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Baby Names Inspired by the Bestsellers List

By caitlinhtp |

I  love to peek at the weekly New York Times Bestsellers List – not only does it give me new book suggestions, but it also gives me good baby name ideas!

Here are this week’s Top 10 fiction books, including the primary characters’ names and their name’s meanings. Maybe you’ll find a new baby name somewhere within the pages. Baby name meanings are from

Click through to see the books – and the names!

Read more from Caitlin on Healthy Tipping Point and Operation Beautiful.

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Baby Names Inspired by the New York Times Bestsellers List


It's Guilty Wives first week on the list — and it's already in third place. The top name from the new James Patterson thriller: Abbie, an English name that means "Joy of the Father."

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2 thoughts on “Baby Names Inspired by the Bestsellers List

  1. Angie says:

    Tallie has a lot of potential. It’s similar to Tilly, a diminutive of Matilda, which is popular in the UK.

    I love Anastasia. It is surprisingly underused.

  2. mrs.d says:

    Logan and Elizabeth are already two of my favorite baby names :)

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