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‘Exotic’ Girl Names That Will Fit Your Baby Perfectly

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...

Cool-girl name inspo from around the world

Every parent wants to feel like they've got the perfect name for their child — unique and special but not too trendy. And hey, the process of changing a kid's name due to baby name regret is a pain (although it's definitely doable). That's why names from other languages and countries can be so excellent — they're often recognizable but still uncommon where you live, so your child won't have a dozen kids in their preschool with the same name.

With that in mind, we scoured the globe for our favorite girl names — and it was hard to narrow them down. The picks below offer a mix of sweet and strong, and there may well be a tie-in option with your family's heritage too.

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.

Irish girl names

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

French girl names

As usual, French names are as gorgeous as French girls.

Next: Spanish girl names

A version of this article was originally published in August 2011.

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