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brickell May 15, 2007 7:13 PM

City/Baby names
 
From: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/citylist.html - sorted by me

Most popular baby names (out of the top 1000) that are also US city names for 2006.

Code:

City name          State          population        Sex of baby        Rank of baby name
Madison        Wisconsin        221,551            Female        3
Elizabeth        New Jersey        125,809            Female        11
Savannah        Georgia        128,453            Female        30
Jackson        Mississippi        177,977            Male        36
Austin          Texas                690,252            Male        41
Charlotte        North Carolina        610,949      Female        123
Alexandria        Virginia        135,337      Female        147
Lincoln        Nebraska        239,213            Male        300
Aurora                Illinois        168,181      Female        312
Dallas                Texas                1,213,825    Male        352
Orlando        Florida        213,223            Male        356
Chandler        Arizona        234,939            Male        402
Phoenix        Arizona        1,461,575    Male      423
Warren          Michigan        135,311            Male        506
Dayton                Ohio                158,873            Male        540
Boston                Massachusetts        559,034      Male        626
Eugene                Oregon                144,515      Male        647
Gilbert        Arizona        173,989            Male        658
Houston        Texas                2,016,582    Male        837
Memphis        Tennessee        672,277            Male        923

Other places not on the list:
Brooklyn! - 67
Cheyenne - 171

Paris - 260 (rank in 2006)
Sofia - 56
Darwin - 772
Vicotoria - 28
Sydney - 34

States:
Georgia - 273
Virginia - 511
Montana - 868
Dakota - 172
Carolina - 281

Isreal - 203

Any others?

sprtsluvr8 May 15, 2007 7:18 PM

How about Florida? Or was Esther Rolle the only one...

Evergrey May 18, 2007 3:56 AM

yes... I'm sure a lot of parents are honoring Elizabeth, New Jersey by naming their little girls after that city

EtherealMist May 20, 2007 4:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evergrey (Post 2842584)
yes... I'm sure a lot of parents are honoring Elizabeth, New Jersey by naming their little girls after that city

I was thinking the same thing

and werent cities like Madison, Wisconsin and Jackson, Mississippi first named after people? Are these people really naming their kids after cities?

navyweaxguy May 20, 2007 5:03 PM

I knew an Isreal, Denver, and an Aurora in high school. I've also known a Georgia, Warren, and a Sydney.

brickell May 21, 2007 4:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EtherealMist (Post 2846798)
I was thinking the same thing

and werent cities like Madison, Wisconsin and Jackson, Mississippi first named after people? Are these people really naming their kids after cities?

no, they just happen to be city names.
It's just a list, nothing more, nothing less.

sprtsluvr8 May 21, 2007 3:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EtherealMist (Post 2846798)
I was thinking the same thing

and werent cities like Madison, Wisconsin and Jackson, Mississippi first named after people? Are these people really naming their kids after cities?

James Madison, Andrew Jackson? Just a guess...

EtherealMist May 22, 2007 3:15 AM

yea thats what I was thinking. I mean these city names come from somewhere, they dont just pick them out of a hat.

bayrider May 27, 2007 2:11 AM

Someone named their kid Boston?

sprtsluvr8 May 27, 2007 3:51 AM

I had a student in my class a couple of years ago named Uganda...Boston isn't so bad. :)

Trae May 28, 2007 4:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sprtsluvr8 (Post 2860827)
I had a student in my class a couple of years ago named Uganda...Boston isn't so bad. :)

Uganda..wtf? I might name my kid Chicago...its something different.

i-215 May 28, 2007 4:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brickell (Post 2836785)

From ssa.GOV????? We pay tax dollars for this???

Oh well, it's worth it for the curiosity value. Thanks for posting!

Quote:

Originally Posted by bayrider (Post 2860682)
Someone named their kid Boston?

Ditto. And who names their baby Houston? :koko:

Trae May 28, 2007 8:06 PM

Houston is a popular Hispanic name (I have heard).

seaskyfan May 28, 2007 8:16 PM

I'm just waiting for someone to name their kid Humptulips.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humptulips,_Washington

Kenzie Jun 4, 2007 8:49 PM

Madison is a popular name. I know two. Do people really name their kids Memphis?

Hot Rod Jun 9, 2007 5:53 AM

Some of those names are laughable (Memphis?????, Boston?????), some are appropriate (Elizabeth).

What's next? "Come here, Salt Lake!!"

"Portland, Go Clean Up Your Room!!!"

"Humptulips" is awesome. ... LOL

Stratosphere 2020 Oct 26, 2007 10:58 PM

York (New York) NY - Male
Brooklyn NY - Female
Francisco (San Francisco) CA- Male
Diego (San Diego) CA - Male
Antonio (San Antonio) TX - Male
Andres (San Andres) CA - Male
Conchita CA- Female
Jose (San Jose) CA - Male
Macon GA - Female
Augusta GA - Female
Richmond VA - Male
Wichita KS- Female
Charleston SC- Male
Fresno CA- Male
Eugene OR- Male
Trenton NJ- Male

PeterSmith Oct 27, 2007 9:18 PM

I'm surprised Indianapolis didn't make the list. I've known quite a few by that name....

In all seriousness though, I have known a Portland. It's got that old money, British aristocracy ring to it... like Lord Portland Winchester III

Xelebes Oct 30, 2007 1:38 AM

What about...

Devon (UK)
Regina (CAN)
Florence (IT)
Shannon (IRE)
Jasper (CAN)
Basle (SWI)

Edit - Only US Place names? Aw shucks.

Major AWACS Nov 15, 2007 5:39 PM

Well I knew an Austin Dallas Houston (Houston as surname) in High School.


I-215, the SSA logs all names of ss card holders and it is relative easy process to do a computer search and log of the records for online posting. Not much overhead involved.

Ciao,
AWACS


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