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Unique Names for Boys

50+ possibilities from Abner to Zebedee

unique boys' names

by Esmeralda Rocha

Nowadays, a lot more parents are looking to unique names to help their little boys stand out from the crowd. Fifty years ago, the Top 20 boys’ names represented 41% of all male children; by contrast in 2015, the Top 20 boys’ names were given to only 14% of baby boys.

Ironically, the greater variety of names being used today means that unique names for boys are more likely to be accepted at school or in the workplace. And a greater variety of unusual names given to a higher percentage of boys underpins values such as creativity and diversity.

There are lots of ways for names to be unique, from spelling to new creations, but here at Nameberry we’re often most inspired by those names which are at once unusual and yet filled with history and meaning.  Here is a selection of our current favorites, including boys’ names that are Biblical, mythological, international– and simply wonderful:

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FelicitySmoak Says:

October 18th, 2016 at 2:51 am

I like Delano and Walden. My favorite Not-in-the-US-top-1000 boy name is Ramsey.

clairels Says:

October 18th, 2016 at 2:55 pm

I like Vaughan, Leander, Idris, Rhodes, and Torin. I’m not too adventurous when it comes to boy names.

mill1020 Says:

October 18th, 2016 at 11:33 pm

I think Cyprian, Noam, and Romulus have potential.

heatherjoy92 Says:

October 21st, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Emrys is my son’s name. <3

RachelAbigail Says:

October 21st, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Absolutely love Booker, Orson, and Rhodes! I was actually thinking about using Orson Rhodes as a son’s name a few months ago, but wasn’t too sure about how it matched with our last name.

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