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.


Bethenia Owens-Adair, one of Oregon’s first women doctors, was passionately involved in reform movements, arguing for women’s suffrage as well as female education, employment and health. Modern namers might prefer the biblical place name Bethany.

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