Category Archives: Literature Names

Aug
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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is known as one of best pieces of American literature of all time. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story is read by high school students year after year who are introduced to a love story between characters tangled with the boundaries of social dynamics. It’s a tragic tale paralleling desire with every image Fitzgerald masterfully creates. If you’ve ever considered naming your baby after a piece of literature, The Great Gatsby might be ranking high on your list of pages to pore over.

As if the popularity behind the book wasn’t enough, a film based on the story is set to be released starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Here are some names we expect to see as The Great Gatsby makes its modern debut.

Boys:
Nick (English): Form of Nicholas, meaning “of the victorious people”
Jay (Latin/Sanskrit): Resembling a jaybird/ One who is victorious
Henry (German): The ruler of the house
George (Greek): One who works the earth; A farmer

Girls:
Daisy (English): Of the day’s eye; resembling a flower
Jordan (Hebrew): Of the down-flowing river; in the Bible, the river where Jesus was baptized
Myrtle (Latin): Of the sacred evergreen shrub
Catherine (English): One who is pure; Virginal