Unique International Baby Names
By Linda Rosenkrantz
If you’re looking for an unusual baby name, you don’t have to go to the extreme of inventing a new name or creating a novel spelling when there’s a whole world of unique international baby names out there to browse and choose from.
We’re not suggesting extreme, challenging global examples like Järnsaxa (Scandinavian) or Orfhlaith (Irish), which would be strictly tied to members of their own ethnicity, but rather to the countless others that are accessible and could be worn comfortably by any child anywhere.
The following are just a few examples for girls that boast both appealing foreign flair, accessibility and solid histories. And just as you don’t have to be Scottish to name your daughter Fiona, these unique international baby names for girls may (so much the better) or may not reflect your own ethnic heritage.
More good news? None of these names has ever been in the US Top 1000.
Caroun—A rich Armenian name meaning Springtime, it’s also spelled Karoun
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on February 16th, 2017 at 9:51 am
My mums name is Eluned, I love the idea that it might lead to the nickname Luna but that is absolutely not how it’s pronounced. My mum usually goes by Lyn because it’s pronounced El-een-ed or El-in-id. My dad used to call her Ned, lol!
on February 16th, 2017 at 9:31 pm
I really like Olwen and Eluned (but I thought it was pronounced e-LOO-nid).
I hear Shoshana all the time in my circles.
on February 17th, 2017 at 10:07 am
Love these more exotic names! (My own daughter is named Alida, which I feel would fit in well here!) Dasha is actually the Russian diminutive for Daria. I know Mignon as the “Grammar Girl” and it reminded me of another cool foreign “M” name, Maiken. Please keep these kinds of posts coming, Nameberry!
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on August 3rd, 2017 at 5:54 am
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