CartermEnglish From an English surname that meant "one who uses a cart". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
ClevelandmEnglish From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "hilly land". This was the surname of American president Grover Cleveland (1837-1908). It is also the name of an American city, which was founded by surveyor Moses Cleaveland (1754-1806).
ClintonmEnglish From a surname that was originally from an Old English place name meaning "settlement on the River Glyme". A famous bearer of the surname is former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).
FordmEnglish From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "ford" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
GarfieldmEnglish From a surname meaning "triangle field" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president James A. Garfield (1831-1881). It is now associated with the cat in Jim Davis's cartoon strip Garfield.
GrantmEnglish, Scottish From an English and Scottish surname that was derived from Norman French grand meaning "great, large". A famous bearer of the surname was Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), the commander of the Union forces during the American Civil War who later served as president. In America the name has often been given in his honour.
HardingmEnglish From an English surname that was derived from the Old English given name Heard. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Warren G. Harding (1865-1923).
HarrisonmEnglish From an English surname that meant "son of Harry". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, is a famous bearer.
JacksonmEnglish From an English surname meaning "son of Jack". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).
JeffersonmEnglish From an English surname meaning "son of Jeffrey". It is usually given in honour of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
Kennedyf & mEnglish, Irish From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of Cennétig". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
LincolnmEnglish From a surname that was originally from the name of a city in England, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This name is usually given in honour of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
Madisonf & mEnglish From an English surname meaning "son of Maud". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie Splash (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. It was ranked second for girls in the United States by 2001. This rise from obscurity to prominence in only 18 years represents an unprecedented 550,000 percent increase in usage.... [more]
McKinleyf & mEnglish From a surname, the Gaelic form of which is Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of Fionnlagh". A famous bearer was the assassinated American president William McKinley (1843-1901).
Monroem & fScottish, English From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
NixonmEnglish (Modern) From an English surname meaning "son of Nick". It was borne by the American president Richard Nixon (1913-1994).
Reaganf & mEnglish (Modern), Irish From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of Riagán". This surname was borne by American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
RooseveltmEnglish From a Dutch surname meaning "rose field". This name is often given in honour of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) or Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
Taylorm & fEnglish From an English surname that originally denoted someone who was a tailor, from Norman French tailleur, ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut". Its modern use as a feminine name may have been influenced by the British-American author Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985).
TrumanmEnglish From a surname that meant "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It was also borne by American writer Truman Capote (1924-1984).
TylermEnglish From an English surname meaning "tiler of roofs", derived from Old English tigele "tile". The surname was borne by American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
WashingtonmEnglish From a surname that was originally derived from the name of an English town, itself meaning "settlement belonging to Wassa's people". The given name is usually given in honour of George Washington (1732-1799), commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States.
WilsonmEnglish From an English surname meaning "son of William". The surname was borne by Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), the American president during World War I.