Nothing beats a trip around the world, but occasionally digging up your old vacation pics isn’t the only way to reminisce. Naming your newborn after a destination you adore is a way to keep your travel memories alive and at the top of your mind 365 days a year. Here, 20 travel-inspired baby names that are totally unique and fun.
Most popular travel-inspired names for girls:
Yes, it’s a city in Australia, but it also means “wide meadow.”
As in Alexandria, Virginia, but also the female version of Alexander, “helper and defender of mankind.”
Though mostly used for girls, the name is actually gender neutral and means “from the Great River.”
The most popular holder of this sweet name meaning “friend” is of course, Dakota Fanning. P.S. It’s also gender neutral.
Why not name your bundle of joy after one of the most romantic, beautiful cities in the world?
North or South, doesn’t matter. The sweet name means “free man” or “free holder.”
A Spanish name derived from a place in Cáceres dubbed “the valley of the wolves.”
Because what is life if not a long, beautiful journey.
After the serene, peaceful and breathtaking Isle of Skye in Scotland.
Not only is it the biggest continent in the world, but the name also means “lively” or “rising sun.”
Most popular travel-inspired names for boys:
A posh British name meaning “priest’s town.”
See number four.
Hebrew name meaning “God contended,” “wrestles with God” or “'triumphant with God.”
The capital city of beautiful, lush Jamaica. The name means “king’s town.”
Named after the third biggest city in sunny Texas.
A sweet name symbolizing renewal, regeneration and immortality.
Not just the home of Disney World, the name also means “famous land.” Which is quite apropos.
Shay Mitchell gave her first baby girl this gender-neutral moniker meaning “to carry.”
Legend has it that the name means “city by the woods,” but that’s unconfirmed. For now, let’s just say the name stems from the famous capital of Massachusetts.
Another gender neutral moniker that appears twice.