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Shakespeare wrote the famous line "What is in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Old Will loved to use unique names and even created some of his own. Here are the most popular Shakespeare names categorized by work (play). If you're a Shakespeare fan, or just an avid theater-goer, you might want to consider these character names when choosing baby names for your baby. Or maybe you already did!

All's Well that Ends Well

Bertram
Diana
Lafeu
Lavache
Parolles
Rinaldo

As You Like It

Amiens
Audrey
Celia
Corin
Frederick
Jaques
Phebe
Rosalind
Oliver
Orlando
Silvius
Touchstone

Comedy of Errors

Adriana
Aegeon
Aemilia
Antipholus
Dromio
Luce
Luciana
Nell
Solinus

Cymbeline

Arviragus
Belarius
Cloten
Cornelius
Cymbeline
Guiderius
Helen
Imogen
Philario
Pisanio

Hamlet

Barnardo
Claudius
Cornelius
Fortinbras
Francisco
Gertrude
Hamlet
Horatio
Laertes
Marcellus
Ophelia
Osric
Polonius
Reynaldo

Julius Caesar

Portia

King Lear

Cordelia
Curan
Edgar
Edmund
Goneril
Oswald
Regan

Love's Labour's Lost

Adriano
Boyet
Costard
Dull
Ferdinand
Holofernes
Jaquenetta
Maria
Mercade
Moth
Rosaline

Macbeth

Angus
Banquo
Donalbain
Duncan
Hecate
Fleance
Lennox
Malcolm
Ross
Seton
Siward

Measure for Measure

Barnardine
Elbow
Escalus
Francisca
Froth
Isabella
Juliet
Lucio
Pompey
Varrius
Vincentio

Merchant of Venice

Bassanio
Gratiano
Jessica
Lancelot
Leonardo
Lorenzo
Nerissa
Portia
Salerio
Solanio
Stephano
Tubal

Merry Wives of Windsor

Bardolph
Fenton
Nym
Pistol
Robin
Simple

Midsummer-Night's Dream

Demetrius
Egeus
Hermia
Hippolyta
Lysander
Oberon
Philostrate
Snug
Theseus
Titania

Much Ado About Nothing

Beatrice
Benedick
Dogberry
Hero (female)
Leonato
Margaret
Ursula
Verges

Othello

Bianca
Brabantio
Cassio
Desdemona
Emilia
Iago
Lodovico
Montano
Othello
Roderigo

Romeo & Juliet

Abraham
Benvolio
Escalus
Gregory
Juliet
Mercutio
Paris
Romeo
Sampson
Tybalt

Taming of the Shrew

Baptista
Bianca
Biondello
Christopher
Curtis
Gremio
Hortensio
Katharina
Lucentio
Nathaniel
Petruchio
Philip
Tranio
Vencentio

The Tempest

Adrian
Alonso
Ariel
Caliban
Ceres
Ferdinand
Francisco
Gonzalo
Iris
Juno
Miranda
Prospero
Sebastian
Stephano
Trinculo

Timon of Athens

Caphis
Flavius
Hortensius
Lucilius
Phrynia
Timandra
Timon

Titus Andronicus

Lavinia

Twelfth Night

Curio
Fabian
Feste
Malvolio
Maria
Olivia
Orsino
Sebastian
Toby
Valentine
Viola

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Eglamour
Julia
Launce
Lucetta
Panthino
Proteus
Silvia
Speed
Thurio
Valentine

Winter's Tale

Antigonus
Camillo
Cleomenes
Dion
Dorcas
Emilia
Florizel
Hermione
Leontes
Mamillius
Mopsa
Paulina
Perdita
Polixenes

(Several Plays)

Angelo
Antonio
Balthazar
Claudio
Helena
Katharine
Mariana
Peter

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