Baby Names Inspired by the Bestsellers List

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!

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  • Abbie 1 of 8
    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."
  • Megan, Jack, or Ray 2 of 8
    Megan, Jack, or Ray
    Stay Close by Harlan Coben follows three main characters — Megan, Jack, and Ray. Megan is a Welsh name that means "pearl," Jack is a form of John or Jackson and means "God is gracious," and Ray is an English name that means, "counsel protection."
  • Anastasia or Christian 3 of 8
    Anastasia or Christian
    Fifty Shades of Grey is the #1 book on the list this week; the second and third books in the series (Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) are hovering in 2nd and 5th place. The primary characters in the first book are Anastasia, whose name means "resurrection," and Christian, which means "follower of Christ."
  • Tallie or Brigitte 4 of 8
    Tallie or Brigitte
    The new Danielle Steel book stars Tallie, a glamorous director. Tallie may be a variation of the names Talicia, Tallulah, and Tally, which mean "leaping water." Tallie's assistant's name is Brigitte, a French name that means "exalted" or "lofty."
  • Tohrment 5 of 8
    Lover Reborn stars Tohrment, a vampire warrior. His nickname in the book series is Tohr.
  • Bailey, Cody, or Brandon 6 of 8
    Bailey, Cody, or Brandon
    Loving studies a love triangle between Bailey, Cody, and Brandon. Bailey is an English name that means "bailiff," Brandon means "from the Broom Hill," and Cody means "descendant Of Oda."
  • Logan or Elizabeth 7 of 8
    Logan or Elizabeth
    The latest Nicholas Sparks book to be turned into a movie, The Lucky One follows Logan and Elizabeth's love affair. Logan is an Irish name that means "from the hollow," and Elizabeth is a Hebrew name that means "God is my oath."
  • Lisbeth or Mikael 8 of 8
    Lisbeth or Mikael
    Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is book #3 of the Millennium Trilogy. The main characters are Lisbeth (a variation of Elizabeth, which means "God is my oath") and Mikael (a variation of Michael, which means "Who is like God?").

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