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Wouldn't it be cool if you could tell your kid you named them after an important scientist? This list contains first, middle and last names of historic as well as present day scientists that contributed largely to the field of science. - Created by little_billie

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  • Christopher

    first name of Christopher Strachey, British computer scientist.

  • Roger

    first name of Roger Needham, British computer scientist.

  • Chris

    first name of Chris Tofts, English computer scientist.

  • Faron

    first name of Faron Moller, Canadian-born British computer scientist.

  • Mads

    first name of Mads Tofte, Danish computer scientist.

  • Robin

    first name of Robin Milner, British computer scientist.

  • Wilkes

    last name of Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist.

  • Maurice

    first name of Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist.

  • Luca

    first name of Luca Cardelli, Italian computer scientist.

  • Gordon

    first name of Gordon Plotkin, theoretical Computer Scientist.

  • Rod

    first name of Rod Burstall, British computer scientist.

  • Lennart

    first name of Lennart Augustsson, Swedish computer scientist.

  • Kristen

    first name of Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist.

  • Johan

    middle name of Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist.

  • Ole

    first name of Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist.

  • Mark

    first name of Mark Overmars, Dutch computer scientist.

  • Dirk

    first name of Dirk van Dalen, Dutch mathematician and historian of science.

  • Arend

    first name of Arend Heyting, Dutch mathematician and logician.

  • Dick

    first name of Dick Grune, Dutch computer scientist.

  • Arjen

    first name of Arjen Lenstra, Dutch mathematician.

  • Roel

    first name of Roel Wieringa, Dutch computer scientist.

  • Jan

    first name of Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut, computer scientist. First name of Jan van Leeuwen, Dutch computer scientist. First name of Jan Bergstra, Dutch computer scientist.

  • Tim

    first name of Tim Teitelbaum, American computer scientist.

  • Willem

    first name of Willem van der Poel, Dutch computer scientist.

  • Benjamin

    middle name of Cornelis Benjamin Biezeno, Dutch applied mathematician and scientist.

  • Cornelis

    first name of Cornelis Benjamin Biezeno, Dutch applied mathematician and scientist.

  • Corrado

    first name of Corrado Böhm, computer scientist.

  • Petri

    last name of Carl Adam Petri, German mathematician and computer scientist.

  • Barton

    first name of Barton Zwiebach, string theorist.

  • Lee

    first name of Lee Smolin, American theoretical physicist. Middle name of Sheldon Lee Glashow, American theoretical physicist. Last name of Benjamin W. Lee, Korean-American theoretical physicist. Last name of Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese-born American physicist.

  • Stephen

    first name of Stephen Parke, New Zealand physicist. First name of Stephen L. Adler, American physicist. First name of Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist.

  • Greg

    first name of Greg Moore, American theoretical physicist.

  • Jacques

    first name of Jacques Distler, physicist.

  • Anthony

    first name of Anthony Zee, Chinese American physicist. First name of Anthony James Leggett, Professor of Physics. First name of Anthony Ichiro Sanda, Japanese-American particle physicist.

  • Erick

    first name of Erick Weinberg, theoretical physicist.

  • Hugh

    first name of Hugh David Politzer, American theoretical physicist. First name of Hugh Everett III, American physicist.

  • Kenneth

    first name of Kenneth G. Wilson, American theoretical physicist.

  • Emil

    first name of Emil Martinec, American string theorist. Middle name of Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist. First name of Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist.

  • Victor

    first name of Victor Weisskopf, Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. Middle name of Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist and physicist. First name of Victor Villiger, Swiss-born German chemist.

  • Murray

    first name of Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist.

  • Philip

    first name of Philip Morrison, Institute Professor Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). First name of Philip Wadler, computer scientist.

  • Steven

    first name of Steven Frautschi, American theoretical physicist. First name of Steven Gubser, professor of physics. First name of Steven Weinberg, American theoretical physicist. First name of Steven H. Simon, American theoretical physics professor at Oxford University.

  • Willis

    first name of Willis Lamb, American physicist.

  • Melba

    first name of Melba Phillips, American physicist.

  • Sidney

    first name of Sidney Dancoff, American theoretical physicist. First name of Sidney Drell, American theoretical physicist. First name of Sidney Coleman, American theoretical physicist.

  • Carsten

    first name of Carsten Bresch, German physicist.

  • Siegfried

    first name of Siegfried Flügge, German theoretical physicist.

  • Gerhard

    first name of Gerhard Vollmer, German physicist and philosopher.

  • Dieter

    first name of Dieter Langbein, German physicist.

