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468 Unique Baby Boy Names That Are Rare Beauties

Unique Baby Boy Names No One Has

Looking for some rare and unique baby boy names no one has? Then you’re in the right place. This is a list of unique baby boy names with meanings to help make your search a little easier.

For this list, I was trying to find unique but not weird boy names so that your little one won’t be the 3rd James or John in the class but will also have a name that you can pronounce and understand(because how exactly do you even say X Æ A-12 ). 

So what makes a baby name unique?

I’m sure we can all agree that name above is pretty unique but that doesn’t mean you’d want to name your baby that. I haven’t come across anybody that unique in all my years of teaching. 

For this list, I included some simple uncommon boy names that you don’t hear often as well as what I’d call some creative baby names. These are some classic boy-baby names with a twist like a variation in spelling or some that sound like a classic name but it’s slightly different like Hasper. 


I also looked to boy names from different cultures and countries to give a better mix of unique boy names from a-z. 

Most popular baby name lists take their inspiration from trending baby names that make the top 100 list each year. 

For this list of rare boy names, I wanted to do the opposite and look at baby boy names that arent’ overused.

This list contains mostly those boy names that weren’t anywhere near the top 100 names, instead, we looked to those names on the top 1000 or beyond on the Social Security Administration lists of popular baby names throughout the years. 

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Unique Baby Boy Names with Meanings

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Abbott

Abbott – is an uncommon Old English boy name that means ‘father’ or ‘priest’

Ace

Ace – is a cool boy with a classic yet contemporary feel that means ‘one’ or ‘unity’ and is derived from Latin

Achilles

Achilles –  this cute and uncommon boy name is Greek and it’s meaning is ‘pain’ or ‘distress 

Adonis

Adonis – is a strong Greek boy name meaning ‘Lord’

Adriel

Adriel – this rare boy name is of Hebrew origin and means ‘my  help is God’ 

Aiden

Aiden – has Irish origins and means “fiery one”. Perfect for a rambunctious little bundle of joy!

Alaric

Alaric – this very uncommon boy name means ‘noble ruler’ and lends itself to the nickname Ric and has (German origins)

Alder

Alder – is a Middle English name that means ‘ancient’’ or ‘noble’

Alejandro

Alejandro – is a Spanish boy name meaning ‘defender of man’ 

Alessio

Alessio – is a very rare boy name that has roots in Italian and Greek and means ‘defender’ or ‘protector’

Ambrose

Ambrose – is an old boy name that has English and Latin roots meaning ‘immortal’ or ‘divine’

Amos 

Amos – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘to carry’ or ‘borne by God’

Anson

Anson – is an English baby name you don’t hear very much and it  means ‘son of the divine 

Alvin

Alvin – is a classic American baby name meaning ‘noble friend’

Amias

Amias – this unique boy name is of Latin origin and its meaning is  ‘loved’ 

Anakin

Anakin – is an American fictional character boy name meaning ‘warrior’ created by filmmaker George Lucas for Star Wars film franchise

Andreas

Andreas – this boy name has Greek origins and its meaning is ‘manly’ and ‘brave’ and gives us a twist on a classic name like Andrew 

Ansel

Ansel – this German vintage boy name means ‘God’s protection’

Anouk

Anouk – is a Slavic and French unisex baby name that means ‘bear’. How cute! 

Apollo

Apollo – is another Greek boy name, this one’s meaning is  ‘manly beauty’ 

Aquilla

Aquilla – is an usual boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘eagle’

Aris

Aris – is a handsome and rare baby boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘best’ or ‘noblest’ 

Arius

Arius – is a gender-neutral name of Greek origin meaning ‘immortal’

Arlen

Arlen – is a handsome and unique Gaelic boy name meaning ‘pledge’ or ‘oath’

Armand

Armand – is a French boy name that means ‘soldier’ or ‘warrior’

Arnav

Arnav – is a Hindu name of Indian origin meaning ‘ocean’

Atlas

Atlas – this Greek baby name means ‘enduring’ 

Athan

Athan – is a Greek boy name meaning ‘eternal life’ or ‘immortal’. It’s a variant of the name Athanasios 

Augustus

Augustus – is another old-timey boy name and this one means ‘great’ or ‘magnificent’ and has Latin origins

Aurelius

Aurelius – this very rare boy name is Latin and means ‘the golden one’ 

Axel

Axel – is a boy name of Scandinavian origin that means ‘father of peace’

Azariah

Azariah – this cute Hebrew boy name means ‘helped by God’ 

Aziel

Aziel – Hebrew origin meaning ‘flower’

B

Baden

Baden – this German baby name’s meaning is ‘son of Bade’

Bayu

Bayu – is an Indonesian name meaning ‘wind’

Beckham

Beckham – this Old English boy name is cute and sweet and it means ‘pickaxe homestead’ 

Beckett

Beckett – is an English boy name that means ‘beehive, bee cottage’ or ‘little brook’

Bennett

Bennett –  is a cute and rare English boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘blessed’ 

Bentley

Bentley – this Old English name’s meaning is ‘grass meadow’ or ‘woodland clearing’

Bertram

Bertram – is a German name that includes words meaning ‘bright’ and ‘raven’  

Bode

Bode – is a Dutch and German origin name meaning ‘messenger’

Bodhi

Bodhi – is a rare name no one uses much, it’s a  Hindu boy name with Sanskrit roots meaning ‘awakened’ or ‘enlightened 

Brantley

Brantley – this Old English and Norse name means ‘sword’ or ‘fiery torch’

Brayden

Brayden – has English and Irish origin, meaning ‘brave’, ‘salmon’ or ‘one who lives near the broad valley’ 

