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17 Nov

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

Posted by Becca Hemmings

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

Girl's Names

  • Anna - From Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anne - Just like Anne of Green Gables or Anne Elliot from Jane Austen's Persuasion 
  • Alice - From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Arwen - The half-elf from J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
  • Beatrice - A character from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
  • Bronte - After the Bronte sisters, the authors behind Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights
  • Catherine - The passionate and fiery character of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
  • Charlotte - The loveable spider from Charlotte's web
  • Daisy - From F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
  • Dion - From Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
  • Dorothea - Inspired by George Eliot's Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life
  • Elinor - The sensible sister in Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility
  • Elizabeth - or Lizzy for short - my personal favourite heroine from Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice
  • Éowyn - The noble shieldmaiden from Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
  • Estella - From Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations
  • Emma - Jane Austen's beautiful, intelligent and favourite heroine 
  • Gwen - From Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Heidi - From Johanna Spyri’s novel
  • Hermione - Not just a Harry Potter character, the name also appears in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
  • Hester - Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter 
  • Imogen - From Shakespeare's Cymbeline
  • Iris - From Shakespeare's The Tempest
  • Jane - She is no bird! From Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
  • Jo - After strong-willed Josephine March from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
  • Jude - From Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure
  • Juliet - From Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
  • Juno - From Shakespeare's The Tempest
  • Katherina / Kate - "Kiss me, Kate!" From Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
  • Lucy - Sweet Lucy from CS Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
  • Lydia - Naughty by nice Lydia from Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice
  • Marianne - The passionate sister from Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility
  • Matilda - The clever and sweet protagonist from this well loved Roald Dahl story
  • Mina - After Mina Harker from Bram's Stoker's Dracula 
  • Moll - From The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  • Molly - Inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses
  • Natasha - From Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace
  • Pearl - Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter 
  • Penelope - From Odyssey, the poem by Homer
  • Phoebe - Inspired by JD Salinger’s classic The Catcher In The Rye
  • Rebecca - After Daphne Du Maurier's masterpiece
  • Rosalind - From William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
  • Scarlett - From Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind
  • Scout - After Jean Louise "Scout" Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Tess - After Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Zooey - Cool name inspired by JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey