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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  • Eban

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Affable and creative and perfectly able to stand alone; there's nothing Scroogish about it, even though it is usually spelled Eben.Read More 

  • Electra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though the tragedies of the Greeks and Eugene O'Neill that used this name are filled with incest and murder, Electra is still a brilliant choice. Isabella Rossellini chose the gentler Italian... Read More 

  • Fable

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Fable, like Story, is a word name with real potential, combining enchanted tale-telling with a moral edge. And soundwise, it would fit right in with the likes of Abel and Mabel.Read More 

  • Farrell

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    If you're looking for a pleasing namesake that's more modern than Darrell/Darryl, this would make an excellent choice. Farrell is an Anglicized form of the Irish Fergal, and was well used as a... Read More 

  • Fenella

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    More unusual than Fiona and more user-friendly than Fionnuala, the engaging Scottish Fenella, has been scarcely heard in this country.

    Fenella first became known outside of Ireland when... Read More 

  • Fenella

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    More unusual than Fiona and more user-friendly than Fionnuala, the engaging Scottish Fenella, has been scarcely heard in this country.

    Fenella first became known outside of Ireland when... Read More 

  • Gannon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The name of a historic Irish leader, Gannon has a solid, yet spirited feel. It was one of the fastest-rising names of 2014, and looked poised to enter the Top 400 in short order, though it took a... Read More 

  • Haldan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    If you fit this definition, this might be a clever choice, especially as a middle name. Read More 

  • Holiday

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine. Read More 

  • Hopper

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Sean and Robin Wright Penn chose this name for their son to honor their friend Dennis Hopper; others might associate it with the painter Edward. Couldn't be more spirited.Read More 

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