Names that you love from books?

Not sure this is the right category for this, but also wasn’t sure where else to put it.

So I’m an avid reader and I’ve noticed I have a tendency to fall in love with names I discover in books! [name_m]Even[/name_m] if I don’t love the book itself haha. Was wondering if anyone else tends to do that, and if so, what those books are.

Here’s some of mine:

[name_f]Fieke[/name_f] (Because You’ll Never Meet Me)
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] (Chronicles of Narnia)
[name_f]Lenore[/name_f] (The Raven)
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f] (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
[name_u]Lennox[/name_u] (The Secret Garden)
[name_m]Neville[/name_m] (Harry Potter)
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f] (Harry Potter)
[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f] (Harry Potter)
[name_u]Percy[/name_u] (Harry Potter)
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m] (for a girl) (The Glass Hotel)
[name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m] (The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett)
Rushford (The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett)
Kilda (The Secret Place)
[name_m]Leander[/name_m] (Shakespeare)
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m] (Shakespeare)
[name_f]Cressida[/name_f] (Shakespeare)
[name_m]Cymbeline[/name_m] (Shakespeare)
Salamanca
[name_f]Maybeth[/name_f] (The Tillerman Cycle)
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u] (Saffy’s Angel and sequels, particularly Indigo’s Star)
[name_f]Saffron[/name_f] (Saffy’s Angel and sequels)
Cadmium (Saffy’s Angel and sequels)
Adelaida (It Would Be Night In Caracas)

Curious about yours!

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I don’t think this is a real name but this is a name in a book I’ve read:
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee! I really love it! :blush::joy:

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I really like the names of the main characters in Six of Crows. A few of them I’d even consider for my own children! (First names, not last names included, haha!)

Kaz Brekker
Inej Ghafa
[name_f]Nina[/name_f] Zenik
[name_u]Jasper[/name_u] Fahey
Wylan [name_u]Van[/name_u] Eck
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m] Helvar

I mean come on, you can’t tell me the author isn’t a name nerd!

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The Singer brothers from White [name_f]Cat[/name_f] by [name_u]Holly[/name_u] [name_m]Black[/name_m]: [name_m]Philip[/name_m], [name_m]Barron[/name_m], and Cassel Singer.

Most of the names from Harry [name_m]Potter[/name_m]

Throne of Glass! :heart: [name_u]Dorian[/name_u], Celaena Sardothian/Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, Nehemia Ytger, [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] :heart:

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Also, lord of the rings! I love all of the names!

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All of the names ever from Tolkien lol.

Also [name_f]Lolita[/name_f] but the novel itself ruined the name.

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Oh man almost all of my favorite names I first heard of and/or grew to love after reading books!

Bella, [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], [name_u]Jasper[/name_u], [name_f]Alice[/name_f] – I first heard them in Twilight obviously, but complete coincidence that I like them now. [name_f]Bella[/name_f], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f], and [name_u]Jasper[/name_u] only grew on me separately in the last year or so
[name_m]Ronan[/name_m] – The [name_u]Raven[/name_u] Cycle series
[name_m]Cassian[/name_m], [name_u]Rhys[/name_u] – A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses series
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m], [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] – All For the Game series
[name_f]Ingrid[/name_f] – The Beautiful and the Cursed series
[name_f]Calla[/name_f], [name_f]Fey[/name_f] – Nightshade
[name_f]Aislin[/name_f](g) – Wicked [name_f]Lovely[/name_f]

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Agrafena - The Brothers Karamazov
[name_f]Esther[/name_f] - The [name_u]Bell[/name_u] Jar
[name_f]Marianne[/name_f] - Toilers of the [name_u]Sea[/name_u]
[name_f]Remedios[/name_f] - One Hundred Years of Solitude
[name_u]Anne[/name_u] - [name_u]Anne[/name_u] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables series
[name_f]Dolores[/name_f] - [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] series (love the name, hate the character!)

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I love a million names from [name_u]Anne[/name_u] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables:

Marilla
[name_m]Cuthbert[/name_m]
[name_u]Anne[/name_u]
[name_f]Shirley[/name_f]
[name_f]Avonlea[/name_f]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_u]Leslie[/name_u]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_f]Persis[/name_f]
[name_m]Kenneth[/name_m]
[name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_m]Fred[/name_m]
[name_u]Barry[/name_u]
[name_f]Nan[/name_f]
[name_f]Bertha[/name_f]
[name_f]Hester[/name_f]
[name_f]Chatty[/name_f]
[name_m]Moody[/name_m]
[name_m]Spurgeon[/name_m]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_u]Jem[/name_u]
and so many more!

