Monterey: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Monterey

Monterey

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Comments and insights on the name Monterey: | Edit

I wanted to name my daughter this, but it didn't fit so well with our surname. I think it sounds exotic and mysterious. Now that she is in her 30s, I know it would have been a good name for her.

Monterey is a city in California, perhaps best known as the location of the annual Monterey Jazz Festival which started in 1958. Well that and it's namesake cheese... Monterey Jack.

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This is the name of a place in Lousiana.
My husband and I met in Monterey, CA and we are considering using it as our child's middle name.

Nicknames for Monterey: | Edit

Moni, Monte (male), Mimi

Meanings and history of the name Monterey: | Edit

Monterey is an alternate spelling of Monterrei/Monterrey, which means "king's mountain."

Famous real-life people named Monterey: | Edit

Gaspar de Zúñiga, 5th Count of Monterrey, Spanish nobleman and ninth viceroy of New Spain from 1595 - 1606. Monterey Bay, California and Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico were both named in his honor.

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