Braylon

Braylon – is an American baby name that’s a more recent invention so it doesn’t have a traditional meaning, however, it’s root Bray can mean ‘brick layer’ or ‘borderland’ 

Braxley

Braxley – is another American invented boy name that’s uncommon and doesn’t have a meaning in itself but could mean ‘Brock’s field’ if you’re looking at the 2 syllables on their own

Braxton 

Braxton – this Old English name’s meaning is   ‘Brock’s town’

Byron

Byron – is another Old English name that’s quite rare for boys and it’s meaning is ‘byre or cowshed’ 

Bryson

Bryson – is a cute English name  meaning ‘son of a nobleman’

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Cairo

Cairo -is a cool and rare boy name of  Arabic origin meaning ‘victorious’

Callum

Callum – this cute and uncommon Scottish boy name means ‘dove’  

Calvin

Calvin – is a French boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘little bald one’ 

Camden

Camden –  has Irish and Scottish origins and means ‘winding valley’ or ‘enclosed valley’

Cashton

Cashton – is a unique boy name you’ve never heard before, it’s an  English boy name meaning ‘town surrounded by trees’ 

Casper

Casper –  is a Persian name for boys meaning ‘bringer of treasure’

Caspian

Caspian – has a classic ring to it, this boy name is English  and it means  ‘from the Caspian Sea’

Caysen

Caysen – is an English origin name  that’s a variant of Kason which means ‘untainted’

Cedric

Cedric -has Old English and Celtic origin meaning ‘ kindly and loved ‘ or ‘bounty’ 

Chandler

Chandler – is a French boy name you probably don’t hear much (other than on Friends)  meaning ‘candle maker’ 

Chase

Chase – is another  French boy name, this one’s  meaning is ‘to hunt 

Cillian

Cillian – is a cool Irish name meaning ‘war strife’ or ‘church’

Coen

Coen – is a Germanic variant of the name ‘Conrad’  meaning ‘bold advisor’

Colm

Colm – Irish boy name meaning ‘dove’ 

Colt

Colt – American country boy name meaning ‘young horse’

Conan

Conan –  is a boy name of Celtic origin that means ‘little wolf’

Conroy

Conroy – Irish name, ‘wise advisor’

Corbyn

Corbyn – Old French derived from Corbin, meaning ‘a raven

Cormac

Cormac – Irish name, ‘charioteer’ or ‘impure son’

Cruz

Cruz – this Spanish baby name means ‘holy cross’ 

Cyrus

Cyrus – this cute Persian name means ‘Sun’ or ‘One who bestows care’

Cyprus

Cyprus – is a unique Biblical boy name meaning ‘fair’ or ‘fairness’

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Dalon

Dalon – this Irish boy name means ‘blind’ 

Dakota

Dakota –  this unisex name means ‘ friend’ and is of Native American origin

Darien

Darien – is a boy name of Greek origin meaning ‘gift’ or Persian for ‘possessor of good’ 

Dario

Dario – is a cool Persian boy name meaning ‘possing goodness’ 

Darius

Darius – this strong Persian name’s meaning is  ‘rich and kingly’ 

Davian

Davian –  is an English baby name meaning ‘beloved’

Dean

Dean –  is a classic English boy name meaning ‘from the valley’ 

Dechan

Dechan –  has multiple origins and meanings, in Tibetan the name meaning is ‘great bliss’ or it can be an Indian name meaning ‘ health and happiness’

Declan

Declan – this handsome Irish boy name means ‘man of prayer’ or ‘full of goodness’ 

Desmond

Desmond – is an English boy name meaning ‘gracious protector’ or Irish place name meaning ‘from the south Munster’

Dewei

Dewei – is a Chinese name meaning ‘highly noble’

Dover

Dover – is a cute Welsh male name origin meaning ‘water’ 

Draymond

Draymond – is a rare African American boy name meaning ‘manly’ or ‘counsel protection’ 

Drayson

Drayson – is an English boy name meaning ‘one who has good manners’ 

Dru

Dru – Old French name meaning ‘man, warrior, wise or loved one’ 

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Eason

Eason – this is a Scottish boy name meaning ‘son of Adam’ 

Eddard

Eddard – this Old English name means ‘guardian of the riches’ 

Edison

Edison – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘son of Edward’ 

Elvis

Elvis – is another English boy name, it’s  meaning is ‘elf wise friend’ 

Embry

Embry – is a gender-neutral English baby name meaning ‘work ruler’ 

Ernest

Ernest – this strong German name’s meaning is  ‘serious, warrior’ 

Emerson

Emerson – English baby name meaning ‘brave and powerful’ 

Emilio

Emilio – cute Italian boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘to excel or rival’ 

Emmett

Emmett – has Hebrew, English, and German origins meaning ‘universal’ 

Ephraim

Ephraim – this rare Hebrew boy name means ‘fruitful’ or ‘productive’ 

Ervin

Ervin – is an English baby name meaning ‘friend’ or Scottish name meaning ‘beautiful’ 

Esler

Esler –  is very rare boy name that’s of German origin meaning ‘keeper of mules’ 

Eugene

Eugene – handsome Greek boy name meaning ‘noble’ or ‘well born’ 

Evander

Evander – rare Scottish boy name meaning ‘bow warrior’ or ‘strong man’ or Greek ‘good man’ 

Everett

Everett –  is a beautiful English boy name with German roots meaning ‘strong as wild boar’ 

Ezekiel

Ezekiel – this Hebrew boy name’s  meaning is ‘God’s strength’ 

Ezra

Ezra – is a Biblical Hebrew boy name meaning ‘help’ or ‘helper’ 

