Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Lovers of truly unique boy names often struggle to find fresh options that fit the bill. It can feel like there are thousands of beautiful and highly unusual girl names out there, but relatively few usable choices for boys.

Not so! Whether your style is more unique but on-trend (think Carbry or Ephai) or totally one-of-a-kind (try Veremund or Wohali), there are legions of super rare boy names out there just waiting to be discovered.

Here, you’ll find a diverse selection of 100+ unique boy names hailing from languages and cultures all over the world. They include overlooked classics, as well as obscure surname, nature, place and word names.

The one thing they have in common? You’ve probably never heard of them.

(Fancy a challenge? Keep a tally of how many you knew, then head over to our forums to tell us your score!)

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know

Each of these super rare names was given to no more than 10 baby boys in the US in 2021 – and many are truly unknown in the English-speaking world.

Read on for our A to Z roundup of the 100+ best rare boy names you’ve never heard.

Rare Boy Names A to F

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About the Author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from the baby names to watch in 2022 to how not to choose the next big baby name. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks several languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and four young children. You can reach her at