One thing that most parents-to-be in this world can relate to is the desire to pick the perfect name for their little one. Exploring top picks from parents in other countries is a great way to discover what’s trending in a wide variety of cultures.
This approach to generating baby names can be a fun option for globetrotting parents, multicultural families or anyone who’s looking for a name that’s different, beautiful and unique.
Whatever your reasons for reading on may be, you’re sure to find plenty of international inspiration for your baby’s name here.
This is the largest country in South America and the only one on the continent to have Portuguese as its official language.
Favorite Brazilian names
Girls: Alice, Sophia, Julia, Laura, Isabella
Boys: Miguel, Arthur, David, Pedro, Bernardo
The border we share with our neighbors to the north spans 5,525 miles—it's the longest land border in the world.
Favorite Canadian names
Girls: Olivia, Maya/Mia/Mya, Sofia/Sophia, Emma, Charlotte
Boys: Liam, William, Jacob, Lucas/Lukas, Noah
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place on earth.
Favorite Chilean names
Girls: Sofia, Emilia, Isidora, Florencia, Maite
Boys: Agustin, Benjamin, Vicente, Mateo, Martin
This northern European country is frequently ranked as one of the happiest nation on earth.
Favorite Danish names
Girls: Sofia, Alma, Freja, Anna, Ella
Boys: William, Lucas, Malthe, Noah, Emil
You can find the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, in this Arab country.
Favorite Dubaian names
Girls: Maryam, Sara/Sarah, Fatima, Ayesha, Noor
Boys: Mohammed, Ali, Omar, Ahmed/Ahmad, Abdulla/Abdullah
Fans of royal families and football just might find their baby’s name right here.
Favorite English names
Girls: Amelia, Olivia, Emily, Ava, Isla
Boys: Oliver, Jack, Harry, Jacob, Charlie
Japan is an island nation that is made up of 6,852 islands.
Favorite Japanese names
Girls: Sakura, Riko, Aoi, Wakana, Sakura/Sara
Boys: Sou/Minato/Ichika, Itsuki/Tatsuki, Ren, Hinata/Haruta, Asahi/Haruki/Tomoharu
Parents everywhere should know that the stork is this country’s national bird.
Favorite Lithuanian names
Girls: Irena, Janina, Ona, Danute, Regina
Boys: Jonas, Vytautas, Tomas, Antanas, Mindaugas
This European nation is the second smallest country in the world.
Favorite Monaco names
Girls: Victoria, Giulia, Chloe, Emma, Anna
Boys: Gabriel, Alexandre, Lucas, Ethan , Aaron
The most popular names of the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, are featured here.
Favorite Maorian names
Girls: Maia, Manaia, Anahera, Ana, Aroha
Boys: Nikau, Ari, Manaia, Wiremu, Kauri
This is the southernmost country in Africa and it’s home to 11 official languages.
Favorite South African names
Girls: Iminathi, Minenhle, Rethabile, Bokamoso, Karabo
Boys: Junior, Bandile, Kungawo, Siyabonga, Lethabo
The home of flamenco is also one of the largest countries in all of Europe.
Favorite Spanish names
Girls: Lucia, Maria, Martina, Paula, Daniela
Boys: Hugo, Daniel, Pablo, Alejandro, Alvaro
Forests cover more than half of this Nordic country.
Favorite Swedish names
Girls: Elsa, Alice, Maja, Saga, Ella
Boys: William, Lucas, Liam, Oscar, Elias
This country is situated on two continents—Europe and Asia.
Favorite Turkish names
Girls: Zeynep, Elif, Hiranur, Yagmur, Ecrin
Boys: Yusuf, Berat, Mustafa, Omer, Ahmet
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