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.


Ella, Elsa…why not Elba? This Mediterranean island off Tuscany, the third largest Italian island after Sicily and Sardinia, is most famous as being the site of Napoleon’s exile and for the reversible phrase attributed to him, ‘Able was I, ere I saw Elba.’

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