College Baby Names

When you're on the prowl for the perfect name, anything can be an inspiration. Colleges around the country provide an endless possibilities for noteworthy baby names. Check out this list of baby names, each derived from the name of a college or university:

  • Emory

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    Less popular than Emery, this name also attributes to Emory University. Both spellings of the name lean more heavily to the girls' side, but this one is not quite as unbalanced, ranking Number 838... Read More 

  • Forest

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    The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman.Read More 

  • Harvard

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    With Yale and Brown in the mainstream, why not this upscale college name and surname as well. Read More 

  • Harvey

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    Following a huge revival in England, the U.S. has seemed to pick up on the Harvey trend -- it has risen six years in a row. But two of the worst events of 2017 involved the name Harvey, the storm... Read More 

  • Hendrix

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    Hendrix is one of those hip rock and roll names, like Lennon, Jagger and Presley, that have been used by fellow celebs and others, to honor the seminal guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi. And this... Read More 

  • Knox

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    Knox is an old Scottish surname that Brad Pitt (whose great-great-grandfather was named Hal Knox Hillhouse) and Angelina Jolie took out of the back cupboard, dusted off, and elevated to... Read More 

  • Lawrence

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    Lawrence has survived from Roman times, when Laurentium was a city noted for its laurel trees (the laurel is a symbol of wisdom and achievement). It was in the Top 50 from the 1890s through the... Read More 

  • Lesley

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  • Lincoln

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    Lincoln cracked the Top 50 for boys' names for the first time in 2016, more than 150 years after the death of its most famous bearer. This is especially remarkable because, as crazy as it seems... Read More 

  • Mckenna

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    Mackenzie begat McKenna -- a catchy but very trendy choice. The McKenna spelling outpaces sister MacKenna 13 to 1. Also, while the Mc or Mac prefix means "son of," this is exclusively a... Read More 

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