Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Let the memorable characters of William Shakespeare's most famous works inspire the name of your next baby girl- or boy-to-be.

All's Well That Ends Well

Neither a comedy nor a tragedy, this play was penned in 1604.

  • Girls: Diana, Helen, Mariana, Violenta
  • Boys: Bertram, Lafew, Lavatch, Parolles

Antony and Cleopatra

First printed in 1623, this play dramatized the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

  • Girls: Alexas, Charmain, Cleopatra, Iras, Octavia,
  • Boys: Antony, Canidius, Marcus, Mark, Sextus, Taurus, Silius

As You Like It

This pastoral comedy is believed to have been written in 1599 or 1600.

  • Girls: Aliena, Audrey, Celia, Phebe, Rosalind
  • Boys: Adam, Charles, Dennis, Frederick, Jaques, Oliver, Orlando, William

The Comedy of Errors

This short, early comedy has been adapted to theatre, film and opera.

  • Girls: Adriana, Emilia, Luce, Luciana
  • Boys: Angelo, Balthazar, Egeon, Solinus


This tragedy, written between 1605 and 1608, dramatizes the life of Rome's Caius Marcius Coriolanus.

  • Girls: Valeria, Virgilia, Volumnia
  • Boys: Brutus, Caius, Junius, Martius


This play, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, tells the stories of legendary Celtic King Cunobelinus.

  • Girls: Helen, Imogen, Jupiter, Morgan
  • Boys: Belarius, Caius, Cloten, Cornelius, Cymbeline, Leonatus, Lucius


This tragedy, written in 1600, tells the story of Prince Hamlet exacting revenge on his uncle for murdering King Hamlet.

  • Girls: Gertrude, Ophelia
  • Boys: Claudius, Hamlet

Henry V

This history play written in 1599 tells the story of King Henry V of England.

  • Girls: Alice, Isabel, Katharine
  • Boys: Bardolph, Herald, Henry, John, Pistol, Nym, Thomas

Henry VIII

This history play is based on the life of the notorious King Henry VIII of England.

  • Girls: Anne, Elizabeth, Patience
  • Boys: Anthony, Brandon, Henry, Nicholas, Stephen, Thomas

Julius Caesar

This tragedy written in 1599 tells of the assassination of Julius Caesar.

  • Girls: Calpurnia, Elizabeth, Portia
  • Boys: Brutus, Cassius, Cicero, Cinna, Julius, Marcus, Octavius, Mark, Lepidus

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