“Oh the places you will go…”
When it comes to naming our offspring, a popular route for many parents is to go down the geographical route and pick a name that reflects the significance of an important place.
If you fancy naming your little one after a city or country, then you’re in luck. The good folks over at SkyParkSsecure have scoured data from the ONS, looking at baby names across England and Wales in order to determine the most popular baby names inspired by travel locations.
So, if you’re keen to pass your love of travel onto your baby, then why not take a look and see what names might work for your kin?
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This name may be inspired by the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul.
Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region in Italy.
Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital.
Victoria is an Australian state, but this name could also refer to the city in Canada or Victoria Falls.
Naming your child after this Asian country remains a popular choice for parents.
Hilton is the most famous example of this name, but plenty of other parents have been inspired by the French capital.
The second Australian destination on our list.
This name may be inspired by the popular landmark in New York City.
Top Eight Boys Names Inspired by Travel
After Ellis Island in New York City.
As well as being the Portuguese and Spanish for river, Rio also features in a number of city names, including Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.
Another NYC-inspired choice, this comes from the name of New York City’s second biggest Borough.
This name takes its inspiration from the city in Italy.
Chile’s capital is also a popular name for boys.
The capital city of Egypt.
Another Italian city inspiring parents.
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Utah, USA.