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Exotic Girl Names That Are Just Quirky Enough

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...

These unusual baby girl names hail from around the world

You want to find a unique name for your baby girl that isn't super common — but sometimes trendy baby names are a little too unique. Like, give 'em a couple months and you'll totally regret your decision unique. But when you look to international names, you might just find a beautiful name that is perfect — and not totally overused.

Baby girl names with roots in different languages tend to fall gorgeously on the ears, and chances are you aren't going to meet a ton of other kids that are called the same thing as your child. That's a total win.

More: Unique Baby Names for Boys & Girls We Wish We'd Thought of First

Check out some of our favorite cool and exotic girl names, broken down by origin.

These unusual baby girl names hail from around the world
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Irish girl names

Irish girl names have gained in popularity over the past couple years — and we totally understand why.

French girl names

These French girl names are romantic with beautiful meanings.

Next Up: Spanish girl names

Originally published August 2011. Updated June 2017.

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