Author Names for Girls

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 it than by using the author's name as inspiration for your daughter. To increase the chances of your child reading the author's works and possibly studying her life in school, choose an author's name from classic literature, such as Virginia.

  1. Agatha+ Agatha Christie is an English writer of crime novels; many sources cite her as the highest-selling author of all time. Her well-known works include And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express. Read more about Agatha
  2. Beatrix+ Beatrix Potter was an English author of popular children's books. Her well-known works include The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Read more about Beatrix
  3. Charlotte+ Charlotte Bronte was an English author remembered for Jane Eyre. Read more about Charlotte
  4. Emily+ Emily Bronte was an English author remembered for the classic Wuthering Heights. Read more about Emily
  5. Harper+ Nelle Harper Lee is an American author awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her well-known works include To Kill a Mockingbird. Read more about Harper
  6. Joanne+ Joanne Murray, better known as J. K. Rowling, is the author of the famed Harry Potter series. Read more about Joanne
  7. Jane+ Jane Austen was a British author recognized for her social criticism, characters, and use of irony. Her well-known works include Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Read more about Jane
  8. Jodi+ Jodi Picoult is an American author of well-known novels such as My Sister's Keeper and Nineteen Minutes. Read more about Jodi
  9. Judy+ Judy Blume is an American author of young adult fiction. Her well-known works include Forever and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Read more about Judy
  10. Louisa+ Louisa May Alcott was an American author known for her work Little Women, and her subsequent tales of the characters. Read more about Louisa
  11. Maud+ L. M. Montgomery was a Canadian author called by her middle name, Maud, and known for her series that began with Anne of Green Gables. Read more about Maud
  12. Margaret+ Margaret Mitchell was an American author who won the Pulitzer for her well-known book, Gone with the Wind. Read more about Margaret
  13. Mary+ Mary Shelley was a British writer from a famous family. Her father was William Godwin, her mother was Mary Wollstonecraft, and her husband was Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her well-known works include Frankenstein. Read more about Mary
  14. Philippa+ Philippa Gregory is an English historical novelist. Her well-known works include The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool. Read more about Philippa
  15. Stephenie+ Stephenie Meyer is an American author known for her vampire romance series Twilight. Read more about Stephenie
  16. Toni+ Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize-winning American author recognized for her richly developed African-American characters. Her well-known works include The Bluest Eye and Beloved. Read more about Toni
  17. Ursula+ Ursula Le Guin is an American author most noted in the areas of fantasy and science fiction. Her well-known works include The Farthest Shore and The Left Hand of Darkness. Read more about Ursula
  18. Virginia+ Virginia Woolf was an English writer and modernist literary figure known for her bouts of fatal depression. Her well-known works include A Room of One's Own and Mrs Dalloway. Read more about Virginia
  19. Willa+ Willa Cather was an American novelist who wrote about frontier life on the Great Plains. Her well-known works include O Pioneers! and My Antonia. Read more about Willa