Baby Names from Books

If you love to read, your favorite characters might inspire the perfect name for your baby. Here, baby names from books that might work in a modern nursery.

  • Alexandra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, fell out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1983 in 2015, but is still a popular choice. Strong, tasteful, and elegant, Alexandra maintains a chic... Read More 

  • Alice

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. Alice has experienced a recent surge in popularity. ... Read More 

  • Anne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls’ names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the... Read More 

  • Antonia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys’ names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is... Read More 

  • Arturo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish variation of Arthur doesn't quite have the charm of the Celtic original.Read More 

  • Bathsheba

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Popular with the Puritans, this name of the shrewd and beautiful wife of King David and daughter of King Solomon could be a bit of a load for a modern girl to carry.

    Bathsheba is the... Read More 

  • Charles

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Charles is a longtime traditional favorite that was in the Top 10 until the 1960s, and is not as popular as it once was but is still a widely used name. Lately, Charles has been resuscitated by... Read More 

  • Charlotte

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name of the young Princess of Cambridge, Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, and it is now among the most... Read More 

  • Claire

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Claire, luminous, simple, and strong, with a barely distinguishable French accent, is one of those special names that is familiar yet distinctive, feminine but not frilly, combining historical... Read More 

  • Ebeneezer

    Gender: M LoveDislike

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