70 baby names inspired by feminist icons

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  • ADA

    MeaningNobility

    Famous namesake: Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852)

  • AMELIA

    Meaning: Work

    Famous namesake: Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937)

  • AUDRE

    Meaning: Noble strength

    Famous namesakeAudre Lorde (1934 – 1992)

  • BELL

    MeaningHandsome

    Famous namesake: bell hooks (born 1952)

  • BETTY

    MeaningGod is my oath

    Famous namesakeBetty Fridean (1921 – 2006)

  • BILLIE

    MeaningResolute protector

    Famous namesake: Billie Jean King (born 1943)

  • CAITLIN

    MeaningPure

    Famous namesakeCaitlin Moran (born 1975)

  • CAROL

    MeaningFree man

    Famous namesakeCarol Ann Duffy (born 1955)

     

  • CHRISTINE

    Meaning: Follower of Christ

    Famous namesake: Christine de Pisan (1364 – 1430)

  • CLEO

    MeaningFame, glory

    Famous namesakeCleopatra (69BC – 30BC)

  • COCO

    MeaningHelp

    Famous namesakeCoco Chanel (1883 – 1971)

  • DOLLY

    Meaning: Gift of God

    Famous namesakeDolly Parton (born 1966)

  • EDITH

    Meaning: Blessed

    Famous namesakeEdith Archibald (1854 – 1936)

  • ELEANOR

    Meaning: Bright shining one

    Famous namesake: Eleanor Smeal (born 1939)

  • ELIZABETH

    Meaning: By God’s Oath

    Famous namesake: Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603)

  • EMMELINE

    Meaning: Industrious and hard-working

    Famous namesake: Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 – 1928)

  • EMILY

    MeaningRival

    Famous namesakeEmily Davison (1872 – 1913)

  • EVA

    MeaningLiving one

    Famous namesakeEva Peron (1919 – 1952)

     

  • FLORENCE

    MeaningBlossoming

    Famous namesakeFlorence Nightingale (1820 – 1910)

     

  • FRIDA

    Meaning: Beautiful, beloved

    Famous namesake: Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954)

     

  • GERMAINE

    Meaning: From Germany

    Famous namesakeGermaine Greer (born 1939)

  • GLORIA

    MeaningGlorious

    Famous namesakeGloria Steinem (born 1934)

     

  • GRETA

    Meaning: Pearl

    Famous namesake: Greta Thunberg (born 2003)

     

  • HARRIET

    MeaningRuler of the homestead

    Famous namesakeHarriet Tubman (1822 – 1913)

  • HILLARY

    MeaningCheerful

    Famous namesakeHillary Clinton (born 1947)

     

  • IDA

    MeaningWork

    Famous namesakeIda Bell Wells-Barnett (1862 – 1931)

  • ISADORA

    MeaningGift of Isis

    Famous namesakeIsadora Duncan (1877 – 1927)

     

  • JOAN

    MeaningGod is gracious

    Famous namesakeJoan of Arc (1412 – 1431)

     

  • JOSEPHINE

    Meaning: May Jehovah add

    Famous namesakeJosephine Butler (1828 – 1906)

  • KATHARINE

    MeaningPure

    Famous namesakeKatharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003)

     

  • LOUISA

    MeaningFamous warrior

    Famous namesake: Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888)

  • MARGARET

    MeaningPrecious pearl

    Famous namesakeMargaret Atwood (born 1939)

  • MARY

    MeaningWished-for child

    Famous namesakeMary Wollstonecraft (1759 – 1797)

  • MARIE

    MeaningRebellion

    Famous namesakeMarie Stopes (1880 – 1958)

     

  • MAYA

    MeaningGoddess

    Famous namesakeMaya Angelou (1928 – 2014)

     

  • MILLICENT

    MeaningStrong worker

    Famous namesakeMillicent Fawcett (1847 – 1929)

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