Unique Baby Names, Nameberry Style!
As part of our recent 10th anniversary celebrations, we took a lingering look back across a whole decade of brilliant Babyberry birth announcements: from sweet, vintage Vera Adelaide to suave Sterling Atlas. So many incredible names!
We rounded up the most popular picks among Berry parents (only on Nameberry would the Top 10 include such underused gems as Beatrix, Elowen, Francine, Imogen and Mabel for girls, and Casper, Felix, Frederick, Hugo and Walter for boys!) and highlighted some of the decade’s hottest trends among style-savvy baby namers: like novel word, nature and virtue names; “post-gender” baby naming; and meaningful family or famous namesakes in the middle spot.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that — in a community which has produced 13 little Clementines, seven Cordelias, six Dashiells and four Peregrines — there aren’t many options out there that still feel fresh, quirky and original.
But oh, how wonderfully wrong you’d be!
We thought we’d take another look back at those beautiful Babyberry names, and this time we’ll be highlighting some of the many magnificent choices that were — quite literally — unique. All of the names listed below appeared just once, either as a first or a middle, in birth announcements posted on the site between 2008 and 2018.
Here are our Babyberry’s unique baby names, split between five particularly fertile categories:
Word and Nature Names
Rare Vintage and Biblical Rediscoveries
Literary and Cultural Icons
Ancient and Mythological Names
Which is your favorite unique baby name from this list? What would you name a son or daughter using only these names?