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

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.

Famous People Named Sojourner

Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree), American abolitionist
Sojourner Morrell, American model

Pop Culture References for the name Sojourner

Sojourner aka Henrietta Sojourner Jessup, character in DC's Hellenders comics