Place Names for Babies

Place names for babies come from all over the globe and can include city, state, country, even mountain and ocean names. Here, the most popular place names from around the world used for both girls and boys. For more exotic choices, see our list of Place Names Off The Map.
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  • Adelaide

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    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly-popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl fo... Read More 

  • Africa

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    Most Africas today would be named for the continent, but the name actually existed in Scotland in medieval times, where there was a Celtic queen named Affrica. Africa has also been a Spanish name f... Read More 

  • Asia

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    This still attractive and exotic place-name was one of the first to gain popularity, though it now probably owes some of its favor to its similarity to Aisha. Asia ranked as high as Number 195 on t... Read More 

  • Aspen

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    As trendy as the chic Colorado ski resort and film festival, Aspen is fast becoming cooler for girls than for boys.  Read More 

  • Austin

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    Austin -- a name with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the solid base of having long been an Anglo-Saxon surname and a first name since medieval times --reached the Top 10 in... Read More 

  • Boston

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    With the popularity of place-names from Brooklyn to Brazil, the attractive and distinctive Boston is surely about to rise.  Read More 

  • Brooklyn

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    Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to a very popular -- it's Number 28 on the national girls' list -- feminissima name today. The status of New York's Broo... Read More 

  • Cairo

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    Model Beverly Peele put the exotic name Cairo on the map when she chose it for her daughter; it's much less faddish sounding than closer place-names like Dallas and Dakota.  Read More 

  • Camden

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    Camden is a surprise hit, entering the Top 100 for the first time, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it was chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden is a Jersey ... Read More 

  • Carolina

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    Languid, romantic, and classy, this variation heats up Caroline and modernizes Carol, adding a southern accent. Pronounced Caro-LINE-a in English-speaking countries, it is heard as Caro-LEEN-a in ... Read More 

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