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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

It's a fine line between a cool, quirky name and one that is totally out there — but by taking things international, you might just find the perfect balance.

Baby girl names with roots in different languages are both beautiful and melodic — and the odds are slim your little girl will share the same French or Italian-inspired name with another girl at school.

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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 around the world
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Irish girl names

Irish girl names are a popular choice for parents here in the U.S. — and we can see why.

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French girl names

These French girl names are romantic with beautiful meanings.

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Next Up: Spanish girl names

Originally published August 2011. Updated January 2017.

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