200+ Uncommon And Unusual Boy Names That No One Has!

Unusual Boy Names No One Has!

Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.

And what a tough decision that is!

Before I had my boys, I knew one thing, I wanted unusual boy names for them. And I naively thought the process would be easy.

I didn’t count on my husband disagreeing with every single name I liked!

This is one of the reasons naming our babies can be such a tedious process.

One person loves “Abel”, the other does not. The other partner loves “Joe” and the other doesn’t.

What’s a girl to do?

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unique and unusual boy names with meanings

In such instances, it helps when you have a lot of names to browse through.

That way, the probability is higher that you both will find THAT charming NAME you’ll absolutely fall in love with. And, more importantly, agree over.

This is my hope for you as you go through these boy names that are uncommon.

I’m quite certain you have not seen many of these rare boy names anywhere. Most of them are as rare as they come!

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Some of the names listed below are alternative spellings of more common names. While others are rare boy names all on their own- names not commonly used.

Still, others are surnames that are now being used as first names!

If you are struggling with how to pick the perfect name for your baby, I found a great article for you.

It is short, fun, and filled with realistic steps to help you pick your baby’s name.

I have a similar post on unique baby girls names if you need unusual girl names too.

Here are 200+ unique boy names that no one has in alphabetical order.

245 UNCOMMON, UNIQUE, AND UNUSUAL BABY BOY NAMES

baby boy with an uncommon name- Albie

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Adair

Adair is a rare boy name of English origin. Pronounced “ad-Dare’, It means rich owner of spears and symbolises wealth and fortune.

It has been used as a girl’s name on occasion. Adair will make the perfect name for your strong and masculine son.

Albie

Albie is an English masculine name that’s a shortened form of Albert. Albert means noble and bright.

Alternatively, Albie is the short form of the Latin name, Alby, which signifies something from Alba.

Whatever origin you go with, Albie remains a cute and unusual name for a boy.

Aldous

An uncommon boy name that probably means old and wise. Aldous has English roots. Al, Aldis, Aldo, Aldus are great potential nicknames.

The great British writer, Aldous Huxley was a famous bearer of the name. He died on the same day as the assassination of J.F Kennedy, thus his death was completely overshadowed.

Aldrian

Aldrian is a rare name of German and English origins. It means landing place by the alders.

Aldrin

This English name means old and wise ruler. It’s also used as a surname.

Aldrin is the last name of Buzz Aldrin, the famous astronaut who landed on the moon alongside Neil Armstrong.

Aled

Aled means defender of man, child, river. It’s a Welsh boy name. Aled is a short boy name that is quite uncommon these days.

Algar

Another English name, Algar means elf spear. It is a forgotten baby boy name with a strong sound.

Alphonzo

A rare form of Alfonso. It means noble and ready. Alphonzo is definitely a weird-spelt boy name that you’re sure not to find anywhere!

Alvey

Alvey is derived from a surname. It means elf, war, battle. Though an unusual name for a boy, Alvey sounds cute and cool.

Amery

This Old German name has a great meaning. It means indutrious ruler. It is a variant of the name, Emery. Some spell it Amory. And it’s a gender-neutral name.

Amias

Amias is a beautiful and uncommon baby boy name that means friend. Pronounced AM-ee-us, it’s of English origin. Amyas is a variation of this name.

Ansel

Ansel is a handsome boy name of Old French roots. It means follower of a nobleman. It’s a different boy name.

Ansel Adams, the famous photographer was a known bearer of this name. Alternate spellings are Ancell, Ansell.

Anselm

A German name that means divine protection. It is pronounced AHN-selm. Many Saints were named Anselm including a Pope.

So, if you are looking for a godly name for your son that isn’t too common, Anselm may be the name for you!

Arin

This unique name seems to be derived either from Erin (which means peace) or Aaron (meaning exalted).

It is a unisex name that lends itself well as a middle name.

Asrar

Asrar is an Arabic name that means secrets or mysteries.

Aston

This unique English name means ash tree settlement. It is a cool non-binary name that might have become popular due to the sports car, Aston Martin.

Astor

Astor is a beautiful Scandinavian name that means thunder god. If you love Norse Mythology but aren’t too keen on the name, Thor, Astor is an uncommon great alternative.

