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Presidential Baby Names

Presidential surnames are becoming increasingly stylish as baby names, ideally as a way to give your child something to live up to.
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  • Barack

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    The name of the 44th president, which he inherited from his Kenyan father, is an alternate spelling of the Old Testament Barak,who was a tribal leader known for his military prowess. Barack Obama ... Read More 

  • Carter

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    Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but only in the past two years has it broken into the Top 40, leaving the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters nam... Read More 

  • Clinton

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    After its high-profile presidential term, the name dropped out with Bill.  Read More 

  • Ford

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    The long association to the Ford Motor Company doesn't stand in the way of this being a strong, independent, single-syllable name. Owen Wilson named his son Robert Ford--although the baby's name ... Read More 

  • Grant

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    One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up.  Read More 

  • Harrison

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    Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington te... Read More 

  • Hayes

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    One of those simple, straightforward English surnames -- and with a presidential pedigree -- that's easy to translate into a first. It was recently chosen by Kevin Costner for his son, which can li... Read More 

  • Jackson

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    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph, ... Read More 

  • Jefferson

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    The name of the third U.S. President sounds, like Harrison and Jackson, more modern and stylish now than its root name. Used as a first name long before our surname-crazed era, Jefferson was most f... Read More 

  • Kennedy

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    Attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator Robert Ken... Read More 

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