French word name
"to stay a while"

Sojourner Origin and Meaning

The name Sojourner is a girl's name of French, American origin meaning "to stay a while".
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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Famous People Named Sojourner

  • Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree)American abolitionist
  • Sojourner MorrellAmerican model

Sojourner in Pop Culture

  • Sojourner aka Henrietta Sojourner Jessupcharacter in DC's Hellenders comics

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