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Exotic names for boys & girls

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Do you love the sound of exotic, unusual or unique baby names? We searched from Egypt to Argentina to bring you the top exotic names for your baby girl or baby boy.
Whether you are searching for a baby name that reflects your native culture or just love the sound of an exotic Exotic names for boys & girlsname, you are sure to find the perfect name in our list below.


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.

Popular and unique boys names may include Santiago, Tomas, Franco, Joaquin, Fabian, Lautaro, Emile,Esteban and Herve, among others.

For girls names may include Sofia, Agustina,Lucia, Julieta, Milagros,Camila, Elize, Fanchon, Gabie and Ines among others.


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:

Abasi- meaning stern
Chisisi – meaning secret
Darwishi – meaning saint
Fenuku - meaning born late
Lateef - meaning gentle.

Egyptian girl names:

Akila – meaning intelligent
Bennu – meaning eagle
Femi – meaning love
Layla – meaning born at night
Zaliki – meaning well born


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:

Ari – meaning Eagle
Hinrik – Icelandic form of Henry
Gunnar - meaning warrior
Thor – meaning thunder
Bjorn – meaning bear


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:

– meaning whip
Kanja- produced from water
– meaning second child

Kenyan girls names:

Chanya – meaning Kenya

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