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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  • Vivi

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    Vivi is a short form of all the Vivian and Viveca forms that is sure to get a lot more attention now that a little Jolie-Pitt girl has been named Vivienne. Read More 

  • Viviette

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    Embroidered lace hankie of a name, used in a Thomas Hardy novel.  Read More 

  • Zenobia

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    With historical roots as a beautiful and intelligent ancient queen and literary ties to Hawthorne and Edith Wharton novels, this rarity could appeal to adventurous parents seeking the exotically un... Read More 

  • Zora

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    Zora is a meaningful literary heroine name honoring Zora Neale Hurston, an important black writer and leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Spelled Zorah, it is a biblical place name, and is also the... Read More 

  • Zuleika

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    Zuleika is a high-wire act of a name that might appeal to the intrepid baby namer, Like most 'Z'-starting girls' names, it projects an exotic and sensual charm, as exemplified by the character in ... Read More 

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