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9 unique boy and girl names inspired by philosophers and thinkers


Many people tend to choose the name of their baby based on popular names, original names or Christian names related to the family, that have a special meaning, but above all that is attractive and that their children carry with pride in the future. However, why not take an example to find beautiful names for boys and girls to the great philosophers and thinkers of history?

Those people who, with their effort, managed to shape the world we now know and who left behind, moments to remember and honor forever. This option is ideal if you and your partner feel affinity with the story and the changes that it has brought with it over time. If you want to know a little more about this, then do not miss this article where we will show you the best baby names inspired by great thinkers and moments in history.

Here you will find a varied list of names of both girls and boys to choose. We start with the names for the boys. We tell you the origin and meaning of each one of them so that your choice is easier.

1. Dante
Inspired by the famous Italian writer, poet and thinker Dante Alighieri, known for his famous literary work 'The Divine Comedy', considered one of the best works in the world, which marked the advance from medieval to Renaissance thought. The name Dante means 'the one who endures' and comes from the Latin 'durans', making it a more popular name in Italy.

2. Claudio
This name we honor Claude Monet, the artist behind the beautiful paintings of nature and for being one of the forerunners of the Impressionism movement, named after his famous work 'Impression, rising sun'. Claude or Claudio, is a Latin male proper name, whose meaning is 'closed', it used to be an ancient Roman noble surname. You can also use her feminine variant, which is Claudia.

3. René
It has its own Latin origin 'Renatus' and it is the French variant of the name 'Renato', whose meaning is 'He who is reborn'. A great character with this name was René Descartes, considered the father of modern philosophy, who gave valuable contributions to different chairs, such as psychology, geometry and mathematics.

4. Alexander
Alexander Fleming, a British scientist to whom even today, we owe enormous thanks, as he is the discoverer of the antibiotic effects of penicillin. This name has a Greek origin 'Alexandros', a masculine proper name whose meaning is 'The protector of all men'.

5. Lion
It is a proper masculine name of Latin origin, widely used as a surname of Roman Christian families and as the name of emperors of Constantinople. A prominent character with this name is the Russian writer and peace activist Leo Tolstoy, famous for his works 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'.

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6. Ada
It is a proper feminine name of Hebrew origin 'adah' whose meaning is 'adorned woman'. A great female character in history is Ada Lovelace, daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, who was known for carving her way as a poet, analyst, and mathematician, becoming known as the first programmer in history.

7. Maya
Maya Angelou was a renowned civil rights activist in the United States, which led her to interact with great leaders and contribute her political vision, as well as being a free thinker and writer. Maya comes from the Greek, whose meaning is 'Godmother', but it also has a Basque origin as 'Beloved of God'

8. Rosalinda
This name is to honor Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and crystallographer who offered an understanding of the structure of DNA as we know it today (the double helix shape). This is a beautiful Germanic feminine name, meaning 'She who possesses glory for her sweetness'

9. Maria
María Zambrano was a Spanish thinker and philosopher who has received several awards for her work. María is one of the most frequent names for girls in the world, although different variants are used depending on the language. It is a name of Hebrew origin that means 'exalted' or 'the chosen one'. This name can be used in its simple form or as a compound name.

Which of these names is your favorite?

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