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Page 1/4. 70 Character names and what they mean, for character for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Literary names for girls.
Adlai .. Biblical name borne by a very minor character, the father of one of King David's herdsmen ..
Alun .. It is borne by the character Alun of Dyfed in the "Mabinogi" ..
Alvin .. Radio characters Alvin and the Chipmunks have given the name an irresistably comical cast, however ..
Angel .. The original Greek form Angelo is more popular now, as Angel is usually a girl's name (although in Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", a major male character is named Angel Clare.) Both forms are popular in Spanish-speaking countries ..
Artemas .. Biblical: a character mentioned briefly in Saint Paul's letter to Titus ..
Azariah .. Although 28 different biblical characters are known by this name, it is rare today ..
Beau .. Use as a given name is probably due to the hero of PC Wren's novel "Beau Geste" (1924) or to the character of Beau Wilks in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" (1936) ..
Bing .. Could possibly be inspired by singer Bing Crosby, who was given the nickname after a comic-strip character.
Blake .. Made familiar in the 1980s due to the fictitious character Blake Carrington on the TV series "Dynasty" ..
Boaz .. Biblical: names of several characters, including the second husband of Ruth, who treats her generously ..
Boris .. Russian playwright Pushkin and composer Mussorgsky both based works on the career of the 16th-century czar Boris Godunov, who became cartoon character "Boris Badenov" in "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show", resulting in a faint comic connotation ..
Breck .. A romantic character in Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped" is named Alan Breck.
Buster .. Also a hugely popular comic strip character of the 1930s called Buster Brown, and the brand of a shoe with a well-known advertising jingle in the early 1960s ..
Byron .. Literary: the variant form Biron was the name of a character in Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost".
Cade .. Literary: name of a character in Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind" (1936).
Cadogan .. Name of several Welsh princes in the early Middle Ages, and two characters in the "Mabinogi" ..
Caspian .. Se Leweis named a principal character Caspian in one of his "Chronicles of Narnia" ..
Cedric .. The name was invented by Sir Walter Scott for the character Cedric of Rotherwood in the book "Ivanhoe" (1819) ..
Chandler .. The name is popular for use as a given name, probably due to the character of Chandler Bing on the TV series "Friends".
Clark .. Made famous by Clark Kent, the fictional character of "Superman" fame ..
Alvin, Angel, Beau, Blake, Boris, Buster, Byron, Cedric and Clark are commonly used names, while Adlai, Alun, Artemas, Azariah, Bing, Boaz, Breck, Cade, Cadogan, Caspian and Chandler are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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