Category: Girl Names
By Esmeralda Rocha
We’re all familiar with Harriet, Emmeline, Malala and Susan as names of famous women’s rights advocates as possible inspirational baby names. But what about the women who did amazing things but have slipped into obscurity? If you’re looking for girl names with mountains of feminist cred that are a little more off the beaten track, here are 20 choices you might be inspired by- most of which you’ve probably never heard of.
Their daughter is facing surgery immediately after birth. Let’s help her mama find a strong name for this little warrior!
We recently found out that our baby girl has a rare condition that will require surgery and a NICU stay when she finally greets the world.
I’ve always loved powerful female names in history and fiction. Now I need help picking the perfect one for our little warrior! The names on our current list happen to be associated with characters (not purposefully – but they fit!) and I also like names with strong meanings.
Our last name sounds like seal, so any nature, color or S names tend to sound weird (or like a friendly zoo animal) – but I’m open to suggestions!
Lydia – Brave and awesome character from Beetlejuice – and also one of the few women mentioned in the Bible, which doesn’t hurt.
Thanks so much for your help!
The Name Sage replies:
Their firstborn’s name came to them without any difficulty. But if this new baby is a girl, she’s nameless! Can we help Everly’s mama find some fresh inspiration?
Our last name is a long German mouthful that starts with M, so very little flows with it.
My inspiration pool is drying up. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
The Name Sage replies:
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Since the beginning of US history, from the time of George Washington on, aspirational parents have bestowed presidential surnames (with a few exceptions like Eisenhower and Bush) on their sons, in the old platitude that every American lad could grow up to hold the country’s highest office.
Even now, the national boy Top 500 popularity list is rife with such names, i.e.:
Which unusual baby names today are most likely to be the hit names of the future?
We looked at Nameberry’s statistics for the past month versus the same period a year ago and put together this list of 60 names – 25 for girls, 25 for boys, and 10 unisex – that are attracting the most fresh attention among our visitors.
This is the most unique group of hot names we’ve discovered yet, with baby namers showing a strong appetite for the exotic, the unfamiliar, and the adventurous.