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50 Baby Names From Classic Literature That You'll Want to Name Your Future Bookworm

Choosing a baby name is a big deal — this kid is going to sport the name you pick for the rest of their life. Because even the oldest classic literature is still relevant in today's world, we've rounded up some of the most timeless character names from well-known books to give you some inspiration for your future bookworm's moniker.

Read through for 25 girls' names and 25 boys' names from classic novels.

Boys

  1. Amory (This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  2. Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
  3. Cash (As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner)
  4. Charlie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)
  5. Christopher (Winnie-the-Pooh series by A. A. Milne)
  6. Dallas (The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton)
  7. Dorian (The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde)
  8. Edmund (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis)
  9. Finn (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
  10. Ford (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
  11. George (Curious George by H. A. Rey)
  12. Harry (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)
  13. Holden (Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger)
  14. Huck (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)
  15. James (James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl)
  16. Max (Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak)
  17. Milo (The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster)
  18. Noah (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
  19. Oliver (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
  20. Peter (Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie)
  21. Romeo (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare)
  22. Sam (The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein)
  23. Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain)
  24. Stuart (Stuart Little by E. B. White)
  25. Theodore (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)

Girls

  1. Alice (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
  2. Anna (Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
  3. Belle (Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell)
  4. Charlotte (Charlotte's Web by E.B. White)
  5. Daisy (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  6. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
  7. Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum)
  8. Elinor (Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen)
  9. Estella (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)
  10. Jane (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë)
  11. Jo/Josephine (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott)
  12. Juliet (Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare)
  13. Lily (To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf)
  14. Lucie (A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens)
  15. Madeline (Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans)
  16. Nelly (Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë)
  17. Olivia (Olivia by Ian Falconer)
  18. Pearl (The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  19. Ramona (Ramona collection by Beverly Cleary)
  20. Rose (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)
  21. Ruby (Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery)
  22. Scarlett (Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell)
  23. Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
  24. Violet (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)
  25. Winnie (Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt)

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