Today we want to honor the strong and brave women who have made history. Scientists, writers, artists, politicians and other personalities who paved roads, women who left their mark, who broke boundaries and continue (and will continue) to be remembered for their feats.
Inspired by them, if you are expecting a baby, we leave you 35 names of strong women for girls who are proud to be .
Ada, by Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace , daughter of Lord Byron, was a British mathematician and writer. It was a forerunner in the world of computing, having been a pioneer when it came to describing a programming language. She is considered to be the first computer programmer.
Amelia, by Amelia Earhart
Amelia Mary Earhart (Atchison, Kansas, July 24, 1897 – disappeared in the Pacific Ocean, July 2, 1937) was an American aviator, famous for being the first woman to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean .
Ana, by Ana Bolena
Anne Boleyn , elegant and educated lady, queen consort of England, is the image of a romantic victim, a tenacious and beautiful woman who was destroyed by her husband. She was executed on charges of adultery, incest and treason, after a debatable trial and was the mother of the powerful Queen Elizabeth I, one of the most important monarchs in British history.
Carlota, by Carlota Corday
Charlotte Corday (1768 – 1793) was one of the key figures in the French Revolution, famous for killing Marat, a Jacobin.
Catalina, by Catalina de Aragón
Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536) was Queen of England and is considered the first ambassador in history.
Cleopatra (69-30 BC) was the last queen of Ancient Egypt and with her also ended the Ptolemaic dynasty and the Hellenistic era of Egypt. His love with Marco Antonio occupies entire chapters in the chronicle of humanity.
Clara, by Clara Campoamor
Clara Campoamor (1881 – 1972) was one of the promoters of women’s suffrage in Spain, achieved in 1931, and a convinced feminist.
Diana, by Dian Fossey and Diana of Wales
Dian Fossey was an American zoologist recognized for her scientific and conservation work with the gorillas of the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Diana of Wales , first wife of the heir to the British Crown. He has conquered the whole world for his personality, and after his tragic death he became a true myth and a very popular character worldwide.
Eleonora, by Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and human rights activist. She was the first American lady and wife of the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She is considered one of the most influential leaders in the 20th century.
Emma, by Emma Goldman
Emma Goldman , a Lithuanian writer and anarchist of Jewish origin, was one of the pioneers in the struggle for the emancipation of women .
Eva Perón was an Argentine political leader and actress who promoted the women’s suffrage law (1947) and was very active in the struggles for social and labor rights.
Frida, by Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter with a great personality , admired by Picasso, Breton and Trotsky, her painting is classified as expressionist and surrealist. She has been rediscovered in recent years for her great personality and for having been the victim of adverse circumstances, especially her disability.
Gabriela, by Coco Channel
Coco Chanel , pseudonym for Gabrielle Chanel, became one of the most innovative designers to this day. Chanel dared to take traditionally masculine garments and redesign them for the benefit of women.
Grace, by Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly was an Oscar-winning American film actress, and later Princess Consort of Monaco by her marriage to Prince Raniero III. It is considered one of the myths of the industry and one of the most recognized divas in the history of cinema .
Helena, by Hellen Keller
Hellen Keller was an American deafblind writer, speaker, and political activist . At the age of 19 months, he suffered a serious illness that caused total loss of vision and hearing. Keller became a prominent activist and philanthropist who promoted women’s suffrage, workers’ rights, and the fight for the rights of people with disabilities,
Indira, by Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi became the first woman from India to hold the position of Prime Minister of her country. Considered a national hero and India’s second longest-serving prime minister, she earned the nickname “the Asian iron lady.”
Jana, by Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and messenger of peace for the English UN and considered the leading expert on chimpanzees.
Juana, by Joan of Arc and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Joan of Arc , also known as the Maiden of Orleans, was a French heroine, soldier and saint who at the age of 17 led the French royal army. She was convicted of heresy and burned at the stake.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a Mexican nun and one of the most representative figures of Hispanic letters . He learned to read and write at the age of three, cultivated the lyric, the auto sacramental and the theater, as well as prose. She was a woman who was ahead of her time, managing to overcome the socially imposed borders on women in colonial times.
Lucia, by Lucy Montgomery
Lucy Montgomery , Canadian writer, novelist and teacher , recognized for the series of novels “Anne of Green Gables” and worthy of the Order of the British Empire.
Luisa, by Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott was an American writer, best known for her famous novel Little Women (1868). Committed to the abolitionist movement and suffragism , she wrote under the pseudonym AM Barnard a collection of novels and stories that dealt with taboo subjects for the time such as adultery and incest.
Determined and outspoken, Mafalda is a popular comic book character created by Argentine graphic humorist Quino. The girl shows concern for humanity and world peace, and rebels against the world bequeathed by her elders.
Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani student, activist and blogger. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of seventeen, she became the youngest person to access that prize in any of the categories awarded.
Marie, by Marie Curie
Marie Curie was a Polish scientist, a French national, a pioneer in the field of radioactivity. She was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes in different specialties (Physics and Chemistry) and the first woman to hold the post of professor at the University of Paris.
Margarita, by Mata Hari
Mata Hari was a famous dancer, actress and spy , sentenced to death for espionage during the First World War. The word matahari means, in Malay language, sun and literally “eye of the day”.
Marilina, by Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was a Hollywood celebrity in the 1950s and is one of the most popular characters of the 20th century. The American film actress is considered a pop icon and a sex symbol .
Nadia, by Nadia Comaneci
Nadia Comaneci is a former Romanian gymnast who won nine Olympic medals of which five were gold. In addition, she was the first gymnast to obtain a grade of ten points (perfect grade) in an Olympic artistic gymnastics competition.
Olympia, by Olympe de Gouges
Olympe de Gouges is the pseudonym of Marie Gouze, French writer, playwright, pamphleteer and political philosopher, author of the Declaration of the Rights of Women and Citizens (1791). Like other feminists of her time, she was an abolitionist. Arrested for her defense of the Girondists, she was tried and was guillotined to death.
Rita, by Rita Levi-Montalcini
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 – 2012) was a neurologist and politician, who dedicated her life to brain research discovering the neuronal growth factor. This earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1986.
Rosa, by Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was a social activist who peacefully refused to give up her place on the bus to a white man in the United States. Thus the spark was lit that would lead to nonviolent protests in favor of the civil rights of African Americans.
Sibila, by María Sibylla Merian
María Sibylla Merian was a German naturalist, explorer and painter, currently considered one of the most important initiators of modern entomology , thanks to her detailed observations and descriptions, with her own illustrations, of the metamorphosis of butterflies.
Simone, by Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir was a French feminist and human rights defender, writer, teacher and philosopher . He wrote novels, essays, biographies, and monographs on political, social, and philosophical topics. She was a partner of the philosopher Jean Paul Sartre.
Teresa, by Teresa of Calcutta
Teresa of Calcutta was a Catholic nun of Albanian origin who worked with the poor in the Indian city of Calcutta . He helped the marginalized in society, primarily the sick, the poor, and the homeless.
Valentina, by Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova was a Russian engineer and cosmonaut who became the first woman to travel to space .
Victoria, for Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria of England ascended to the throne at the age of eighteen and held it for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days, the second longest reign in UK history , second only to that of her great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth II.
Virginia, by Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf , was a British novelist, essayist, letter writer, editor, feminist and short story writer , considered one of the most prominent figures of 20th century literary modernism.