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Felix

Felix – Latin male name meaning ‘lucky’ or ‘happy’

Ferris

Ferris – this unique old fashioned boy name is Irish means ‘rock’ 

Finn

Finn – is an Irish name meaning ‘white’ or ‘fair’ 

Finlay

Finlay – is another Irish boy name meaning ‘fair’

Fionan

Fionan –  is also an Irish boy name meaning ‘fair’ 

Flint

Flint – this short and cute  English boy name means ‘stream’ 

Flanagan

Flanagan – is an Irish boy name meaning ‘red’ or ‘ruddy’ 

Ford

Ford –  this short and sweet English name’s  meaning is ‘river crossing’ 

Forrest

Forrest –  comes from Old French and it means ‘forest’ 

Francisco

Francisco – is of Latin origin and its meaning is  ‘free man’ 

Franco

Franco – this rare handsome boy name comes from Spain and Italy and means ‘freedom’ 

Frazer

Frazer –  is a Scottish boy name meaning ‘of the forest men’ 

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Gannon

Gannon – Irish name meaning ‘fair skinned’ 

Garrison

Garrison – a British name meaning ‘stronghold’ or English for ‘son fo Gerald’ 

Garth

Garth –  is an English place name meaning ‘garden’ 

Gaston

Gaston – is a classic French boy name meaning ‘guest’ or ‘foreigner 

Gatlin

Gatlin – comes from Old English and its meaning is ‘familiar’ or ‘companion’ 

Gavin

Gavin – is a cute Celtic boy  name meaning ‘white hawk’ 

Gianni

Gianni – is a unique Italian boy name meaning ‘God is gracious’ 

Gideon

Gideon – is a biblical Hebrew boy name meaning ‘hewer’ 

Geoffrey

Geoffrey  – is a German boy name meaning ‘divine peace’ 

Gerard

Gerard – is an English boy name meaning ‘hard or bold spear’ 

Grady

Grady – Irish boy name meaning ‘noble’ 

Granger

Granger – this occupational surname with French and English origins means ‘farm bailiff’ 

Griffin

Griffin – is a Welsh boy name meaning ‘strong in faith’ 

Gunnar

Gunnar – comes from Old Norse and means ‘fighter or ‘soldier 

Gunther

Gunther – is a strong German boy name meaning ‘battle warrior’ 

Gus

Gus – this short and cute English boy name means ‘great, majestic’ 

Guthrie

Guthrie – is a  Scottish place name meaning ‘windy place’ 

Gyles

Gyles – Gaelic baby name meaning ‘servant’ or Greek name meaning ‘young goat’ 

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Hamish

Hamish – boy name of Scottish origin meaning ‘supplanter’ 

Harley

Harley – unisex Old English name meaning ‘hare’s meadow’ 

Harmen

Harmen – handsome French boy name meaning ‘soldier’ 

Hasper

Hasper – is a classic German name with a twist meaning ‘man from Hasperde’ 

Hayden

Hayden – cute Old English baby boy name meaning ‘hay field’ 

Hanzo

Hanzo – is a Japanese boy name meaning ‘half’ and ‘to hid’ 

Harrison

Harrison – is a German boy name meaning ‘home ruler’ 

Hayes

Hayes – is an Old English name meaning ‘hedged area’ or Irish name meaning ‘fire’ 

Heath

Heath – this Old English name for boys means ‘one who lives by the moor’ 

Hector

Hector – has English, French, Spanish and Scottish origins and means ‘ steadfast’ or ‘to restrain’ 

Henley

Henley –  this gender-neutral English name means ‘high field’ 

Hermes

Hermes – is the Greek God known for ‘speed’ and ‘luck’ 

Hiram

Hiram – this Hebrew boy name’s meaning is  ‘exalted brother’ 

Hiro

Hiro – is a Japanese boy name meaning ‘abundant’ or ‘generous’ 

Hogan

Hogan – Irish boy  name meaning ‘young warrior’ 

Holden

Holden – English boy  name meaning ‘from the hollow in the valley’ 

Homer

Homer – this Greek boy name means ‘security’ or ‘pledge’ 

Hoyt

Hoyt – English surname for ‘one who lives atop the hill’ or Old Norse ‘spirit, soul’ 

Huck

Huck – is a literary American boy name meaning ‘huckleberry’ 

Hudson

Hudson – is a classic English rare boy name meaning ‘son of Hudde’

Hugo

Hugo –  this German boy name means ‘bright in mind and spirit’ 

Hunter

Hunter – is an English occupational surname meaning ‘one who hunts’ 

Hutton

Hutton – Scottish and English boy name meaning ‘ridge settlement or enclosure’ 


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Iago

Iago – Spanish, Welsh, and Hebrew origin, meaning ‘he who supplants’ or ‘supplanter’

Idris

Idris – Welsh and Arabic name, meaning ‘interpreter’ or ‘prophet’ or ‘fiery leader’

Iker

Iker – is a rare baby boy name of  Basque origin, meaning ‘visitor’ or ‘visitation’

Ilan

Ilan – this boy name is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘tree’ 

Inigo

Inigo – is Spanish and  Basque in origin, it means ‘fiery’

Irvin

Irvin – this boy name is of Gaelic origin, and its meaning is ‘green’ or ‘fresh water’

Ishaan

Ishaan – this unique boy name of Hindu and Sanskrit origin means ‘son’ or ‘lord of wealth’ or ‘master’

Isaiah

Isaiah – Hebrew origin boy name meaning ‘Salvation of God’’

Ismael

Ismael – is another Hebrew origin name meaning ‘God will listen’

Ivan

Ivan – Slavic origin, meaning ‘God is merciful’

