100+ Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

100+ 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 Alvary or Arthen) or totally one-of-a-kind (try Xurxo or Zsiga), 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 A to F

Rare Boy Names G to M

Rare Boy Names N to S

Rare Boy Names T to Z

Don't forget to share your score on our forums!

About the Author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from the top baby name trends 2023 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.

Emma's articles on names and naming trends have been featured in publications including the Huffington Post, People, Today's Parent, Fatherly, and Good Housekeeping.

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