There are many places in my book where I change names to protect the innocent (or guilty), or where I am just telling a made-up story and need a character name.

I’ve been going through my list of gender-neutral names, in an attempt to let readers indulge their own stereotypes instead of my own, when I realized with a shock that all the names are American names, typically of the white, middle-class, variety. There wasn’t a Vinod or Hiroki or Sjooki among them. I’d like to fix that!

If you know any, could you share with me some names from different cultures, languages, and ethnicities? Please let me know the name and the ethnicity/language it comes from, plus what gender the name is. Gender-neutral names preferred but not necessary. Thank you!!

Looking for names of many ethnicities

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