150 NYC-Inspired Baby Names After New York City Places

The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. The city has a rich cultural history, and you have plenty of streets, landmarks, and neighborhoods to inspire a creative name for your babies. Whether New York is home or just a place you love to visit, one of these New York City-inspired names is perfect for the newest addition to your family. Check out these 150 unique NYC-inspired baby names for your baby boys or girls.

Adams: The village in Jefferson county.

Addison: The village in Steuben county.
Afton: The village in Chenango county.
Albion: The village in Orleans county.
Alden: The village in Erie county.
Allegany: The county & the village in Cattaraugus county.
Altamont: The village in Albany county.
Amsterdam: New Amsterdam, New York's original name.
Ardsley: The village in Westchester county.
Astor: Astor Place is a short, two-block street in NoHo/East Village, in the lower part of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Auburn: A city in Cayuga County, New York, located at the north end of Owasco Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, in Central New York.
Aurora: The village in Cayuga county.
Avon: The village in Livingston county.
Batavia: A city which is the county seat of Genesee County, New York, named for the region in the Netherlands.
Binghamton: A city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York.
Bowery: The Manhattan neighborhood.
Bronx: The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, within the U.S. state of New York.
Brooklyn: Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs.
Bryant: Bryant Park, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City.
Burdett: The village in Schuyler county.
Burke: The village in Franklin county.
Caledonia: The village in Livingston county.
Cambridge: The village in Washington county.
Camden: The village in Oneida county.
Camillus: The village in Onondaga county.
Canadice: The town in Ontario County.
Canandaigua: The city in Ontario County.
Canton: The village in St. Lawrence county.
Cape Vincent: The village in Jefferson county.
Carmine: Family style Italian restaurant in NYC.
Carnegie: Carnegie Hall, a concert hall in New York City.
Carroll: The town in Chautauqua County.
Carthage: The village of West Carthage in Jefferson county.
Cayuga: Cayuga Lake and the county.
Celoron: The village in Chautauqua county.
Chautauqua: Chautauqua County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of New York.
Chelsea: The Manhattan neighborhood.
Chenango: The Chenango River and county.
Christopher: Christopher Street is a street in the West Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Clinton: The county in the state of New York. Its county seat is the city of Plattsburgh. The county is named after George Clinton, the first Governor of New York who went on to become Vice President, having been a Founding Father who represented New York in the Continental Congress.
Columbia: A town in Herkimer County, New York.
Columbus: A town in Chenango County, New York.
Cornell: Cornell University, an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant doctoral university located in Ithaca, New York.
Cortland: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named after Pierre Van Cortlandt, president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New York State Constitution in 1777, and first lieutenant governor of the state.
Dakota: The Dakota, also known as Dakota Apartments, is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It was built in 1884 and is considered to be one of Manhattan's most prestigious and exclusive cooperative residential buildings.
Delancey: One of the main thoroughfares on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Delancey Street is a cool mix of trendy bars and long-standing bargain shops.
Delaware: A county located in the US state of New York. The county is named after the Delaware River, which was named in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, appointed governor of Virginia in 1609.
Dutchess: A county located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of New York.
Elba: The village in Genesee county.
Ellis: Ellis Island, one of the most iconic New York landmarks.
Elmira: A city in Chemung County, New York.
Erie: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county's name comes from Lake Erie, which in turn comes from the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived south and east of the lake before 1654.
