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Presidential Baby Names

Presidential surnames are becoming increasingly stylish as baby names, ideally as a way to give your child something to live up to. While Presidential names have always been used for baby boys, they're increasingly popular for baby girls too. The top Presidential name for boys is Jackson, while the top Presidential name for girls is Madison. Along with Madison, other Presidential names ranking in the Top 1000 for girls include Kennedy, Carter, Taylor, Reagan, and McKinley.. Along with Jackson, other Presidential names that make the boys' Top 1000 include Carter, Tyler, Lincoln, Hayes, and Pierce. These are the Presidential names in widespread use in the US today.

  • Barack

    The name of the 44th president, which he inherited from his Kenyan father, is related to the Swahili word "baraka," meaning "blessing," derived from the Arabic "baracka." It is linked, through the... Read More 

  • Carter

    Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but it only cracked the Top 30 in 2014, leaving the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters named Carter on both... Read More 

  • Clinton

    Like many names that have strong political connotations, the attractiveness of the name Clinton will be affected by your world-view. But, taking politics out of the equation, Clinton has a lovely... Read More 

  • Ford

    The long association to the Ford Motor Company doesn't stand in the way of this being a strong, independent, single-syllable name.

    Owen Wilson named his son Robert Ford—although the... Read More 

  • Grant

    One-time beach-boy compadre of Glenn, Greg, and Gary that originated as a nickname for a tall person, Grant has become a no-nonsense, career-oriented grown-up and one that is seeing new... Read More 

  • Harrison

    Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington... Read More 

  • Hayes

    One of those simple, straightforward English surnames -- and with a presidential pedigree -- that's easy to translate into a first. It was recently chosen by both Kevin Costner and Jessica Alba... Read More 

  • Jackson

    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorite boy names, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson... Read More 

  • Jefferson

    The name of the third U.S. President sounds, like Harrison and Jackson, more modern and stylish now than its root name. Used as a first name long before our surname-crazed era, Jefferson was most... Read More 

  • Kennedy

    This attractive surname name still projects that Kennedy family charisma. While it didn't come into widespread use until long after the deaths of martyred heroes President John F. or Senator... Read More 

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln cracked the Top 50 for boys' names for the first time in 2016, more than 150 years after the death of its most famous bearer. This is especially remarkable because, as crazy as it seems... Read More 

  • Madison

    Madison originated as an English surname, a variant of Mathieson, meaning “son of Matthew.” It is occasionally translated as “son of Maud,” as Maddy was historically a nickname for Maud. It was... Read More 

  • Mckinley

    New Presidential name, if you're ready to move beyond Lincoln and Jefferson. At the turn of the last century, during the original McKinley's heyday, as a first name it almost reached the Top 100.Read More 

  • Monroe

    Monroe is a presidential old man name without the fashion power of Jackson, Truman, Tyler, and Taylor. But since Mariah Carey chose it for her newborn twin daughter, Monroe may have a chance of... Read More 

  • Obama

    The surname of our new president has been been adopted as a first, for girls as well as boys, by admiring parents around the world. And the O beginning even makes it fashionable. Though Barack... Read More 

  • Pierce

    Actor Pierce Brosnan brings a strong helping of charm to this name.Read More 

  • Reagan

    A strong, straightforward Irish unisex surname, with a merry glint in its eye, Reagan has been leaping up the popularity lists, to become one of the top Read More 

  • Roosevelt

    Presidential surname adopted as a first by numbers of midcentury African-American parents. Read More 

  • Taylor

    Taylor was the ninth most popular girl's name throughout the 1990s and much more popular for both genders than it is today. Close to the Top 50 boys'... Read More 

  • Truman

    Truman is an upstanding presidential name that radiates an aura of integrity and moral truth, values any parent would want for a child. It seems definitely headed for a revival.

    Also... Read More 

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