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Exotic girl names from around the world

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

We love these mysterious girl names from France, Ireland and Italy

If you keep your ears open next time you hit up the playground, you might notice a pretty interesting trend — exotic baby girl names are becoming more popular than ever. And with a little digging, we've discovered that countries with rich cultures and centuries of history behind them, like Italy, Ireland, France, Spain and Germany, have some of the best.

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In fact, the Italian name Isabella was the No. 1 baby girl name for 2009 in America, according to the Social Security Administration. Check out our list of the best exotic girl names, including Irish names, Spanish names, French names, Italian names and Australian names right here!

Irish girl names

Irish girl names are a growing in popularity because they have a unique quality and melodic ring to them. The name Aoife (pronounced "ee-fa") regularly falls in the top five baby girl names in Ireland. Check out our other picks:

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French girl names

From the Eiffel Tower to the romantic Seine River in Paris, France is all about romance -- and French names are no different! Here's our pick of beautiful French girl names:

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