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Oh my gosh! YES! :heart_eyes:

Aelin (Throne of Glass)
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u] (Throne of Glass)
Chaol (Throne of Glass)
[name_f]Faline[/name_f] (Throne of Glass)
[name_u]Fallon[/name_u] (Throne of Glass)
Aedion (Throne of Glass)
[name_m]Brannon[/name_m] (Throne of Glass)
[name_u]Briar[/name_u] (Throne of Glass)
[name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] (Throne of Glass)
[name_f]Elena[/name_f] (Throne of Glass)
[name_f]Elide[/name_f] (Throne of Glass)
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] (Throne of Glass)
[name_m]Ansel[/name_m] (Throne of Glass)
[name_u]Archer[/name_u] (Throne of Glass)
[name_f]Evalin[/name_f] (Throne of Glass)
Celaena (Throne of Glass)
[name_m]Galan[/name_m] (Throne of Glass)
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u] (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
Feyre (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
[name_f]Elaine[/name_f] (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
[name_m]Cassian[/name_m] (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
[name_m]Azriel[/name_m] (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
[name_m]Lucien[/name_m] (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
[name_m]Kier[/name_m] (A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns and Roses)
[name_m]Hawk[/name_m] (From Blood & [name_u]Ash[/name_u])
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f] (From Blood & [name_u]Ash[/name_u])
[name_m]Castiel[/name_m] (From Blood & [name_u]Ash[/name_u])
[name_m]Malik[/name_m] (From Blood & [name_u]Ash[/name_u])
[name_u]Kieran[/name_u] (From Blood & [name_u]Ash[/name_u])
[name_f]Emmeline[/name_f] (A Hunger Like No Other)
[name_m]Lachlan[/name_m] (A Hunger Like No Other)
[name_u]Louise[/name_u] (Serpent & [name_u]Dove[/name_u])
[name_u]Reed[/name_u] (Serpent & [name_u]Dove[/name_u])
[name_f]Cosette[/name_f] (Serpent & [name_u]Dove[/name_u] and [name_u]Les[/name_u] Miserables)
[name_m]Beauregard[/name_m] (Serpent & [name_u]Dove[/name_u])
[name_m]Aren[/name_m] (The [name_m]Bridge[/name_m] [name_m]Kingdom[/name_m])
[name_f]Aisling[/name_f] ([name_f]Aisling[/name_f] [name_u]Grey[/name_u], [name_m]Guardian[/name_m] Novels)
[name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] (Divergent)
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] (Divergent)
Cadeon (Dark Desires After [name_u]Dusk[/name_u])
[name_u]Holly[/name_u] (Dark Desires After [name_u]Dusk[/name_u])
[name_u]Declan[/name_u] (Dreams of a Dark [name_u]Warrior[/name_u])
[name_u]Arya[/name_u] (Game of Thrones)
[name_m]Jorah[/name_m] (Game of Thrones)
[name_f]Lyanna[/name_f] (Game of Thrones)
[name_m]Dario[/name_m] (Game of Thrones)
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f] (Pride & Prejudice)
[name_m]Bowen[/name_m] (Wicked Deeds on a [name_u]Winter[/name_u]’s [name_u]Night[/name_u])
[name_m]Murdoch[/name_m] (Deep Kiss of [name_u]Winter[/name_u])
[name_f]Luna[/name_f] ([name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m])

Okay, I’m forcing myself to stop because this could actually go on forever!

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Hermione (HP)
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] (HP)
[name_u]Scout[/name_u] (TKM)
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f](Me Before You)
[name_f]Libby[/name_f](Holding Up The Universe)
[name_m]Jack[/name_m](Holding Up The Universe)
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] ([name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] And [name_u]Parker[/name_u])
[name_u]Parker[/name_u] ([name_f]Eleanor[/name_f] And [name_u]Parker[/name_u])
[name_f]Alaska[/name_f] (Looking For [name_f]Alaska[/name_f])
[name_u]Miles[/name_u](Looking For [name_f]Alaska[/name_f])
[name_f]Margot[/name_f](Paper Towns)
[name_u]Quentin[/name_u] (Paper Towns)
[name_f]Ruthie[/name_f](Paper Towns)
[name_u]Lexi[/name_u](Paper Towns)
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f](Faults In Our Stars)
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m](Faults In Our Stars)
[name_f]Mia[/name_f](If I Stay)
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]([name_f]Narnia[/name_f])
[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] ([name_f]Narnia[/name_f])
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]([name_u]Halo[/name_u])
[name_u]Kyle[/name_u] (Beastly)
[name_f]Rochelle[/name_f] (Kissing [name_m]Booth[/name_m])
[name_f]Talia[/name_f] (A Kiss In Time)
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]('Turtles All The [name_m]Way[/name_m] Down)
[name_u]Aza[/name_u](Turtles All The [name_m]Way[/name_m] Down)
[name_u]Rue[/name_u](Hunger Games)
[name_f]Effie[/name_f](Hunger Games)
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f](One For The Money)
[name_u]Ranger[/name_u](One For The Money)
[name_f]Aveline[/name_f] (The Help)
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f] ([name_f]Ramona[/name_f] And Beezus)
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] (TKM)
[name_u]Callum[/name_u](Abundance Of Katherines)
[name_f]Ginny[/name_f](HP)
[name_u]Darcy[/name_u](P&P)
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] (P&P)
[name_f]Juliet[/name_f]([name_m]Romeo[/name_m] & [name_f]Juliet[/name_f])
[name_m]Romeo[/name_m]([name_m]Romeo[/name_m] & [name_f]Juliet[/name_f])
[name_f]Kathleen[/name_f] (Taming of The Shrew)

