Place name

Detroit Origin and Meaning

The name Detroit is a boy's name .

Detroit, the name of the down-on-its-heels Michigan city, has a so-far-out-it's-gotta-be-cool quality. A handful of boys were named Detroit last year, and if you have ties to the Motor City -- familial or musical -- you may want to consider it, especially as a middle name.

Famous People Named Detroit

  • Ludwig Karl Friedrich Detroitbirth name of Mehmed Ali Pasha, German,Turkish field marshal
  • Marcelle DetroitAmerican female singer,songwriter

Detroit in Pop Culture

  • Nathan Detroita main character in musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • DetroitMichigan, USA