Iver

Iver – this cool Old Norse name’s meaning is ‘archer’ or ‘bow warrior’

Izar

Izar – is Basque origin and its meaning is ‘star’

Jabari

Jabari – is a boy name of Swahili origin meaning ‘valiant’ or ‘brave one’ and ‘ruler’

Jael

Jael – male name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘mountain goat’

Jagger

Jagger – comes from Middle English and it means ‘one who cuts’ or ‘carter’

Jakai

Jakai – is a  modern English invented name with no known meaning 

Jamel

Jamel – cute boy name of Arabic origin, meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’ or ‘grace’

Janson

Janson – is a cute Scandinavian boy  name meaning ‘son of Jan’ 

Jareth

Jareth – is a very rare English baby name with unknown meaning

Jarrett

Jarrett – is a strong German boy name meaning ‘spear strength’ 

Jase

Jase – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘healer’ or ‘the Lord is salvation 

Jasper

Jasper – male baby name meaning ‘bringer of treasure’ and is of Persian origin

Javier

Javier – has Portuguese and Spanish origins and means ‘bright’ 

Jaylen

Jaylen – is a cute unisex baby name meaning ‘tranquil’ or ‘healer’ and is an American name

Jed

Jed – this Hebrew baby name means ‘strength of the Lord’ 

Jedidiah

Jedidiah – if you’re looking for rare boy names in the bible try this Hebrew boy name meaning ‘beloved of the Lord’ 

Jeven

Jeven – this boy name  has roots in Sanskrit meaning ‘to give life’ or Hebrew name meaning ‘son of Japheth’

Jerome

Jerome – is a handsome Greek boy name meaning ‘sacred name’

Jhett

Jhett – if you want a modern and unique boy name try this American name meaning ‘wild spirit’ 

Joaquin

Joaquin – is a Spanish boy name meaning ‘God will judge’

Joel

Joel – this Hebrew boy name means ‘Jehovah is God’ 

Jorian

Jorian – is a handsome Scandinavian boy name meaning ‘farmer’ 

Josiah

Josiah – is a cute Hebrew baby boy name meaning ‘God has healed’ 

Jovanni

Jovanni – beautiful Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God is gracious’ 

Jovi

Jovi – has Hebrew and Latin roots and means ‘Father of the sky’ 

Jude

Jude – is a Hebrew baby boy name meaning ‘praised’ 

Julius

Julius – Greek boy name meaning ‘downy-bearded’ 

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Kai

Kai – multiple origins unisex baby name – in Hawaiian it means ‘sea’, Greek roots for ‘keeper of the keys, Earth’ 

Kade

Kade – American boy  name meaning ‘sturdy’ or Scottish name meaning ‘from the wetlands’ 

Kadon

Kadon – Scottish boy name meaning ‘from the wetlands’ or ‘companion’

Kalen

Kalen – Irish boy name meaning ‘slender or thin’  

Kapono

Kapono –  is a unique Hawaiian boy name meaning ‘good and righteous’ 

Kasper

Kasper – is a classic boy name with a twist, it’s of Polish origin and means ‘keeper of the treasure’ 

Keanu

Keanu – is a beautiful rare Hawaiian boy name meaning ‘cool breeze’ 

Keegan

Keegan – Irish boy name meaning ‘son of the fiery one’ 

Keenan

Keenan – handsome Irish boy name meaning ‘little ancient one’ 

Kellen

Kellen – has Irish and German roots and means ‘slender, ‘bright headed’, ‘mighty warrior’, or ‘powerful’

Kelso

Kelso – is a Scottish boy name meaning ‘chalk ridge’ 

Kian

Kian – Irish boy name meaning ‘ancient’ 

Kieran

Kieran – is a Gaelic and Irish boy name meaning ‘little dark one’ or ‘black haired’ 

Killian

Killian – Irish boy name meaning ‘little church’ or ‘bright headed’ 

Kipp

Kipp – this short and cute English boy name means ‘pointed hill’ 

Kiran

Kiran – is an Indian baby name meaning ‘ray of light’ 

Knox

Knox – is a cool boy name of Scottish origin meaning ‘round hill’ 

Korbin

Korbin – has German, Portuguese, English, French and Spanish origins and means ‘raven’ or ‘steep hill’ 

Kylan

Kylan – Gaelic boy name meaning ‘narrow or straight’ 

Kyler

Kyler – is a cute and unique boy name of Danish origin meaning ‘archer’ or ‘bowman’ 

Kyril

Kyril – is a Greek boy name meaning ‘Lordly’ 

Kyro

Kyro – is a unisex name of Arabic origin meaning ‘victorious one’ 


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Lachlan

Lachlan – beautiful boy name of  Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning ‘from the land of lakes’

Lance

Lance – is a French, German, and  English baby boy name that can mean ‘servant’ or ‘land’

Lando

Lando – this cool and rare Italian boy name is of German origin and means ‘land’ or ‘long hill’

Landry

Landry – is a boy name of French and English origin meaning ‘ruler’ 

Lathan

Lathan – is a handsome British name that means ‘from Layton’ or ‘barn’ or ‘farm’

Laurent 

Laurent – is a French boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘the bright one’ or ‘shining one’ 

Lawson

Lawson – English boy name meaning ‘son of Lawrence’ 

Lazarus

Lazarus – boy name of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘God has helped’ derived from the roots of the Hebrew name Eleazar

Leafar

Leafar – this name is of Hebrew origin and it means ‘God has healed’

Leander

Leander – is a boy name of Greek origin with the meaning ‘lion man’

Leif

Leif – is a short and cute name of Scandinavian origin, meaning ‘heir, descendant’

