India: baby girl name meaning and popularity

India

A place name, originally derived from the Greek word “Indoi,” which was used to refer to people dwelling in the Indus River Valley. It’s exotic-sounding, has literary connections (India was a character in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind), and is an all-around cool name for a daughter that will be an all-around cool person.

Nicknames:

Indy.

Famous people named India:

Models India Hicks, India Westbrooks, and India Allen; singer India Arie; actresses India Oxenberg, India Menuez, and India Eisley.

Fun facts:

Chris Hemsworth, Heather Thomas, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Benét, and Corey Hart are among the celebrities with daughters named India.

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