U.S. Presidents and First Ladies

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In recent years, surnames have become popular to use as first names. Classrooms are full of little Taylors, Tylers, and Madisons. Relative newcomers like Carter, Kennedy, Reagan, Grant and Harrison are zooming up the charts. What do these names have in common? They are all the names of former U.S. Presidents. Why these names? Perhaps parents feel they are distinguished and have more prestige than your average Smith and Jones. Perhaps it's a nod to our nation's history. Perhaps it's just because WASPy names are in vogue right now. Whatever the reason, here is a list of the Presidents of the U.S.A. and their First Ladies.

President First Lady
George Washington Martha Dandridge
John Adams Abigail Smith
Thomas Jefferson Martha Wayles Skelton
James Madison Dolly Payne Todd
James Monroe Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright
John Quincy Adams Louisa Catherine Johnson
Andrew Jackson Rachel Donelson Robards
Martin VanBuren Hannah Hoes
William Henry Harrison Anna Tuthill Symmes
John Tyler Julia Gardiner
James Knox Polk Sarah Childress
Zachary Taylor Margaret mackall Smith
Millard Fillmore Abigail Powers
Franklin Pierce Jane Means Appleton
James Buchanan -
Abraham Lincoln Mary Todd
Andrew Johnson Eliza McCardle
Ulysses Simpson Grant Julia Boggs Dent
Rutherford Birchard Hayes Lucy Ware Webb
James Abram Garfield Lucretia Rudolph
Chester Alan Arthur Ellen Lewis Herndon
Grover Cleveland Frances Fulsom
Benjamin Harrison Caroline Lavinia Scott
Grover Cleveland Frances Fulsom
William McKinley Ida Saxton
Theodore Roosevelt Edith Kermit Carow
William Howard Taft Helen Herron
Woodrow Wilson Edith Bolling Galt
Warren Gamaliel harding Florence Kling DeWolf
Calvin Coolidge Anna Grace Goodhew
Herbert Clark Hoover Lou Henry
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Harry s Truman Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace
Dwight David Eisenhower Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Lyndon Baines Johnson Claudia "Lady Bird" Alta Taylor
Richard Milhous Nixon Thelma Patricia "Pat" Catherine Ryan
Gerald Rudolph Ford Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren
James Earl Carter Eleanor Rosalynn Smith
Ronald Wilson Reagan Nancy Davis
George Herbert Walker Bush Barbara Pierce
William Jefferson Clinton Hillary Rodham
George Walker Bush Laura Welch
Barack Hussein Obama Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
Donald John Trump Melania Knauss