Is your dream for your baby boy to become an adventurous world traveler? Well, then it totally makes sense that you would want to name him something that sounds like it came from one of the faraway lands that he might someday visit.
Exotic baby names are also great because they are an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to your family’s heritage. From the lush lands of Ireland to the culturally rich homeland of Italy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite baby boy names from other countries.
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:
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:
Next Up: German boy names
Originally published Sept. 2010. Updated July 2017.