Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aadi

Beginning

Indian (Sanskrit)

Adnan

Settler

Arabic

Akello

To Bring Forth

African

Akmal

Perfect

Arabic

Alberic

Elf or magical being, power

German

Alejo

Man's defender, warrior; defender, protector

Spanish

Alessio
Angus

One choice

Celtic

Arlando

Pledge, oath

Spanish

Arturo

An Italian and Spanish form of Arthur.

Italian

Aulani

King's Messenger

Polynesian

Ayzize

Let it Come

African

Baqer

Man of knowledge

Arabic

Barakah

Blessed

Arabic

Basim

Smile

Arabic

Battista

Baptizer

Italian

Baudric

Brave ruler

German

Belisario

Swordsman

Spanish

Bernardo

Strong, brave bear

German

Bertram

Bright, famous raven

German

Bianco

Fair, white

Spanish

Braulio

Shining

Spanish

Broin

Raven

Celtic

Cadell

Battle

Welsh

Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

Carmelo

Orchard;, garden

Italian

Cassander

Brother of heroes

Spanish

Chandan

Moon, light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Cordero

Lamb

Spanish

Daivat

Power, strength

Indian (Sanskrit)

Damiano

Greek

Danilo

God is my judge

Hebrew

Deiter

Army of the People

German

Delmar

Of the sea

Spanish

Divakar

Sun

Indian (Sanskrit)

Domani

Tomorrow

Italian

Donzel

Given; gift from God

Spanish

Duardo

Wealthy guard

Spanish

Elvio

Blond, fair

Spanish

Emrys

Immortal

Welsh

Esai

God Is Salvation

Spanish

Etienne

A French form of Stephen.

French

Faisal

Resolute

Arabic

Faraji

Consolation

African

Finnobarr

Blond

Celtic

Fiorello

Little flower

Italian

Florian

Flower

Slavic

Friedrich

Peaceful ruler

German

Fyodor

Divine gift

Russian

Garreth

Gentle

Welsh

Gaston

Man from Gascony

French

Ghalib

Victorious

Arabic

Ghazi

Hero, commander

Arabic

Gianni

God is gracious

Italian

Grigoriy

Vigilant, Watchful

Russian

Griswold

Gray woods

German

Gwinn

Fair, white blessed, holy

Welsh

Haben

Pride

African

Hafiz

One who guards

Arabic

Hamden

Praised

Arabic

Haru

Born in the Spring

Japanese

Henrik

Home ruler

German

Hiral

Bright, Full of Luster

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ianto

Gift of God

Welsh

Ihsan

Perfection, excellence

Arabic

Illarion

Cheerful

Russian, Slavic

Iolani

To fly like a hawk

Polynesian

Irenio

Peace

Spanish

Izel

Unique

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Jabulani

Be happy

African

Jacques

A French form of James and Jacob.

French

Jaladi

Ocean

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jiang

River

Chinese

Jibri

Angel of Allah

African

Jihan

The Universe

Arabic

Jimal

Handsome

Arabic

Jivan

Life

Indian (Sanskrit)

Jomei

Spread light

Japanese

Jules

A variant form of Julius.

French

Kalei

One who Works for the King

Polynesian

Kamea

Precious One

Polynesian

Kasi

Shining

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kasib

Fertile

Arabic

Keiji

Govern with discretion

Japanese

Kendi

The Loved One

African

Kiango

Light, Lamp

African

Klaus

Victory of the people

German

Kortes

Courteous

Spanish

Kuval

Water lily

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kwame

Born on Saturday

African

Kwende

Let's Go

African

Lafayette

Faith

French

Latif

Gentle, kind

Arabic

Leonardo

Brave lion

Italian

Lian

Water lily

Chinese

Llywelyn

Leader

Welsh

Loretto

An Italian form of Laurence.

Italian

Luthando

Love

African

Maccus

Hammer

Celtic

Madoc

Charitable, benevolent

Welsh

Mahdi

Rightly guided

Arabic

Makalo

Wonder, surprise

African

Marquis

Nobleman; lord of the borderlands

French

Masashi

Commander, General

Japanese

Merwyn

Sea friend; town by the lake

Welsh

Mohajit

Charming

Indian (Sanskrit)

Musoke

Rainbow

African

Nadeem

Friend

Arabic

Nagid

Ruler, leader

Hebrew

Nahuatl

Four Waters

Aztec (Nahuatl)

Nardo

Strong, hardy

Italian

Navarro

Plains

Spanish

Nimai

Filled with Inner LIght

Indian (Sanskrit)

Nori

Belief

Japanese

O’Shea

Descendant of

Irish

Odin

Frenzy

Scandinavian

Olaf

Ancestor's relic

Scandinavian

Olivier

Olive tree

Latin

Orazio

Prayer

Italian

Oringo

He Who Likes the Hunt

African

Paciano

Peace

Spanish

Padriac

Noble

Irish

Palila

Bird

Polynesian

Palomo

Dove

Latin

Param

The Best

Indian (Sanskrit)

Patrido

Noble

Spanish

Penha

Beloved

African

Pierre

The French form of Peter, meaning “stone.”

