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Fellow Indiana here! I shorten it to Indie though people who don't know me well call me India, not a fan of that on me tbh.
Indiana99  8/26/2019
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Actress, singer, and Instagram celebrity Indiana Massara bears this name.
Feiticeiro  7/15/2019
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This was my great-great grandmother's name. She was born in 1874 in the southeastern US.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2018
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Indiana Jones.
kayisforkeen  8/24/2018
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My name is Indiana, and I love my name. I get a lot of compliments on it. I don't understand why people think the nickname is Indie or Indy, mine is Indi. No one can spell it right though. I got it from my great grandmother. I had no idea there were so many Indiana's! Also for people who think it's a bad girl name... I'm a girl.
indiana  10/22/2017
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I think the Anna makes it sound feminine, such as Savannah or Joanna. Plus, it has Diana in it. I prefer Indiana for a girl, even though I prefer other unisex names like Avery or Riley for boys.
― Anonymous User  10/7/2017
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Indiana María Sánchez Sánchez is a Nicaraguan model and was Miss Nicaragua 2009. Sánchez was crowned Miss Nicaragua 2009 on March 7, 2009 at the Ruben Dario National Theater in Managua. She received the crown from the outgoing Miss Nicaragua, Thelma Rodriguez. Indiana went off to represent Nicaragua at the 58th edition of the Miss Universe pageant held in August at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Bahamas. She was one of the heavy favorites, appearing on many predictions list, but she did not place among the top 15. She was awarded 2nd Place in National Costume.
cutenose  1/28/2017
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I think Indiana could be anyone's name and people can be named what their parents gave them so you can't say why you don't like anyone's name because you might hurt their feelings.
Chasmae  3/28/2016
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This name was number 60 on the top 100 list of girls names for Australia in 2014 with over 300 girls having been given the name. I think the sound of the name is nice, but I would not use it having lived in the state of Indiana and watching Indiana Jones growing up.
― Anonymous User  2/27/2016
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My mother named me Indianna but Indie for short. Ever since I was little everyone used to complement me on my name, saying it is a beautiful name for a girl. I even had someone name their daughter Indianna after meeting me! Indianna is a beautiful, unique name for a little girl. I can't imagine my name any other way. To me it means strength, beauty, loyalty and honesty. I love my name, boy's name or not.
Indianna_king  11/29/2015
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I have a 4 year old daughter named Indiana Kate. We call her Indie. Ours is a family name... my great (x3) grandmother was born in a covered wagon as her family traveled thru Indiana Territory. They named her Indiana. I always loved that story as a little girl, and was thrilled when my husband liked it too. My Indie is a spit fire... the name suits her and everyone loves it. Her uncle calls her Jonesy.
IndiesMom  11/19/2015
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Amazed to see the amount of ignorant statements on this name. As with every other name, a person will relate to it in a different way to the next person. My parents named me Indiana, not because of Indiana Jones, and not because of the state. They simply liked the way the name sounded. When my parents had me, they didn't know anyone else with that name, so the uniqueness appealed to them. For all those 'poor child' commenters out there, I hardly think you're doing your child a disadvantage. I recieve compliments for my name practically every time someone asks me. It's still not a common name. And for those that said an Indiana would turn out to be butch and manly, I'm glad you're not working as clairvoyants, I am a city girl who loves all things girly and no one would say otherwise.
So for those considering Indiana for a girl, it's still a unique name and shouldn't be cast off as a boys name, because it's a multigender name obviously. And don't be afraid of the remarks, the people that know me, know me as Indiana, the people that meet me for the first time and call me 'Indiana Jones', big whoop! I have a laugh about it and move on! It's your name and no one elses, because YOU make the name. Hi-five ladies for searching above the common name. Best wishes!
Indiana out!
― Anonymous User  5/18/2014
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I'm called Indiana too, and I agree wholeheartedly with the comment before me, it hits the nail on the head. Indiana is a really unusual, nice name and it's really nice for both genders, in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2015
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We just named out little girl Indi Anna Jones. Everyone I believe loves the name and only a few insignificant extra-large mouthed and boned people, who should just nod and say it's a nice name, don't like it and have prob named their kids really crap ones (haha in my eyes) but who am I to say? It has helped that my last name is Jones. I live by the Indian Ocean which isn't a state or has links to pre-post war times - I think Gertrude and Janet have had their day in the sun - move on and let Indiana take it from here. I don't see Indi being 'so called' bullied at school due to the Harrison ford films. It would be like me being teased if my name was Jerry Lewis (Who?). Hopefully she will love it too.
Jusavinalarf  5/14/2014
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My name is Indiana and I absolutely love my name! I'm a girl and I get more compliments on it than insults. It's original and I've never met anyone with the same name as me. My father did an ace job at picking out my name- I'm so proud of it.
IndianaUnderwood  7/17/2013
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Georgia and Virginia are, and always will be, the only acceptable state names. At least to me.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2013
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Camilla (Burney novel)

