Poet Baby Names for Boys

If you're looking for a baby name that suggests intelligence, skill, and thoughtfulness, think about borrowing a name from one of the world's best poets. If you find a particular poem to be memorable, what better way to pay tribute to the author than by using his name as inspiration for your son. To increase the chances that your child will read the poet's works and possibly even study his life in school, pick a poet's name from classic literature.

Poet Baby Names for Boys

  1. Alfred+ Poet laureate of the United Kingdom, Alfred, Lord Tennyson's works include the famous phrase "Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all." Read more about Alfred
  2. Byron+ Lord Byron was a British Romantic poet whose works are widely read and have been translated into many languages. Read more about Byron
  3. Edgar+ Edgar Allen Poe was an American poet and writer from the Romantic Movement; his most well-known work is probably "The Raven." Read more about Edgar
  4. Ezra+ American poet of the Modernist movement, Ezra Pound encouraged an exchange of ideas and help between American and British poets. Read more about Ezra
  5. Geoffrey+ Geoffrey Chaucer was an English poet most known for his work The Canterbury Tales. Read more about Geoffrey
  6. John+ A key poet of the English Romantic movement, John Keats wrote with a signature style of elaborate words and sensual imagery. Read more about John
  7. Langston+ An American poet and early composer of jazz poetry, Langston Hughes is known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. Read more about Langston
  8. Percy+ Percy Shelley was the English Romantic poet married to author Mary Shelley. One of his most famous works is "Ode to the West Wind." Read more about Percy
  9. Robert+ Robert Frost was an American poet whose most famous works include "The Road Not Taken" and "Mending Wall." Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish poet known for his children's poems and stories. Read more about Robert
  10. Samuel+ Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English Romantic poet whose most famous work is "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Read more about Samuel
  11. Shel+ Shel Silverstein is an American poet known for his imaginative children's poems. Read more about Shel
  12. Walt+ Walt Whitman was an American poet whose major work was titled "Leaves of Grass." Read more about Walt
  13. William+ William Butler Yeats was a renowned Irish poet and dramatist. Read more about William