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Cool and exotic girl names that are just quirky enough but not too much

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 all around the world

If you see yourself as a Zooey Deschanel kinda parent (read: fun and quirky), you're probably going to click with more than a few of the names on our list. No one's saying you have to name your baby Elsie Otter like the Queen of Quirk did, but adorable and exotic girls' names like Amelie and Luna might just be unique enough to stand out.

With roots in different languages, baby names from around the world are both beautiful and melodic -- and we think these unexpected girls' names are the best of the bunch. Even better, the odds are slim-to-none that your little lady will share the same French or Italian-inspired name with another girl in her class.

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

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

Irish girl namesare a popular choice for parents here in the U.S. — and we can see why! Check out these beautiful and feminine Irish girl names.

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French girl names

These French girl names are romantic with beautiful meanings. Check out some of our top picks of names that will be perfect for your little French rose.

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