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Unique Names News

Unique, rare, uncommon, and unusual names for both girls and boys are the focus of the news articles here. We look at unique names resurrected from the past as well as unusual, rare, and uncommon baby names emerging today. Also here are updates on new research on the usage of unique baby names as well as fresh sources for unusual names.

June Babyberry Names Shine Bright
Mon Jul 05 2021

June Babyberry Names Shine Bright

Nameberry’s June birth announcements are in, and they’re a dazzling bunch! Deliverance and Rosamund, Sylvanus and Maccabee… Read the stories behind this month's stunning choices here.
The Craziest Baby Names in America
Fri Jun 25 2021

The Craziest Baby Names in America

Each year brings its own craziest baby names, and this year we have Lawless, Tsunami, and yes, Kovid.
Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic
Mon Jun 21 2021

Rose Alternatives: Fresh Twists on a Classic

There are as many varieties of Rose names as there are varieties of roses, from Rosanna to Rosalie to Primrose to Briar Rose, all ripe for the picking.
Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Tue Jun 15 2021

Rare Boy Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Unknown boy names: see how many are really new to you! Test your name knowledge with our A-Z of super unique boy names from all over the world.
Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)
Mon Jun 14 2021

Rare Girl Names You Don’t Know (Yet!)

Our A to Z collection of 100+ rare girl names you've never heard of — guaranteed to surprise (and hopefully enchant) your friends and family.
Turkish Names Delight and Inspire
Sat Jun 12 2021

Turkish Names Delight and Inspire

What are the most popular Turkish names in the US? Discover one of the hottest new cultures in the American charts.
Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide
Tue Jun 01 2021

Flower Names for Girls: The Ultimate Guide

Flower names for girls never go out of style! Here are our picks for the brightest and best floral names for girls right now.
Baby Name DNA: Introducing the future of baby naming
Tue Jun 01 2021

Baby Name DNA: Introducing the future of baby naming

Baby Name DNA is a revolutionary tool designed to analyze your name style and match you with the perfect names.
June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!
Tue Jun 01 2021

June Baby Names Welcome the Summer!

June baby names include sweet summery choices meaning sun and sea, as well as names that celebrate June's most famous figures, feasts, and festivals.
Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In
Mon May 31 2021

Secret Nature Names Bring the Outside In

Secret nature names are the outdoorsy choices with a more subtle connection to the natural world. They still feel fresh and appealing, but they hide their secret nature behind a cool or classic exterior.
Cornish Baby Names Blend Ancient and Modern
Sat May 29 2021

Cornish Baby Names Blend Ancient and Modern

If you are looking for a name with Celtic heritage and a unique yet oddly familiar ring – then look no further than the offerings from Cornwall.
Most Popular Baby Names, A to Z
Thu May 27 2021

Most Popular Baby Names, A to Z

We break down the top names for each letter of the alphabet in the USA and on Nameberry. Sure, Olivia and Oliver rule the O names, but who is top for Y?
Forgotten Names Return to the Charts
Sat May 22 2021

Forgotten Names Return to the Charts

These names went completely missing for decades, but now they're back on the charts. Discover the comeback kids of 2020, including vintage revivals, creative twists, and international gems.
Minty Names Freshen Up
Thu Apr 08 2021

Minty Names Freshen Up

Minty baby names — including Araminta, Mynte, and even Mint — are ticking up around the globe. Learn the history of mint names and see the most fashionable choices.
Rare Baby Names Are Worth Rescuing!
Sat Apr 03 2021

Rare Baby Names Are Worth Rescuing!

These names were only given to five children last year, but they really deserve more love before they disappear. Find an unusual name in your style, whether it's a cute nickname, an elaborate name, or a top trend.
Tudor Names Are Rich in History
Mon Mar 29 2021

Tudor Names Are Rich in History

Tudor names include some fascinating lost gems, names rich in history but now all but forgotten. British naming expert Eleanor Nickerson highlights some of the most interesting names of the Tudor Era.
Extravagant Boy Names Stand Out
Mon Mar 22 2021

Extravagant Boy Names Stand Out

Extravagant boy names and where to find them! A treasure trove of stand-out choices for bold baby namers and those looking for a dramatic name for a character or pet.
Compound Names for Girls: The Next Generation
Mon Mar 15 2021

Compound Names for Girls: The Next Generation

Time to take a fresh look at compound names for girls! Goodbye Maryann, today's unique smoosh names are inspired by nature, literature, pop culture and more.
Transforming Top to Uncommon Boy Names
Thu Mar 11 2021

Transforming Top to Uncommon Boy Names

If you like popular boy names but not, well, their popularity, consider one of the uncommon boy names that can be used as a substitute.
The Coolest Unisex Nature Names
Tue Mar 09 2021

The Coolest Unisex Nature Names

Cool unisex nature names – from the hottest choices right now, to some unique gender neutral ideas to inspire you!
Maori Names Take the Stage
Mon Feb 22 2021

Maori Names Take the Stage

Māori names range from cool international favorites like Ari and Maia to rare gems like Aroha and Matui. We round up some of the best Māori baby names and their meanings.
Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!
Tue Feb 16 2021

Mardi Gras Names Let The Good Times Roll!

A parade of names celebrating the fun and pageantry of the New Orleans carnival, and all things Louisiana. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
One-of-a-Kind Baby Names Stand Out
Thu Feb 11 2021

One-of-a-Kind Baby Names Stand Out

One-of-a-kind baby names are truly unique. We have 300+ names that nobody (really, nobody) is using, and could be right for your baby.
Secret Middle Names of the Stars
Tue Feb 09 2021

Secret Middle Names of the Stars

What are the most unique celebrity middle names? We'll introduce you to the A-list celebs who claim (or hide) Mungo, Delight, and Joan of Arc as their middles.
Rare Biblical Boy Names Are Booming
Mon Feb 08 2021

Rare Biblical Boy Names Are Booming

Rare Biblical boy names have never been hotter! A new study crunches the numbers, and we pick the 20 coolest unusual Bible names for boys in 2021.