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New York Neighborhood Names

Brooklyn is, of course, the most widely used of these choices, but Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz recently added baby name Bronx to the mix and there are lots of other intriguing New York-themed baby names here.

  • Ansonia

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    Sounds too much like the name of a hotel. Read More 

  • Arverne

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    The name of a Queens, New York neighborhood sounds like a lost-in-limbo girls' name such as LAVERNE.Read More 

  • Astoria

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    Long more associated with the New York Waldorf- hotel and the neighborhood in Queens than as a baby name, Astoria is finally beginning to emerge from their shadow and find favor with parents... Read More 

  • Bellerose

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    A felicitous combo of two sweet names; also a Queens, New York neighborhood.Read More 

  • Bronx

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    Rockers Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz put a new baby name on the map when they chose this downscale New York borough name for their son. The Bronx, the place, was named for early Dutch settler... Read More 

  • Brooklyn

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    Posh Spice and David Beckham's little boy notwithstanding, Brooklyn is popular mainly for girls, with a whole raft of new feminine spellings taking it away from the New York borough. Read More 

  • Cambria

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    Most names that start with Cam- are on the upswing, so why not this obscure term for Wales as well as for a prehistoric time period. Read More 

  • Canarsie

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    Has much too strong of a Brooklyn accent.Read More 

  • Chelsea

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    Chelsea is still being used, but it was much more popular a few decades ago--it peaked at Number 15 in 1992. Chelsea first entered the American consciousness in a major way via the character Jane... Read More 

  • Clinton

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    Like many names that have strong political connotations, the attractiveness of the name Clinton will be affected by your world-view. But, taking politics out of the equation, Clinton has a lovely... Read More 

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