Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys

Unusual names that nobody (yes, really!) is using for their baby boys in America include the following, which all ranked below the five-baby cutoff to make the Social Security tally in 2016. Included here are many unusual yet classic boys' names as well as fresh, creative choices. If you are looking for truly unique names for your baby boy, any of these would be excellent choices.

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  • Auberon

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    Rarely heard in the US, Auberon has a gentle autumnal feel rare in a male name. Possibly starting as a pet form of Aubrey, it was also infuenced by Oberon, the king of the fairies in... Read More 

  • Averill

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    Averill is an ancient name, most properly spelled Averil, that has a Boston Brahmin air — probably due to the image of statesman Averill Harriman — but it does feel a tad feminine in... Read More 

  • Bard

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    Great middle name choice for Shakespeare lovers. Read More 

  • Bas

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    Bas is a fashionable name in its own right in the Netherlands, where it's been in the Top 10. Used throughout Europe, it may have a future here as a straightforward-but-charming nickname name. ... Read More 

  • Basie

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    Basie is a fabulous jazz name to honor the Count, whose birth name was William, the influential pianist, organist, bandleader and composer who led his band for almost fifty years.

    There... Read More 

  • Beach

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    With the tide coming in on a new wave of word names, this one just might catch on, especially for parents who relish sun, sand, and surf. Forest lovers can spell it Beech, like the tree. Read More 

  • Cassio

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    Cassio is a notable Shakespearean name that's a member of the ever-more-popular Cassius family of names. Cassio was Othello's young, good-looking, and flirtatious lieutenant.Read More 

  • Cathal

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    The name of an ancient Irish saint is in the contemporary Irish Top 50. While it hasn't immigrated to the U.S., it may follow brothers Aidan and Declan to our shores. The t is not pronounced.Read More 

  • Corentin

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    Corentin is an intriguing saint's name fashionable in France but virtually unknown here-- which you may consider a big plus. St. Corentin possessed a magical fish that regenerated itself each... Read More 

  • Drummer

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    Drummer entered the baby name lexicon thanks to blogger No Big Dill, who chose it for her newborn son, who joins five older sisters. Drummer is right in step with other occupational names in vogue... Read More 

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