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.


Memphis is both the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and the US city in Tennessee associated with Elvis and Graceland. The bluesy name Memphis has already been chosen by a couple of cutting-edge celebs: Bono picked it for his daughter in 1991 and Girls star Jemima Kirk used it for her son in 2012.

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