Thursday, 15 April 2010

Presidential Names

A surname naming trend that seems to have started with PRESIDENTIAL NAMES. Names like Carter, Jackson and Madison becoming popular choices and topping baby name charts everywhere. These names are current yet classic at the same time and especially popular are the names ending in "son" and "er". These names have proved to be more flexible as they are lending themselves to be used for both boys and girls.

  • Adams ~ Hebrew
  • Carter ~ English; occupational name for the transporter of goods by cart or wagon (son of Alan Thicke)
  • Clinton ~ English; place name meaning "settlement on the summit"
  • Ford ~ English; pass or crossing (son of Jack Wagner)
  • Grant ~ Scottish; commoner form of grand, meaning big and tall
  • Harrison ~ English; son of Harry
  • Jackson ~ English; son of Jack/John (son of Maria Bello, Patti Smith, Katey Sagal, Spike Lee, Natalie Maines & Adrian Pasdar)
  • Johnson ~ English; son of John. Jones is Welsh version of this name.
  • Kennedy ~ Irish/Gaelic/Scottish; one who has an ugly head/helmet head
  • Lincoln ~ English; from the lake colony
  • Madison ~ English; son of Maude (daughter of Sissy Spacek)
  • Monroe ~ Scottish/Gaelic surname; from the mouth of the river
  • Pierce ~ English/Welsh; descendant of Peter
  • Reagan ~ Irish; little king
  • Taylor ~ English; occupational name, means literally "to cut"
  • Truman ~ English; trusty, faithful man (son of Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks)
  • Tyler ~ English; occupational name, a tile layer
  • Wilson ~ English/Scottish; son of Will (son of Christine Lahti and Thomas Schlamme)

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