Baby Names Inspired by Places

01 August 2016,   By ,   0 Comments

These days, place names are the biggest trend in baby name inspiration. Parents often consider names of cities, states, countries and vacation spots as baby names if they associate the place with happy memories.

Here’s a look at some popular names that are being chosen as baby names by many parents.

Africa

While you might consider this name for people with a bit of nostalgia for their ancestral continent, this might come as striking news. This name has existed in Europe since the Medieval Era as a Celtic queen from Scotland was known as Affrica. In Spanish-speaking regions, Affrica is used to denote ‘pleasant’. This is one of the baby girl names that has been around since 1421.

Dakota

A unisex name that originated from the Native American people living in the northern Mississippi valley. This name was very popular in the nineties as a western place-name for a child. The actress Dakota Fanning is most well-known as a feminine example of this name.

India

One of the first place names that spelt exotic and stylish in England. Gone with the Wind featured a character called India and the royal ex-model India Hicks is one of the most famous people to have this name. It was one of the most dominant baby name inspired by a place in the US in 2013.

London

The capital of the United Kingdom definitely is one of the cities that is being used to name both girls and boys. In fact, it has beaten Paris in popularity as one of the most favored names.

Olympia

Home of the ancient Greek gods, Mount Olympus, along with the Olympic Games inspires this sporty, goddess-y name. A worthy opponent to the well-worn Olivia. Former Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe and actress Olympia Dukakis are modern bearers of this noble name.

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