Southern Baby Names

There's something about the South that says charm, hospitality and courtesy. This list of Dixie baby names may inspire a choice for your southern belle or gentleman.
  • Emmett

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series... Read More 

  • Emmylou

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    There's only one: Emmylou Harris, the singer who gives dignity to an old-style combo name. Read More 

  • Frankie

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Frankie is used in almost equal numbers for girls and boys these days, though the name has been rising on the girls' side and falling on the boys' -- though for boys it is still hanging onto the... Read More 

  • Georgia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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... Read More 

  • Harley

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    You can ride one, you can use it as a baby name -- or, as is often the case, both. In spite of its slightly renegade motorcycle image, it is now chosen more frequently for girls. Read More 

  • Hazel

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the... Read More 

  • Hoover

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    A huve is 40 acres of land, so the occupational name Hoover refers to the farmer who owned and worked it. Hoover also relates to the rock band, the vacuum cleaner, the dam, and former... Read More 

  • Ignatius

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Ignatius? Good gracious! This is a name making a truly surprising return, sparked by its selection by not one but two celebrities--Cate Blanchett and Julianne Nicholson.

    Ignatius, the name of... Read More 

  • Josephine

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    With its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, plus an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, it's no wonder Josephine is a Nameberry favorite and climbing up the... Read More 

  • Josiah

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Josiah -- a biblical name with lots of quaint, old-fashioned charm -- makes a much fresher sounding alternative to either Joseph or Joshua, combining the best of both. Josiah is now at Number 64,... Read More 

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