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Unusual baby boy names

Looking for unusual baby names? If you need inspiration on what to call your newborn, we have thousands of baby name ideas - here are our favourite unusual baby names to inspire you. 

Whether you’re looking for a baby name that no one else in the playground will have, or simply want to find baby name ideas that are beyond the norm, browse through our unusual baby name list and start making a shortlist.

Choosing your baby’s name is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a new parent, so make a cup of tea and settle in for five minutes with our baby name generator.



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1) Ace

Ace has the Latin meaning of ‘unit’ and is also used in English to mean ‘number one’ or ‘the best’.
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2) Aura

Aura comes from Aurea in Greek or Latin with the meaning of either ‘soft breeze’ or ‘gold’.
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3) Beatrix 

While Beatrix might sound unique, it means "she who brings happiness", and sounds like a classic name.
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4) Bowen

Welsh, meaning ‘son of Owen’. The Bowen knot is a common heraldic symbol, and looks like a square with loops at each corner.
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5) Caesar

Disputed origin. The Roman military leader and dictator Gaius Julius Caesar favoured the Moorish meaning ‘elephant’.
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6) Camden

alt. Camdin, Camdyn English, meaning ‘winding valley’. Usually a boys’ name but can be used for girls.
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7) Cleo

Greek, meaning ‘glory’. Most commonly used as a name for girls, but also for boys.
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8) Dash

alt. Dashawn American, meaning ‘enlightened one’. Associated with one of the characters in Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles.
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9) December

Latin, meaning ‘tenth month’.
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10) Effie

Greek, meaning ‘pleasant speech’. Effie Trinket is a key character in the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy, known for her outrageous fashion sense.
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11) Elton

Old English, meaning ‘Ella’s town’. Singer and songwriter Sir Elton John’s real name is Reg Dwight.
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12) Gigi

alt. Giget Shortened form of Georgina, meaning ‘farmer’. Also the name of a successful 1958 musical film.
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13) Kofi

Ghanaian, meaning ‘born on Friday’. Kofi Annan was the Secretary General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006.
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14) Leia

This name is an English form of 'Leah' meaning "lioness" and it can also be spelt 'Lia'. If you're having twins and are struggling to find names that go together, why not consider Luke and Leia? 
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15) Lennon

Taking inspiriation from the popular (and cool) musician John Lennon, this name has an Irish origin meaning 'small cloak'. 
Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit used it for their son.

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