College Baby Names

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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  • Willa

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    Willa has become increasingly fashionable, with its combination of Willa (born Wilella) Cather-like pioneer strength and the graceful beauty of the willow tree. Actress Keri Russell named her daug... Read More 

  • Xavier

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    Xavier is one of the only X names most people know and use, often as a middle name following Francis, as in Saint Francis Xavier, cofounder of the Jesuit order, who got his name from the Spanish-Ba... Read More 

  • Yale

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    An appellation that couldn't be more Ivy League —or sound less Welsh. The name of the University is taken from the surname of founder Elihu Yale. In the movie Manhattan , Yale Pollack is the name o... Read More 

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