Auberon

Auberon is the Old French for Aubrey. It means blond ruler or elf ruler. Auberon is a strong and beautiful name that can be shortened to Aube or spelt Oberon.

Augus

Similar to August but missing the ‘t’, Augus means dignified or imposing. It’s an unusual boy name that can be nicknamed Auggie.

Axle

This cute boy name is a play on the spelling of the more popular Axle. Axle means father of peace. It is Hebrew in origin.

Axle Whitehead, the Australian Tv host and singer is a famous bearer of this name. Axsel, Aksel, Ax, Axe are some other variants of the name, Axle.

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Barnaby

Barnaby is a cute and unique spin on the name, Barnabas (which means son of prophecy).

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind name, Barnaby is definitely it!

Beaumont

You’re probably used to the name, Beau. Well, Beaumont is an aristocratic name from a French surname. It means beautiful mountain.

Potential nicknames are Beau, Bo or Monty.

Besson

Besson is derived from a surname. It’s of Southern French origin and means twice. It’s often used as a nickname for a twin.

Biff

Biff is a rare English name. It came about from a nickname that signifies to punch, hit or strike.

Blythe

This Old English name is gotten from a surname. It means cheerful. It is a unisex name. Other ways it’s spelt are Blithe, Blyth.

Boaz

This biblical boy name means swiftness in Hebrew. He married Ruth and became the great grandfather to King David in the Old Testament.

Bos

Derived from a surname, Bos means woods or forest. Its origin is in the Netherlands.

Brix

Brix is a short and unusual baby boy’s name. It means stone of Brixi. It’s derived from a place in London called, Brixton.

Brox

Brox is a cool and handsome boy name. It’s derived from a surname that is popularly used in Germany, Norway and the United States.

C

Caelan

Caelan means slender. It’s a Gaelic name. Though uncommon in England, it’s quite popular in Ireland.

Other ways to spell Caelan are Caolan, Cayla, Kaelan, Kaolan, Kaylan.

Carver

Carver is a strong boy name that means woodcarver. It is originally a surname. It is a boy’s name that isn’t over-used.

George Washington Carver, an American agricultural scientist and inventor bore this name.

Cas

This beautiful 3-lettered name is of Dutch origin. It’s the short form of Casper – one of Santa’s Reindeers.

Caspian

Caspian is a handsome boy name that means sea. English n origin. Prince Caspian is one of the characters in the famous C.S Lewis book, The Chronicles of Narnia.

Cedar

Cedar is a seriously cool, very unique male name. The name is derived from the cedar tree. It has also been used for girls, making it a unisex name.

Cherokee

Cherokee is a non-binary name that’s from the name of a Native American tribe. It’s also the name of a brand of jeep SUVs.

Cian

Short and cute, Cian is Irish for ancient. It’s a very popular name in Irish legends. Alternate spellings include Kean, Keane, and Kian.

Cillian

Cillian is another Irish name on this list. It means monastery, church. Other ways to spell Cillian are Cillyan, and Killian.

Cobie

Cobie means supplanter. It’s a diminutive of Jacob. Kobe, Cobee, Coby are other cute ways to spell this name.

Collyn

A rare English name that is derived from the name, Colin. It’s pronounced Kah-LEEN or KAHL-in and means young creature.

Corin

This rare Latin name means spear. It’s been used as a character in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. As well as C.S Lewis, The Horse and His Boy.

Cove

It’s from an English surname that means small coastal inlet.

baby boy sleeping with pacifier - Cree

Cree

Cree is the name of a native tribe in Canada. Cree is a sweet boy name that can also be used for females.

Creighton

Creighton is the name of a place and also a surname.

Crispin

Crispin is a somewhat weird boy name. It means curly-haired. It was the name of a Roman Saint who was martyred in the 3rd century.

Cuthbert

This posh boy name has hardly been used since the 19th century. It means brightly famous and is the name of a character in the adventures of Tin Tin.

Cyan

Cyan is a cool but unusual name. It means greenish blue like the colour.

Cyprian

Cyprian is an uncommon name that means from Cyprus. It’s of Greek origin. Other spellings are Ciprian, Siprian.

Czar

An Old Russian name, derived from Caesar.

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Daedric

Daedric is a unique fantasy boy name that means, people’s ruler. It’s a cool alternate form of the Danish name, Diedrick.

Dashiell

Dashiell is a beautiful rare unisex name. It most likely originated from an English surname.

