100 Best Cool Unusual Boy Names Now

100 Best Cool Unusual Boy Names Now

Cool unusual boy names are the ones that give you that “Wish I’d thought of that first!” feeling. They’re names with genuine roots, straightforward spelling and pronunciation, in-step with current trends – but that barely anyone is using.

Read on for our brand new updated A-Z of the 100 best cool unusual boy names right now!

We’ve limited the field to those given to ten or fewer babies in the most recent year, meaning that a boy with any one of these names is highly unlikely to ever meet another. In fact, several of these cool unusual boy names were absent from last year’s list entirely.

Our updated A-Z includes forgotten vintage gems, rare nature names, and surname names, as well as fascinating finds from around the globe.

Tell us your favorites below – and let us know what other cool unusual choices you’d nominate for this list!

100 Best Cool Unusual Boy Names

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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.

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