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.
  • Pecola

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    Name of the winning young heroine of Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye.Read More 

  • Petal

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    Petal is the soft and sweet-smelling name of a character in the novel and film, The Shipping News. With the rise of such flower names as Poppy and Posy, we believe Petal - down-to-earth... Read More 

  • Peyton

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    Peyton is a unisex surname that's not only survived but continues to grow in popularity because of its rich southern-accented softness combined with the pre-Desperate Housewives... Read More 

  • Pilar

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    The fact that this Spanish classic, which honors the Virgin Mary, does not end in the conventional letter 'a' gives it a special sense of strength, elegance, and style, making it a worthy choice. ... Read More 

  • Pleasant

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    An admirable quality to impart; Pleasant was used by Charles Dickens in Our Mutual Friend and in modern times is known via American Girl dolls creator Pleasant Rowland. Read More 

  • Portia

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    Portia is a perfect role-model name, relating to Shakespeare's brilliant and spirited lawyer in The Merchant of Venice, and is now also a Hunger Games name .

    Another... Read More 

  • Prairie

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    Unspecific place-name with a wonderfully wide-open, spacious, western feel; used for a character in Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland. Read More 

  • Precious

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    Though many might find it too syrupy, hundreds of parents each year choose this name for their daughters to make them feel special. Precious Ramotswe is the engaging African sleuth in the popular... Read More 

  • Rain

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    Among a small shower of rain-related names, this pure version can have a cool, refreshing image.

    Richard Pryor named his now-grown daughter Rain, and Rain is also one of the... Read More 

  • 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 

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