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Unique baby names


Looking for unique baby names? Choosing your baby’s name is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new parent.

If you're looking for a baby name that will help your new arrival stand out from the crowd then you’ll should look no further then our unique baby names for your newborn. 

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1) Afia

The name Afia means ‘a child born on Friday’. The name’s profile rose while Afia Masoon was a character in EastEnders.
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2) Bo 

Bo is a Scandinavian name and a short form of Robert, meaning ‘bright fame’. The Rock and roll pioneer and musician Ellas Otha Bates was known by his stage name Bo Diddly. 
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3) Arlo

Arlo is a Spanish name meaning ‘barberry tree’. It can also be linked back to the Old English for ‘army of troops’. Arlo was chosen by Leighton Meester and Adam Brody for their baby girl. 
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4) Clementine

The Latin meaning of Clementine is ‘mild and merciful’ and also the name of the sweet orange fruit. Alternative names include Clemency, Clementina and Clemmie.
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5) Dax

The name Dax has a French origin, once a town in south-western France. Shared by popular American actor Dax Shepard who is married to Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna from Frozen. An alternative name would be Daxton.
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6) Elora

The name Elora is of Greek origin and means 'light' and in Hewbrew 'God is Light'. Also shared with a fictional character in the film 'Williow'.
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7) Huxley

The name Huxley is from Old English, and means ‘Hugh’s meadow’.
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8) Nola

Nola is an Irish Gaelic origin meaning ‘white shoulder’. Nola is also a city and area in Italy and the fictional heroine of Spike Lee's breakout film 'She's Gotta Have It' which resurfaced as a Netflix TV series. Alternative names are Nolan, Fiona, Nualla. 
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9) Penn

Penn is an English name, meaning ‘hill’. Famous Penn's include magician, Penn Jillette and Gossip Girl actor, Penn Badgley who played Dan Humphrey. 
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10) Ryder

Ryder is an English name with the meaning of 'horseman'. 
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11) Scout

Scout is a French name, meaning ‘to listen’. Scout is the main female character from the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
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12) Wyatt

The name Wyatt is Teutonic, and holds the meaning of ‘from wood’ or ‘from the wide water’. Famous Wyatts include wild-west sheriff Wyatt Earp and comedian Wyatt Cenac.


If you like these unique names, make sure to take a look at our vintage names too – or how about the ones the celebs have chosen for their babies? Start a shortlist and soon you and your partner will be picking the perfect moniker for your little one.

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