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Unique Baby Names You’ll Fall In Love With

Searching high and low for the perfect uncommon name for your little one? Do you want your child’s name to be rare, but not weird? Here is your ultimate guide to unique baby names!


How do I define uncommon? These names have never been in the 100 most popular names in the 1900s. You can track the trends of every name with this awesome Baby Name Wizard tool.

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Unique Baby Names for Girls

There are way too many beautiful girl names out there to settle for a common and overused name at the top of the charts! Instead choose one of these unique and gorgeous names for your precious daughter.

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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”

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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”

Mirabelle “wonderful”

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”

If you’re expecting a little girl, this post will help you find her perfect middle name!

Unique Names for Boys

Until recent years, boys were very likely to be given traditional, family names. These days the trends are starting to change, as people want their sons to stand out from the crowd as much as their daughters. Here are some handsome, underused name choices for your baby boy.

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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”

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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”

Unique Unisex Names

Unisex names are all the rage right now! There are so many lovely choices for unisex names beyond the common Robin and Quinn. Here are some fantastic name options and their meanings.

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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”

Share your favorite unique baby names in the comments!

Still haven’t found the perfect name for your little one? Check out these beautiful old fashioned baby names.

And if you are planning to breastfeed your little one, don’t miss this post about how to set yourself up for breastfeeding success!

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