Essex: A county in the U.S. state of New York. Its name is from the English county of Essex.
Fordham: Fordham University, a Jesuit university in New York City.
Franklin: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named in honor of American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.
Fulton: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named in honor of Robert Fulton, who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.
Genesee: A county in the U.S. state of New York. Its name is from the Seneca Indian word Gen-nis'-hee-yo, meaning "the Beautiful Valley."
Geneseo: A town in Livingston County in the Finger Lakes region of New York, United States. The name Geneseo means "beautiful valley."
Geneva: A city in Ontario and Seneca counties in the U.S. state of New York. It is located at the northern end of Seneca Lake. The city is supposedly named after the city and canton of Geneva in Switzerland. The city identifies as the "Lake Trout Capital of the World."
Glen: A town in Montgomery County, New York. The town was named after Jacob Glen, an early landowner.
Gracie: Gracie Mansion is the official residence of the Mayor of the City of New York. The mansion overlooks Hell Gate channel in the East River.
Gramercy: Gramercy Park, a private park and neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan.
Greene: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county's name is in honor of the American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene.
Hamilton: A town in Madison County, New York. The town is named after American patriot Alexander Hamilton.
Hammond: A town in St. Lawrence County. The name is derived from early land owner Abijah Hammond.
Hampton: A town in northeastern Washington County, New York.
Harlem: A large neighborhood in the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.
Harriman: A village in Orange County, New York.
Harrison: The village in Westchester county.
Honeoye: Honeoye Lake is one of the Finger Lakes located in Ontario County, New York. The name Honeoye is from the Seneca word means "lying finger." The name refers to a story of a Native American who had his finger bitten by a rattlesnake, and proceeded to cut off his finger with a tomahawk.
Hornell: A city in Steuben County, New York. The city is named after the Hornell family, early settlers. Hornell is nicknamed the "Maple City" after the large maple trees that once grew throughout the town and covered the surrounding hills of the Canisteo Valley. Hornell has the largest Saint Patrick's Day parade and celebration in the area, bringing many out to welcome spring and show their green.
Houston: Houston Street is a major east-west thoroughfare in downtown Manhattan. The street was named for William Houstoun.
Hudson: The Hudson River is a river that flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York. The river is named after Henry Hudson, an Englishman sailing for the Dutch East India Company, who explored it in 1609.
Ithaca: A city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Ithaca is home to Cornell University, an Ivy League school of over 20,000 students, most of whom study at its local campus.
Jefferson: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named after Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America.
Jervis: Port Jervis is a city on the Delaware River in western Orange County, New York. From late spring to early fall many thousands of travelers and tourists pass through Port Jervis on their way to enjoying rafting, kayaking, canoeing and other activities.
Kingston: A city in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York. It became New York's first capital in 1777.
Lackawanna: A city in Erie County, New York. The name derives from the Lackawanna Steel Company.
Lenox: A town in Madison County, New York.
Lewis: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named after Morgan Lewis, the Governor of New York when the county was established.
Lex: Lexington Avenue, often colloquially abbreviated as "Lex," is an avenue on the East Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that carries southbound one-way traffic from East 131st Street to Gramercy Park at East 21st Street.
Liberty: A town in Sullivan County, New York.
Lincoln: A town in Madison County, New York.
Livingston: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named after Robert R. Livingston, a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence.
Lorimer: Lorimer Street Avenue is an underground New York City Subway station complex shared by the BMT Canarsie Line and the IND Crosstown Line.

