15 L.A.-Inspired Baby Names That Are Just Too Damn Cute

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Oh, you Los Angeles kids have it good--hitting the waves, going on rad getaways, eating farmers' market veggies so yummy you don’t wrinkle your nose and basically living the dream.

So what’s the right moniker for a little tyke so that they feel at home in the City of Angels? Here are the names that evoke the beauty and glamour of our fair city…and are also too cute for words.


With a name like this, there’s no doubt he’ll be a real mover and shaker.


We foresee a perfectly behaved child. Or maybe, an ironically colicky crier.


Bev Hills was actually named after a Massachusetts town north of Boston, so if you’re always talking about going “back East,” this name’s for you.


Boy or girl, this evokes power, privilege and prestige (it’s the surname of a great L.A. Times publisher). So get ready for the entitlement.


Because glam noir is just what everyone wants in a baby. (And it’s Harvey Weinstein’s preschool-aged son's name, so there’s that.)


Calabasas, represent.


Want your kid to be the next Picasso? This name is synonymous with wealth and fine art.


The original wahine name is ready to stage a comeback on some tasty waves.


Oh, Santa Monica, land of sea breezes and pricey square footage, we want to have your baby.


Seriously, no pressure.

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San Pedro (pronounced PEE-droh) was the cradle of seminal punk band The Minutemen. So if you name your kid this, he just might be the voice of a new generation.


It’s the state flower. (And also the basis of the painkiller epidemic, but she won’t know that for years.)


Because ours are the most beautiful.


No, not after Kanye. But after the wild, wild time we’re all having out here.


It’s the century-old boulevard that takes you from downtown to the sea. History, money, beauty. Your kid will have it all. Just don’t expect a lot of movement from 5 to 7 p.m. every day.

dana dickey

Senior Editor

Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...