Celebrities, Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson named their daughter Dashiel Edan Anderson.

Dash is a cool nickname for Dashiel.

Dass

Dass is a cute Hindu boy name that means servant or loving.

Deakon

Deakon is a different way of spelling the more popular, Deacon. Deacon is a word name that means servant.

Delan

Delan is the masculine form of Delaney which is English for from the alder grove.

Delroy

This rare English name has a majestic undertone. It means the king.

Dene

This gender-neutral name is a variant of the more common Dean which means valley.

Derren

A variant of Darren, which was made popular by the American actor Darren McGavin.

Dex

Dex is a cute short form of Dexter which means one who dyes.

Diggory

Diggory is a very unusual name that is probably an Anglicized form of Degaré.

Domenico

Domenico is the Italian form of Dominic which means of the Lord.

Dunstan

Dunstan is an Old English name that means dark stone. It was the name of the archbishop of Canterbury, a 10th-century saint.

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Edric

Edric is an Old English name that means wealthy ruler.

Edris

An alternative spelling of Idris, which means interpreter in Arabic. The actor, Idris Elba has popularised the name in recent times.

Edwyn

A variant form of Edwin which means rich friend in Old English.

Eliott

Rare in the United States, but popular in France, Eliott is a variation of the more popular surname, Elliott.

Emmerson

This non-binary name is derived from a surname that means son of Emery.

Emrys

Emrys is the Welsh form of Ambrose. It means immortal.

Ericks

This unusual boy name is of German origin and means always ruler.

Eriq

Eriq is a cute variant of Eric. It means ever ruler.

Erix

Short and beautiful name of Norse origin, that means eternal ruler.

Eryx

From Greek mythology, Eryx means boxer. Eryx was the son of Poseidon and Aphrodite.

Esmond

A rare old English name that means grace and protection.

Everard

This strong masculine name means brave boar. It’s also commonly used as a surname.

Everitt

Everitt is an alternative spelling of Everett.

F

Farley

An old English name that means a fern-covered clearing. Made more popular by actor Farley Granger who worked with Alfred Hitchcock.

Fenris

A Scandinavian name.  Comes from a myth about a large and powerful wolf.

Fenry

Fenry is a rare name possibly thought to be a variation on the name Henry.  To some, it means cautious and determined, yet approachable.

Feyo

A name that originates from a very distinguished family in ancient France.  Thought to mean peace and protection.

Fitz

Fitz was originally used to mean descendant or son.  Can be used as a nickname for Fitzwilliam, Fitzgerald, or Fitzpatrick.

Flick

Is of German origin.  It means bright, happy, and energetic.  It has also gained some popularity as a girl’s name.

Floki

A name from Norse culture. Means hero Viking.

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Gervase

Gervase is a name with meanings ranging from spear, servant, and with honor. St. Gervase is thought to be one of the first martyrs of Milan and is, therefore, the patron saint of Milan.

Gore

A name of Old English origin, which means triangular or wedge-shaped piece of land.

Gulliver

Made popular by the famous Gulliver’s Travels, a story by Jonathan Swift about the travels of a ship’s surgeon.  It is used to indicate a greedy or gluttonous person.

H

Haydn (also spelled Hayden)

In its English origin Haydn means fire, hay, valley or some combination of the hay and valley.  The German interpretation of the name is heathen.  Hayden Christensen is a popular Canadian actor best known for his work in Star Wars.

Hendric (also spelled Hendrick)

Hendric comes from German or Dutch culture.  It means home leader or home ruler.

Hewie

Hewie has a range of interpretations from intellect and mind to heart and spirit.  Can be spelled Huey, or Hughie, and is a nickname for Hewett or Hugh.

Horan

A proud Irish name.  It is considered to mean warlike.  Variations of the name include Haren and O’Horan

Howitt

The name Howitt often dates back to the prominent English family carrying the name.  It originates from the Old English word, “hiewett,” which refers to someone who stands in a clearing.

Huxley

Huxley comes from an English surname meaning Hugh’s meadow.

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Irie

Irie has vastly different origins in Jamaica and Japan.  In Jamaican culture, it refers to a girl or boy who is happy, carefree, positive or powerful.  In Japanese, it means, favor or kindness

Isolde

This name most likely originates from Celtic origins.  It is thought that it also refers to the Old German words ice and rule. The name also refers to the main character in the legend of Tristan and Iseult (or Isolde).

