For a powerful baby name, you can’t go wrong with a presidential pick

Presidential baby names for girls

Powerful girl names:

  • Geraldine
  • Hillary
  • Nancy
  • Michelle

If you are raising a future female leader, let’s take a look at powerful and strong women who ran for president, vice president or have held high offices in our government. Democrat Geraldine Ferraro was the first female Vice Presidential candidate representing a major political party. Hillary Clinton was one of the leading candidates in 2008 running for the Democratic presidential nomination and made history in 2016 as America’s first female presumptive presidential nominee. Unsurprisingly, Forbes has listed Hillary as the second most powerful woman in the world!

Sarah Palin is another major female power player as she was the first woman to be the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in 2008.

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Nancy Pelosi has a major leadership role in our government, as the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and she served as the 60th Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Our current First Lady, Michelle Obama, is another strong woman who is a great role model for young women.

Last names as first names

Another way to give your child a presidential baby name is by looking at the last names of our U.S. Presidents. In fact, you will find some cool and unique names that would be great for both girls and boys. Not all last presidential last names, such as Bush, would make good first names — but you would be surprised how many would!

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Check out our list of last names of presidents that could make great first names for your baby:

Presidential baby names
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Originally published Feb. 2012. Updated June 2016.