  • Lothar

    first name of Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim, German-born theoretical physicist.

  • Maria

    first name of Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German-born American theoretical physicist.

  • Pascual

    first name of Pascual Jordan, theoretical and mathematical physicist.

  • Harry

    first name of Harry Lehmann, German physicist. First name of Harry Fielding Reid, American geophysicist.

  • Bert

    first name of Bert Schroer, German mathematical physicist.

  • Friedrich

    first name of Friedrich Hund, German physicist. Middle name of Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher. First name of Friedrich Hasenöhrl, Austrian physicist. Middle name of Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician. Middle name of Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physical scientist. First name of Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician, astronomer. First name of Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist. Middle name of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, naturalist, physiologist, and anthropologist. Middle name of Johann Friedrich August Göttling, German chemist.

  • Carl

    first name of Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher. First name of Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician and physical scientist. First name of Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist. First name of Carl von Voit, German physiologist and dietitian. First name of Carl Theodore Liebermann, German chemist. First name of Carl Gräbe, German chemist. First name of Carl Harries, German Chemist. First name of Carl Schmidt, Baltic German chemist. First name of Carl Adam Petri, German mathematician and computer scientist.

  • Sebastian

    first name of Sebastian Doniach, British-American physicist.

  • Heinrich

    first name of Heinrich Welker, German theoretical and applied physicist. First name of Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes, German physicist. First name of Heinrich Scherk, German mathematician.

  • Herbert

    first name of Herbert Fröhlich, German-born British physicist. First name of Herbert S. Green, British–Australian physicist.

  • Sigurd

    first name of Sigurd Zienau, physicist.

  • Lincoln

    first name of Lincoln Wolfenstein, American particle physicist.

  • Martin

    first name of Martin Bojowald, German physicist. First name of Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist. Middle name of Juan Martín Maldacena, theoretical physicist. First name of Martin Rees, British cosmologist and astrophysicist. First name of Martin Wilhelm Kutta, German mathematician. First name of Martin Karplus, Austrian-born American theoretical chemist. First name of Martin Odersky, German computer scientist.

  • Reinhard

    first name of Reinhard Oehme, German-American physicist.

  • Edwin

    first name of Edwin Ernest Salpeter, Austrian-Australian-American astrophysicist. First name of Edwin Thompson Jaynes, Wayman Crow Distinguished Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. First name of Edwin Hall, American physicist.

  • Ernest

    middle name of Edwin Ernest Salpeter, Austrian-Australian-American astrophysicist. First name of Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-born physicist and chemist.

  • Edward

    first name of Edward Teller, Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist. First name of Edward Witten, American theoretical physicist. First name of Edward Condon, American nuclear physicist. First name of Edward Routh, English mathematician.

  • Marvin

    first name of Marvin Leonard Goldberger, theoretical physicist. First name of Marvin L. Cohen, Canadian-born American physicist.

  • Leonard

    middle name of Marvin Leonard Goldberger, theoretical physicist. First name of Leonard Parker, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics.

  • Michael

    first name of Michael Fisher, English physicist. First name of Michael R. Douglas, American theoretical physicist. First name of Michael Duff, British theoretical physicist. First name of Michael J. C. Gordon, British computer scientist.

  • David

    first name of David Robert Nelson, American physicist. First name of David Callaway, biological nanophysicist. First name of David Bohm, American theoretical physicist. Middle name of John David Jackson, Canadian–American physics professor. First name of David Griffiths, U.S. physicist. Middle name of Hugh David Politzer, American theoretical physicist. First name of David B. Kaplan, American physicist. First name of David E. Pritchard, physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). First name of David Gross, American particle physicist and string theorist. First name of David Vanderbilt, professor of physics at Rutgers University. First name of David Deutsch, British physicist. Middle name of Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist. First name of David Hilbert, German mathematician.

  • Stewart

    middle name of John Stewart Bell, Northern Irish physicist.

  • Rudolf

    first name of Rudolf Peierls, German-born British physicist. First name of Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician.

  • Fred

    first name of Fred Hoyle, English astronomer.

  • Cyril

    first name of Cyril Domb, theoretical physicist.

  • Paul

    first name of Paul Sophus Epstein, Russian-American mathematical physicist. First name of Paul Davies, English physicist. Middle name of Lawrence Paul Horwitz, American/Israeli physicist. First name of Paul Dirac, English theoretical physicist. First name of Paul Walden, Russian and Latvian-German chemist. First name of Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician.

  • Boris

    first name of Boris Podolsky, American physicist.

