Unique baby names: 200+ unique baby names for boys and girls

Unique baby names are on the rise with parents-to-be

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Unique baby names are growing in popularity and are usually driven by a focus on individuality, with naming conventions pretty much thrown out of the window.

For lots of parents, the most daunting task of the baby-naming process is to decide on either traditional names - such as Elizabeth and David – or more popular baby names (opens in new tab) - such as Olivia and George. Or should they go for one of the more unusual baby names? And choose something like Alchemy, Tansy, Kobe or Roch.

Lee Chambers (opens in new tab), Child Psychologist tells us how choosing a baby name really is a challenging task, and research suggests it can have an impact lasting way into adulthood. "Unique baby names, such as Fox, Lovella or Nyla can be a gift and a powerful way to create a distinct identity, but they can also be quite a challenge, especially if they fall outside of social norms.

"Though, generally speaking, parents who choose unique names are likely to model being unique as parents, and build expression and non-conformity into their parenting style.

He continues: "But, it can also be damaging to confidence if [the name] becomes a platform for bullying. Having a unique name can help to cultivate resilience and curiosity, but it does also require a level of support to ensure a feeling of belonging is still achieved.”

If you grew up as one of the many Louises or Alfies, it's understandable that you might want to give your baby a more unusual name.

Unique baby names

  • Windy
  • Vin'nyla
  • Velvette
  • Starlette
  • Snowdrop
  • Sianna-Marie
  • Panda
  • Charmayanne
  • Antwohnette
  • Anomaly
  • Wiatt
  • Tokyo
  • Tigger
  • Tenysi
  • Sincere
  • Precise
  • Pluto
  • Kairo
  • Kanaan
  • Brayan

Unique baby names for girls

1. Abra
Origin: Hebrew Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ab-rah
Meaning: This unique baby name has connotations of magic – Abracadabra! However, this feminine version of Abraham, actually means father of many or born on a Tuesday.

2. Abrielle
Origin: Hebrew Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ab-re-elle
Meaning: A short form of Gabrielle, this cute girl’s name is related to the Hebrew name Abriana and means father of many.

3. Alchemy
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Al-chem-me
Meaning: A truly magical name, alchemy was the medieval forerunner of chemistry. It was the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary.

4. Alora
Origin: Hebrew Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: A-loor-rah
Meaning: A variation of Eliora, this pretty name means the Lord is my light. It also sounds like the Italian word allora, meaning so, then, therefore, well.

5. Aylin
Origin: Turkish Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ay-l-ih-n
Meaning: A Turkish name meaning moon halo.

6. Benedetta
Origin: Italian Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ben-eh-det-uh
Meaning: As unique baby names go this is a variant of the Latin name Benedicta, it means blessed.

7. Besiana
Origin: Albanian Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Be-si-ana
Meaning: The name Besiana means belief, faith and promise and most likely comes from the city of Besiana in Kosovo.

 8. Caoimhe
Origin: Irish, Scottish Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Kwee-vah
Meaning: Caoimhe comes from a word with several lovely meanings - beautiful, precious, beloved, gentle, graceful – and it's also the name of an Irish saint.

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9. Cassiopeia
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Kass-ee-oh-pee-uh
Meaning: Cassiopeia was a queen in ancient Greek mythology and it’s her regal name that was given to the constellation of stars in the northern sky.

10. Cosette
Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Koh-zett
Meaning: Cosette is best known as the heroine of Les Miserables - the name was invented by Victor Hugo who wrote the novel. It means little thing.

11. Circe
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Sir-see
Meaning: In Greek mythology, Circe, the daughter of Helios, was a sorceress who could turn men into animals with her magic wand. It means bird and is one of the best unusual baby names.

12. Damita
Origin: Spanish Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Da-mee-ta
Meaning: Of Spanish origin, this unusual girl’s name means little lady or little princess.

13. Domini
Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Do-mi-ni
Meaning: A variation on Dominic and Dominique, this name means Lord.

14. Dara
Origin: Hebrew, Irish Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Da-rah
Meaning: In Hebrew, Dara means pearl of wisdom, in Irish it means oak tree.

15. Destry
Origin: French Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Dess-tree
Meaning: Chosen by Steven Spielberg for one of his daughters in 1996, this unique name means warhorse.

