Show Your Denver Love with These 18 Colorado-Inspired Baby Names

Is it us or do you feel a Denver baby boom coming on? Whether you’re expecting or you just want to see how your kiddo’s name stacks up, we’ve got a list of baby names that honor Denver’s popular places, people and history. Scroll down for some mile-high baby name inspiration!

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What could better convey a love for the great outdoors than naming your baby after a tree? 


Ski destination Breckenridge is the source of this shortened name that could be good for either a boy or a girl. 


It's no surprise that this name is on the list of local favorites, after the Denver Broncos, of course.


This name has a cool, retro feel and pay homage to the University of Colorado mascot, the buffalo. 


Clara Brown was often called the "Angel of the Rockies" and is reportedly the first Black woman to cross the plains during the Gold Rush. She came to Colorado by working as a cook on a wagon train in exchange for her transport. In Denver, she opened the first laundry and used her profits to help formerly enslaved people relocate to Colorado. 


It's never wrong to go right to the source and name your baby after the Mile High City. Plus, Denny is just too cute for a nickname. 


Elizabeth Piper Ensley (three awesome ideas for Denver baby names!) was a Denver reporter for Woman’s Era, a newsletter of the National Association of Colored Women. Her tireless work campaigning for the Colorado Equal Suffrage Association is credited for helping the state to give women the right to vote in 1893.

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This classic name is an homage to Dr. Florence Rena Sabin, the first female medical professor at Johns
Hopkins. She retired to Colorado although her retirement was short lived as she was asked to help combat infant mortality, scarlet fever and diphtheria in the area. 


Isn't this just the cutest name? Actress Hattie McDaniel was the first Black person to win an Academy Award. The award was given for her role as "Mammy" in the movie Gone with the Wind


The Lark Bunting is the state bird of Colorado and we think it makes a lovely girl name.


How better to pay homage to the Mile High City than with this classic name?


Enos Mills moved to Colorado early in his life and his love of nature permeated his entire life. He was the main figure behind the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park.



This gender-neutral name is a great option for Broncos fans, after Peyton Manning. 


Winter sports fanatics, this one's for you. 


This name harkens back to times past and a love of the Rocky Mountains. 

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This vintage name is a great option that also shows a love for Colorado's Ruby Mountain Range. 


The Blue Spruce is the Colorado state tree and it makes for a lovely middle name. 


This gorgeous name honors the gorgeous ski area of the same name.

—Kate Loweth


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