The Ultimate List of 100 Baby Names Inspired by Jane Austen

by ParentCo. March 28, 2022

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It's been 200 years since the English novelist Jane Austen died, but the appetite for her work remains undiminished. Her novels, unfinished works, and life story are drawn upon on an almost a rotating basis for new movies, television shows, and books.

Her novels are also a great resource for baby name ideas. Many of her characters have names that are timeless classics: Frederick, Charles, and George among the boys; Mary, Elisabeth, and Charlotte among the girls.

Aside from those classic first names, there are plenty of surnames to choose from: Darcy, Bingley, or Elton perhaps? Or place names, titles, or even house names make for interesting or unusual choices.

For the ultimate list of 100 baby names inspired by the life and works of Jane Austen read on, but first, why not remind yourself of the ultimate scene in the ultimate Jane Austen adaptation: the BBC's 1995 version of "Pride and Prejudice:"

Austen-inspired names for girls:

Alicia

Anne

Augusta

Bella

Caroline

Cassandra

Catherine

Charlotte

Clara

Diana

Eleanor

Elinor

Emma

Elisabeth

Eliza

Esther

Fanny

Frances

Frederica

Georgiana

Harriet

Henrietta

Isabella

Jane

Julia

Kitty

Lizzie

Leonora

Louisa

Lucy

Lydia

Margaret

Maria

Marianne

Mary

Nancy

Rebecca

Sophia

Sophy

Susan

Austen-inspired names for boys

Allen

Austen

Bennett

Benwick

Bertram

Bingley

Brandon

Captain,

Charles

Churchill

Clay

Colonel

Earl

Elton

Edmund

Edward

Ferrars

Fitz

Fitzwilliam

Frank

Frederick

Gardiner

George

Grant

Herbert

Henry

James

John

Lloyd

Lucas

Martin

Morland

Philip

Randall

Reginald

Regis

Russell

Saul

Shepherd

Smith

Thomas

Vernon

Walter

Weston

William

Woodston

Austen-inspired unisex names

Darcy

Elliot

Fairfax

Knightley

Palmer

Parker

Perry

Pemberley

Philadelphia

Sidney

Taylor

Tilney

Thorpe

Willoughby




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