Is there a trend to name children after cities? Not long ago, the name
"London" was not in the top 1000 baby names, but in 2008 the rank was 156 (for girls).
Similarly, the name "Paris" has become popular.
These 2 examples are European cities that have become popular baby names in the
United States. But what about U. S. cities?
Play the City Name Quiz!
From the list of United States cities with populations of 100,000 or more (from
the U. S. Census Bureau),
we have drawn those names that are in the top 1000 names for births in 2008.
Can you guess 5 of them?