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.


Verona is a Northern Italian city known for its Roman ruins, beautiful Romanesque churches and as a favorite Shakespearean setting (Two Gentlemen of…, Romeo and…). Sinclair Lewis used it for a featured character in his novel Babbitt.

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