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The Cutest Unique Baby Names – 60 Beautiful And Unusual Names You Are Sure To Love

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The-Cutest-Unique-Baby-Names-baby-crushWhen you find out you are pregnant one of the first things you often think about is baby names. For nine months, we are constantly scouring the internet to find the perfect name for our little bundle of joy. Check out the cutest unique baby names you will ever find, here.

The name you give your baby will be the gift you will give them that will last the rest of their lives so you want to put as much thought into it as possible. That’s what I have done with this list.

When I found out I was pregnant, I made list after list of the names I liked and thought I would choose when he or she was born. In the end, none of the names on my list ended up being used.

Let me save you some time. Here, you will find a list of baby names for both girls and boys that are among some of the most beautiful names you will ever find. Nowadays there’s no limit to what people are naming their kids, I mean come on, Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple. Really, Apple. But in a way, it’s cute if it fits her. So, let’s look at some unique names and hopefully you will find a name that you will love.

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30 Baby Girl Names

Addison – English surname meaning “son of Adam”

Alina – Light

Amara – Comes from Nigeria – it means “grace, mercy, kindness”

Ariel – In Hebrew the meaning of the name Ariel is: Lioness of God

Athena – Goddess of wisdom

Aurora – Mythical roman goddess of the dawn

Blake – As a given name stems from its prior use as a nick-name for someone with either a very dark or a very light complexion.

Brielle – Could be a contracted form of the name Gabrielle (which means ‘woman of God’ in Hebrew)

Cinder – Beautiful Ashes

Ember – English nature name meaning ‘Spark, Burning Low’

Emmy (Emmie) – Origin meaning ‘whole’ or ‘universal’

Fayre – Beautiful

Genesis – The traditional Greek name for the first and best-known book of the Bible is Genesis, meaning “origin”

Hadley – Field of heather

Harlow – The name comes from the Olde English elements “hoer” meaning a pile of rocks or stones and “hlaw” meaning a hill

Ianira – Enchantress

Ivy – The plant “poison ivy”

Julianna – Young. Jove’s child.

London – The name is thought to derive from the Celtic element “lond” which means ‘wild or bold.

Luna – In Mythology Luna is one of the names of Artemis the moon goddess.

Mina – Short form of the name Wilhelmina

Nadia – Derived from the word meaning “hope”

Paisley – Derived from the Latin basilica meaning ‘church’

Rain – Abundant blessings from above

Raven – a thieving person, or a dark-haired person

Rosalia – Late Latin name derived from rosa, meaning ‘rose’

Rue – Regret

Sienna – From the Italian city of Siena, which gave its name to a reddish shade of brown. The name itself is possibly influenced by the word sienna, meaning “orange-red”

Shea – fairy place

Talia – Hebrew, feminine form of Tal, meaning “dew from Heaven.

Ximena – An old Spanish and Portuguese female equivalent of the Hebrew biblical name Simon (which means ‘hearkener, listener’)

Zella – Shadow

Zoe – Means “life” in Greek.

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30 Baby Boy Names

Amir – Muslim: from a personal name based on ‘prince’ ‘commander’, ‘master’

Ash – In Hebrew the meaning of the name is Happy.

Bronx – American origin and means “Bronck’s Land.”

Carter – Irish, Scottish and English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon

Chance – The given name is of Middle English origin, meaning “good fortune”

Cohen –Hebrew name which literally means “priest”

Dorian – Of Doris, a district of Greece; or of Doros, a legendary Greek hero

Ellis – Westernized version of the Hebrew name ‘Elias’ or ‘Elijah’

Emory – English language masculine given name variant of Emery, of Old German origin (meaning “home strength, Industrious Leader”)

Ezra – Means “help” in Hebrew

Hunter – English origin meaning “one who hunts”

Kayden – Meaning of the name could be “son of Cadan” in Gaelic or “companion or friend” in Arabic. The name could also be an American invention.

Killian – Anglicized version of the Irish name Cillín. … The most likely meaning of the name is “little church”

Knox – Meaning a hillock or a hump

Kyrie – From the “Kyrie Eleison” of the church liturgy, meaning “Lord, have mercy.”

Lane – From the long meadow ‘Path; roadway.

Lennox – In Gaelic the meaning of the name is: Lives near the place abounding in elm trees.

Mateo – Meaning of Mateo: “gift of God”

Nixon – Abbreviation of Nicholas. Mythological Nike was Greek goddess of victory and root origin of ‘Nicholas

Omari – In African the meaning of the name is: God the highest

Orion – Son of Poseidon

Princeton – Principal one

Reid – The name arose as a nickname for someone with red hair or a red, ruddy complexion.

Ryce – Powerful

Ronan – Little seal

Rory – Red-haired King

Ryker – Rich

Walker – The name is derived from the Middle English Walkere which is from the Old English wealcere (a walker)

Xander – abbreviated form of the name Alexander, The name’s meaning is interpreted from “alexein” which means “to defend” plus “andros” which translates to “man, warrior”

Zane – Gift from God

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I hope you enjoyed this list of unusual and unique beautiful baby names and you have found one that will be the perfect fit for your little bundle of joy. My personal favorite baby girl name is Zoe and my favorite baby boy name is Xander.