J

Jaxsun

A more updated spelling of the name Jackson, which means son of Jack.

Jeb

Mainly used as a nickname for Jebediah, James, or Joseph.  In Hebrew, the meaning is a beloved friend.

Jedediah

This is a powerful Hebrew name that indicates that the child is Beloved of the Lord

Jenson

A name of Scandinavian origin.  It means son of Jens or Jan, and can also be a variation on the name John.

Jepson

Jepson means son of Geoffrey. Jep is an acceptable nickname.

Jethro

Is of Hebrew origin meaning overflow or excellence.  Leroy Jethro Gibbs is also the name of the main character on the popular crime show, NCIS.

Joby

The heavy meaning of Joby is persecuted.  It is Hebrew in its origin.

Jocelin

The name means goth or happy, which refers to belonging to the German tribe.

Jordi

Jordi is thought to have Hebrew, Catalan, and Greek origins.  In Hebrew it means down-flowing, and in Greek, farmer.  It can also possibly be a nickname for Jordan.

Julyan

This is commonly an English name today, although it has Greek and Latin roots.  The meaning of the name ranges from youthful, son of Jove, to down-bearded youth.

Baby boy with a unique name - Kaizar

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Kaelan

A meek Gaelic name meaning slender, narrow, or fair.

Kairo

Kairo is a proud Arabic name meaning victorious.  It is also said to be a variation of Cairo, the capital city of Egypt.

Kaizar

Kaizar is a name that appears in many cultures.  In Indonesia, it means king or emperor. When spelled Kaiser it also names Arabic, Bangla, and Urdu boys.

Kaydon

This multicultural name is found throughout the world.  In Celtic, it means son of Cadon or battle.  It is thought that the meaning is swamp in Old German, and companion in Arabic.  

Kaziah

Kaziah is most likely an African name, although a slight variation of the name (Keziah) was the daughter of Job in the Hebrew bible.

Keadan

An Irish name that some believe demonstrates intuition, romance and generosity.

Keir

Keir is a Gaelic name meaning dark, black, or dusky.  Actor Keir Dullea starred in 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

Keiran

A similar Gaelic name to Keir.  It means dark prince, little dark one, or black.

Kelcey

This is an Old English word meaning victorious ship or brave.

Kemp

The name Kemp represents fighter or soldier.  It is an English/Scottish surname.

Kenelm

Is a strong name of Old English origin. It means brave and helmet. Kenelm is considered to protect his family.

Kester

Kester is a rare holy Greek or Scottish name meaning carrier of Christ.

Kevyn

Kevyn is an old Celtic name that represents a boy who is handsome, kind, loved, and beautiful.

Kieser

A German-surname that means voter or chooser. It is sometimes associated with the occupation of inspecting food and beverages.

Klaus

Known to be a German name that exemplifies not only victory but victory for the people.

Knoxley

Knoxley is probably of Latin origin.  To some, it means peaceful and a good teammate.

Koby

Koby is thought to be a Biblical name used as a nickname for Jacob.  In German or Polish it is said to mean dark-haired.

Kodey

An English or Gaelic name that means helper or helpful. It also is a variant of Kody.

Kofi

Kofi has its roots in Ghana and means born on a Friday. Kofi Anan served as secretary-general of the United Nations and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

Kol

Kol is an uncommon name that comes from the old Norse meaning dark.  

Kota

A name that is Japanese in origin meaning happiness and good fortune. Its lesser-known culture is Native American where it means ally, friend, and supporter.

Krew

The origin of Krew is thought to be English, where it means group. It probably comes from the English word “crew” or the family name Crewe.

Kru

Kru is thought to be a Liberian name originally.  It comes from the indigenous people who were skilled as boatmen.

Kylo

The name Kylo has become increasingly popular due to the Star Wars character Kylo Ren.  It is considered to be American in origin and means sky or heavenly.

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Lachlan

This name of Scottish origin means from the land of the lakes or land of the fjords. The spelling can be changed to Locklan or Lochlann.

Lake

Lake is derived from the Old English, and clearly enough it was often given to a child who lived near a body of water.

Larc or Lark

This name is used to represent someone who is cheerful, playful, and lighthearted like the type of songbird called a lark.  It is probably of Middle English origin.