French

Pruitt

Brave little one

French

Qadir

Capable, competent

Arabic

Qaseem

Divides

Arabic

Quennel

Small oak

French

Radimir

Famous joy

Slavic

Radko

Care, Joy

Bulgarian

Raffaelo

Spanish

Rainier

Judgment warrior; deciding warrior

Scandinavian

Raj

King

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ranvir

Hero of battle

Indian (Sanskrit)

Reizo

Law, rule; strive

Japanese

Reth

King

African

Rhoslyn

Moor pool

Welsh

Rizzo

Curly Haired

Italian

Roque

Rest

Italian

Rousseau

Little red-haired one

French

Ruaidhri

Famous ruler red

Irish

Rune

Secret

Scandinavian

Sabiti

Born on Sunday

African

Santigo

Saint James

Spanish

Savir

Patient

Indian (Sanskrit)

Seamus

Supplanter

Irish

Sebarino

West wind

Spanish

Seiji

Lawful; manages affairs of state

Japanese

Sekani

Joy

African

Shing

Victory

Chinese

Shiro

Fourth Son

Japanese

Sora

Sky

Japanese

Sorrell

Red-brown

French

Sven

Boy, lad

Scandinavian

Taddeo

Heart

Spanish

Tafari

He who inspires awe

African

Takumi

Artisan, Skilled

Japanese

Talib

Knowledge-seeker

Arabic

Taliesin

Shining forehead

Welsh

Tamjid

Praise

Arabic

Tarrent

Thunder

Welsh

Thimba

Lion hunter

African

Tierney

Lord

Irish

Tiesen

High-spirited

French

Tormund

Thor's protection

Scandinavian

Torrin

Little hills

Irish

Trygg

True, Faithful

Scandinavian

Ubert

“The bright mind or spirit,” from the Germanic hugu (mind, spirit) and beraht (illustrious, bright).

German

Udayan

Rising, showing up

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ungus

One vigor

Irish

Ursino

Bear

Italian

Valdemar

Renowned leader

German

Valentino

Strong, healthy

Latin

Varun

Water god

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vasska

Royal, Kingly

Slavic

Videl

Life-giving

Spanish

Vincenzo

Prevailing

Latin

Vollker

People's guard

Scandinavian

Wafa

Faithful

Arabic

Wagner

Wagon-builder

German

Wahid

Unique

Arabic

Wasim

Distinguished looking

Arabic

Willem

Will helmet, protection

German

Xalvador

Savior

Spanish

Xanto

Golden

Italian

Xenon

Guest, host

Greek

Xiomar

Famous in battle

Spanish

Yasahiro

Serene

Japanese

Yerodin

Studious

African

Yorath

Handsome lord

Welsh

Ysandro

Man's liberator

Spanish

Yurem

Exalted by God

Arabic

Yves

Yew

French

Zakhar

Remembrance of God

Russian

Zasha

Defender of the People

Russian

Zefarin

West wind

Spanish

Zesiro

First born of twins

African

Zuberi

Strong

African

Few choices capture the sense of wanderlust like exotic boy names. Packed with international charm, it’s hard not to love them. They’re far more common abroad than stateside, but they’re just as handsome as the chart-toppers we’re used to seeing. Let’s meet some exotic boy names together.

You’re in luck if you like rare names, as many exotic boy names are uncommon stateside. Esai is one of our all-time favorites. This handsome Spanish moniker means “God is salvation.” His friends Cordero, meaning “lamb,” and Zefarin, meaning “west wind,” are great options too. If you jet over to Germany, you’ll find the rare Alberic. He’s a cousin to the mega-popular Aubrey. In Wales, you’ll discover Merwyn, a cute pick meaning “sea friend.” Check out Jibri, Palomo, and Kuval for more uncommon exotic boy names.

Exotic boy names are often familiar to names we’re used to seeing on the American baby name charts. This includes Alejo, a form of Alexander, and Jacques, a variant of James and Jacob. You can opt for Arturo, the Italian and Spanish form of Arthur, or Olivier, a form of Oliver commonly used by French parents. More exotic boy names related to popular picks are Willem, Henrik, and Danilo.

Exotic baby boy names are famous for their meanings. They give the names life off the page and are a cool aspect for kiddos to look back on. One of the best out there is Domani’s “tomorrow.” Kiango’s “light” is equally awesome with its upbeat nature, along with the “king’s messenger” behind Aulani. Water lovers might like Delmar, meaning “of the sea,” and Jaladi, meaning “ocean.” See Kamea, Basim, and Jivan for more great meanings.

Travel around the world with our list of exotic boy names. We hope you’ll find the special name you’re looking for.