Baby names inspired by writers

Famous authors names list

Literary baby names can be inspired the characters in books or, in the case of the baby names on this list, by the first and last names of authors ranging from Edgar Allan Poe to Zadie Smith. In this category, as always, feel free to look to your personal favorite writers for your baby names inspiration.

  • Gender: M

    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Alcott. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    Alcott evokes shades of nineteenth-century New England, and memories of the author of the books Little Women and Little Men. Louisa May Alcott was the daughter of Amos Bronson... Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Amis. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    The surname of father-son British writers Kingsley and Martin could work very well as a first, though its Amy connection makes it sound a tad feminine.Read More

  • Anaïs

    Gender: F

    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name AnaÏs. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    Anais is an unusual, exotic name forever attached to the daring French-born American novelist and diarist Anais Nin (born Angela, with Anais as one of her middle names), who became the inspiration... Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Angelou. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    If you want to move beyond Maya. Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Aphra. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    Aphra would make an interesting choice- especially since it's the name of the first professional female writer in English, the seventeenth century's Aphra Behn. Born in 1640, she was a prolific... Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Auden. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    The poetic, soft-spoken Auden has recently started to be considered as a first name option, used for both sexes, appreciated for its pleasing sound as well as its link to the distinguished modern... Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name August. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    August has been heating up in Hollywood-used by Mariska Hargitay, Lena Olin, Dave Matthews and Jeanne Tripplehorn, (and by Garth Brooks for his daughter), and is rapidly becoming the preferred... Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Austen. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    Parents who love the great English novelist Jane Austen may choose this spelling of the popular name Austin to honor the author of Emma and Pride and Prejudice. Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Auster. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    Fans of writer Paul Auster might consider this a worthy alternative to the trendy Austin.Read More

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    We're excited that you have an opinion about the name Author. To rate names on Nameberry, please register for an account or log in to an existing account.

    An occupation name that sounds odd to the modern ear but enjoyed some use a century ago. May make a comeback as a more genteel brother to the new union of boys (and girls) with worker names such... Read More

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