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Uncle Sam approved: 50 patriotic baby names for your All-American kid

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These Star-spangled boy and girl baby names are all about America

There's something so special about a baby name that has a story behind it. If you consider yourself a history buff, or if you're due in a patriotic month like July, you can get inspired by 50 classic baby names that come straight from American history.

The men and women who shaped the future of the United States have beautiful names that are perfect for modern babies. The men’s names make for highly traditional baby boy names, while many of the women’s names are "old-fashioned" but now very unique. Try one of these powerful patriotic baby names on for size.

Baby boy names from the American Revolution

During the American Revolution, rebellious men became the founding fathers of the United States of America. From Alexander to William, these are names that have remained popular for centuries.

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Baby girl names from American History

From famous abolitionists to the women who helped shape the earliest forms of feminism in the United States, these are true American heroes. These unique baby girl names have classic roots but have fallen in and out of popularity over the decades, making them excellent independent baby name choices.

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Baby boy names from famous World War II figures

During the second world war, these men of various ranks proved themselves to be heroes in the United States Armed Forces. Draw baby boy name inspiration from one of these unique baby boy names inspired by WWII soldiers. These are now uncommon names, making them perfect for parents seeking unique baby names.

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