Baby Names from Books

If you love to read, your favorite characters might inspire the perfect name for your baby. Here, baby names from books that might work in a modern nursery.
  • Alexandra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alexandra, the feminine form of Alexander, fell out of the top 100 for the first time since 1983 last year. But make no mistake: Just shy of 3000 newborns were named Alexandra in 2015, so it's... Read More 

  • Alice

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. In the past decade Alice has jumped nearly 300 places in the... Read More 

  • Anne

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls' baby names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the French Anne. Both left the Top 100 around... Read More 

  • Antonia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Antonia is stronger than most feminized boys' names, reflecting the pioneer spirit of Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. Antonia is hovering near the bottom of the US popularity... Read More 

  • Arturo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Italian, Portuguese and Spanish variation of Arthur doesn't quite have the charm of the Celtic original.Read More 

  • Bathsheba

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Popular with the Puritans, this name of the shrewd and beautiful wife of King David and daughter of King Solomon could be a bit of a load for a modern girl to carry.

    Bathsheba is the... Read More 

  • Charles

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Charles is a longtime traditional favorite that was in the Top 10 until the 1960s, and is now back at Number 50. Lately, Charles has been resuscitated by many celeb parents, from Jodie Foster to... Read More 

  • Charlotte

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name of the young Princess of Cambridge, Charlotte is the latest classic name to join Sophia, Emma, Olivia, and Isabella in a rise toward the top of the list, making Number 9 in the US this... Read More 

  • Claire

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Claire, luminous, simple, and strong, with a barely distinguishable French accent, is one of those special names that is familiar yet distinctive, feminine but not frilly, combining historical... Read More 

  • Ebeneezer

    Gender: M LoveDislike

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