Names that are different

just some names that I find intriguing and different
  1. Adelaide
    • Origin:

      Variant of Adelheidis, German
    • Meaning:

      "noble, nobility"
    • Description:

      Adelaide is now heading straight uphill on the coattails of such newly popular sisters as Ava, Ada, and Audrey, and in the company of Adeline and Amelia. It was chosen by actress Katherine Heigl for the name of her second daughter.
  2. Alouette
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "lark"
    • Description:

      Alouette is a sweet Gallic twist in the stylish bird name genre made familiar via the charming French children's song, Alouette, gentile alouette.
  3. Amity
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "friendship"
    • Description:

      Amity--what nicer gift to give your little girl than a name that signifies friendship and harmony? This virtue name is also more rhythmic and feminine than the single-syllable Hope, Faith, and Grace.
  4. Anemone
    • Origin:

      Flower name; Greek
    • Meaning:

      "daughter of the wind"
    • Description:

      Anemone is a floral name that relates to the ancient Greek myth of the famous love story of Aphrodite and Adonis, in which Aphrodite transforms her wounded lover's blood into a flower, the crimson anemone, whose blossoms are opened by the wind — accounting for its other name, windflower.
  5. Aragon
    • Origin:

      Spanish place name
    • Description:

      Equally strong, dramatic and romantic, this name of an old kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula and a modern Spanish community as well, would give a boy an instant pedigree.
  6. Aspen
    • Origin:

      Nature and place-name
    • Description:

      As trendy as the chic Colorado ski resort and film festival, Aspen is fast becoming more popular for girls than for boys, but this nature name would work equally well for either.
  7. Assisi
    • Origin:

      Italian place-name
    • Description:

      This lovely Umbrian hill town became a striking first name for the young daughter of Jade Jagger.
  8. Atarah
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "crown"
    • Description:

      This name of a minor character in the Old Testament, also spelled Atara, has a softly pleasing sound. In the Old Testament, Atarah was a descendant of Judah.
  9. August
    • Origin:

      German form of Latin Augustus
    • Meaning:

      "great, magnificent"
    • Description:

      The name August is at its highest point since the 1890s, when it ranked among the Top 100 boy names in the US. And deservedly so, given its great meaning, historic roots, and cool nicknames.
  10. Aurelia
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "the golden one"
    • Description:

      Aurelia is an ancient Roman name that's become a surprise hit in the contemporary world. A top favorite on Nameberry, it reentered the US Top 1000 in 2014 after a 70-year absence and continues to climb.
  11. Beatrix
    • Cielo
      • Origin:

        Italian
      • Meaning:

        "sky"
      • Description:

        Expansive, sunny Italian word name.
    • Cleo
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "glory"
      • Description:

        Cleo, one of the few girls' names to boast the cool-yet-lively o ending, is of course short for Cleopatra, the name of one of the most powerful women in history.
    • Crimson
      • Origin:

        Color name
      • Meaning:

        "rich deep red"
      • Description:

        Crimson could be a possible competitor for Scarlett's success, though it's lacking that Johansson charm.
    • Callisto
      • Comet
        • Cyra
          • Dakota
            • Origin:

              Place-name; Sioux
            • Meaning:

              "friendly one"
            • Description:

              An early and still one of the most popular unisex names, also a place name and name of a Native American people in the northern Mississippi valley, which makes it a controversial baby name choice. While the popularity of Dakota is trending downward for both genders, it's one of those rare genuinely gender-neutral names that is used for nearly equal numbers of boys and girls.
          • Deryn
            • Eagle
              • Origin:

                Nature name
              • Meaning:

                "eagle, a bird"
              • Description:

                Solemn but soaring name with patriotic symbolism.