Geographical Baby Names: Reasons And IdeasPlace Baby Names Don't Have To Be Tacky Or Trashy

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Personally, we’re fond of the more subtle geographic names ourselves. While Paris, India, Asia and so on are lovely names, there’s something magical about an understated location that we just love.

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Some Name Ideas

Andorra (F): A small princedom in the Pyrenees that is known for its skiing.

Aspen (U): A city in Colorado with snow and skiing connotations.

Avalon (F): An island paradise in a Celtic myth and Arthurian legend.

Bethany (F): A city in Israel, the name is thought to mean “house of figs”.

Bowen (M): A town in Queensland, this is also a Welsh name meaning “son of Owain”.

Catalina (F): An island off the south west coast of California.

Geographical Baby Names: Reasons And Ideas | Stay At Home MumCortez (M): A city in Colorado, this is a Spanish name with a long history.

Dakota (U): Two American states hold this name, but it’s also the name of a sub-tribe of the Sioux.

Delphi (F): A Greek location connected to the Delphic Oracle, and major site of worship.

Emi (U): A volcano in Chad, the name is also found in Japan where it means either “beautiful picture” or “beautiful favour”.

Euston (M): A small town on the banks of the Murray River.

Floyd (M): A county in Georgia, US, and connected to the name LLOYD.

Holland (U): A country in Europe, but the name also means “wooded land”.

Indio (M): A Californian desert town, meaning “Indian”.

Iona (F): An island off the coast of Scotland.

Jannali (F): A southern suburb of Sydney, this is likely an Indigenous Australian name meaning “moon”.

Jervis (M): A gorgeous bay on the south coast of New South Wales.

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Juneau (F): A seaport and remote capital of Alaska, this name is thought to be of French origin.

Kingston (M): A Jamaican town, the meaning of this is pretty clear: “king’s town”.

Knox (M): A county in Illinois, US, this name also means “round hill”.

Lourdes (F): A French town with biblical connections.

Marlo (U): A small Australian village located ni the Gippsland area of Victoria near the mouth of the Snowy River.

Memphis (U): A southern American city with lots of blues connotations.

Nevis (F): A small island paradise in the Caribbean for lovers of the sun, sea and sand.

Odessa (F): A Ukrainian port city on the north coast of the Black Sea that might be given to celebrate family heritage.

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Oslo (M): The Norwegian capital, a name that could be used to honour ancestral roots.

Quito (M): Pronounced KEE-toe this is the capital of Ecuador, also meaning “fifth”.

Raleigh (U): A small town on the mid north coast of New South Wales.

Roma (U): An Italian place name, this name also appears in Hindu where it means “one with shiny hair”.

Samara (F): A Russian name and river, this also means “protected by God”.

Warner (M): A suburb north of Brisbane, this is also a surname that likely means “guard army”.

Zanthus (U): A remote spot on the Trans-Australian rail line about 200 km from Kalgoorlie.

Zaria (F): A city in Nigeria, this name might also derive from a similar name that means “blooming flower”.

Have you considered a geographical name?

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