Shakespearean Names for Girls

If you ever performed in a Shakespearean play, sent a sonnet to your beloved, or relied on his quotes to make a point, you will be inspired by our list of names from Shakespeare. Some of the major themes of Shakespeare's plays include love, justice, and forgiveness -- marvelous qualities to pass on to your child. Think about Rosalind or Bianca for a pretty baby girl's name.

  1. Beatrice+ In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice is generous and loving but continually mocks others with puns and wit. Read more about Beatrice
  2. Bianca+ Bianca from Taming of the Shrew is sweet, soft-spoken, and desired by many men. Read more about Bianca
  3. Desdemona Desdemona, a pure and meek woman from Othello, is able to stand her ground when conversing with Iago and Othello.
  4. Gertrude+ Gertrude is Hamlet?s shallow and weak mother who must have status and comfort, regardless of its cost. Read more about Gertrude
  5. Helena+ A self-conscious heroine in A Midsummer Night?s Dream, Helena is unsure of her physical attractiveness. Read more about Helena
  6. Hermia+ Hermia is a beautiful heroine; however, she is self-conscious about her short height. Read more about Hermia
  7. Hero+ Hero is the lovely, kind, and gentle love interest of Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing. Read more about Hero
  8. Juliet+ Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, is a naive but sweet girl who loves Romeo. Read more about Juliet
  9. Olivia+ In Twelfth Night, Olivia is a beautiful, noble woman who fights off suitors and has superficial emotions. Read more about Olivia
  10. Ophelia+ In Hamlet, Ophelia is a beautiful, sweet, and innocent young girl prone to madness. Read more about Ophelia
  11. Rosalind+ Rosalind is an independent, strong-willed, good-hearted, and clever character from As You Like It. Read more about Rosalind
  12. Titania+ The beautiful queen of the faeries in A Midsummer Night?s Dream, Titania falls in love with a disfigured human. Read more about Titania
  13. Viola+ In Twelfth Night, Viola disguises herself as a young man, Cesario, when she washes ashore after a shipwreck. Read more about Viola