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Shakespearean Names

Shakespearean names were drawn by the Bard from a range of ancient and modern cultures. Many have survived through the ages and are ripe for modern play. Among the Shakespearean names we recommend are the following.
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  • Lennox

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    Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the ... Read More 

  • Lorenzo

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    Latinizing Lawrence gives it a whole new lease on life. Like Leonardo, Lorenzo has been integrated into the American stockpot of names, partly via actor Lorenzo Lamas. Other associations are with ... Read More 

  • Lucetta

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    Lace-hankie name with Shakespearean pedigree.  Read More 

  • Luciana

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    Lushly elaborate name that makes Lucy more grownup and sensual. Carnie Wilson chose it for her daughter. Read More 

  • Lucius

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    Lucius is an exotic old Roman clan name that has lots of religious and literary resonance, yet is still vital today. It was the name of three popes, appears in several Shakespeare plays, and, like ... Read More 

  • Lysander

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    Lysander is a distinctive Greek name that could be thought of as a more creative cousin of Alexander. In ancient history, Lysander was the name of an esteemed Spartan naval commander and his litera... Read More 

  • Malcolm

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    Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm ... Read More 

  • Margery

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    An old royal name in England and Scotland that's rarely used for babies today, except when reciting 'See saw, Margery Daw.'.  Read More 

  • Miranda

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    Miranda, a shimmeringly lovely, poetic name that was invented by Shakespeare for the beautiful and admirable young heroine of his play, The Tempest , is still a recommended choice even though its p... Read More 

  • Nerissa

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    An offbeat possible replacement for the overused Melissa and Marisa, Nerissa was used by Shakespeare for Portia's witty confidante in The Merchant of Venice . Queen Elizabeth has a cousin named Ner... Read More 

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