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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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    See EMERY.  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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    Hard as it may be for many American parents to believe, this Norman name is enjoying a big style revival in England--it's in the Top 50 there--along with similar choices like Stanley and Arthur. An... 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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    Has survived from Roman times, when Laurentium was a city noted for its laurel trees. In the Top 50 from the 1890s through the 1950s and the Top 100 for decades longer, but now used less for babies... Read More 

  • Lesley

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  • Lincoln

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    This admirable presidential choice with a stylish two-syllable sound projects the tall, rangy, upright, image of Honest Abe. Bill Murray is father to a son named Lincoln, and Kathryn Erbe's boy Car... Read More 

  • Mckenna

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

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