Skip to main content

50 BookTok Names for Your Little One

Discover how BookTok helps in choosing unique baby names from favorite novels, combining a love for reading with the joy of naming a new family addition.
BookTok baby names
Updated: May 1, 2024
Table of contents

BookTok is a vibrant sub-community on the social media platform TikTok, where book lovers, also known as bibliophiles, gather to share their passion for reading. 

In an intriguing twist of cultural influence, the popularity of certain books on BookTok has even begun to sway trends in baby names. Characters from bestsellers and trending novels are inspiring parents-to-be, leading to a rise in names like Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird, Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars, and Arya from A Song of Ice and Fire. These literary names carry with them not only a sense of zeitgeist but also the depth and personality of their fictional bearers, encapsulating the power of literature to transcend pages and pervade every aspect of life.

50 BookTok Name Ideas for Babies

BookTok baby names

Here are 50 popular baby names inspired by literature, also known as "BookTok" baby names, along with their meanings.

  1. Ada - Featured in Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain, it means “nobility” in German.
  2. Alaska - From Looking for Alaska, it's a geographical name.
  3. Alice - From Alice in Wonderland, it means “noble.”
  4. Arwen - From The Lord of the Rings, it means "noble maiden" in Sindarin.
  5. Arya - From Game of Thrones series, it means "noble" in Sanskrit.
  6. Aslan - A lion character in The Chronicles of Narnia, it means “lion” in Turkish.
  7. Atlas - A character in Atlas Shrugged, it's associated with strength and endurance, like the god of the same name in Greek mythology.
  8. Atticus - From To Kill a Mockingbird, it's a Latin name meaning "man of Attica."
  9. Augustus - Also from The Fault in Our Stars, it's a Latin name meaning "great, magnificent."
  10. Bella -  From Twilight, it means "beautiful" in Italian.
  11. Bennet - From Pride and Prejudice, it's a medieval form of Benedict, meaning "blessed."
  12. Beloved - Found in Toni Morrison's Beloved, it means “dearly loved.”
  13. Caspian - Found in The Chronicles of Narnia, this name derived from the Caspian Sea.
  14. Catalina - From The Origin of Catalina, it's a Spanish form of Catherine meaning “pure.”
  15. Charlotte - From Charlotte’s Web, the name means "free man" in French.
  16. Daisy - From The Great Gatsby, it's a flower name symbolizing innocence.
  17. Darcy - From Pride and Prejudice, it's a surname that means “dark one.”
  18. Draco - From Harry Potter, it means “dragon” in Latin.
  19. Eowyn - From The Lord of the Rings, it means "horse joy" in Old English.
  20. Evelyn - From The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, this name means “desired or wished for child.”
  21. Four - From Divergent, it's a number name.
  22. Gale - From The Hunger Games, it's a nature name referring to a strong wind.
  23. Grayson - Son of the steward, featured in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
  24. Hazel - From The Fault in Our Stars, it's a tree name symbolizing wisdom and learning.
  25. Heathcliff - From Wuthering Heights, it's a geographical name meaning heath near a cliff.
  26. Hermione - From the Harry Potter series, it means “earthy” in Greek.
  27. Holden - From The Catcher in the Rye, it's a surname meaning “deep valley.”
  28. Jasper - From Twilight, it's a semi-precious gemstone, often symbolizing healing and protection.
  29. Jay - Means "victory" in Sanskrit
  30. Juliet - From Romeo and Juliet, it's a Latin name meaning “youthful.”
  31. Katniss - Also from The Hunger Games, it's the name of a plant, Sagittaria, also known as arrowhead.
  32. Luna - From the Harry Potter series, it's Latin for "moon."
  33. Lyra - From His Dark Materials, it's a Greek name associated with musicality and the lyre instrument.
  34. Macon - From Macon Dead III in Song of Solomon, it's a geographical name from France.
  35. Margo - From Paper Towns, it's a variation of Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  36. Matilda - From Roald Dahl's Matilda, it means "battle-mighty."
  37. Melek - In the book Atlas of Unknowns, it means “angel” in Turkish.
  38. Pawar - Featured in The Atlas of Reds and Blues, it's a surname in India.
  39. Peeta - From The Hunger Games, its meaning isn't well established but could be a variation of Peter, meaning rock.
  40. Pecola - From The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.
  41. Primrose - Katniss's sister in The Hunger Games, it's a flower name symbolizing first love.
  42. Rhys - A Welsh name meaning “enthusiasm,” featured in Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thornes and Roses series.
  43. Rue - Another The Hunger Games character, it's a plant name and also means "regret."
  44. Scarlett - From Gone With the Wind, it's a color name for a bright shade of red.
  45. Silas - From George Eliot’s Silas Marner, it means "wood, forest" in Latin.
  46. Sula - Another Toni Morrison character, the name has multiple meanings in different cultures, including “peace” in Arabic.
  47. Tanvi - In The Atlas of Reds and Blues, this name refers to a slender, beautiful woman in Sanskrit.
  48. Tair - Also from Atlas of Unknowns, it's a Hebrew name meaning “she will sing.”
  49. Tris - Short for Beatrice in Divergent, it shares the same meaning: "happy."
  50. Zora - In Zora Neale Hurston's works, it's a Slavic name meaning “dawn.”

What Is BookTok?

BookTok is the niche community on TikTok that revolves around book lovers, authors, and readers who share their favorite reads, book reviews, and literary recommendations. This space has become a powerful platform for influencing book sales and has even resurrected interest in older titles, generating a new wave of book discussions among a diverse and vibrant online community.

Tara Gunn

About Tara

Hailing from Canada, Tara is a graduate of Scotland's University of St. Andrews in creative… Read more

Join the Family

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.

Subscribe