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Place Names as Baby Names

Want a location-inspired name? Here are some popular baby names that were originally place names.

America
America is the name of two continents (North America, South America) and one country (United States of America). It was the 659th most popular girl name in 2010.

Asia
Asia is the world's largest continent. It was the 532nd most popular girl name in 2010.

Boston
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts. It was the 545th most popular boy name in 2010.

Brittany
Brittany is a region of northwest France. It was the 427th most popular girl name in 2010.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City. It was the 34th most popular girl name in 2001.

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital of Wyomind. It was the 229th most popular boy name in 2010.

Dakota
Dakota is the name of two U.S. states (North Dakota and South Dakota). It was the 287th most popular girl name and the 293rd most popular boy name in 2010.

Dallas
Dallas is a city in Texas. It was the 318th most popular boy name in 2010.

Dayton
Dayton is a city in Ohio. It was the 584th most popular boy name in 2010.

Erin
Erin is ultimately based on the word Eire, Gaelic for Ireland. It was the 214th most popular girl name in 2010.

Houston
Houston is a city in Texas. It was the 876th most popular boy name in 2010.

India
India is a country in southern Asia. It was the 977th most popular girl name in 2010.

Israel
Israel is a country in western Asia. It was the 220th most popular boy name in 2010.

Jordan
Jordan is a river in western Asia. It was the 46th most popular boy name in 2010.

Kenya
Kenya is a country in Africa. It was the 715th most popular girl name in 2010.

London
London is the capital of England. It was the 108th most popular girl name and the 508th most popular boy name in 2010.

Memphis
Memphis is a city in Tennessee. It was the 609th most popular boy name in 2010.

Paris
Paris is the capital of France. It was the 327th most popular girl name in 2010.

Savannah
Savannah is the capital of Georgia. It was the 46th most popular girl name in 2010.

Zaire
Zaire was a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country in Africa. It was the 909th most popular boy name in 2010.


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