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Girl Names of Literature theme

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 2017, their total usage was 5.358% with 37 Literature names listed among the top 1000, appearing with somewhat increasing regularity in the recent decade. Among all Literature names, Amelia (English, German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, and Spanish) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #8 and a usage of 0.6294%.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avisbird, desired; struggle; fighter, ... of Germanic origin and it is used mainly ... form of Ava ...

Aylaoak tree, turpentine tree, terebinth ... origin is English, and its use, English and ... derivative of Ayala ...

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

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

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

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

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

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