35 brilliant baby names taken from classic kid’s books

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If you’re a fan of children’s literature, spent a lot of your childhood in the library or bookstore and are expecting a baby, then you’ve landed in the right spot.

We’ve gathered up a bunch of brilliant baby names inspired by favourite books and excellent literary characters. 

While some of these names are trusty old-school classics, others are a little more left of centre – in case that’s more your thing.

Without further ado here’s 35 ace choices for future little bookworms. There’s something for everyone and they’re guaranteed to have you itching to re-read some of your favourites.

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35 brilliant baby names taken from classic kid’s books

Boys names from classic kids’ books

  1. Caspian – from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  2. Max – from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  3. Alexander – from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  4. Artemis – from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  5. Harry – from Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  6. Huck – from Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  7. Thomas – from Thomas the Tank Engine by Reverend Wilbert Awdry 
  8. Christopher – from Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
  9. Arthur – from the Arthur books by Marc Brown
  10. Stanley – from Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
  11. Albus – from Harry Potter by JK Rowling
  12. Harold – from Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  13. Iggy – from Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
  14. Frederick – from Frederick by Leo Leionni
  15. Duncan – from The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

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Girls names from classic children’s books

  1. Lucy – from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  2. Matilda – from Matilda by Roald Dahl
  3. Pippi – from Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  4. Heidi – from Heidi by Joanna Spryi
  5. Laura – from Little House on The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  6. Madeline – from the Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelman
  7. Ramona – from the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary
  8. Sara – from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  9. Tabitha – from The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
  10. Charlotte – from Charlotte’s Web by EB White
  11. Eloise – from the Eloise books by Hilary Knight
  12. Marilla – from Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
  13. Sophie – from The BFG by Roald Dahl
  14. Luna – from Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  15. Maisy – from the Maisy Mouse books by Lucy Cousins

Gender-neutral names from classic children’s books

  1. George – from The Famous Five by Enid Blyton
  2. Charlie – from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  3. Justice – from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  4. Rory – from Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  5. Jess – from Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


We hope that’s provided you with some excellent inspiration for the little human you’re hatching!


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