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 about Israel
Phoenix means "deep red," and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting... Read more about Phoenix
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 about Kyle
An English surname with an original meaning now unknown, but which almost certainly refers to a meadow...or a South African... Read more about Kimberly
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 about Taylor
Eden, the biblical paradise home of Adam and Eve, is currently at its peak in popularity. The serene-sounding moniker is... Read more about Eden
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 about Amelia
Delta is a name that's never found huge mainstream success, and has downright fallen off the name charts into name obscurity... Read more about Delta
Madeline is a variation of Magdalene which references the biblical Mary Magdalene. This sweetly old-fashioned name has been... Read more about Madeline
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...
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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 about Courtney
American: From the open plain; This well-known spelling variation of the Spanish Savanna is especially recognizable in the United States...
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Irish: Old and wise; from the Shannon, a river of Ireland
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English: Seaport; The word itself is derived from an Old English expression meaning landing place for limestone, which likely refers...
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Hebrew: A plain; an area of ancient Palestine where many roses grew
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English: From the island, possibly from the island of ships
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American: Place name for the United States of America
Latin: derived from the Latin, Americus, in homage to explorer Amerigo Vespucci
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English: A variation of Alexandra. Man's defender
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Native American: To be considered a friend, ally; name of a group of tribes more familiarly known as the Sioux
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French: Unfortunate. Ill-fated.
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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 about Kaya
English: Valley of the Kent; This surname has become a unisex name and likely refers to a river in England.
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English: Child of Carr; a name originally for boys, now used for both genders
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English: Lives in the dell or valley; originally a surname
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English: Island of linden trees
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Hudson is an Old English surname—literally meaning "son of Hudd"—that's enjoyed a heightened popularity as a strong boy's... Read more about Hudson
Greek: Eternal; a form of Amarantha
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African: "Possesses great strength" in African.
Arabic: Variation of Amar, which means "moon" in Arabic.
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