16. Elowen
Origin: Cornish Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Eh-low-en
Meaning: A gorgeous Cornish name, it means elm.

17. Elvira
Origin: Spanish Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Ell-veer-uh
Meaning: While the name means white and fair, thanks to the TV Show Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, it’s often had darker, gothic overtones!

18. Ermina
Origin: German Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Er-meen-ah Meaning: A more modern-sounding version of Erma or Irma, this unique name means complete or universal.

19. Eula
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Yoo-luh
Meaning: A diminutive of another unique name, Eulalia, it means sweetly speaking.

20. Euphrasia
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Eu-fray-sia
Meaning: Euphrasia is a flowering plant, which is often used to treat eye infections. It means good cheer.

21. Eydie
Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: E-dee
Meaning: This much trendier version of Edith means prosperous in war.

22. Fauna
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: fawn-nah
Meaning: Fauna is the Roman goddess of nature and animals. This unusual name means young deer.

Baby girl name explanation for Fayette

23. Fayette
Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Fay-ett
Meaning: A fairy at the top of the Christmas tree is the ultimate decoration so Fayette, which means fairy, would make a sweet baby name for any little girl born in the festive season.

24. Fortuna
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: For-tuna
Meaning: A variation on the name Fortune, it means good fate.

25. Fox
Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Fox
Meaning: Initially popularised by the character Fox Mulder on The X Files in the early ‘90s, as unique baby names go, this cute animal name would suit a boy or girl.

26. Gaia
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Guy-ah
Meaning: Chosen by Emma Thompson for her daughter, this gorgeous Greek name means earth mother and is one of the best unusual baby names.

27. Glora
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Glor-rah
Meaning: A shortened, more modern version of Gloria, this unique name means glory.

28. Garnet
Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Gar-nit
Meaning: While Amber and Ruby are popular jewel names, Garnet is a little under the radar, making it the perfect unique baby’s name. It’s a dark red gemstone - named after the pomegranate that the garnet crystals resemble.

29. Harbor
Origin: English Gender: Unisex Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Har-bor
Meaning: This occupational name was originally a surname and meant a keeper of a lodging house.

30. Hima
Origin: Sanskrit Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Hih-mah
Meaning: As unique baby names go this Indian baby name (opens in new tab), Hima means frost, snow or winter and would make the perfect unique name for any winter baby.

31. Harlow
Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Har-low
Meaning: Chosen by Nicole Richie for her daughter, this super cool name means rock hill or army hill.

32. Hosna
Origin: Muslim Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Hos-nah
Meaning: Give your beautiful newborn this unique Muslim name, which means beautiful. Can also be spelt Husna.

33. Ioni
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: I-oh-nee
Meaning: A colour name with a difference, Ioni means violet coloured-stone.

34. Ixia
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ix-ee-ah
Meaning: Popular in Africa, this unusual girl’s name means pine thistle and is one of the best unusual baby names.

35. Jalia
Origin: Arabic, Persian Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Ja-li-ah
Meaning: A feminine version of Jalal, it means important.

36. Jazz
Origin: English. Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ix-ee-ah
Meaning: Get your jazz hands at the ready for this musical inspired name. It is thought the word jazz comes from an old slang word jasm, which meant energy, vitality or pep.

37. Jolee
Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Jow-lee
Meaning: Derived from the French word jolie, it means pretty one.

38. Juniper
Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Joo-nuh-per
Meaning: Juniper is an unusual gender-neutral name, meaning young and evergreen.

39. Julita
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Jew-lee-ta
Meaning: Related to the name Julia, this pretty name means youthful or love's child.

40. Kamiko
Origin: Japanese Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ka-miko Meaning: A truly unique name that means little goddess. Can be shortened to Kami or Miko.

41. Kapua
Origin: Hawaiian Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Kaa-puw-ah Meaning: As unique baby names go this is a fitting name for your newborn, Kapua is Hawaiian for child or flower.

Photo of the sea with the unique baby name description of Kehlani

42. Kehlani
Origin: Hawaiian Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Ke-la-knee Meaning: Looking for an alternative to Skye, this beautiful Hawaiian name means sea and sky.

43. Kezia
Origin: Hebrew Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Keh-zee-uh Meaning: One of the Job’s daughters had this unique name in the Old Testament, and it means cassia tree. Can also be spelt Keziah.

44. Lava
Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Laa-vuh Meaning: Molten rock from volcanos, Lava is one of the best unusual baby names.

