Literary Names

Names from literature, from the 17th century up to more modern times, are a rich source of imaginative names. Literary names and what they mean, for literary, character, novel, story, book, fictional, stories for women. Here is the list of Literary names for boys. Usage of these girl names was at its apex in 1991 (usage of 0.2559%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2403%, down 6.1%), but with names such as Yesenia, Courtney, Krystal, Mercedes and Wendy falling out of style. The more fashionable baby names among these are Eloise (#300), Aria (#31), Elsa (#286), Zara (#422) and Maisie (#658), with Eloise and Elsa undergoing a rebound in popularity.


Adela - Arden

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Adela 1 .. .. name of a character in Johann .. Listed in Top 1000. [Adalia, Adalie, Adelia, Adelita, .. 6 more]

Alcina 2 .. .. Literary: Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto used .. Alcina (upper 82%), like Fiscina (upper 79%), Forcina (62%), is a common -cina suffix last name. [Alcee, Alcinia, Alsina, .. 7 more]

Amanda 3 .. .. Literary: poets and playwrights brought this .. Common as surnames. Compare Amanda (upper 69%), Amandy, etc. and common Ama- last names Amante (upper 19%), Amann (7%). [Amada, Manda, Mandie, .. 12 more]

Amber 4 .. the Kathleen Winsor novel and film, .. Amber (upper 21%), like Rember (upper 84%), Humber (16%), is a popular -mber suffix last name. [Ambar, Ambre, Ambur, .. 2 more]

Amelia 5 .. .. heroine of his novel "Amelia" (1751), though .. Common as surnames, and Amelia (upper 75%), Amelyta, etc. are similar to common last names America (upper 44%), Amelse (77%), with the Ame- prefix. [Aemelia, Amalea, Amaleta, Amalia, Amalija, Amalita, Amaly, Amalyne, Amelita, Amy, .. 37 more]

Anastasia 6 .. .. film was based on this story (1956) .. Anastasia (top 16%), Asia (45%), Nastasia (69%), like Lastoria (top 76%), Fantasia (19%), are popular -ia suffix last names. [Ana, Anastacia, Anastay, Anastazia, Anna, Annastasia, Anstice, Nastassia, Nastassiya, Nastassja, .. 37 more]

Angharad 7 .. .. Hand is a character in the .. Angharad was not a Top birth name in 2014.

Anne 8 .. .. by LM Montogomery's story Anne of .. Anne, Annina, etc. became less trendy in 2014, falling on average -1 ranking as children's names with Hana leading the decline. [Aine, Anci, Anechka, Anett, Aniko, Anissa, Anitra, Anke, Anna, Annabelle, .. 86 more]

Antonia 9 .. .. Willa Cather novel "My Antonía" .. Antoinette, Antonietta, Nettie, Tonette and Tonie are commonplace as variant forms of Antonia. [Anteunette, Anthony, Antoinetta, Antonella, Antonique, Antonisha, Antonnette, Netta, Netty, Teunisje, .. 28 more]

Arden 10 .. Literary: the Forest of Arden in .. Less common today. Ardis was the variant last recorded (the 1940s) in the Top 1000. [Ardeen, Ardena, Ardene, Ardenia, Ardis, .. 1 more]

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

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Quick Index

Summary of Literary names (and variants) for girls.

Adela - Arden
Adela [10], Alcina [10], Amanda [15], Amber [5], Amelia [47], Anastasia [47], Angharad, Anne [96], Antonia [38], Arden [6]

Aria - Blodwedd
Aria [3], Ariel [11], Armida [1], Arwen [1], Ashley [22], Audrey [17], Augusta [17], Ayla, Azalia, Azania, Azaria, Bailey [16], Ballade, Beatrice [24], Becky [1], Bedelia [3], Belinda [12], Beth [3], Blanche [7], Blodwedd

Bonnie - Christabel
Bonnie [17], Bree [2], Brett [5], Bronte, Cadence [8], Calpurnia, Camilla [38], Candace [29], Candida [5], Careen [2], Carinthia, Cassandra [48], Catriona [13], Celeste [46], Celia [4], Charis [27], Charita, Charlotte [99], Charmian [8], Christabel [13]

Cimarron - Crystal
Cimarron [3], Claribel [1], Clarice [15], Clarinda [1], Clarissa [24], Claudia [20], Claudine [1], Clea [2], Clelia [1], Clorinda [2], Columbine [2], Consuelo [6], Coralie [4], Cordelia [16], Corinna [41], Corinne [28], Corisande [3], Cosette [2], Courtney [37], Crystal [75]

Daenerys - Emily
Daenerys [1], Daisy [9], Deborah [24], Desdemona [1], Desiree [15], Dido, Dora [36], Dorothy [40], Dorrit [2], Edina [4], Edith [24], Edna [9], Elaine [26], Eleanor [78], Electra [6], Eliza [10], Eloise [8], Elsa [7], Eluned [11], Emily [75]

Emma - Gudrun
Emma [27], Enid [8], Esme [6], Esmeralda [21], Estelle [13], Ethel [21], Euronwy, Eurydice [2], Evangeline [14], Evelina [4], Fiona [7], Fiora, Fleur [3], Francesca [6], Genesis [11], Gigi [2], Gladys [8], Glenda [3], Godiva, Gudrun [10]

Harper - Jessenia
Harper, Harriet [15], Heaven, Heidi [6], Heloise [5], Hermia [3], Hester [4], Hippolyta [1], Imogen [7], Iphigenia [7], Isabel [43], Jaleesa [7], Jancis [2], Jane [93], Janice [19], Jasmine [34], Jenna [8], Jennifer [37], Jerusha [3], Jessenia [6]

Jo - Logan
Jo [29], Juliet [8], Justine [11], Karla [10], Katniss, Kayla [25], Khadija [9], Kinsey [6], Kira [8], Kizzy [2], Krystal [24], Lalage [2], Lara [6], Laura [59], Leah [5], Leila [12], Leonora [11], Linnea [9], Livia [5], Logan [1]

Lolita - Monica
Lolita, Lorelei [13], Lorna [1], Lynette [10], Mab [3], Macy [6], Madeline [63], Maisie [6], Mallory [13], Malvina [10], Mamie [3], Maria [17], Marjorie [19], Medora, Melanie [30], Mercedes [3], Mignon [5], Minta [1], Mireio [8], Monica [10]

Myra - Scout
Myra [5], Nydia [2], Olwen [4], Osma [1], Padme [1], Pamina, Phillida [3], Phoebe [6], Phyllis [13], Pippa [2], Pollyanna, Provence, Rachel [30], Ramona [17], Rebecca [55], Rima, Rowena [5], Sabrina [11], Scarlett [3], Scout [1]

Selima - Trilby
Selima [3], Shani [1], Sheherezade [4], Sidonia [6], Soubrette, Stella [5], Suellen [1], Susan [67], Susanna [11], Tara [5], Tarleton [1], Taylor [3], Tessa [5], Thais [4], Thelma [2], Theodosia [7], Theresa [46], Titania [5], Tracy [9], Trilby [6]

Twyla - Zuleika
Twyla [4], Una [6], Undine [5], Vanessa [50], Vanna [3], Veda [5], Villette, Wendy [9], Whitley [3], Xaviera [7], Yancey [3], Yesenia [5], Zara [10], Zoe [10], Zuleika [2]

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