Baby naming is exciting. It’s also overwhelming sometimes. What do you base your baby’s name off of? A family name, a name you like, a meaning you like, or what about a place? Place names are very popular now.
Maybe because you grew up there, moved there, vacation there or just love the name of a place. There are lots of options. Here we’re going to look at state names in the USA. Sometimes a little more unique then just the exact name, but it still represents that state to you.
Place names can be very special because you can always take your child to visit the places they were named after. You can show them what it was about that place that made it so special to you and why you chose to use that as your baby’s name.
These are in no particular order, and not all states are included.
Jersey This state name, from New Jersey, sounds just good on its own. It reads like a girls name to me.
Dela How pretty is that? This short and sweet name inspired by Delaware is sure to be a favorite.
Mary This one is always common, but you know you picked it for the state, Maryland.
Sylvia Another good Pennsylvania sourced name. We had to pick 2 here.
Georgia This is not an uncommon state name, but it has dipped in popularity. You can help bring it back.
Ida Another one you’ve probably heard before. It’s such a pretty little name. We chose it here for Idaho.
Rizo A unique name, but you may have heard it on the movie Grease. It’s edgy and catching. We got this one from Arizona.
Washington As a first name, we think this is really cool. It works for both the state or the DC. It sounds smart and political.
York This one’s a bit different, but we think it’s a cool and unique boys name.
Kent Kent sounds hip, like Kent just came home from college and everyone’s excited to see him. Inspired by the state Kentucky.
Tenne A laid back sounding name, Tenne is someone who won’t get easily rattled. Tennessee is the source here.
Arkan I love this you unique and edgy sounding name for a boy. Inspired by Arkansas, it has so much potential.
Louis An old aristocratic name, we choose it here for Louisiana.
Raska Another name with an edgy sound, this is inspired by Nebraska. The name sounds tough, like, Raska could survive all sorts of tough winters.
Cal This name is often short for something, like Calhoun. But, we think it has a nice ring to it by itself. Cal here is for California.
Arizona This name jumped over 7,000 places in names for boys last year. It’s still not extremely popular, but obviously on the rise.