Which unusual baby names today are most likely to be the hit names of the future?
We looked at Nameberry’s statistics for the past month versus the same period a year ago and put together this list of 60 names – 25 for girls, 25 for boys, and 10 unisex – that are attracting the most fresh attention among our visitors.
This is the most unique group of hot names we’ve discovered yet, with baby namers showing a strong appetite for the exotic, the unfamiliar, and the adventurous.
Not to say these names are invented. For the most part, they’re names with deep roots though perhaps not among the established lexicon of English first names.
Nile, most popular on the unisex list, is the name of a river, and river-related names Galilee and Rio also appear. Other unusual word names finding new popularity include Taffeta, Tiara, Anemone, Puma, and Revel.
If you’re looking for a highly unusual name with a lot of style power right now, this list deserves your close attention.