Leland

Leland – comes from Old English and means ‘meadow land’

Leyton

Leyton – unisex English baby name meaning ‘from the town by the meadow’ 

Link

Link – is a unique English boy name meaning ‘town by the water’ 

Linkin

Linkin – English origin, meaning ‘lake, pool’

Linus

Linus – is an uncommon Greek name meaning ‘flax’ or ‘flaxen hair’

Lijah

Lijah – is of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘bringer of good news’ 

Logan

Logan – this Scottish boy name means ‘little hollow’ 

Luca

Luca – this cute English boy name means ‘bringer of light’ 

Ludo

Ludo – is of German origin, meaning ‘famous fighter’

Lydian

Lydian – is the masculine form of Greek name ‘Lydia’ meaning ‘from Lydia’ 

Lyle

Lyle – French, Scottish, and English origin, meaning ‘from the island’

M

Mackinley

Mackinley – this Gaelic boy name means ‘son of the white warrior’ 

Maddox

Maddox – Welsh origin, meaning ‘son of Madoc’ or ‘benefactors’ son’  it’s a powerful masculine name

Makai

Makai – is a cute Hebrew boy name meaning ‘who is like God?’ 

Malachi

Malachi – handsome boy name of Hebrew origin, meaning ‘messenger of God’ or ‘my angel’

Malik

Malik – this cool African boy name means ‘king’ 

Malone

Malone – is an Irish male name meaning ‘descendent of the devotee of Saint John’ 

Manny

Manny – Spanish boy name meaning ‘God is with us’

Marcellus

Marcellus – rare handsome boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘young warrior’

Marco

Marco – is a boy name of Italian and Spanish origin meaning ‘warlike’ 

Marcus

Marcus – is a name that has origins in ancient Rome and means ‘dedicated to Mars’ 

Marlon

Marlon – has English and Old French origin and means ‘little hawk’ 

Marius

Marius – is a boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘manly’ or ‘dedicated to Mars’ 

Matthias

Matthias – is a Welsh baby boy name meaning ‘gift of God’

Maurice

Maurice – is a French boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘dark-skinned’ or ‘moorish’ 

Maynard

Maynard – English and French origin, meaning ‘strength’ or ‘brave’

Mercer

Mercer – is an occupational name from Middle English meaning ‘storekeeper’ 

Merritt

Merritt – is an Old English name meaning ‘boundary gate’ 

Micah

Micah – Hebrew origin, meaning ‘who is like God’ It is a biblical name that is growing in popularity

Midas

Midas – is a Greek boy name referring to the king whose touch turned everything into gold 

Miko

Miko – has Hebrew roots and means ‘who is like God?’ or Japanese name meaning ‘child of God’ 

Miller

Miller – is a British occupational name meaning ‘one who grinds grain’ 

Mitchell

Mitchell – this Hebrew boy name means ‘gift from God’ 

Murtagh

Murtagh – is a Scottish and Gaelic baby name meaning ‘protector of the sea’ 

Mordecai

Mordecai – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘warrior’ 

Monty

Monty – has multiple meanings and origins, one example is French origin meaning ‘mountain’

Morgan 

Morgan – Welsh baby name meaning ‘sea chief’ 

Morly

Morly – is an English place name meaning ‘from the meadow on the moor’ 

Morris

Morris – is an English baby name meaning ‘dark-skinned’ 

Mortimer

Mortimer – is a French baby name meaning ‘dead sea’ 

Munroe

Munroe – is an Irish baby name meaning ‘from the mouth of the river Rotha’

Myles

Myles –  has English origins meaning ‘soldier’ or ‘merciful’, it is also a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘gift from God’ 

Mylo

Mylo – has German, English, and French roots and means ‘gracious’, ‘pleasant’ or ‘soldier’ 

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Naren

Naren – is a Sanskrit boy name meaning ‘superior man’ 

Nash

Nash – is an English boy name meaning ‘dweller by the ash tree’ 

Nate

Nate – is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘to give’ 

Naveen

Naveen – is an Indian baby name meaning ‘new’ 

Navy

Navy – is a unisex English baby name meaning ‘fleet of ships’ 

Neil

Neil – is a strong Irish boy name meaning ‘champion’, ‘cloud’, or ‘passionate’ 

Neo

Neo – is a boy name with Greek and Latin origins meaning ‘new’ or ‘gift’ 

Nathaniel

Nathaniel – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘gift of God’ 

Nevin

Nevin – is an Irish and Gaelic boy name meaning ‘holy’ 

Niko

Niko – has English and Greek roots meaning ‘victory of the people 

Niles

Niles – has multiple meanings and origins including Scandinavian, English, and Irish and it can mean ‘son of Neil’, ‘passionate’, or ‘champion’ 

Nirvan

Nirvan – is a Sanskrit boy name meaning ‘bliss’ 

Nolan

Nolan – is an Irish boy name meaning ‘champion’ or ‘child of nobility’

Noland 

Noland – is an Irish baby boy name meaning ‘renowned’, ‘champion’ or ‘noble’ 

Norris

Norris – is a French male name that means ‘northerner’ 

Nova

Nova – is a unisex baby name with Latin origins meaning ‘new’ 

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Oberyn

Oberyn – is a French boy name meaning ‘obedient or English literary name of ‘the kind of fairies’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Obi

Obi –  is a cute African boy name meaning ‘heart’ 

Octavius

Octavius – is a baby name with Latin roots meaning ‘eighth born’ 

Odhran

Odhran – is a boy name of Irish origin that means ‘little pale green one’ 

Omari

Omari – is a Swahili boy  name meaning ‘God is highest’ 

