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.

  • Francis

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    Since this was the name chosen by the current Roman Catholic pope, Francis has come into the spotlight.

    The name, which was in the Top 10 at the turn of the last century, has been... Read More 

  • Francisco

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    Francisco is one of the more popular Iberian names in the USA, which is unsurprising given its popularity back in Spain (Top 50) and Portugal (Top 10). It also has a cool hipster vibe to it, given... Read More 

  • Gabi

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    Commonly used in Israel, might tend to sound feminine here. Read More 

  • Gabriella

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    Gabriella -- a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel -- is on the rise, given to more than four thousand baby girls last year, with the double L spelling more popular. For more variations... Read More 

  • Gavi

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    Energetic nickname name. Read More 

  • Giulio

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    Since the female Giulia and Giada have crossed the Atlantic, we think brother Giulio is a good candidate to follow, being more manageable than the longer (but equally attractive) Giuliano,... Read More 

  • Grace

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    Grace returned to the Top 20 in 2015 after three years hovering just below. Who would have thought such a simple and pure virtue name as Grace, which originally referred to divine grace, could... Read More 

  • Grazia

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    With Grace getting so popular, you may want to explore its international variations such as Grazia, or go all the way to Graziana or Graziella.Read More 

  • Gwylym

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    If you want to go waaaaay beyond William, consider this Welsh form, which can also be spelled Gwilym, Gwilim, or Gwillym.Read More 

  • Hannah

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    Hannah is one of the nation's top biblical girls' names—it surpassed Sarah in 1998, and is behind only Abigail and Elizabeth. Hannah is a name with many sources of appeal: Old Testament roots,... Read More 

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