Modern Americana Baby Names

American, Origin

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

 

Austin

Origin: English
Meaning: Majestic

 

Banner

Origin: English
Meaning: Flag bearer

 

Blue

Origin: English
Meaning: Color name

 

Bravery

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Bridger

Origin: English
Meaning: Lives near the bridge

 

Canyon

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Dakota

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Friendly

 

Denver

Origin: English
Meaning: Green valley

 

Ford

Origin: English
Meaning: Dweller at the ford

 

Goldie

Origin: American
Meaning: Gold

 

Harbor

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Hudson

Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Hudd or Hugh

 

Jackson

Origin: English
Meaning: Son of Jack

 

Juneau

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

 

Lake

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Legacy

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Liberty

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Lincoln

Origin: English
Meaning: Pool hill

 

Kennedy

Origin: Irish
Meaning: Helmet head

 

Knox

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

 

Maverick

Origin: American
Meaning: Independent

 

Mckinley

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

 

Monroe

Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: The mouth of Roe River

 

Navy

Origin: English
Meaning: Color name

 

Noble

Origin: Latin
Meaning: Aristocratic

 

North

Origin: English
Meaning: Topographical name 

 

Nixon

Origin: English, Scottish or Irish
Meaning: Son of Nicholas

 

Prairie

Origin: English and French
Meaning: Meadow

 

Presley

Origin: English
Meaning: Lives by the heath

 

Quincy

Origin: French
Meaning: Fifth born

 

Revere

Origin: English
Meaning: To admire or esteem

 

Scout

Origin: French
Meaning: To listen

 

Sedona

Origin: American
Meaning: From Sidon

 

Sequoyah

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Sparrow

 

Stetson

Origin: American
Meaning: Unknown

 

Talon

Origin: English
Meaning: Bird claw

 

Tallulah

Origin: Native American
Meaning: Leaping water

 

Twain

Origin: English
Meaning: Divided in two

 

Valley

Origin: English
Meaning: Between the mountains

 

Valor

Origin: English
Meaning: Word name

 

Weston

Origin: English
Meaning: From the west town

 

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