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From the name Henry, which means "home rule". Hmmm, the Land of Home Rule! I think it fits too well somehow.
-- gaelruadh19  6/12/2005
A famous bearer of this name is: America Ferrera.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2005
Actually, it's América Ferrara, not America.
-- Merrie.D  6/14/2007
This is such a tacky name for someone if you live in America! If it is pronouned "ahm-air-EE-ka", the Spanish way, that is a different matter.
-- Riley115  12/29/2005
This is the most ridiculous name I've ever heard. I doubt anyone outside the USA uses it, either, so that just makes it all the more tacky. It's even worse than flag-patterned clothing, and that's saying a lot.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2006
Sounds more like something you might name your pet rather than your child.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2006
I love my country, but this is going too far.
-- Mithos514  7/19/2006
I agree this IS going WAY too far! However, the United States of America is only one part of America. Please don't forget that this name is borne by two continents.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2006
Ever wonder why Canadian girls aren't being named Canada? Because their parents aren't as stupid as those living in the United States! Surely they bare the popular names Sarah, Isabelle, Jessica and Hailey - but, ever wonder why there aren't any Nevaehs or Princesses, Uniques, Flowers, Kolours, Comforts or Liberties?! Well, I could just sit here and palaver here in my exaggerated, business woman vocabulary, incoherintly and completely inconsequentially, or I can go crazy! I mean, COME ON! It's your child that we're talking about here. *Bangs head against keyboard*
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/21/2006
On the other hand, it's a good idea to honour your BELOVED country, really go ahead!
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/21/2006
Okay, good. Now that I have Starla's permission and blessing, I'll go ahead and use this name. Just glad that she said I was allowed to use it. *Phew*
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2007
OK, I would never use this name and I really dislike it, but hey, America is not a country (it's a continent) - the country is called The United States of America - and the name isn't very uncommon in Latin America. Plus, Canada IS used as a name (although it's rare).
-- Caprice  8/28/2006
American McGee, inventor of American McGee's Alice.
-- dramaelf  9/16/2006
I knew a little girl that had the name America. Her father named her that because of his favorite soccer team. Yes there really is a soccer team called America. They're a South American team.
-- Veronica Mikal  10/6/2006
A women I found in my family while doing genealogy was named America, and I'd never thought about it as a name before, but I think it's very beautiful now. The sound and look of the name are both pretty, and it's not terrible to name a child after a country/continent, any more than it is to name them after a city or state. Also, this name isn't used very often, either.
-- Iridosmine  10/16/2006
Most girls in Mexico are named America after the soccer team also named America. BTW, in Mexico America is a common name.
-- michi_vane  12/31/2006
I absoulutely, positively LOVE the name America! I would die to be American AND to bear that name - although it would be a dream come true if I was FRENCH-ICELANDIC-AMERICAN!
-- Miracle1980Olympics  1/13/2007
Being American isn't really that cool and I can only imagine how horrible it would be to be actually named America. I would hate it if my name was America and would change it IMMEDIATELY.
-- livieluvbug  12/6/2007
The only place where you find this name is USA (not even Canada) and my friend was called America and when she moved to Australia (where I live) she was being called names like Washington, Wyoming (hope that's the right spelling), Wisconsin, Pheonix and Michigan. She decided in year 9 (15 years old) to go by her middle name Elizabeth and moved classes because she couldn't stand the teasing.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2007
I guess when condsidering the name think about all that stuff that happened above me. What if you move countries? Will the name be liked there? What if your child gets married and moves to anther country far away will she like it?
-- Koolgal  4/2/2007
Oh, please, this was a name long before the continent - America was named after the Italian explorer Americo Vespuccio. And in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries it's a fairly common name.
-- Aki  4/22/2007
This name is absolutely horrific, especially if one lives in America. Yes, it was used as a name in early Italy as a feminine form of "Amerigo," and yes, it is common in the Latino world, but this does not change the fact that it's a vulgar name.
-- Ouaie  7/8/2007
AMERIGO is male and I know a male by the name. His mother was just so happy to be here, and he was one of the first things that happened to her when she got here. I understand from him, he is not the only male he knows of.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2007
It's highly unlikely that the Americas got it's name from Amerigo Vespucci and it's practically unheard of for places to be named after an explorer's first name. The origin is closer linked to Richard Ameryk who was the financier of John Calbot's voyage which landed in North America. The older British maps have America on it and when Italian mapmakers saw the word, it was assumed it was after Vespucci who explored the coast of South America and used it to name both continents.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2008
This name is ... wow. I love my country, but seriously. Who's gonna name their kid after the country they live in?!? It doesn't even SOUND like a normal name. It sounds like some parents were trying to be "different" and gave the poor kid the name of a country (actually 2 continents, but when most here America, they think of the U.S A). I highly doubt people outside America use this name because it sounds stupid. It's quite like naming a kid Poland or Ukraine or Slovakia. Now don't those sound silly?
-- Jesus_Freak  6/4/2008
I disagree with all of you.
If you don't name EVERY SINGLE ONE of your children America and give them the middle name of an American pop culture item, the terrorists will win!
That's why my kids will be named America Big-Mac, America Baseball, and America Mickey Mouse Club.
Because I love America.
-- amishigloo  6/27/2008
It's Erica without the AM. I think it's a beautiful name and I love this land. Plus I love the name Erica and that's a bonus. God Bless America!
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/13/2008
Okay, I know most Americans are incredibly patriotic. But this is just taking it a bit too far.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2008
I can totally imagine a guy who loves a girl named America, and whenever he says so, people just think he's being patriotic. XD

