7 cute baby names inspired by literature

By Marni Dixit April 15, 2016
Literary baby names

These baby names are making us want to have kids RIGHT NOW!

1. Rue from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Rue from The Hunger Games

You might think Katniss is your number one Hunger Games name inspo, but Rue is both badass and adorable and you should totally name your daughter after her!

2. Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl


You love to read and you hope your daughter does too right? Matilda just seems like the perfect name if that's the case!

3. Dean from On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Dean On The Road

Name your son Dean and he'll likely ende up being "tremendously excited by life" like his namesake Dean Moriarty, but don't let anyone think he's named after Dean from Gilmore Girls because you are #TeamJess obviously.

4. Luna from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Luna Lovegood

Obviously we all love Hermione as well, but Luna is so perfectly quirky and so unafraid to be who she truly is - two great qualities if you ask us!

5. Augustus (Gus) from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Gus The Fault In Our Stars

As long as his name doesn't remind you of the events of the book and you don't start sobbing every time you hear it, then this is a GREAT name for your son. 

6. Finnick from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Finnick The Hunger Games

Because anyone named Finnick (or Finn for short) will no doubt grow up to be a handsome charmer just like their namesake, Finnick Odair.

7. Noah from The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Noah from The Notebook

You didn't think we'd actually get through a list without somehow using a gif of Ryan Gosling did you?! But seriously, name your son Noah and if they're half the man that Noah Calhoun was, you've got a great kid!

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