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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  • Evangeline

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    Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones, Eva's popularity, and the hot star of the TV megahit Lost , Evangeline Lilly. Evangelica and Evangeli... Read More 

  • Fancy

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    Old fashioned nickname that some girls just might be able to pull off. You'd just have to be sure your little Fancy was one of them. Read More 

  • Faunia

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    Faunia is more often rendered as Fauna, who was a Roman goddess of fertility, women and healing. Faunia was the downtrodden yet loving heroine of Philip Roth's Human Stain . Faunia and Fauna have... Read More 

  • Feather

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    Feather, though it was used for a character in a Walter Mosley novel, seems too light and fluttery for a real-life girl.  Read More 

  • Fig

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    Fig was the unlikely name of a beautiful character in Curtis Sittenfeld's Man of My Dreams . Better bets: Plum, Quince, or even Apple. Still, you might consider Fig as an unusual nickname for any... Read More 

  • Fleur

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    Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was Fle... Read More 

  • Ginevra

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    A lovely alternative for the Jennifer-lover.  Read More 

  • Guinevere

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    Guinevere was the name of the beautiful but ill-fated queen of Camelot, for so many years eclipsed by its modern Cornish form Jennifer. Today, Guinevere could be a cool possibility for adventurou... Read More 

  • Hana

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    Many things to many peoples: a flower name, also spelled Hanae, to the Japanese; a Czech and Polish short form of Johana; and an alternate form of the biblical name Hannah in the US.  Read More 

  • Haydée

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    Name of the slave girl in Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo sounds more like a modern invention, though it's related to another time-honored literary heroine name: Haidee from Byron's "Don Juan." Read More 

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