The 2nd largest country in South America to Brazil, Argentina is known for exotic dances like the tango and cities like Buenos Aires. Inspiration for baby names may come from everything from the Roman Catholic faith to the unique landscape and animals of Patagonia.
Ancient civilizations and symbols, such as the pyramids, have survived in this African country. A mix of Muslim and Christian religions as well as languages that include Arabic, English and French, all make for an exotic mix of potential baby names.
Egyptian baby names can be inspired from religion, nature and Egyptian Gods.
Egyptian boy names:
Egyptian girl names:
Blue lagoons and snow glaciers make Iceland an exotic and one of a kind location – both traits new parents may be looking for when considering an exotic baby name.
Baby names may be influenced by languages that include English, German, Icelandic, and Nordic languages as well as the Lutheran religion.
Icelandic girl names:
Lilja – meaning Lily
Svana – derived from German word swan
Valdis – derived from two Nors words "the dead" and "goddess"
Icelandic boy names:
The music, wildlife and island help make this part of the world exotic and remote. A mix of English, Dutch, Indonesian, and local dialects along contribute to choosing a baby name, as is the countries conservation efforts and natural wonders. Baby naming traditions in Indonesia include a ceremony, typically when the baby is a month old or younger.
Indonesian boy names:
Agus – meaning good
Asmara – meaning love
Banyu – meaning water
Cipto – meaning to create
Fajar – meaning sunrise
Katon – meaning visible
Lemah – meaning the ground
Indonesian girl names:
Putri – meaning princess
Peni – meaning pretty
Nur – meaning light
Murni – meaning pure
Indah – meaning beautiful
Check out all of our baby name origins here.
High elevations and it's proximity to the equator are characteristics of this East African country. Religions include Catholics, Muslims and faiths indigenous to the region as well as the English language and dialects spoken in the area. Some Kenyan's believe that a baby's name will have a strong influence on the child's personality.
Some recent news suggests that Kenyan parents are naming their children after prominent figures in the news including prime ministers, former UN leaders like Kofi Annan, and President Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan.
Kenyan boys names:
Lusala – meaning whip
Kanja- produced from water
Pili – meaning second child
Kenyan girls names:
Chanya – meaning Kenya
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