Madison: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named after James Madison, fourth President of the United States of America.
Malone: The village in Franklin county.
Manhattan: The most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the city's historical birthplace.
Marcy: Mount Marcy, the highest mountain in New York.
Mercer: Mercer Street of Manhattan, named for Revolutionary War soldier Hugh Mercer.
Monroe: A county in the western portion of the state of New York. The county is named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.
Montgomery: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 at the Battle of Quebec.
Moravia: The village in Cayuga county.
Nassau: A suburban county on Long Island in the U.S. state of New York.
Niagara: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county name is from the Iroquois word Onguiaahra, which means "the strait or thunder of waters."
Nolita: Nolita, sometimes written as NoLIta, and deriving from "North of Little Italy" is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
Nyack: A village located primarily in the town of Orangetown in Rockland County, New York.
Odessa: The village in Schuyler county.
Olean: A city in Cattaraugus County, New York. Olean is the largest city in Cattaraugus County and serves as its financial, business, transportation and entertainment center.
Oneida: A county located in the state of New York. The name is in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that had this territory at the time of European encounter and has a reservation in the region.
Oswego: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county name is from a Mohawk language word meaning "the outpouring", referring to the mouth of the Oswego River.
Otisco: One of the Finger Lakes in New York.
Otsego: The town in Otsego County, New York.
Palmyra: The village in Wayne county.
Perry: A town in Wyoming County, New York. The town is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
Putnam: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. Putnam County formed in 1812 from Dutchess County and is named for Israel Putnam, a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.
Quassaick: Quassaick Creek is an 18.4-mile-long tributary of the Hudson River in Orange and Ulster counties in the U.S. state of New York.
Raquette: The Raquette River, sometimes spelled Racquette, is the third longest river entirely in the state of New York.
Ravena: The village in Albany county.
Rensselaer: A county in the state of New York. The county is named in honor of the family of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the original Dutch owner of the land in the area.
Rochelle: New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, New York. In November 2008 Business Week magazine listed New Rochelle as the best city in New York State, and one of the best places nationally, to raise children.
Rochester: A city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the western portion of the U.S. state of New York, and the seat of Monroe County.
Rockland: The southernmost county on the west side of the Hudson River in the U.S. state of New York. The name derives from "rocky land", as the area was described by early Dutch and English settlers.
Saratoga: Saratoga Springs is a city in Saratoga County, New York, that is also widely known as simply Saratoga. The name reflects the presence of mineral springs in the area, which has made Saratoga a popular resort destination for over 200 years.
Schenectady: A city in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk word skahnéhtati meaning "beyond the pines."
Schoharie: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The name of the county and the county seat come from a Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood."
Schuyler: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The name is in honor of General Philip Schuyler, one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.
Scotia: The village in Schenectady county.
Seneca: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The county's name is from the Iroquois Seneca that occupied part of the region.
Sherrill: A city in Oneida County, New York. Sherrill is referred to as The Silver City.
Spencer: The village in Tioga county.
Staten: Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Staten Island has been sometimes called "the forgotten borough" by inhabitants who feel neglected by the city government.
Steuben: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. Its name is in honor of Baron von Steuben, a German general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War, though it is not pronounced the same.
Stuyvesant: A town in Columbia County, New York.
Suffolk: A suburban county on Long Island and the easternmost county in the U.S. state of New York. The county was named after the county of Suffolk in England, from where its earliest European settlers came.
Sullivan: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county's name honors Major General John Sullivan, who was a hero in the American Revolutionary War.
Syracuse: A city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants. Syracuse was named after the original Greek city Syracuse, a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.
Theresa: The village in Jefferson county.
Tioga: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. Its name derives from an American Indian word meaning "at the forks", describing a meeting place.
Tompkins: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The name is in honor of Daniel D. Tompkins, who served as Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States.
Tonawanda: A city in Erie County, New York. The name Tonawanda means "confluent stream."
Tribeca: A neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Its name is a portmanteau from "Triangle Below Canal Street."
Troy: A city in the U.S. State of New York and the seat of Rensselaer County.
Tully: The village in Onondaga county.
Valatie: The village in Columbia county.
Vanderbilt: Vanderbilt Avenue is the name of three streets in New York City, all of which were named after Cornelius Vanderbilt, the builder of Grand Central Terminal.
Varick: A town in Seneca County, New York. The town is named after Richard Varick, an officer in the American Revolution, mayor of New York City.
Walden: The village in Orange county.
Warren: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The county is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, an American Revolutionary War hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Warsaw: The village in Wyoming county.
Warwick: The village in Orange county.
Watkins: Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York.
Waverly: The village in Tioga county.
Waverly: Waverly Place is a narrow street, in the Greenwich Village section of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Wayne: A county in the U.S. state of New York. The name honors General Anthony Wayne, an American Revolutionary War hero and American statesman.
Webster: The village in Monroe county.
Woodstock: A town in Ulster County, New York.
Wythe: Wythe Avenue and hotel in Brooklyn.
Yates: A county located in the U.S. state of New York. The name is in honor of Joseph C. Yates, who as Governor of New York signed the act establishing the county.
Yonkers: The fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of New York, and the most populous city in Westchester County.

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