Author Names for Boys

If you're looking for a baby name that evokes intelligence, talent, and insight, consider borrowing a name from one of the world's best writers. If a particular book has made a significant impact on your life, what better way to honor the writer than by using his name as inspiration for your son? To increase the chances that your child will read the author's works and possibly even study his life in school, choose a name from classic literature, such as William.

  1. Arthur+ Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer of crime fiction and author of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Read more about Arthur
  2. Bram+ Bram Stoker was the Irish author of Dracula. Read more about Bram
  3. Cao Cao Xueqin was the Chinese author of Dream of the Red Chamber, believed by many to be the greatest work of Chinese literature.
  4. Charles+ Charles Dickens was the most popular British author of the Victorian period. His well-known works include A Tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist. Read more about Charles
  5. Dan+ Dan Brown is an American author of thriller fiction. His well-known works include The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Read more about Dan
  6. Dean+ Dean Koontz is an American author of suspense thrillers. His well-known works include Intensity and Watchers. Read more about Dean
  7. Ernest+ Ernest Hemingway was an American writer and journalist awarded the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature. His well-known works include The Old Man and the Sea. Read more about Ernest
  8. Ian+ Ian is the Scottish form of John. Ian Fleming was the English creator of the character James Bond and the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Read more about Ian
  9. Jerome+ J.D. (Jerome David) Salinger was an American author known for his stream-of-consciousness novel The Catcher in the Rye. Read more about Jerome
  10. John+ John Grisham is an American writer of legal thriller novels. His well-known works include The Runaway Jury and The Rainmaker. J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien was an English writer whose best-selling works include The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Read more about John
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