50 Great Baby Boy Names From Around the World

50 beautiful baby boy names from across the globeIt can be really difficult to come up with a baby name that you haven't heard a million times before and that fits your little munchkin perfectly. I mean, what a responsibility we have as moms and dads! If you're tired of the same old-same old baby boy names you keep hearing in your neck of the woods, why not take a trip around the world to get inspiration from faraway places like Kenya, Sweden, and Japan? Whether you're in the market for a sweet name or a powerful, theatrical one, one of these 50 exotic names could just fit the bill. 

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Ireland

  • Aiden – means “fiery.”
  • Brody – means “from the muddy place.”
  • Breslin – used most often as a surname, this one is gaining in popularity as a first name.
  • Declan – means “man of prayer.”
  • Niall – means “cloud.”

Germany

  • Jonas – means “gift from God.”
  • Marcel – means “hammer.”
  • Markus – named after Mars, the Roman god of war, and also means “hammer.”
  • Sebastian – means “venerable.”
  • Ulrich – means a “noble ruler.”

Brazil

  • Braulio – means “shining.”
  • Estevan – means “crown.”
  • Filipe – means “lover of horses.”
  • Reginaldo – means “ruler.”
  • Vicente – means “conquering.”

France

  • Benoit – means “blessed.”
  • Blaise – means “stuttering.”
  • Geoffrey – means “God’s peace.”
  • Lance – means “territory.”
  • Rainier – means “wise army.”

Italy

  • Adriano – means “from Hadria.”
  • Alessandro – means “defending men.”
  • Dario – means “maintain well.”
  • Giancarlo – means “God is gracious.”
  • Lucio – means “light.”

Sweden

  • Anderson – no specific meaning but is becoming a more common first name.
  • Arvid – means “eagle of the woods.”
  • Kaj – means “rejoice.”
  • Merit – means “worth.”
  • Sten – means “stone.”

Kenya

  • Etana – means “strong.”
  • Haji – means “pilgrim.”
  • Iregi – means “rebellious.”
  • Jalil – means “grand” and “noble.”
  • Radhi – means “satisfied.”

Japan

  • Akihiro – means “bright and large.”
  • Daiki – means “big tree.”
  • Eito – means “prosperous person.”
  • Hideo – means “excelling man.”
  • Kaito – means “ocean.”

India

  • Abhaya – means “without fear.”
  • Avikar – means “faultless.”
  • Devak – means “divine.”
  • Indu – means “moon.”
  • Jahan – means “universe.”

Russia

  • Aleksei – means “defender.”
  • Andrey – means “warrior.”
  • Fyodr – means “gift from God.”
  • Illarion – means “cheerful.”
  • Kirill – means “lord.”

What are some of your favorite baby boy names from other countries that didn't make this list?

 

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