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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  • Atarah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This name of a minor character in the Old Testament, also spelled Atara, has a softly pleasing sound. In the Old Testament, Atarah was a descendant of Judah. Read More 

  • Auberon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Rarely heard in the US, Auberon has a gentle autumnal feel rare in a male name. Possibly starting as a pet form of Aubrey, it was also infuenced by Oberon, the king of the fairies in... Read More 

  • Axelle

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Putting the emphasis on the "elle" softens a name that seems at once futuristic and medieval.Read More 

  • Banjo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    When actress Rachel Griffiths chose this highly unusual name for her son, many assumed it was a bizarre invention. But a noted Australian poet (Griffiths is an Aussie) is known by this name. Read More 

  • Beacan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    An attractive ancient Irish saint's name that conjures up a beacon of light. Read More 

  • Blossom

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Now that parents have picked virtually every name in the garden, from the common Rose to the exotic Zinnia, some are reconsidering the old, more generic names like Flora and Posy and Blossom--... Read More 

  • Branwen

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This is an attractive Celtic mythological name, popular in Wales and a cousin of the better known Bronwyn. In Welsh mythology, Branwen was turned into a bird.Read More 

  • Bryony

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Bryony is an unusually strong plant name --the bryony is a wild climbing vine with green flowers --that caught on in the U.K. before sprouting here. The name of the young character in the Ian... Read More 

  • Cable

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Drop the C and arrive at an established biblical name. Read More 

  • Calla

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Calla is a lily name that is much more distinctive and delicate than Lily. Rarely heard today, it did appear in the popularity lists in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

    Calla... Read More 

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