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Exotic baby boy names from all around the world

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Baby boy names you won't hear on the playground

If you’ve hit a wall when it comes to naming the bun in your oven, it might be time to expand the scope of your map. Exotic baby boy names from countries like France, Italy, Israel and more can offer a unique and culturally rich alternative to some of the more common baby names in the U.S.

Why not pay tribute to your family's heritage by giving your baby boy an exotic baby name? 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:

Baby boy names you won't hear on the playground

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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.

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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German boy names

German boy names have an exotic, yet tough sound to them. Many German names sound familiar, but have slightly altered spellings than the American version, such as Niklas instead of Nicholas.

French boy names

French boy names have an exotic, utterly romantic sound to them. In fact, if you are looking for a cool and unique name, a French name is a great choice. Here are our top picks of French boy names:

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Hebrew boy names

From Jacob to Ethan, Hebrew boy names always top popular baby name lists. Many of today's parents are looking for names with a spiritual background to them, making Hebrew names a great choice. Here are some popular and unique Hebrew name choices for boys:

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Baby boy names you won't hear on the playground
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1.13.16

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