Baby Names from Children's Books

Names from books are stylish right now, and none more so than baby names from children's books, typified by such high-rising choices as Eloise, Sawyer, and Madeline. Beloved books from childhood can be a wonderful source of names with deep personal meaning and worthy literary namesakes. Here are 100+ of the most iconic baby names inspired by children's books.

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  • Alice

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    Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. Alice has experienced a recent surge in popularity. ... Read More 

  • Amelia

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    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, with a heroic connection to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, is one of the HOTTEST girls' names as an alternative to the overused Emily and Amanda. Amelia emerged as the... Read More 

  • Angelina

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    The gorgeous Angelina Jolie has promoted the star power of her name and changed Angelina's image from delicate to intense, from older Italian mama to stylish multi-cultural child. Kids might... Read More 

  • Annika

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    Annika is a surprise hit of recent years, inspired by golfer Sorenstam; for Trekkies, it was also the name of a 'Star Trek:Voyager' character. Some people's first memory of it might be as Pippi... Read More 

  • Arrietty

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    A pretty, dainty name for one of the little characters in the children's book series The Borrowers. It was the basis for a later Studio Ghible animated film, The Secret World of... Read More 

  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents, emerging as a top contender among Read More 

  • Aslan

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    Aslan, derived from the Old Turkic for "lion," is best known in the West as the name of the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" series, who serves as an allegorical stand-in for... Read More 

  • Asriel

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    Azriel, also found as Azrael or Asriel, is the name of the Angel of Death in Jewish and Islamic tradition. The Asriel spelling occurs as a Biblical name, notably as the forefather of the Asrielite... Read More 

  • Avonlea

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    As all good Anne of Green Gables buffs would know, Avonlea is the fictional Canadian town created by L. M. Montgomery that Anne Shirley considers home. The literary creation inspired a real... Read More 

  • Beatrice

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    Beatrice is back. Stored in the attic for almost a century, the lovely Beatrice with its long literary (Shakespeare, Dante) and royal history is being looked at with fresh eyes by parents (such as... Read More 

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