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Exotic baby boy names plucked from all around the world

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These baby boy names have a global feel

There's something exciting you need to know if you have a baby on the way — baby naming trends are taking a turn for the better. "Migratory baby names" from different countries are ranked as one of the hottest baby naming trends of 2016, along with simplified and gender-neutral name patterns. If you're looking for the perfect name for a baby boy whose arrival is just around the corner, it may be time to expand your scope outside of the U.S.

Exotic baby names offer a little something for everyone, with the opportunity to pay tribute to your family's heritage. From trendy boy names like Rylan and Liam to unique names like Jax and Lucca, check out our list of names you won't see every day.

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Irish boy names

Irish boy names are cool and unique, without being over the top or hard to spell. Many Irish names are well-known and regularly show up at the top of many popular baby name lists, but there are many lesser-known but equally cool Irish boy names. Check out some of our favorites:

These baby boy names have a global feel
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Spanish boy names

Thanks to super-sexy celebs like Javier Bardem and Enrique Iglesias, Spanish boy names are hotter than ever. These names are not only cool in Spanish-speaking countries like Mexico and Argentina, but also translate well here in the United States.

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Italian boy names

Italian names are masculine and full of rich culture and meaning. These names practically "sing!" Here are some of our top picks for boys:

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