Poet Baby Names

The great poets can provide naming inspiration for both girl and boy babies. Here, some poet baby names to consider.
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  • Dove

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    One of the new bird names, like Lark and Wren, this one's associated with the billing and cooing sounds of love. Soft and gentle, Dove also has the admirable association with peace. Dove was actua... Read More 

  • Dryden

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    Creative inspiration via poet John, but somewhat dry and dusty.  Read More 

  • Dylan

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    Top 30 boys' favorite retains more of its poetic, windswept quality when used for a girl, as Robin Wright and Sean Penn did. Alyssa Milano gave her daughter Elizabella Dylan as a middle name.  Read More 

  • Eliot

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    Eliot is the sleekest spelling of the original, very occasionally used for girls, perhaps to honor novelist George Eliot. Read More 

  • Emerson

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    The combination of Emily and Emma's popularity -- and the fact that Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher's daughter is named Emerson -- have put this formerly strictly male name, embodying the gr... Read More 

  • Frost

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    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, the personification of cold winter weather, Frost has suddenly entered t... Read More 

  • Giovanni

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    Venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, is now among the U. S. Top 200 boys' names.  Read More 

  • Hugo

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    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original-- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's ... Read More 

  • Jarrell

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    Briefly faddish a few decades ago when Darrell was cool. But does have a creative connection to poet Randall Jarrell. Read More 

  • Keats

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    Keats is both poetic and easier to pronounce (it's keets) than Yeats (which is yates). Read More 

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