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.


Not as rare as most of these other names, the attractive Geneva, which means ‘juniper tree’, has an authentic appellation history. It climbed as high as Number 107 in 1919 and stayed in the Top 200 until 1942. The name Geneva now is worn by a recurring character on The Good Wife.

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