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Shakespeare

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Gender: Male Meaning of Shakespeare: "brandish spear" Origin of Shakespeare: English

The name Shakespeare is a boy's name meaning "brandish spear". Shakespeare and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (31 - Hollywood Edition)".

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No: no Picasso, no Beethoven, and no Shakespeare.

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NameLover 11 Says:

2017-04-24T23:43:57

Awesome as a middle!! Especially for me as a Shakespearean actress!!

larkub101 Says:

2016-03-04T01:18:49

I have to say I think Shakespeare would be a kind of awesome first name. I think the reason it doesn't sound outlandish to me is because William Shakespeare is nearly always referred to by his surname alone, making it almost sound like a first name. I also like the idea of calling him Shakes as a nickname.

Hylian Wizard Says:

2015-12-11T19:43:19

A bit too dramatic as a first name, stunning as a middle name.

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-06-23T21:06:07

Maybe not as a fn, but I think Shakespeare (or Picasso, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, etc) would work great as a mn. I rather like the idea.

mabespark Says:

2014-06-08T15:40:42

I agree - you could also use William if you really want to honor the famous playwright.

raevynstar Says:

2014-03-23T19:52:57

On one hand, it's hillarious to think of this as a name. On the other hand, it's depressing, too. In no way, shape, or form is it usable. Try a Shaespeare name--like, for a girl, Cressida.