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Literary names

These names envoke the literary geniuses that brought you classic novels like Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Odyssey -- Whitman, Bronte, Anais, Alcott and more

Alcott

Old cottage

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Anais

Gracious

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, French
Popularity: Familiar

Arundhati

Goddess of stars and sky

Gender: Girl | Origin: Indian

Auden

Old friend

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Austen

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Ayn

Form of Anne

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, American, Finnish

Beckett

Bee cottage

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Irish
Popularity: Popular

Bronte

Gender: Boy

Byron

Barn

Gender: Boy | Origin: English, Old English, French
Popularity: Familiar

Edwidge

Female warrior

Gender: Either | Origin: English

Ellery

Elder tree

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Emerson

Son of Emery

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Old German
Popularity: Popular

Fielding

Field worker

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Flannery

Redhead

Gender: Either | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Unusual

Fleming

From Flanders

Gender: Girl | Origin: English

Harper

Harpist

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Popular

Homer

Pledge, hostage

Gender: Boy | Origin: Greek
Popularity: Unusual

Jhumpa

Pet name

Gender: Girl | Origin: Indian

Kazuo

Peacemaker

Gender: Boy | Origin: Japanese

Keats

Surname

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Mallory

Unlucky

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Portuguese, English
Popularity: Popular

Millay

Surname

Gender: Girl | Origin: English

Ovid

Lamb

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin

Proust

Surname of author Marcel Proust

Gender: Boy | Origin: French

Roald

Famous leader

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, Scandinavian

Salinger

Last name

Gender: Either | Origin: German
Popularity: Unusual

Shaw

Grove

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Somerset

Place of the summer settlers

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Spalding

Divided field

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Tennessee

Mighty warrior; U.S. state

Gender: Either | Origin: American, Cherokee
Popularity: Familiar

Tennyson

Son of Dennis

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Thornton

Thorny town

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Updike

Upper bank

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Upton

Upper settlement

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Virgil

Staff bearer

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Familiar

Whitman

White man

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Yeats

Gates

Gender: Boy | Origin: English