10 Baby Names Inspired By Shakespeare

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. If you’re a literature fan or want to add a little drama to your baby’s name, consider the works of Shakespeare for some inspiration.

With over 35 plays full of charismatic characters, our favourite ten Shakespeare baby names are ideal for any personality.



Meaning ‘happiness’, Beatrice is the witty, high-spirited heroine in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. A classic British name for a modern baby!



Meaning ‘rejoice’, Caius is a classic but also has a simple, joyful quality. There was a third century Pope named Caius, as well as several Shakespearean characters.



Meaning ‘gold’, Cressida is a Shakespearean yet mythological heroine name. Today, the name sounds fresh, crisp and creative. Go for gold!



Meaning ‘voyager’, Ferdinand was a handsome young prince shipwrecked on Prosper’s island in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Ideal for an adventurous baby boy.



Meaning ‘charm’, Lavinia was the protagonist’s daughter in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, which features the line: “She is Lavinia, therefore must be lov’d”.



Meaning ‘liberator’, Lysander was the name of an esteemed Spartan naval commander in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.



Meaning ‘from the sea’, Nerissa was used by Shakespeare for Portia’s witty confidante in The Merchant of Venice. Queen Elizabeth has a cousin named Nerissa. Royal much?



Meaning ‘noble’, Oberon appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the king of the Fairies. We foresee a wellborn leader in your future!



Meaning ‘lost’, Perdita was an abandoned baby in The Winter’s Tale, who’s sense of loss has always been off-putting to parents. The name was also used in Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmations.



Meaning ‘honour’, Titus is the central character in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, as well as appearing in Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus.


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