Maybe you’re born and bred in LA, and so it just makes sense that your child bears a name that reminds you of home. Or maybe you’ve only been to visit but the city holds a special place in your heart. Or perhaps you just want your future offspring to embody those hip, laid-back vibes that the City of Angels is known for. Whatever the case, you’re looking for a Los Angeles-inspired baby name and you’ve come to the right place. From Andreas to Wilshire, here are 16 monikers that just ooze cool.
16 Los Angeles-Inspired Baby Names That Are Just Too Freakin’ Cool
A gender-neutral name with Greek origins, this one means “messenger” and is the most obvious LA-inspired name on our list. Give this moniker to your babe, and we predict a perfectly behaved child. (Ha, if only!)
Boy or girl, this pick evokes power and prestige—it’s the surname of a great L.A. Times publisher. But the local connection doesn’t end there—Chandler is also the name of a bike path in the Valley.
Inspired by the Los Feliz mansion Frank Lloyd Wright designed for Charles and Mabel Ennis in 1923 (aka the Ennis house), this gender-neutral name of Irish origin means “from the island” (but we think it’s a fitting moniker even if you’re from the Valley).
As in Laurel Canyon, the mountainous LA neighborhood that has long been a haven for artists, musicians and actors, especially in the late '60s and early '70s when greats like Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt and more called the area home. So yeah, it’s pretty perfect for your groovy, laid-back kid.
It’s the state flower, and if your baby is born this year, it could be a sweet reminder of the superbloom too. (Psst: It's expected to take place from mid-March to July, depending on the region.)