  • Werner

    fist name of Werner Heisenberg, German theoretical physicist. First name of Werner Rolfinck, German physician, scientist and botanist.

  • Freeman

    first name of Freeman Dyson, English American theoretical physicist and mathematician.

  • Roman

    first name of Roman Jackiw, theoretical physicist.

  • Robert

    first name of Robert Marshak, American physicist. Middle name of David Robert Nelson, American physicist. Middle name of J. Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist. First name of Robert F. Christy, American theoretical physicist. First name of Robert Geroch, theoretical physicist. Middle name of John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist. First name of Robert B. Laughlin, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University. First name of Robert Karplus, theoretical physicist.

  • Stanley

    first name of Stanley Mandelstam, South African-born American theoretical physicist. First name of Stanley Brodsky, United States theoretical physicist.

  • Joseph

    first name of Joseph Polchinski, physicist. First name of Joseph Sweetman Ames, physics professor. First name of Joseph Fourier, French mathematician.

  • Wolfgang

    first name of Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian theoretical physicist. Middle name of Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim, German-born theoretical physicist.

  • Nicholas

    first name of Nicholas Kemmer, Russian-born British nuclear physicist.

  • Konrad

    first name of Konrad Osterwalder, mathematician and physicst.

  • Sergio

    first name of Sergio Albeverio, Swiss mathematician.

  • Felix

    first name of Felix Villars, emeritus professor of physics at MIT. First name of Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist. First name of Felix Klein, German mathematician.

  • Saul

    first name of Saul Teukolsky, theoretical astrophysicist.

  • Gregor

    first name of Gregor Wentzel, German physicist.

  • Markus

    fist name of Markus Fierz, Swiss physicist.

  • Klaus

    fist name of Klaus Hepp, German-born Swiss theoretical physicist.

  • Richard

    fist name of Richard Feynman, American theoretical physicist. First name of Richard Dalitz, Australian physicist. First name of Richard Feynman, American theoretical physicist. First name of Richard Threlkeld Cox, professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University. First name of Richard Anschütz, German chemist. First name of Richard Abegg, German chemist. First name of Richard M. Noyes, American physical chemist. First name of Richard Zare, American physical chemist. First name of Richard J. Green, American chemist.

  • Charles

    first name of Charles W. Misner, American physicist. First name of Charles Thorn, Professor of Physics at University of Florida in Gainesville. First name of Charles Kittel, American physicist. Middle name of James Charles Phillips, American physicist.

  • Kip

    first name of Kip Thorne, American theoretical physicist.

  • William

    first name of William H. Press, astrophysicist, theoretical physicist. First name of William Daniel Phillips, American physicist. First name of William Frederick Meggers, American physicist. Middle name of Dennis William Sciama, British physicist. First name of William Hopkins, English mathematician and geologist. First name of William Thomson, Irish and British mathematical physicist. Middle name of John William Strutt, English physicist. First name of William Henry Bragg, British physicist, chemist, mathematician. First name of William Lawrence Bragg, Australian-born British physicist. First name of William Harvey, English physician. First name of William Lipscomb, American inorganic and organic chemist. First name of William R. Simpson, pioneer in the field of snow chemistry.

  • Hans

    middle name of J. Hans D. Jensen, German nuclear physicist. First name of Hans Bethe, German and American nuclear physicist. First name of Hans Kramers, Dutch physicist. First name of Hans Thirring, Austrian theoretical physicist. First name of Hans Meerwein, German chemist.

  • Karl

    first name of Karl Herzfeld, Austrian-American physicist. First name of Karl Bechert, German theoretical physicist. First name of Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician. First name of Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist. First name of German chemist and natural scientist. First name of Karl von Auwers, German chemist. First name of Karl Ziegler, German chemist. First name of Karl Steinbuch, German computer scientist.

  • John

    first name of John Archibald Wheeler, American theoretical physicist. First name of John Stewart Bell, Northern Irish physicist. First name of John David Jackson, Canadian–American physics professor. First name of John Hagelin, American particle physicist. First name of John Henry Schwarz, American theoretical physicist. First name of John Preskill, American theoretical physicist. First name of John R. Klauder, American professor of physics and mathematics. First name of John Bardeen, American physicist and electrical engineer. First name of John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist. First name of John Hopfield, American scientist. First name of John Polkinghorne, English theoretical physicist. First name of John D. Barrow, English cosmologist. First name of John Clive Ward, British-Australian physicist. First name of John Lennard-Jones, mathematician. First name of John Moffat, Professor Emeritus in physics at the University of Toronto. Middle name of Michael J. C. Gordon, British c

  • Archibald

    middle name of John Archibald Wheeler.

