100 Uncommon Baby Names
From the second that you find out that you are expecting, you start to look through prospective baby names. Many young girls even start to imagine uncommon baby names when they are still children. If you are looking for the perfect name, there are many on this list that you can choose from. Look through the list and leave a comment if we left out any of your favorites.
50 Uncommon Baby Boy Names
This is another name that works well for both genders. It means the field of hermits, but we think the name deserves a better meaning.
Albin sounds a lot like the name “Alba”, which means white. Albus also happens to be the name of the wizard, Albus Dumbledore, in the Harry Potter series.
Unique and fun to say!
This name actually works fairly well for both genders. The name Auden can be modified as Aiden for a boy, or kept as is as a sign of respect for the poet, W.H. Auden. In English, it is said to mean “old friend”.
I am pretty certain that there was a detective called Basil .
This sounds like an extremely fun, interesting name for a boy.
If you are tired of the more traditional spelling of Blade, then Blayde is for you.
This works for both genders and can be modified as Bryton for a little boy. Based on the name of Brittany (a town in England), it is a name that calls to mind the coastline and the Celts.
You can dance the Charleston or sip sweet tea on a southern porch in Charleston. Either way, it sounds like an awesome name.
Since the television show about the fictional mystery writer “Richard Castle”, Castle has quickly become a popular alternative boys name.
Cree is quickly growing in popularity, so take this Native American tribe name as your own before it becomes too common.
Denim sounds like a rather masculine, yet unique, boys name.
Dobry is Polish and origins and means good, but it reminds us of the house elf “Dobby” in the Harry Potter series.
Of course, this is not the best name for any Ford or Toyota fans. On that note, Ford would also be an uncommon name.
Elvin sounds like a mystical creature from a fantasy novel.
The last burning flame is a great meaning for a boy who will light up the world as a child.
We are not sure of the meaning, but this name sounds great.
This traditiational Irish name is a unique first name for a boy.
The meaning is obvious, but the name is unique. Really, when was the last time you heard a child called Free?
For Irish families, Gannon means “fair-skinned and fair-haired”. Although this uncommon boys name is popular as an Irish surname, it also makes for a great first name.
It sounds like Richard Gere’s last name, and is now a boys name—previously, Greer was more commonly used for girls.
He might not be a guru yet, but he could be with this name.
Unless you live in the town of Hersey, Pennsylvania, this name is ideal for a young boy.
The Hiltons are rich and successful. With this name, perhaps your son can be too!
For the most part, Hopper is a fairly rare name. It means “acrobat” in Gaelic, but “hop grower” in Dutch. Either way, it makes for an extremely uncommon baby boy name.
Indy 500, anyone?
Judge has a nice southern ring to it. How ironic would it be if your son became a judge? Then, his name would literally be Judge Judge.
Keats is a famed English poet and a good role model for a child.
A modification of the feminine “Lourdes”.
If you are looking to raise the next Sherlock Holmes, Marlowe sounds like the drawling, detective-like name you need.
Maxfield is a modern, more dignified version of Max. Plus, you can still use the nickname, Max, while your son is still young.
It sounds like Nashville, and has a unusual sound to it.
This names sounds like the gem stone and is perfect for your future gem.
A name that is reminiscent of the fictional Patch Adams.
French in origin, this name sounds dignified and unusual.
Piers sees like a name that would be perfect for a fisherman or sailor.
This Scottish surname is a great uncommon name for a newborn son and means “fish” in Scotland.
Little boys love baseball teams like the Texas Rangers or military guys like the Army Rangers, so this is a good name for a boy.
This name sounds like the name of the famous wrestler.
It might not have a spectacular meaning, but this name has such a great ring to it.
As a modification of Ryder, this name is a more modern take on a typical boys name.
A color and now a name.
If you name your son this, I foresee many days of watching the Lion King in your future.
Looking for something a little more modern and edgy? Talon is a name you are unlikely to hear on the playground.
Taro is simple, yet unusual.
Tiger is a perfect way to give your son an unusual name and a totem animal.
