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Finding a unique baby name for your baby boy or girl can be a daunting task  -- picking the perfect name, combining it with the last name and getting input from everyone around you. It can be an even bigger deal if you're not fond of naming him or her after this year's most popular baby names. Be inspired with our list of unique baby names.  

Cute baby facePerhaps you don't want your child to be one of a number of kids who have the same name in her kindergarten class, or maybe you grew up with a popular name and always longed for a name that was a little more different than what everyone else had. You also may be choosing a popular or family name for a first name, but are wanting to pair it with a unique middle name.

Coming up with a memorable baby name can sometimes be a challenge because often a unique name can come across as unpronounceable or, on the other hand, can be difficult to spell. Sometimes there is a fine line between being an individual and opening your child to teasing, so here is a collection of unique baby boy and baby girl names (with their meanings) that will hopefully be inspiring, individual and special while not being too unusual. Some even come from our own English vocabulary, from nature or have been used as names for decades.


Unique baby girl names

Aleta: Winged

Amity: Friendship, harmony

Aria: A tune for a single voice with instrumental accompaniment

Avalon: Island from the Arthurian legend, famous for its apples

Betony: This is a common name for a plant that yields gorgeous purple flowers.

Daelyn: Small valley

Diantha: Modern blend of Diana, which means divine huntress and Anthea, which is a flower

Fallon: Descended from a ruler

Jennyver: White wave

Kiba: Protected

Oriana: Blonde

Pascale: Born at Easter

Perrin: Feminine form of Peter, which in turn means rock

Reveka: Captivating

Solaine: Dignified

Umbra: Darkest point of a shadow

Xyris: Beautiful yellow-flowering plant

Zenith: The point in the heavens directly above you

 

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Unique baby boy names

Axiom: Self-evident truth

Berrin: Bear

Chroma: Intensity or purity of a color

Daxton: This is a reference to the French town Dax

Fain: Joyful

Granger: Farmer

Madrigal: A type of Italian musical composition dating from the Renaissance, featuring voices unaccompanied by instruments

Marston: From the farm by the pool, or the town by the marsh

Morrow: A shortened form of "tomorrow"

Motega: New arrow

Nealon: Champion

Rexton: Variant of Rex, which means lord, king or chieftan

Rowan: This name can be used for a boy or a girl and means little red head

Seldon: From the willow valley

Severin: Stern

Tabbart: Brilliant

Taro: Big boy

Varden: From the green hill

Welkin: The sky

 

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You can see that there are many sources for unique names to choose from when you are searching for that perfect baby name. Don't be afraid to journey outside of the expected when you pick your child's name. And if you expect some resistance from friends or family members regarding your name choice, you might keep the name a "surprise" until the big day -- it's a lot harder to object to a baby's name when Varden or Solaine is there, sweet and warm and snuggly!

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Baby girls name
written by Kristy, August 13, 2010
Hi just looking thru the list to find a very unique name for a babygirl please can anyone help i like the name Keisha and Sadie but i think i want something a little diffrent.
Opinions?
written by Julie, August 14, 2010
What do you think about these names?

Boy:
Christopher
Jesse

Girl:
McKenzie
Astrid
Stella
Chloe
Audrey
Stacey
Yasmin
Jaime
Holly
To Serrya
written by Mimi, August 14, 2010
Hmm... how about Amirul? It's pronounced A-MEE-ROOL.
It comes from an Arabic background and it means 'leader/prince/king'. Hope u like it :)
To Heather
written by Mimi, August 14, 2010
Adam... hmm... how 'bout Damia? Or Adriana? Hope this helped :)
...
written by Isabel Clare, September 22, 2010
Normal names just won't do for me!! I love the name Glacier for either gender!! I'm not pregnant i'm 11 but i have come up with some Glacier names!!

