Namesake Names

Strong women in (relatively) modern history that are well worth a beautiful little girl's namesake. I love names with history and would love to give my little girl an example of strong, fearless women to live up to.... who also has a really gorgeous name. - Created by alphabetdem

  • Abigail

    Abigal Adams

  • Ada

    Ada Lovelace, considered the first computer programmer, born Augusta

  • Amelia

    Amelia Earhart

  • Arabella

    Arabella Mansfield was the first woman admitted to the bar in the US

  • Eleanor

    As if Eleanor Roosevelt wasn't a big enough namesake, there's also Eleanor of Aquitaine.

  • Elena

    Elena Kagan, first LGBT justice on the Supreme Court.

  • Elizabeth

    There are so many... both queens of England/UK, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the woman's suffragist, Elizabeth Blackwell, the first black female doctor, even Tina Fey was born an Elizabeth.

  • Georgia

    Georgia Neese Clarke was the first female Secretary of the Treasury

  • Harper

    Harper Lee, of course.

  • Hillary

    Hillary Clinton, former first lady, Secretary of State, Senator from New York, active human rights worker.. and possibly first female president?!? (Here's hoping!)

  • Josephine

    Of course, there's the beautiful and glamorous wife of Napoleon who was cruelly cast aside, but also Josephine Bay, who was the first woman to head a firm on the stock exchange.

  • Lydia

    Lydia Darragh is credited with saving George Washington's army.

  • Madeleine

    Madeleine Albright, first female Secretary of State

  • Sandra

    Sandra Day O'Connor

  • Victoria

    for Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president in US history, 26 years before women had the right to vote

  • Zora

    Zora Neale Hurston, anthropologist and inspiration for "Their Eyes were Watching God."