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.
  • Cosima

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    Cosima, the kind of elegant and exotic name the British upper classes love to use for their daughters, will almost certainly come into wider use here after being chosen by two high-profile celebs... Read More 

  • Cruz

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and... Read More 

  • Danique

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    This Danielle/Monique hybrid offers a new twist on an old favorite. Read More 

  • Dmitri

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Exotic, artistic and attractive Slavic version of the name of the Greek god of fertility and farming.Read More 

  • Elodie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The lyrical and melodious Elodie, a budding Nameberry favorite, is an overlooked medieval saint's name that could be a more sophisticated tribute to an Aunt Melody.

    Elodie (accent over... Read More 

  • Elspeth

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    Elspeth is one of those names that never quite made it out of the British Isles--particularly Scotland, but possesses a winningly childlike charm. Elspeth was used by Sir Walter Scott for several... Read More 

  • Hamish

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Just as Seamus/Seumus is Irish for James, Hamish is the Scottish form — one that's not often used here, but still redolent of Olde Scotland. If you're ready to go further than Duncan and... Read More 

  • Imani

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Another strong Arabic name, this one is popular throughout the Muslim world and was chosen for her daughter by actress Jasmine Guy. Read More 

  • Jacinta

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    Jacinta, the Spanish word for hyacinth, is a lot softer and sweeter than the English version. The correct Spanish pronunciation is ha-SEEN-ta, though many English speakers would say ja-SIN-ta.... Read More 

  • Kai

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Kai is a strong, evocative, exotic multi-cultural name -- meaning "sea" in Hawaiian, "forgiveness" in Japanese, "willow tree" in Navajo, and "food" in Maori-- that packs a lot of power in its... Read More 

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