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When you're on the prowl for the perfect name, anything can be an inspiration. Colleges around the country provide an endless possibilities for noteworthy baby names. Check out this list of baby names, each derived from the name of a college or university:
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  • Emory

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    Less popular than Emery, this name also attributes to Emory University. Read More 

  • Forest

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    The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman. Read More 

  • Harvard

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    With Yale and Brown in the mainstream, why not this upscale college name and surname as well.  Read More 

  • Harvey

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    Following a huge revival in England, the US seemed to pick up on this trend for 2013 -- it was one of the year's fastest-rising choices, and a contender to keep climbing. Harvey did have a respect... Read More 

  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this on... Read More 

  • Knox

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    Knox is an old Scottish surname that Brad Pitt (whose great-great-grandfather was named Hal Knox Hillhouse) and Angelina Jolie took out of the back cupboard, dusted off, and elevated to coolness--t... Read More 

  • Lawrence

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    Lawrence has survived from Roman times, when Laurentium was a city noted for its laurel trees and the laurel is a symbol of wisdom and achievement. In the Top 50 from the 1890s through the 1950s an... Read More 

  • Lesley

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  • Lincoln

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    This was a great year for Honest Abe: Lincoln climbed a whopping 47 places, bringing it into the Top 100 for the first time ever. This admirable presidential choice with a stylish two-syllable soun... Read More 

  • Mckenna

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    Mackenzie begat McKenna -- a catchy but very trendy choice.  Read More 

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