There are some baby names that never really go out of style, usually because of the people who have held them throughout history. Ancient rulers, former presidents, movies stars, writers, artists, and musicians have a way of making names surge in and out of popularity. When you're searching for an iconic name for your baby though, it can be hard to narrow down the options. Should you go with a timeless classic like William or Jane? Or opt for something a little more unique?
There is something about naming your child after an inspirational figure that seems to set them up for success. Though that theory is probably flawed, there is most definitely merit to carefully choosing a namesake for your soon-to-be baby. In a way, you're subtly telling your child "hey, I admire this person so much that I'm giving you a tiny piece of their history and you can do what you will with it." Whether you admire the meaning behind the name, what the figure accomplished, the art they made, or the words they said, naming your child after your favorite icon is a great way to make sure their legacy isn't lost and that your child remembers the qualities they're named for.