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Gender: F Meaning of Sojourner: "to stay a while" Origin of Sojourner: French word name

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African-American and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth was born as Isabelle into slavery. She adopted her new name when she began traveling and preaching abolition in 1843. Sojourner is a heroine name that may, with the rise of spiritual word names such as Journey and Genesis, finally be ready for prime time.

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Sojourner Truth - American women's rights activist
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