15 Hillary Clinton-Inspired Baby Names To Keep The Dream Alive


To say Nov. 8, 2016 was a historical day would be an understatement. Although Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton did not earn enough votes to become the next president of the United States, she still walked away as the first female nominee for any major party. That's pretty impressive considering women didn't even have the right to vote a century ago. And even though she won't be making her way to the White House, that doesn't mean your support of Clinton has to come to an end. There are plenty of ways to show that you're still with her, whether it's through t-shirts, sentimental social media posts, or Hillary Clinton-inspired baby names.

Though you may think the latter only applies to people who are expecting or recently gave birth (or Sosha Adelstein, the women who voted while going into labor, according to ABC News), but that's far from the truth. Clinton's road to the White House — though unsuccessful — isn't one that the world will forget away any time soon. People will be talking about her journey for many years to come, especially since it was paved with controversy and complications (e-mails, anyone?). So whether you give birth today or 10 years from now, you can pay tribute to Clinton and the many people who played a role in her journey.

Take a look at the following Hillary Clinton-inspired baby names and see if any of them strike a chord. Who knows — maybe your baby's namesake will inspire them to break some ceilings in their life.

1. Clinton

A fairly obvious choice, but a unique one none the less. Meaning "hilltop town," Clinton would be a great first name for your baby boy.

2. Diane

Though she's known on the trail as HRC, Clinton's actual initials are HDRC. Clinton's middle name, Diane, means "divine" and the name is just that.

3. Rod

Sweet short (for Rodham), Rod is derived from Roderick, which means famous ruler.

4. Demi

Though this moniker makes you think of Moore and Lovato, it makes Clinton supporters think of the Democratic party.

5. Parker

This gender-neutral name, which means "park keeper," pays tribute to Clinton's hometown of Park Ridge, Illinois.

6. Chelsea

You can't mention the first female president without mentioning her supportive daughter Chelsea.

7. Dorothy

Clinton wouldn't be in the Oval Office without the support and encouragement of her mother. Dorothy, meaning "gift of God," is the perfect name to honor HRC and her mom.

8. Wells

Wells, which means "spring," honors Wellesley College, which Clinton earned her undergraduate degree.

9. Eli

Another tribute to one of Clinton's alma mater, Eli is a subtle ode to Eli Yale, the founder of Yale University where Clinton earned her law degree.

10. Rose

Clinton has been breaking glass ceilings long before 2016. According to The New York Times, Clinton became the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979. Pay tribute to her ground-breaking gig with this simple name.

11. Deirdre

Derived from a Celtic word meaning "woman," Deirdre is the perfectly subtle tribute to the first woman presidential nominee.

12. Anthony

Let's be honest. There are a number of women who laid the groundwork for Clinton to get this far. One of whom is Susan B. Anthony. Meaning "priceless one," Anthony is the perfect way to honor the activist who helped women gain the right to vote.

13. Susan

Another nod to suffragette, Susan means "lily" and makes for a great first name

14. Free

OK, this is a long explanation so pay attention. According to CNN, Clinton won Dixville Notch, New Hampshire at midnight on Nov. 7. Since New Hampshire in the "Live Free or Die" state, the name Free makes perfect sense.

15. Hillary

You didn't think we'd leave this name of the list, did you? Hillary means "happy, cheerful" and is the most obvious way to tell people you (and your baby) were — and still are — with her.