Cool Girl Names From Around the World

Cool names for girls from a range of cultures and countries are ripe for the picking no matter where you live. As the world becomes a smaller place, baby names become more international. And if you're looking for a cool unusual name for your baby girl, choosing one from another country can be a way to combine tradition with innovation. Consider these cool girl names from around the world.

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  • Severine

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    This long-popular name in France sounds fresh, elegant and unusual here. Severine is the name of the most recent gorgeous James Bond Girl in the film Skyfall. Students of film history... Read More 

  • Sidonie

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    Sidonie is an appealing and chic French favorite that is starting to attract some American fans as a fresher alternative to Sydney. Also spelled Sidony, Sidonie was the birth name of the French... Read More 

  • Signy

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    Signy — also spelled Signe — would make another distinctively offbeat alternative to Sydney. Signy appears in Norse mythology as the twin sister of Sigmund.Read More 

  • Simone

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    Simone, the elegant French feminization of Simon, strikes that all-important balance between unusual and familiar, and it's oozing with Gallic sophistication. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a... Read More 

  • Solange

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    This is a soft, soignée French name that has become familiar here via singer Solange Knowles, younger sister of Beyonce.

    It is also the name of a martyred ninth century saint, a poor... Read More 

  • Soledad

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    This strong Spanish name that refers to the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Solitude) has been made accessible by broadcaster Soledad O'Brien -- who shows how well it combines with an Anglo surname. Her... Read More 

  • Sylvie

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    Although Sylvia seems to be having somewhat of a revival among trendsetting babynamers, we'd still opt for the even gentler and more unusual Sylvie. It feels exotic without being unfamiliar and... Read More 

  • Tamar

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    Tamar is a rich, strong Old Testament name sometimes given to girls born on the holiday of Sukkoth, as palm branches were used to make the roof of the sukkah. In the Bible, there are several... Read More 

  • Tatiana

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    Tatiana, long popular in Russia and starting to catch on here, is a delicate, balletic name that carries a touch of the exotic. Fresher than other Russian choices such as Natasha and Sasha,... Read More 

  • Toril

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    An unknown, strong Scandinavian name related to Tor/Thor, the Norse god of thunder, that would fit in perfectly here. Read More 

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