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Presidential children baby names

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Descendants of 44 presidents

From George Washington’s stepson John to Barack Obama’s youngest daughter Sasha, the names of the children of U.S. presidents are beautiful and varied. One might be the perfect choice for your baby.
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If you’re looking for the perfect name for your son or daughter, why not look to the 44 U.S. presidents for inspiration? There are plenty of presidential children’s names to peruse, from understandably classic to the totally modern.

Many presidents had children with the same names — John, for example, appeared in the families of several presidents — so we simply listed the first appearance of each name. But you can attest that some names are traditional and classic, some probably won’t be used any time soon and some are impossibly unique.

Which names do you like the best, and which names were the most surprising to you?

Presidential children’s names for boys


  • Abraham: Son of Martin Van Buren
  • Abram: Son of James Garfield
  • Allan: Son of Herbert Hoover
  • Andrew: Son of Andrew Jackson
  • Archibald: Son of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Benjamin: Son of William Harrison
  • Carter: Son of William Harrison
  • Charles: Son of John Adams
  • Chester: Son of Chester Arthur
  • Calvin: Son of Calvin Coolidge
  • David: Son of John Tyler
  • Donnell: Son of Jimmy Carter
  • Doud: Son of Dwight Eisenhower
  • Edward: Son of Abraham Lincoln
  • Elliott: Son of Franklin Roosevelt
  • Francis: Son of Grover Cleveland
  • Franklin: Son of Franklin Pierce
  • Frederick: Son of Ulysses S. Grant
  • George: Legal ward of George Washington
  • Harry: Son of James Garfield
  • Herbert: Son of Herbert Hoover
  • Irvin: Son of James Garfield
  • James: Son of James Monroe
  • Jesse: Son of Ulysses S. Grant
  • John: Stepson of George Washington
  • Joseph: Son of of Rutherford Hayes
  • Kermit: Son of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Lachlan: Son of John Tyler
  • Lyon: Son of John Tyler
  • Lyncoya: Adopted son of Andrew Jackson
  • Manning: Son of Rutherford Hayes
  • Marshall: Legal ward of James Polk
  • Martin: Son of Martin Van Buren
  • Marvin: Son of George H. W. Bush
  • Michael: Son of Gerald Ford
  • Millard: Son of Millard Fillmore
  • Neil: Son of George H. W. Bush
  • Patrick: Son of John Kennedy
  • Quentin: Son of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Richard: Son of Zachary Taylor
  • Robert: Son of John Tyler
  • Ron: Son of Ronald Reagan
  • Russell: Son of Benjamin Harrison
  • Rutherford: Son of Rutherford Hayes
  • Scott: Son of Rutherford Hayes
  • Smith: Son of Martin Van Buren
  • Steven: Son of Gerald Ford
  • Tazewell: Son of John Tyler
  • Theodore: Son of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Thomas: Son of John Adams
  • Ulysses: Son of Ulysses S. Grant
  • William: Son of William Harrison
  • Winfeld: Son of Martin Van Buren

Presidential children’s names for girls


  • Abigail: Daughter of John Adams
  • Alice: Daughter of John Tyler
  • Amy: Daughter of Jimmy Carter
  • Anne: Daughter of John Tyler
  • Arabella: Daughter of John Kennedy
  • Barbara: Daughter of George W. Bush
  • Caroline: Daughter of John Kennedy
  • Chelsea: Daughter of Bill Clinton
  • Christine: Daughter of Ronald Reagan
  • Dorothy: Daughter of George H. W. Bush
  • Eleanor: Adopted daughter of George Washington
  • Ellen: Daughter of Ulysses S. Grant
  • Eliza: Daughter of James Garfield
  • Elizabeth: Daughter of John Adams
  • Esther: Daughter of Grover Cleveland
  • Ethel: Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Frances: Daughter of Rutherford Hayes
  • Harriet: Adopted daughter of James Buchanan
  • Helen: Daughter of William Taft
  • Ida: Daughter of William McKinley
  • Jane: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson
  • Jenna: Daughter of George W. Bush
  • Jessie: Daughter of Woodrow Wilson
  • Julia: Daughter of John Tyler
  • Julie: Daughter of Richard Nixon
  • Katherine: Daughter of William McKinley
  • Letitia: Daughter of John Tyler
  • Luci: Daughter of Lyndon Johnson
  • Lucy: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson
  • Lynda: Daughter of Lyndon Johnson
  • Malia: Daughter of Barack Obama
  • Margaret: Daughter of Zachary Taylor
  • Maria: Daughter of James Monroe
  • Marion: Daughter of Grover Cleveland
  • Martha: Stepdaughter of George Washington
  • Mary: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson
  • Maureen: Daughter of Ronald Reagan
  • Natasha: Daughter of Barack Obama
  • Octavia: Daughter of Zachary Taylor
  • Patricia: Daughter of Richard Nixon
  • Patti: Daughter of Ronald Reagan
  • Pearl: Daughter of John Tyler
  • Pauline: Daughter of George H. W. Bush
  • Ruth: Daughter of Grover Cleveland
  • Sarah: Daughter of Zachary Taylor
  • Susan: Daughter of Gerald Ford
  • Susanna: Daughter of John Adams

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