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10 Baby Girl Names Inspired By The World's Most Influential People

1. Rosa

(Parks)

Her refusal to give up her seat on the bus in 1955 heralded a new era in the civil rights movement. She was dubbed “The mother of the freedom movement”.

2. Teresa

(Mother Teresa)

Now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, she was renowned for her works in the slums of Calcutta with the poor and sick.

3. Florence

(Nightingale)

Seen as the founder of modern nursing, Florence served as a nurse in the Crimean war where she became known for her ability to organise the chaos of the wounded soldiers.

4. Harriet

(Tubman)

Having escaped slavery herself, Harriet made it her mission to rescue some 70 slaves and their families. She was an important figure in the civil rights movement in the US.

5. Anne

(Frank)

A Jewish victim of the holocaust, she became known when her diaries, written while in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands between 1942 and 1944, were published. They gave a valuable insight into the Jewish suffering of the holocaust.

6. Joanne

(JK Rowling)

Rising from the ashes so to speak, the writer of Harry Potter has inspired a whole new generation of readers and writers.

7. Ellen

(DeGeneres)

An unconventional addition to the list, Ellen is adored by millions, possibly billions of people around the world. She has inspired a huge portion of the LGBT community to remain true to themselves.

8. Helen

(Keller)

An inspiration to deaf and blind people around the world, she became the first deaf-blind person to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree.

9. Diana

(Princess of Wales)

A controversial figure when it came to her dealings with the royal family but there can be no doubt about the humanitarian and charitable works she did.

10. Mary

(Robinson)

First female president of Ireland, barrister and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, she has changed the face of Irish politics in addition to changing the office of the Irish Presidency. She is certainly one of the most respected women in this country.
 

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About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog seriouslymammy.wordpress.com for more!

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