Unique Baby Names For Girls, Boys, and Both!


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Parents-to-be are always looking for rare and underused baby names to give their child. This blog post is a list of rare and underused baby names which parents-to-be will love! The list has girl, boy, and unisex names, together with their meaning. There’s something in this list for everyone!

Parents-to-be are often drawn to less traditional names for their child. It can be no fun having the same name as other students in your class, and many people don’t want their kids to have to identify as Elliot B or Charlotte S, for example.

Choosing a less traditional name means that kids are less likely to be teased or bullied for their name.

The rare and underused baby names in this blog post come from a wide range of cultures, which is perfect if you have an international flair that corresponds with your heritage! And they’re all guaranteed not to be overused by everyone else’s children at school.

For many, baby naming is a creative process in and of itself. It’s not enough to pick the same name as his father (as was popular for several generations), because contemporary parents want to find a name that has meaning or resonance.

Moreover, parents today want their children to stand out from the crowd. As much as we may dislike it, our children are growing up in an era where competition is fierce. If having a unique name helps them make an impression and be remembered, so be it!

Now that we have the reasons for searching for that rare baby name out of the way, it is time for the list of the most adorable unique baby names!

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Unique Baby Names for Girls

Too many of today’s trendy and common baby names have been used for too long. Instead, choose one of these rare and gorgeous daughter names!

Ainsley “one’s own meadow”

Aislin “vision, dream”

Alessandra “defender of mankind”

Alondra “lark”

Amaya “night rain”

Amelie “hardworking”

Anya “grace”

Aurelia “the golden one”

Beatrix “she who brings happiness”

Brielle “hunting grounds”

Cadence “rhythm”

Carina “dear little one”

Carrigan “pointed spear”

Cecilia “one of the shining light”

Cleo “to praise, acclaim”

Colette “victory of the people”

Coraline “heart, maiden”

Delia person From Delos”

Eliora “my God is my light”

Etta “ruler of the home”

Faye “fairy”

Fleur “flower”

Gaia “earth”

Gwendolyn “white ring”

Hadley “heather field”

Hattie “estate ruler”

Haven “safe place”

Honora “woman of honor”

Imani “faith”

Imogene “maiden, innocent”

Jana “God is gracious”

Juliet “youthful, downy”

Juniper “from the juniper tree”

Kyla “narrow”

Lavinia “from Lavinium”

Leonora “light”

Liana “my God has answered”

Lilia “lily flower”

Lilith “ghost”

Lorelei “ambush cliff”

Lottie “free one”

Lucia “light”

Mae “month of May”

Mabel “lovable”

Marcella“young warrior”

Mavis “songbird”

Meadow “meadow”

Melina “made of honey”

Melody “song”

Mirabellewonderful”

Nahla “drink water”

Nicolina“victory of the people”

Ophelia “helper”

Phaedra “glowing”

Pippa “lover of horses”

Rhya “fertility goddess”

Rosalie “rose”

Salem “peace”

Sidra “like a star”

Soleil “sun”

Sylvie “forest”

Thora “thunder”

Tillie “battle mighty”

Vada “famous ruler”

Vera “faith”

Verona “truth”

Verity “truth”

Vita “life”

Wren “small bird”

Xiomara “ready for battle”

Yasmine “jasmine flower”

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Unique Baby Names for Boys

Traditionally, most boys have been given family names, either honouring their elders through using their first names as a second or third name, or by being named “Dad Jr.” As the trend of giving girls more name options continues, it’s only natural that boys will also want more choice in their name. Name your baby boy with an uncommon name to set their path apart from the crowd as they grow up.

Abram “high father”

Alton “old town”

Barrett “bear strength”

Bastien “venerable, revered”

Beau “handsome”

Benedict “blessed”

Bennett “blessed”

Boone “a blessing”

Brecken “freckled”

Brock “badger”

Cael “slender”

Caius “rejoice”

Calloway “pebbly place”

Callum “dove”

Clyde “river in Scotland”

Cohen “Hebrew priest”

Colby “from Kol’s settlement”

Conrad “brave counsel”

Dalton “from the valley town”

Dashiell “page boy”

Dax “leader”

Deacon “messenger”

Donovan “dark”

Eamon “wealthy protector”

Elias “Yahweh is God”

Emmerich“ruler”

Ewan “born of the yew tree”

Ezekiel “God strengthens”

Fabian “bean grower”

Finnian “white”

Gage “measurer”

Gannon “fair skinned”

Giancarlo “combination of the Italian John plus Charles”

Grady“descendant of the noble one”

Hiram “exalted brother”

Holden “from the hollow in the valley”

Humphrey “peaceful warrior”

Jonah “dove, peace”

Judah “praised”

Kendrick “bold ruler”

Kieran “dark haired”

Leandro “lion man”

Leland “meadowland”

Levon “lion”

Lorenzo “laurel”

Luca “man from Lucania”

Lucian “light”

Maclean “servant of Saint John”

Madden “little dog”

Marshall “horse keeper”

Mathias “gift of God”

Matteo “gift of God”

Maxim “greatest”

Mayer “steward”

Nehemiah “comforted by God”

Nico “victory of the people”

Orson “bear cub”

Oswald “divine power”

Otis “wealth”

Otto “wealth”

Patten “shoemaker”

Phelan “wolf”

Pierce “son of Piers”

Prescott “priest’s cottage”

Rafe “wolf counsel”

Redmond “wise protector”

Roland “famous land”

Sanders “son of Alexander”

Shepherd “sheep herder”

Stanton “stony town”

Stellan “calm”

Tanner “leather worker”

Tate “cheerful”

Theo “divine gift”

Torin “chief”

Tyson “firebrand”

Vaughn “small”

Walden “valley of the Welsh”

Walker “cloth walker”

Watson “son of Walter”

Wheaton “from the wheat town”

Zaide “increasing, surplus”

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Unique Unisex Names

Nowadays, parents-to-be are opting for unisex names.There’s a lot of underrated unisex name options out there, ones that parents won’t find on many other lists. Here’s my list of fabulous girl, boy, and unisex names — plus their meanings!

Arden “from the Eagle valley”

Arlo “hill”

Aspen “quaking tree”

Aster “star”

Austen “great”

Camden “winding valley”

Desi “desired one”

Echo “reverberating sound”

Eden “place of pleasure”

Ellis “benevolent”

Finley “warrior”

Harlow “rock hill”

Henley “high field”

Isidore “gift of isis”

Justice “doing right by the law”

Landry “master of land”

Lane “lane, road”

Lennon “dear one”

Lennox “elm grove”

London “from the great river”

Micah “who is like God”

Oakley “from the oak tree field”

Paxton “peace town”

Presley “from the priest’s field”

Raleigh “from the rye field”

Reese “running”

Reeve “bailiff”

Rowan “from the Rowan tree”

Ryland “rye land”

Sage “herb or prophet”

Sawyer “wood cutter”

Shea “hawk”

Sloan “expedition”

Soren “stern”

Sullivan “black-eyed one”

Sutton “from the southern homestead”

Wynn “fair, pure”



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Carly Wight

Mother of two young boys (6 and 3!) and an avid "Googler", Carly is the kind to research something to the nth degree. Be it about products, hacks, or techniques, she shares what she finds out at her website - Fairy Good Mommy.

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