Baby Names Inspired by Literary Characters

02 August 2016,   By ,   0 Comments

Baby names that are inspired by famous fictional characters are sure to entice parents who love to read or are movie buffs. Naming your precious little one after beloved literary characters will always bring back good memories of hours spent poring over the latest edition of your favorite comic book or watching the latest movie in the series.

Here are some baby boy names and baby girl names that are sure to be classics that will age well too.

Literary names for boys

Atticus – While it has a distinct Roman vibe, this trendy boy’s name is inspired by the highly honorable Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Cullen – Lovers of the Twilight series have definitely scored this name high. Though originally an Irish surname, it has gained popularity in the recent years as a first name due to the book series.

Jasper – This is another name from the Twilight series but is also considered a posh English name for boys. This name literally means “bringer of treasure”. Jasper is the Anglicized version for one of the Three Wise Men who came bearing gifts for infant Jesus in the Bible.

Literary names for girls

Amoret – This name appears in Spenser’s The Faerie Queene. Apart from the name being inspired by a   classic it is a namesake for character who signifies married love. Another version of this name is Amabel.

Esme – This is another classic from J. D. Salinger’s 1950 story For Esmé, With Love and Squalor. This name also makes itself known via the Twilight series with the vampire matron Esme Cullen.

Guinevere – A romantic name that reminds one of Camelot and of King Arthur’s saga. The name means “white shadow, white wave” and is a Welsh version of Gwenyth – another beautiful name. The modern version of this name being Jennifer, the name can be shortened to Jenna or Gwen.

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