22 Literary Baby Names for Bookworm Parents

If you’re a lit fan, and in search of a baby name to rival the pulp production of mediocre monikers, search no further than this list of covetable character titles…

22 Literary Baby Names for Bookworm Parents

A favourite book is usually so because of an unforgettable character; a figure so strikingly rendered that, even years after we’ve read the final page in their story, we can readily recall a vivid impression of our hero/heroine, and exactly what magic it was that drew us to them in the first place.

Of course, the first hook in romancing the reader is in an unforgettable character name, and both the old and modern classics abound in uniquely beautiful monikers, whose namesakes’ backstories only serve to make them more enigmatic and winsome.

Here are a few of the most memorable — appropriate for your progeny as you wish:

1. Laila

From A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

2. Santiago

From The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

3. Zora

From Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

4. Arya

From Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

5. Piscine

From Life of Pi by Yann Martel

6. Byron

From Don Juan by Lord Byron

7. Scarlett

From Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

8. Dorian

From The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

9. Lisbeth

From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

10. Dallas

From The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

11. Atticus

From To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

12. Hazel

From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

13. Aslan

From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

14. Thoreau

From the author of Walden, Henry David Thoreau

15. Holden

From The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

16. Winfield

From The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

17. Micah

From Liar by Justine Larbalestier

18. Amory

From This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

19. Sawyer

From The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

20. Estella

From Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

21. Celie

From The Color Purple by Alice Walker

22. Cash

From As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Check out the full list of book-inspired baby names at BuzzFeed.com