Unique Baby Names

Unique baby names are literally one-of-a-kind, but a unique name may also mean one that is unusual, cool, and distinctive. 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

    Stronger, more distinctive than April or Avril. Read More 

  • Acantha

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In Greek mythology, Acantha was a nymph beloved by Apollo. An unusual and attractive choice.Read More 

  • Amaryllis

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    If you're looking for a showier flower name than Lily, but staying in the same botanical family, you might consider Amaryllis, which is not as outre as it might at first sound. It was used in... Read More 

  • Amias

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Amias or Amyas is an obscure 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

    French name with exaggerated image sporting artist's beret, smock, and pencil-thin moustache. Read More 

  • Andromeda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name. Andromeda makes a dramatic and adventurous choice in a time when... Read More 

  • Apple

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Apple made international headlines when Gwyneth Paltrow chose this wholesome fruit name for her daughter. Many have called it ridiculous, but we have to admit, we find it appealing enough to list... Read More 

  • Ara

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Ara is 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 that a rival queen went to... Read More 

  • Asaiah

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    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 the name of a graceful tree in the poplar family with heart-shaped leaves so delicate they quiver in the gentlest breeze, as well as the name of a trendy Colorado ski resort. Aspen... Read More 

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