How popular is the baby name Georgian in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Georgian and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Georgian.
The first baby born in central Iowa (including Des Moines) in 2014 was Nash David Eddie, son of Lance and Christine Eddie.
The name “Nash” was chosen in honor of Nashville, Tennessee. It’s where Lance and Christine went on their first road trip together.
When the president/CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. learned about baby Nash, he sent the Eddie family a bunch of “Nashville-themed gifts, including a CD with music from the TV show “Nashville,” a guitar-shaped chocolate bar, the “Lisa Loeb’s Silly Singalong” children’s book and a four-foot-tall stuffed Gnash — the Nashville Predators hockey team mascot.”
The family will also get free passes to local attractions the next time they visit Nashville.
(Some of the other locational baby names I’ve blogged about over the years: Brighton, Endellion, Julian, Sonora, Kennedy, Aquinnah, Georgian, Washington, Boston, Newark, Florence, Cape Cod, Bronx, Montana, Helsinki.)
Sources: New parents bring in first baby of 2014, Des Moines’ first baby named for Nashville
Susie Albin-Najera and Rick Najera of California have three kids, each of whom is named for a location in California:
- Son Julian was named after Julian, California.
- Daughter Sonora was named for Sonora, California.
- Daughter Kennedy was named after the Kennedy Meadows resort.
“All our kids are named after places we love,” Albin-Najera said.
Other babies named after special locations include Aquinnah, Brighton, Elora and Georgian.
Source: Morris, Mike. “Couple names baby after Kennedy Meadows.” Union Democrat 29 Oct. 2007: A1+.
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)