Unique Boy Names A to Z

Unique Boy Names A to Z

You’re looking for unique boy names… but where to start?

Each year, the names parents give their children get more varied, reflecting the importance of values such as diversity, creativity and individualism. Fifty years ago, nearly 40% of baby boys in the US were given a Top 20 name. Thirty years ago it was under 30%, and last year it was less than 12%. So even if you choose one of the most popular names, it won’t be one of a crowd in the way it was for past generations.

But what if you want a name that stands out even more, ensuring your son is one of only a few in the country, let alone in his class?

There are many ways to make a name unique, from changing the spelling to inventing a brand new name. Here at Nameberry, we often find inspiration in names with deep roots and a long history, but which are overlooked and underused.

This list contains 52 such names, two for every letter of the alphabet, that are all below the Top 1000 most popular baby names 2022. They come from a wide range of backgrounds — biblical, mythological, international — and are all uniquely wonderful.

Unique boy names A to E

Rare boy names F to L

Unique male names M to R

Unique boy names S to Z

Find all our search by letter tools on the Baby Names A-Z page.

About the Author

Clare Green

Clare Green

Clare Green has been writing for Nameberry since 2015, covering everything from names peaking right now to feminist baby names, and keeping up-to-date with international baby name rankings. Her work has featured in publications such as The Independent and HuffPost. Clare has a background in linguistics and librarianship, and recently completed an MA dissertation researching names in multilingual families. She lives in England with her husband and son. You can reach her at