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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  • Callisto

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  • Campana

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    Most often heard as an Italian surname, this might be an unusual yet musical option.Read More 

  • Carden

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    Highly unusual but stylish-sounding occupational name, with a pleasant association with gardens. Read More 

  • Cassia

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    Cassia is one of the rare names that's truly unusual yet has a stylish feel. Cassia has the added attraction of the sweet smell of cinnamon; a cassia tree or bush, which has yellow flowers,... Read More 

  • Cessair

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    Mythological widow whose tears rained on Ireland, and whose name is lovely but, if pronounced phonetically, might be taken for a charter airline. Read More 

  • Clea

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    An attractive and unusual name that may be a variation of Cleo, Clea was possibly invented by Lawrence Durrell for a character in his Alexandria Quartet.

    Actress Clea DuVall is... Read More 

  • Danton

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    Has the two-syllable sound so popular for boys, though adding an apostrophe -- and turning it into D'Anton -- changes the name entirely. Read More 

  • Domino

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    Swaggering, cutting-edge choice equally appropriate for both genders. It's also very rare, given in the US in 2015 to only seven baby girls....and no recorded baby boys. Do you want to be the first?Read More 

  • Dulcinea

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    Miguel de Cervantes invented this elaborate-sounding name -- which roughly translates as "sweetness" -- for the beautiful maiden Don Quixote is obsessed with in his great novel. Even in the... Read More 

  • Dwyn

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    Short, but still kind of a mouthful. Read More 

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