Expecting a baby boy and need ideas for names? Choose from these classic boy names from literature — perfect for book lovers!
Have you ever read a book that felt so real, with the characters coming to life? Where the book stayed with you long after you put it down (and begrudgingly, too)?
Books can do that, the best ones especially.
I admit, I didn’t take to reading until I graduated college. Not that I didn’t like it—I just never considered reading a leisure activity. But after school—maybe once I didn’t “have to” read—books became, and continue to be, a regular staple of my day. (Thank goodness for library and bookstore curbside pickup!)
Many book lovers can relate. You get lost in the world described in the pages, given the chance to experience a different time and place.
Another perk of books? They also happen to be a great place to find baby names.
Classic boy names from literature
I wanted my boys to have names that stood the test of time. And if you love books, even better if you can find classic boy names from literature.
I went through several literary books and selected children’s names you might like. Many are famous while others you may not have heard about. If you’re expecting a baby boy, take a look at these names to give you a few ideas:
|Alex||A Clockwork Orange|
|Atticus||To Kill a Mockingbird|
|Billy||Where the Red Fern Grows|
|Charlie||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory|
|Edmond||The Count of Monte Cristo|
|Fitzwilliam||Pride and Prejudice|
|Frederic||A Farewell to Arms|
|Henry||The Time Traveler’s Wife|
|Holden||Catcher in the Rye|
|Jake||The Sun Also Rises|
|Jay||The Great Gatsby|
|Marlow||Heart of Darkness|
|Paul||All Quiet on the Western Front|
|Peter||The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe|
|Ralph||Lord of the Flies|
|Robert||For Whom the Bell Tolls|
|Rodion||Crime and Punishment|
|Romeo||Romeo and Juliet|
|Rudy||The Book Thief|
|Tim||The Things They Carried|
|Tom||The Grapes of Wrath, Huckleberry Finn|
|Tristram||The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|
|Walter||A Raisin in the Sun|
|Werner||All the Light We Cannot See|
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