45. Lovella
Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Luh-vell-ah Meaning: A feminine variation on the surname Lovell, this name feels full of love, yet it actually means wolf.

46. Lucretia
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Loo-kree-shuh Meaning: If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this unique name is a great choice - Lucretia Black Prewett is a pure-blood witch in the books. Derived from the Roman clan name Lucretius, it means wealth.

47. Lucine
Origin: Latin, Armenian Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Loo-seen Meaning: While this unique name could be a derivative of Lucy, meaning light, it could also come from Armenian, which means moon.

48. Lura
Origin: German Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Luu-ruh Meaning: A variation of the equally unique name Lorelei, it means alluring or temptress.

49. Lux
Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Luu-ruh Meaning: This unusual name, which means light, was the name of the character played by Kirsten Dunst in 1999 movie The Virgin Suicides.

50. Maimie
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Mey-mee Meaning: A cute version of the form Margaret, it means pearl or star of the sea.

51. Maëlys
Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Mah-eh-Lee Meaning: Popular in France, where it has ranked in the top 100 for several years, means chief or prince.

52. Medora
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Meh-dora Meaning: Medora is a romantic heroine in Lord Byron's narrative poem The Corsair and means ruler. Can be shortened to Dora.

53. Malibu
Origin: Native American Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Mali-boo Meaning: Three babies were born with this alcoholic inspired moniker in the UK in 2020! It’s also a beach city in California, which got its name from the Native Americans who named the area Humaliwo, which means the surf sounds loudly.

54. Misty
Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Mis-tee Meaning: The Clint Eastwood film, Play Misty For Me, helped give this nature inspired name a boost in the ‘70s. It means covered in mist.

55. Myaree
Origin: Aboriginal Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Mai-uh-ree Meaning: A suburb in Perth, Australia, this unique name means foliage.

56. Neroli
Origin: Italian Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: N-row-lee Meaning: An essential oil used frequently in perfume. Taken from the bitter orange tree, orange is a colour associated with joy and sunshine!

57. Nevaeh
Origin: American Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Nuh-vay-uh Meaning: A modern invented name – it’s literally heaven spelt backwards!

58. Norjannah
Origin: Islamic Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Nor-jan-ah Meaning: This unique name is a blend of Nora, which means light, and Joanna, which means God is gracious.

59. Nova
Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: No-vah Meaning: An out-of-this world name as it’s an astronomical term for a star that suddenly increases in brightness, then fades. It also means new.

60. Nyla
Origin: Arabic Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Ny-lah Meaning: The name of an Egyptian princess, this pretty name means cloud or champion. Can also be spelt Nil.

61. Nouria
Origin: Arabic Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Nor-ria Meaning: From the Arabic nūr, Nouria means illumination, glow or light.

62. Oceane
Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Oh-she-ann Meaning: A variation of Oceana, which unsurprisingly means ocean. Oceana is the female form of Oceanus, the god of the sea.

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63. Opal Origin: Hindi, Sanskrit Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Oh-pal Meaning: The gemstone for October, this uniquely iridescent jewel is a perfect choice for any child born during that month.

64. Ottilie Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: O-tti-lie Meaning: A name with German roots via Otta, this unique baby name means prosperous in battle. It was recently chosen by You Tube stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes for their first child.

65. Padme Origin: Persian Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Pad-may Meaning: One for Star Wars fans, Padmé Amidala was played by Natalie Portman in the movies. Its origins like in a Tibetan chant and means lotus.

66. Paignton Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Payn-tn Meaning: Three children were named after this seaside Devon town in 2020! It means the people of an estate or homestead.

67. Paisley Origin: Scottish Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Pay-zlee Meaning: Paisley is a Scottish place name that is famous for the distinctive teardrop fabric pattern – it means place of worship. It was also the name of Prince’s recording label and estate – Paisley Park – so is a great choice for music-mad parents.

68. Perpetua Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Pay-zlee Meaning: Saint Perpetua was an early Christian martyr, and this unusual name means forever.

69. Rasine Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Pay-zlee Meaning: Rasine is derived from the Latin rosa, which refers to the flower rose.

70. Ratana Origin: Thai Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ra-taan-ah Meaning: If you’re looking for a gem name with a difference look no further than this unusual girl’s name, which means crystal in Thai.

