Unique Baby Names

Now more than ever, parents are opting for more unique and rare baby names for their children. In current culture, it's more acceptable now for a child to have a unique or unusual name rather than conform to naming norms. According to our baby naming survey of over 400,000 parents, a majority said that they wanted to avoid the more popular baby names.

Unique baby names might include classic names from your family tree, surnames as first names, creative spellings of more popular names, names that combine two or more names, or names that are just outright created. Celebrities tend to lead the way in creative baby naming and can also influence baby naming culture and trends.

Top Unique Names

Here are some cool and unique baby names that we've curated from our user's favorite name lists. Check back, as we'll change this list as we discover more unusual names!

Unique Names for 2021

Check out this article on the Cool and Unique Names for 2021 by our founder, Jennifer Moss. These are curated names that are up and coming, but not on the top of the charts!

Related Podcast Episodes

The Baby Names Podcast deep dives into many name subjects and categories. There are many episodes that contain great name ideas that you might not find anywhere else. Here are a few:

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Baby Name Generator

To find super-unique name combos, why not try our Baby Names Generator to randomly choose names according to personality traits!

Unique Name Lists

If you're looking for more offbeat names for your baby, check out some of our hand-picked name lists. You will surely find many unique names to consider.