Baby Names Inspired By Colonial America

I remember back when I was trying to come up with a name for my baby, I searched high and low for baby names. Nothing was too obscure or weird as a source for name inspiration. So, in this vein and with the fact that Thanksgiving is coming up, I thought – where better to look for baby name inspiration than the pilgrims of colonial America. I was actually pretty surprised that I really liked a lot of the names I came across! Apparently the pilgrims were good name choosers (side note: I actually really think “Pilgrim” would make a cute name for a baby, for what it’s worth).

Colonial Inspired Baby Names:

GIRLS:

*Amity

*Constance

*Eliza

*Emeline

*Esther

*Felicity

*Henrietta

*Lydia

*Phoebe

*Primrose

*Prudence

*Rebekah

*Selah

*Verity

BOYS:

*Abner

*Abraham

*Alden

*Amos

*Bartholomew

*Clement

*Cyrus

*Elias

*Ephraim

*Ezekiel

*Gideon

*Isaac

*Josiah

*Linus

*Phineas

*Thaddeus

 

My favorites are Primrose and Verity for a girl and Amos and Gideon for a boy. Did any of you see your little one’s name on this list?

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