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Shakespearean Names

From tragic tales to romantic comedies, Shakespeare’s works are among the very best literary pieces of all time … and they’re ripe with wonderful inspiration for naming your baby. Take a look at our comprehensive list of all the best that Shakespeare has to offer!

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Aaron

In the Bible, Moses' brother Aaron was Israel's first high priest and is remembered for his staff which blossomed miraculously...

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Abraham

From the Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet

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Adam

The name Adam has been around forever—and that's not an exaggeration. Biblically, Adam was the first human being created...

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Adrian

A variation of the Latin name Adrienne, Adrian has more commonly been used as a boys name, but is still used as a girl name...

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Adriana

From the Shakespearean play Comedy of Errors

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Adriano

While its meaning of "man from Adrian" is nothing to write home about, there's something special about the dashing Adriano...

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Alice

From Alice in Wonderland.

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Alonso

From the Shakespearean play The Tempest

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Angus

From the Shakespearean play Macbeth

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Anne

From the Shakespearean play Richard III

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Antonio

From the Shakespearean plays The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado about Nothing

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Arthur

From the Shakespearean play King John

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Audrey

Audrey is a lovely and timeless name that is finding renewed favor with modern parents. Meaning "noble strength," the name...

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Baptista

From the Shakespearean play Taming of the Shrew

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Bardolph

From the Shakespearean play Merry Wives of Windsor

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Beatrice

From the Shakespearean play Much Ado About Nothing

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Iris

Flower names are super in vogue right now, and Iris is simply blooming. While it's not nearly as popular as fellow flora...

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Isabella

Isabella is definitely the new(ish) It Girl of baby names. Isabella's rise has been fairly recent and metoric (it was #1...

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Jessica

This fun-sounding name made its debut in Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice. However, for many people, the name Jessica...

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Julia

Julia has been all over the pop-culture consciousness thanks to Julia Roberts, Julia Child, Julia Lous-Dreyfus, and even...

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Juliet

The heroine of the greatest love story ever told, Juliet moves one step beyond the more prosaic Julie and Julia, and is heard...

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Katharina

From the Shakespearean play Taming of the Shrew

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Katharine

From the Shakespearean play Love's Labour's Lost

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Laertes

From the Shakespearean play Hamlet

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Lancelot

From the Shakespearean play Merchant of Venice

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Lavinia

From the Shakespearean play Titus Andronicus

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Lennox

From the Shakespearean play Macbeth

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Leonardo

A strong male name with a fierce meaning of "lion" and "bold", this boy name has spanned centuries from artist Leonardo da...

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Lorenzo

Lorenzo goes back all the way to the days Lorenzo de' Medici, merchant prince and one of the Renaissance's foremost art...

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Luciana

From the Shakespearean play Comedy of Errors

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