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[boo k-luhv-er] noun: a person who enjoys reading and collecting books.

17 Nov

Literary Baby Names - Boy's Names from Classic Novels / Books

Posted by Becca Hemmings

Here are a few inspiring baby boy names from classic literature, so they can literally have a story behind their name! Find a list of girl's names here.

Boy's Names

  • Abel - From Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Amory - After Amory Blaine from This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Angel - From Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Aslan - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Atticus - The lovable father from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Bingley - After the charming Mr. Bingley from Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice
  • Byron - Inspired by Lord Byron himself
  • Cecil - From A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • Claudio - From Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
  • Conrad - From Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
  • Darcy - The handsome (and rich) hero From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Dorian - From The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Edmund - The hero from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
  • Edward - After Rochester from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
  • Frederick - After Jane Austen's hero Frederick Wentworth of Persuasion
  • Franklin - From Wilkie Collin's The Moonstone
  • Gabriel - From Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Gatsby - Inspired by The Great Gatsby created by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Holden - The protagonist from The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Jay - Inspired by Jay Gatsby created by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Jem - Scout's big brother from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Josiah - From Charles Dicken's Hard Times
  • Maxim - From Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca
  • Pip - From Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Oliver - The lovable orphan created by Charles Dickens
  • Orlando - From Shakespeare's As You Like It
  • Regan - From King Lear by Shakespeare
  • Romeo - From Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
  • Sawyer - After The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Sebastian - From The Tempest, Twelfth Night and The Two Gentlemen of Verona by Shakespeare
  • St. John - Prononced [SIN-jin] or [SIN-jun], inspired by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
  • Tim - The adorable Tiny Tim from Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol
  • Victor - Named after doctor Frankenstein himself from Mary Shelley's horror classic
  • Wentworth - After Jane Austen's hero Frederick Wentworth of Persuasion
  • Winston - The protagonist from 1984 / Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell