Best Boys’ Storybook Names: Beyond Christopher Robin and Max

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 Harry Potter, 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.


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In the eponymous 1719 evergreen classic Defoe novel, Robinson Crusoe sets off as a young man on sea adventures, to be cast away on a desert island. Robinson is a largely undiscovered patronymic—a perfect choice to honor an ancestral Robert.

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