"America's the BEST! *shot*"
-- not_another_Jessica  12/2/2008
I don't think I've read a list of comments more adamantly against a name on this website than these about "America." While I'd never name my child this, I think it's a pretty name. And, contrast to what most of these comments say, I don't think one has to be REALLY REALLY REALLY patriotic to name their child this. I'm an American and I'd name my child Russia but I'm not a giant fan of the country or anything (though it seems cool).
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2009
America is the main character of the book America by E. R Frank. America is named this because, according to his mother, "his father could be anybody in America."
-- bibi66  3/2/2009
Wow, comments about this name are incredibly Anti-American and wreak of discontent and hatred. I have actually never met an American native (within the country for atleast one generation) name their child America, I have however heard of immigrants (legal and illegal) using this name for their first child born in America. So, the previous comments about how horrible Americans are for naming their children this are really ignorant and I would even go as far as to say racist.
When it comes down to it, it really is just an alternate spelling of Amerigo (Vespucci), of which the Americas were named after.
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2009
Wow, some serious country-bashing going on. I'm not American, I'm Canadian, but honestly, stop bashing America. You're sounding ridiculous and you're not "cool".

Well, America's a nice country and all, but I wouldn't name my kid after it. Too much association. And they won't even be American, most likely.
-- emmiix3  3/22/2009
Overly-freaking-patriotic. It's tacky anywhere, but outside of America, you're going to hear a lot of rude comments. By the way, yes, I really like America, and am a citizen.
-- Kerules  5/18/2009
Too patriotic. Imagine if America's birthday was July 4th.
-- -Julia-  7/23/2009
Seriously, there are more practicable and less silly ways to show your patriotism than by naming your child after the country/continent. It does not sound like a person's name at all, and I can't picture it paired with a last name.
-- Anyechka  8/12/2009
America, in my opinion, seems more doable as a person's name than, say, Montana or Dakota. It's pretty, and it was a name before it was the name of the continent, but I guess the association with the United States puts people off.
-- bananarama  8/13/2009
It's an odd thing for parents to name their child after a country. America makes me think the parents were either trailer park residents, teenagers, or even racists who believe Americans are superior to the rest of the world. I recommend picking something else.
-- Black_X  5/9/2010
The name America is not bad! It's very common in Mexico. My name is America & I love it. Of course I've gotten picked on before, but believe me it's not that bad I mean you can't forget it. I've never had the problem of someone not remembering my name. I think it's unique & I've always gotten compliments on it.
-- Anonymous User  3/17/2011
I didn't know this was a name, either. It's definitely unique. I might use it for a character in a story.
-- Joy12  4/30/2011
Alright, alright, stop bashing America! I mean, I wouldn't name my kid America, but it is cute!

I love my country. I'm American. I don't bash the girls named Paris or London, do I? Not all Americans are snobs. Get over it.

Go America!
-- blondieboo629  11/11/2011
Oh please, Amerigo was a name, they just put a ca at the end. It's not that bad people.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2011
I'm a proud American and I would have no problem naming my child America. I think it makes a beautiful name! United States FTW!
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2011
This name isn't so bad if it's on a Hispanic girl. Otherwise, it sounds really tacky.
-- Bonquiqui  7/4/2012
It's a joke that this was ever a name.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2013
I live in Canada and no one names their kids Canada. It's really silly to name your child America, even for the respect of your country. Anyways, America sounds blah. If you want to name your kid after a place pick Ireland or Sierra!
-- MelissaR  3/16/2013
America Ferrara (full name: Georgine America Ferrera) is an American actress who is best known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the ABC television series Ugly Betty.
-- Tiger Lilly  6/23/2013
How it sounds: Pretty.
Uniqueness: 10/10
Negative factors: Probably going to be made fun of, sorry, I'm not trying to be mean. Its kind of silly that people hate this name but think names like Paris are fine. Sigh.
~Peace.
-- Gio123  9/27/2013
Think of any country in this world other than America. Do you know anyone there who named their kids after that country? Didn't think so. So why name your kid America, especially if you're American?
-- xgirl  5/26/2014
A bit patriotic for my taste, but if you factor out the fact it's a continent, America is a pretty name. I wasn't surprised to see it was popular back then. They named their kids things like that.
-- DaisyGraceBaker  7/1/2014
Yes, I agree with most of the people here that this name is too tacky, but I don't really have a problem with the fact that a lot of Americans name their kids like this. They love their country, it's ok, lucky them. And altough I dislike the formal form, Rica would be a great, playful, exotic sounding nickname.
-- Christine1999  7/12/2014
Not to diss my own country but America as someone's legit name is utterly ridiculous and tacky. A lot of place names don't work. America has no exceptions.
It's just cheesy and way too patriotic if you ask me.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/5/2014

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