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Cool and exotic boy names

Many trendsetting parents are no longer looking for a baby name that tops the baby name lists, but they want a name that helps their child stand out in a crowd. Check out our picks of cool and exotic boy names that are not only unique, but can also pay tribute to your heritage.


Do you love the beautiful and melodic sound of Irish boy name? Or maybe the romantic feel of French names? Or perhaps you would like a Spanish boy name to pay respect to your culture? Check out our picks of cool and exotic sounding boy names.

Irish boy names

Irish boy names are a popular choice with parents in the U.S., as these names sound exotic, yet not too “out there.” In fact, the Irish boy names Aiden and Liam are at the top of the Social Security Administration’s top baby name lists. If you like Irish names, check out the cool boy names below.

  • Connor
  • Padraig
  • Seamus
  • Dermot
  • Ronan
  • Aidan
  • Kane
  • Keegan
  • Kieran
  • Killian
  • Knox
  • Quinn

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Italian boy names

Italian boy names sound exotic, yet have a cool edge to them. As you may notice, many of these names end with –o, giving them a sound that is pleasing to the ear, yet also retaining a tough quality.

  • Dante
  • Blanco
  • Enzo
  • Giovani
  • Leonardo
  • Luciano
  • Marco
  • Rocco
  • Sergi
  • Salvatore
  • Drago
  • Fausto

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Spanish boy names

America has close ties with the Spanish language, thanks to the close proximity of Mexico, making Spanish names a popular choice. If you are looking for a Spanish name that is unique — yet cool — check out the ideas below.

  • Armando
  • Alvaro
  • Enrique
  • Felipe
  • Gerardo
  • Francisco
  • Gustavo
  • Javier
  • Joaquin
  • Julio
  • Lucero
  • Matteo
  • Pablo

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French boy names

There is a reason that French is considered the “romance” language! French boy names are romantic, yet also masculine and have a sophisticated sound to them. Do you love French names as much as we do? Check out some cool ideas below.

  • Hugo
  • Raphael
  • Clement
  • Maxime
  • Alexandre
  • Baptiste
  • Gabriel
  • Alexis
  • Sacha
  • Julien
  • Florian
  • Tristan
  • Bastien
  • Marius
  • Oscar
  • Thibaut

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Other popular baby name origins include Indian, German, Greek and Scottish. Check out our Advanced Baby Name Search if you would like to browse through our selection of baby names broken down by origin.

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