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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  • Hermione

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    Hermione's costarring role in Harry Potter has made this previously ignored, once stodgy name suddenly viable. Hermione could really take off once today's children start having kids of their own. ... Read More 

  • Honora

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    Honora and Honoria are two ways of softening the severity of Honor, while retaining its righteous meaning. They were predominant until the Reformation, when the Puritans adopted the abstract virtue... Read More 

  • Honoria

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    This is an eighteenth century elaboration of Honor found in Charles Dickens ( Bleak House ) but rarely heard here and now. Read More 

  • Hyacinth

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    Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a truly exotic flower name. In Greek mythology Hyacinthus w... Read More 

  • Isadora

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    Why is Isabella megapopular while Isadora goes virtually ignored? Too close a tie with tragic modern dancer Isadora Duncan (born Angela Isadora), who was done in by her long flowing scarf, perhaps,... Read More 

  • Isolde

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    Now that Tristan has been rediscovered, maybe it's time for his fabled lover in the Arthurian romances and Wagnerian opera, a beautiful Irish princess, to be brought back into the light as well. ... Read More 

  • Jacy

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    This variation of Jacey was the name of the gorgeous small-town heroine of Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show . Read More 

  • Jadine

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    Unusual and unfashionable name found in Toni Morrison's novel Tar Baby .  Read More 

  • Juliet

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    One of the most romantic names, the lovely and stylish Juliet seems finally to have shaken off her limiting link to Romeo. In Shakespeare's play, it was Juliet who said "What's in a name?" This yea... Read More 

  • Juno

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    Juno is an ancient name that feels as fresh as if it had been minted — well, not yesterday, but in 2007. Since the release of the popular indie film Juno , this lively but strong o-ending Roman god... Read More 

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