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Famous February Baby Names

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February, the second month of the year, is the only month with fewer than 30 days. February has 29 days in leap years and 28 days in other years. And February is the birth month of these famous people from history, pop culture and the wonderful world of sports:


February-born literary geniuses gave us Little House on the Prairie, Great Expectations and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

Charles Dickens: French, German and English origins, means Man or Manly

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: French, German and English origins, means Rules his household

James Joyce: Hebrew and English origins, means Supplanter; variant of Jacob

John Grisham: English origin, means God Has Shown Favour

Judy Blume: Hebrew origin, means Praised; diminutive of Judith

Laura Ingalls Wilder: English and Spanish origins, means Crowned with Laurels

Toni Morrison: French and English origins, means Beyond Praise; feminine form of Anthony, dimutive of Antoinette

Baby names from British literature


Some of the world's most recognized works of art were created by February-born artists, painters and photographers, including American Gothic (pictured) and the famed covers of The Saturday Evening Post.

Ansel Adams: German origin, means God's Protection

Grant Wood: Scottish origin, means Tall or Great

Norman Rockwell: French, German and English origins, means Man from the North

Pierre Auguste Renoir: French origin, means A Rock; form of Peter

Victor Hugo: Spanish origin, means Victor

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February is short on days but big on athletic ability, giving us superstars in boxing, football, baseball, and racecar driving.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth: English origin, means Farmer

Henry "Hank" Aaron: French, German and English origins, means Rules his household

Julius "Dr J" Erving: French origin, means Jove's Child

Mario Andretti: Italian and Spanish origins, means Warring

Michael Jordan: Hebrew origin, means Who is like God?

Oscar De La Hoya: English or Celtic origin, means Divine Spear or Jumping Fighter

Roger Staubach: English and German origins, means Famed Spearman

More sports-inspired baby names

Presidents and Politicians

February gives us Presidents ' Day -- Happy Birthday George and Abe!

Abraham Lincoln: Hebrew origin, means Father of a Multitude

Adlai E. Stevenson: Hebrew origin, means Justice of God

Edward Kennedy: English origin, means Wealthy Guardian

George Washington: English origin, means Farmer

Michael Bloomberg: Hebrew origin, means Who is like God?

Ronald Reagan: English, Gaelic and Scottish origins, means Powerful Counselor

Presidential baby names

Scientists and Inventors

These February babies brought us globes, batteries, lightbulbs, and Pluto!

Alessandro Volte: Italian form of Alexander, means Defender of Men

Clyde W. Tombaugh: Scottish and Welsh origins, means Loud Voice

Galileo Galilei: Italian origin, means From Galilee

Herman Hollerith: German origin, means Soldier

Linus Pauling: Old English origin, means Flax; derived from Linn

Nicolas Copernicus: Spanish origin, means Victorious; Conqueror of People

Thomas Edison: Greek origin, means Twin

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Historical Figures

These brave history makers helped form the nation we know and love today.

Charles Lindbergh: French, German and English origins, means Man or Manly

Frederick Douglass: German origin, means Peaceful Ruler

Omar Bradley: Hebrew meaning is Eloquent Speaker; Arabic meaning is He Who Has Long Life

Rosa Parks: Italian, Portuguese, German and English origins; means Rose

Susan B. Anthony: Hebrew origin, means Graceful Lily

William Tecumseh Sherman: French, German and English origins, means Resolute/Determined Protector

More historical baby names and meanings

Actors, Musicians and Entertainers

Famous February celebs have entertained us on television, big screen and stage.

Alice Cooper: traditionally a name for a girl, means Of The Nobility

Clark Gable: English origin, means Cleric or Clerk

Dinah Shore: Hebrew origin, means Avenged

Elizabeth Taylor: Hebrew origin, means My God Is My Oath

Farrah Fawcett: English origin, means Fair-Haired

Garth Brooks: English origin, means Garden

Lon Chaney: Gaelic origin, means Fierce

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