Baby Names Inspired by Geography

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Maybe you love to travel or maybe you want to name your baby after a special place you’ve been.
This is a common source of inspiration for many popular names today. Some of those names are included in our list as well as some not so popular geographically inspired names.

Girl Baby Names

Origin

Adelaide
Capital of South Australia
Alma
Town in Victoria, Australia
Andorra
Country in Europe
Araya
Araya Peninsula in Venezuela
Aruba
Island in the Caribbean Sea
Asia
Continent
Aspen
City in Colorado, US
Auburn
City in Alabama, US
Aurora
City in Illinois, US
Bethany
Village in Isreal
Casilda
Casilda Bay, Cuba
Catalina
Island off the coast of California, US
Chelsea
City in England
Dakota
US state
Delphi
Town in Greece
Eden
River in England
Emi
Emi Koussi, a volcano in Chad
Florence
City in Italy
Geneva
City in Switzerland
Georgia
US state
Guyana
Country in South America
Hope
City in Arkansas
Iona
Island off the coast of Scotland
Kebira
Kebira Crater in the Sahara Desert
Kenya
Country in East Africa
Lisbon
Capital of Portugal
Lorraine
Region in France
Lucia
Saint Lucia, island nation in the Caribbean
Mali
Country in Western Africa
Mariana
Mariana Islands in the northwestern Pacific
Martinique
Caribbean island
Milan
City in Italy
Montana
US state
Nancy
City in France
Nauru
Island nation in the Micronesian South Pacific
Nova
Nova Scotia, Canada
Oceana
County in Michigan, US
Paris
Capital of France
Regina
Capital of Saskatchewan, Canada
Rwanda
Country in East-Central Africa
Salem
City in Oregon, US
Selma
City in Alabama, US
Skye
Island in Scotland
Sydney
City in Australia
Verona
City in Italy
Virginia
US State
Winnipeg
Capital of Manitoba, Canada
Zambi
Country in Southern Africa
Zaria
City in Nigeria
 

Boy Baby Names

Origin

Anniston
City in Alabama, US
Antilles
Refers to the islands of the West Indies
Austin
City in Texas, US
Barbados
Island in the Atlantic Ocean
Benin
Country in Western Africa
Birmingham
City in Alabama, US
Bowen
Bowen Island, British Columbia
Brandon
City in Manitoba, Canada
Breton
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cairo
Capital of Egypt
Cali
City in Columbia
Cayman
Cayman Islands
Cyprus
Island country in the Mediterranean Sea
Davenport
City in Iowa, US
Denmark
Scandinavian country in Europe
Elgon
Mount Elgon, Kenya
Everest
Mountain in Tebet
Flint
River in Georgia, US
Floyd
County in Georgia, US
Franklin
County in Arkansas, US
Gabarus
Gabarus Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Gadsden
City in Alabama, US
Hamilton
City in Australia
Harper
County in Kansas, US
Jericho
City in Palestine
Jordan
Arab country in Southwest Asia
Knox
County in Illinois, US
Kush
Hindu Kush Mountains, Pakistan
Kyoto
Japanese city Ease
León
Nuevo León, Mexico
Logan
Mount Logan, Canada
Macon
City in Georgia, US
Mariel
Mariel Bay, Cuba
Markham
Mount Markham, Antarctica
Morgan
County in Indiana
Morocco
Country in North Africa
Newton
City in Iowa, US
Orlando
City in Florida, US
Phoenix
City in Arizona, US
Reno
City in Nevada, US
Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sandford
Mount Sir Sandford, Canada
Shelton
City in Connecticut, US
Solomon
Solomon Islands, in Melanesia
Stanton
City in Delaware, US
Tex
Texas, US
Timor
Indonesian island
Travis
County in Texas, US
Tyree
Mount Tyree, Antarctica
Washington
US state

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4 comments

  1. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    wow! what a list, especially the origins…………

  2. Profile photo of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

    My moms name is Nancy, but I don’t think the grandparents named her after a city in France.

  3. Profile photo of SammysMOMMY SammysMOMMY says:

    Didnt think of naming a child after a mountain.

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