  • Arnold

    first name of Arnold Sommerfeld, German theoretical physicist. First name of Arnold Orville Beckman, American industrialist, investor, inventor, chemist.

  • Peter

    fist name of Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist. First name of Peter Woit, American theoretical physicist. First name of Peter Freund, professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the University of Chicago. First name of Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician. First name of Peter Tait, Scottish mathematical physicist. First name of Peter Naur, Danish pioneer in computer science. First name of Peter Wegner, American computer scientist.

  • Wilhelm

    first name of Wilhelm Lenz, German physicist. Middle name of Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes, German physicist. Middle name of Martin Wilhelm Kutta, German mathematician. Middle name of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician. Middle name of Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner, German chemist and natural scientist. First name of Wilhelm Schlenk, German chemist. Middle name of August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist. First name of Wilhelm Henneberg, German chemist. First name of Wilhelm Ostwald, Baltic German chemist.

  • Albert

    fist name of Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist. First name of Albert Potter Wills, American physicist. First name of Albert Overhauser, American physicist.

  • Ernst

    first name of Ernst G. Straus, German-American mathematician. First name of Ernst Kummer, German mathematician. First name of Ernst Anton Nicolai, German physician and chemist. First name of Ernst Gottfried Baldinger, German physician.

  • Max

    fist name of Max Planck, German theoretical physicist. First name of Max Born, German physicist and mathematician. First name of Max Delbrück, German–American biophysicist.

  • Leo

    fist name of Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-American physicist and inventor.

  • Gustav

    fist name of Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German experimental physicist and Nobel Prize winner. Middle name of Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician.

  • Walter

    fist name of Walter H. Schottky, German physicist. First name of Walter Franz, theoretical physicist. First name of Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. First name of Walter Thirring, Austrian physicist. First name of Walter Heitler, German physicist. First name of Walter Abraham Jacobs, American chemist.

  • Walther

    fist name of Walther Bothe, German nuclear physicist.

  • Res

    first name of Res Jost, Swiss theoretical physicist.

  • Pran

    first name of Pran Nath, theoretical physicist.

  • Aleksander

    first name of Aleksander Akhiezer, Soviet theoretical physicist.

  • Csaba

    first name of Csaba Csáki, theoretical physicist.

  • Cumrun

    first name of Cumrun Vafa, Iranian-American leading string theorist.

  • Dror

    first name of Dror Bar-Natan, Professor at University of Toronto Department of Mathematics.

  • Shamit

    first name of Shamit Kachru, string theorist.

  • Abhay

    first name of Abhay Ashtekar, Indian theoretical physicist.

  • Subrahmanyan

    first name of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist.

  • Abdus

    first name of Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist.

  • Yuval

    first name of Yuval Ne'eman, Israeli theoretical physicist.

  • Fotini

    first name of Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara, Greek theoretical physicist.

  • Martinus

    first name of Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch theoretical physicist.

  • Robbert

    first name of Robbert Dijkgraaf, Dutch mathematical physicist and string theorist.

  • Gotthelf

    middle name of Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician.

  • Christoph

    middle name of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German scientist.

  • Erhard

    first name of Erhard Weigel, German mathematician.

  • Siméon

    first name of Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician.

  • Marlan

    first name of Marlan Scully, American physicist.

  • Gottlob

    second middle name of Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner, German chemist and natural scientist.

  • Nikolay

    first name of Nikolay Zinin, Russian organic chemist.

  • Alexey

    first name of Alexey Favorsky, Soviet/Russian chemist.

  • Jacobus

    first name of Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch physical and organic chemist.

  • Henricus

    first name of Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch physical and organic chemist.

  • Walden

    last name of Paul Walden, Russian and Latvian-German chemist.

  • Adriaan

    first name of Adriaan van Wijngaarden, Dutch mathematician and computer scientist.

  • Luitzen

    first name of Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer, Dutch mathematician and philosopher.

  • Egbertus

    middle name of Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer, Dutch mathematician and philosopher.

  • Henk

    first name of Henk Barendregt, Dutch logician.

  • Ieke

    first name of Ieke Moerdijk, Dutch mathematician.

  • Trygve

    first name of Trygve Reenskaug, Norwegian computer scientist.

  • Grzegorz

    first name of Grzegorz Rozenberg, Polish computer scientist.

  • Caldwell

    second middle name of Michael J. C. Gordon, British computer scientist.