Travel-Inspired Baby Names Are Trending (& These Are the Most Popular Right Now)

Nothing beats a trip around the world, but occasionally digging up your old vacation pics isn’t the only way to reminisce. Naming your newborn after a destination you adore is a way to keep your travel memories alive and at the top of your mind 365 days a year. Here, the top 20 travel-inspired baby names—according to a study conducted by the international luggage storage app, Bounce.

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Most popular travel-inspired names for girls:

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1. sydney

Yes, it’s a city in Australia, but it also means “wide meadow.”

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2. alexandria

As in Alexandria, Virginia, but also the female version of Alexander, “helper and defender of mankind.”

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3. london

Though mostly used for girls, the name is actually gender neutral and means “from the Great River.”

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4. dakota

The most popular holder of this sweet name meaning “friend” is of course, Dakota Fanning. P.S. It’s also gender neutral.

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5. paris

Why not name your bundle of joy after one of the most romantic, beautiful cities in the world?

6. carolina

North or South, doesn’t matter. The sweet name means “free man” or “free holder.”

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7. guadalupe

A Spanish name derived from a place in Cáceres dubbed “the valley of the wolves.”

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8. journey

Because what is life if not a long, beautiful journey.

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9. skye

After the serene, peaceful and breathtaking Isle of Skye in Scotland.

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10. asia

Not only is it the biggest continent in the world, but the name also means “lively” or “rising sun.”

Most popular travel-inspired names for boys:

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1. preston

A posh British name meaning “priest’s town.”

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2. dakota

See number four.

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3. Israel

Hebrew name meaning “God contended,” “wrestles with God” or “'triumphant with God.”

4. Kingston

The capital city of beautiful, lush Jamaica. The name means “king’s town.”

5. dallas

Named after the third biggest city in sunny Texas.

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6. phoenix

A sweet name symbolizing renewal, regeneration and immortality.

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7. orlando

Not just the home of Disney World, the name also means “famous land.” Which is quite apropos.

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8. atlas

Shay Mitchell gave her first baby girl this gender-neutral moniker meaning “to carry.”

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9. boston

Legend has it that the name means “city by the woods,” but that’s unconfirmed. For now, let’s just say the name stems from the famous capital of Massachusetts.

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10. london

Another gender neutral moniker that appears twice.

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