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These 50 majestic baby names come straight from the mountains

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...

You can move mountains or just pick them as your baby's name

Mountains can be majestic, snowy, showy and grand. They also are the proud owners of a ton of different names. Most reflect the local culture; and while some do not, many have been permanently ingrained into our social consciousness.

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This is what makes their names great names for your baby boy or girl. Everest, from Mount Everest (the highest peak on planet Earth) would make a really kick-ass baby name. So would Denali, a mountain in Alaska (its name has recently been restored to its original moniker of Denali after being known as Mount McKinley for decades). There are tons of others too. From other mountains we're all familiar with to ones that are a little more obscure, we picked out 50 mountain names that would look amazing on your own baby name list.

In cases where the word "mount" (or its equivalent) would normally appear before the name (as in Mount Everest), we've scooted that word to the end and placed it within parentheses. All other names appear as they normally would on a map, and all are accompanied by their location, including the continent you'll find them on.

So, if you have some special memories of these areas, or simply love these peaks, check out this list of 50 mountain baby names to see if any wind up on your baby's birth certificate.

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  • Apo: Philippines, Asia
  • Augusta (Mount): Alaska, United States, North America
  • Boris Yeltsin Peak: Kyrgyzstan, Asia
  • Cayley (Mount): British Columbia, Canada, North America
  • Dena: Iran, Asia
  • Denali: Alaska, United States, North America
  • Doane Peak: Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Elbert (Mount): Colorado, United States, North America
  • Emei (Mount): China, Asia
  • Everest (Mount): Tibet/Nepal/China, Asia
  • Gannett Peak: Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Helen (Mount): Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Hoverla: Ukraine, Europe
  • Hunter (Mount): Alaska, United States, North America
  • Jackson Peak: Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: Yunnan, China, Asia
  • Kennedy (Mount): Yukon, Canada, North America
  • Kenya (Mount): Kenya, Africa
  • Lalveri: Georgia, Asia
  • Leone (Monte): Switzerland, Europe
  • Lincoln (Mount): Colorado, United States, North America
  • Lindsey (Mount): Colorado, United States, North America
  • Logan (Mount): Yukon, Canada, North America
  • Makra Peak: Pakistan, Asia
  • Marcus Baker (Mount): Alaska, United States, North America
  • Mera Peak: Nepal, Asia
  • Olan: France, Europe
  • Olympus: Greece, Europe
  • Owen (Mount): Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Pumori: Nepal/Tibet, Asia
  • Quincy Adams (Mount): British Columbia, Canada, North America
  • Ranier (Mount): Washington, United States, North America
  • Roraima (Mount): Brazil, South America
  • Rosa (Monte): Switzerland, Europe
  • Ruby Dome: Nevada, United States, North America
  • Sidley (Mount): Antarctica
  • Stanley (Mount): Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa
  • Steele (Mount): Yukon, Canada, North America
  • Tate (Mount): Japan, Asia
  • Thor Peak: Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Tyree (Mount): Antarctica
  • Victoria (Mount): Papua New Guinea, Australia
  • Vinson Massif: Antarctica
  • Walsh (Mount): Yukon, Canada, North America
  • Walter (Mount): New Mexico, United States, North America
  • Warren (Mount): Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Whitney (Mount): California, United States, North America
  • Wilhelm (Mount): Papua New Guinea, Australia
  • Wilson Peak: Colorado, United States, North America
  • Yari (Mount): Japan, Asia
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