Onyx

Onyx – is a gender-neutral name meaning ‘black gemstone’ (English origin) or ‘nail/claw’ (Greek origin)

Orion

Orion – is a Greek boy name meaning ‘rising in the sky’ 

Orrin

Orrin – is a male name of Irish origin that means ‘light and pale’ 

Orson

Orson – is a cute boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘bear cub’ 

Osiris

Osiris – is an Egyptian boy name meaning ‘God of the dead’ 

Osvaldo

Osvaldo – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘God’s power’ 

Otis

Otis – is a German baby name meaning ‘wealthy’ or ‘son of Otto’ 

Otto

Otto –  is a German boy name meaning ‘wealthy and prosperity’ 

Ozias

Ozias – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘strength from the Lord’ 

P

Palmer

Palmer – is an English boy name meaning ‘pilgrim’ or Latin meaning ‘palm tree’ 

Parker

Parker – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘keeper of the park’ or ‘cultivated land’ 

Pascal

Pascal – is a French and Hebrew boy name meaning ‘of the Passover’ or ‘born on Easter day’ 

Paxton

Paxton – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘peaceful settlement’ , it could be the perfect rare boy name for 2021!

Payson

Payson – is an English boy name meaning ‘son of peace’ 

Percy

Percy – is an Old French name for boys meaning ‘one who pierces the valley’ 

Perry

Perry – this cute English boy name means ‘pear tree’ 

Peyton

Peyton –  is an Irish boy name meaning ‘noble’ ‘patrician’ or ‘fighting man’s estate’ 

Pharrell

Pharrell – this boy name is of Irish and Gaelic origin and means ‘a heroic superior man’ 

Phineas

Phineas – is a Hebrew baby boy name meaning ‘oracle’ or ‘serpent’s mouth’ 

Pierce

Pierce – is an English boy name that means ‘son of Piers’ or ‘rock’ (Greek) 

Pierre

Pierre – is a French boy name with Greek roots meaning ‘rock’ or ‘stone’ 

Pip

Pip – this Greek baby name means ‘lover of horses’ 

Porter

Porter  – is an occupational boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘gatekeeper’ 

Presley

Presley – is an English baby name that means ‘from the priest’s meadow’ 

Preston

Preston – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘priest’s town’ 

Psalm

Psalm – is a unisex English baby name meaning ‘to pluck’ (as in a harp) or ‘song’ (Hebrew)

Q

Qasim

Qasim – is an Arabic and Persian boy  name meaning ‘one who gives’ or ‘one who is generous’ 

Quaid

Quaid – is an African American boy name meaning ‘Son of Uad’ or Arabic  meaning ‘leader’ 

Quan

Quan – this Vietnamese boy name means ‘army man’ 

Quentin

Quentin – is a boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘fifth born’ 

Quincy

Quincy –  is a variation of the above Latin boy name  meaning ‘fifth born’ 

Quinlan

Quinlan – is an Irish boy name meaning ‘fit, strong and shapely’ 

Quinn

Quinn – is a unisex Irish baby name meaning ‘wise’ 

R

Reagan

Raegan – is an Irish unisex baby name meaning ‘little king’ or ‘descended from kings’

Rafael

Rafael – is a handsome Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God has healed’ 

Ragnar

Ragnar – is a strong male Old Norse name that means ‘army counsel’ 

Rainer

Rainer – this strong German boy name means ‘wise warrior’ or ‘strong councelor’

Randall

Randall – is an English and German boy name that means ‘shield wolf’ 

Ranger

Ranger – is a French boy name that’s an occupational name meaning ‘guardian or protector of the forest’  

Ramsey

Ramsey – is an Old English place name meaning ‘garlic island’ or ‘low lying land’ 

Reed

Reed – is an English baby name meaning ‘red haired’ 

Reginald (Reggie)

Reginald – is an English boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘king’ or ‘counsel power’

Rehan

Rehan – is an Islamic boy name meaning ‘king’ or ‘sweet basil’ 

Reign

Reign – is a modern English baby name meaning ‘rule’ or ‘sovereign 

Remy

Remy – is a cute French baby name meaning ‘oarsman’ 

Ren

Ren – is a gender-neutral Japanese baby name meaning ‘lotus’ 

Reuben

Reuben – is a Hebrew boy name that means ‘behold, a son’ 

Rhett

Rhett – is a Dutch and English boy name meaning ‘advice’ or ‘counsel’ 

Rhysand

Rhysand – is a unique boy name of Welsh origin meaning ‘ardor’ or ‘passion’ 

Rhys

Rhys – is another Welsh boy name and this one means ‘enthusiasm’ 

Rian

Rian – is a cute Irish boy name meaning ‘little king’ 

Ridley

Ridley – is an Old English name meaning ‘reed clearing or meadow’ 

Riggs

Riggs – was traditionally an English surname meaning ‘one who dwells near the ridge’

River

River – this cute unisex nature baby name means ‘stream of water that flows to the sea’ 

Roark

Roark – this strong Irish boy name means ‘champion’, ‘illustrious and ‘mighty’ 

Robin

Robin – is an English boy name that means ‘bright fame’ 

Rogan

Rogan – is a cute Irish boy name meaning ‘redhead’ 

Rohan

Rohan – is both an Irish and Sanskrit name meaning ‘red haired’ or ‘ascending 

Roland

Roland – is a German boy name that means ‘famous throughout the land’ or ‘renowned land’

Roman

Roman – has multiple meanings and origins, in Hebrew it means ‘strong, powerful 

Romeo

Romeo – is an Italian boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘pilgrim to Rome’ 

Ronaldo

Ronaldo – is a cute rare Latino boy name meaning ‘rules with counsel’ 

