33 Adventurous Girl Names Inspired By World Explorers

Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. In human history, its most dramatic rise was during the Age of Discovery when European explorers sailed and charted much of the rest of the world for a variety of reasons. When coming up to baby names, you could consider choosing adventurous names for your baby girls inspired by those famous explorers. These names are bold and mighty, and they make good names for your little explorers.

Alexandra: Alexandra David-Neel, Belgian–French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet when it was forbidden to foreigners.

Alexine: Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer in Africa and the first European woman to attempt to cross the Sahara. She often went by the first name Alexine.
Amelia: Amelia Earhart, American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Annie: Annie Peck, American mountaineer. She lectured extensively for many years throughout the United States, and wrote four books encouraging travel and exploration.
Blair: Mary Blair Rice, better known by the pen name Blair Niles, American novelist and travel writer. She was a founding member of the Society of Woman Geographers.
Christa: Sharon Christa McAuliffe, American from Concord, New Hampshire, and one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Christina: Christina Dodwell, British explorer, travel writer, and lecturer. She is Chairman of the Dodwell Trust and was awarded the Mungo Park Medal in 1989.
Constance: Constance Frederica “Eka” Gordon-Cumming was a travel writer and painter.
Delia: Delia Julia Akeley, commonly known by her nickname, Mickie, was an American explorer.
Florence: Florence, Lady Baker or Barbara Szasz was a Hungarian–British explorer.
Freya: Dame Freya Madeline Stark, Mrs Perowne, DBE was a British - Italian explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan, as well as several autobiographical works and essays.
Gertrude: Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, spy and archaeologist who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial.
Harriet: Harriet Quimby, early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States.
Helen: Helen Thayer, New Zealand-born explorer. At 50, she became the first woman to travel solo to the magnetic North Pole, pulling her own sled without resupply. She travelled on foot, with no outside help.
Ida: Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Austrian traveler and travel book author. She was one of the first female explorers, whose popular books were translated into seven languages.
Isabella: Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS, was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar.
Isabelle: Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer. She was educated in Switzerland by her father, who was a tutor, and published short stories under a male pseudonym as a teenager.
Karen: Karen Thorndike, American woman who sailed solo around the world, in a voyage of 33,000 miles, which she completed in 1998 in a 36-foot yacht named Amelia after Amelia Earhart.
Kate: Kate Marsden, British missionary, explorer, writer and nursing heroine. Supported by Queen Victoria and Empress Maria Fedorovna she investigated the care of leprosy.
Louise: Louise Arner Boyd, American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, who wrote extensively of her explorations, and in 1955 became the first woman to fly over the North Pole privately chartering a DC-4 and crew that included aviation pioneer Thor Solberg.
Lucy: Lucy Atkinson, English traveller in Siberia and Central Asia, usually together with his husband Thomas Witlam Atkinson.

Mae: Mae Carol Jemison, American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.
Marguerite: Marguerite Harrison, reporter, spy, film maker, and translator who was one of the four founding members of the Society of Woman Geographers.
Mary: Mary Kingsley, English ethnographic and scientific writer and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape European perceptions of African cultures and British imperialism.
Nellie: Ellen "Nellie" Cashman, better known as Nellie Cashman, became noted across the American West and in western Canada as a nurse, restaurateur, businesswoman, Roman Catholic philanthropist in Arizona, and gold prospector in Alaska.
Sacagawea: Sacagawea, also Sakakawea or Sacajawea, was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition achieve each of its chartered mission objectives exploring the Louisiana Purchase.
Sally: Sally Kristen Ride, American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, she joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983.
Susie: Susanna Carson Rijnhart, better known as Susie Rijnhart or "Doctor Susie," was a Canadian medical doctor, Protestant missionary, and Tibetan explorer. She was the second Western woman known to have visited Tibet.
Sylvia: Sylvia Alice Earle, American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. She has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998.
Valentina: Valentina Tereshkova, retired Russian cosmonaut and politician. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than four hundred applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.
Violet: Violet Cressy-Marcks, explorer mainly active between the wars.
Vita: Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH, usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer.
Ynes: Ynes Mexia, Mexican-American botanist known for her collection of novel plant specimens from areas of Mexico and South America.

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