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 <a href="" >Place Names Off The Map.</a>
  • Israel

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Though it was used by the Puritans in the sixteenth century, the founding of the modern Jewish state in 1948 transformed Israel from a traditional favorite into an icon of Judaism,. Still, it was... Read More 

  • Jamaica

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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... Read More 

  • Jordan

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Jordan became a huge unisex success in the heyday of basketball's Michael Jordan, and is still Number 55 for boys, 247 for girls--it has always been used for children of both genders.The name was... Read More 

  • Kenya

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Kenya, a name borrowed from the East African nation and theoretically unisex, is now used mostly for girls. Read More 

  • Kingston

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Chosen for their first son by musical couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, this Jamaican place and elegant British surname also boasts the more regal yet user-friendly short form, King. ... Read More 

  • London

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    The capital of the United Kingdom makes a solid and attractive twenty-first-century choice, with a lot more substance than Paris. This girls' geographic name has had a remarkable ascent: it came... Read More 

  • Madison

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Since we wrote a book called Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana, encouraging parents to move beyond overused names, it's no secret what we think of this trendy surname name... Read More 

  • Montana

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Overly trendy western place-name, as stated in the title of our book Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana. Read More 

  • Olympia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    With its relation to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, and to the Olympic games, this name has an athletic, goddess-like aura, making it the perfect Olivia substitute.

    A well-known... Read More 

  • Paris

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Paris, a one-time mythical and Shakespearean boys' name, has been shooting up the female popularity list, at least in part due to the highly publicized Paris Hilton. Read More 

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