Last week we found some great names for girls in beloved children’s books, and now it’s the boys’ turn. But to avoid the risk of their commandeering the list, we’re ignoring all the HarryPotter, Twilight, Hobbit and Narnia franchise boys in favor of heroes and supporting players from a variety of sources– picture books to classic tales to YA novels. As always, it’s tough to pick a dozen best from all the endless possibilities, but here is our list of Top 13 storybook names for boys.
In the bestselling fantasy series Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Artemis is a child prodigy criminal mastermind—whose moral character, thankfully, gradually improves. And so, although in Greek mythology Artemis was a goddess of the hunt, the moon and childbirth, this series of books has affirmed it as an attractive unisex possibility.