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. Khaled Khaled Hosseini is an American novelist originally from Afghanistan. His well-known works include A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner.
  2. Leo+ Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer known for realist fiction writing. His well-known works include Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Read more about Leo
  3. Lewis+ Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was an English writer known for the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the poem "Jabberwocky." Read more about Lewis
  4. Mark+ Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is a beloved American author. His well-known works include Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Read more about Mark
  5. Mitch+ Mitchell is a variant of Michael. Mitch Albom is an American author and journalist. His well-known works include Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Read more about Mitch
  6. Paulo+ Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian writer and lyricist. His well-known works include The Alchemist. Read more about Paulo
  7. Philip+ Philip Pullman is an English fantasy writer. His well-known works include His Dark Materials (a trilogy including The Golden Compass). Read more about Philip
  8. Stephen+ Stephen King is an American author known for mixing horror, fantasy, science fiction, and drama. He has published more than 70 popular novels. His well-known works include The Shining and The Green Mile. Read more about Stephen
  9. William+ William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet known for his many works, including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Read more about William
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