Thanksgiving Names

There are some wonderful names associated with the Thanksgiving holiday–those that came over on the Mayflower and other early settlers, Puritan Virtue names, ancient harvest gods and goddesses–all fit for a late November baby.  Ahead are:

1. Mayflower Names

2. Ocean-crossing Names

3. Harvest Names

4. Plymouth Bay Colony Names

5. Puritan Virtue Names

6. Turkey Names

7. Other Thanksgiving-related Names


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Oceanus Hopkins was the first and only child born on the Mayflower during its historic voyage transporting the Pilgrims to America. His name combines two current trends—classical mythological appellations and nature names related to water. Others in this stream include River, Ocean, Rain and Bay.

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