21 Presidential Names for Baby Boys

Every parent dreams (or, well, perhaps also dreads) that their offspring will one day grow up to be President of the United States. It's a huge responsibility that requires confidence and charm as well as luck. So why not go ahead and give your little boy a head start with a baby name taken from one of our 43 presidents? (He can thank you in his victory speech.)

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Here, our votes for the most awesome baby boy names inspired by POTUS.


Abram: Here's a two-fer: Abram was James Garfield's middle name and offers a hipper tweak to Lincoln's moniker. It's a fair choice, if we do say so ourselves.

Barack: Too soon to pay tribute? Nah. We love the clever, athletic name of our current president.

Birchard: Birchard was Rutherford Hayes' middle name (and his mom's maiden name). We elect you try "Birch" for short.

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Calvin: Enduring and solid, much like the 30th US president, Calvin Coolidge.

Carter: Jimmy Carter was undoubtedly a soft-spoken president, but his last name has a strapping, energetic sound.

Chester: Chester Alan Arthur not ringing a bell? (You're not alone.) But we do dig this name for a boy -- it's both energetic and playful.

Delano: "Franklin Roosevelt" may not sound compelling, but Delano's a name that brings the confidence.

Ford: A good, conservative choice, just like its namesake, #38.

Grover: You gotta love a president whose dying words were, "I have tried so hard to do right." Grover Cleveland was so beloved, he served two non-consecutive terms as POTUS. But we just like his super-cute, Muppet-y in a good way, name.

Herbert: George H. Walker Bush's first middle name comes from Old English and means "bright army."

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Knox: John Polk might not be a household name, but his middle name could be! (See what we did there?) It's got dash to spare. Brad and Angelina think so, too.

McKinley: President McKinley set the gold standard -- literally. Because of him, only gold, not silver, can be exchanged for paper money. So it's fitting, then, that this is such a rich name for a boy.

Monroe: Stately and solid, just like James Monroe, President #5 and the last president who was also a Founding Father.

Pierce: Okay, so maybe Franklin Pierce is remembered as being one of the country's worst presidents ever. But! His last name is aces for a little boy.

Quincy: A surprisingly cuddly middle name for a president (a la John Quincy Adams), we think it's a primary choice for a baby boy.

Simpson: That initial "S" in Ulysses Grant's name stands for Simpson, which manages to be both handsome and in charge.

Taft: William Howard Taft served as both US President and Chief Justice, so it's fitting that this name is so robust. We find it completely charming.

Truman: A smart, solid name that has to kind of grow on you, just like its namesake, Harry S.

Walker: Fewer boys' names connote such a sense of casual easygoingness. Thank you, #43!

Wilson: Wilson was Ronald Reagan's middle name (and also his mother's). But regardless of back story, it's friendly and accessible.

Zachary: For traditionalists out there, we give you ... Zachary. President Taylor's nickname was "Old Rough and Ready," but we think you can skip that part.

Which presidential name for a boy do you like the least?

 

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