71. Rumer Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Roo-mer Meaning: First brought into popular culture when Demi Moore and Bruce Willis named their first-born Rumer, it means famous or braggart!

72. Sable Origin: Slavic Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Say-bul Meaning: Remember Sable in Dynasty? Then you’re a child of the ‘80s and may be attracted to this glam name! It’s also a type of animal and means black.

73. Satchel Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Sach-uhl Meaning: A satchel is a bag, but in the States, it’s also a girl’s name with both Spike Lee and Woody Allen choosing the name for their offspring.

74. Serilda Origin: German Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Ser-il-da Meaning: A strong name for any little girl it means battle armour! Can be shortened to Rilda.

75. Seren Origin: Welsh, Turkish Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Seh-ren Meaning: A popular name in Wales and Turkey, it means star.

76. Shyla Origin: Indian Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Shy-lah Meaning: In Hindu mythology, Shyla is one of the names of the goddess Parvati. This unusual girl’s name means daughter of the mountain.

77. Sorrel Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Sor-rel Meaning: A fragrant herb, sorrel is of French origin and means reddish, brown.

78. Tacita Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Ta-cee-tah Meaning: As unique baby names go this Roman mythology name for the goddess of silence is an unusual choice for a little girl.

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79. Tansy Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Tan-see Meaning: If you’re looking for a flower name that’s more unique than Rose or Lily, Tansy is your girl! A perennial herbaceous plant of the aster family with small yellow blossoms, As unique baby names go this is it, it means immortality.

80. Thekla Origin: Greek Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Tehk-lah Meaning: From ancient Greek, this unusual name means glory to God. It was also the name of a saint.

81. Tinsley Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Tin-slee Meaning: Originally an English surname meaning Tynni’s meadow, Tinsley makes a unique girl’s first name.

82. Tuiren Origin: Irish Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Tir-en Meaning: Tuiren, who was famed for her beauty, was the aunt of Irish legend Finn MacCool.

83. Tova Origin: Hebrew, Scandinavian Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Toh-vah Meaning: In Swedish, Tova is the feminine version of Tova, the god of Thunder. It means good or pleasing.

84. Trevina Origin: Welsh Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Tre-vina Meaning: A variation of the Welsh name Treva, which means homestead.

85. Trista Origin: French Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Trihs-taa Meaning: A modern-day take on Tricia, and the feminine version of Tristan, means noise or sorrowful.

86. Titania Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ti-ta-ni-a Meaning: The queen of the fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, this magical name means giant.

87. Ulani Origin: Hawaiian Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Uw-laa-niy Meaning: A super cute name for a little girl, it means cheerful.

88. Umbra Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Uhm-bruh Meaning: This Latin word - meaning shade or darkness – is where the word umbrella comes from.

89. Velvette Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Vel-vett Meaning: A fancier spelling of Velvet, this name refers to the soft, luxurious fabric of the same name.

90. Vesper Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ves-par Meaning: This Latin word means evening star. It’s also the name of the character played by the Eva Greene character in the 2006 James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

91. Victorine Origin: Latin Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Victo-reen Meaning: Fed up with the classic Victoria? This alternative spelling offers a unique choice for any baby girl. It means victory.

92. Viona Origin: English Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Vee-o-nə Meaning: Popular in Hindu culture, this pretty name means sky and is one of the best unusual baby names.

93. Winry Origin: English, Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Win-ree Meaning: While Winry is the name of a Japanese manga character, it’s though this unique baby name is English diminutive of the name Winifred, which means in reconciled or blessed.

94. Yana Origin: Hebrew Gender: Girl Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Yah-nuh Meaning: A popular Slavic name, it translates to Jane and means God is gracious.

95. Yesenia Origin: Arabic Gender: Girl Style: Boho Pronunciation: Yeh-sehn-iy-ah Meaning: This name comes from Jessenia, a plant with heart-shaped leaves. It means floral.

96. Yumi Origin: Japanese Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Yoo-mee Meaning: A popular name in Japan, it’s still very unique over on British shores. It means beautiful.

97. Zahara Origin: Hebrew, Swahili Gender: Girl Style: Modern Pronunciation: Za-har-rah Meaning: Angelina Jolie put this name into the spotlight when she chose it for her adopted daughter. It means to flower or to shine.

98. Zobiya Origin: Arabic Gender: Girl Style: Classic Pronunciation: Zoo-bee-yah Meaning: As unique baby names go this cute girl’s name means a gift from God.

