Modern Americana Baby Names

Americana is “things associated with America, especially the United States.” Americana baby names are a recent trend that nods to American culture.

On this list, you won’t find traditional American names like Eleanor, Sam, Theodore, Benjamin, William, Harriet, or Georgia. These Modern Americana names are a cross between patriotic and cool. They are inspired by Native American names, people, places, and virtue words. So whether you’re having a Fourth of July baby or just feeling patriotic, below are our favorite modern Americana names for baby girls and boys to add to your radar.

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Anthem

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
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Austin

Origin: English
Meaning: Majestic
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Banner

Origin: English
Meaning: Flag bearer
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Blue

Origin: English
Meaning: Color name
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Bravery

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
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Bridger

Origin: English
Meaning: Lives near the bridge
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Canyon

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
More about the name Canyon

 

Dakota

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Friendly
More about the name Dakota

 

Denver

Origin: English
Meaning: Green valley
More about the name Denver

 

Ford

Origin: English
Meaning: Dweller at the ford
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Goldie

Origin: American
Meaning: Gold
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Harbor

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
More about the name Harbor

 

Hudson

Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Hudd or Hugh
More about the name Hudson

 

Jackson

Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Jack
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Juneau

Origin: Latin, French, and American place name
Meaning: Queen of heaven, young
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Lake

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
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Legacy

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
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Liberty

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
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Lincoln

Origin: English
Meaning: Pool hill
More about the name Lincoln

 

Kennedy

Origin: Irish
Meaning: Helmet head
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Knox

Origin: English and Scottish
Meaning: A hillock or round-topped hill
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Maverick

Origin: American
Meaning: Independent
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Mckinley

Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Son of the white warrior or learned ruler
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Monroe

Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: The mouth of Roe River
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Navy

Origin: English
Meaning: Color name
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Noble

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Aristocratic
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North

Origin: English
Meaning: Topographical name 
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Nixon

Origin: English, Scottish or Irish
Meaning: Son of Nicholas
More about the name Nixon

 

Prairie

Origin: English and French
Meaning: Meadow
More about the name Prairie

 

Presley

Origin: English
Meaning: Lives by the heath
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Quincy

Origin: French
Meaning: Fifth born
More about the name Quincy

 

Revere

Origin: English
Meaning: To admire or esteem
More about the name Revere

 

Scout

Origin: French
Meaning: To listen
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Sedona

Origin: American
Meaning: From Sidon
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Sequoyah

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Sparrow
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Stetson

Origin: American
Meaning: Unknown
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Talon

Origin: English
Meaning: Bird claw
More about the name Talon

 

Tallulah

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Leaping water
More about the name Tallulah

 

Twain

Origin: English
Meaning: Divided in two
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Valley

Origin: English
Meaning: Between the mountains
More about the name Valley

 

Valor

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name
More about the name Valor

 

Weston

Origin: English
Meaning: From the west town
More about the name Weston

 

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