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Exotic Names

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.

Top Exotic Names

From Dante to Giana, here are some of our favorite 2017 picks to get your search started.

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Adriano

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

Amelie

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

Dante

This Italian name is most associated with Dante's Inferno, part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Inferno details the... Read more about Dante

Alessandra

Italian: Defender of mankind; feminine form of Alexander

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Rocco

Rocco has earned a reputation as a tough guy name, thanks to legendary boxers Rocky Marciano and Rocky Graziano—they... Read more about Rocco

Giana

Italian: God is gracious; variant of Jane

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Caterina

Italian: Pure

Portuguese: Pure; form of the Greek Catherine

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Mathias

Scandinavian: Gift of God.

Welsh: Gift of God.

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Leif

Norse Origin

Scandinavian: Son, descendant; According to Norse legend, Viking Leif Ericson landed his longboat on North American shores some 500 years...

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Kaira

Scandinavian: Pure; abbreviation of Katherine

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Alegra

Italian: Cheerful, lively

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Imani

African: Faith

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Taj

African: Exalted (Urdu)

Sanskrit: Crown

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Omari

African: God the highest (Swahili)

Egyptian: High born

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Neema

African: Born in prosperity (Swahili)

Egyptian: Born to wealthy parents

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Carmela

Hebrew: Garden, orchard, vineyard; Mount Carmel in Israel is considered a paradise.

Italian Origin

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Evelina

Celtic: Light

English: Form of Evelyn. Life.

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Kapono

Hawaiian: Righteous one, proper one

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Aviana

English: Origin unclear; possible variant or blend of Ava, Anna, or Aviva

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Cosimia

Greek: Of the universe

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Cruz

Portuguese: Cross

Spanish: Cross

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Krishna

Hindi: Signifies a Hindu deity or superior being

Sanskrit: "Black," "dark," or "dark blue"

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Mariko

Japanese: True or straight and benefit or reason

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Giselle

French: Pledge

German: Pledge, oath

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Aisha

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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Khadijah

Arabic: Premature child

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Mina

Dutch Origin

German: Resolute protector, a short form of Wilhelmina

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Verena

Dutch: From the bridge

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Lakshmi

Hindi: A good sign; a goddess of good fortune and wife of Vishnu

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Isis

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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