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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  • Kristof

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    Attractive attenuated form of the popular Christopher, well used throughout Europe, appearing as Christophe in France and Christoph in Germany.  Read More 

  • Lars

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    Lars is a perfect candidate for a cross-cultural passport: it has been heard often enough here to sound familiar and friendly, yet retains the charisma of a charming foreigner. In this country Lar... Read More 

  • Laszlo

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    The Hungarian classic Laszlo, with its zippy 'z' middle and energetic 'o' ending, has become something of a hipster option, beginning to be considered by cutting-edge parents. A name with a royal ... Read More 

  • Leif

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    Leif is one of the most recognizable Scandinavian names, thanks to Icelandic explorer Leif Erikson, and is still one of the best, with a pleasant aural association with the word leaf. Leif Eriks... Read More 

  • Leilani

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    A lovely Hawaiian name with a lovely meaning.  Read More 

  • Maeve

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    Maeve is a short and sweet legendary ancient Irish queen's name that is now finding well-deserved favor here--and would make an excellent first or middle name choice, with more character and resona... Read More 

  • Maile

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    Exotic and appealing name -- a maile is a vine used to make leis -- getting noticed via writer Maile Malloy. It's pronounced ala Miley, as in Cyrus. Read More 

  • Manon

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    Manon is an endearing French pet name for Marie or Marianne; it has the exotic yet straightforward feel that makes it a viable import. Manon of the Spring was a gorgeous French film, Manon Lescau... Read More 

  • Marco

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    Simple and universal, Marco is a Latin classic that would make a much livelier namesake for an Uncle Mark. It was used for her son by actress Jill Hennessy, and goes well with any straightforward s... Read More 

  • Matteo

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    This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature; in terms of popularity, it has moved to Number 77, wh... Read More 

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