54 baby names inspired by cities and countries

From continents to sunny European cities, US states to Greek islands - here's our pick of the best and most out-there place name monikers


Not long ago, we asked you what your baby would be called if they were named after your last holiday ?


And while we got a few funny answers (Skegness and Disneyland being 2 of them ? ? ? ), we realised there are actually loads of town, city, state, country and continent names that work brilliantly as monikers for children.

Celebs have long been in on this gender-neutral baby name trend (think: Brooklyn Beckham and Binky’s daughter India), perhaps in the hope it’ll inspire their little ones to travel the world!

Without further ado, here are some of our favourite baby names inspired by places across the globe:

  • Adelaide
  • Antalya (a resort city in Turkey)
  • Arizona
  • Asia
  • Athena
  • Austin
  • Avalon (a town in California)
  • Boston
  • Bristol
  • Brooklyn
  • Cali (for California)
  • Camden
  • Carolina
  • Catalina (a town in Arizona, and California)
  • Charlotte
  • Chelsea
  • Chester
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Devon
  • Florence
  • Holland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Islay (an isle in Scotland)
  • Italia
  • Jackson (a city in Mississippi)
  • Jordan
  • Juno (after Juneau, in Canada)
  • Kassandra (a peninsula in Greece)
  • Kent
  • Kenya
  • Kingston (the capital of Jamaica)
  • Lille (a city in France)
  • Milan
  • Odessa (a city in Ukraine)
  • Orlando
  • Paris
  • Phoenix
  • Raleigh (a town in the state of North Carolina)
  • Regina (a city in Canada)
  • Rhodes
  • Rio
  • Rochelle (a coastal city in France)
  • Rome
  • Roma
  • Sahara
  • Savannah
  • Siena
  • Sorrento
  • Sydney
  • Valencia
  • Vienna

Have your say

Are there any great place names you’ve heard that could definitely work as baby names, too?

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