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Adorable baby girl names inspired by cities

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Destination names for your baby girl are trendy and fun

Over the past five years or so, a huge trend that has stood out on the Social Security Administration's annual list of top baby girl names has been adorable destination or city monikers — like London, Alexandria and Paris.

Destination names for your baby girl are trendy and fun

But why a city name?

Some parents name their baby after a city, state or country because it was a place they visited during their honeymoon, anniversary or other special trip. Some places have a historical or family tie that they want to acknowledge. Other parents admit that this special place is where the baby was actually conceived or maybe even born.

More: Retro baby names

Whether you are looking to name your baby girl after a memorable city or are just looking for a unique name, check out our pick of the top destination names or city baby names for girls.

Girl names after cities, states and places

The Social Security Administration listed the top city names that ranked on the popular name lists for girls.

Celebrity girl names after cities, states and places

Many celebrities name their baby girls after cities — and some even have city names themselves! Check out some of our top picks:

  • Paris (Hilton)
  • Alabama (daughter of Drea DeMatteo and Shooter Jennings)
  • Brooklyn (Victoria and David Beckham's son, but could also work for a girl)
  • Chelsea (Clinton)
  • Dakota (Fanning)
  • Florence (Henderson)
  • Juno (As in the movie, but also a city in Alaska)
  • Bristol (Palin)
  • Ireland (Baldwin; daughter of Alex Baldwin and Kim Basinger)
  • Jordan (Reality star in the UK)

Delightful destination names

Even though these names didn't make the list of top baby girl names, we think any of these would make a unique and lovely first or middle name.

Although we have listed these under city girl names, many of these destination names are unisex and can be easily given to both girls and boys.

More: Middle name trends for girls

Brooklyn, Logan, Paris, Peyton and Dakota are just a few examples of names that can be given to girls or boys.

What is your favorite city name? Are we forgetting any cool city names?

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Destination names for your baby girl are trendy and fun

Image: Farley Baricuatro/Getty Images

Originally published January 2013. Updated November 2016.

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