It’s only natural to have high hopes for your children. Of course, all we really want is for our children to be happy. There is a part of us though, that would love them to cure cancer/travel to Mars/become President (delete as appropriate). In order to make it as President, your unborn child is going to need a President-worthy name. Here we take a look at the meanings of some baby names fit for a President.
This is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. The first John was John the Baptist, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem. Mentioned in the Bible, he was considered to be a forerunner of Jesus. John means “God” or “gracious”. Presidents with this name include John F Kennedy, John Adams, John Quincy Adams and John Tyler.
This is an African name meaning “blessed”. Barack is quite an uncommon name, but has grown in popularity since the election of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the USA.
This is a Hebrew name meaning “father of many” or “many, multitude”. This is a biblical name, chosen by God for a man originally named Abram. Abraham of the Bible, is considered to be the founder of Hebrews (through his son Isaac), and the found of Arabs (through his son Ishmael). The only President with this name was Abraham Lincoln.
Meaning “strong ruler” or “powerful ruler” this name derives from German, French and English. Richard was historically a popular name for European Kings, and is still a popular name today. The only President with this name was Richard Nixon.
This is a Gaelic name meaning “mighty counsellor” or “mighty ruler”. The name originated in Scotland, but its popularity travelled across the globe by the end of the 19th century. Ronald remains a popular name choice to date. The only President with this name was Ronald Reagan.
This is an English name meaning “lime tree hill” or “lives by the lime tree”. Lyndon was originally a surname based upon the location, but became popular as a first name too. The only President with this name in Washington was Lyndon Johnson.
This is an English name meaning “free man”. It was originally used to describe a landholder. Franklin is a popular name across the English speaking world. Presidents with this name include Franklin Pierce and Franklin D Roosevelt.
This is a German name meaning “will, desire” and “great protector”. The name became increasingly popular in England after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Presidents with this name include William Henry Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Bill Clinton.
This is a biblical name of French origin. James was the name of two apostles in the New Testament. It means “supplanter”. It is a very popular name. Presidents with this name include James Madison, James Monroe, James K Polk, James Buchanan, James Garfield and James “Jimmy” Carter.
This is a Greek name meaning “farmer” or “earth worker”. Historically, it was a popular name for British monarchs and Saints. Presidents with this name include George Washington, George Bush and George W Bush.
Written by Fiona (@Fiona_Peacock), mother, writer and lover of all things baby related
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