Camilla, subtitled A Picture of Youth, is a novel by Frances Burney, first published in 1796. Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people: Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the sweet tempered Lavinia and the deformed, but extremely kind, Eugenia, and their cousin the beautiful Indiana Lynmere - and in particular, with the love affair between Camilla herself and her eligible suitor, Edgar Mandlebert. They have many hardships, however, caused by misunderstandings and mistakes, in the path of true love. An enormously popular eighteenth-century novel, Camilla is touched at many points by the advancing spirit of romanticism.
Retardtoids  11/2/2012
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Indiana is a novel about love and marriage written by Amandine Aurore Dupin; it was the first work she published under her pseudonym George Sand. Published in April 1832, the novel blends the conventions of romanticism, realism, and idealism. Set partly in France and partly in the French colony of Reunion, Sand had to base her descriptions of the colony - where she had never been- on the travel writing of friend Jules Neraud. The main character is Indiana, a young woman who is weak in body but strong in mind.
Retardtoids  11/1/2012
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Ugh, I hate this name! This name is so freakin trendy in Australia. I've met three little girls named Indiana in the past year. I don't get why it's so trendy. It's the name of an American state. It's like an American naming their kid Jalisco or Bavaria. (Virginia, Georgia, and Carolina are exceptions, since those were people names first.) And "Indy" is a stupid nickname. It's worse on a boy, since it seems awkward being a guy whose name ends in -ana.
zaki95  9/11/2012
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I actually think Indiana is really good name, but only for a girl. I have a friend that's a guy, and his middle name is Indiana, but almost no one believes that it's his middle name. I would never use it, though, because I live in Indiana and frankly I hate this stupid state.
guardgirl15  6/24/2011
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"Indiana" is also the name of a song by Meg and Dia.
guardgirl15  6/24/2011
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I prefer Indiana to India, for girls, and this name would work wonderfully on boys as well. For nicknames, "Indy" for boys and "Ana" for girls.
Dawson  3/20/2011
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Indiana was used as a feminine name long before Indiana Jones. It is borne by Indiana Lynmere from Frances Burney's novel "Camilla" written in 1796. Quite possibly it's derived from the British colony of India of it's day.
Elizabeth Jane  3/2/2011
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An interesting name. I kind of like it. In the Indiana Jones films they call him Indie sometimes which I also like.
Liesl  1/21/2011
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"Indiana" (1832) was the first novel by French authoress George Sand.

It is about a beautiful young Creole woman who has an unhappy series of relationships until she finally finds love with her cousin Ralph shortly before they commit suicide ... or do they?!
keepitreal  1/7/2011
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I dislike this name because bogans choose this name for their daughter because either:

A) they are motorsport enthusiasts and the child is named after their cool holiday in Indiana at the Indianapolis 500. These girls will ALWAYS be called Indy as a nickname.

B) they are named after the soap opera character

C) they wanted to call their daughter India, but everyone else was doing the same thing so they stuck NA on the end and now it's like, a totally different name!
keepitreal  1/6/2011
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Despite the Indiana Jones association (although his real name was Henry Jones, Jr.), I see this as strictly a feminine name. And honestly, I like it better than most other "state names": Dakota, Virginia, Georgia, Nevada, etc. This one sounds like it can actually be used on people (preferably girls). However, I don't know if I'd ever use it, as I live in the next state over (Illinois).
erb816  12/28/2010
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I knew a guy named this in my English class last year. He was always called Indiana Jones :| personally, I don't recommend it.
Chrila96  7/15/2010
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I don't see anything wrong with this name. Even if Indiana is a state, it's like naming your child Carolina, Dakota, or Virginia. I wouldn't name my child this because of some issues, but I think the name is okay.
ladybugluck  3/21/2010
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Since I don't live in the USA, I associate this name completely with Indiana Jones, which is not a bad thing. I'm surprised Indiana has never had any popularity data for males.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2010
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It sounds weird and ridiculous as a name, just like most state names do, and everyone will think of Indiana Jones. I'd recommend something else.
bananarama  1/9/2010
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Indiana is also the name given to a type of hardy water lily.

