Literary Boy Names + Mythological Girl Names

We are only having two children, so we have our names picked out. However, in a perfect world I’d love a large family and I love coming up with names for more children.

Our themes have ended up being literary boy names and mythological girl names.

Boys being [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] ([name_f]Narnia[/name_f]) and [name_m]Emrys[/name_m] (Camelot).

Girls being [name_f]Freya[/name_f] (Norse) and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] (Irish).

Help me with some ideas to go with these names.

For a boy, I’m loving Wulfric (Dumbledore’s middle name) and Nox (spell in HP). I’m also open to pop culture names in general for boys, shows, movies, books, games, comics.

For girls, I honestly have no idea. I like [name_f]Athena[/name_f], can’t use it though. [name_u]Artemis[/name_u], too goddess. [name_f]Isis[/name_f], unusable.

Give me all you’ve got! :slight_smile:

I love mythology and literary names!!
for goddess names:
[name_f]Aine[/name_f] - irish goddess of summer
[name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] - greek/cretan goddess of fertility (or snakes, depending on sources)
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f] - roman goddess of dawn
[name_f]Bridget[/name_f]/[name_f]Brigid[/name_f]/[name_f]Brighid[/name_f] - irish goddess of fire (also thought to be related to Indo-European godess of dawn)
[name_f]Ceres[/name_f] - roman goddess of harvest
[name_f]Cybele[/name_f] - greek goddess of fertility/health
[name_f]Diana[/name_f] - roman goddess of the moon
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] - roman goddess of flowers
[name_f]Hestia[/name_f] - greek goddess of the hearth/home
[name_f]Irene[/name_f] - greek goddess of peace
[name_u]Lisa[/name_u] - dahomey creator goddess
[name_f]Macha[/name_f] - irish sovereignty goddess
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] - roman goddess of wisdom
[name_f]Parvati[/name_f] - hindu godess of love/fertility/devotion
[name_f]Sabrina[/name_f] - celtic goddess of the river severn
[name_f]Selene[/name_f] - greek goddess of the moon

literary names:
[name_m]Aramis[/name_m] - one of the three muskateers
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] - from to kill a mockingbird
[name_m]Benvolio[/name_m] - from romeo and juliet
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - one of the three wise men in the bible
[name_u]Corin[/name_u] - from shakespeare’s as you like it
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u] - from pride and prejudice
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u] - from the picture of dorian grey
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m] - from narnia
[name_m]Heathcliff[/name_m] - from wuthering heights
[name_m]Holden[/name_m] - from the catcher in the rye
[name_m]Marius[/name_m] - like marius the epicurian
[name_m]Milo[/name_m] - from catch 22
[name_m]Orlando[/name_m] - also from as you like it
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m] - from gone with the wind
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] - looads of fictional rileys including ones from buffy the vampire slayer and twilight

hope this helps!! :slight_smile:

I love [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f], it feels too unknown. [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] would be perfect.

I love [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]. [name_m]Holden[/name_m] too, but I know one.

I personally love [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f]!

Since I’m in [name_m]Wales[/name_m] currently:

[name_f]Arianwen[/name_f] - A fair translation for the Welsh goddess Arianrhod, lunar goddess associated with the moon and the protection of women. I know an [name_f]Arianwen[/name_f] who has always cited her name meaning as “Beauty of the moon”, which is lovely
[name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f] - A very popular Welsh goddess looked upon as a goddess of true love, motherhood, divination, strength, abundance, and happy marriages (apparently!). She’s also associated with horses.
[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] - A goddess associated with nature, knowledge and magic
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] - [name_f]Goddess[/name_f] of flowers and springtime

[name_f]Brighid[/name_f] / [name_f]Brigit[/name_f] / [name_f]Bridget[/name_f] - Irish goddess of fire and water
[name_f]Elaine[/name_f] - Celtic maiden goddess of beauty and the moon
[name_f]Macha[/name_f] - Celtic goddess of life, death and war
[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] - Celtic goddess of earth, fertility and war (apparently they need plenty of war goddesses)
[name_f]Niamh[/name_f] - Irish goddess of beauty and brightness, said to help heroes at their death
Rosmerta - Celtic goddess of fertility and wealth

[name_f]Gaia[/name_f] - Greek goddess of the earth and prophecy
[name_f]Inanna[/name_f] - Sumerian goddess of love, war and fertility
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] - Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the Gods
[name_f]Juno[/name_f] - [name_m]Roman[/name_m] goddess of pregnancy, childbirth and marriage
[name_f]Rhea[/name_f] - [name_m]Titan[/name_m] earth goddess of women and fertility
Ostara - Germanic spring goddess
[name_f]Persephone[/name_f] - Greek goddess of springtime (I think?)
[name_f]Vesta[/name_f] - [name_m]Roman[/name_m] goddess, guardian of the sacred flame

Maybe not all of them are usable, but I do love mythology names!

I love [name_f]Arianwen[/name_f], I didn’t know it was mythological. I love [name_f]Olwen[/name_f] too.

[name_f]Maeve[/name_f] is already one of our girl names.

I like [name_f]Niamh[/name_f] but pronouncation issues.

I love [name_f]Iris[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Juno[/name_f], but the movie.

Boys names from books that I like:


I don’t think the movie [name_f]Juno[/name_f] will stay in people’s minds for long. A lot of things I have referenced are lost on people 10 or 15 years younger than me. I knew a girl named [name_u]Juneau[/name_u]. She was beautiful, smart, and very sweet.

I really like [name_f]Cleo[/name_f]!

And [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] but I always hear freebie.

[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]- The Giver
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] ([name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m])