Poetic, artistic, intellectual, cultured – these are just a few synonyms for literary. Isn’t this a great trend for naming your baby girl?
Whether she’ll be dramatic, bookish, artistic, these literary names are just lovely.
Here’s a list of our favorite literary baby girl names, I hope you find one you will love.
Charlotte is our favorite heroine, from the classic children’s book, Charlotte’s Web. Another one was Charlotte Brontë, an English novelist and poet. Her best known novel is Jane Eyre, a first-person narrative from the perspective of the title character, published on 16 October 1847.
Origin of Charlotte: French, feminine diminutive of Charles
Meaning of Charlotte: “free man”
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children’s novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley.
Origin of Anne: French variation of English Ann and Hebrew Hannah
Meaning of Anne: “grace”
Isabella Marie “Bella” Swan (later Bella Cullen) is a character and the protagonist of the Twilight series, written by Stephenie Meyer.
Origin of Bella: Italian, Diminutive of Isabella
Meaning of Bella: “beautiful”
Hermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Origin of Hermione: Greek, feminine version of Hermes
Meaning of Hermione: “messenger, earthly”
Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815.
Origin of Emma: German
Meaning of Emma: “universal”
Juliet Capulet is the female protagonist in William Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
Origin of Juliet: English from French, diminutive of Julia
Meaning of Juliet: “youthful”
Matilda is a book by British writer Roald Dahl. Matilda won the Children’s Book Award in 1999. It was published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London, with 232 pages and illustrations by Quentin Blake.
Origin of Matilda: German
Meaning of Matilda: “battle-mighty”
Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady is an epistolary novel by English writer Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. It tells the tragic story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is continually thwarted by her family and is regarded as one of the longer novels in the English language.
Origin of Clarissa: Derived from the Germanic name Clarice
Meaning of Clarissa: “bright, clear”
Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, known professionally as Anaïs Nin, was an American diarist, essayist, novelist, and writer of short stories and erotica. Author of The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1.
Origin of Anais: French Provencal and Catalan version of Hebrew Anne
Meaning of Anais: “grace”
Cassandra (German: Kassandra) is a 1983 novel by the East German author Christa Wolf. My FAVORITE name in the list.
Origin of Cassandra: Greek
Meaning of Cassandra: “prophetess”
What is your favorite literary baby girl name?