Leith

Originating from a Scottish town near the river Leith.  Its meaning is wet, damp, or a little more kindly, flowing water.

Lemoine

A French noble surname, which was also religious.  Lemoine literally means monk referring to a man who works in a monastery.

Leroi (Leroy)

An imperial name meaning the king.  It is of French origin.

Leyton

Leyton means meadow settlement. It originates in England and is most popular in Christian religions.

Lochlin

Is also a variation of the Scottish name Lachlan, meaning land of the lakes.  It also means land of the Vikings.

Lorcan

An honored name of Irish origin meaning little fierce one. The ancient King of Thomand in Ireland went by the name Lorcan Mac Lachtna.

Lyndon

Lyndon is an Old English name meaning linden tree hill. The name is more familiar because of Lyndon B. Johnson, a former American president.

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Malone

Malone is an Irish name used to indicate one devoted to St. John.  It has become more widely known due to the modern American rapper, Post Malone.

Marvyn

This is a name of Old Welsh origin that referred to someone who lived by the sea or was a sea friend.  Other variations of the name include Marvin or Mervin.

Meade

Is of Middle English derivation.  The most agreed-upon meaning of the name is meadow.

Mylo

Mylo has its origins in Latin and English names.  It is believed to mean soldier or possibly saviour and grace. Other similar names include Miles and Milo.

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Natti

Natti has Hebrew and Latin roots, but most agree the meaning of the name is birthday of the Lord. It was often given to children born on Christmas Day.

Niall

A dignified Gaelic name thought to mean cloud or possibly champion.  Niall Horan, Irish singer/songwriter of the band One Direction brought the name to center stage in 2010.

O

Ocean

The name Ocean is derived from English, French, and Greek.  All have the understood meaning of ocean or large body of water.

Oran

The Celtic origin of Oran is light or pale, while the Hebrew origin refers to a pine or ash tree.

Orson

Orson has Latin roots meaning bear cub.  It is most famously known in Orson Welles, who is thought to be one the most influential filmmakers of all time.

Osbert

This Middle English distinguished name is associated with bright god, and divinely brilliant.

Osian

With its roots in Celtic history, Osian means little deer.

Osmond

Osmond is an exalted name with Scandinavian and English roots.  It refers to one with divine protection.

Oswin

Oswin has its origins in Old English and means God’s friend.

Ovi

This is a Hindi name originating in India. It is very honorable, and means holy message of Marathi Saint.

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P

Pace

Has its origins in Hebrew and Middle English. The Hebrew interpretation of the name is Passover, while in English it is peace.

Pacey

Pacey is derived from the Latin word for Easter.  Pacey was also the name of a main character on the late 90s American hit tv show Dawson’s Creek.

Paden

In Old English Paden means fighter’s estate. In Scottish, it is considered a royal name.

Parris

An English or Greek name that referred to someone from Paris, France.

Patton

The Old English meaning of Patton is fighter’s town.  It is also an English-Scottish surname that means son of Patrick.

Pearce

Pearce is a solid name derived from Peter meaning rock.  Traced back to England, it is a variation of Pierce and traced back to Greece, the name Piers.

Percival

Percival is of Old French origin.  It means to pierce the valley.  It is a version of Perceval, who is known as one of King Arthur’s knights at the Round Table.

Peregrine

Peregrine is a Latin name that means wanderer, traveler, or pilgrim.

Philemon

This affectionate name means loving or kiss in Greece, which is the location of the name’s derivation.

Philo

Philo is Greek in its origin and means friend or loving. Phyllo, the same pronunciation, is a type of pastry dough used in many Greek dishes.

Pierce

Pierce or Piers comes from the name Peter, which means rock.  Pierce Brosnan is a famous Irish actor known for his starring role in the James Bond film series.

Piers

The name Piers is derived from Peter meaning rock or stone.

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Quin

This wise Gaelic name means counsel.  It also refers to a descendant of Conn, Ireland.

Quincy

Quincy is of Old French origin, and its meaning is estate of the fifth son.  John Quincy Adams was the fifth president of the United States.

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Raayan

The Sanskrit meaning of this name is little prince or flowing, while in Arabic the significance is gates of heaven.

