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10 Baby Names Inspired By Writers

Those who are into reading, literature, and acclaimed authors may opt for baby names such as the following… They are all super cute. They all are quite unique. And they are all inspired by some of the greatest writers of all time.

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Choosing a name for a new baby is a big decision, but this list can help out certain people who are searching for just the right fit. These people may be a favorite author, may be a hero, may be associated with a favorite book and/or may just have a name that would fit a new bundle of joy perfectly.

10 Fitz

One of the most well-known writers of all time is F. Scott Fitzgerald. He wrote some very notable books, such as The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, and The Beautiful and Damned. Fans of Gatsby alone should certainly consider the name Fitz, which could be a shortened version of Fitzgerald or which could stand on its own.

This name is synonymous with the roaring '20s, which is another reason to love it, and it was mentioned in Pretty Little Liars, too; an important supporting character from this teen drama, Ezra Fitzgerald, simply went by Ezra Fitz, and he was a writer, too.

9 Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is a name that everyone knows, and this writer, editor, and literary critic created many works that were centered around mystery, science fiction, and creepiness in general. His best-known writing would be poems like "Annabel Lee", "A Dream Within a Dream" and "The Raven" and tales like "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Tell-Tale Heart".

Those who are interested in what he created could honor him by naming their child Poe. This would make for a wonderful boy’s name, as it is short and sweet, with a dash of strength and an ode to literature.

8 Harper

Nelle Harper Lee, who is better known as just Harper Lee, wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which came out in 1960. This was her only book, though Go Set a Watchman was written by her in the ‘50s then published in 2015, though this was actually her first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Regardless, this one book is one of the most celebrated ever, as it won a Pulitzer Prize and has been part of discussions on race for years. Since it is an important and beloved story, Harper is another name to consider. Plus, a little girl with this name could grow up to write an award-winning novel herself!

7 Brontë

The Brontë sisters are some more celebrated writers from the past; Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre, Emily wrote Wuthering Heights, and Anne wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

All three of them could be honored if/when parents opt for the name Brontë when naming a child. This is a unique one. It has an elegance to it. And it is perfect for lovers of poetry and novels.

6 Huxley

Aldous Huxley published so many works during his life, from novels and essays to poems and screenplays. He was even nominated seven different times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most well-known work is Brave New World from the year 1932.

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Huxley was certainly a special writer, and his last name would make for a special first name! It sounds like many other contemporary ones that have been popping up in the last few years.

5 Virginia

Virginia Woolf was an English writer credited with books such as A Room of One's Own, Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. She has been called one of the most important modernist authors of the 20th-century, and she helped pave the way for using stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

Her work is impressive, as is her name: Virginia. It is another one with a tasteful vibe to it, as well as a sort of patriotic vibe to it. Many old-fashioned names are making comebacks, as well, so this would be great for a baby girl.

4 Zora

Zora Neale Hurston was an author, an anthropologist and a filmmaker. Over the years, she published short stories, plays, and essays, and many of them were focused on racial struggles. Her most-known book is Their Eyes Were Watching God from 1937.

Naming a baby Zora would be a neat nod to this writer, and it would be neat in general; this is such a one-of-a-kind name, and it combines strength and coolness in the best way possible.

3 Graham

Another English writer who is considered to be one of the greatest of the 20th century is Graham Greene. He wrote about moral and political topics in Catholic novels, but he also wrote exciting thrillers. Some of his novels include The Quiet American, The Power and the Glory, The Human Factor, and The Heart of the Matter.

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Graham is a name that has been popping up more and more in recent years, and it is another one that sounds vintage and modern at the same time. It would also make a terrific middle name, too!

2 Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist, and several of her works were made into movies, meaning fans have been able to enjoy them in whole new ways, such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, and Love & Friendship.

The name Austen is heard fairly often, but it is usually spelled with an “i” instead of an “e”. Those who want to honor this woman should stick to her spelling and then could use it as a first name for a baby boy or as a middle name for either gender.

1 Toni

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford yet went by Toni Morrison, and she published her first book in 1970 (The Bluest Eye), won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Song of Solomon, then won a Pulitzer for Beloved in 1988.

Yes, this is another acclaimed writer, and this is another name to keep in mind: Toni. It is one of those options that could be a first or a middle for a boy or a girl, and it is a great choice for literature-lovers.

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