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Place Names for Babies

Place names for babies come from all over the globe and can include city names, state names, country names, even mountain and ocean names. Here, the most popular place names from around the world used for both girls and boys. For more exotic choices, see our list of Place Names Off The Map.

  • Adelaide

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    Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl... Read More 

  • Africa

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    Most Africas today would be named for the continent, but the name actually existed in Scotland in medieval times, where there was a Celtic queen named Affrica. Africa has also been a Spanish name... Read More 

  • Asia

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    This still attractive and exotic place name was one of the first to gain popularity, though it now probably owes some of its favor to the similar Aisha. Asia ranked as high as Number 195 on the US... Read More 

  • Aspen

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    As trendy as the chic Colorado ski resort and film festival, Aspen is fast becoming cooler for girls than for boys. Read More 

  • Austin

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    Austin is one of the most attractive city names for babies, with an attractive southwestern feel, place-name panache and the... Read More 

  • Boston

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    Unseen in the USA since 1901, Boston rocketed back into the Top 1000 in 2004 and, like other place-names such as Brooklyn, London and Paris, is now a reliable presence on the list.Read More 

  • Brixton

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    Brixton, a formerly rough but now cool-and-gentrified area of London, is also gaining notice as a baby name. Its similarity to the trendy Braxton and the x in the middle place help make it... Read More 

  • Brooklyn

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    Extreme makeover: Brooklyn has gone from jokey Borough Boy name in the 1990s to the leading girls' name starting with B. The status of New... Read More 

  • Cairo

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    Exotic place-name possibility with upbeat o ending. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2015.Read More 

  • Camden

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    Camden is a surprise hit, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden is a Jersey Boy name, along with equally popular... Read More 

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