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Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare

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  • Jericho

    A biblical place name with trumpeting verve and strength.

    Though rarely heard as a first name, Jericho has appeared in the titles of films, TV series, songs, bands, comics, and video... Read More 

  • Jethro

    Jethro, though the biblical father-in-law of Moses, has suffered for a long time from a Beverly Hillbilly image, but some really adventurous parents might consider updating and urbanizing it and... Read More 

  • Jex

    Decidedly offbeat name that combines jauntiness with that uber-cool X, and would certainly set your son up for life outside the mainstream.Read More 

  • Jolyon

    Galsworthy used this for "The Forsyte Saga," but in modern real life Julian would work better.Read More 

  • 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 

  • Lazarus

    Lazarus is a name that looks as if it could possibly be raised from the dead, just like its biblical bearer. Look for it in the next wave of Old Testament revivals that transcend 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 

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