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Unique Invented and Word Names

Invented names always start out unique, but some of them catch on over time, especially when similar to already-trendy names or endorsed by celebrity usage. The following unique baby name are both created from words and inventions.
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ReverieHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Reverie is a strong-sounding word for an ethereal, dreamlike state -- a perfect contrast and meaning for a word that intends to become a first name. Popular mommy blogger Rebecca Woolf of Girls Gone Child named one of her twin daughters Reverie, setting off a groundswell of interest.

FableHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Fable, like Story, is a word name with real potential, combining enchanted tale-telling with a moral edge. And soundwise, it would fit right in with the likes of Abel and Mabel.

DecemberHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Meaning:

    "month name"
  • Description:

    Cooler than April, May, or June, but also a tad icy.

SolsticeHeart

  • Origin:

    English from Latin
  • Meaning:

    "when the sun stands still"
  • Description:

    Solstice graduated from word to official first name when author Lionel Shriver used it for a character in her novel Big Brother. But of course, there were people named Solstice before: 7 baby girls and 6 boys were given the name in the US. in 2018.

TaoHeart

  • Origin:

    Spiritual word name
  • Description:

    Tao is the Chinese word for the underlying harmony of the universe, combining both yin and yang. Extreme kayaker Tao Berman made this one of the spiritual names prime for adoption. Tao rhymes with cow.
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CameoHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    This evocative term for a stone or shell carved in relief could make a striking first name for a girl, though she would have a starring role in her story, rather than a cameo.

QuayHeart

  • Origin:

    French word name
  • Meaning:

    "wharf"
  • Description:

    A name that looks intriguing and masculine on paper, but is, unfortunately, a homonym for a girl's name.

HolidayHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Meaning:

    "holy day"
  • Description:

    Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine.

PoetHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Description:

    A recently entered name on the roster, Poet was used for her daughter by Soleil Moon (Punky Brewster) Frye, who obviously appreciates the advantages of an unusual name. This is a possible middle name choice for verse-loving parents who want to skip specifics like Auden or Poe or Keats or Tennyson and go with the generic.

ValleyHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    A natural phenomenon that makes a plausible baby name.
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BohemeHeart

  • Origin:

    French word name
  • Description:

    "Girls Gone Child" blogger Rebecca Woolf made Boheme a first name when she gave it to one of her twin daughters. La Boheme -- "The Bohemian" -- is a Puccini opera that was transmogrified into the modern play Rent.

FlameHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    There are many fire-related names, from Aidan to Fiammetta, but the Flame isn't one that's often found on birth certificates. It's a highly symbolic word: flames can represent faith, passion and cleansing, for example, as well as straightforward heat and light.

NimbusHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin nature name
  • Meaning:

    "dark cloud"
  • Description:

    Nimbus is a word from nature for a type of cloud that has occasionally -- very occasionally -- been used for a human. But it's evocative and upbeat and certainly makes an intriguing and stylish nature name.

BeaconHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "signal light"
  • Description:

    A word name with an appealing and illuminating meaning.

WhimsyHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Whimsy is a new entry to the ever-expanding word name lexicon, sister for Pixie and Bliss. While it has an undeniable offbeat English aristocratic charm (maybe we're thinking of Dorothy Sayers' fictional detective Lord Peter Wimsey, whose middle name was Death?), we see this as more fitting for a middle than a first name.
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StellarHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Meaning:

    "of the stars"
  • Description:

    This cosmological name is given to a handful of boys and girls each year in the USA. Likely to get confused with Stella or Stellan.

OdeHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name or medieval English form of Otto
  • Description:

    Ode could be part of the extended Otto/Otis family, or it might be a literary term, referring to an elaborate lyric poem.

EarlyHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    Early is a word-turned-name, pleasantly suggesting the start of a bright new day. Of the new word and day names, Early is one of the best.

DancerHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    A word name that's appealing when applied to a person boogying or doing ballet; a different story in the context of Santa's reindeer.

HorizonHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    A name with vision.
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CamberHeart

  • Origin:

    English from Latin
  • Meaning:

    "curved inwards"
  • Description:

    Part Cameron, part Amber, Camber may be a new name but it feels right for our times. As a word, camber means a slightly arched surface.

BrevinHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

    If you're tired of Kevin and Devin, you might consider the newly coined Brevin.

EpicHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Description:

    Epic feels like it could be the boys' version of Saga. Epic poetry tells some of our most celebrated stories - from Beowulf and the Odyssey, to the Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost. Despite being short, Epic is a lot of name, so it might be a choice for an adventurous middle name.

WinnerHeart

  • Origin:

    American word name
  • Description:

    Winner is an uplifting word name that can work for girls or boys. It was recently chosen by rapper Nya Lee for her daughter.