50 Unusual (Yet Appealing!) Baby Names We Love

Unusual can be good; in fact in most cases it’s interesting, intelligent, and completely “out of the box.” The same could be said about unusual baby names. Chances are, many of you are looking for a baby name that is different. Something that is out of the ordinary, unique, one-of-a-kind, and yes, perhaps even a little unusual. Unusual but pretty.

A couple of days ago I set out on a quest to find baby names that were unusual but still attractive. Names that you don’t forget — in a good way. Ones that are attractive and appealing, yet still unusual and out of the norm.

My name “Nadia” is slightly unusual. It isn’t very common and not as widely known as many other girls’ names. One perk about having an unusual name is that most people recognize your name the moment they hear it. They know who the conversation is about instantly, simply because they either don’t know anyone by that name, or know very few.

Click through for 25 boys names and 25 girls names that are all unusual, yet very attractive!

  • 50 Unusual Baby Names We're Loving

    50 Unusual Baby Names We're Loving

    They’re unusual, but they’re beautiful. Click through for 50 boy and girl names that we are just loving!

  • Channing

    Channing

    Channing Tatum is a popular celebrity who is quite well known, but the name itself is not as popular. It’s origin is English and we love the way it sounds!

  • Uma

    Uma

    Uma is actually a unisex name that originated from India. It’s a Sanskrit name that means tranquility and happens to be the name of a famous actress. Pretty, but definitely not common!

  • Theo

    Theo

    Theodore is more common than Theo, but I prefer the latter, even though it isn’t as popular. The name means “brave people” or God’s gift.”

  • Vera

    Vera

    Vera is of Russian origin and the meaning “faith” is a sweet one.

  • Eli

    Eli

    A Greek name that although short, packs a lot of punch. Love this one!

  • Anya

    Anya

    I love the sound of the name Anya. It’s a Russian name that means “favor; grace.”

  • Wren

    Wren

    Of Welsh origin meaning “ruler.”

  • Berklee

    Berklee

    Berklee is a unisex name and works well for both boys and girls.

  • Keanu

    Keanu

    I’ve loved this name ever since the actor Keanu Reeves made it famous. The name is of Hawaiian origin and means “the breeze.”

  • Sinead

    Sinead

    Sinead O’Connor made this name famous, but it is quite unusual and not very popular. The name is of Irish and Hebrew decent meaning “God is gracious.”

  • Ulysses

    Ulysses

    Ulysses is the infamous hero from Homer’s book “Odyssey,” one of my favorite books of all time. It’s a very strong name for a boy.

  • Cornelia

    Cornelia

    This name is of Latin origin and is the feminine form of the Roman name Cornelius.

  • Misha

    Misha

    Michael is one of the most popular boy’s names of all time, however the Russian variant, “Misha,” is more unusual and not as common.

  • Esme

    Esme

    It’s an old-fashioned name that is quite unusual but most recently gained ground thanks to the “Twilight” saga.

  • Zeke

    Zeke

    Pronounced “ZEEK,” this is a short version of the Hebrew name Ezekiel.

  • Harlow

    Harlow

    The name brings forth images of beauty and elegance thanks to the actress Jean Harlow, who made it famous in the ’30’s.

  • Tristan

    Tristan

    A name taken from medieval legend.

  • Asia

    Asia

    Another unisex name, this time borrowed from the name of the continent.

  • Atticus

    Atticus

    If you’ve read the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” you’re familiar with this name.

  • Piper

    Piper

    This is an Old English name that is derived from the name pipere, or one who plays the pipe.

  • Gale

    Gale

    Meaning “cheerful, happy.” This name is of Irish and Gaelic decent.

  • Amethyst

    Amethyst

    Like the jewel!

  • Peeta

    Peeta

    I couldn’t possibly mention Gale without mentioning Peeta. A name I never liked in the past, became one that I loved thanks to the “Hunger Games” series.

  • Nadia

    Nadia

    Nadia means “hope.” It’s unusual, but I love it. I may be biased of course… ;)

  • Robin

    Robin

    It may be slightly common, however I still feel Robin is an unusual name. What do you think?

  • Pepper

    Pepper

    Like the spice. A nickname my grandmother used to call me, suited my personality well!

  • Phoenix

    Phoenix

    A Greek name and the same name as the capital of Arizona.

  • Katniss

    Katniss

    While we’re on the topic of names inspired by the “Hunger Games,” let’s talk about the name Katniss. According to Nameberry.com, the name comes from the edible aquatic plant of the genus Sagittaria.

  • Remington

    Remington

    It’s very British and very uncommon.

  • Dahlia

    Dahlia

    Like the flower.

  • Vernon

    Vernon

    A English name that used to be used originally as a surname. The meaning – Alder Tree.

  • Fleur

    Fleur

    The French name for flower.

  • Sealy

    Sealy

    Of German origin meaning “blessed.”

  • Coco

    Coco

    Made famous by Coco Chanel.

  • Cohen

    Cohen

    Cohen is a surname that has been used as a first name from time to time. In regards to surnames, it’s the Jewish equivalent to “Smith.” Very commonly used as a last name!

  • Nahla

    Nahla

    Love “The Lion King?” This is the name of the main female character in the film. I think it’s just beautiful!

  • Declan

    Declan

    An Irish name meaning “full of goodness.”

  • Ocean

    Ocean

    Calming, vast and full of possibility.

  • Brodie

    Brodie

    Brodie also spelled Brody, is of Irish descent.

  • Catalina

    Catalina

    When I was 14, I wrote the variant of this name “Catarina” down on a piece of paper as the one I wanted to use for my future daughter. I didn’t use it, but their names are quite close to both names.

  • Xavier

    Xavier

    Highly unusual but also quite popular. Xavier is of Spanish and Arabic descent.

  • Soleil

    Soleil

    The French name for “Sun.”

  • Decker

    Decker

    A German name. Unusual and not very popular, yet strong and handsome.

  • Soledad

    Soledad

    Soledad is of Spanish origin and means “solititude.”

  • Joaquin

    Joaquin

    I love, love this name! It is of Spanish origin meaning “God will judge.”

  • Tinley

    Tinley

    An English and American name that is yet another surname turned first name.

  • Dante

    Dante

    This is a variant of Durante, meaning lasting and enduring. It’s beautiful and almost musical in sound.

  • Gallina

    Gallina

    An older Greek name that is a variant of Galina, a name that is Russian and Slavic.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    A name as handsome as the king who made it famous so many years ago ;).

And if you need more naming inspiration, try BabyZone’s baby name finder.

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