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Baby Names for Future World Changers

Having a baby will change your world in so many ways, so consider this list of baby names for future world changers!

Published August 5, 2018

You’re about to become a parent. Congratulations!

Do you ever daydream of the little one you’ll soon meet?

Do you envision their appearance, guess the little quirks they’ll inherit, and wonder about their personality?

It can be easy to get caught up in how the world might affect your little one’s childhood and perceptions, but have you ever considered you might just be expecting a little world changer yourself? You could be pregnant with or adopting the next innovative genius, trailblazing politician, compassionate philanthropist, or brave activist. Having a baby will change your world in so many ways. Name them something that encourages them to change their world, too!

Baby Names for Future World Changers

Future World Changer Girl Names

Amelia – This name is beautiful and the perfect fit for your future high-flying cutie. Amelia Earhart is the famous namesake, the first female pilot to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean.

Clara – The name “Clara” sounds beautiful and dainty, but the woman behind the inspiration here was not weak in the least. Clara Barton was a Civil War nurse and eventual founder of the American Red Cross. A helping profession could be in your little girl’s future!

Eleanor – Among the most prized First Ladies was Eleanor Roosevelt. This activist doubled as a President’s wife when she wasn’t working towards world peace, of course. Your little Eleanor will likely have some strong opinions and backbone to boot.

Gwendolyn – This lovely name perfectly suits the incredible woman who wore it: Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Perhaps your future daughter’s name is Gwendolyn (Gwen is a terrific nickname!). And she will be as talented as she is loved.

Jane – Jane is a classic. Not only will no one ever mispronounce her name, but your Jane could be named after one of the greatest conservationists of our time, Jane Goodall. There’s no monkey business in the naming game, but this sweet moniker might be just the one for your newest addition.

Malala – Less common than many represented here. We’d be remiss to leave out this courageous name. Malala Yousafzai is an education advocate for girls worldwide. Perhaps you’ll consider this brave name for the brave little girl you’re expecting?

Marie – Marie has seen fluctuating popularity over time but will continue to be a beautiful name so long as people remember some of the women who bore it. Marie Curie is among the notable examples here, and your future physicist will thank you for giving her daily inspiration in her name.

Maya – Dr. Maya Angelou was an activist and poet who inspired and enthralled millions. Her name lives on in her great works and memorable quotes. But could perhaps be carried on by your creative bundle of joy, too?

Rosa/Rosie Rosa Parks or Rosie the Riveter: these beautiful names for a baby girl are sure to help her change the world, from standing up for what is right to drawing encouragement during dark times. Your sweet world-changer will wear either variation proudly.

Sonia – Sonia is a name that does not get nearly enough attention. As beautiful as it is powerful, this name also proudly belongs to the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Your daughter will draw strength and courage from such a prestigious namesake.

Future World Changer Boy Names

Albert – Your Brainiac boy will enjoy the nicknames that come with the name Albert. The most notable man of the same name is Einstein, of course. Your little one is sure to wear the name well.

Alexander – This classic boy’s name was given to many influential men throughout history. But one of my favorites is Alexander Graham Bell, the Scottish inventor of the telephone. Here’s to hoping your sweet little boy is also a creator and innovator!

Calvin – An underrated boy’s name and President alike, Calvin is one of the names we hope to see make a comeback. From a stellar baseball Hall-of-Famer to a man who once resided in the white house, the name Calvin has been attached to many “greats” over time: add your little boy to that list, too!

Emil – This little-known boy’s name is one of my favorites. Emil Kapaun inspired this unique name and was a Roman Catholic priest and United States Army captain who served as a United States Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He was often deemed “the saint in the foxhole.” This gorgeous name is one worth carrying on!

Issac – Perhaps you’ll soon have a boy genius on your hands, a la Sir Isaac Newton? Whether your little guy is a standout in science and math or has his head in the stars. This sweet name is sure to motivate him.

Jenner – In a world of pop culture, most of our minds immediately go to the “Kardashian family” when hearing this name. But this hip-sounding baby name also belongs to the “father of immunology,” Edward Jenner, who developed the first vaccine. Such a neat fact for your brilliant boy to share about his name!

Langston – Langston Hughes was as cool as they come. Something tells us your little one would be too with the same name! This world-renowned poet and activist has given the world much to remember him by. But naming your little man the same certainly wouldn’t hurt.

Marshall – Thurgood Marshall was an influential member of the United States Supreme Court. While we love the name Thurgood, we know that Marshall is a great name making a comeback. Your stately young gentleman can share his namesake with one of the greatest justices the high court has ever seen.

Muhammad – This name (and variations of it) is one of the most popular boy names in the world! Your inspirational, brave little dude could share his name with one of the greatest athletes ever. As well as a prominent religious figure.

Simon – This go-getting guy’s name is on the list thanks to Simon Bolivar, a notable figure in South American history. The country of Bolivia was named after him for his achievements during multiple revolutions in South America. If bravery and brawn are what you aspire for your little boy, consider Simon as a top choice baby name.

Check out our other baby name lists if you want even more ideas. Try strong boy names, powerful boy names, badass girl names, and Greek goddess names for more ideas on what to name your precious little one. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby!

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