(Last updated on: 10/12/2020)
Choosing a baby name can be tough. For me, I looked for a bit of inspiration from what I love most- travel! Whilst some were not really our style, some names we really loved. So I thought I’d share with you some of my findings in this post on the top- travel-themed baby names.
Travel-themed baby names
For hubby and I, travel has always been an important part of our lives. We had both travelled extensively before we met, and we have continued to travel together. We had a travel themed wedding. We also had a travel-themed pregnancy announcement. We then made a travel-themed girls’ nursery. So why not continue the theme with a name?
I searched the Internet far and wide for inspiration. There were lots of travel-themed baby names that hubby and I liked for girls, but we weren’t so keen on the boys names. I tried for Atlas but my husband wouldn’t go for it… haha
In the end we had a little girl called Isla Mae. Isla means island in Spanish so there was our link to travel. It also turns out to be a very popular name worldwide, but not always with the same spelling. In Turkey, for example, Ayla (with the same pronunciation) is very common. We chose Mae because it is a popular Thai name, which is one of our favourite countries to travel to.
During my extensive research, however, I came across a lot more travel-themed baby names. Here are some of the most common!
Travel-themed baby names: Girls
Florence- a city in Italy. Also means ‘to flourish’
Aurora: A city in Illinois. Also the official name of the Northern Lights- Aurora Borealis
Sydney- a city in Australia
Isla- island in Spanish
Savannah- a city in Georgia
Alexandria- a city in Egypt
India- after the country
Sahara- a desert in Northern Africa
Paris- a city in France
Nara- has Gaelic roots meaning happy. A region in Japan
Saya- a Japanese name meaning sheath for a sword. It denotes peace
Skye- named after Isle of Skye in Scotland. Also pronounced ‘sky’, as in to travel by airplane
Dominika- a Caribbean island. Comes from the Latin word for Sunday
Zaria- Arabic for ‘flower’. Also a Nigerian city
Travel-themed baby names: Boys
Austin- a city in Texas
Aspen- a city in Colorado
Easton- a city in Pennsylvania
Orlando- City in Florida
Hudson- river in New York
Jordan- a country in the Middle East
Phoenix- a city in Arizona
Rio- a city in Brazil
Tyree- second tallest mountain in Antarctica
Hamilton- a city in New Zealand
Miles- a measure of distance
Atlas- a map
Christopher- Patron Saint of Travel
Jericho- place in Israel, also a biblical location
Marco- a famous explorer
Phileas- from the novel Around the World in 8 Days
Brooklyn- an area of New York
Gulliver- after the film Gulliver Travels
Darwin- founder of evolution in the Galapagos Islands
So that’s my list of favourite travel-themed baby names. Do you have any others that you would recommend? Drop them in the comments below, I’d love to hear them!
Psssst! By the way, I have recently designed a flight log book to allow your kids to record all of the journeys! If you’re looking for a special way to record your children’s travel memories then head over to Amazon to take a look!