Classic Boy Names from Literature

Expecting a baby boy and need ideas for names? Choose from these classic boy names from literature, perfect for book lovers!

Classic Boy Names from LiteratureHave you ever read a book that felt so real, with the characters coming to life? Where the novel stayed with you long after you put it down?

Books can do that, the best ones especially.

I admit, I didn’t take to reading until after I graduated college. Not that I didn’t like it, but 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 the library!)

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 literary baby names.

I wanted my kids to have baby boy 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 and inspiration:

Classic boy names from literature



Alex A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Atticus To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
August Wonder, R.J. Palacio
Billy Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
Charlie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
Darcy Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
David David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
Dorian The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Edmond The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Frederic A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
Guy Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Harry Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
Heathcliff Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
Holden Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Jake The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Jay The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Marlow Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Noah The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
Oliver Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
Peter The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
Philip Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Ralph Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Robert For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
Robinson Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Rodion Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Romeo Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Rudy The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
Tim The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
Tom Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
Walter A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
Watson Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
Werner All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
Wilbur Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White
Winston 1984, George Orwell

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