99. Zuri Origin: African, Kiswahili Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Zu-ree Meaning: This beautifully original name means beautiful or good. Can also be spelt Zhuri.

100. Zuriel Origin: Hebrew Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Zoo-ree-el Meaning: A very modern gender-neutral name, Zuriel means God is my rock.

Unique baby names for boys

101. Akiro Origin: Japanese Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: A-ki-row Meaning: Popular in Japan, this unusual boy’s name means bright boy.

102. Alaric Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Al-a-ric Meaning: Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, Roman-era Germanic people, so not surprisingly means noble or regal ruler.

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103. Algernon Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Al-ge-rnon Meaning: The name of a character in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest, Algernon means man with a moustache!

104. Arber Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ar-ber Meaning: Traditionally a surname, Arber is an occupational name for a forester.

105. Arturo Origin: Celtic, Italian Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ahr-too-ro Meaning: The Italian-Spanish version of the name Arthur, the name comes from the Celtic words artos, meaning bear, and arturos, meaning pure so combine to mean strong or pure as a bear!

106. Bartleby Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Bar-tel-bee Meaning: An English surname – and possibly related to the name Bartholomew – this Harry Potter sounding name means son of the furrow.

107. Benoit Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Ben-wah Meaning: A French variation of Benedict, this unusual boy’s name means blessed.

108. Beringer Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ber-ringer Meaning: A famous vineyard in the Napa Valley in America, Beringer has German origins and means with spear.

109. Brayan Origin: Celtic Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Bray-un Meaning: Adding an A to the old-fashioned Bryran created his modern-day name. It means noble and strong.

110. Breccan Origin: Irish Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Bre-can Meaning: The name of a saint from the Isle of Aran, Breccan is an Irish name meaning freckled or speckled.

111. Brick Origin: German, Irish Gaelic, Yiddish Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Brik Meaning: Tennessee Williams chose this unusual boy’s name for his hero in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – played by Paul Newman in the movie, its origins are all over the place! In Yiddish the word brik means bridge, while in Slovenia it means dweller from a hilly place. There are also similar sound German and Gaelic words which mean swamp or wood.

112. Cabot Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Ka-but Meaning: Originally an English surname, this unusual name for boys means to sail – so perfect for any little boy who lives by the sea and is one of the best unusual baby names.

113. Calix Origin: Latin Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ka-luhks Meaning: Calix derives from the Latin word calyx, which means chalice. Can also be spelt Calyx.

114. Carwyn Origin: Welsh Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Car-win Meaning: This sweet-sounding name means love.

115. Caradoc Origin: Welsh Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Cu-rah-doc Meaning: We couldn’t find a more apt name for a longed-for child. Caradoc, an anglicised version of the Welsh name Caradog, means dearly loved.

116. Chaplin Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Chap-lin Meaning: A surname of the infamous silent movie star Charlie Chaplin, this unique boy’s name means secretary or clergyman of the chapel.

117. Coulter Origin: Scottish, Irish Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Kowl-tuh Meaning: This unusual boy’s name was originally a Scottish surname and means either back land or a safe place to store cows!

118. Cosmo Origin: Greek Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Koz-mo Meaning: As unique baby names go this is an out-of-this-world that makes a really unique choice for a boy. Scarlett Johansson named her first son Cosmo (opens in new tab) and it means order and beauty.

unusual baby name cy

119. Cy
Origin: Greek, Persian Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Si Meaning: A diminutive of Cyrus, this short and sweet name is Persian for sun.

120. Dakarai
Origin: African Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Da-car-ee Meaning: Dakarai is an African name that means happiness, which your baby boy will bring into your life.

121. Diggory
Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Dess-tree Meaning: This unusual name originates from a Breton medieval poem about Sir Degare. Degare most likely comes from the French word egare – which means astray or lost.

122. Dryden
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Dry-den Meaning: From the English for dry valley, this unusual baby name is following the trend of boy’s names ending in -den.

123. Edel
Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: E-dell Meaning: Of Old German origin, this short and sweet name means noble.

124. Eito
Origin: Japanese Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: I-to Meaning: Eito is a popular Japanese singer and songwriter, and the name means excellence or to flourish.

125. Emil
Origin: Latin Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Ay-mul Meaning: As unique baby names go this is derived from an old Roman surname Aemilius, this unique baby name means rival.

