Historical Names for Boys

Have a future legend on your hands? Be sure to name him accordingly! These iconic yet unique baby boy names are the perfect for budding famous figures.

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These baby boy names are perfect for parents who are history buffs, or anyone looking for a classic name for their bundle of joy.

From American heroes to former presidents to iconic Hollywood stars, you are sure to find the ideal historical name for your baby boy.

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American Hero Baby Names

Get inspired by these historical figures and discover the perfect baby name for your own little hero:

  • Audie Murphy
  • Cesar Chavez
  • George Patton
  • Martin Luther King
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Paul Revere
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Thomas Paine
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • Babe Ruth
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Ty Cobb

Presidential Baby Names

There's a ton of great presidential baby names, but here are a few of our favorites. (In some cases, even the surname could be a great baby name!)

  • George Washington
  • John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Martin Van Buren
  • William Henry Harrison
  • John Tyler
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Old Hollywood Baby Names

Get inspired by these strong names from some of your favorite Hollywood icons. Again, some of their last names are as cool as their first names!

  • Cary Grant
  • Charlton Heston
  • Clark Gable
  • Errol Flynn
  • Gary Cooper
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • James Dean
  • Marlon Brando
  • Richard Burton
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Spencer Tracy
  • William Holden

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