Literary Names for Girls

These literary baby names for girls are derived from characters in books from all genres and periods. Here, a list of the most distinctive literary baby names for girls. In the literary baby names category, as always, feel free to think about your own personal favorites.

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  • Remarkable

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    Remarkable Pettibone was a self-important housekeeper in James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers. Such names were not uncommon in early America, with such choices as Remember and Experience... Read More 

  • Romola

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    Romola is a literary name most notably used by George Eliot for her eponymous 1862 novel set in fifteenth century Florence. It just may appeal to the parent looking for a name that embodies the... Read More 

  • Rosalind

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    Rosalind has a distinguished literary history --it started as a as a lyrical name in early pastoral poetry, probably coined by Edmund Spenser. It was further popularized by Shakespeare via one... Read More 

  • Rosamond

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    The kind of serious old-school name that sounds appealing again; perfect for the intrepid baby namer. Most would pronounce it rahz-ah-mund. More commonly spelled Rosamund.Read More 

  • Rue

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    Rue has gone from Golden Girls actress to Hunger Games heroine. This botanical name is also a double word name, meaning regret in English and street in French, and has real... Read More 

  • Sai

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    Name of the young heroine of Kiran Desai's prizewinning The Inheritance of Loss might be a fresh alternative to such names as Kai or Maya.Read More 

  • Scarlett

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    Scarlett Johansson is doing more for this seductively southern name than Scarlett O'Hara ever did. Sylvester Stallone's third 'S' daughter, following Sophia and Sistine, is Scarlet (one 't', as in... Read More 

  • Scout

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    Scout, a character nickname from To Kill a Mockingbird (her real name was Jean Louise), became a real-life possibility when Bruce Willis and Demi Moore used it for their now grown middle... Read More 

  • Serafina

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    Serafina is a name so lovely it's worthy of an angel. But the more stylish spelling today is Seraphina.Read More 

  • Sethe

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    Author Toni Morrison is an acknowledged master of naming, and Sethe, the name of one of the main characters of Beloved, which can be pronounced as Seth or Seth-eh, relates to the male... Read More 

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