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Page 1/2. 26 Shakespeare names and what they mean, for shakespeare for baby boys, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Shakespeare names for girls.
Arden .. Surname of Shakespeare's mother, and also the name of the magically beautiful forest in Shakespeare's "As You Like It".
Ariel .. Literary: Shakespeare gave this name to a prankish spirit who can disappear at will in "The Tempest" .. The name has otherwordly connotations, and though Shakespeare's Ariel is male, it is more frequently used for girls in modern times ..
Auberon .. Better-known, though no more common for it, as Oberon, King of the Fairies in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ..
Bardolf .. A drunken fool named Bardolph appears in four of Shakespeare's plays.
Benedict .. Shakespeare's Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" is a self-assured, witty bachelor ..
Byron .. Literary: the variant form Biron was the name of a character in Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost".
Cassius .. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar depicts Caius Cassius as politically ambitious ..
Duncan .. Literary: in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Duncan is king of Scotland ..
Edgar .. Literary: in Shakespeare's "King Lear", the son of the Earl of Gloucester is called Edgar ..
Festus .. Literary: %2 is the name of the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (16th century).
Garrick .. 18th century English actor David Garrick helped revive the fame of Shakespeare, and he is commemorated with street and building names in the theater district of London ..
Hal .. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV, his son is affectionately known as "Prince Hal" ..
Hamlet .. Literary: Hamlet is the Danish prince in Shakespeare's book ..
Iago .. Literary: name of the villain in Shakespeare's "Othello".
Lennox .. Lennox, a Scottish nobleman, appears in Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
Lysander .. Also the name of a character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Malcolm .. Shakespeare's play was based on the true story ..
Oberon .. Literary: the King of the Fairies in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ..
Romeo .. Shakespeare used the name for his tragic young hero in the famous romance "Romeo and Juliet".
Sebastian .. Shakespeare gave the name to the twin brother of Viola in "Twelfth Night" ..
Arden, Ariel, Benedict, Byron, Duncan, Edgar, Hal, Malcolm, Romeo and Sebastian are commonly used names, while Auberon, Bardolf, Cassius, Festus, Garrick, Hamlet, Iago, Lennox, Lysander and Oberon are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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