Of course you want to give your beautiful baby-to-be a beautiful baby name! You just might find the one in these exotic and unusual picks.
From Dante to Giana, here are some of our favorite 2017 picks to get your search started.
While its meaning of "man from Adrian" is nothing to write home about, there's something special about the dashing Adriano... Read more about Adriano
Break through the sea of Emily's with Amelie. Pronounced like AH-mill-ee, this French name is beautiful and feminine and... Read more about Amelie
This Italian name is most associated with Dante's Inferno, part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Inferno details the... Read more about Dante
Italian: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander
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Rocco has earned a reputation as a tough guy name, thanks to legendary boxers Rocky Marciano and Rocky Graziano—they... Read more about Rocco
Italian: God is gracious; variant of Jane
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Portuguese: Pure; form of the Greek Catherine
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Scandinavian: Gift of God.
Welsh: Gift of God.
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Scandinavian: Son, descendant; According to Norse legend, Viking Leif Ericson landed his longboat on North American shores some 500 years...
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Scandinavian: Pure; abbreviation of Katherine
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Italian: Cheerful, lively
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African: Exalted (Urdu)
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African: God the highest (Swahili)
Egyptian: High born
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African: Born in prosperity (Swahili)
Egyptian: Born to wealthy parents
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Hebrew: Garden, orchard, vineyard; Mount Carmel in Israel is considered a paradise.
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English: Form of Evelyn. Life.
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Hawaiian: Righteous one, proper one
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English: Origin unclear; possible variant or blend of Ava, Anna, or Aviva
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Greek: Of the universe
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Hindi: Signifies a Hindu deity or superior being
Sanskrit: "Black," "dark," or "dark blue"
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Japanese: True or straight and benefit or reason
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German: Pledge, oath
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Arabic: Lively; Aisha was the Prophet Mohammed''s favorite wife. Aish means food, wheat, or bread; it is symbolic of the sustenance...
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Arabic: Premature child
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German: Resolute protector, a short form of Wilhelmina
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Dutch: From the bridge
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Hindi: A good sign; a goddess of good fortune and wife of Vishnu
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Egyptian: Most powerful of the female Egyptian goddesses, she was consort and sister to Osirus, mother of Horus, and is usually depicted...
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