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Denise Potter is senior at Montclair State University, where she majors in English with a concentration on creative writing. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in publishing or journalism. Her work at Nameberry includes everything from researching the history of names to finding illustrations for slideshows and tracking celebrity baby names.
April is a particularly rich month for finding historic namesakes: In her continuing monthly series, Denise Potter picks out some of the most significant–and inspirational. Which ones might inspire you?