126. Epic
Origin: English Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ep-ick Meaning: The original meaning refers to a long narrative (either a poem or novel), usually the story of a hero. However, modern slang has changed the meaning to grand, amazing or impressive.

127. Exton
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ex-ton Meaning: Originally a surname, it was used for people living in certain areas of Devon, Hampshire, Leicestershire, and Somerset. It comes from Old English for settlement.

128. Faramir
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Faa-raa-mih-r Meaning: A made-up name by J. R. R. Tolkein, Faramir ia a character appearing in The Lord of the Rings. One for parents who enjoy fantasy or literature.

129. Fender
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Fen-duh Meaning: A nickname from fend, a shortened form of defend, which gives this cool baby name the meaning of  defender.

130. Flint
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Fl-int Meaning: The meaning of this unique baby name is stream.

131. Folant
Origin: Welsh Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Fo-lant Meaning: The Welsh form of Valentine, this boy’s name means healthy or innumerable strength.

132. Galileo
Origin: Italian Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Ga-li-leh-ow Meaning: The name of the great Renaissance astronomer and mathematician, this unique name means from Galilee. Alex James from Blur chose this unique baby name for one of his sons.

133. Gavi
Origin: Hebrew Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Gah-vee Meaning: A diminutive of Gabrielle, Gavi means hero of God. It’s also a very delicious Italian wine, so one for any wine connoisseurs out there!

134. Garyn
Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Gaer-ihn Meaning: A cooler alternative to Gary, this name of German origin means warrior.

135. Geo Origin: Greek Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Gee-oh Meaning: An abbreviation of George, this cute boy’s name means farmer. It was super popular at the end of the 1800s, so perhaps it’s due for a revival now?

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136. Gilroy
Origin: Irish Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Gil-roy Meaning: Of Irish and Gaelic origin, the meaning of Gilroy is son of the red-head.

137. Graeson
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Gray-son Meaning: A modern-day spelling on the very popular boy’s name Grayson, which means son of a judge.

138. Gunner
Origin: Scadinavian Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Gun-ner Meaning: This Scandinavian variation of Gunther, which means bold warrior, has cool connotations thanks to Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers choosing it for his son. Can also be spelt as Gunnar.

139. Hobie
Origin: American, Old German Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ho-bee Meaning: A super cute version of Hobart, Hobie means bright, shining or intellect.

140. Hyrum
Origin: Hebrew Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Hyr-rum Meaning: A variation of a forgotten biblical name, Hiram, it means brother of the exalted one.

141. Ido
Origin: Hebrew, Arabic Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Ee-doh Meaning: Popular in the Middle East, Ido means to evaporate and be mighty.

142. Imre
Origin: Hungarian, German Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Iy-mreh Meaning: This unique boy’s name is a good choice if you want a strong name as it literally means strength!

143. Ives
Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Eve Meaning: An English variation on the more classic Yves, it means yew wood, so a great choice if you’re after a natural name.

144. Jagger
Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Jag-ur Meaning: The surname of Mick Jagger gives this unique boy’s name a whole lot of swagger! It means carter or one who cuts.

145. Jair
Origin: Spanish, Hebrew Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Jai-ur Meaning: In the Old Testament, Jair is a son of Manasseh. In Hebrew, it means he shines.

146. Jabari
Origin: Swahili Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ja-bar-ree Meaning: An unusual name to help your little boy stand out of the crowd, Jabari means comforter, bringer of consolation.

147. Joffrey
Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Joff-free Meaning: One for Game Of Thrones fans, Joffrey was the eighteenth king to rule from the Iron Throne in the sage penned by George R R Martin. A variant of Geoffrey it means pledge of peace.

148. Kaden
Origin: Arabic Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Kay-den Meaning: A spelling variation of Caden, this unique boy’s name means round or barrel.

149. Kalen
Origin: Gaelic Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Kay-lehn Meaning: One for any blonde baby, this cute Irish name means fair or slender.

150. Kairo
Origin: Arabic Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ky-roe Meaning: Changing the first letter of this name makes it sound less like the place name, Cairo, and more like a funky little boy’s name. It means victorious and is one of the best unusual baby names.

151. Kingsley
Origin: British Gender: Boy Style: Vintage Pronunciation: Kings-lee Meaning: As unique baby names go this is a very regal sounding name, it means king’s meadow.

