Beginning March 1987, March has become National Women's History Month to recognize great achievements made by courageous American women.
Here are 14 historical girl name ideas you may want to use!
Abigail Adams was a member of the Daughter's of Liberty and appealed John Adams, her husband, to protect women's rights.
Jane Addams was the president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She was the founder of Settlement House Movement which was in East London and it provided social services and education to the poor workers who lived there.
Louisa May Alcott wrote the book Little Women and other children's novels.
Marian Anderson was the first African-American to perform at the Whitehouse and was one of the greatest concert singers in the late 1800's into the 1900's.
Susan B. Anthony worked for women's rights to vote.
Clara Barton started the American Red Cross and was a nurse, humanitarian, and teacher during the Civil War.
Mary McCleod Bethune formed a black school and advised issues involving black youth.
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in American, she was also a women's rights activist.
Amelia Bloomer promoted the change in dress standards for women so that they would be less restrictive. She was an American women's rights advocate.
Willa Cather was a writer who wrote about frontier life.
Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman elected to Congress.
Emily Dickinson was an American poet who was noticed by her unrhymed and symbolic poems.
Dorthea Dix helped to get women to work in military hospitals during the time of the Civil War.
Angelina Grimke Weld was an abolitionist and suffragist in the 1930's.
Some of our top name choices are Angelina which means "angel", Emily which means "hard working", and Willa which means "fierce protector" or "resolute".