Rafe

Rafe is a powerful name that has its roots in Scandinavia and means counsel of the wolf

Raiden

Originated in Japan.  It means thunder and lightning or God’s spirit.  He is also a character in the popular video game, Mortal Kombat.

Raif

A sweet Arabic name meaning kind, compassionate, and forgiving.

Rain

A name of English origin that refers to the weather, and also abundant blessings from above.

Raine

The impressive German significance of the name Raine is mighty army.

Rainier

Rainier means strong counselor, wise army, or warrior according to its German roots.  It is also the name of a large mountain near Seattle, Washington.

Ranier

This name of German origin means deciding warrior.

Rastus

Rastus has English roots and means loved, beloved, or desired.  It is considered a Christian name.

Rauri

Rauri is a Goidelic name that is used to mean red-haired king.  A variation on the spelling reveals an ancient king of Ireland.

Ravi

A popular name in India that means sun.  Ravi Shankar was a famous Indian composer of classical music.

Rayne

Rayne is a variation of Raina and Rayna.  Rayne is of Old French origin meaning mighty counsel.

Read

Refers to a person with red hair.  Read means red so it is clear to see where the red-haired meaning took hold.

Redd

Redd originated with the Old English word for red.  It can also mean near the reeds.

Baby boy staring at the Camera - Rege

Rege

This rare name today was common in the Middle Ages.  The Latin name means king or regent. The star of the very popular Netflix series, Bridgeton, has this name.

Reign

Reign means to rule or Lord over.  Its origin extends back to England.

Rem

Rem is an Old English name short for Remington.  It is said to mean place on a riverbank.

Renz

Renz is of Italian origin and it means laurel, which refers to the type of tree.

Reynard

In Old German, Reynard means powerful advice.  In Old French, it is another word for fox.

Rhyley

Rhyley is an English name that refers to a meadow or clearing.  A Gaelic interpretation of the name means valiant.

Rolo

The name Rolo is a German word that means famed wolf.  It is also known as a popular type of candy.

Rolph

Rolph is a German name meaning wolf counsel.  Rolfe is also the villain everyone loves to hate in the famous musical The Sound of Music.

Romilly

Romilly was originally a surname from the twin Romulus, the Roman twin.  It means man of Rome.

Royale

Royale is an English name meaning regal.  It can be used for a baby boy or girl.

Roydon

This name refers to a rye hill and traces its roots back to Old England.

Rudi

This German nickname for Rudolf means famous wolf.

Rudolf

Rudolf, also Rudolph, is a German name meaning wolf.  Rudolph is also the name of the red-nosed reindeer whose prominence is only outshined by Santa Claus himself.

Rudyard

Rudyard is of English origin and has the meaning of red yard or red lawn.  The name was made famous by the author of The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling.

Rupert

Rupert is the German version of Robert, which means bright fame.  The name became more popular when the Harry Potter movies came out because of the actor Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley.

Ryler

This modern English name is a bit mysterious.  It is possible that the name was born when parents were combining the names Ryan and Tyler.

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Saxon

This name of German origin specifies people from Saxony, who constantly invaded Britain back in the 5th century.  It is also thought to mean dagger or short sword.

Seavey

Seavey is an English surname of a family who possibly lived near the River Severn.  It is also thought to mean the boy resided near some topographical feature such as a stream, hill, or tree.

Selwyn

This Old English surname means manor friend.  It is derived from sele meaning manor and wine (in an alternate spelling) meaning friend.

Shaw

The surname Shaw indicates people who lived by a thicket or wood clearing.  It is Middle English in its origin.

Shaye

Shaye or Shea is a Gaelic name that means admirable. It can be a male or female name.

Sheard

Sheard comes from an Old English surname that means gap between hills.

Silver

A name that is thought to be of English origin.  It means a metal element, which is logical since the element silver is classified as a metal.

Sinjin

The English translation of Sinjin is St. John, while the Hebrew interpretation is God is Gracious.

Skipper

All versions of the name Skipper refer to the leader of a ship.  In English it means shipmaster and in Dutch and American it means Captain.  Skip is a suitable nickname.

Sonnie

Sonnie is thought to mean son or young boy, or possibly wisdom.  It is of English and Greek origins.  Sonny (different spelling) Bono was a popular American singer from the duo Sonny and Cher.

