Coming up with cute & creative baby names that most people haven’t heard is definitely not an easy feat! Don’t worry, though, we’ve taken some of the work out of it for you with these 32 names for boys and girls that you don’t hear every day. I bet there are at least a few that you’ve never heard of!
Once upon a time, parents plucked names from the family tree or went with whatever the most popular baby names were of the day. If you wanted to go against the grain and come up with unique baby names, your choices were pretty much endless! Somewhere along the line, though, classic baby names started going extinct as more parents wanted their kids to have something a little more original. I think it must have happened sometime in the 70s, when all of the “flower children” were naming their babies things like Moon Unit and Dweezil.
Now, with celebs naming this kids after fruits and compass directions, finding clever and creative baby names is harder than it’s ever been. It seems like all the unique names are taken! Don’t worry, though, we’ve come up with a few that we think you haven’t heard before!
Unique Baby Names You Haven’t Heard Before
Boy Baby Names
- Amias- Amias is a Latin word meaning- Loved.
- Boden- Boden is a German word meaning- Earth, ground, soil and a French word meaning- He who delivers the news, messenger.
- Cashel- Cashel is an Irish word meaning- Castle, stone fort.
- Draven- Draven is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning- Hunter.
- Embry- Embry is an English word meaning- Flat-topped hill.
- Finbar- Finbar is an Irish word meaning- Fair-haired.
- Harding- Harding is an English word meaning- Son of the courageous one.
- Kael- Kael is an Old Irish word meaning- Mighty warrior.
- Keon- Keon is from Irish and Hebrew origin, meaning- God is gracious.
- Lathan- Lathan doesn’t have a specific origin, but is possibly derived from the Lathom Village in Lancashire, England.
- Lorcan- Lorcan is from Irish origin, meaning- Little, fierce.
- Malachi- Malachi is from Hebrew origin, meaning- My angel or my messenger.
- Ozias- Ozias is from Greek origin, meaning- Salvation.
- Paladin- Paladin is from the French origin, meaning- Of the palace and the English word, meaning- Defender.
- Stanislav- Stanislav is from the German word, meaning- Someone who achieves glory or fame.
- Zaire- Zaire is from African origin, meaning- River. The Congo River in Africa was called the Zaire River during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Girl Baby Names
- Adley- Adley is from Hebrew origin, meaning- Judicious.
- Anwen- Anwen is from Welsh origin, meaning- Very fair, beautiful.
- Bexley- Bexley doesn’t have a specific origin, but is likely derived from locations. In the U.S., there is Bexley, Ohio and in England, Bexley is a borough of London.
- Branwen- Branwen is from Celtic origin, meaning- Blessed raven.
- Calla- Calla is from Greek origin, meaning- The most beautiful.
- Dariela- Dariela is from French origin, meaning- Dear one, beloved.
- Harlyn- Harlyn is from English origin, meaning- Grey land or hare land.
- Kaya- Kaya is a Native American word, from the Hopi Tribe, meaning- My elder sister.
- Mireille- Mireille is a French word meaning- To admire.
- Nimah- Nimah is an Arabic word meaning- Blessing.
- Oriana- Oriana is a Greek word meaning- Dry.
- Ottoline- Ottoline is a French word meaning- Prospers in battle.
- Sidra- Sidra is a Latin word meaning- Like a star.
- Verena- Verena is Latin word meaning- Integrity.
- Vita- Vita is a Latin word meaning- Life.
- Zaylee- Zaylee is a Celtic word meaning- Blonde, an Italian word meaning- Golden and a Latin word meaning- To rise, sunrise, dawn.
I’ve only met one person with one of these unique baby names. His name was Malachi. While I’ve seen a few others in literature or mythology books, I’ve never met anyone with any of the other names. It’s a safe bet that your child won’t know 10 other Nimahs or Paladins!