35 Baby Names Inspired by Great American Women

When thinking about what to name your baby, there are all kinds of things to consider. From family history and name meaning to spelling and how it sounds all put together, it’s often hard to narrow it down. Many people choose a name based on someone they admire – a relative, a famous person, a great character in a book, etc. If you are looking for a baby GIRL name, inspired by someone amazing, look no further. From pioneers and scientists to politicians and musicians, here are 35 baby girl names inspired by great American women…

  • Truly Inspiring

    Truly Inspiring

    Give your little lady a name to be proud of! From Annie Oakley to Rosa Parks, here are 35 names inspired by great American women…

  • Amelia

    Amelia

    Inspired by Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean

  • Annie

    Annie

    Inspired by Annie Oakley, sharpshooter and superstar in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show

  • Arabella

    Arabella

    Inspired by Arabella Mansfield, the first female lawyer in the US

  • Betsy

    Betsy

    Inspired by Betsy Ross, the creator of the American flag

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    Inspired by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, philosopher and activist who demanded equal treatment of women

  • Clara

    Clara

    Inspired by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross

  • Dorothy

    Dorothy

    Inspired by Dorothy (Dorthea) Lange, photojournalist, most famous for her work during the Great Depression

  • Eleanor

    Eleanor

    Inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady of the United States

  • Ella

    Ella

    Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, the queen of jazz

  • Emily

    Emily

    Inspired by Emily Dickinson, famous American poet

  • Fanny

    Fanny

    Inspired by Fanny Wright, the first woman to speak out against African American slavery

  • Frances

    Frances

    Inspired by Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the US Cabinet

  • Georgia

    Georgia

    Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, famous American artist

  • Gloria

    Gloria

    Inspired by Gloria Steinem, social and political activist who led the women’s liberation movement in the 60s and 70s

  • Harriet

    Harriet

    Inspired by Harriet Tubman, most famous for her work with the Underground Railroad during the Civil War

  • Helen

    Helen

    Inspired by Helen Keller, author, political activist, and speaker, also the first deafblind person to earn a college degree

  • Hillary

    Hillary

    Inspired by Hillary Clinton, American politician and diplomat

  • Ida

    Ida

    Inspired by Ida B. Wells, civil rights leader

  • Jane

    Jane

    Inspired by Jane Addams, first American woman to receive a Nobel Prize

  • Janet

    Janet

    Inspired by Janet Reno, first woman U.S. attorney general

  • Louisa

    Louisa

    Inspired by Louisa May Alcott, American novelist

  • Lucy

    Lucy

    Inspired by Lucy Stone, early suffrage leader

  • Madeline

    Madeline

    Inspired by Madeline Albright, the first woman to become U.S. Secretary of State

  • Margaret

    Margaret

    Inspired by Margaret Sanger, nurse and advocate for women’s health

  • Marilyn

    Marilyn

    Inspired by Marilyn Monroe, one of America’s most iconic women

  • Maya

    Maya

    Inspired by Maya Angelou, American poet and author

  • Michelle

    Michelle

    Inspired by Michelle Obama, current First Lady of the United States

  • Oprah

    Oprah

    Inspired by Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to own her own television network

  • Rosa

    Rosa

    Inspired by Rosa Parks, civil rights activist

  • Sally

    Sally

    Inspired by Sally Ride, the first female astronaut to go into space

  • Sandra

    Sandra

    Inspired by Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court

  • Serena

    Serena

    Inspired by Serena Williams, one of the most famous female athletes in the U.S.

  • Susan

    Susan

    Inspired by Susan B. Anthony, civil rights activist

  • Wilma

    Wilma

    Inspired by Wilma Rudolph, first American woman to win 3 gold medals in the Olympics

  • Zora

    Zora

    Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston, famous anthropologist and author

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