Unique Boy Names – 50 Unusual Names For Your Baby Boy
Looking For Unique Boy Names For Your Baby Boy?
Read This List Of 50 Unique, Unusual Boy Names
If you are pregnant, you might be looking for unique boy names for your baby boy. Or searching for those unusual boy names no other child at playgroup will have.
Picking a baby name is fun, but it can be trickier than you think to find the perfect name!
Read this list of 50 unique baby names if you’re looking for cool naming alternatives to the popular names on the baby name list.
Why Pick An Unusual Baby Name?
Some parents-to-be are happy to pick more popular names, while for others, the must-have moniker is one no-one else will have
Remember that ultimately, you should pick a name you love that you are happy with, wherever it appears on any list.
Picking unique boy names can be hard,, with current baby name trends meaning what were recently considered rare boy names, are now becoming more and more popular.
A good place to look for unique boy names in the UK is the annual ONS Baby Name data list. The list, which is updated each year, holds a record of all the names given to three or more babies that year. It also lists the top 100 baby names, as well as recent boy naming trends .
While the names at the top of the list will have been given out thousands of times to newborn boys, the names right at the bottom have been given to baby boys the least out of all names in the UK. It’s here you are likely to find cool boy names. These are the really rare boy names hardly any other child will have.
Each of the names on our list appears on the lower end of the ONS Baby Name data list, meaning each name was only given out three times or fewer that year.
Here Are 50 Unique Boy Names With Meanings
- Al: Short and sweet, Al can be a diminutive for Alex or Alexander. It’s also a name in it’s on right, meaning harmony, or noble.
- Alf: Old English origin meaning ‘elf’
- Brooke: A Water name, meaning small stream
- Cadence: Traditionally used as a feminine spelling of Caden, why not pick it for a boy? Meaning rhythm, beat
- Clive: Of old English origin, meaning cliff
- Del: A unisex name, meaning ‘of the’
- Draco: Love your Harry Potter? Draco is a boy’s name meaning dragon
- Elkin: A Hebrew or Jewish name, meaning ‘God purchased’
- Esben: A Scandinavian name meaning ‘bear God’
- Everest: An old English name meaning ‘dweller on the river.’ And, of course, the mountain
- Ezran: Of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘helper’
- Finian: From Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning fair
- Francie: From France
- Griffith: Meaning strong chief, a name of Welsh origin
- Hano: A traditional Japanese name meaning ‘leafy field’
- Jorah: Means early rain, a name of Hebrew origin – also a Game of Thrones character
- Kay: Traditionally seen as a girl’s name, which is short for Katherine
- Kellen: Boy’s name of German and Irish origin, meaning swamp or slender
- Lorenz: German version of the Latin name Laurentius, meaning ‘laurel’
- Manfred: A more popular name in Germany, Manfred means ‘man of peace’
- Mathis: Another German name, meaning ‘gift of God’
- Milos: ‘Lover of glory’ – common in Greece and the Slavic countries
- Mycah: Alternative spelling of Micah, meaning ‘like God’
- Neon: Like your names as bright as your colours? In Latin neon means strong
- Orien: A Gender-neutral name meaning Orient, or east
- Owyn: Young warrior, well-born
- Piper: Traditionally a girl’s name, Piper means ‘pipe or flute player’
- Remmy: ‘From Rhiems’, related to the French name Remy
- Roe: A deer, a name of Middle English origin
- Rowhan: Alternative spelling for Rowan, meaning ‘little red-haired one’
- Rowley: Means ‘roughly cleared meadow’
- Rudyard: Often associated with author Rudyard Kipling, this name means ‘red paddock’
- Scout: The main character in To Kill A Mockingbird, this is an American unisex name
- Silus: Alternative spelling for Sila, meaning ‘man of the forest’
- Smith: Meaning blacksmith, mainly used as a last name. Also a Sex and the City character
- Sylver: A Latin name meaning ‘forest of truth’
- Thelonious: A traditional name of Latin origins, meaning ‘lord.’ Can use Theo for short.
- Timo: Meaning ‘to honour’, a Greek name seen as a shorter version of Timothy
- Tobiah: Boy’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘the Lord is good’
- Usher: Means ‘river mouth’ (and a popular singer)
- Vance: ‘Someone who lives near marshland’
- Veran: A Serbian name meaning belief, or faith
- Truman: Meaning is ‘loyal one’. Strong associations with the film The Truman Show
- Wes: ‘Western meadow’, short for Wesley
- Wilbert: Wilbert means ‘bright will’
- West: Means ‘western stream’, a truly directional name
- Wilby: Derived from the Old English for willow, and circle
- Willow: Of Old English meaning for Willow tree, and also ‘freedom’
- Yana: Traditionally a female form of the name John
- Zoran: Common Slavic name, meaning dawn or daybreak
Are You Pregnant And Looking For Baby Names?
- Read our post on old fashioned baby names (with lots of vintage naming ideas).
- Or pretty flower names for girls.
- Perhaps you like Royal baby names instead?
- Or you can read a list of unique girl names and unusual girl names
- Or you can read my nicknames for Eliza
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