152. Kirill
Origin: Russian Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Kih-rihl Meaning: A trendier version of the slightly out-moded Cyril, this name means of Cyril or Lord.

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Kobe Origin: Hebrew, Swahili Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ko-bee Meaning: A cute name that has a mixed heritage and lots of different meanings. In Hebrew it means God may protect, while the Swahili meaning is turtle or tortoise! It’s also the name of a Japanese beef, so perhaps one not for vegetarian parents.

Lio Origin: British Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Lee-oh Meaning: Sometimes, all you need to do is change a letter or two and you’ve got a whole new name. Lio, usually spelt Leo, means lion. Footballer Steven Gerrard and Alex Curran named their baby boy unique name.

Lisbon Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Liz-bon Meaning: Chosen by This Morning’s Dr Zoe Williams (opens in new tab) for her first born, Lisbon is the name of the capital city of Portugal.

Llyr Origin: Welsh Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: L-l-ee-r-h Meaning: Llyr is the mythical king found in the Celtic legend and the god of the sea. If you struggle with the Welsh LL, try Lir, the Irish version.

Lumi Origin: Finnish Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Loo-mee Meaning: A cute name for snow, this wintry name is perfect for both boys and girls.\

Makani Origin: Hawaiian Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Mah-kah-nee Meaning: Hawaiian names are a great for unique naming inspiration – especially if you love nature names – like this one that means wind.

Mars Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Mars Meaning: Mars may have been the god of war, but it’s also a delicious tasting chocolate bar, so will be just as sweet for your newborn!

Marvel Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Mar-vel Meaning: Whether you love a bit of superhero action or you want to give your son a miracle name, Marvel is the way to go. It means wonderful or extraordinary.

Mika Origin: Finnish Gender: Boy Style: Unisex Pronunciation: Mee-ka Meaning: The Finnish version of Michael, makes a truly unique little boy’s name. It means who is like God.

Mordecai Origin: Latin Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: More-deh-kai Meaning: While this unique boy’s name seems very grand, it means little man – perfect for your new little bundle of joy!

Myron Origin: Greek Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: My-ron Meaning: The meaning of Myron comes from myrrh – yes, that special gift from the Wise Men to Jesus – and means fragrant oil.

Napoleon Origin: Greek Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Na-poh-lee-an Meaning: One for history buffs, Napoleon Bonaparte was a infamous military leader, Napoleon means lion of the new city.

Naveen Origin: Hindi Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Na-veen Meaning: A traditional Arabic name that is still unique enough to help your little boy stand out. It means new.

Noam Origin: Hebrew Gender: Unisex Style: Modern Pronunciation: Now-aem Meaning: An unusual unisex name with a truly charming meaning of pleasantness, charm or tenderness.

Novak Origin: Serbian Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: No-vac Meaning: One for the sport-loving parents out there. Tennis star Novak Djokovic introduced this name to the English-speaking world – it means novice or new.

Oberon Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: O-ber-ron Meaning: A character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon means royal bear. An alternate spelling is Auberon.

Ohene Origin: Akan Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: O-hene Meaning: This unusual baby name has regal connections as it means king!

Oisin Origin: Gaelic Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Oh-sheen Meaning: While it might not an obvious name when it comes to pronunciation, this Irish name has the cutest meaning – little deer or fawn. The original Oisin was the mythological son of Finn McCool.

Omari Origin: Swahili, Arabic Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: O-ma-ree Meaning: Of Swahili origin, Omari means populous and flourishing. Omarion is an alternative version.

Oran Origin: Irish Gender: Boy Style: Moder Pronunciation: Aw-ran Meaning: A multi-cultured name, it has various meanings across the globe. In Ireland, it means little green one, while in Scottish and Hebrew, it translates to the more musical song or light singing.

Orion Origin: Greek Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: O-ri-on Meaning: In Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty hunter, turned into a constellation by Zeus. A gender-neutral star-related name, it means rising in the sky or dawing.

Prentice Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Pren-tiss Meaning: Originally a surname, Prentice is of Middle English origins and is a shortening of apprentice.

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Pluto Origin: Greek Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Plu-toe Meaning: Aside from being Mickey’s faithful dog, Pluto was the Roman god of the underworld. It means rich.

Roch Origin: French, Polish Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Rock Meaning: A form of Rocco, this cute name means rest – something you won’t be getting for a while unfortunately!

