The Exoticizer

Make your favorite baby names more international by exoticizing them. The examples here show how to put an exotic spin on classic baby names.

  • Elizabetta

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Everything sounds better with an Italian accent. Elisabetta is the more common Italian form.Read More 

  • Ellen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An Old English form of Helen, the sensitive but clear-eyed Ellen has swung in and out of style for centuries, often alternating with the parent name. Ellen was the more common in medieval England,... Read More 

  • Elsbeth

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Although they could be easily confused, Elsbeth is a fairly unusual contracted German version of Elizabeth, while cousin Elspeth hails from Scotland. With its 'beth' ending, Elsbeth feels closer... Read More 

  • Emily

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular girls' name for over a decade because it appeals on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple, pretty,... Read More 

  • Engracia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Exotic and charming alternative to the overused Grace. Read More 

  • Esteban

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of several Latino favorites on U. S. popularity lists—solid and strong. Came in at Number 416 in 2016.Read More 

  • Feodora

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Feodora is an interesting choice for the intrepid name giver, especially with its dynamic nickname, Feo (pronounced FAY-oh). Read More 

  • Finula

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This phonetic spelling of the Gaelic Fionnuala (which also has many spelling variations) is sometimes rendered as Finola or Finella.Read More 

  • Fiona

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon, but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990, and it's only in the last five... Read More 

  • Fionnuala

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This lovely Gaelic name, very popular in the Emerald Isle, would pose obvious pronunciation problems in Pomona or Pawtucket. Simplify to Finola or Fenella. Read More 

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