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Girl Names related to Literature

Literature names for baby girls, with 85 entries. Classic literature offers a selection of time-tested names that have come alive with the personality of their characters – just think of Catherine of Wuthering Heights, Elinor from Sense and Sensibility, Anne of Anne of Green Gables. Even modern literature continues to be one main source of inspiration for naming trends. One only needs to look at the name Bella from the Twilight series, and Lisbeth from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Literature names are very popular as baby girl names, and they are also regarded as trendy. Their usage peaked in 1915 with 13.977% of baby girls being given Literature names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 44 Literature names. The names have slipped in popularity since then. In 2015, their total usage was 5.202% with 37 Literature names listed among the top 1000, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Among all Literature names, Abigail (English, German, and Hebrew) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #7 and a usage of 0.6362%.


Abigail my father rejoices, joy of my father ... used predominantly in English, German, ... ranked at #6 then ...

Agnes pure, chaste; hunger; one; hunger; ... of Old Greek and Celtic origin ... the similarity in sound led it to be ...

Alethea truth ... language of origin is Old Greek and it is used ... name was first used in the 17th century, ...

Alice of a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... of Germanic origin ... used mainly in Czech, English, French, ...

Alison of a noble kind; noble, honorable; ... has its origins in the Germanic language ... had a ranking of #102 then ...

Amaryllis sparkling eyes ... of Old Greek origin ... used mainly in the English and Greek ...

Amelia imitating, rivaling; work; work; ... has its origins in the Gothic and Latin ... name first appeared in the ...

Amy beloved ... language of origin is Latin and it is ... name is Anglicized from Amee, itelf ...

Angelica angelic, like an angel; messenger ... of Old Greek and Latin origin ... used mainly in the English, German, ...

Anthea flowery, blossom ... of Old Greek origin ... used mainly in English and German ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Aphra dust; whitish red, pink; woman from Africa; excellent; most important; first-born child ...variant of Afra ...

Aria song, melody, air ... has its origins in the Latin language ... used largely in English, Hebrew, and ... R ...

Aspasia welcome one ... has its origins in the Old Greek ... was the second wife of the 5th-century ...

Avis bird, desired; strength; struggle; ... of Germanic origin and it is used mainly ... form of Ava ...

Ayla deer, gazelle, doe, hind; oak tree, ... origin is English, and its use, English and ... derivative of Ayala ...

Beatrix traveler, pilgrim, bringer of joy ... a Dutch, English, French, German, ... variant of Beatrice ...

Belinda beautiful snake; beautiful ... language of origin is Germanic ... predominantly used in the English, German, ...

Berenice bearer of victory; bearer of victory, ... has its origins in the Old Greek ... derivative of Bernice ...

Bertha bright, famous; bright famous one; ... has its origins in the Germanic language ... form of Roberta ...

Bess God is perfection, God is my oath ... language of origin is Hebrew, and it is ... contraction of Elizabeth ...

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