12 Delicious Thanksgiving Baby Names

November 17, 2016 Abby Sandel
If you’re still looking for a name for your late November babe, the Thanksgiving story has several interesting names tied to the holiday, from arrivals on the Mayflower to those who established it as a national holiday to the perennial parade.  Here are some of the best Thanksgiving-related baby names.


John Alden sailed on the historic Mayflower’s 1620 maiden voyage to America and became a prominent member of the Plymouth Colony; he's also remembered as a famous rival of Miles Standish for the love of Priscilla Mullins. Alden, which means ‘old friend’, is currently ranked at #720, was a Top 500 name from 1911 to 1932 and is likely to climb again via Alden Ehrenreich, the new young Han Solo.

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