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Cool Unusual Boy Names

  1. WashingtonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "home of the Wassa people"
    • Description:

      Lincoln, Tyler, Taylor, Jackson, Jefferson, Harrison, McKinley, Grant, Kennedy, Carter -- yes. Washington -- probably not.
  2. AhmetHeart
    • Origin:

      Turkish variation of Ahmad
    • Meaning:

      "greatly praised"
    • Description:

      Ahmet is known outside its native land largely thanks to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The original crazy celebrity baby namer Frank Zappa named one of his sons Ahmet, after the influential music executive. Ahmad is a variation of Muhammad.
  3. HopperHeart
    • Origin:

      English or Dutch
    • Meaning:

      "leaper, dancer; hop grower"
    • Description:

      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.
  4. GerritHeart
    • Origin:

      Low German variation of Gerhard
    • Description:

      An undiscovered cousin of Garrett and Gerard. Gerrit has some merit, especially for its arty credentials as the name of several Old Master painters.
  5. AhuliHeart
    • Origin:

      Cherokee
    • Meaning:

      "drum"
    • Description:

      Ahuli's pleasant beat makes it a striking option for a son.
  6. SequoyahHeart
    • Origin:

      Native American, Cherokee
    • Meaning:

      "sparrow"
    • Description:

      A strong, meaningful name, associated with a famous Cherokee linguistic scholar; also suggests the magnificent California sequoia redwood trees.
  7. ReynoldHeart
    • Origin:

      English from German
    • Meaning:

      "powerful counsel"
    • Description:

      Serious surname choices, the latter form known via award-winning author Reynolds Price.
  8. OsborneHeart
    • HillHeart
      • Origin:

        English
      • Meaning:

        "someone who lives by a hill"
      • Description:

        Simple and down-to-earth, but would probably work best as a middle name.
    • PlacidoHeart
      • Origin:

        Italian and Spanish
      • Meaning:

        "serene"
      • Description:

        Opera star Domingo was responsible for giving this popular Latin name its green card. It was commonly used by early Christians to convey their serenity in the faith, and it was borne by several minor saints.
    • NicandroHeart
      • Origin:

        Spanish variation from Greek
      • Meaning:

        "man of victory"
      • Description:

        Nicandro might be of interest as a blend of two Anglo favorites -- Nicholas and Andrew.
    • DustuHeart
      • Origin:

        Cherokee
      • Meaning:

        "spring frog"
      • Description:

        Cherokee option for a spring-born child.