04/19/2013 04:51 pm ET | Updated Apr 19, 2013

Baby Girl Names Inspired By Beloved Book Characters


Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry

For many name lovers, the passion was sparked by a name that jumped out from the pages of an early-encountered children’s book. It might have been as simple as Alice or Anne, Jo, Beth, Amy or Meg, as fanciful as Pollyanna or Amelia Bedelia, as memorable as Eloise or Fern, Madeleine or Matilda, or even an appealing animal’s name like Celeste the elephant or rabbits Cecily or Jemima. It’s hard to pick a dozen best from all the possible choices, but here are our top 12:

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