Category Archives: Influential Baby Names


Naming Your Baby After a Mentor

You never forget the people who made you who you are today. High school teachers, baseball coaches, or the college professor that got you through the toughest semester you could imagine will be with you forever. Some people look for family names or names inspired by religion, but if you’re expecting, you can consider names from people in the past who were most important to you. Not only will your baby girl or boy be proud of their name, but whomever you choose to name your child after will surely be honored as well. It’s good to reflect on the great people you’ve met in life, and here are a few names to spark some of those ideas!

Aaron (Hebrew): One who is exalted; From the mountain of strength
Edward (English): A wealthy protector
Christopher (Greek): One who bears Christ inside
Joshua (Hebrew): God is salvation

Alison (German): Woman of nobility; Truthful; Having high moral character
Rose (Greek): Resembling the beautiful and meaningful flower
April (English): Opening buds of spring; Born in the month of April
Martha (Aramaic): Mistress of the house; In the Bible, the sister of Lazarus and Mary


In Honor of…

Naming your child can be difficult if you continue to compare baby names with people you have met in the past. Throughout your lifetime, friends and foes have come and gone. To put a twist on the method of choosing a baby name, consider naming your child after someone who has inspired you to be who you are today.

In honor of former teachers, peers, influential figures in history and maybe even your favorite babysitter, here are a few names chosen at random to kick-start the naming process.


Andrew (Greek): Helper and defender of mankind
Charles (English): One who is manly and strong
Douglas (Scottish): From the black river
William (German): The determined protector


Lisa (English): Form of Elizabeth, meaning “My God is Bountiful”
Rose (Greek): Resembling the beautiful and meaningful flower
Sophie (Greek): Having great wisdom and foresight
Tiffany (Form of Theophania, meaning “manifestation of God”


Influential Baby Names

Marie Curie has advanced science and women’s place in the scientific society. As one of the most influential people in history, Curie continues to inspire women to be leaders and make a difference in the world, which she has done successfully. In honor of Marie Curie on what would have been her 144th birthday, here are a few baby names denoting that your child will be influential as well.


Frank (Latin): Form of Francis, meaning “a man from France; one who is free”
Jonas (Hebrew): Resembling a dove; in the Bible, the man swallowed by a whale
Ronald (Norse): The king’s advisor
Winston (English): Of the joy stone; from the friendly town


Amelia (German): One who is industrious and hardworking
Isabella (Spanish): Form of Elizabeth, meaning “my God is bountiful”
Josephine (Hebrew): Feminine form of Joseph; God will add
Mariamme (Hebrew): A rebellious woman