Did you find a name or names that you like? I would love to hear from you. Is there a name that’s not on this list that you would like to recommend? If so, please leave a comment below. I’m sure other moms would love to hear what you have to say.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Trirat says:

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful 60 names for boys and girls. I will choose a few names for my grandson. He is going to be born in the next few months. I love “Mateo” – a gift of God. However, do you have any idea or information about how to choose a name for a boy who was born on a particular day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, ..)? Again, thanks for the great article.

    1. Hi Trirat, i’ve only ever heard of this tradition in Africa where a baby is named based on what day of the week they are born but they don’t put the name on official documents it’s just a name given to every child born on a specific day. I love the name Mateo as well. Good luck on picking your grandsons name. Please come back and let us know what you choose.

  2. Mandy says:

    Hi Jen!

    My husband and I were just arguing about names the other day. We typically agree for the most part but on some names we are polar opposites.

    This list is perfect! I’m a huge fan of unusual names. There are a few of my favorites on here and I know my husband will just absolutely love some of them. I personally love “H” names so of course I love Harlow for a girl. It’s just beautiful.

    My husband would love the name Cohen I already know it. I’m so glad you put the meanings on there. It’s nice knowing more about a name. It’s so important! Choosing a name is such a hard aspect of having a baby. I’m so glad I found this list. They’re all so unique. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Mandy, It’s funny that we always disagree with our spouses over what names are best for a baby. I love H names also, and I also think Harlow is a beautiful name for a girl. But, I also like Cohen. Honestly I think all of the names on this list are nice, it would be hard to choose. I have my favorites but when it comes down to it, we see what name fits best when we see their faces for the first time. Thanks so reading and sharing.

  3. As a Greek, I am proud that a great deal of the names -female and male- have a Greek origin. Zoe and Athena are common names in my country. Greece is full of Nicholas and Alexander. Helectra and Iokasti are my favorite ones, though. I hope you will include them in a future list:-)

    1. Hi Effie, thanks for your suggestions. I will definitely include them on my next list, those names are unique and beautiful as well. I love the name Zoe, it’s my favorite for a girl and Athena is beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. These are great names, Jen! Thank you for sharing them.
    I gave this list to my friend who is going to have a baby soon (in 2 months). They don`t know yet if it`s a boy or a girl because they wanted it as a surprise. So, when she saw the list, she said for a girl, it`s going to be FAYRE (beautiful), for a boy, it`s going to be ASH (happy).
    Thanks again. All the best!

    1. Hi Hanna, Thanks for sharing my list. I think the names she chose are perfect. Especially Fayre. it’s such a beautiful name. Thanks for reading my blog.

  5. Hey there,

    You have some really cool and cute names on that list.
    I really like Aurora, Ellis, and Kayden. Those sound perfect and are easy to remember. Thanks for the awesome suggestions.

    1. Hi Asen, Thanks for stopping by. Those are very beautiful names, I’m glad you like them. Please come back for more in the future.

  6. I loved so many of these names. Unfortunately I’m past the baby stage but hopefully I’ll have a grandchild some day in the future. I work with children and found many of their names on the list. I like being able to see what their names mean. I was also planning on naming my daughter Ariel, (which is in the list) but chose to all-too-popular Madison instead. Anyway, thanks for the great article. I’m sure many soon-to-parents will find it very helpful.

    1. Hi Tammy, These baby names are so beautiful, i’m glad to see that you found one you like, I like the name Ariel as well but I also like Madison, I almost named my daughter that but ended up going with Nyavah. She’s the only one with her name which I love because we made it up on the spot right after she was born. Thanks for reading and sharing.

  7. I first want to start out by saying the pictures of these babies on this website are beautiful and so precious! So I like the name Aurora for a girl, I have always liked that name for girls because I think it is such a beautiful name. As for a boy it is not on your list but I have always loved the name Caleb (of Hebrew origin, meaning “Whole Hearted.”) I also do like the name Ezra that is on your list for a boy as well; my very good friend named her son that and I loved the name, as it stems from the Bible. I loved her daughter’s name too , which I did not see on your list and that is Mia. Mia is from Latin origin meaning “mine” or “wished-for child.” That was beautiful to me because she had been trying so hard to have a baby, after several miscarriages, and Mia was her first, and she was definitely a wished-for-child! Ezra was her second baby, she had about 4 1/2 years after Mia. Just to show God bless miracles often and gives these angels to us. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful names.

    Robeert

    1. Hi Robert, I love the name Aurora. It’s such a beautiful name for a girl and actually was a name I found from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. It is fitting for a beauty. I think Mia and Ezra are also really cute names and love the meaning behind Ezra. Thanks for sharing.

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