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Page 1/11. Names from literature, from the 17th century up to more modern times, are a rich source of imaginative names. 211 Literary names and what they mean, for literary, character, novel, book, fictional, story, tale, play, romance for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Literary names for girls.
Absalom .. King David then lamented, "Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!" Also the title of a tragic novel by William Faulkner ..
Ace .. The term "flying ace" goes back to World War I when planes were both novel and hazardous.
Adlai .. Biblical name borne by a very minor character, the father of one of King David's herdsmen ..
Ahab .. Literary: the mad sea captain in Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick".
Almanzo .. Famous from the "Little House" books: Almanzo Wilder tells Laura that a distant English ancestor's life had been saved during the Crusades by an Arab named El Manzoor ..
Alpha .. Biblical: Jesus says in the Book of Revelation, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end".
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 ..
Amory .. Scott Fitzgerald used this name for Amory Blaine, the hero of his first best-selling novel, "This Side of Paradise" ..
Amos .. Biblical: the prophet (eighth century BC) who wrote the book of Amos ..
Androcles .. Shaw later used this tale for a play about Christian faith.
Aneirin .. The "Book of Aneirin" is a 13th-century manuscript about his work, including the "gododdin", a long work about the defeat of the Welsh by the Saxons ..
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 ..
Antaeus .. Antaeus is also the name of a literary magazine.
Ariel .. Literary: Shakespeare gave this name to a prankish spirit who can disappear at will in "The Tempest" ..
Artemas .. Biblical: a character mentioned briefly in Saint Paul's letter to Titus ..
Ashley .. Literary: Ashley Wilkes is the man long loved by Scarlett O'Hara in Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With the Wind" ..
Aslan .. Literary: name used by author CS Lewis for the magical lion in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and the subsequent books in the Chronicles of Narnia.
Athos Literary: one of the Three Musketeers from Alexandre Dumas' famous novel.
Atticus .. Literary: the name of Scout's father in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" ..
Alvin, Amos, Angel, Ariel and Ashley are commonly used names, while Absalom, Ace, Adlai, Ahab, Almanzo, Alpha, Alun, Amory, Androcles, Aneirin, Antaeus, Artemas, Aslan, Athos and Atticus are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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