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Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare

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  • Emrys

    If you're looking for a Welsh name less common than Dylan, Griffin, Evan, or Morgan, you might want to consider this offbeat epithet of the wise wizard Merlin. Read More 

  • Everest

    A twist on the standard Everett takes it to lofty heights. The snow-capped Everest would surely stand out in a classroom, yet has an acceptable name-like feel. Read More 

  • Fabian

    Fabian is the ancient name of a saint and pope that also has Shakespearean cred as Olivia's servant in Twelfth Night and more recently made an appearance in Harry Potter. In the... Read More 

  • Finlo

    FInlo is a name from the Isle of Man, deriving from that island's pagan Sun God, Lugh. Given the popularity of all names Finn/Finley etc, Finlo could be a great alternative for people who love the... Read More 

  • Flint

    Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins... Read More 

  • Gower

    This Old Welsh name associated with blacksmiths has never caught on, but it has the right two-syllable occupational feel to qualify for revival. Gower Champion was a successful midcentury dancer,... Read More 

  • Grover

    Forget the furry blue Muppet, forget corpulent President Cleveland (not too difficult), and consider this name anew. We think it's spunky, a little funky, and well worth a second look. ... Read More 

  • Guthrie

    Guthrie, one of the most attractive Scottish names that's also a surname, has a particularly romantic, windswept aura, with a touch... Read More 

  • Hadrian

    Most parents would find this old Roman name pretentious compared to the more accessible Adrian, but some history buffs just might want to commemorate the enlightened emperor. Read More 

  • Hawk

    Animal names are on the rise, especially more of the aggressive Hawk-Fox-Wolf variety than cute little Bunnys or Robins, and Hawk is a prime example.

    Hawk is more commonly heard as a surname,... Read More 

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