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200+ Californian Baby Names: Cool Names for Cali Girls & Boys (and Gender Neutral)

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A list of Californian names for babies.

A list of Californian names for babies.

A List of California-Inspired Baby Names

California baby names? Here's a list of over 200 to choose from. But what makes a name "Californian"?

Maybe you're looking for a name that's bold, beautiful, or a little offbeat. Perhaps you want one that evokes West Coast history, old Hollywood, beaches like Malibu, or the California coast. Maybe you want to give your baby a name that has local history or star quality. You'll find plenty to choose from.

Growing up and raising kids in California, I have heard some amazing examples, so here's my list of California-inspired baby names.

California-Themed Names

GirlsBoysGender Neutral

Axel

Bear

Disney

Poppy

Diego

Califas or Cali

Hella

Francisco

Ukiah

Sunny

Dude

Balboa

Dharma

Gavin

Cal or Cali

Whitney

Goldie

Ru

Soledad

Maverick

West

Helena

Huntington

Azul

The Most Popular Baby Names in California (2020+)

According to the Social Security Administration’s baby names database.

RankGirls' NamesBoys' Names

1

Olivia

Noah

2

Camila

Liam

3

Emma

Mateo

4

Mia

Sebastian

5

Sophia

Julian

6

Isabella

Ethan

7

Giana

Benjamin

8

Luna

Elijah

9

Sofia

Alexander

10

Emily

Oliver

California Places That Make Good Names

Arcadia

Marin

Clovis

Berkeley

Blythe

Culver

Auburn

Chico

Ukiah

Davis

Gilroy

Hayward

Indio

Larkspur

Lodi

Monterey

Pasadena

Salinas

Belvedere

Brea

Ione

Malibu

Marina

Shasta

Oakley

Ojai

Redding

Helena

Joaquin

Winters

Pismo

Tahoe

Torrey

Historic Californian Names (Girls, Boys, and Gender-Neutral)

Brubeck

Khalif, Khalifa

Morgan

Dolores

London

Muir

Ansel

Kerouac

Morgan

Didion

Ferlinghetti

Stanford

Calafia

Hearst

Steinbeck

West Coast Names

Carmel

Cruz

Malibu

Beverly

Jose

Moon

Jade

Diego

Jenner

Juniper

Griffith

Zuma

Bay Area or NoCal Baby Names (Girls, Boys, and Gender-Neutral)

Ashbury

Ceasar (or Chavez)

Ohlone

Andreas

Noe

Lucas

Anza

Lombard

Leandro

Apple

Levi

Marin

Bart

Kamala

Muni

Bay

Clement

Levi

Drake

Kerouac

Belvedere

Berkeley

Francisco

Stinson

Los Angeles or SoCal Baby Names (Girls, Boys, and Gender-Neutral)

LaLa

Lotus

Hollywood

Angeles

Kendrick

Melrose

Beverly

Oscar

Montana

Brea

Griffith

Monica

Baldwin

Echo

Venice

Cruise

Ellay

Valley

Compton

Getty

Zuma

Hollywood and Movie Star Names

Audrey

Monroe

Scarlett

Baldwin

Oscar

Wynona

Ava

Laurel

Sunset

Bette

Harlow

Tallulah

Hollywood

Holly

Star

Cruise

Lana

Vivian

DeMille

Goldwyn

Wilder

Keaton

Orson

Quentin

California Weird and Woo-Woo Names

Karma

Peace

Flower

Moon

Indio

Quest

Nirvana

Leary

Sequoia

Ocean

Sierra

Zappa

Laid-Back, Beachy, and Surfer Baby Names

Breeze

Layne

Sunny

Blue

Maverick

Rip

Bodhi

Ocean

Ripley

Dune

Sandro

Zuma

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