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Page 1/2. 35 Shakespeare names and what they mean, for shakespeare for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Shakespeare names for boys.
Arden .. Literary: the Forest of Arden in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" was a magically beautiful place ..
Ariel .. Literary: Shakespeare gave the name to a prankish spirit in "The Tempest" ..
Audrey .. Literary: Shakespeare used the name for Touchstone's comic sweetheart in "As You Like It" ..
Beatrice .. Literary: beloved heroine of Dante's "Divine Comedy" and of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" ..
Bianca .. The meek younger daughter in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", a courtesan in "Othello", and the subject of a song in a spin-off musical "Kiss Me, Kate" ..
Calpurnia .. The name of Julius Caesar's last wife, who appears in Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" ..
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) ..
Charmaine .. Also possibly a variant of the older form Charmian, the name of one of Cleopatra's attendants in Shakespeare's "Anthony and Cleopatra", and influenced by names such as Germaine ..
Charmian .. Literary: Shakespeare used the name for an attendant of the Egyptian queen in "Anthony and Cleopatra" ..
Claribel .. Literary: a name used by Edmund Spenser in his poem "The Faerie Queene" (in the form Claribell), and Shakespeare in "The Tempest" (1611) ..
Cleopatra .. From Kleopatra, derived from "kleo" and "pater", and the name of many queens in the Ptolemaic royal family of Egypt (just as Berenice was), the most famous of whom was retold by Shakespeare in "Anthony and Cleopatra" (1606) ..
Cordelia .. Literary: in "King Lear" (1605), Shakespeare portrays Cordelia as a lovable, virtuous woman of rare honesty ..
Cressida .. Cressida is the heroine and Trojan princess of the tale "Troilus and Cressida" that has been told by Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Shakespeare .. Shakespeare then Latinized it to Cressida ..
Cymbeline .. The title of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" (1609), whose protagonist is a 12th-century king of Britain.
Desdemona .. Literary: in Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona is the beautiful, innocent heroine, wrongly accused of adultery by her husband.
Hermia .. Literary: Hermia is a character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Hippolyta .. She is also a character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Imogen .. Literary: the name has connotations of the perfect heroine as used in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline" and Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Heart of Midlothian" ..
Jessica .. Coined by Shakespeare (from the Old Testament Iscah or Jesca) in "The Merchant of Venice" for Shylock's daughter, a young Jewish woman who elopes with Lorenzo and converts to Christianity ..
Juliet .. Literary: Shakespeare used the name twice, in "Romeo and Juliet" and in "Measure for Measure" ..
Ariel, Audrey, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Charmaine, Claribel, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Jessica and Juliet are commonly used names, while Arden, Calpurnia, Charmian, Cressida, Cymbeline, Desdemona, Hermia, Hippolyta and Imogen are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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