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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
They’re unusual, but they’re beautiful. Click through for 50 boy and girl names that we are just loving!
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 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!
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 is of Russian origin and the meaning “faith” is a sweet one.
A Greek name that although short, packs a lot of punch. Love this one!
I love the sound of the name Anya. It’s a Russian name that means “favor; grace.”
Of Welsh origin meaning “ruler.”
Berklee is a unisex name and works well for both boys and girls.
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 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 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.
This name is of Latin origin and is the feminine form of the Roman name Cornelius.
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.
It’s an old-fashioned name that is quite unusual but most recently gained ground thanks to the “Twilight” saga.
Pronounced “ZEEK,” this is a short version of the Hebrew name Ezekiel.
The name brings forth images of beauty and elegance thanks to the actress Jean Harlow, who made it famous in the ’30′s.
A name taken from medieval legend.
Another unisex name, this time borrowed from the name of the continent.
If you’ve read the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” you’re familiar with this name.
This is an Old English name that is derived from the name pipere, or one who plays the pipe.
Meaning “cheerful, happy.” This name is of Irish and Gaelic decent.
Like the jewel!
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 means “hope.” It’s unusual, but I love it. I may be biased of course… ;)
It may be slightly common, however I still feel Robin is an unusual name. What do you think?
Like the spice. A nickname my grandmother used to call me, suited my personality well!
A Greek name and the same name as the capital of Arizona.
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.
It’s very British and very uncommon.
Like the flower.
A English name that used to be used originally as a surname. The meaning – Alder Tree.
The French name for flower.
Of German origin meaning “blessed.”
Made famous by Coco Chanel.
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!
Love “The Lion King?” This is the name of the main female character in the film. I think it’s just beautiful!
An Irish name meaning “full of goodness.”
Calming, vast and full of possibility.
Brodie also spelled Brody, is of Irish descent.
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.
Highly unusual but also quite popular. Xavier is of Spanish and Arabic descent.
The French name for “Sun.”
A German name. Unusual and not very popular, yet strong and handsome.
Soledad is of Spanish origin and means “solititude.”
I love, love this name! It is of Spanish origin meaning “God will judge.”
An English and American name that is yet another surname turned first name.
This is a variant of Durante, meaning lasting and enduring. It’s beautiful and almost musical in sound.
An older Greek name that is a variant of Galina, a name that is Russian and Slavic.
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.