Rockerfeller Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Rocka-fella Meaning: A surname that was chosen as a first name by comedian Jimmy Carr , Rockerfeller was an American billionaire business magnate.

Roe Origin: England Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Row Meaning: While Roe may be fish eggs, this short and sweet boy’s name has a slightly nicer, fluffier meaning of roe deer.

Ryker Origin: German Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Ry-kur Meaning: Coming from the German surname, Riker, this boy’s name means rich.

Sawan Origin: Sanskrit Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Sah-wan Meaning: If you’re looking for a different nature name, try Sawan, which means the rainy season. It also refers to the fifth month of the Hindu calendar called Shravana.

Silver Origin: English Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Sil-ver Meaning: Want something glittery that still suits a boy? Then you’ve come to the right place. Silver refers to the precious metal, ensuring your little boy will be always shining bright.

Sire Origin: Native American Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Si-er Meaning: You’ve got to hand it those celebrities when it comes to picking truly unique names. Sire was recently chosen by Usher and his girlfriend for their baby son. Historically, Sire was a formal term for addressing male royalty, but it can also mean father.

Souta Origin: Japanese Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Sou-tah Meaning: Japanese names can be a really good source if you’re looking for something more unusual, like Souta, which means suddenly and is one of the best unusual baby names.

Sage Origin: Latin Gender: Unisex Style: Boho Pronunciation: Sey-jh Meaning: This herby name means wise – a great name to give your child as they begin on their journey.

Takoda Origin: Native American Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ta-ko-da Meaning: Derived from the Siouan word dakóta, it means allies or friend to everyone.

Tarique Origin: Arabic Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Tahr-ik Meaning: From the Arabic taraqa, this unusual boy’s name means to knock. Also means morning star or bright star. Can also be spelt Tariq or Tarik.

Tabor Origin: Hebrew, Hungarian Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Tay-bor Meaning: Mount Tabor was a landmark mountain near Nazareth – it means a height or encampment. Another name variation is Tavor.

Tiger Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Ti-ger Meaning: Want to try something feline that isn’t the very common Leo? Then this cute cat name could be the key – it worked for Tiger Woods after all!

Tennyson Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Tenni-son Meaning: A great literary name, Alfred Tennyson was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria's reign. Chosen by Russell Crowe for his son, it means son of Dennis.

Tripp Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Modern Pronunciation: Trip Meaning: As unique baby names go this name literally means one who trips – let’s hope it doesn’t cause your baby to grow up clumsy!

Tudor Origin: Welsh Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Tu-duh Meaning: A British royal family line and a style of architecture, this name is steeped in history. It’s the Welsh version of Theodore and means gift of God.

Valente Origin: Portuguese, Italian Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Va-len-tay Meaning: This pretty-sounding name means valiant.

Vegas Origin: Spanish Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Wes-son Meaning: The home of glitz and gambling in the States, this place-orientated name means meadows.

Wesson Origin: English Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Wes-son Meaning: The meaning of Wesson is western settlement. Popular in the United States, it’s believed that the name came to England during the Norman conquest. Can be shortened to Wes.

Wiatt Origin: Greek, Persian Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Si Meaning: A modern variation of Wyatt, which was derived from the Medieval English name Wyot and means brave in war.

Wirrin Origin: Aboriginal Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Wir-rin Meaning: A lovely nature name, Wirrin means tea-tree. The oil from this native Australian plant has been used for centuries in Aboriginal culture to treat colds and skin conditions.

Yarden Origin: Arabic Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Yar-den Meaning: The popular name Jordan came from this unusual name and it means to flow down or descend.

Yves Origin: French Gender: Boy Style: Classic Pronunciation: Eve Description: With a stylish nod to fashion legend Yves Saint-Laurent, this unique boy’s name means yew wood. The German variation Ivo is also a super stylish choice!

Zephyr Origin: Greek Gender: Unisex Style: Classic Pronunciation: Zef-er Meaning: As unique baby names go this is a light and breezy name, Zephyrus or Zephyr was the Greek god of the west wind – and this unusual name means west wind.

Zuma Origin: Arabic Gender: Boy Style: Boho Pronunciation: Zoo-mah Meaning: Chosen by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale for their middle son, Zuma is a beach in Malibu. It means peace in Arabic and is one of the best unusual baby names.

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