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.


Inez Milholland had a great influence on the women’s movement in America, dating back to her Vassar College days, when she was suspended for organizing a women’s rights meeting, later she was a key participant in the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. Inez, the Spanish form of Agnes, was popular in the US from the 1880s through the 1940s and its beguilingly exotic charm could make it ripe for a comeback.

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