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.


Clarina Nichols was a nineteenth century journalist, lobbyist and public speaker, involved in the abolition movement as well as women’s rights, helping to form the emerging women’s movement in the East. Clarina is one of the rarer elongations of Clare.

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