Place Names off the Beaten Baby-Name Track: Verona, Vienna and Juneau

There’s no shortage of place names on the baby-name map. In the Top 300 alone, we find Sienna and Sierra, Camden and Trenton, London and Paris, not to mention Brooklyn, Austin, Sydney, Kingston, Hudson and Georgia. But what if you’re looking for a less traveled destination? Here are some fresher possibilities.


A town in County Tipperary, Cashel—more particularly the Rock of Cashel-- has a fascinating Irish mythological backstory, involving both Brian Boru and St. Patrick. Anglo-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis chose it for one his sons. Cashel could make an intriguing path to the nickname Cash.

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