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Resurrecting this because I just read The Devil and the Dark Water and there were some fantastic names in there! Such as:

Lia
[name_u]Jan[/name_u] (m)
Creesjie (f)
Isaack
[name_m]Jens[/name_m]
Arent (m)
[name_m]Osbert[/name_m] (could be nn [name_m]Ozzy[/name_m])
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m]
[name_m]Pieter[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
Bosey
[name_u]Thayer[/name_u]
[name_m]Adrian[/name_m]
[name_u]Henri[/name_u]

Lots Lots and Lots!! I love reading but here is just a handful of names I’ve fell in love with from books.

  • Feyre (ACOTAR)
  • [name_u]Nesta[/name_u] (ACOTAR)
  • [name_f]Elain[/name_f] (ACOTAR)
  • [name_m]Lucien[/name_m] (ACOTAR)
  • Rhysand (ACOTAR)
  • [name_m]Azriel[/name_m] (ACOTAR)
  • [name_m]Cassian[/name_m] (ACOTAR)
  • [name_u]Nyx[/name_u] (ACOTAR)
  • [name_m]Emrys[/name_m] (ACOTAR)
  • [name_f]Aelin[/name_f] (TOG)
  • [name_u]Dorian[/name_u] (TOG)
  • [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] (TOG)
  • [name_f]Elide[/name_f] (TOG)
  • [name_m]Lorcan[/name_m] (TOG)
  • Rhoe (TOG)
  • [name_u]Finch[/name_u] (All The [name_u]Bright[/name_u] Places)
  • Covey (TALBILB)
  • [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] (Twilight)
  • [name_m]Cullen[/name_m] (Twilight)
  • [name_u]Quill[/name_u] (Twilight)
  • Kaz (SAB)
  • [name_f]Alina[/name_f] (SAB)

I’m sure there will be more as I continue to read but there is just a taste.
If you don’t know these books here are what they are called and who they are by.

ACOTAR - A [name_m]Court[/name_m] of Thorns And Roses.
[name_u]Author[/name_u] - [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] J. [name_m]Maas[/name_m].

TOG - Throne of Glass.
[name_u]Author[/name_u] - [name_f]Sarah[/name_f] J. [name_m]Maas[/name_m].

TATBILB - To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
[name_u]Author[/name_u] - [name_f]Jenny[/name_f] Han.

SAB - [name_u]Shadow[/name_u] and Bone.
[name_u]Author[/name_u] - [name_u]Leigh[/name_u] Bardugo.

Love this one too! The book was great and definitely where I discovered this as a name possibility.

[name_f]Esther[/name_f] (The Bible)
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] ( The Odyssey)
[name_f]Laura[/name_f] (Little House on the Prairie)

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I love all of these!! Especially Esther and Penelope, the latter specifically went from a name like to a name love because of The Odyssey, which is an important piece of literature to me :heart:

And Laura’s the name of someone very important to me, so that’s a huge one for me too.

Seconding all of these, as well as Zoya, Nikolai, Alina and Tamar from the same universe!

Also,

Soraya and Sohrab (The Kite Runner)
Vasilisa (Vampire Academy)
Alec, Isabelle, Simon, Lucian, Clarissa (The Mortal Instruments)
Lucy, Susan, Edmund, Caspian, Diggory, Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Gita (Lapitch the Little Shoemaker)
Andromeda (My Sister’s Keeper)
Eadlyn (The Selection series)
Lina (Between Shades of Gray)
Aristotle and Dante (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe)
Griffin, Wade, Theo (History Is All You Left Me)

Cadvan- [name_m]Pellinor[/name_m] series
Elednor- [name_m]Pellinor[/name_m]
Findabhair- the hunters moon
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]- [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]

[name_f]Ginny[/name_f], [name_m]Neville[/name_m], [name_m]Sirius[/name_m] - {Harry [name_m]Potter[/name_m] series}
Lenina - {Brave [name_u]New[/name_u] World}
[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - {1984}
[name_f]Vittoria[/name_f] - {Angels & Demons}
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] & [name_u]Percy[/name_u] - {The [name_f]Lightning[/name_f] Thief}

oh, definitely - loads of the names on my list are from books! mostly from my three favourites:

ernie pook’s comeek & lynda barry’s other works: rita, evette, marlys, maybonne, freddie, roberta
the bean trees (such good names in this book): marietta, alice jean, foster, taylor, hope
the magician’s assistant: kitty, sabine, dorothy