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Baby names inspired by The Great Gatsby

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baby names from the roarin’ ’20s

Remember reading The Great Gatsby in high school? Even if you didn’t, you can catch it now on the big screen. We collected the best baby names from The Great Gatsby and the 1920s to bring you baby name inspiration.
Roarin' 20s baby - Great Gatsby

As the movie adaption of The Great Gatsby hits the big screen, take a look at some of the names from the classic novel and the year it takes place, 1922. These baby names from a bygone era still resonate. You may find the perfect name for your little one from the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous American novel.

Female characters from The Great Gatsby

The leading ladies and supporting characters from The Great Gatsby have old-fashioned, but charming names that are perfect for quirky, modern baby names.

  • Myrtle Wilson
  • Pammy Buchanan
  • Sigourney Howard

Male characters from The Great Gatsby

The male characters in The Great Gatsby have a mix of names that are common today and names that have fallen out of popularity. Draw inspiration whether you’re looking for a popular baby name or an unusual baby name.

Actors and actresses from The Great Gatsby

The two most well-known big screen versions of The Great Gatsby are the 1974 version, starring Robert Redford, and the 2013 Baz Luhrmann version, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. We handpicked the best baby names from the actors and actresses who have brought Fitzgerald’s characters to life.

Popular baby names from 1922

Lastly, in the spirit of The Great Gatsby, we took a look at some of the top baby names from 1922, the year in which the novel took place. These vintage names have cycled in and out of popularity over the decades.

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