ALL TIME FAVORITES. NARROWED DOWN BOYS AND GIRLS.

NAMES I LOVE -UNIQUE-
  1. Anthea
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "flowery"
    • Description:

      This unjustly neglected floral name has a BBC accent and a Greek mythological heritage: Anthea is an epithet of Hera, the Greek queen of the gods, and her name has been used as poetic symbol of spring.
  2. Arden
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "valley of the eagle; high"
    • Description:

      Arden is a gender-neutral name that's sleek and stylish but always seems to bob just below the surface of popularity, despite ticking all the boxes with its fashionable two-syllable, N-ending shape and its awesome nature-inspired meanings. In the 2021 US statistics, 41 percent of the babies named Arden were boys to 59 percent girls.
  3. Barnabas
    • Origin:

      Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "son of consolation"
    • Description:

      Barnabas, whose birth name was Joseph, was one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem, who undertook missionary journeys with Paul the Apostle, His name is a bit Old World compared to the update Barnaby, but could gain some attention as boys' names ending in 's' are enjoying a comeback.
  4. CALPURNIA
    • Charmaine
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "a singer"
      • Description:

        An ancient name soiled by toilet paper association.
    • Clarina
      • Clorinda
        • Origin:

          Latin literary name
        • Description:

          Clorinda is a romantic name invented by a sixteenth-century poet, but has a synthetic sound today.
      • Coralene
        • Embry
          • Origin:

            English surname
          • Meaning:

            "flat-topped hill"
          • Description:

            Embry became viable as a first name when it was used for the (male) werewolf character Embry Call in the Twilight series. But its Em- beginning and -y ending give it a feminine sound, so we call it perfectly appropriate for a girl. Embry or Embury is an established English surname.
        • Ernestine
          • Origin:

            Feminine variation of Ernest
          • Description:

            One time joke name, à la Lily Tomlin's bossy telephone operator, Ernestine is ready for a possible reevaluation, like cousins Josephine and Clementine..
        • Evita
          • Origin:

            Spanish, diminutive of Eva
          • Description:

            There's only one Evita.
        • Fern
          • Origin:

            English
          • Meaning:

            "plant name"
          • Description:

            Of all the botanicals, Fern has been one of the slowest to move back from the front parlor into the nursery, despite the appealing girl character in the children's classic Charlotte's Web. Fern was most popular from the turn of the last century through the 1940s, reaching a high of #152 in 1916. We can certainly see her rejoining the long list of popular greenery names.
        • Fernandina
          • Forest
            • Origin:

              French occupational name
            • Meaning:

              "woodsman or woods"
            • Description:

              The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman.
          • Harbor
            • Origin:

              Word name
            • Description:

              We've seen Haven take off as a nouveau girls' name; Harbor could follow in its wake.
          • Harlan
            • Origin:

              German and English
            • Meaning:

              "rocky land"
            • Description:

              Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers Ellison and Coben. After three decades off the US Top 1000, it reentered in 2013, maybe because it's an unusual example of the trendy class of two-syllable n-ending boys’ names. Kevin Harlan is an NFL, NBA, and college basketball announcer for TV and radio.
          • Henley
            • Origin:

              English
            • Meaning:

              "high meadow"
            • Description:

              The name of a British town on the Thames that hosts a famous regatta, so it could be an appropriate middle name for the son of boat-lovers.
          • Hesperus
            • Origin:

              Greek
            • Meaning:

              "evening, evening star"
            • Description:

              Hesperus or Hesperos is a figure in Greek mythology who is the personification of the Evening Star or Venus, the son of the dawn goddess Eos. There's a Longfellow poem about a tragic shipping voyage called The Wreck of the Hesperus. An archaic name that with the revival of many old mythological names might just have a chance at revival.
          • Indica
            • Origin:

              Latin
            • Meaning:

              "of India"
            • Description:

              The calming variety of marijuana, used as a baby name every year since 1992.
          • Lavinia
            • Origin:

              Latin, from ancient place name Lavinium
            • Description:

              Lavinia is a charmingly prim and proper Victorian-sounding name which actually dates back to classical mythology, where it was the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Aeneas, who was considered the mother of the Roman people.