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  • International Variations of Christopher

    Christopher, one of the most popular baby boy names in the US over the past decades, has many intriguing international variations.

  • International Variations of George

    George is one of those classic baby names that bridges many cultures and languages, each of which feature of variation on the name. Here, the international variations of the baby name George.

  • International Variations of Helen

    Helen is a girl's name with a long and legendary history. Meaning "the bright one" in Greek, she was the beautiful queen in Homer's Iliad. Here are her many foreign variations.

  • International Variations of Jacob

    Jacob has been the Number 1 boy baby name in the US for so long now you might want to think about using one of its international variations.

  • International Variations of Jane

    Jane is one of the classic baby names for girls that has a wide range of variations around the world.

  • International Variations of Julia

    Julia is one of the most classic baby girl names, one that has a wide range of appealing variations around the world.

  • International Variations of Katherine

    Katherine is one of the most classic baby names for girls, one that has spawned a host of variations around the world.

  • International Variations of Margaret

    Margaret is among the most classic baby names, with a wide range of intriguing variations throughout the Western World.

  • International Variations of Mary

    Mary may not be exactly stylish among baby girl names now, but as the top girls' name for centuries, it's spawned many intriguing international variations.

  • International Variations of Stephen

    Stephen is one of the classic baby boy names widely used in the middle of the last century. Some variations you might want to consider instead:

  • International Variations of Thomas

    Thomas is among the most classic baby boy names, with variations in several Western cultures.

  • International Variations of William

    William may be both the most classic AND the most fashionable of boy names today. Here are some of its international variations.

  • Invented Baby Names

    Some parents attempt to come up with a cool name by inventing one of their own. They may alter a too-ordinary name, vary a spelling or a pronunciation, or cobble together several euphonic but previously unrelated syllables. This quest to be unique can sometimes backfire—create too cool of a made-up baby name and it might catch on (we’re talking to you, Miley, Meilani, and Maxon). The following invented baby names hold some appeal, but fair warning—some of these made-up names have already become mainstream.

  • Irish Names for Dogs

    Irish names for dogs might be a nod to your dog's breed, as in Irish setter. Or maybe you've got a red-haired dog that looks Irish and so needs an Irish name. Or it might be you who's Irish or who simply loves names from the Emerald Isle. These Irish names are perfect for dogs.

  • Irish Surname Names

    Many of the best Irish baby names are not first names at all but Irish surname names. Here's a whole group of rollicking names that work for both girls and boys....or you can use one from your own family background. Or click here for our full list of Irish baby names.

  • Italian Baby Boy Names Beyond Giovanni & Giuseppe

    Italian baby boy names are heard more often in Rome, Italy than Rome, New York, but are eminently usable here as Italian baby names continue to grow in favor.

  • Italian Word Names

    One new direction -- or is it two? -- for the intrepid baby namer is toward foreign-word names, which combine two of today's coolest trends. We combed our own diccionarios for Italian words that could make perfectly appropriate, attractive Italian baby names. But no reason to stop here--consider words from the language of your own ethnic background, be it Czech or Chinese, and add them to the list of your personal possibilities.