75 Literary Girl Names

Updated: June 14, 2021
There are some literary characters that leave a lasting impact on us. We've put together the ultimate list of literary girl names for a timeless choice.
75 Literary Girl Names

If you love to read, then you already know that it is common to form bonds with your favorite literary characters. This can be for several reasons, including feeling a deep connection because of how it reminds you of your childhood or a significant event in your life.

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Below is a compiled list of some of the best literary baby names for your little girl. It includes author names, as well, such as Charlotte for Charlotte Bronte or Harper for Harper Lee. From Italian to English, there is definitely something for every kind of literature lover on this list!

75 Literary Girl Names

  1. Alice- The title character of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  2. Anna- The title character of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  3. Anne- The title character of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. Arwen- An elven character featured in the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein
  5. Arya- A character in the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin
  6. Beatrice- Featured in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  7. Bella- The main character in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
  8. Bridget- The title character of Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding
  9. Briony- One of the main characters in the novel Atonement by Ian McEwan
  10. Catherine- A protagonist in the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. Celie- A character in The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  12. Charlotte- The title character in Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  13. Clarice- One of the main characters in The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  14. Clarissa- Comes from Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady, a novel by Samuel Richardson
  15. Cordelia-A character in the play King Lear by William Shakespeare
  16. Cosette- A character in the novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  17. Cressida- One of the title characters in the play Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare
  18. Daisy- A character in The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
  19. Dorothy- The main character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  20. Elinor- The protagonist in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  21. Elizabeth- The main character in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  22. Eloise- The title character of the children's book series Eloise by Kay Thompson
  23. Emma- The title character of the novel Emma by Jane Austen
  24. Esperanza- The title character of the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  25. Estella- The main character in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  26. Francie- The main character in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  27. Gwen- A character in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  28. Harper- First name of critically acclaimed author, Harper Lee
  29. Harriet- The title character in Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  30. Hazel- One of the main characters in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  31. Helena- The main character in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  32. Hermione- A character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  33. Hester- The protagonist in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  34. Holly- Holly Golightly is the main character in Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  35. Imogen- The daughter of the King in Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
  36. Irene- A character in the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  37. Iris- The messenger of the gods in the Iliad by Homer
  38. Jane- The title character of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  39. Janie- The protagonist of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  40. Josephine- The name of "Jo" March in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  41. Juliet- One of the title characters of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  42. Katniss- The protagonist in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  43. Khaleesi- A character in the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin
  44. Kristy- The main character in The Babysitters Club series by Ann M. Martin
  45. Laura- First name of author Laura Ingalls Wilder
  46. Lisbeth- The protagonist of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson
  47. Louisa- First name of acclaimed author Louisa May Alcott
  48. Lucy- One of the main characters in The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  49. Luna- A character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  50. Madeline- The title character of Madeline written by Ludwig Bemelmans
  51. Marianne- A character in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  52. Matilda- The title character of Matilda by Roald Dahl
  53. Meg- A character in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  54. Molly- A character in Ulysses by James Joyce
  55. Nancy- The title character of the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
  56. Natasha- The main character in War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  57. Ophelia- A character in Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  58. Penelope- A character in Odyssey by Homer
  59. Phoebe- A character in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  60. Portia- A protagonist in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  61. Primrose- A character in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  62. Ramona- The title character in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary
  63. Rosalind- The protagonist of As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  64. Sansa= A character in the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin
  65. Sara- The main character in A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  66. Scarlett- The main character in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  67. Scout- A character in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  68. Sophie- A character in The BFG by Roald Dahl
  69. Tris- The main character in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  70. Viola- A character in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  71. Violet- The main character in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events by Daniel Handler
  72. Virginia- The first name of famous author Virginia Woolf
  73. Wendy- The main character in Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
  74. Winnie- Inspired by the character Winnie the Pooh created by A.A. Milne
  75. Zora- The first name of author Zora Neale Hurston

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