Soren

This steely name has its origins in Scandinavia where it means stern or severe

Sparrow

Sparrow references the small bird in the finch family.  It can mean a small chirpy person.  Captain Jack Sparrow is the fictitious pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Spike

Spike is from Middle English and means spike or long, heavy nail.  It can be used as a nickname for Michael or William.  Spike Lee is a prominent American film director.

Stirling

A name that means dwelling of Melyn in its Scottish origin, and of high quality and pure in its German origin.  In English, it is related to Sterling meaning genuine.

Symon

Thought to have a Hebrew origin, Symon means to hear, listen, or be heard.  It is directly related to the name Simon.

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Talbot

This strong name is probably of English origin.  It means commander of the valley or tall.

Tatton

Is a surname from the township of Tatton.  It simply means Tate’s or Tata’s town.

Teagan

Teagan means little poet in its Irish meaning but is possibly derived from the Welsh name Tegan meaning pretty, fair.

Temple

This sacred name means sanctuary when traced back to its English roots.

Teo

Teo is of Spanish origin meaning God or gift from God.  It is considered a holy name.

Thane

This mighty name means warrior or landholder in its English and Scottish origins.

Theobald

Theobald is a strong Old German name meaning one is brave or bold.

Tiger

Tiger is primarily an American name clearly referring to a powerful cat.  Tiger Woods popularized the name when he became an acclaimed pro golfer.

Tylar

Can be a variation of the English name Tyler, which means a roof tiler or doorkeeper of an inn.

Tyrrell

Derived from the English, Tyrrell often means stubborn or possibly also thunder ruler.  It has become a popular name for African American boys in the United States. 

The House Tyrell also played a prominent part in the hit show Game of Thrones.

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Ulric

Ulric has Old English and Old German origins.  It means wolf ruler, power of the wolf, or power of the home.

Upton

Upton is an English surname meaning upper field, upper settlement, or upper enclosure.  Upton Sinclair was an American political activist in the 1930s whose book The Jungle was eye-opening in exposing the harsh conditions in which American immigrants worked.

Uther

This name of Welsh origin means terrible or abhorrent.  However, according to Old English legend, Uther Pendragon means chief dragon, and he was the father of King Arthur. 

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Valor

Valor means honor, bravery, courage, and worthiness.  It originates from the Latin word valere, which means to be strong.

Vere

Vere was originally a French name, which was an upper-class surname.  In Latin, Vere means truth.

Vesper

This Latin name means evening star.  The name became well-known by the Vesper Martini, the famous drink ordered by James Bond.

Baby boy with an unusual name - Wolfe

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Wallis

Wallis is of English and Scottish origins and means stranger or foreigner. It is also believed to mean from Wales.

Warrick

This enduring name means protector, ruler, or one who defends.  It is said to be of Old English and Old German origins.

Warwick

Is an Old English name, that was originally an English surname.  It means town by the weir.

Whitaker

The Old English meaning of Whitaker is white field or wheat field.  It first existed as an English family surname.

Wilf

Can be a nickname for Wilfred meaning peace or will.  Wilf originates from Old English.  St. Wilfrid was a 7th-century bishop and monk.

Windsor

Windsor’s roots are in Old English, and it is the surname of the British royal family.  There is a town and castle called Windsor.  The name carries the meaning riverbank with a windlass.

Winslow

This habitational name comes from Old English, and it means friend’s hill or hill of victory.  Winslow Homer, an American landscape painter, is believed by many to be the greatest painter of the 19th century.

Wisdom

Wisdom is an Old English word meaning intelligent, wise, one with experience. The child bestowed with this name hopefully embodies these traits.

Wolfe

This Old German name clearly can mean wolf or wolf-like, but can also mean fierceness and tenacity.

Wynne

Is a pure name of Welsh origin.  Wynne means fair, white, or blessed.

Wystan

Wystan is a firm Old English name that means battle stone.  W.H. Auden is a British-American poet who was born Wystan Hugh Auden.

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Xavi

A name that means new house or bright.  It is of Basque origin.  Can be short for Xavier.

Xavior

Xavior has its roots in Basque culture.  Xavi can be an acceptable nickname.

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Zaman

Zaman is a mysterious Arabic name meaning age, era, time, or destiny.

What’s your favourite unusual baby boy name?

There you have it! 245 uncommon boy names.

Did you find your favourite unusual name amongst the boy names above?

Uncommon baby boy names

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