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Gender: F Origin of Indiana: Place-name

Indiana is one of those place-names (think Camden and Trenton) that sounds cooler than the place that inspired it. Indiana, as in (male) movie adventurer Jones, may have a rhythmic sound, but as a girl's name, India is at once simpler, more firmly rooted, and more exotic.

Famous People Named Indiana

Indiana Boon Feek, daughter of country duo Joey & Rory
Indiana Rose Evans, Australian singer and actress
Indiana Hawke, (b. 2011) daughter of actor Ethan Hawke
Indiana Willow Didak, daughter of footballer Alan Didak
Indiana Fletcher Williams, founder of Sweet Briar College

Pop Culture References for the name Indiana

Indiana, 19th of the 50 American states
Indiana Delmare, title character in George Sand's novel Indiana (1832)
Indiana Frusk, wife of James J. Rolliver in The Custom of the Country (1913) by Edith Wharton