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24 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.

BeaconHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "signal light"
  • Description:

    A word name with an appealing and illuminating meaning.

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.

BrevinHeart

  • Origin:

    Modern invented name
  • Description:

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

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.

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.

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.

DecemberHeart

  • Origin:

    English word name
  • Meaning:

    "month name"
  • Description:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HorizonHeart

  • Origin:

    Word name
  • Description:

    A name with vision.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.