Names you would categorize as Exotic

Exotic girls names!

[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
Maraya
[name_f]Kalila[/name_f]
[name_f]Kalina[/name_f]

[name_f]Yelena[/name_f]
[name_f]Tatiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Elettra[/name_f]
[name_f]Ottavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Esperanza[/name_f]

Exotic to me would be names that tend to be from a different culture than my own along with being uncommon or at least unfamiliar to me especially if they seem even slightly difficult (or not intuitive) when it comes to pronunciation. Names like:
[name_f]Saoirse[/name_f]
[name_f]Isla[/name_f] (though less so due to it’s rising popularity)
Ostara
[name_f]Leilani[/name_f]
[name_f]Ekaterina[/name_f]
Natalka
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f] (I really like this one)

I have a few things that make me think of a name as exotic:

  1. It must end in a strong vowel sound.
  2. Should have an exotic feel - the name is “colored” in strong contrasting colors, feels almost always warm, lively and outspoken.

This being said, a couple names which I like and I’d consider exotic:

[name_f]Engracia[/name_f]
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_f]Indigo[/name_f]
[name_f]Raina[/name_f]
[name_f]Tamara[/name_f]

[name_f]Inga[/name_f]
Ieva
[name_f]Oksana[/name_f]
[name_f]Masha[/name_f]
[name_f]Svetlana[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]

Yep, ditto @entangler requirements (plus names that scream “exotic!” to me usually contain L’s):

Kailani
[name_f]Leilani[/name_f]
[name_f]Zeila[/name_f]
Valaira
[name_f]Kalila[/name_f]
[name_f]Lola[/name_f]

ooh ones that I love…

[name_f]Catalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Elisabetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Graziella[/name_f]

Exotoc names for me are names from other culture, for example:

Sumire
Isere
[name_f]Amoret[/name_f]
[name_f]Ariadna[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivona[/name_f]