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Boy Names associated with Literary

Literary baby names and what they mean, for literary, novel, book, fictional, with 183 results. Usage of these boy names was at its apex 136 years ago (ADOPTION OF 16.63%) and is somewhat less today (ADOPTION 8.84%, DOWN 47%), with names like Paul becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable boy names in this list are Oliver (#12), Ezra (#85), Sawyer (#97), Ezekiel (#121) and Beau (#187), while Derian (TOP 42%) and Clarck (62%) are popular last names. Here is the list of Literary names for girls.

Literary names

Absalom - Barnabas | Barnes - Clifford | Clive - Elijah | Ellery - Graham | Gus - Jeremiah | Jody - Nicholas | .. - .. | Yorick - Zephyr

Absalom - Barnabas

Absalom
.. of a tragic novel by William .. Absalom (cf. Anstrom, Abrom) is a common -om suffix surname. [Avsholom, Absolem, .. 5 more]

Ahab
.. Literary: the mad sea captain in .. Not in popularity charts. See also Ihab.

Almanzo
Famous from the "Little House" books .. Compare last names Almazo (TOP 49%), Almanza (2%). See also Almando.

Alpha

Alpha
.. says in the Book of Revelation, .. Less popular today. Alpha was the variant last appearing (the 1930s) in the Top 2000. [Alfa]

Amory
.. first best selling novel, This Side .. Amory, Amorey, etc. are rare as boys' names. [Amry, Amery, .. 2 more]

Amos

Amos
.. who wrote the book of Amos .. Amos has declined in popularity as a children's name circa 1880-1889. [Amoss, .. 1 more]

Anakin

Anakin
.. Lucas for the fictional character Darth .. Anakin has increased in popularity as a baby name since 1880-1889. [Ani]

Androcles
.. later used this tale for a .. Outside Top 2000. [Androclus]

Aneirin
.. The "Book of Aneirin" is a .. Aneiran is a creative variation. [Nye, Aneurin]

Angel

Angel
.. Literary: in Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel .. Adoption of Angel, Ange, etc. as boys' names in 2016 was 8.7% less than 2015. [Onnjelo, Angy, Angelo, Ange, .. 14 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Literary names: Alpha, Amos, Anakin, Angel, Apollo

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Literary names: Ariel, Ashley, Atticus, Azrael

Antaeus
.. the name of a literary magazine. Not Top 2000 names. [Anteus, .. 2 more]

Apollo

Apollo
.. light, music, and poetry, who drives .. Popular, with usage of 0.025% for Apollo and variants as birth names in 2016, higher than 0.017% the year before. [Apolo, .. 2 more]

Ariel

Ariel
.. Literary: Shakespeare gave this name to .. Ariel, Aryel, etc. became more popular in 2016, rising +81 rankings as boys' names with Ariel rising the most. [Aryell, Ariell, Ari, Airyel, Aeriell, .. 7 more]

Ashley

Ashley
.. Literary: Ashley Wilkes is the man .. Adoption of Ashley and variants as boys' names in 2016 was up 12.1% compared to a year ago. [Lee, Ashlyn, Ashly, Ashlan, .. 12 more]

Aslan
Literary: name used by author CS .. Not much used as a children's name, Aslan exists more commonly as a surname.

Athos
Literary: one of the Three Musketeers .. Rare. Athos is not found in the US Census.

Atticus

Atticus
.. Literary: the name of Scout's father .. A highly conventional baby name.

Azrael

Azrael
.. in both Muslim and Jewish stories. Somewhat common as a children's name, Azrael is comparable to the common Azriel. See also Azarel.

Bardolf
.. appears in four of Shakespeare's plays. Bardolf, Bardou, etc. are not Top 2000 names. [Bardulph, Bardoul, Bardolph, .. 2 more]

Barnabas
.. Dickens' lesser known novels is named .. Used somewhat frequently as birth names, Barnabas, Barny, etc. are comparable to the common Barry. [Burnaby, Barni, Barnaby, Barnabey, .. 13 more]

Quick Reference

Summary Index of Literary names [and variants] for boys.

1. Absalom - Barnabas
Absalom [7], Ahab, Almanzo, Alpha [1], Amory [4], Amos [2], Anakin [1], Androcles [1], Aneirin [2], Angel [18], Antaeus [3], Apollo [3], Ariel [12], Ashley [16], Aslan, Athos, Atticus, Azrael, Bardolf [5], Barnabas [17]


Barnes, Bartlet [2], Beau [6], Beauregard [1], Blythe [2], Boniface [5], Booker, Bruce [2], Bruno [3], Byron [10], Cade [6], Campion [1], Candido [2], Cedric [11], Christopher [32], Cid [1], Cimarron [3], Clare [4], Clark [3], Clifford [4]


Clive [3], Colgate [1], Concord, Conan [4], Cormac [2], Cyrano [1], Cyrus [2], Daniel [20], Daphnis, Darcy [4], Dartagnan, Dorian [6], Douglas [3], Duncan [2], Ebenezer [10], Edgar [12], Eibhear [3], Eligius [6], Elihu [1], Elijah [15]


Ellery [3], Elmer [6], Enoch [3], Eric [31], Ernest [9], Ezekiel [10], Ezra [7], Festus [1], Finbar [11], Fingal [4], Finlay [15], Finnegan [1], Firdos, Forest [5], Gareth [7], Gavin [14], Genesis [4], George [55], Geraint [3], Graham [4]


Gus [2], Hal, Hamlet [5], Hannibal [2], Hansel [1], Harry [3], Haslett [5], Heathcliff, Hercules [7], Holden, Holmes, Homer [6], Iago [2], Ichabod [2], Isaiah [8], Ishmael [4], Ivan [4], James [28], Jasper [5], Jeremiah [17]


Jody [3], Joel [2], Jolyon, Jorell [6], Jude [6], Kerem, Kim, Kipling [1], Lemuel [2], Leviticus, Lothar [4], Maccabee [2], Malachi [9], Malcolm [3], Mercer [1], Merlin [7], Micah [4], Mohegan [2], Nemo, Nicholas [61]


Nickleby, Oberon [3], Oisin [2], Oliver [11], Orlando [9], Orson [8], Orville [5], Oscar [4], Paul [26], Percival [10], Perry [2], Peter [21], Piper, Plantagenet, Porthos, Proverb, Ram [3], Raphael [14], Remus, Reynard [9]


Rip, Roark [4], Robin [5], Rocky [7], Roderick [34], Rory [5], Rudyard, Salem, Sawyer, Seferino [7], Selkirk, Sherlock [2], Shiva, Sinbad [1], Solomon [9], Sumner, Tamerlane [9], Tancred [2], Taran [1], Tarleton


Tarquin [3], Terence [15], Theobald [16], Theophilus [3], Theseus, Tigger, Timon, Timothy [19], Titus [2], Travis [4], Tristan [10], Uncas, Usher [1], Walden [3], Waldo [2], Watson, Waverley [2], Wilbur [2], Wole, Wylie [2]


Yorick, Zachariah [30], Zephyr [8]

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