Women’s History Month Names: Movers and shakers with off-the-grid names

For Women’s History Month, we honor some of the army of activist heroes who have fought the struggle for women’s rights over the years. Rather than focusing on the more familiar names, from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, we look to some lesser-known (with a couple of exceptions) American and British champions of gender equality. And of course, Nameberry being Nameberry, we’ve picked the ones with the most distinctive names.


Clementina Black was a British feminist—as well as a novelist and pioneering trade unionist-- she worked to improve social and industrial conditions for women and girls in England. Clementina, the name of an early legendary saint, could join the growing-in-popularity Clementine.

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