82 Baby Names Inspired By Cities, Places, and Countries

Updated: June 13, 2022
From Austin to Sydney, these baby names geographical boys' and girls' names inspired by cities are worldly and unique.
82 Baby Names Inspired By Cities, Places, and Countries
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Want to instill a sense of adventure in your child? Consider giving them a place name. Whether you want to name your baby girl or baby boy after a favorite place you and your partner have visited or inspire your child to enjoy exploring, naming them after a favorite location can be meaningful and unique.

We compiled a list of 85 girl, boy, or gender-neutral baby names inspired by cities, countries, continents, a providence, or a state. Keep in mind that some cultural names should be reserved for people of that ethnicity and could be seen as cultural appropriation and may be offensive to others. 

Use respect and pay attention to your relation to that area and focus on the reason why you want to choose an international name that may be outside of your own heritage.

Related: 50 Baby Names Inspired by New York City

City-Inspired Baby Names 

City-Inspired Baby Names
  1. Adelaide - City in Austria named after former Queen of Sardinia Adelheid Franziska Marie Rainera Elisabeth Clotilde. Germanic English girl name meaning “noble natured.”
  2. Alexandria - A city in Northern part of Virginia. This girl’s name of Greek origin means “helper and defender of mankind.”
  3. Augusta - City in Georgia. Unisex name, Latin, meaning “great, magnificent.”
  4. Austin - Capital city in Texas. This boy's name is Latin for “great.”
  5. Bristol - English city. Unisex name meaning “meeting place by the bridge.”
  6. Camden - City in New Jersey; This boy's name means “winding valley.”
  7. Carolina - after South or North Carolina. This girl's name means “freeholder,” “strong” or “song of happiness.”
  8. Carson - City in California; This unisex name means “son of the marsh-dwellers.”
  9. Catalina - City in California; This girl's name means “pure.”
  10.  Cheyenne - City in Wyoming; This girl's name means “people of a different language.”
  11.  Dallas - City in Texas; This unisex name is Scottish and means “skilled” or “the valley meadows.”
  12.  Destin - City in Florida; This French boy's name means “destiny.”
  13.  Denver - The capital of Colorado. This boy's name means “green valley.”
  14.  Derry - City in Ireland. This unisex name means “oak grove.”
  15.  Florence - City in Italy. This English girl's name means “blossoming.”
  16.  Francisco - After San Francisco, California. This Latin boy name means “free man.”
  17.  Helena - City in Montana. This Greek girl's name means “shining light.”
  18.  Jackson - Capital city of Mississippi. This boy's name means “son of Jack/John.”
  19.  Juno - City in Alaska. This girl's name means “queen of heaven.”
  20.  Lincoln - Capital city of Nebraska. This boy's name means “lake or pool colony.”
  21.  London - Capital and largest city in England. Unisex name meaning “from the great river."
  22.  Madison - Wisconsin’s capital city. Unisex name meaning “son of Matthew” or “son of Maud.”
  23.  Marietta - City in Georgia. Girl name meaning “drop of the sea” or “bitter.”
  24.  Odesa - Ukrainian port city. Greek girl name meaning “The Odyssey."
  25.  Phoenix - Arizona’s capital city. Unisex name meaning “dark red.”
  26.  Savannah - City in Georgia. This girl's name means “treeless plain.”
  27.  Sydney - City in Australia. This girl's name means “wide meadow.”
  28. Orlando - City in Florida; Boy name meaning “famous land.”
  29.  Paris - Capital city of France. Girl name meaning “woman of the city.”
  30.  Raleigh - City in North Carolina. Unisex name meaning “roe deer’s meadow.”
  31.  Stirling - Scottish City. This unisex English name means “pure” or “genuine.”
  32.  Vienna - City in Austria. This girl's name means “forest stream.”