For boys:
Glacier Rey
Glacier Cade
Glacier Caden
Glacier Rhys

For girls:
Glacier Leanne
Glacier Rae
Glacier Elyse
Glacier Louise
Glacier Jennette

What do u think of these names?
~Izzy~

Unique Girls name
written by ....., October 01, 2010
Braelyn - I have only heard this name one other time before.. i have a little girl and this is what i named her
...
written by Benti, October 11, 2010
Hey, Miss Heather, I like all your name ideas! Brealyn is great, too. Many people say that they like my name but would never name their baby w/ my name. (?) I like the names
For a girl...
Bronte
Paisley
Bronka
For a boy...
Thor
Simon
Rick

i love love love these names
written by willow, October 23, 2010
my name is willow rain and i just dont want to have normal names for my kidss (: so here are a few:

girls:
Eeva Parker Quinn
Vivienne Chase Marie
Karson Cenevieve Rose
Lillian Scarlett Rileyy
Skylar Mia Teagan

boyss:
Stephan Quincy Hayden
Jasper Landon Blaek
Gideon Travis Owen
Hugh Terrance Clayton
Fletcher Thaddeus Ronald

I
Very different but fun :)
written by Jennifer, December 21, 2010
We'll be working on babies very soon and we want very different names since our last name is considered a "first name"...Glynn.

Boys
Wilder Bear
Afton
Fox
Salem
Soliel... "sole" for short
Titan
Runner

we have more...But we could always use more ideas! :)
Soleil
written by nyree kittinger, December 31, 2010
Solil is more commonly spelled as Soleil in French.
hey
written by Mia serenity , January 07, 2011
i love seren it means star and is quite unique i also LOVE
charlotte,
grace
,louia
,tilly
,lana,
talia
,kyla
,calay,
martina
liliana
rosie
connie
m'ckenzie
alice
crisda
jadeelle
katie
zoe
zoey
fae
tegan
faith
alexis
mia
kaylee
mya
anastasia
jade
bella
demi
destiny
hannah
savannah
sofie
molly
violet
coraline
amber
ivy
allison
annabell
tulip
clover
harmony
trinity
summer
heaven
willow
raine
dalia
rilace
teaegar
skyla
skylar
evelyn
kadey
melody
amaya
alina
morelia
amore
wednesday
sumer
prada
kadaly
eshhaylia
elizabethy
shadila
maria
laylia
paige
clora
selena
wow that is a list and a half
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written by crystal, January 13, 2011
i have a very unique baby name it means princess in egypitan its Shuuri with the two dots above the last u anyways i havent heard it before except for on star trec lol hope this helps some of you
Pretty:)
written by A very common boring name, January 24, 2011
I personally like my daughters name.
Her name is Adelyn (add-el-lyn) it's pronouced just like Madelyn. Except of couse without the M. Adelyn Ruby Grace:)
also I have yet to hear the name Maelyn anywhere else
Maylin. Not may- lin. Like a Chinese name, but just Maelyn. All together.

Names that were previously being considered for my daughter before she was born:::
Morrigan
Adalia
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written by CoreeSilvera, January 27, 2011
Very pretty name! Love Adelyn Ruby Grace. Morrigan is original too, but I like your choice better!
...
written by paige, January 31, 2011
We currently are 8 months pregnant and having trouble deciding on a boys name for our 3rd son. Our other 2 are Jayden Jon and Lexon Ryan...with this one we are pretty set on Huxlee Daniel...are these heard often in other states? We know Jayden is, but am hoping Lexon and Huxlee stay unique :)
Suggestions
written by Kari-Anne , February 09, 2011
My 3 year old daughters name is Nishayla , I find it to b pretty unique ... But I currently trying come up with a unusual boy name just not sure what I'm exactly looking for tho :)
My name and my sisters
written by Kylee H, February 18, 2011
I'm actually not an adult, I'm a teenage writer who comes to this site to find names for my characters. Well, my name is Kylee, and that's pretty unique. I have a sister named Torie and I have never met anyone else with that name. Some other girl names I like are:
Anya
Brooklee
Shiloh
Kendall
Harlow
Celeste
Saydee
Ember
Sayge
True
Ari
Annabeth

Here are a couple guy names:
Bryn
Levi
Percy
Ashby
Rex
Thom
Dax
Jayden
Blaze
this is for kari ann
written by amber bourne, February 18, 2011
Hmm what about Jadrien,kamdyn,Ryland or Brezlin hope this helps a little. :)
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written by Sheena, March 03, 2011
Could anybody help me choose a baby name...what do you think of Erika Shane? Please suggest any combination name of Luie and Shane

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