Unique Baby Names

Unique baby names are literally one-of-a-kind, but a unique name may also mean one that is unusual and cool, with individual flair. In fact, when people refer to unique baby names today, they usually mean a name that stands out from the crowd, that departs from tradition and that may have a unique spelling or pronunciation. But unique names for babies can also be place names, word names, surname names, international names, nature names, or traditional names that come from other cultures or that have been buried in the attic for decades or even centuries. Nameberry offers thousands of unique names: Here are some of the best to get you started.

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  • Abrial

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This unique baby name is stronger, more distinctive than April or Avril. Read More 

  • Acantha

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Acantha is one of the unique baby names in the stylish mythological category that also might count as a flower name. In Greek... Read More 

  • Amaryllis

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    If you love both unique baby names and flower names for girls, Amaryllis might be a perfect choice for you. A showier flower name... Read More 

  • Amias

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Amias or Amyas is a unique name with an attractive sound and feel and a lovely meaning. Though it might sound like a Biblical name, it is not, but is a surname that may be related to Amadeus or... Read More 

  • Anatole

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Anatole is one of the unique boys' names with an exotic-ish feel but an uncertain provenance. While it's Greek in origin, it is associated more closely with France. Only six baby boys were named... Read More 

  • Andromeda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One of the stellar examples of unique names from mythological, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her... Read More 

  • Apple

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    When people talk about unique baby names, Apple is often one of the first examples they mention. Apple made international headlines when Gwyneth Paltrow chose this wholesome fruit name for her... Read More 

  • Ara

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ara is a unique boys' name that one of the most melodious in the Armenian name pool, familiarized by Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian. In Armenian mythology, Ara was a king so handsome... Read More 

  • Asaiah

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Like Isaiah but looking for a name that's more unique? Asaiah is a name found several times in the Old Testament. Think of it as a blend of Asa and Josiah and a possible substitute for Isaiah.Read More 

  • Aspen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Aspen is part of two groups of stylish and unique baby names: nature names and place-names. The name of a graceful tree in the poplar... Read More 

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