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Fancy, Elegant, Sophisticated Baby Names

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Fancy baby names are those elegant, sophisticated choices that have a posh, upscale feel. Fancy names are those that go beyond the merely long and elaborate. Fancy baby names are rare, precious, almost too dressed-up for everyday use. And true, the modern Antonina might be better known as Toni while Ozymandias would inevitably be called Oz. But perhaps you love the idea of giving your baby an elaborate fancy name on the birth certificate, to keep in reserve in case one ever finds oneself meeting royalty. Here is our complete collection of fancy names for boys and girls, many of them with more down-to-earth short forms.

  • Abyssinia

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    Abyssinia is the ancient name of the Ethiopian Empire, no longer found on any map but with a possible future as a melodic girls' name in the ever-expanding place-name category. Among Read More 

  • Alaric

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    Alaric is an ancient regal name that sounds modern enough to be considered. Alaric was a traditional name for the kings of the Ostrogoths, the most famous of whom was Alaric I, the King of the... Read More 

  • Algernon

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    While this name came into being in the Victorian era as a nickname for a man with whiskers, the name was quickly embraced as a true name by the Victorians and is likely most familiar to you as the... Read More 

  • Alistair

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    With many British names invading the Yankee name pool, the sophisticated Alistair could and should be part of the next wave. It debuted in the US Top 1000 in 2016. You have a triple choice with... Read More 

  • Allegra

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    In music, the term allegro means "quickly, lively tempo," which makes this quintessential Bohemian ballet dancer's name all the more appealing. Allegra is one of the most distinctive yet... Read More 

  • Amapola

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    A rarely heard name that was the title of a hugely popular Big Band song in the forties.Read More 

  • Amaryllis

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    If you love both unique baby names and flower names for girls, Amaryllis might be a perfect choice for you. A showier flower name... Read More 

  • Ambrosia

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    Ambrosia combines some of the more whimsical qualities of more popular Aurora and Isabella, with a heavenly meaning.Read More 

  • Ambrosius

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  • Andromeda

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    One of the stellar unique baby names from mythology, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her name.The... Read More 

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