Presidential Baby Names: Hail to the Chiefs

Just as other countries have their royal names, America has had a long tradition of honoring our  presidents, going back at least as far as John Quincy Adams naming one of his sons George Washington Adams.  Not to mention the presidential surnames that have become latter day fads—think Taylor and Tyler and Madison and Jackson.  Today we’re looking at the first, middle and last names of all the past Chief Executives, to arrive at our Nameberry Picks for best presidential baby names today.


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There have been two related presidents surnamed HarrisonWilliam Henry and Benjamin—with #23 Benjamin being the grandson of #9 William. The name has two elements going for it—the resurgence of Harry, thanks to the Prince and the Potter, and the increased interest in patronymics, like Jackson and Anderson.

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