Updated June 26, 2022

Literary baby names are a breath of fresh air—or maybe more like a delicious whiff of slightly dusty pages. If the library, a comfy chair next to your favorite bookshelf, or even just a stack of pillows with your Kindle are your happy place, baby will likely be of the same ilk. Teaching baby that every word carries a story, then literary baby girl and boy names are here to whisk you away.

Baby’s literary education can start in many different ways. You can take them back to the beginning with Homer and the ancient Greek philosophers like Plato and Aristotle. You can also start them on a poetry journey with Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath. Or, if you’re more inclined to roll through the pages of Roald Dahl’s and Lewis Carroll’s work, these are whimsical options to last a lifetime. No matter where your feather quill takes you, literary baby names are brimming with stories to tell!

By choosing a literary baby name, you can select the author of your favorite book to share with baby! Sharing novels is one of the greatest joys in the bookishly-inclined life. Now imagine that joy in sharing but tenfold! You have a new best friend to introduce to all of your favorite characters while exploring your new adventure together. They’ll start their journey in this life with a nudge toward another world, or worlds, of your choosing.

Share your love of fictional, fantastical, biographical, and any of the other -cal worlds with your newest love by giving them a literary baby name. Invoke the spirit of your favorite authors every day with a literary baby name for the new main character of your life.

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