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Popularity of the Baby Name Lenah

Number of Babies Named Lenah

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Lenah

Namestorm 12 – Baby Names Inspired by Nurses

Here are some names inspired by nurses and nursing (an excellent topic suggested by C in DC last week).

English nurse Florence Nightingale established a nursing school at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1860.

American nurse Linda Richards became the first professionally trained nurse in the U.S. in 1873.

Lillian (and Henry)
American nurse Lillian Wald founded Henry Street Settlement in New York City 1893.


  • American nurse Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first professionally trained African American nurse in 1879.
  • American nurse Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service in 1925.

Clara (or Clarissa)
American nurse Clarissa “Clara” Barton founded and became the first president of the American Red Cross in 1881.

English nurse Agnes Hunt opened Florence House, a convalescent home for crippled children, in 1900.

New Zealand nurse Ellen Dougherty became the world’s first registered nurse in February, 1902. (New Zealand had become the first country to regulate nurses nationally in 1901.)

Lina and Lenah

  • American nurse Lina Struthers became the first school nurse in North America (specifically, New York City) in late 1902.
  • Canadian-born nurse Lenah Higbee was awarded the Navy Cross in 1918.

British nurse Edith Cavell, after helping hundreds of Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, was executed on 12 October 1915.

American nurse Hildegard Peplau emphasized patient-nurse relationships in Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, published in 1952.

English nurse and physician Cicely Saunders established St. Christopher’s Hospice in South London in 1967.

Can you come up with any other names inspired by nurses or nursing?

(And, what interests/activities should we namestorm about next?)

Sources: American Nurses Association, Wikipedia