Unique Baby Names Inspired by Places
Place baby names—those derived from cities, states, countries and vacation spots—are where it's at. Check out these picks for girls, boys, or both.
But if you're looking for an exotic place name that isn't quite so high on the popularity list, consider taking your globe for a whirl and finding some name inspiration there.
Here are some of my favorite worldly names:
Country Baby Names
Top pick: India
I love India as a baby name—it'd be on my short name for a little girl, with its melodious sound, exotic flavor and its Gone With the Wind ties. It's pretty darned popular in the UK, but still not-so-common here.
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Landmark Baby Names
Top pick: Everest
George Lucas just picked Everest of the tallest mountain in the world for his daughter, but I'd love to see this on a boy instead!
More place baby name picks:
- Hudson: The famed New York river
- Eden:The Biblical paradise could make a beautiful name for a little girl
- Olympia: The mountain that served as the home of the Greek gods and goddesses (Plus, I love the nickname Pia for a girl.)
- Sahara: The world's largest desert
- Rio: The Spanish word for "river" is part of the name of Brazil's famed city, Rio de Janeiro
City Baby Names
Top pick: Aspen
The Rocky Mountain getaway (named for the elegant tree), Aspen works beautifully as a boy's name.
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State Baby Names
Top pick: Montana
Big Sky country makes for a beautiful baby name. Montana is the Spanish word for "mountain."
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