For some parents-to-be, it is very important to give their child a name that no one else will have. It helps avoid confusion (Jennifer S. or Jennifer M.?) and it helps your little one stand out. If those other unique baby names just aren’t unique enough for you, check out this list of the cutest baby names you’ve never heard of!
For more name inspiration, check out all my baby name lists including various ethnicities and styles for boys and girls.
This adorable name has been around since the late 1800s, but you probably have never heard of it. Why? Because there are only around 5 babies born per year named Ozroe. Ozzy makes a cute natural nickname.
It doesn’t appear on my list of Game of Thrones baby names, but it could! The actor who plays Varys is named Conleth Hill. It is an Irish name meaning “fire”.
This handsome name has never been in the top 1000 baby names, but it is isn’t hard to pronounce or spell thanks to similar sounding names like Keaton. It is a name of English origin meaning “town by the sea”.
Osman is an Arabic name meaning “son of snake”. Prince Osman is known for being a founder of the Ottoman empire. This name is versatile enough to work for all backgrounds.
Looking for a noble-sounding name? Marquis (mar-KEE) is a French nobility ranking in between and earl and a duke. Modern day parents choosing the name Marquis sometimes use it as an alternate spelling for Marcus.
This one qualifies as a modern invented name, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it popping up more and more.
(If you’re a fan of modern baby boy names, I have plenty more for you to browse!)
This versatile Irish name is gender-neutral, but strikes me as more masculine. It makes a handsome alternative to more popular C names like Cayden or Callan.
If you’re looking for a strong, manly name, the military title Major fits the bill. Major has appeared in the charts in recent years alongside other “title” names such as Saint and King.
Sutter is an English occupational name meaning “shoemaker”. It has a modern trendy feel despite its historical origin.
This gorgeous Hebrew name means “eternal”. It is surprisingly rare considering this name is found in the Bible- one of Noah’s grandsons was Eilam.
Beautiful Asteria is a Greek name meaning “star”. Asteria is the goddess of astrology, so if that’s a passion of yours it would make a great name choice.
This exotic-sounding place name means “of the Persian empire”. It is reminiscent of some well-known names like Portia and Persephone.
Cameo is an unusual Italian female name ending in “o” rather than “a”. It refers to an engraving or carving in a seashell, such as this.
Literary fans will love his homage to poetry. Remember learning about Shakespeare and his 14-line poems? Sonnet makes an unusual, pretty name for a girl.
Simple and cute, Orly has a friendly, approachable vibe. It has various meanings including “golden” and “light”.
This female variation of Andrew sounds like a cute hybrid of Adriana and Andrea. It also happens to be one of Ariel’s sisters in The Little Mermaid.
Ileana is a Greek variation of Helen and means “from Ilium”. I love when names with history have a contemporary feel like this one.
If you love elegant girl names, add this whimsical beauty to your list! Madrigal is a type of chamber music so the name works well for a musical family.
A more feminized version of Coralie, Coralia is a nature name referring to coral. A more commonly known nickname, Cora, is a clear choice for this name.
Beautiful Anatalya is the Russian version of the Greek Anatola which means “from the East”.
What do you think of these rare baby names?
Do you think it’s important to have a name that no one else has?
Tell me your favorite from the list, OR your own baby names no one has ever heard of in the comments!