Florida Names

  1. Archer
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "bowman"
    • Description:

      Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald to get to the cool nickname Archie.
  2. Anna Maria
    • Brooker
      • Origin:

        English surname
      • Meaning:

        "someone who lives by a stream"
      • Description:

        A surname that sounds stylish — given the soaring popularity of Brooks — but is surprisingly rare.
    • Carrabelle
      • Florida
        • Origin:

          Place name and Spanish from Latin
        • Meaning:

          "flowery"
        • Description:

          Lacks the cachet of some newer place-names.
      • Hampton
        • Origin:

          English
        • Meaning:

          "home settlement"
        • Description:

          Names of classy places -- Aspen, Paris, and yes, Hampton -- are in favor with aspiring parents, though they don't always have the intended effect.
      • Havana
        • Origin:

          Cuban place-name
        • Description:

          Politics aside, the Cuban capital is one of the most rhythmic of place-names. The question is: can politics be put aside?
      • Layton
        • Miami
          • Origin:

            Place-name
          • Description:

            Miami -- or Florida, for that matter -- hasn't achieved the place-name stardom of southern sisters like Savannah and Georgia. Quincy Jones used it as his daughter KENYA's middle name.
        • Mary Esther
          • Parker
            • Origin:

              English occupational name
            • Meaning:

              "park-keeper"
            • Description:

              One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 100 for boys. About three times as many boys as girls get this occupational name. The association with Charlie Parker gives Parker itself a jazzy edge, and it also has a nature-related meaning. Rosie O'Donnell has a son named Parker.
          • Paxton
            • Origin:

              Latin and English
            • Meaning:

              "peace town"
            • Description:

              Paxton stands out from a lot of other two-syllable surname names for two reasons: the dynamic letter X in the middle, and its admirable peace association, providing the great nickname Pax.
          • Pierson
            • Sebastian
              • Origin:

                Latin from Greek
              • Meaning:

                "person from ancient city of Sebastia"
              • Description:

                Sebastian is an ancient martyr's name turned literary, and Little Mermaid hero—think Sebastian the Crab—that's more popular than ever, as a classic-yet-unconventional compatriot for fellow British favorites T Theodore and Oliver.