A new study by the travel experts at SkyParkSecure has revealed the top baby names inspired by travel locations and landmarks from around the world.

Liberty and Ellis take the top spots for girl and boy names inspired by some of America’s biggest landmarks.

There are more and more babies born each year with unusual names, from celebrities naming their children after fruit to old names making a comeback. However, a trend that has also risen over the past 20 years is parents being influenced by travel destinations and landmarks when naming their children.

Traveling to a new destination is always inspiring, with influence from new cultures, beautiful buildings, sites, and of course, food and drink. So, it’s not uncommon that holiday goers want to make these memories last.

Considering this, the experts at SkyParkSecure have analyzed ONS data* for all newborn names for girls and boys across England and Wales between 2001 and 2021 and put together the most popular names that could have been inspired by some of the U.S’s most iconic landmarks and locations.

The Top Five Names Inspired by U.S landmarks

1) Ellis

With 14,946 registrations, Ellis comes out on top, which may take inspiration from New York’s Ellis Island.

2) Brooklyn

The Most Popular Baby Names Inspired by Some of New York Biggest Landmarks
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Heading to New York, Brooklyn makes it into third place with 2,775 registrations – perhaps partly inspired by the edgiest suburb of New York City.

3) Liberty

Liberty, sometimes abbreviated to Libby, comes in at eighth place with 3,090 registrations. The name Liberty could be inspired by the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

4) Bryce

Coming in at fourth place with 534 registered names for Bryce, possibly influenced by Bryce canyon national park, located in Utah.

5) Willis

In fifth place is Willis, with 194 registrations! The name could potentially be influenced by the famous 110-story Willis Tower in Chicago.


Data for all newborn names for boys and girls across England and Wales between 2001 and 2021 was collected from the ONS. Newborn names with 2 or fewer occurrences were excluded for data privacy reasons. This list was then cross-referenced with names of countries, popular cities, and popular landmarks to identify how many newborns could be named after them.

The data provided is split by gender and years for each year between 2001 and 2021. Three percentage change calculations are also included for each gender table to see how the popularity of certain names has grown or fallen. One is for the last 20 years, one is for the last 10 years, and one is for the last 5 years.

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