Jane Austen’s novels provide an insight in the lifestyle of the English Gentry and Middle class of Georgian Britain. Below is a complied list of the unusual first names used in the great novels of Austen.
Augusta – A classic name, the female version of August features in Emma.
Elinor – This spelling of the name Eleanor is used in Sense and Sensibility.
Fanny – From Mansfield park a now less popular name.
Frank – Another character out of the pages of Emma.
Ftizwilliam – The first name of Mr Darcy, you don’t need me to tell you which book he is from.
Georgiana – Deriving from of course Pride and Prejudice.
Kitty – The nickname of Elizabeth Bennett’s younger sister in Pride and Prejudice.
Marianne – originating from Sense and Sensibility.