Place Names Off The Map

The coolest place names are those that are undiscovered. Some place names can be used for boys, but most of the cool place names work best for baby girls. Here are some choices on (and off) the map.
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  • Louisiana

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    Louisiana is a geographic spin on the Louise theme. Pretty, if a bit of a syllable overload. Short form Lou or Lulu lightens it. Read More 

  • Lourdes

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    This name of the French town where a young peasant girl had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1858 vaulted into the spotlight when Madonna chose it for her daughter, but few other families except for ... Read More 

  • Majorca

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    Pronounced my-ORK-a, the name of this lovely Balearic Island, located in the Mediterranean, is one of the prettiest and most feminine of place names. The Spanish spelling is MALLORCA. Read More 

  • Malta

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    One place-name that sounds oddly stodgy.  Read More 

  • Manila

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    The name of the capital city of the Philippines is just conceivable as a baby name, giving off the faint scent of vanilla. Read More 

  • Marbella

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    The name of the resort city on Spain's Costa del Sol is pronounced mar-BAY-a, setting it apart from the bella-name competition.  Read More 

  • Memphis

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    This cool and bluesy southern city name that works equally well for girls and boys -- however, it's only on-the-rise for males, jumping 119 spots between 2012 and 2013. Read More 

  • Miami

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    Miami -- or Florida, for that matter -- hasn't achieved the place-name stardom of southern sisters like Savannah and Georgia. Quincy Jones used it as his daughter KENYA's middle name. Read More 

  • Morocco

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    Morocco is an exotic, rhythmic name, evocative of such fabled cities as Casablanca, Tangier and Marrakesh, in a country whose unique landscape and rich culture attracted such twentieth century writ... Read More 

  • Nairobi

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    The capital of Kenya makes a melodic and exotic name.  Read More 

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