If there’s a special place that you hold dear, or you just love the cool cache of naming baby after a legendary locale, then take a trip through these baby names inspired by famous (and not so famous) places.
Israel was the name given to the biblical Jacob after he wrestled the angel of God. It was later taken by the Jewish people... Read More
Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read More
While it's probably not the coolest to be named after a geographical term, Kyle has been a very popular name in modern times... Read More
An English surname with an original meaning now unknown, but which almost certainly refers to a meadow...or a South African... Read More
Taylor is right at the cusp of a changing of the tides. What used to be more often used as a boys' name (à la Taylor Lautner)... Read More
Eden, the biblical paradise home of Adam and Eve, is currently at its peak in popularity. The serene-sounding moniker is... Read More
Amelia is one of those names that just invokes image of romantic far-off places from the 20s. Or a female pilot. Or the constantly... Read More
Delta is a name that's never found huge mainstream success, and has downright fallen off the name charts into name obscurity... Read More
Madeline is a variation of Magdalene which references the biblical Mary Magdalene. This sweetly old-fashioned name has been... Read More
Hebrew: The peaceful one, he who is to be sent; In the Bible, Shiloh is a prophetic name for the Messiah. Shiloh is also significant...
Courtney was in cahoots with the Brittany's and Jessica's of the world to rule the 80s and 90s. And like her sisters-in-crime... Read More
American: From the open plain; This well-known spelling variation of the Spanish Savanna is especially recognizable in the United States...
Irish: Old and wise; from the Shannon, a river of Ireland
English: Seaport; The word itself is derived from an Old English expression meaning landing place for limestone, which likely refers...
Hebrew: A plain; an area of ancient Palestine where many roses grew
English: From the island, possibly from the island of ships
American: Place name for the United States of America
Latin: derived from the Latin, Americus, in homage to explorer Amerigo Vespucci
English: A variation of Alexandra. Man's defender
Native American: To be considered a friend, ally; name of a group of tribes more familiarly known as the Sioux
French: Unfortunate. Ill-fated.
Planning on making your baby girl a big sister one day? Kaya is the perfect name. The name—from the Hopi Native American... Read More
English: Valley of the Kent; This surname has become a unisex name and likely refers to a river in England.
English: Child of Carr; a name originally for boys, now used for both genders
English: Lives in the dell or valley; originally a surname
English: Island of linden trees
Hudson is an Old English surname—literally meaning "son of Hudd"—that's enjoyed a heightened popularity as a strong boy's... Read More
Greek: Eternal; a form of Amarantha
African: "Possesses great strength" in African.
Arabic: Variation of Amar, which means "moon" in Arabic.