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If Presidential names are perfect for boys, then the names of our First Ladies are ideal for girls. Here you’ll find a delightful list of every First Lady and names that run the gamut from traditional to trendy.

A

Five of our First Ladies were named either Abigail or Anna.

  • Abigail Powers, wife of Millard Fillmore
  • Abigail Smith wife of John Adams
  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Roosevelt
  • Anna Grace Goodhew, wife of Calvin Coolidge
  • Anna Tuthill Symmes, wife of William Henry Harrison

 

B

Our only B-named First Lady was the elder Mrs. Bush.

  • Barbara Pierce, wife of George H.W. Bush

 

C

How many of you knew that Lady Bird Johnson’s real first name was Claudia?

 

D

Mrs. Madison’s name graces the packages of yummy desserts even today (spelled Dolly Madison).

  • Dolley Payne Todd, wife of James Madison           

 

E

Eight First Ladies had E names, although three of them were better known as Bess, Betty and Eliza.

  • Edith Bolling Galt, wife of Woodrow Wilson
  • Edith Kermit Carow, wife of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Eleanor Rosalynn Smith, wife of Jimmy Carter
  • Eliza McCardle, wife of Andrew Johnson
  • ElizabethBess” Virginia Wallace, wife of Harry S. Truman
  • ElizabethBetty” Bloomer Warren, wife of Gerald Ford
  • ElizabethEliza” Kortright, wife of James Monroe
  • Ellen Lewis Herndon, wife of Chester Arthur

 

F

Just two First Ladies had a name beginning with F.

  • Florence Kling DeWolf, wife of Warren Harding
  • Frances Fulsom, wife of Grover Cleveland

 

H

Interestingly, our two H-named First Ladies also has maiden names beginning with H.

  • Hannah Hoes, wife of Martin Van Buren
  • Helen Herron, wife of William Howard Taft

 

I

Ida is one of those really old names that we expect will make a comeback in light of a recent trend toward the old-fashioned.

  • Ida Saxton, wife of William McKinley

 

J

The J-named Presidents were John and James, while the First Ladies were Jackie, Jane and Julia.

  • JacquelineJackieLee Bouvier, wife of John Kennedy
  • Jane Means Appleton, wife of Franklin Pierce
  • Julia Boggs Dent, wife of Ulysses S. Grant
  • Julia Gardiner, second wife of John Tyler

 

L

What a variety of L-named First Ladies!

  • Laura Welch, wife of George W. Bush
  • Letitia Christian, first wife of John Tyler
  • Lou Henry, wife of Herbert Hoover
  • Louisa Catherine Johnson, wife of John Quincy Adams
  • Lucretia Rudolph, wife of James Garfield
  • Lucy Ware Webb, wife of Rutherford B. Hayes

 

M

Our first and current First Ladies both boast names beginning with M.

  • Margaret Mackall Smith, wife of Zachary Taylor
  • Martha Dandridge Custis, wife of George Washington
  • Martha Wayles, wife of Thomas Jefferson
  • MaryMamieGeneva Doud, wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mary Todd, wife of Abraham Lincoln
  • Michelle Robinson, wife of Barack Obama

 

N

Our only N-named First Lady was actually the second wife of Ronald Reagan. (His first wife was Jane Wyman.)

  • Nancy David, wife of Ronald Reagan

 

R

Rachel’s husband appears on the $20 bill.

  • Rachel Donelson Robards, wife of Andrew Jackson

 

S

None of our Presidents’ names (first or last) began with S, and just one First Lady’s did.

  • Sarah Childress, wife of James Polk

 

T

We all knew Mrs. Nixon as Pat, but her given name was Thelma Patricia.

 

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