When it comes to choosing a name for your baby, there are no rules. Really. And you definitely shouldn’t be confined to the most popular names in your home country. In fact, you might want to avoid those names altogether — unless you want your kid to be one of a dozen Emmas or Liams in their class. It’s never been easier to travel the world than it is today, and the top baby names in other countries often reflect our globe-trotting culture, with many countries favoring variations of the same names or choosing names that originate in other parts of the world.
Not all countries have official baby name charts, but there are people who are so into baby names they devote their working lives to analyzing trends and figuring out what baby names parents are loving the most. Check out these top baby names for boys and girls around the world — you might just get the inspiration you’ve been looking for.