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Baby names inspired by fictional characters

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Make-believe baby names

Book worms, movie buffs, comic book lovers and avid TV viewers will appreciate this delightful assortment of beloved fictional characters with really great names. One of these may inspire your next baby name choice.
Make-believe baby names
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Literary characters

  • Harry Potter. Junie B. Jones. Trixie Belden.
  • Stephanie Plum. Ramona Quimby. Think of the wonderful characters we’ve encountered between the covers of our favorite books.
  • Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables
  • Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice
  • Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Ichabod Crane, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
  • Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre
  • Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby
  • Jo March, Little Women
  • Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
  • Lisbeth Salander, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Milo Minderbender, Catch-22
  • Owen Meany, A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • PhilipPip” Pirrup, Great Expectations
  • Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Longstocking
  • Robinson Crusoe, The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet
  • Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes
  • Vito Corleone, The Godfather
  • Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Comic book characters

Whether you got your fix from comic books or the Sunday paper, there was nothing like waiting for the next adventure of your favorite character.

Movie characters

The best movie characters stay with us far longer than 120 minutes. Life is complete when we laugh and cry and hide in fear with most memorable film personas like these.

  • Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption
  • Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane
  • Clarice Starling, The Silence of the Lambs
  • Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz
  • Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump
  • George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry
  • Linus Larrabbee, Sabrina
  • Luke Skywalker, Star Wars
  • Marty McFly, Back to the Future
  • Nina Sayers, Black Swan
  • Norman Bates, Psycho
  • Oskar Schindler, Schindler’s List
  • Randle McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund, Casablanca
  • Rocky Balboa, Rocky
  • Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind
  • Tristan Ludlow, Legends of the Fall
  • Yuri Zhivago, Dr. Zhivago

TV characters

How does one begin to choose the best TV show characters of all time? Perhaps these iconic favorites will at least give you a head start.

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