15 badass baby girl names inspired by iconic feminists throughout history
Who rule the world?
Expecting a little girl, and want to bestow her with a moniker that really packs a punch when it comes to girl power?
Take a look below. We have rounded up a list of 15 inspiring, strong, world-changing women who might just inspire you when it comes to finding the perfect name too:
Caitlin Moran is an iconic author, comedian, and super-woman and her book, How To Be A Woman, helped make feminism more accessible to women everywhere, exploring everything from abortion, to motherhood, to what to call our vaginas.
Emmeline Pankhurst became famed as the leader of the British suffragette movement. She helped form society into a new pattern and in the end helped to win women the vote.
Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing and thoroughly helped shape how patients were cared for and how hospitals should be run.
Eva Peron was the First Lady of Argentina, and founded the Female Peronist Party, which went on earn women the right to vote in 1947.
Frida Kahlo wasn't afraid to use both her femininity and sexuality to her advantage, and not only famed for her art, but is in general now held up as a bit of a feminist icon.
Louisa May Alcott is the author of Little Women, and when written, the book gave a more progressive view of women than what was normal of the era. Oh, and Alcott didn't stop there. She was also a Civil War nurse and the first woman to vote in the local Concord election of 1879.
A global environmental activist, Greta Thunberg might be young, but she has accomplished more in her few years of life than many do in a lifetime.
Coco Chanel was a French designer who pushed the social boundaries of fashion, and made it not only acceptable – but also fashionable – for women to wear trousers.
Gloria Steinem is sometimes referred to as the ‘mother of feminism’, and will no doubt go down in history for this now infamous line: “a liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.”
Katharine Hepburn was an actress who refused to accept just stereotypically 'female' roles and demanded to play strong, female characters.
Margaret Atwood is a science fiction writer known for her proto-feminist works, including The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Surfacing.
Marie Stopes believed women should have a say over what happened with their own bodies, and ended up sparking a sexual revolution when she founded the first ever birth control clinic in Britain.
Jane Austen wrote books that empowered women and addressed issues that mattered to them.
Simone de Beauvoir told women they should have a job of their own as this would grant them financial independence.
Writer and activist Maya Angelou spoke out about things that very few others at the time did – abortion, rape, single motherhood and even her experience working as a prostitute.