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Literary Baby Names

92 Baby Names Inspired by Charles Dickens Characters

Charles Dickens invented some of the most memorable characters in literature, and many of them have memorable names too. They make for great inspiration if you're looking for an unusual baby name or an old-fashioned moniker for your newborn. Browse our favourites here, and while you're in a literary mood, check out 38 girls' names inspired by English literature's greatest heroines.

Names For Girls

  1. Ada (from Bleak House)
  2. Affery (from Little Dorrit)
  3. Agnes (from David Copperfield and Oliver Twist)
  4. Anastasia (from Our Mutual Friend)
  5. Arabella (from The Pickwick Papers)
  6. Biddy (from Great Expectations)
  7. Belinda (from Great Expectations)
  8. Belle (from A Christmas Carol)
  9. Bertha (from The Cricket on the Hearth)
  10. Betsy (from Oliver Twist and The Old Curiosity Shop)
  11. Caddy (from Bleak House)
  12. Camilla (from Great Expectations)
  13. Charity (Cherry) (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  14. Clara (from Great Expectations and David Copperfield)
  15. Clemency (from The Battle of Life)
  16. Cleopatra (from Dombey and Son)
  17. Cornelia (from Dombey and Son)
  18. Dolly (from Barnaby Rudge)
  19. Dora (from David Copperfield)
  20. Estella (from Great Expectations)
  21. Esther (from Bleak House)
  22. Florence (from Dombey and Son)
  23. Harriet (from Dombey and Son and Little Dorrit)
  24. Henrietta (from Our Mutual Friend)
  25. Honoria (from Bleak House)
  26. Hortense (from Bleak House)
  27. Isabella (from The Pickwick Papers)
  28. Lavinia (from Our Mutual Friend and David Copperfield)
  29. Lucie (from A Tale of Two Cities)
  30. Lucretia (from Dombey and Son)
  31. Madeline (from Nicholas Nickleby)
  32. Maggy (from Little Dorrit)
  33. Malta (from Bleak House)
  34. Martha (from The Pickwick Papers)
  35. Mercy (Merry) (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  36. Minnie (from Little Dorrit)
  37. Nancy (from Oliver Twist)
  38. Nelly (from The Old Curiosity Shop)
  39. Ninetta (from Nicholas Nickleby)
  40. Pleasant (from Our Mutual Friend)
  41. Rosa (from The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Bleak House)
  42. Sairey (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  43. Sophronia (from Our Mutual Friend)
  44. Sophy (from David Copperfield)
  45. Tilly (from The Cricket on the Hearth)
  46. Volumnia (from Bleak House)

Names For Boys

  1. Abel (from The Old Curiosity Shop and Great Expectations)
  2. Alexandre (from A Tale of Two Cities)
  3. Angelo (from The Pickwick Papers)
  4. Augustus (from The Pickwick Papers)
  5. Barnaby (from Barnaby Rudge)
  6. Bayham (from Bleak House)
  7. Bentley (from Great Expectations)
  8. Bumble (from Oliver Twist)
  9. Caleb (from The Cricket on the Hearth)
  10. Ebenezer (from A Christmas Carol)
  11. Edwin (from The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
  12. Ephraim (from Little Dorrit)
  13. Ernest (from A Tale of Two Cities)
  14. Ham (from David Copperfield)
  15. Herbert (from Great Expectations)
  16. Horatio (from The Pickwick Papers)
  17. Jacob (from A Christmas Carol)
  18. Jarvis (from A Tale of Two Cities)
  19. Jefferson (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  20. Jem (from The Pickwick Papers)
  21. Jeremiah (from Little Dorrit)
  22. Job (from The Pickwick Papers)
  23. Jonas (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  24. Josiah (from Hard Times and Bleak House)
  25. Julius (from Our Mutual Friend)
  26. Kit (from The Old Curiosity Shop)
  27. Leicester (from Bleak House)
  28. Montague (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  29. Mortimer (from Our Mutual Friend)
  30. Mulberry (from Nicholas Nickleby)
  31. Nathaniel (from The Pickwick Papers)
  32. Ned (from Barnaby Rudge)
  33. Nemo (from Bleak House)
  34. Newman (from Nicholas Nickleby)
  35. Noah (from Oliver Twist)
  36. Oliver (from Oliver Twist)
  37. Pip (from Great Expectations)
  38. Rogue (from Our Mutual Friend)
  39. Sampson (from The Old Curiosity Shop)
  40. Seth (from Martin Chuzzlewit)
  41. Silas (from Our Mutual Friend)
  42. Sol (Solomon) (from Dombey and Son)
  43. Sydney (from A Tale of Two Cities)
  44. Walter (from Nicholas Nickleby and Dombey and Son)
  45. Watt (from Bleak House)
  46. Wilkins (from David Copperfield)
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