50 Unique Baby Names Inspired by Travel & Geography

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If you have travel on your mind and a baby in your belly, you will love this list of baby names inspired by travel and geography, both within the United States and beyond. Baby names inspired by our favorite places are trending this year, and these beautiful names will show you why. Many are unisex, so we’ve skipped the “baby names for girls” and “baby names for boys” restrictions so you can choose what sounds right for your baby. Also, be sure to check out our literary and classic baby names.

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Baby Names Inspired by Travel Outside the United States

Alexandria
This Mediterranean port city in Egypt was founded in 331BC by Alexander the Great.

Bria
This beautiful name is also a town in the Central African Republic.

Cairo
Meaning the victorious in Egyptian, Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world.

Cyprus
A small island country in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus has long been known for its minerals, wines and natural beauty.

Devon
This county in South West England is known for its gorgeous coastline and sandy beaches.

Everest
This mountain, Earth's highest, is located in the Himalayas.

Farim
A town in northern Guinea-Bissau, a country in West Africa. A crater on Mars is named after the town.

Geneva
This city in Switzerland is surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains and is a global hub for diplomacy and banking.

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Holland
Although Holland is frequently used to refer to the country of the Netherlands, it specifically refers to a geographical region on the country's western coast.

India
This South Asian country has a rich history, diverse culture and beautiful landscapes.

Israel
This Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea is considered the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Jordan
Home to several archaeological, religious and tourist sights, including Petra and the Dead Sea, Jordan has a rich history to explore.

Kingston
The capital and largest city in Jamaica, Kingston is a popular place for tourists and is known for its natural harbor.

London
London, the capital and largest city both of England and the United Kingdom, has a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age.

Nile
This river in northeastern Africa flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Folks have relied on the river for more than 5,000 years to give them food, water, transportation and fertile land.

Odessa
The main trading and fishing port of Ukraine, Odessa is known as the Ukrainian pearl.

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Rio
The namesake of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is famous for Carnival, samba, bossa nova and it's gorgeous landscapes.

Sahara
Home of dinosaur fossils and dunes that can reach 600 feet high, the Saraha is our largest hot desert.

Samara
The name is of Arabic origin and means guardian or protected by God. It's also a large industrial city in Russia.

Selima
Arabic for peace, Selima is an oasis in the Sudan.

Siena
This city in Tuscany is known for medieval brick buildings. Milan and Florence are other Italian cities that make great baby names.

Sofia
Sofia, the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, has many mineral springs and is surrounded by mountainsides.

Sydney
The most populous city in Australia, Sydney is home to a world-famous opera house, a stunning harbor and great beaches.

Valencia
Founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC, Valencia is now a bustling city in Spain.

Yala
Yala is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka and borders the Indian Ocean.

Zaria
A city in Nigeria, Zaria was originally known as Zazzau but renamed in the 16th century after Queen Zaria.

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Baby Names Inspired by Travel in the United States

Aspen
If you love skiing or beautiful mountain towns, Colorado's Aspen is a great choice for a baby name.

Austin
Known for its music, tech culture and outdoor fun, Austin is both a popular name and place.

Aurora
Located just east of Denver, Colorado, the city of Aurora is known for its laidback atmosphere and art scene.

Brooklyn
This NYC borough boasts Coney Island, Prospect Park and amazing New York-style pizza.

Camden
If you're more of a Jersey person than a New Yorker, Camden is a Scottish name meaning winding valley.

Carolina
Whether you're a fan of the northern or southern state, Carolina makes a sweet girl's name with nicknames like Caro or Lina.

Cheyenne
If you like rodeos and Western culture, consider naming your child after the capital city of Wyoming.

Dakota
The Dakota people are a sub-tribe of the Sioux, and Dakota gives its name to two states and cities and counties around the US.

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Francisco
The Gold Rush, cable cars, Golden Gate Bridge and a vibrant food scene are some of the things we love about San Francisco.

Georgia
Name your little peach after this southeastern state that's home to other baby name options, including Augusta and Savannah.

Helena
The rolling hills, soaring mountains and historical tourist attractions of Helena, Montana, make for an inspiring baby name.

Hudson
Calling all history buffs: Hudson, NY, was the first city to be incorporated after the thirteen colonies became the US.

Indiana
If you're a fan of basketball, farmland, corn or the Indy 500, Indiana would make a good baby name for you.

Juneau
Both a mountain town and a coastal area, this Alaskan city is one of our country's most scenic.

Laredo
This Texas city is located on the north bank of the Rio Grande and joins other Texas places as popular baby names: Dallas, Tyler, Houston, Austin and Antonio.

Lincoln
The capital of Nebraska, Lincoln is a university city with lots of museums and cultural attractions.

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Michigan
With the longest freshwater coastline in the US, it's no surprise this state is known for fishing.

Nola
A nickname for New Orleans, Nola celebrates Creole cuisine, Mardi Gras and the French Quarter.

Phoenix
This desert metropolis in Arizone is known for its stunning landscape, cacti and year-round warm, sunny weather.

Salem
You've heard of the Salem witch trials, but this city in Massachusetts is also a historic town with a rich maritime history.

Savannah
This Georgia city has a Southern charm, thanks to its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and stunning architecture.

Sedona
Its colorful red rock formations will take your breath away. This Arizona town is also known as a haven for spiritual wellness.

Trenton
Known as the place where George Washington won his first victory in the War of Independence, this New Jersey city maintains its colonial charm.

Tyree
Growing in popularity as a boy's name, Tyree is also a community in Georgia.

Zion
People visit this Utah national park from all over the world to see its sandstone canyons, waterfalls and high plateaus.

—Eva Ingvarson Cerise

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