For a completely uncommon name, try the name Valko, which means “wolf”. Bulgarian in origin, it has often been used as a surname.
Viggo sounds vaguely Italian and is unlike any name that I have ever heard.
Although it sounds cool, I am not sure how I feel about naming a kid Vino—Spanish for “wine”.
Walden is part of the name of a famous philosophical text called Walden Pond.
50 Uncommon Baby Girl Names
Do you love the name Abraham, but are having a girl? Abra is a great female alternative to the name Abraham and references a French saint by the same name.
Agape means a feeling of immense love and compassion.
For a unique, uncommon girls name, Ainsley is one of the best.
Ambrosia is Greek for food of the Gods. Although the food part may be a less than desirable meaning, the “of the Gods” part of the meaning sounds awesome. Plus, it is an exceptionally cute name.
Amore, Amor and Amour are all ways to say “to love” in French, Spanish and Italian.
Ashland is a lovely girls name that means “land of Ash trees” in Scotland and England.
This is a name that works for boys and girls. This uncommon name means “old friend” and is the surname of W.H. Auden.
If you named your son Dodge or Ford, you can name your daughter Audi.
A name that brings to mind the Catholic St. Augustine.
Show your British heritage with the name, Britton. It can be modified as Brighton for a little girl, and it originates from the town of Brittany in England.
It may be known for being a color, but Burgundy is also an excellent girls name.
If you are tired of the traditional Carmen, Carmina is a lovely modification. Originally, Carmen meant “garden” in Hebrew.
Celestia means “heavenly”.
Cheska has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Chia pets, Chia seeds and now Chia as a first name.
Cyan is a gorgeous color of blue and a lovely first name.
If you name your daughter Doe, you can play her the famous song “Do-Re-Mi” from the Sound of Music, and she will hear her name in the song.
For a name that rolls off of your tongue, pick Finola.
Fleur means “flower” in French and is another name that doubles as a character in Harry Potter.
Gita is part of the name of a famous Hindu religious text.
Harbor is an extremely unusual name.
Harpa sounds like the instrument, the harp.
A lovely flower and a beautiful name.
If you wanted an unusual Greek name, Ione is one of the best.
Isadora is one of the cutest names out there right now. Instead of the traditional Isabella that everyone is using right now, choose Isadora. It means “gift of Isis” in Latin in reverence for the Egyptian goddess of fertility.
Unusual is Juju’s middle name.
Kapri has such a fun sound to it.
Lake is a great name for an outdoorsy girl.
Lark is a beautiful bird that lends its name to a gorgeous little girl.
If you want to shorten this, Lucy works great as well.
Luna means “the moon” and is a lovely name for an infant.
Luz means “light” in Spanish and is a very appropriate name for a child that will light up your life.
Mahogany has such a deep, rich sound to it.
Marlowe sounds like a name from a private detective novel, and we love it. In England, it means hills by the lake.
Mercy means “thank you” in French, but it is also an alternative spelling for the English word “Mercy”.
We love Mieko because it sounds so sassy and fun. This Japanese name is a great choice for a child because it means “successful”.
Nivea tops the list of unusual names.
In Latin, Paz means peace.
Although it is known as a Scottish surname, Pike was a name of one of the bad girls in a James Bond movie. Due to this, it works well for a boy or a girl.
Pippa is an adorable name from English literature and is also the name of the Kate Middleton’s sister.
Portia is a name that screams luxury.
For an edgier girls name, try Ryker. You are unlikely to hear any other child in your preschool with this name.
A delicious seasoning or a girls name? You decide.
Sephora sounds like a name straight out of Greek mythology.
Weather and nature names like Snow have been growing in popularity.
Tempest sounds like a girl who speaks her mind and knows what she wants out of life.
This girly German name means “true” and is perfect for an honest, personable little girl.
Talon is one of the coolest names out there right now. Although it is technically a boys name, it works for girls as well.
Known for being a day and a saint, Valentine can also be a girls name.
Vita means life and is a fortuitous name for an infant.