Baby Names Inspired by Canada – Barrie, Markham, Mattawa

Here are some place names in Ontario, Canada that have inspired a few baby names:

  • Barrie (city)
  • Kingston (city)
  • Markham (large town)
  • Mattawa (river)
  • Orillia (city)
  • Preston (formerly a town, now a community in Cambridge)
  • York (community in Toronto)

Source: Toronto Star (I’m pretty sure Marilyn told me about the article originally.)

Update – I’ve recently found another. In September of 2007, a baby girl named Georgian Lima Russell was born to Steve and Gilliane Russell. Her first name was inspired by Georgian Bay, which is part of Lake Huron. Georgian’s mother was born and raised near the Bay, and her parents were married there. Georgian’s middle name comes from the capital of Peru. (Source: ParentCentral.ca)


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