleesa [7], Jancis [2], Jane [93]

[Janice - Karla]
Janice [19], Jasmine [34], Jenna [8], Jennifer [37], Jerusha [3], Jessenia [6], Jo [29], Juliet [8], Justine [11], Karla [10]

[Kate - Lalage]
Kate [15], Katniss, Kayla [25], Khadija [9], Kinsey [6], Kira [8], Kirsty [3], Kizzy [2], Krystal [24], Lalage [2]

[Lara - Lolita]
Lara [6], Laura [59], Lauren [33], Leah [5], Leila [12], Leonora [11], Linnea [9], Livia [5], Logan [1], Lolita

[Lorelei - Mamie]
Lorelei [13], Lorna [1], Lynette [10], Mab [3], Macy [6], Madeline [63], Maisie [6], Mallory [13], Malvina [10], Mamie [3]

[Maria - Monica]
Maria [17], Marjorie [19], Medora, Melanie [30], Mercedes [3], Mia [3], Mignon [5], Minta [1], Mireio [8], Monica [10]

[Myra - Phoebe]
Myra [5], Nydia [2], Olwen [4], Osma [1], Padme [1], Pamina, Paulina [7], Penelope [8], Phillida [3], Phoebe [6]

[Phyllis - Sabrina]
Phyllis [13], Pippa [2], Pollyanna, Provence, Rachel [30], Ramona [17], Rebecca [55], Rima, Rowena [5], Sabrina [11]

[Scarlett - Suellen]
Scarlett [3], Scout [1], Selima [3], Shalom [6], Shani [1], Sheherezade [4], Sidonia [6], Soubrette, Stella [5], Suellen [1]

[Susan - Theresa]
Susan [68], Susanna [11], Tara [5], Tarleton [1], Taylor [3], Tessa [5], Thais [4], Thelma [2], Theodosia [7], Theresa [46]

[Titania - Veda]
Titania [5], Tracy [9], Trilby [6], Twyla [4], Tyra [5], Una [6], Undine [5], Vanessa [50], Vanna [3], Veda [5]

[Villette - Zuleika]
Villette, Wendy [9], Whitley [3], Xaviera [7], Yancey [3], Yasmin [10], Yesenia [5], Zara [10], Zoe [10], Zuleika [2]

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