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Boy Baby Names: More hidden gems

Boy Baby Names: More hidden gems

By Linda Rosenkrantz

Last week we looked at some rarely used, quasi-unique girls’ names, unearthing such surprising rarities as Amabel, Rosamund and Rosamond, and Eleanora. Today, as promised, we do the same for the boys, presenting a dozen names each that were given to only nine, eight, seven, six or five girls across the country in 2016.

This time around, the choices might not have as much of an unexpected impact, but they are all substantial and usable choices that would definitely make your son stand out.

Given to only 9 boys last year

Adlai

Alban

Dermot

Dugan

Esmond

Italo

Lancelot

Padraic

Rollo

Snow

Sparrow

Waldo

Given to only 8 boys last year

Autry

Clovis

Django

Eustace

Fitzwilliam

Godfrey

Hughes

Indio

Ludwig

Malone

Primo

Ry

Given to only 7 boys last year

Barney

Darcy

Gustave

Jove

Junius

Malo

Piers

Poe

Roderic

Tolliver

Yancy

Ziv

Given to only 6 boys last year

Amyas

Anatole

Barnaby

Benno

Colum

Cosimo

Essex

Frasier

Ivor

Lorne

Nemo

Phelan

Given to only 5 boys last year

Amedeo

Baird

Bevan

Chaplin

Darragh

Drago

Frost

Hopper

Ives

Mercury

Taye

Yale

Which name would you choose from each group?

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.