New York Neighborhood Names

Brooklyn is, of course, the most widely used of these choices, but Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz recently added baby name Bronx to the mix and there are lots of other intriguing New York-themed baby names here.
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  • Corona

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    Let's face it -- most modern Americans will think of the beer.  Read More 

  • Gramercy

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    A pretty private park in Manhattan, doesn't quite make it as a baby name. Read More 

  • Harlem

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    With Brooklyn, Trenton, and Camden on the rise, Harlem can't be far behind -- it's already been picked by one celebrity, and it certainly has a stronger historical and ethnic identity.  Read More 

  • Hollis

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    Another surname-y choice that's gone to the girls. Hollen, Holley, Hollin, Holling, Hollinger, Holliss, Hollister.  Read More 

  • Hudson

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 87 and climbing. , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years, from expl... Read More 

  • Jamaica

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    Among the least gimmicky, most appealing and colorful of all the names found in the atlas, Jamaica almost sings out the exotic rhythms of the West Indies. Part of the Greater Antilles in the Carib... Read More 

  • Kensington

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    A posh area of London, as well as being a section of Brooklyn, Kensington would make an overly formal, butlerish boy's name. There are several preferable paths to the nickname Ken, including KENYO... Read More 

  • Kew

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    Kew is an offbeat name of a saint from Cornwall with boyish appeal.  Read More 

  • Morrisania

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    New Yorkers will recognize this as a Bronx place name, others will see it as a gussied-up female version of Morris. Read More 

  • Nolita

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    A saucy Latin name that also defines a trendy New York area north of Little Italy.  Read More 

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