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46 Best Literary Baby Names All Book-Lovers Will Adore

Would you name your child after your favorite character?

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When it’s time to name your newborn, it’s no surprise that parents pull inspiration from their family, celebrities, seasons, trends, influencers and even their favorite television and literary characters. Before you get to birth announcements for your newest family member (and snap all the photos!), you have to pick a name that’ll stick with your little one for the rest of their life — no pressure! If you’re not sure what to name your little bundle of joy, we’ve got you covered. Read on for super unique names from classic and modern literature that are sure to inspire a great moniker for your little bookworm. 

Girl Names from Literature

Alice, Alice in Wonderland

Arya, Game of Thrones series

Astrid, Crazy Rich Asians

Bella, Twilight series

Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web

Daisy, The Great Gatsby

Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

Dorothea, Don Quixote

Eloise, Eloise series

Elain, A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Elinor, Sense and Sensibility

Emma, Emma

Hermione, Harry Potter series

Juliet, Romeo and Juliet

Khaleesi, Game of Thrones series

Lennox, The Secret Garden

Luna, Harry Potter series

Lyra, The Golden Compass

Madeline, Madeline series

Margot, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Matilda, Matilda

Meg, Little Women

Ophelia, Hamlet

Ramona, Beezus and Ramona

Scout, How to Kill a Mockingbird

Violet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Boy Names from Literature

Asher, The Giver

Atticus, How to Kill a Mockingbird

Dorian, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Finn, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Fitz, Pride and Prejudice

Guy, Fahrenheit 451

Heath, Wuthering Heights

Holden, Catcher in the Rye

Huck, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Jarvis, A Tale of Two Cities

Jem, How to Kill a Mockingbird

Magnus, Shadowhunters series

Peter, The Chronicles of Narnia series

Rhys, A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Rowan, Throne of Glass series

Sam, Lord of the Rings

Sawyer, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Sebastian, Twelfth Night

Watson, Sherlock Holmes

Winston, 1984

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