Reference: http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pda_b8de.html
Fraelow  4/8/2009
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I love this name! It is very feminine, regardless of Indiana Jones, I mean, it has 'anna' in it! It's no different in sounding to Savannah or any other 'anna' name, and you certainly don't see them on men. I would definitely consider naming my future daughter this, and it's very unique, which I love, far better than all the Emmas and Avas, how unoriginal. Gorgeous!
nikkitty  11/25/2008
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I was looking for the meaning of my name and it's interesting to read all of your different opinions and ideas. My name is Indiana and though I used to dislike it, it's grown on me. I'm very strong and masculine but not too much not to be sweet and often called Indi. Haha=]] I think it's an extraordinary name but not to be chosen lightly. A name says a lot about a person. Unusual and a bit over the top, but be sure to listen for the name on the red carpet within the next few years. Honest. You'll hear it.
indi0393  7/27/2008
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I like this name a lot, because of the movies, Indiana Jones. I think it is a very manly name, and could see it as being a girl name but the girl would be manly. A great nickname would be Indy!
mary26  7/19/2008
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Indiana Evans is an Australian actress on the soap Home and Away.
Miss-Rory  5/23/2008
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It's not the worst place name out there, but what if your child won't like Indiana? The associations are always there.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
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A friend of mine's sister is named Indy, after Indiana Jones. Her full name is not Indiana, though, it's just Indy. I think it's kind of cute, and definitely interesting!
Star Sister  7/22/2007
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Australian basketball player, Brett Maher, 33, has a daugther named Indiana Rose. She was born on Valentine's Day 2007.
tigerlilly  2/20/2007
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Actress Summer Phoenix has a son named Indiana August.
tigerlilly  1/21/2007
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I love the name Indiana for both genders, prefer a boy though. Indiana is in my Top 20 Names.
tigerlilly  1/21/2007
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I like this name a lot; I can't help it. It's unusual, but the sound is pretty and I like it for both boys and girls, though more for girls. Indy is a cute nickname, too. I also don't think Indiana is any more unusual for a name than India, Georgia, Dakota, Arizona, or others.
Iridosmine  10/16/2006
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No offense to anyone but I just don't see this as a name for a child, especially not a girl.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2006
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People have actually named their children Indiana?! Poor, poor children! As names become more and more abnormal, are we going to see babies named Alabama and California?!
websurfer  5/28/2006
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I like this name, not as a favorite, though.
@websurfer: Alabama is a name, but I don't know any California's.
Most of these places were names before states/places.
SEC908  3/31/2013
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The only reason I would name a kid Indiana is because of Indiana Jones. I could NEVER name a girl that, I mean, Indiana's a state!
Ariel  2/9/2006
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Naming a girl Indiana has nothing to do with the American State of Indiana. Likewise neither does Virginia or Georgia bare relevance to being more acceptable place names to give to a child. All three are girls names and were long before they were established as the moniker for US States. Have you not read any literature in your small sheltered life. The British began to colonize the US in 1607 you fool. I won't be bothered giving you a detailed history lesson because it is too exhausting trying to educate crazy stupid - evidenced by your comments of how truly ignorant you are. Though to summarize most place names in the US are attributable to British colonization and most likely a General was assigned the duty to come up with a name for a piece of land and used his wife or girlfriend's name as a grand gesture. No doubt with a bit of human laziness and urban development the name spread to incorporate a larger area and the name stuck. Nevertheless the female names were in existence well before ever being a place name in the US. May I suggest you go to a library and read a book before you cast out any more of your utterly insignificant opinions and/or publish anymore of your ignorance for the world to see.
Retardtoids  10/27/2013
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Of course, Indiana Jones' real name was Junior. The family dog was called Indiana, and Indy loved that dog!
― Anonymous User  12/14/2005
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Actually, Indiana Jones' real name was Henry Jones Junior, not just Junior.
reservoirdoll1987  1/23/2006
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I think it sounds more like a man's name. Adventerous and courageous. Probably because when I think of Indiana, I think of Indiana Jones.
Kae Kae  7/26/2005
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Indiana also means "divine" in Latin. I think it's a very cute name, especially for a little girl.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2005

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