40 Extraordinary and Unusual Baby Names

Some names make perfect sense, others just make you go “hmmm?” but whatever you decide to name your baby it’s the story and the meaning behind the name that matters.

I want to think that parents who named their children these extraordinary and yes…unusual names have something great to tell. Take a look at these 40 boy and girl names that will have you cracking up laughing or leave you scratching your head.

However, keep an open mind — one name just might stick.

Enjoy!

  • 40 Extraordinary and Unusual Baby Names

    40 Extraordinary and Unusual Baby Names

    Some of these names will make you say “WHAAAAT?” but click on and pretty soon you’ll hooked on these extraordinary and unusual names.

  • Zabrina

    Zabrina

    I’m liking the Z version of Sabrina!

  • Wrigley

    Wrigley

    Gum. That’s what we are all thinking, but it’s quirky and yes, unusual.

  • Trixie

    Trixie

    A show stopping name!

  • Pippin

    Pippin

    The 2014 version of Pippa?

  • Oceana

    Oceana

    I knew an Ocean, but Oceana — sounds exotic. Say it a few times and it may grown on you.

  • Kiwi

    Kiwi

    Could be in reference to healthy living or New Zealand. Either way, this name is fresh!

  • Kinzly

    Kinzly

    Seems like names staring with K are really popular and here’s another unusal name to add to rotation.

  • Kelby

    Kelby

    Forget Shelby, go with Kelby!

  • Huxley

    Huxley

    This name is a first for me — every extraordinary indeed!

  • Harlowe

    Harlowe

    Good for a boy or girl.

  • Green

    Green

    Very colorful.

  • Flower

    Flower

    Pretty and feminine.

  • Feline

    Feline

    Not sure if it’s Fee-line like a cat or Fe-leene like “Celine”

  • Eternity

    Eternity

    A name for all time.

  • Elektra

    Elektra

    Very…electric!

  • Delara

    Delara

    Could be the new version of Delores?

  • Chevy

    Chevy

    Could be named after the car or the actor — you choose.

  • Blue

    Blue

    One half of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter’s name.

  • Zion

    Zion

    Mount Zion is what comes to mind — just grand!

  • Rocket

    Rocket

    Could call him Rock for short? An out of this world name!

  • Ripley

    Ripley

    Preppy and unconventional last names as a first name.

  • Lorcan

    Lorcan

    I actually know a Lorcan! It’s Irish and means “little fierce one.”

  • Legend

    Legend

    How can you ever forget someone named Legend?

  • Kodiak

    Kodiak

    Sounds astronomical — rhymes with Zodiac

  • Kashmere

    Kashmere

    A soft spoken name.

  • Jag

    Jag

    Similar to Jack, Jax or Jagger.

  • Ivory

    Ivory

    Could be for a boy or girl — colors are very popular for names!

  • Hurricane

    Hurricane

    Aren’t all of our kids little hurricanes?

  • Holmes

    Holmes

    A great name for fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective.

  • Finch

    Finch

    Another last name as a first name.

  • Enno

    Enno

    Sounds too much like Emo for me, but maybe it’s the right name for you!

  • Egypt

    Egypt

    Exotic. Like the country.

  • Daxx

    Daxx

    Dax has been around, but with two x — that’s extraordinary!

  • Danish

    Danish

    Not just a pastry or a nationality — could go by Dane for short.

  • Cadence

    Cadence

    Similar to Caden/Kaiden — could be a new trend.

  • Bright

    Bright

    The light of your life…Bright on!

  • Ajax

    Ajax

    It reminds me of detergent, but other than that, its a great alternative to Jax.

  • Azza

    Azza

    Ah – za — Arabic name meaning “roe of spring.”

  • Viggo

    Viggo

    I instantly thought of Danish actor Viggo Mortensen, but alas, this Viggo was listed as a girl name. What do you think?

  • Apollo

    Apollo

    The only Apollo I know is Apolo (one L) Ohno, US speed skating competitor. Could be a great name for Rocket’s sibling!

If you need more naming inspiration, try BabyZone’s awesome baby name finder!

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