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Girl Names associated with Shakespeare

Shakespeare baby names and what they mean, with 36 results. These girl names were at the top of their popularity 25 years ago (adoption of 4.2%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 2.4%, 43.1%), with names like Jessica becoming less trendy. The trendier birth names in this compilation are Arden (#912), Audrey (#37), Juliet (#240), Olivia (#2) and Violet (#50), while Violett (top 28%) and Ardan (97%) are familiar last names.

Shakespeare names

Arden - Jessica | Juliet - Violet

Arden - Jessica

ArdenArden
.. of Arden in Shakespeare's As You .. Areen is also a moderately popular kid's name. [Ardeen, Ardena, .. 4 more]

ArielAriel
Shakespeare gave the name to a .. Common as surnames, and Ariel (top 31%), Aeriel are comparable to popular -iel last names Kriel (top 41%), Priel (87%). [Aeriel, Ariele, Ariell, .. 8 more]

AudreyAudrey
.. Shakespeare used the name for Touchstone's .. Audrey, Audra, etc. became less trendy in 2015, falling -389 rankings as children's names with Audra leading the fall. [Audelia, Audessa, Audi, Audra, Audreen, .. 12 more]

BeatriceBeatrice
.. Comedy" and of Shakespeare's "Much Ado .. Bea, Beatrix, Bebe and Trixie are familiar as versions of Beatrice. [Bea, Beatrica, Beatrisa, Beattie, Beeatrice, Beeatriss, Beeatrissa, Trixie, Trixy, .. 15 more]

BiancaBianca
.. younger daughter in Shakespeare's The Taming .. Somewhat common as birth names, Blanca, Bianca, etc. are similar to the conventional Blanch. [Beonca, Bianey, Blancha, Blanche, .. 6 more]

Calpurnia
.. who appears in Shakespeare's play Julius .. Rather quirky as a birth name.

CeliaCelia
.. a character in Shakespeare's As You .. Celia has declined in favor as a girls' name since the 1880s. [Ceil, Cele, Fecelia, .. 1 more]

CharmaineCharmaine
.. Cleopatra's attendants in Shakespeare's Anthony and .. Charmaine has fallen off in favor as a birth name since the 1950s. [Char, Charma, Charmayne, Charmine, Sharmain, .. 22 more]

Charmian
.. Shakespeare used the name for an .. Outside Top 2000. [Charmin, .. 7 more]

ClaribelClaribel
.. form Claribell, and Shakespeare in The .. Less widespread today. Claribel was the variation last found (1992) in the Top 2000. [Klarybel]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Arden, Ariel, Audrey, Beatrice, Bianca

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Celia, Charmaine, Claribel, Cleopatra, Cordelia

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shakespeare names: Imogen, Jessica

CleopatraCleopatra
.. was retold by Shakespeare in Anthony .. Adoption of Clea and variants was common among parents a century ago and has become reduced, with Cleo becoming somewhat dated. [Clea, Cleonie, Cleta, .. 4 more]

CordeliaCordelia
.. "King Lear" (1605), Shakespeare portrays Cordelia .. Delia (top 4%), Cordy (20%), Della (29%), Cordi (34%) and Cordia (46%) are found commonly as last names. [Cordelie, Cordella, Cordey, Cordi, Cordie, Cordy, Creiddylad, Delia, Kordella, .. 7 more]

Cressida
.. told by Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Shakespeare .. Not that common as a children's name. [Cressa, .. 1 more]

Cymbeline
.. The title of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" (1609) .. Not that common as a children's name. [Cymbaline]

Desdemona
In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona is the .. Desdemola and Desdemond are creative forms. [Desmona]

Hermia
.. a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Not much used as a birth name. [Hermila, .. 2 more]

Hermione
.. Shakespeare used the name for the .. Less widespread today. Erma was the version last appearing (the 1970s) in the Top 2000. [Erma, Hermine, .. 4 more]

Hippolyta
.. a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer .. Not that common as a baby name. [Hippolita]

ImogenImogen
.. as used in Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline" .. Imogen, Emogene, Imogene and Imojean are common as variations. [Emogen, Imogine, Imojeen, .. 4 more]

JessicaJessica
Coined by Shakespeare from the Old .. Jessica, Jessyca, etc. became more popular in 2015, gaining +431 rankings as baby names with Jessa leading the upswing. [Jassica, Jecca, Jesicca, Jessalyn, Jesscia, Jessey, Jessie, Jessy, .. 33 more]

Quick Reference

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

1. Arden - Jessica
Arden [Ardin, Ardis, Ardena, Ardene, Ardeen, Ardenia], Ariel [Arie, Ariele, Ariela, Ariell, Ariella, Arielle, Ariellel, Ariellia, ..], Audrey [Audri, Audry, Audrie, Audris, Audria, Audrye, Audrina, Audrielle, ..], Beatrice [Trix, Trixy, Trixie, Beitris, Beeatrix, Beitriss, Beeatriss, Beeatrissa, ..], Bianca [Bianka, Bianey, Bionca, Blanca, Byanca, Biancha, Blancha, Blanche, ..], Calpurnia, Celia [Ceil, Cele, Celie, Fecelia], Charmaine [Sharmyn, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmian, Sharmion, Sharmain, Sharmayne, Sharmaine, ..], Charmian [Charmin, Charmyan, Sharmian, Sharmyan, Charmiane, Sharmiane, Sharmyane], Claribel [Klarybel], Cleopatra [Clea, Cleo, Clio, Cleta, Cleone, Cleona, Cleonie], Cordelia [Delie, Delia, Della, Kodelia, Kordella, Kordelia, Kordelle, Creiddylad, ..], Cressida [Cressa, Cressy], Cymbeline [Cymbaline], Desdemona [Desmona], Hermia [Hermila, Hermilda, Herminia], Hermione [Erma, Herma, Hermia, Hermina, Hermine, Herminia], Hippolyta [Hippolita], Imogen [Emogen, Emogene, Imogene, Imogine, Imojean, Imojeen, Imogenia], Jessica [Jezica, Jezyca, Jezika, Jyssika, Yessica, Tessica, Tjessica, Lajessica, ..]


Juliet [Julyet, Julette, Julieta, Juliett, Giuletta, Julietta, Juliette, Juliaetta], Marianne [Marien, Maryan, Maryam, Mariane, Maryann, Mariann, Marianna, Maryanna, ..], Marina [Marne, Maryn, Marni, Marna, Marnie, Marinna, Marnette, Marnetta, ..], Miranda [Randy, Randi, Randa, Randie, Myranda, Myrella, Myrilla, Myrrilla, ..], Nerissa [Naryssa, Neryssa, Narissa, Nericcia], Olivia [Olva, Ollie, Olivet, Olivya, Olivine, Olivija, Olivetta, Olivette, ..], Ophelia [Ovalia, Uvelia, Ovelia, Phelia, Ubelia, Ophelie, Ophilia, Ophelya, ..], Perdita, Portia, Regan [Ragan, Raegan, Reagan, Reghan, Rhegan], Rue [Ruta], Silvia [Silvy, Sylvia, Silvie, Sylvie, Silvya, Silvija, Sirvana, Sirvanna, ..], Sylvia [Zylvia, Sylvie, Sylwia, Zilvia, Sylvina, Sylvine, Sylvonna, Sylvianne, ..], Thisbe, Titania [Tita, Tania, Titanya, Tiziana, Titaniya], Violet [Yolane, Vyolet, Yolanda, Yolande, Yolantha, Vyoletta, Vyolette, Yolanthe, ..]

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