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We scoured the globe to find these baby names from cities around the world

Location baby names are definitely all the rage. You’ve probably heard a few kids’ names that are also place names over the years, especially ones that are more U.S. based, like Phoenix or Brooklyn. However, step beyond our shores to find some that are a little more unique and definitely less common.

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Some names, like Paris, are famous for those who bear the name (think Paris Hilton); others are simply gaining in popularity because the name itself is pretty kickass, such as London. London first appeared — briefly — on the Social Security Administration’s popularity list in 1994, but popped back off until 1999. Since then, it’s steadily climbed, topping out at 85 in 2013, but it was still going strong at 105 in 2015.

However, there are tons of other cities around the world that would work as a beautiful and unique baby name. Some of these cities are smack-dab in the middle of global metropolitan areas; others may be less well-known, but that doesn’t mean they don’t completely rock. We scoured the globe to find standout names from across the world, and we think they’re pretty great. From cities in Greece to South Africa to New Zealand, we’re sure you’ll agree.

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MoreFor gorgeous baby names, get thee to the Greek

  • Adana, Turkey
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Altena, Germany
  • Ankara, Turkey
  • Benin, Nigeria
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Bristol, England
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Delhi, India
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Ede, Netherlands
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Kano, Nigeria
  • Kent, England
  • Kieta, Papua New Guinea
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • London, England
  • Lourdes, France
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Milan, Italy
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Odessa, Ukraine
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Paris, France
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Rome, Italy
  • Rosario, Argentina
  • Samara, Russia
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Santos, Brazil
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tehran, Iran
  • Umbria, Italy
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Verona, Italy
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Zaria, Nigeria
  • Zunyi, China

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