Baby Names Inspired by Beautiful Places Around the World
We're all pretty darn lucky to live on such a beautiful planet. I was bit by the travel bug some time ago and I'm hoping to still be able to “scratch this itch” fairly frequently with the handsome baby boy we've added to our family. Travel with my little man will definitely be more challenging, but maybe even more rewarding? Putting together this post definitely gave me a renewed sense of wanderlust, along with some really wonderful name ideas. I hope you feel the same!
Amelia – Amelia Island, Florida
Mercer – Mercer Island, Washington
My little man and I were at story time the other day and met a little boy with this name. It was the first time I had heard it as a baby name, and I love it! I'm from Seattle, WA and it immediately made me think of the island near where I grew up. Truth be told, this photo isn't of Mercer Island, but it was taken of Mount Rainier from a beach on the island, so I'm going to say it counts.
Aspen – Aspen, Colorado
This photo is actually of my husband and I sightseeing at the Maroon Bells in Aspen, but I think that's close enough. We love this area and the name is on our list if we have a little lady for number two!
Powell – Lake Powell, Nevada
Merritt – Mount Merritt, Montana
I've never heard this used as a baby name before, but I think it would make a great one for a boy!
Brooks – Brooks Range, Arkansas
Sierra – Sierra Nevada mountains, California
Bryce – Bryce Canyon, Utah
Graham – Mount Graham, Arizona
Ruby – Ruby Dome, Nevada
Bailey – Mount Bailey, Oregon
Hudson – Hudson River, New York
Fraser – Fraser River, Canada
Mackenzie – Mackenzie River, Canada
Makena – Makena “Big” Beach, Maui, Hawaii
Mitchell – Mount Mitchell, North Carolina
Roan – Roan Mountain, North Carolina
I've never heard this used as a baby name either, but you could pronounce it like ‘Rowen', which has recently become popular. I like it pronounced as ‘Rone' as well, for a sweet baby girl.
Byron – Byron Bay, Australia
Cetina – Cetina River Canyon, Croatia
Cimone – Monte Cimone, Italy
Hope – Cape of Good Hope, Africa
Magen (or Megan) – Magen's Bay, St. Thomas, USVI
This is actually my namesake, although my parent's chose to spell it the traditional way. The story goes that they were on a cruise while my mom was pregnant with me, and they fell in love with the beauty of this bay!
Magdalena – Magdalena River, Colombia
Maritsa – Maritsa River, Bulgaria
Milo – Milo River, Guinea, Africa
The Milo River is a tributary of the ever important Niger River, which is pictured.
Murray – Murray River, Australia
Oti – Oti River, Ghana, Africa
I've never heard this one before either, but I like the possibilities!
Ramsey – Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man
Rupert – Rupert Bay, Canada
Sabine – Sabine River, Texas
Also a new one, also adorable for a baby girl.
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