Gender: Female Meaning of Topanga: "where the mountain meets the sea" Origin of Topanga: Native American

Topanga Origin and Meaning

The name Topanga is a girl's name of Native American origin meaning "where the mountain meets the sea".

Used for a free-spirited character on a 1990s sitcom, this name of a beautiful Southern California canyon does have an unconventional aura.

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SloaneSquare Says:


I never saw the show but used to live there, and love the place, but it really doesn't work as name.

snowsbeloved Says:


Went to school with a guy whose younger sister was named Topanga. I think it's a great can do a lot worse!

Wittyusername103 Says:


It's better than Laguna.

Zelliew Says:


I agree

summersnow Says:


I absolutely love Boy Meets World but I would feel so bad for her if I met a girl with this name.

ispyabrownbair Says:


Any nickname suggestions for this name? It's one at the top of our list!

indiefendi2 Says:


There are so many awesome California place names. Topanga is God-awful.

Angelicaecb Says:


Interesting fact: One of the writers of Boy Meets World was driving past the Topanga canyon where all the hippies would hang out, and that's how he came up with the characters name, because her parents were supposed to be hippies (in one episode she had an older sister named Nebula "Nebby" Stop The War Lawrence, but that was a continuity error.) Her character started out as hippie-ish and that was why they picked that obscure name for her character.

Taylor Says:


Naming my daughter Topanga, funny thing as well my last name is Lawrence >.< =) im due this summer, I am so excited!!

degrasswizkid Says:


I grew up in the 90's...I secretly wish I could name my daughter Topanga. Such a beloved character on a show that touched my generation

lesliemarion Says:


And her brother, Mulholland.