Fresh Boys' Names from the Arts

Still Unusual Literary and Historical Names for Boys - Created by evelynmargaret

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  • Abner

    from the short story "Barn Burning"

  • Alcott

    like Louisa May Alcott

  • Alexandros

    more exotic alternative to Alexander or Xander; from the "Iliad"

  • Anselm

    like St. Anselm


    like the ancient historian, Arrian

  • Atticus

    from the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"

  • August

    from the novel "The Secret Life of Bees"; from the movie "August Rush"; like the playwright August Wilson

  • Augustine

    like St. Augustine, author of the "Confessions"

  • Bertram

    from the novel "Mansfield Park"

  • Burke

    like Edmund Burke

  • BYAM

    from the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty"

  • Byron

    like Lord Byron

  • Cade

    from Kipling's story "Puck of Pook's Hill"

  • Calvin

    from the novel "A Wrinkle in Time"

  • Cassio

    from Shakespeare's "Othello"

  • Chaucer

    like the great poet Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Clarence

    from the film "It's a Wonderful Life"

  • Clive

    like C.S. Lewis

  • Clyde

    from the short story "The Lottery"

  • Connolly

    from the short story "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"

  • Corin

    from the Shakespearean play "As You Like It" and the novel "The Horse and His Boy"

  • Ellison

    from the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty"

  • Ernest

    from the play "The Importance of Being Earnest"; like Ernest Hemingway

  • Felix

    from the book "Letters from Felix: A Little Rabbit on a World Tour"


    from the short story "A Rose for Emily"

  • Harris

    from the short story "Barn Burning"

  • Hector

    from the Aeneid; from the novel "Kindred of the Dust"


    slightly more exotic, unusual spelling of Hector; from the "Iliad"

  • Hieronymous

    like Hieronymous Bosch, the Dutch painter

  • Horatio

    from the Horatio Hornblower series

  • Hugo

    like Victor Hugo, the famed French novelist

  • Ignatius

    like St. Ignatius; from the Harry Potter series

  • Jehan

    from Kipling's story "Puck of Pook's Hill"

  • Jules

    like Jules Vernon


    from the novel "Emma"

  • Laird

    from the novel "Kindred of the Dust"

  • Lennox

    from the novel "The Secret Garden"

  • Lewis

    like C.S. Lewis

  • Montgomery

    like Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Mortimer

    from the novel "Inkheart"

  • Nelson

    like Lord Horatio Nelson

  • Percy

    from the novel "The Scarlet Pimpernel"

  • Raleigh

    like Sir Walter Raleigh

  • Ransom

    from C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy

  • Reuven

    from the novel "The Chosen"

  • Rhett

    from the novel "Gone With the Wind"

  • Rhys

    from the television show "Torchwood"

  • Sargent

    like John Singer Sargent


    from the short story "Barn Burning"

  • Sawyer

    like Tom Sawyer

  • Tennyson

    like Lord Alfred Tennyson

  • Tristan

    from the classic "Le Morte d'Arthur"

  • Vernon

    like Jules Vernon

  • Wallace

    from the Madeleine L'Engle books

  • Walter

    like Sir Walter Scott and Sir Walter Raleigh

  • Watson

    from the Sherlock Holmes mysteries


    from Kipling's story "Puck of Pook's Hill"

  • Willoughby

    from the novel "Sense and Sensibility"