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The parent in search of truly distinctive baby names has to move farther than ever away from the established roster. One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for French, Italian, and Spanish words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive baby names, and here are some Spanish ideas. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.
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  • Ala

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    Also an Arabic name meaning "excellence, supremacy"; could be confused as a homonym for Allah, or as part of a phrase like a la mode. Read More 

  • Alba

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    Alba, unlike many two-syllable names that start and end in vowels which are coming back, is not having much success, perhaps because it sounds a bit like a commercial product or an acronym. Alba d... Read More 

  • Aleta

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  • Alondra

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    A Spanish TV show made this one popular, along with single-named Mexican singer, Alondra.  Read More 

  • Alza

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  • Amapola

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    A rarely heard name that was the title of a hugely popular Big Band song in the forties. Read More 

  • Aro

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  • Aurora

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    Aurora, the poetic name of the Roman goddess of sunrise whose tears turned into the morning dew, and of (Disney's) Sleeping Beauty, would be sure to make any little girl feel like a princess. The... Read More 

  • Avellana

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  • Bahía

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