Country and Geographical Baby Names 

Country and Geographical Baby Names
  1. Africa - The second largest continent, located in the eastern hemisphere. Greek-derived, meaning “without cold.”
  2. America - Can refer to the country or either of the continents. This girl’s name is of English origin, meaning “home-ruler.”
  3. Argentina - Country in southern South America. This girl's name is Latin for “silver.”
  4. Aruba - Country filled with beaches. This girl’s name is Arabic for “loves her husband.”
  5. Asia - Largest continent, located in the eastern hemisphere. This girl’s name is Greek for “resurrection.”
  6. Chad - Country in North and Central Africa. This boy’s name is English for “protector or defender.”
  7. Cyprus - Mediterranean island country south of Turkey. English unisex name means “tree.”
  8. Egypt - Transcontinental country in both Africa and Asia. Unisex Greek name means “home of the south of Ptah (god of the country’s ancient city).”
  9. England - European country. Unisex name is English for “Angles.”
  10.   France - European country. This girl’s name is Latin for “land of Franks.”
  11.  Ghana - West African country, known as the Republic of Ghana. This unisex name means “strong warrior king.”
  12.  Haiti - Caribbean country. This girl's name means “land of high mountains.”
  13.  India - Asian country. This girl's name is Sanskrit for “river.”
  14.  Jordan - Middle Eastern country. This Hebrew unisex name means “to flow down.”
  15.  Kenya - An eastern African country known as the Republic of Kenya. This girl's name means “snowy mountain of whiteness,” or “striped one.”
  16.  Kent - County in Southeast England. This boy's name is Celtic for “edge.”
  17.  Libya - Country in North Africa. This girl's name means “heart of the sea.”
  18.  Lucia - A shortened version of Caribbean Sea island Saint Lucia. This girl's name is a form of Lucy and means “light” in Latin.
  19.  Malta - A European Mediterranean island country is officially known as the Republic of Malta. This girl's name means “honey” in Greek.
  20.  Oceania - Continent in Eastern and Western hemispheres including Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. This girl's name is Greek for “ocean.”
  21.  Oman - Western Asian country in the southeast Arabian Peninsula known as Sultanate of Oman. This boy's name is Arabic for “giver of life, friend, protector.”
  22.  Roman - Title for people originally from Rome, Italy. This Hebrew boy's name means “strong and powerful.”
  23.  Spain - Country in Europe. This boy's name means “rare and precious.”
  24.  Sierra - After Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. This girl's name is a symbol of strength, as it is Spanish for “mountain range” or “saw.”
  25.  Zambia - Country in Central, Southern, and East Africa. This girl’s name means “grand river”

Province and State-Inspired Baby Names

  1. 1 Alberta - Canadian province. This Germanic girl's name means “noble.”
  2. Alaska - State in the northern United States. This Native American girl's name means “great land.”
  3. Arizona - State in the southwestern United States. This Native American-derived girl name means “small spring.”
  4. Carolina - After North Carolina and South Carolina, two states in the southeastern United States. This girl's name means “free” or “beautiful.”
  5. Catarina - State in Brazil. This girl's name is a variant of Catherine, and means “pure.”
  6. Dakota - After the North and South states in the United States. Unisex Native American name meaning “friendly one.”
  7. Ebonyi - Inspired by the Nigerian state, a variation of Ebony. This Latin, Greek, and Egyptian girl name means “deep black wood.”
  8. Edward - After Canadian province, Prince Edward Island. This boy's name means “wealth,” “fortune,” and “prosperous.”
  9. Georgia - After Southern US state (or Eastern European/Western Asian Country). This girl's name means “farmer.”
  10.  Leon - After Nueva León, a state in Mexico. This Greek boy's name means “lion.”
  11.  Louisiana - US southern state. This girl's name derives from King Louis XIV of France, and means “famous warrior.”
  12.  Maine - Northeastern US state. This French unisex name means “Mainland” or “strong.”
  13.  Montana - State in the northwestern US. This girl's name means “mountain.”
  14.  Nevada - State in the western US. This girl's name is Spanish for “covered in snow.”
  15.  Osun - State in Nigeria. This girl's name, also spelled Oshun, means “deity.”
  16.  Rhode - After the northeast US state of Rhode Island. This girl's name is Greek and means “rose.”
  17.  Puebla - State in Mexico. This girl's name is Spanish for “the town.”
  18.  Salvador - After El Salvador, a state in Brazil. This boy's name means “savior.”
  19.  Sonora - Northwestern state in Mexico. This girl's name means “pleasant sounding.”
  20.  Texas - Southern state in the US. Native American unisex name meaning “friend.”
  21.  Valencia - Spanish province. This Latin girl's name means “strong” or “healthy.”
  22.  Victoria - State in Australia. This girl's name is Latin for “victory.”
  23.  Virginia - Southeast US state. This Germanic girl's name means “maiden.”
  24.  York - After New York (or the northern English city, York). This boy's name means “boar settlement.”
  25.  Wyoming - A state in the western US. This girl's name means “large plains.”

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82 Baby Names Inspired By Cities, Places, and Countries