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Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare

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  • Kendry

    How often do you see an exotic name from Madagascar that is so wearable in English? Kendry has a great meaning to boot and is possibly a great Read More 

  • Kit

    Actor Kit Harington, aka the dreamy Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has given this nickname-name new style and appeal for boys. Actress Jodie Foster used it for her son. For girls, it's an... Read More 

  • Kofi

    This Akan day name is very much associated with Ghanan Kofi Annan, the seventh secretary general of the United Nations. The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast frequently name their... Read More 

  • Lazer

    Lazer has some biblical cred as a form of Eliezer, Eleazar, or Lazarus, all relatives, and it's also a modern bad boy name a la Ranger and Breaker. Our recommendation would be to use one of the... Read More 

  • Leander

    Leander is an almost unknown name with great potential as a possible alternative to the overused Alexander. In Greek legend, Leander was the powerful figure who swam across the Hellespont every... Read More 

  • Leopold

    This aristocratic, somewhat formal Germanic route to the popular Leo is a royal name: Queen Victoria used it to honor a favorite uncle, King Leopold of Belgium. Though Leopold sounds as if it... Read More 

  • Lex

    Cool short form of Alexander, fresher than Alex and less trendy than Xander... for now.Read More 

  • Liev

    Liev Schreiber's birth name is Isaac Liev, Liev after his mother's favorite Russia author, Leo Tolstoy. Though Liev is increasing in popularity in the secular world thanks to the actor, it... Read More 

  • Linus

    Can Linus lose its metaphorical security blanket and move from the Peanuts page onto the birth certificate? We think it has enough charm and other positive elements going for it for the answer to... Read More 

  • Lowell

    Lowell is an upstanding and somewhat conservative name that calls to mind the genteel patrician families of nineteenth century New England, such as the one poet Robert Lowell was born into. Two... Read More 

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