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Old Posted May 15, 2007, 7:13 PM
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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.

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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?
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How about Florida? Or was Esther Rolle the only one...
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Old Posted May 18, 2007, 3:56 AM
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yes... I'm sure a lot of parents are honoring Elizabeth, New Jersey by naming their little girls after that city
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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?
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Old Posted May 21, 2007, 4:28 AM
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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.
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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...
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yea thats what I was thinking. I mean these city names come from somewhere, they dont just pick them out of a hat.
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I knew an Isreal, Denver, and an Aurora in high school. I've also known a Georgia, Warren, and a Sydney.
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Someone named their kid Boston?
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I had a student in my class a couple of years ago named Uganda...Boston isn't so bad.
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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.
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From ssa.GOV????? We pay tax dollars for this???

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

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Someone named their kid Boston?
Ditto. And who names their baby Houston?
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Old Posted May 28, 2007, 8:06 PM
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Houston is a popular Hispanic name (I have heard).
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I'm just waiting for someone to name their kid Humptulips.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humptulips,_Washington
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Madison is a popular name. I know two. Do people really name their kids Memphis?
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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
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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
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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
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2007, 1:38 AM
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What about...

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

Edit - Only US Place names? Aw shucks.
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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.

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