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There's nothing better than naming your baby after someone or something that really matters to you. It is the constant reminder of just how important that may be in your life, and potentially the highest honor one can achieve in this life. So imagine if an actual geographical location is so inspiring for parents that they end up naming their kid after it. Talk about a lifelong connection with it.

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The reasons for naming a child after a place could vary widely, from the fact that your family hails from there and you find yourself living far away, or maybe you just have always loved the idea of visiting and the name has a lot of pull for you. I mean, if David and Victoria Beckham named their kid Brooklyn to celebrate the fact that he was conceived in said New York borough, there is no real limitation to how creative you can be when finding reasons to name your next baby after your favorite place in the world.

For that very reason, we have gathered some of the best-known Latin American spots that have inspired baby names all across the globe. Enjoy!


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Valencia 1

Valencia

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A beautiful baby girl name inspired by the wonderful city of Valencia, Ecuador.

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Clara 2

Clara

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This name for a girl means "clarity" and is inspired by the city of Santa Clara in Cuba.

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Santiago 3

Santiago

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It's pretty ironic that one of the most popular name in Buenos Aires, Argentina is actually inspired by the capital of neighboring Chile.

Catarina 4

Catarina

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Santa Catarina, in Mexico, serves as inspiration to this wonderful and sophisticated baby girl name.

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Melo 5

Melo

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A quite popular name in Uruguay, inspired by the city of Melo, it also serves as the diminutive of Carmelo in the United States.

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Cali 6

Cali

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It works for both boys and girls, and while Americans think of Califonia, the wonderful mountainous city of Cali, Colombia is the true inspiration behind this name.

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Pedro 7

Pedro

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The name of the man who holds the keys to Heaven is also inspired by one of the most beautiful cities in Honduras, San Pedro Sula.

Florencia 8

Florencia

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While the city of Florence may be better known as inspiration for this name, there's also a gem of a little town in Argentina called Florencia.

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Justa 9

Justa

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A name that means "justice" in Spanish is perfect for a beautiful baby girl. And if it's inspired by the stunning mining town of Justa, in Peru, then all the better.

Agustin 10

Agustin

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San Agustin, in Copan, Honduras, is a beautiful small town than can inspire you to name your baby boy.

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Cristobal 11

Cristobal

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The name of the man who discovered America has lots of geographical locations paying homage to him, but perhaps the most creative one is in Panama, in the province of Colon.

Mercedes 12

Mercedes

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Another name inspired in a rural nook from the Uruguayan countryside.

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Leon 13

Leon

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A name as fierce as a lion, inspired in the Mexican city of Leon, in the state of Guanajuato.

Joaquin 14

Joaquin

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A name tha any young boy will be proud to carry, is inspired by the Costa Rican municipality of San Joaquin de las Flores.

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Milagro 15

Milagro

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Perhaps the most perfect name for a baby being born after a complicated pregnancy, Milagro means "miracle" and is inspired by the city in Ecuador by the same name.

Guadalupe 16

Guadalupe

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Take your pick. In Mexico alone there are 10 cities named Guadalupe. El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil and Peru all also have a cities that can inspire you to name your baby girl Lupita.

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Carolina 17

Carolina

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Yes, there are two states in North America with this name, but there's no shortage of places called Carolina south of the border. Perhaps the most beautiful one is in El Salvador, but there are towns also in Argentina, in Colombia, and even in Surinam, that can inspire this wonderful girl name.

Fernando 18

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A name of kings, San Fernando de la Buena Vista is a town in Argentina, and wonderful inspiration to name a baby boy.

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Salvador 19

Salvador

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A Central American country inspired this name, which in Spanish means "savior".

Nicolas 20

Nicolas

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San Nicolas de los Arroyos in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina also serves as inspiration to one of the most popular names in the South American country.

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Esteban 21

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Esteban translates to Steven or Stephen in English, and is inspired by the city of San Esteban, in Chile.

Martin 22

Martin

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A fairy-tale like town in the Neuquen province of Argentina, San Martin de Los Andes is a great skiing spot, and so it serves as a romantic getaway perfect to procreate and then inspire the baby name. No wonder so many kids in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile are named after this town.

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Rosario 23

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The capital of the Santa Fe region in Argentina is also a beautiful name for a baby girl, which can be shortened to "Charo" or "Charito".

Miguel 24

Miguel

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Nothing better than a boy's name inspired by the dream-like San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.

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Paz 25

Paz

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If your baby girl is a little angel, then you should opt to call her Paz, which in English means "peace", and it's also the name of the capital of Bolivia.

Lara 26

Lara

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One of my favorite baby girl names. It's cute, hip, modern, and inspired after a town in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

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Marcos 27

Marcos

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Almost 30 miles south of Managua, in Nicaragua, the quaint town of San Marcos can serve as inspiration for a beautiful baby boy's name.

Lourdes 28

Lourdes

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There's a famous town in France with a shrine to a famous Virgin to which thousands of pilgrims travel to each year, but this name is also inspired in the town of Lourdes in Colombia, near Cucuta.

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Fatima 29

Fatima

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A similar story to Lourdes, but in this case the shrine and European city are located in Portugal. However, in the Buenos Aires province, Argentina, there's also a town called Fatima that can inspire you to name your baby girl.

Catalina 30

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This is the Spanish version of Catarina, and there's also a town near Havana, in Cuba, called Catalina.

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Asuncion 31

Asuncion

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The name of the capital of Paraguay is a name of biblical proportions.

Olimpia 32

Olimpia

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This name of the Greek mythology is also a town outside Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

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Rafaela 33

Rafaela

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Another gorgeous girl's name hailing from the Santa Fe region of Argentina.

Petra 34

Petra

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Petra is a stunning city in Jordan, visited by millions of tourists every year, but Santa Petra is also a town in Tamaulipas, Mexico, and serves as inspiration to a beautiful name for a baby girl that in Latin means "hard as a rock".

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Leticia 35

Leticia

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A name fit for a queen, Leticia is also town in Colombia.

Morelia 36

Morelia

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A beautiful city in Mexico, definitely worth the trip, serves as inspiration to this refined baby girl name.

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Nayarit 37

Nayarit

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What could be more romantic than to name your child after a beautiful beach town in Mexico?

Lucia 38

Lucia

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Santa Lucia is a city in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and it's a lovely girl's name that you can shorten to Lulu. How cute is that?

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Antonio 39

Antonio

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The Guatemalan town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes serves as inspiration to one of the most common names in the Spanish language.

America 40

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Well, hey, if you are looking for inspiration for your little girl's name, what better than naming her after an entire continent?