Naming Inspiration From Notable Politicians

Naming Inspiration From Notable Politicians


With the UK election just days away, we are considering notable politicians and looking to the people that have changed political history for baby naming inspiration. While many politicians get a bad rep, some are well known for making positive changes and having a huge impact on many peoples’ lives. With this in mind, here’s naming inspiration from notable politicians, with a focus on the UK and US…


Baby Girls’ Names Inspired by Notable Politicians


Theresa – While the UK may have divided opinions about Theresa May, there’s no question over the fact that she tried her best in the follow up after it was voted that the UK would leave the EU. May tried to get Britain through Brexit, but stepped down after her Brexit plans failed multiple times. At this point, the future of the UK and the EU is still unclear, but May did a lot of the groundwork in this historical movement in politics.


Theresa is a Greek name meaning ‘Harvester’.


Eleanor – Known as Eleanor Roosevelt, but actually named Anna. Eleanor was an American political figure, activist and diplomat. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 1933 to April 1945 and is the longest serving First Lady of the US.


Eleanor is a Greek name meaning ‘bright, shining one’.


Hillary – American politician Hillary Clinton is also a lawyer, diplomat, public speaker and writer. She became the first ever female to be nominated for President by a major political party when she won the Democratic Party nomination in 2016. She was also First Lady of the US from 1993 to 2001.


Hillary is a Latin name meaning ‘bright, cheerful’.


Loretta – As a Harvard graduate, Loretta Lynch was appointed to the position of Attorney General in 2015, which made her the second woman and first ever African-American woman to hold this title. She started her career in federal law and oversaw preliminary investigations of potential corruption among FIFA officials.


Loretta is an Italian name and translates to mean ‘laurel’.


Sayeeda – Sayeeda, also known as Baroness Warsi is a British lawyer, politician and member of the House of Lords. From 2010 to 2012 she chaired the Conservative party and is well known for being the first ever Muslim female to serve in a British Cabinet.


Sayeeda is an Arabic name meaning ‘happy, lucky’.


Mhairi – Mhairi Black became the youngest MP in over 350 years when she was elected in 2015 at the age of 20. Mhairi became a strong voice in Parliament, voicing the need for greater diversity in the Westminster bubble and fighting for LGBT rights as well as focusing on the national food bank crisis.


Mhairi is a Scottish name meaning ‘bitter’.



Baby Boys’ Names Inspired by Notable Politicians


Abraham – Well know Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led America through the Civil War and preserved the Union. He is also known for abolishing slavery, moderising the US economy and strengthening the federal goverment.


Abraham is a Hebrew name meaning ‘many, multitude’.


Benjamin – As one of the Founding Fathers of the US, Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath, alongside an author, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor and civic activist. As an inventor, he created the lightning rod, the Franklin stove and bifocals.


Benjamin is a Hebrew name meaning ‘son of the south’.


Sadiq – Considered to be the most successful Labour politician in the UK. Currently serving as Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is well regarded by his party and Londoners in general. Constantly facing and dealing with numerous issues including the housing crisis, policing, crime and striking tube/train drivers, Khan is hoping for a long and successful career in politics.


Sadiq is an Arabic name meaning ‘honest’.


Winston – With movies made about his career and his impact on the Second World War, Winston Churchill is arguably the most famous British prime minister. His third government, after the wartime national government and the short caretaker government of 1945, lasted until his resignation in 1955. He is best known for leading Britain to Victory in WW2.


Winston is an English name meaning ‘wine’s town’.


Martin – Martin Luther King, Jr. is known as a civil rights activist during the 1950s and ‘60s. He arranged and led non-violent protests, fighting for the rights of all people, with a focus on African Americans. He saw America as one day becoming a peaceful society where race wouldn’t impact a person’s civil rights. He is most known for his ‘I have a dream’ speech.


Martin is a Latin name meaning ‘of Mars’.


Anthony – Tony Blair, official name Anthony, served as prime minister in the UK from 1997 to 2007. He was the leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. Today Tony is heavily involved in Brexit and it is rumoured that his career in politics may be reignited. Although on the contrary many would argue otherwise.


Anthony is an English name meaning ‘highly praise worthy’.



Which politicians do you feel inspired by? With a wide variety of names for boys and girls, this is a great way to search for baby naming inspiration. Download the Namey app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store today. You can discover thousands of names and their meaning, search and input your criteria, and create shortlists to share with your loved ones.


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