The Literary Baby Name Dictionary

Celebrity baby-naming can seem like a race to the most bizarre (looking at you, Penn Jillette), but a new trend that's picking up is something of a relief: finding names in literature. Harper is making a big comeback thanks to Neil Patrick Harris and Victoria Beckham, who were inspired by the author of To Kill a Mockingbird. If finding a name for your baby from the classics sounds like a good idea, Flavorwire has a great dictionary going. Here are the As:

Virtuous, but very jealous. Has difficulty changing her career

Literary sources: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill


Studious, ambitious, and dedicated. Kind of creepy

Literary sources: Anton Chekhov, Anton LaVey, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy


A folk hero, willing to stand up for someone else

Literary sources: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Keeper by Greg Rucka


Intelligent, detached, a world traveler

Literary source: W.H. Auden

Get more bookish inspiration for your baby-naming adventures on Flavorwire. Link

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