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Traditional American 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...

Classic girl and boy names

When the first settlers arrived in what is now the United States, they brought their own culture and names with them. As the pioneers spread westward through the country, this evolved into a culture all its own, one of hardship and pride, of heavy work and reward and of home and hearth. Many of the names of the early American pilgirms, pioneers and settlers are classic and traditional names still in use today, while others are truly unique. We've gathered the best baby names from early America for you -- check them out!

Puritan names

Other names popular in 17th century America were the Puritan-influenced virtue names (many of which were considered unisex and bestowed upon both boys and girls), like:

  1. Charity
  2. Constance
  3. Deliverance
  4. Grace
  5. Mercy
  6. Prudence
  7. Silence
  8. Submitt
  9. Temperance
  10. Thankfull

The virtue names still popular today tend to be feminine, such as Faith and Hope.

Next page: American names from the 1700s

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