How better to celebrate the Fourth of July than with an Independence Day baby? Break out the red, white and blue party poppers! If you’re stuck on choosing a baby name, you might be considering giving your little one a name that is a piece of history. Some of these names are a bit old school, but have the unique sound that is popular for baby names right now. While you’re trying to keep “Baby, you’re a firework” out of your head from Katy Perry, celebrate the holiday with a bang!
If you’re due on or around to the Fourth of July, here are some patriotic names to consider for your baby girl or boy.
Gloria (Latin): A renowned and highly praised woman
Liberty (English): An independent woman; Having freedom
Betsy (Hebrew): Nickname for Elizabeth; God is a vow
Abigail (Hebrew): The source of a father’s joy
Benjamin (Hebrew): Son of the south; Son of the right hand
Lewis (German): A famous warrior
Thomas (Greek): One of twins
Carter (English): One who transports goods; One who drives a cart
If you are wondering what might be special about April 16th, wonder no more! April16th is a holiday in Washington DC which marks the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Act. Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, signed the Act on April 16th in 1862.
A series of events occur throughout the month of April including exhibitions, public discussions, presentations of historic documents, and concerts to name a few.
Other events that occur on April 16th, 2012 include Patriot’s Day and Orthodox Easter Monday.
For a baby born during the month of April, here are a few names that honor historical figures throughout the United States history.
Alexander (Greek): Helper and defender of mankind -Alexander Graham Bell: Inventor of the telephone
Eli (Hebrew): One who has ascended -Eli Whitney: Invented the Cotton Gin
Roger (German): A famous spearman -Roger Williams: Founder of Rhode Island
Samuel (Hebrew): God has heard -Samuel Adams: Founding Father
Eleanor (Greek): Form of Helen, meaning “the shining light” -Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady
Elizabeth (Hebrew): My God is bountiful -Elizabeth Cady Stanton: American Women’s Suffrage
Mary (Latin/Hebrew): Star of the sea/from the sea of bitterness -Mary Fields: The Postal Service
Virginia (Latin): One who is chaste; virginal -The London Company: First Permanent English Settlement