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Literary names

Sometimes, some parents choose a first name from literary creations. Indeed, this category is similar to heroic names. But we will focus mainly on literary names. There are many sources of inspiration such as novels, poems, short stories, plays and much more. You will also find some names of authors of all nationalities.


If you have a small interest in the literary field, this list can only confirm your choice. From the most classic to the most original, being feminine, masculine or mixed, you will be very inspired. Even the most classical first names come, for the most part, from certain literary works such as Ophelia, featured in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare. Or, Dorian, the first name used in "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.


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With this list, you will travel through several different eras, from humanism, through the ages of the enlightenment, to surrealism. It is an opportunity to choose a rare and old name to distinguish yourself from those around you. In addition, you will also find the current given names present in different works.


First names from literature sometimes have a positive or negative aspect. We advise you, then, to inform yourself, about the origin of the first name. There are literary works, where the main character had the cruel role, yet it was a very pretty name. If you want to know as much as possible about baby's future name, we have what you need!