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Baby names from classic children's literature for your future bookworm

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Adorable storybook names for baby boys and girls

Your favorite children's book can stick with you for the rest of your life, and so can a lovable name inspired by literature. Your inner bookworm is going to geek out for these boys' and girls' baby names from classic children's books that have stood the test of time.

Adorable storybook names for baby boys and girls
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Storybook names for boys and girls

From tales of knights and dragons to stories of detectives and adventures, children's books spark the imagination. These baby names from classic children's literature come from decades of books and stories that influenced generation after generation. Find a beloved baby name for your story in progress.

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Baby names from The Boxcar Children

Originally published in 1924, Gertrude Chandler Warner's The Boxcar Children stories follow the adventures of four orphaned siblings. Each of the names is a classic, and the children's last name also serves as a charming baby name.

Baby names from Nancy Drew

Created in the 1930s, the Nancy Drew books were published by ghost writers all under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. They follow an enterprising teen sleuth and her circle of friends. Young readers fell in love with Nancy's mystery solving skills.

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Baby names from The Swiss Family Robinson

Published in the 1800s, The Swiss Family Robinson tells the tale of a shipwrecked family surviving in the East Indies. It was adapted as a popular Disney film in 1960. Fans of adventure stories love the way the family creates unique dwellings to survive.

Baby names from A Little Princess

Written in 1905 by Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess is a classic take on the boarding school orphan trope. The riches to rags story follows a young girl as she falls into despairing circumstances after the death of her father.

Baby names from Black Beauty

Written in 1877 by Anna Sewell, Black Beauty is the autobiographical "memoir" of a horse's ups and downs. It's one of the best-selling novels of all time, and is a must-read for any child who loves horses. Many of the horse character's names make fantastic baby names.

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Baby names from Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables has been adapted for the big and small screen, but it's best loved in its original form — the 1908 novel. Readers fall for the titular character and her fiery personality.

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Adorable storybook names for baby boys and girls
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 3/15/2016

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