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.


Harriot Stanton Blech was the daughter of pioneering women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton who worked with her mother and with Susan B. Anthony in the fight for women’s suffrage. Harriot is an extremely unusual spelling variation of Harriet, more often heard as a surname.

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