The United States Presidential election is just around the corner and the race to the White House is heating up. Today let’s put politics aside and look at the names of the two main candidate’s children and grandchildren. Cast your vote for your favorite name from this list!
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. Hillary comes from the ancient Latin name Hilaris meaning cheerful. Traditionally a male name spelled Hilary, Hillary took off for girls in the early 1960s. Hillary peaked in 1992, but fell out of the Top 1,000 in 2009. You may also associate Hillary with actors Hilary Duff and Hilary Swank.
Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the only child of Hillary Clinton and former US President Bill Clinton. Chelsea is and Old English name as well as a New York and London place name meaning landing place for chalk. Chelsea just entered the Top 1,000 in 1969, peaking in the early 1990s. Though Chelsea has declined in popularity recently, it is still readily used, currently ranked at Number 305.
Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky is Hillary Clinton’s oldest grandchild. Charlotte is definitely a name on the rise, currently ranked at Number 9. A French feminine diminutive of Charles, meaning free man, Charlotte peaked in popularity last year. A timeless name with multiple sweet nicknames, from Charlie to Lottie to Carly, Charlotte is sure to continue to rise in popularity.
Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky was just born in June 2016. Aidan is another popular name choice. Aidan is an anglicized Irish name meaning little and fiery. This spelling of Aidan ranks and number 185, though if you add up all the spellings of Aidan it’s easily one of the most popular names right now. Charlotte and Aidan are both characters from the popular TV series Sex In The City, which makes me wonder if Mom Chelsea is a fan of the show.
Donald John Trump is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States. Donald is a Gaelic name which fittingly for a politician means chief or ruler. Donald was a Top 10 name from 1923 to 1942, ranked at Number 11 in 1946, the year Trump was born. Currently Number 441, Donald is a family name passed down by many men, including Donald Trump who used it for his oldest child, son Donald John Trump Jr. “Don.” Donald Trump Jr continued the tradition, passing his name to his second born and eldest son, Donald John Trump III.
Kai Madison Trump is Donald Trump’s oldest grandchild. Kai is the daughter of Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Haydon. Kai is a rising unisex name with multiple meanings used multiple places worldwide. The Hawaiian meaning of Kai is sea. Kai is currently Number 895 for girls and 145 for boys in popularity and has steadily risen for both sexes in recent years.
Tristan Milos Trump is Donald Trump Jr’s third child and second son, born two years after older brother Donald John III. Tristan is a handsome Celtic name that unfortunately means sorrowful. Modern parents have looked past the given meaning and are definitely taking notice of Tristan which currently ranks at Number 101. Tristan may remind you of the legendary knight from the story Tristan and Isolde.
Spencer Frederick Trump is Donald Trump Jr’s fourth child and third son. Spencer is an English surname and occupational name meaning dispenser for provisions. Spencer has ranked in the 200’s the last several years, currently at Number 252, making it familiar but not extremely popular. Spencer has a distinguished sound and still carries the cool Spencer Tracy association.
Chloe Sophia Trump is the youngest of Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Haydon’s five children. Chloe peaked in 2010 when it was the Number 9 name. Today Chloe is still very loved and used coming in at Number 17. A lovely Greek name meaning young green shoot, it’s very fitting for a baby born in the spring. Chloe spelled Khloe, like TV personality Khloe Kardashian, comes in at Number 100.
Ivanka Marie Trump is Donald Trump’s second child and eldest daughter. Ivanka is a diminutive of Ivana, which also happens to be her mother’s name and stems from Ivan meaning God is Gracious. A rarely used name in the United States, Ivanka has become a name easily identifiable with Ivanka Trump.
Arabella Rose Kushner is the eldest daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Arabella is a beautiful Latin name meaning yielding to prayer. Arabella just entered the Top 1,000 in 2005 and is currently Number 194 in popularity. Arabella makes for a less popular alternative to Isabella which ranks at Number 5. TV’s Doctor Oz also has a daughter named Arabella.
Joseph Frederick Kushner is the second son of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Joseph is a timeless Hebrew name meaning Jehovah increases. Currently Ranked at Number 21, Joseph has never dipped below spot Number 22 in popularity. In the Old Testament Joseph was the beloved eleventh son of Jacob.
Theodore James Kushner was just born this May. He’s the youngest of Trump’s grandchildren and the second son of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Theodore is a handsome Greek name meaning gift of God. Currently ranked at Number 99, Theodore is climbing the charts, up 200 spots in the last 10 years. Theodore has a very distinguished sound and comes with the adorable nickname options Ted, Teddy, and Theo.
Eric Frederick Trump is Donald Trump’s third child and second son. Eric comes from an Old Norse name meaning eternal ruler. Eric peaked in 1976 at Number 13. Eric gained popularity in the mid-nineteenth century as it was the name of a popular Viking explorer, Erik the Red, and a name in a popular children’s book, Eric.
Tiffany Ariana Trump is Donald Trump’s fourth child and second daughter. Tiffany is derived from the Greek name Theophania, meaning God’s appearance. Tiffany was all the rage in the late 1980’s peaking at Number 13 in 1988. Tiffany majorly dropped in popularity in the late 1990s and currently ranks at Number 494. Tiffany may also remind you of the popular jewelry company Tiffany & Co.
Barron William is Donald Trump’s fifth and youngest child. Barron is a variant of the word name Baron, referring to a rank in British nobility. Baron was briefly in the Top 1,000 from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, peaking in 1966 at Number 750. You may also recognize Barron as the name of businessman William Barren Hilton “Barron.”
Which of these names gets your vote?