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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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  • Florence

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    Florence, which has been neglected for decades, has a lot going for it, both for its floral feel and as a place name connection to the lovely Italian city (after which Florence Nightingale was name... Read More 

  • France

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    This geographic name has lots of Gallic elan. France Nuyen is a French-Vietnamese actress who starred in the Broadway hit The World of Suzie Wong .  Read More 

  • Geneva

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    Unlike its somewhat formal Swiss city namesake, this is a lively and appealing place-name that also has a real history as a female name. Geneva was a relatively popular American name at one time:... Read More 

  • Georgia

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    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British Kin... Read More 

  • Holland

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    Holland is one of the coolest geographical names, unadorned and elegant, evocative of fine Rembrandt portraits and fields of pink and yellow tulips. Holland Taylor is the Emmy award-winning actre... Read More 

  • Houston

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    Looking for a Texas name more distinctive than Austin and Dallas? Houston is a lanky, roguish place-name, right in style with its Texas accent and cowboy image. 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 

  • India

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    India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. It's gaining quite a bit of popularity in the US as well -- it was one of the f... Read More 

  • Indio

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    This name of a California desert town, used by Deborah Falconer and Robert Downey, Jr. for their son, makes a much livelier and more individual--not to mention more masculine-- improvisation on the... Read More 

  • Ireland

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    Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin put Ireland on the map when they chose it as a first for their daughter, saying that geographic names were a family tradition. And it seems they were a bit ahead of th... Read More 

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