Poet Baby Names

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

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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. ... Read More 

  • Dryden

    Gender: M LoveDislike

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

  • Dylan

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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

    Gender: F LoveDislike

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

  • Emerson

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    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,... Read More 

  • Frost

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    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... Read More 

  • Giovanni

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, and is now among the U. S. Top 130 boys' names. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer... Read More 

  • Hugo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    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... Read More 

  • Jarrell

    Gender: M LoveDislike

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

  • Keats

    Gender: F LoveDislike

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

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