From George and Martha to Barack and Michelle, our presidents and their wives provide great inspiration for your next baby name.

Looking for an All-American baby name? You can find it among our presidents and their first ladies! Consider a classic name, such as George, or opt for something trendier, like Reagan.

U.S. presidents with stylish surnames

Choose either the first name or surname of these presidents for your baby boy:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • Chester Arthur
  • Franklin Pierce
  • George Washington
  • Gerald Ford
  • Harry Truman
  • Herbert Hoover
  • James Garfield, James Carter, James Monroe
  • John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Rutherford Hayes
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Ulysses Grant
  • William Harrison, William Clinton
  • Woodrow Wilson

Consider one of these surnames for your baby girl:

  • (James) Madison
  • (John) Kennedy
  • (Ronald) Reagan
  • (William) McKinley
  • (Zachary) Taylor

U.S. presidents with less-common first names

These unique presidential baby names will stand out among trendy classmates named Jacob, Mason or Caden:

  • Barack Obama
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Richard Nixon
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Warren Harding

We're all familiar with Martha (Washington), Eleanor (Roosevelt) and Jackie (Kennedy), but how many of the other first ladies do you know? Here, you'll find a delightful list of first lady names that range from classic and traditional to fun and trendy.

First lady names that begin with a vowel

Eight presidents' wives had names that started with E.

  • Edith: Wives of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson
  • Elizabeth: Wives of Gerald Ford ("Betty"), Harry Truman ("Bess") and James Monroe ("Eliza")
  • Eleanor: Wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Eliza: Wife of Andrew Johnson
  • Ellen: Wife of Chester Arthur

Five of our first ladies were named either Abigail or Anna.

  • Abigail: Wives of John Adams and Millard Fillmore
  • Anna: Wives of Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt ("Eleanor") and William Harrison

And one first lady boasted an antique name.

  • Ida: Wife of William McKinley

Vintage first lady names

Old-fashioned and traditional baby girl names are becoming fashionable again. Find inspiration from these lovely ladies.

  • Barbara: Wife of George H.W. Bush
  • Claudia: Wife of Lyndon Johnson ("Lady Bird")
  • Florence: Wife of Warren Harding
  • Frances: Wife of Grover Cleveland
  • Helen: Wife of William Taft
  • Jacqueline: Wife of John Kennedy ("Jackie")
  • Jane: Wife of Franklin Pierce
  • Laura:  Wife of George W. Bush
  • Louisa: Wife of John Quincy Adams
  • Margaret: Wife of Zachary Taylor
  • Martha: Wives of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
  • Mary: Wives of Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower ("Mamie")
  • Michelle: Wife of President Barack Obama
  • Nancy: Wife of Ronald Reagan
  • Rachel: Wife of Andrew Jackson
  • Rosalynn: Wife of Jimmy Carter

Popular first lady names

You'll find these first lady labels on the current "Top 100 Baby Girl Names" list.

  • Caroline: Wife of Benjamin Harrison (#80)
  • Hannah: Wife of Martin Van Buren (#22)
  • Julia: Wives of John Tyler and Ulysses S. Grant (#65)
  • Lucy: Wife of Rutherford Hayes (#66)
  • Sarah: Wife of James Polk (#43)

Unique first lady names

Give your baby girl a standout name with one of these unusual first lady monikers.

  • Dolley: Wife of James Madison
  • Letitia: First wife of John Tyler
  • Lou: Wife of Herbert Hoover
  • Lucretia: Wife of James Garfield
  • Thelma: Wife of Richard Nixon ("Pat")

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