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Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Lovers of unique boy names – today it’s your turn!

Yesterday, we brought you a list of 100+ rare girl names that feel unique but highly usable, and today we bring you the boys’ list. The rules are the same: none of these names was given to more than 10 baby boys in 2020 (the most recent year for which the SSA has released data) – and many are truly one of a kind.

These rare baby names hail from languages and cultures from all over the world, and include traditional choices as well as under-the-radar surname and word names. The one thing they have in common? You’ve probably never heard of them.

(Go on – test your name knowledge and let us know over on our forums how many were really new to you!)

Without further ado, here’s our A to Z roundup of the 100+ best rare boy names you’ve never heard.

Rare Boy Names A-Z

A

Aalto

Agni

Ambrus

Apolinar

Aubelin

B

Balfour

Bardou

Barra

Bertalan

C

Cadfael

Calixte

Cebrian

Cosmin

D

Dacre

Daisuke

Dayo

Drystan

Durai

E

Ealair

Ellender

Elouan

Erling

Esker

F

Farai

Ferdia

Firouz

Fyfe

G

Galo

Geneo

Gratian

Gwenael

H

Hachiro

Hananiah

Haneul

Helier

Hoshea

I

Ianto

Iakopa

Ishvi

Ishmerai

J

Jeconiah

Josko

Jospin

Juhani

Jurian

Juro

K

Kabelo

Kapua

Kazmer

Kishan

Kobus

Kublai

L

Laius

Lazare

Leolin

Llew

Lothair

M

Maedoc

Mannix

Maor

Masozi

Mathuin

Merrion

Meztli

N

Nahuel

Nandor

Naoki

Nazaire

Nikau

O

Odilon

Ortwin

Orvar

Osier

Ozazias

P

Pavao

Phanuel

Piaras

Pryderi

Q

Qismat

Quiller

Quirin

R

Ravello

Raeburn

Raza

Rokas

Rumen

S

Sabri

Scevola

Sendoa

Seydou

Sikandar

Stelian

T

Takara

Talmai

Tangaroa

Taro

Tasgall

Tekoa

Thales

U

Ultan

Ulvi

Urbain

Uzochi

V

Valero

Veremund

Viator

Vissarion

W

Wandrille

Winfield

Wyre

Wystan

X

Xanti

Xolani

Xurxo

Y

Yasha

Yehiel

Yvain

Z

Zadig

Zahi

Zeferino

Zephaniel

Zuan

Don't forget to head over to the forums to let us know your score!

About the Author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from where to find a cool vintage boy name to why some names become popular memes. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks six languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and three young children. You can reach her at emma@nameberry.com.