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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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  • Persia

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    Despite -- or because of -- the country's name change, still retains the brilliant coloration of an ancient Persian miniature.  Read More 

  • Raleigh

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    Attractive North Carolina place-name and surname of explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Distinctive, classy-but-approachable choice for either sex. Read More 

  • Reno

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    Has a lively and swaggering sound, and also some unfortunate associations with Reno, city of gambling and failed marriages.  Read More 

  • Sahara

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    A beautiful and evocative place-name that deserves wider use.  Read More 

  • Savannah

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    A place name with a deep Southern accent, the once-obscure Savannah shot to fame, with others of its genre, on the heels of the best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil , which was set i... Read More 

  • Siena

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    Siena is a soft and delicate Tuscan town name given a big fashion boost by lovely young actress/gossip column staple Sienna Miller. A real up-and-comer.  Read More 

  • Sierra

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    Sierra is a name borrowed from the western mountain range, with Latin rhythm and cowboy charm, that has led to many offshoots: Cierra, Cyara and so on. It is now probably past its peak but retains... Read More 

  • Trenton

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    There's only one Trenton, New Jersey, but more than one thousand babies are being given this name each year, more for its fashionable on ending than the reference to the city. Trenten is another po... Read More 

  • Valencia

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    This lovely orange-scented Spanish place-name would make an inventive namesake for an Aunt Valerie. Last on the popularity list in 1994, Valencia reached a high of Number 633 in 1969-70. The Medi... Read More 

  • Venezia

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    This is the Italian way to say Venice -- Ven-ETZ-ee-a -- but you might also opt for the softer Venetia or Venice itself. Read More 

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