Ronan

Ronan – this cute Irish boy  name means ‘little seal’ 

Roscoe

Roscoe – is an Old Norse boy name meaning ‘deer forest’ 

Ross

Ross – is a Scottish place name meaning ‘peninsula’ ‘headland’ or ‘cape’ 

Rowan

Rowan – is a unisex Scottish baby name that means ‘rowan tree’ or ‘little redhead’ 

Royce

Royce – has English, French and German origins and can mean ‘famous, ‘son of the king’ or ‘royal’ 

Rudra

Rudra – is a Hindu boy name with Sanskrit roots meaning ‘roarer’ or ‘howler’ or ‘one who drives away evil’
 

Rufus

Rufus – is a boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘red’haired’ 

Rupert

Rupert – is an Old High German boy name that means ‘fame bright’ 

Russ

Russ – is a French baby name meaning ‘little red one’ 

Ryder

Ryder – is an English gender-friendly baby name that means ‘mounted warrior’ or ‘knight’ 

Ryker

Ryker – is a cool unusual boy name of German origin that means ‘rich or ‘brave power’ 

S

Sachin

Sachin – is a boy name that comes from Sanskrit and means ‘pure’

Salem 

Salem – is a unisex Hebrew name meaning ‘safe’ or ‘’peace’ 

Samson

Samson – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘sun child’ 

Sacha

Sacha – is an ancient Greek baby name meaning ‘defending men’ 

Sawyer

Sawyer – is an English occupational name meaning ‘woodcutter’ 

Saxton

Saxton – is a German baby name meaning ‘swordsman’ 

Sergio

Sergio – is an Italian boy name that means ‘servant’ 

Seymour

Seymour – is an English boy name meaning ‘marshy land near the sea’ 

Sheldon

Sheldon – is an English boy name meaning ‘steep valley’ 

Shalom

Shalom – is a Hebrew baby name meaning ‘peace’ 

Shamus

Shamus – is an Irish boy name that means ‘he who supplants’ 

Shane

Shane –  this Irish boy name means ‘God is gracious’ 

Shepherd

Shepherd –  is an English occupational name meaning ‘sheep herder  and would make a great rare boy name starting with s

Sherman

Sherman – is an English occupational name meaning ‘cloth cutter’

Slater 

Slater – is a Medival English occupational name meaning ‘maker of slates’ 

Sloane

Sloane – is a cool Irish boy name that means ‘man of arms’ or ‘warrior’ 

Silas

Silas – is an English boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘woods’ or ‘forest’ 

Soren

Soren – is a Danish and Scandinavian boy name meaning ‘stern’ or ‘strict’ 

Steele

Steele – is a strong English baby name meaning ‘hard, durable’ or ‘like steele’  and is one of those unique boy names no one has

Stewart

Stewart – is an Old English occupational name meaning ‘steward’ or ‘home guardian’ 

Styles

Styles –  is an Old English boy name meaning ‘stile’ or ‘steep hill’ 

Stryker

Stryker –  is a cool unique baby boy name of Danish origin that means ‘tester’ or ‘traveling worker’ 

Sullivan

Sullivan – is an Irish boy name meaning ‘dark-eyed’ 

Sylvan

Sylvan – is a boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘man of the woods’ 

Sylvester

Sylvester  – is an English boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘of the forest’

Taggart

Taggart – is a Scottish and Irish name meaning ‘son of the priest’

Taj

Taj – is an Indian boy name meaning ‘crown’ 

Tanner

Tanner – is an English occupational name meaning ‘leather maker’  

Tao

Tao – is a unisex Chinese baby name that can mean ‘long life’ or ‘peach’

Tariq

Tariq – is an Arabic boy name that means ‘visitor’ or ‘morning star’ 

Tatum

Tatum – is a cute English boy name that means ‘brings joy’ 

Tayden

Tayden – is an American and Australian invented boy name (combing Taylor and Aiden) 

Teagan

Teagan – is an Irish name meaning ‘little poet’

Terrence 

Terrence – has American, Irish, and Latin origins and means ‘smooth’, ‘tender’ or ‘good and gracious’ 

Thatcher

Thatcher – is a unique rustic boy name that’s an English occupational name meaning ‘roof maker’ 

Theon

Theon – is a Greek boy name that means ‘godly’ 

Tiago

Tiago – is a rare Spanish boy name meaning ‘God may protect’ 

Timothy

Timothy – is a cute Greek boy name meaning ‘honoring God’ 

Titus

Titus – has Latin and Greek roots and can mean ‘title of honor’ or ‘titan’ 

Tobias

Tobias – is a Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God is good’ 

Tobin

Tobin – this Hebrew baby name means ‘God is good’

Topher

Topher – is a Greek boy name meaning ‘bearer of Christ’  

Travis

Travis – is an English boy name meaning ‘crossing’ or ‘crossroad’ 

Treyton

Treyton – is an American baby boy name meaning ‘third born’ or ‘town near the trees’ 

Tripp

Tripp – is an American boy name meaning ‘third’ or ‘traveller’ 

Troy

Troy – is an Irish and Gaelic baby name meaning ‘foot soldier’ 

Thanasis

Thanasis –  is another Greek boy name meaning ‘eternal life’ or ‘immortal’. It’s also a variant of the name Athanasios 

Tucker

Tucker –  is a Middle English boy name that’s an occupational name meaning ‘tailor’ or ‘fabric pleater’ 

Turner

Turner –  is an English occupational name that means ‘wood-worker’ or “works with a lathe”

Ty

Ty – is a unisex American name meaning ‘Eoghan’s land’

