Exotic Lite Baby Names

Maybe you want an exotic name for your baby....but not too exotic. Something international, yet recognizable to most Americans. Your category? Could be the Exotic Lite baby names here, from a range of cultures.
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  • Adriano

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    Adriano is a dashing Italian name which gets around the possible gender confusion of Adrian. Read More 

  • Ailsa

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    Ailsa is a traditional Scottish name related to a rocky island in the Firth of Clyde called Ailsa Craig. It might make an interesting alternative to the outdated Ashley or overly popular Ella, and... Read More 

  • Alessia

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    The lovely Alessia would provide a fresh spin on Alexa, Alexis or Alyssa-- all becoming overused -- but probably will often be mistaken for one of those more familiar names. Read More 

  • Allegra

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    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this still-unusual and quintessential ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. One of the most creative sounding of names... Read More 

  • Amedeo

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    This euphonious Italian name, often associated with the painter Modigliani, makes a recommended creative choice. The Spanish tend to spell it Amadeo. Read More 

  • Amelie

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    This French favorite has been gaining notice here thanks to the charming 2001 French film Amelie ; it entered the American popularity list in 2002 and has been rising ever since. Also spelled Amal... Read More 

  • Anya

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    Anya is an exotic Russian version that succeeds in making Ann dynamic. It is climbing the U.S. baby names popularity list, now at Number 444; it reentered the list in 1998. Anya is the form found ... Read More 

  • Arjun

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    Popular in India and among Indo-Americans, this name of the hero of a famous Hindu epic has an extremely pleasing sound. Arjun is based on Arjuna, who was in Indian legend the son of the king of ... Read More 

  • Bruno

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    Bruno is a popular name throughout Europe and South America that deserves more fashion status here. Stylish British cookbook writer Nigella Lawson has a son named Bruno. The versatile singer-songw... Read More 

  • Claudio

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    Claudio, a most appealing Italian name, is featured in not one, but two Shakespearean plays, Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing.. Read More 

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