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West Coast baby names with a beautiful, laid-back vibe

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

These location baby names have West Coast written all over them

Location baby names are all the rage, with city, country and even state names appearing on birth certificates. These adorable baby names are similar, but they're definitely coastal in nature, and all come from the land right next to the Pacific Ocean.

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Do you love the West Coast? Do you love running over a sandy beach or taking in the sights of gently breaking waves along the Oregon coastline? If so, these West Coast baby names may be up your alley. Whether this is where you grew up, where you vacationed, where you took your honeymoon or where you plan on visiting soon, these beachy and coastline baby names are all directly from the West Coast.

These names come from coastal cities, actual beaches and points of interest along the West Coast, but in a few cases, we've had to improvise to make the names more appealing to moms and dads (although if you want to name your baby Huntington, then go right ahead). Naming your baby after a town or beach is not a new thing, for sure — just ask Gwen Stefani, who named her son Zuma — but it can be a fresh take for your family, especially if one of these beautiful locales is close to your heart.

These location baby names have West Coast written all over them
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  • Adam (Adamson House, California)
  • Astoria (Oregon)
  • Avalon (California) 
  • Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)
  • Belle (Bellevue, Washington)
  • Bixby (Bixby Bridge, located in California)
  • Brinnon (Washington)
  • Brook (Brookings, Oregon)
  • Cannon (Cannon Beach, Oregon)
  • Carl (Carlsbad, California)
  • Casmalia (California)
  • Clinton (Washington)
  • Dillon (Dillon Beach, California)
  • Doran (Doran Regional Park, California) 
  • Everett (Washington)
  • Florence (Oregon)
  • Harmony (California)
  • Hunter (Huntington Beach, California)
  • Lincoln (Lincoln City, Oregon)
  • Maverick (Mavericks, California)
  • Monica (Santa Monica, California)
  • Monty (Monterey Bay)
  • Olympia (Washington)
  • Rich (Richmond, California)
  • Sebastian (Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, Oregon)
  • Topanga (Topanga State Beach, California)
  • Vashon (Vashon Island, Washington)
  • Vincent (Vincent Landing, California)
  • Warren (Warrenton, Oregon)
  • Zuma (Zuma Beach, California)

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

These location baby names have West Coast written all over them
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