Tyreese

Tyreese – is an African boy name meaning ‘enthusiastic’ 

Tyrion

Tyrion – is a boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘rock’ 

Tyron

Tyron – is a Celtic baby name that means ‘land of Eoghan’

Tyson

Tyson – has roots in English and Old French and can mean ‘firebrand’ or ‘son of Tye’

U

Uilliam

Uilliam – has German and English origins and means ‘resolute defender’ 

Ulysses

Ulysses – has Greek and Latin roots and means ‘wrathful’ 

Uriah

Uriah – is a Hebrew boy name that means ‘my light is God’

Urias

Urias – this Hebrew baby boy name means ‘my light is Jehovah’  

Uriel

Uriel – this Hebrew boy name means ‘angel of light’ 

Urijah

Urijah – is a Hebrew male name meaning ‘God is my light’ 

Uthman

Uthman – is an unusual boy name of Arabic origin that means ‘intuitive’, ‘wise’ and ‘powerful’ 

V

Valentino

Valentino – is an Italian boy name with Latin roots meaning ‘healthy and strong’  and a perfect uncommon boy name starting with v

Vance

Vance – this is an Old English boy name that means ‘someone who lives near the marshlands’ 

Vardan

Vardan – is a cute French boy name meaning ‘from the green hill’

Varun

Varun – is a Hindu boy name meaning ‘god of water’ 

Vaughn

Vaughn – is a Welsh boy name that means ‘small’ or ‘little’  

Vernon

Vernon – is an English boy name meaning ‘alder tree or grove’ 

Viggo

Viggo – this Old Norse boy name means ‘warrior’ 

Vincenzo

Vincenzo – is an Italian boy name with Latin origins meaning ‘to conquer or ‘win’

Virgil 

Virgil – a boy name of Latin origin meaning ‘flourishing’ 

W

Walden

Walden – is a German and English boy name that means ‘valley of the woods’ 

Walker

Walker – has English and German roots and means ‘fuller of cloth’ 

Walter (Walt)

Walter – this German boy name means ‘commander of the army’ and has the cute nickname Walt

Warren

Warren – is a German baby boy name that means ‘protector’ and ‘loyal’ or French name meaning ‘park keeper’ 

Warrick

Warrick – is an English male name meaning ‘strong leader who defends’ 

Waylon

Waylon – is an Old English baby boy name that means ‘land beside the road’

Wesley

Wesley – is an Old English place name meaning ‘western meadow’ 

Westin

Westin – is an English place name meaning ‘western settlement’ 

Wilder

Wilder – is a German boy name meaning ‘hunter’ 

Winslow

Winslow – is an Old English boy name meaning ‘friend’s hill’ 

Wolfe

Wolfe – has English and German roots meaning ‘wolf’ or ‘wolf like’

Wren

Wren – this short and cute English baby name means ‘little bird’ 

Wyatt

Wyatt – is a cute and unique boy name that comes from Old English and means ‘brave in war’ 

X

Xavier

Xavier – is a boy name of Arabic origin meaning ‘bright’ or ‘new house’ 

Xandri

Xandri – is a Greek baby boy name meaning ‘protector of mankind’ 

Xavi

Xavi – is a Spanish boy name meaning ‘new house’ 

Xenon

Xenon – this Spanish boy baby name means ‘foreigner, stranger’ 

Y

Yacoub

Yacoub – Arabic form of Jacob meaning ‘supplanter’ 

Yael

Yael – Hebrew name meaning ‘to ascend’ 

Yakov

Yakov – Russian boy name meaning ‘supplanter’ 

Yannis

Yannis – Greek and Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God is gracious’ 

Yianni

Yianni – Greek boy name meaning ‘with the grace of God’ 

Yuri

Yuri – is a Russian boy name meaning ‘farmer’ 

Yusuf

Yusuf – is an Arabic boy name with Hebrew roots meaning ‘God increases’ 

Z

Zaiah

Zaiah – unisex Arabic name meaning ‘popular’ or ‘well known’

Zander

Zander – Greek boy name meaning ‘defender of man’ 

Zane

Zane – Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God’s gracious gift’ 

Zayd

Zayd – Arabic boy name meaning ‘to increase’ 

Zeke

Zeke – Hebrew boy name meaning ‘God’s strength’ 

Zeppelin

Zeppelin – is a gender-neutral German baby name meaning ‘airship’ 

Zeus

Zeus – Greek male name meaning ‘supreme God’ 

Zephyr

Zephyr – Greek boy name meaning ‘west wind’ 

Zev

Zev – Hebrew boy name meaning ‘wolf’ 

Zion

Zion – Gender neutral baby name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘highest point’ (referring to Jerusalem) 

Zuma

Zuma – Arabic baby name meaning ‘peace’ 

Zyair

Zyair – African baby name meaning ‘river’

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WRAPPING UP RARE AND UNIQUE BOY NAMES 2021

I hope this list of rare and unique boy names from a-z was able to give you some inspiration on finding just the right name for your little man.

With a unique boy name, you have many choices and some want unique boy names that arent’ weird whereas others are looking for more unusual boy names. This list has beautiful baby names of all kinds so that there’s the right balance for everybody.

Once you decide on your uncommon or rare baby boy name, I would suggest keeping it to yourselves. Oftentimes, when you tell the family the input isn’t always a positive experience (especially with unusual or unique names).

Once the baby is named, everybody will grow to love the name and you won’t be put off by negative comments.

If you’re unsure and really need a second opinion, I would ask a stranger whose opinion wouldn’t really change my mindset.

There are tons of wonderful baby forums you can join to ask other parents what they think. There are even tons of these kinds of forums on Reddit!

 

 

SHARING IS CARING!