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 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 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


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

  • Eli


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

  • Anya


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

  • Wren


    Of Welsh origin meaning “ruler.”

  • Berklee


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

  • 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 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 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


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

  • 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


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

  • Zeke


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

  • 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


    A name taken from medieval legend.

  • Asia


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

  • Atticus


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

  • Piper


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

  • Gale


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

  • Amethyst


    Like the jewel!

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

  • Robin


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

  • Pepper


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

  • Phoenix


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

  • 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


    It’s very British and very uncommon.

  • Dahlia


    Like the flower.

  • Vernon


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

  • Fleur


    The French name for flower.

  • Sealy


    Of German origin meaning “blessed.”

  • Coco


    Made famous by Coco Chanel.

  • 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


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

  • Declan


    An Irish name meaning “full of goodness.”

  • Ocean


    Calming, vast and full of possibility.

  • Brodie


    Brodie also spelled Brody, is of Irish descent.

  • 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


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

  • Soleil


    The French name for “Sun.”

  • Decker


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

  • Soledad


    Soledad is of Spanish origin and means “solititude.”

  • Joaquin


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

  • Tinley


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

  • Dante


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

  • Gallina


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

  • 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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