20 Unique Baby Names That Are Inspired By Public Figures

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Throughout our lifetime, we come across many inspirational people we look up to. Honoring such personalities, here is our list of baby names inspired by public figures. The following names in our list include men and women in various fields. Their dedication, humility, courage, wisdom, and other praise-worthy traits have made them remarkable and unforgettable individuals worldwide. By naming your child after a public figure, you can motivate them to live a life worthy of their name. You would be contributing to their strength passively. The name also lets them know their identity is their source of strength and that they are the source of their power. So, read on to know more about the names listed below and choose the right one for your child.

Top 10 Heroic Baby Girl Names

1. Emma:

Comic books are an excellent source of heroic names for little girls. Emma is a strong and sassy name for your little warrior. She is a member of the X-Men series.

2. Elizabeth:

The legendary Queen of England is the proud owner of this meaningful and timeless Biblical name. The name also offers several nickname options like Bess or Eliza.

3. Susan:

Susan is the name of the most popular suffragist. This feminine name reached its heyday in the early 1960s. Despite its beautiful meaning, Susan is less common these days. The meaning of Susan is ‘lily’.

4. Jane Austen:

Jane Austen, the grand dame of the 18th century, has a name that is as classic as her novels. Even though the name has seen a rise in the popularity in the recent years, it is unlikely that your daughter will share her name with anyone else in her class.

5. Rosa:

Rosa Perks was the first lady of the American civil rights movements. Her name is a beautiful variation of the common name Rose. Rosa is also a nice substitute for floral monikers like Violet or Lily.

6. Clara:

This is one of the cute heroic girl names you ever heard. Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross and the Civil War nurse. Her name means ‘bright and famous’. The name is rare enough to stand out, even now.

7. Amelia:

Why don’t you consider naming your daughter after one of the most famous women adventurers, Amelia Earhart? Amelia Earhart is also a modern mystery after she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while trying to circumnavigate the globe.

8. Bronte:

Bronte, the lovely surname of the three novel writing sisters, is now famous as a first name. It makes a fitting tribute to the lovers of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. The meaning of Bronte is ‘thunder’.

9. Alexandra:

Alexandra originates from the Greek language, and its meaning is ‘protector of humanity’. Saint Alexandra was the martyr of the Diocletianic persecution. And in Greek mythology, Alexandra was a byname of Goddess Hera. The meaning of Alexandra is ‘protector of humanity.’

10. Andromeda:

The meaning of Andromeda is ‘to be aware of man’. It Greek mythology, Andromeda was the princess whom the sea monster tried to devour. ‘Perseus’ eventually saved her. It is also the name of a constellation in the northern skies.

Top 10 Heroic Baby Boy Names

11. Brian:

The name Brian is one of the most famous heroic names. The most renowned bearer of this name is Brian Boraimhe, the High King of Ireland. He was the first warrior and king to liberate Ireland from the Vikings. It made him the greatest national hero of Ireland. The meaning of Brian is ‘strong, noble’.

12. Arthur:

Who comes to your mind when you hear the name Arthur? The British King Arthur would be the answer of most of you. Arthur was the leader of the Round Table’s knight who reigned in the 5th or 6th century AD. Arthur is also the name of a noble character in Shakespeare’s play “King John”.

13. Ulysses:

The Greek name Ulysses is another common heroic name. Ulysses was the king of Ithaca in the Ionian Sea. It is also the name of the lead character in Homer’s ‘Iliad’. So the name Ulysses has a dual heroic connection.

14. Ali:

The heroic name Ali is one of the most widely used Arabic names. It means ‘lofty and sublime’. In Islam, Ali, the All High is one of the names of Allah. It is also the name of Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law, one of the most significant warriors of Islam. It is also the name of the hero in “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”.

15. Rocky:

The famous cinematic boxer is the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear the name, Rocky. It is an adorable name for a little boy. Even Madonna used this name for her son.

16. Maximus:

Are you a fan of the movie Gladiator? Then you can name your son Maximus. Maximus is a Roman general who served the Roman Emperor in his Twelve Year Campaign. Later, he served as a Gladiator in the arena after escaping Commodus. The name Maximus is fierce enough to make the enemies shake in their sandals.

17. Gatsby:

This is one of the unique heroic boy names. Gatsby is the titular character of “The Great Gatsby” film and novel series. For modern parents, Leonardo DiCaprio is the embodiment of Jay Gatsby.

18. Luke:

Luke Skywalker, one of the main characters in “The Star Wars” trilogy, rules across the nation and even beyond, every Halloween. Luke is a sturdy, yet amiable New Testament name with a cowboy feel to it.

19. Achilles:

In Greek mythology, Achilles was the hero of the Trojan War. This brave warrior had slain the Trojan hero Hector just outside the gates of Troy. Achilles was also the lead of an epic written by Homer. The meaning of Achilles is ‘warrior’.

20. Hades:

The mighty Hades was the god of the underworld in Greek mythology. Parents rarely use this heroic name these days so it will make a unique choice.

Picking baby names inspired by public figures is an excellent way of honoring your heroes while providing your child a source of inspiration as they grow up. The names are derived from real-life, mythological, fictional adventurers, warriors, kings, and other famous personalities. They are perfect for parents who are history buffs or looking for a classical name. Clara, Amelia, and Emma can be great choices for your lovely princess, while Gatsby, Brian, and Hades are ideal for your courageous boy.

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Arshi Ahmed

Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. She specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child. Arshi understands how important it is for a parent to find the right name because the name gives the baby an...
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