Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abiri

Aroma; strong

Hebrew

Addis

Earth

Hebrew

Adlai

God is just

Hebrew

Aiken

Made of oak

English

Aldus

Old one, elder

Italian

Amiri

Prince; treetop

Hebrew

Amjad

Greater glory

Arabic

Arch

Genuine, bold, brave

German

Artan

Little Bear

Irish

Asahi

Morniong, Sunlight

Japanese

Asaya

God has created

Hebrew

Audwin

Noble friend

German

Balthazar

Baal protect the king

Ancient

Barnabas

Son of consolation

Spanish

Beacon

Signal light

English

Beaumont

The beautiful mountain

French

Belisario

Swordsman

Spanish

Bernis

Strong, brave bear

German

Branko

Glorious defender

Slavic

Brannan

Variant of Brandon.

Irish

Breaker

Destroyer

English

Brick

Building stone

English

Carrick

Rock

Irish

Casimiro

Famous destroyer (of peace)

Slavic

Castor

Beaver

Greek

Chapman

Peddler, trader

English

Corrado

Brave, bold ruler or counsel

German

Creek

Small river

Cyan

Light Blue-Green

American

Daevon
Deo

Godlike

Greek

Derrin

Great

Irish

Destan

Destiny

French

Deval

Divine

Indian (Sanskrit)

Donzel

Given; gift from God

Spanish

Doren

Gift

Hebrew

E’mon

Wealthy Protector

Irish

Edmar

Wealthy sea

English

Egon

Edge of a sword

German

Erasmus

To love

Latin

Esmond

Protected by grace

English

Evo

Yew

French

Ezri

Help, aid; helper

Hebrew

Fender

From the defender

English

Fergus

Supreme man; highest choice

Scottish

Festus

Joyous, festive

Latin

Finbar

White or fair head

Irish

Flemming

Man from Flanders

English

Gable

Roof wall

French

Gaelan

Calm

Greek

Garrin

Gelding

Irish

Godwin

Friend of God; good friend

English

Greenlee

From the green field

English

Hanzel

God is gracious

Scandinavian

Henning

Home ruler

German

Hodge

Son of Roger; famous spearman

German

Hooper

Maker of hoops

English

Ingram

Raven of peace; raven of Anglia

Scandinavian

Innis

Island

Scottish

Irie
Irish

Irish

Isais

Salvation of God; the Lord helps me

Hebrew

Jachai

Supplanter

Hebrew

Jakim

Raised up; established by God

Hebrew

Jalal

Greatness, superiority, renown

Arabic

Japhet

Comely

Hebrew

Jedrek

A strong man

Polish

Jerren

Cry of rejoicing

Israeli

Jobani
Jubal

Ram's horn

Hebrew

Kaliq

Creative

Arabic

Kaushal

Clever

Indian (Sanskrit)

Kaz

Famous destroyer (of peace)

Slavic

Kelwin

Friend of ships

English

Keveon

Handsome beloved

Irish

Khali
Kincaid

Battle leader

Celtic

Kohei

Navigation

Japanese

Lazlo

Glorious rule

Slavic

Liberato

Free

Latin

Lindley

Linden tree meadow

English

Madoc

Charitable, benevolent

Welsh

Magic

Full of Wonder

American

Mahari

Divine maiden

Indian (Sanskrit)

Makena

Abundance

Polynesian

Mareo

Rare, uncommon

Japanese

Morrissey

Choice of the sea

Irish

Moss

Saviour

English

Naoki

Honest, Straight

Japanese

Nayef

Excess, surplus

Arabic

Neven

Holy, sacred; little bone; servant of the saint's disciple

Latin

Nox

Night

Latin

Oba

King

African

Oberon

Royal bear

German

Olivero

Olive tree

Latin

Osei

Noble or honorable

African

Paschal

Easter child

Latin

Peregrine

Traveler, wanderer

Latin

Pope

Father

Greek

Proctor

Steward, official

Latin

Psalm

Song

Hebrew

Quest

Journey, mission

English

Quint

Fifth

Latin

Ramsay

Garlic island

English

Rawley

Roe deer's meadow

English

Raynor

Deciding warrior

German

Renke

Brave counsel

German

Renshaw

Raven woods

English

Romano

Citizen of Rome

Latin

Rufus

Red-haired

Latin

Saint

Holy

Latin

Sajan

Loved one

Indian (Sanskrit)

Savir

Patient

Indian (Sanskrit)

Sequester

Withdraw into Solitude, Seclusion

American

Shogo

Suspicous, Lucky sign

Japanese

Slaton

From the valley farm

English

Solaris

Of the Sun

Latin

Southern

From the south

English

Tarick

Evening caller

Arabic

Terris

“An earthling,” from the Latin term, the earth.

Latin

Thunder

Stormy tempered

English

Tibor

Sacred place

Slavic

Timo

God's honor

Greek

Townsend

End of town

English

Tulio

Lively

Spanish

Tynell

Dark, dusty

Irish

Ugo

A thinker

Italian

Ulric

Power of the wolf; power of the home

German

Urian

City born

Welsh

Urias

My light is Jehovah

Hebrew

Vann

Of

Danish

Varick

Leader who defends

German

Victorio

Champion

Latin

Vijay

Conquering

Indian (Sanskrit)

Vinicio

From the Wine Fields

Italian

Vinton

Vine settlement; Vincent's settlement

English

Volney

Spirit of the folk

German

Waldon

Wooded valley

English

Waller

Wall maker; powerful one

German

Wheeler

Wheel wright

English

Wingate

Winding gate

English

Woodley

From the wooded meadow

English

Xabat

Savior

Spanish

Xanadu

Mongolian City

Asian

Xandy

Defender of the People

American

Xanti

Short form of Xantiago

Portuguese

Xaviero

Savior

Latin

Xeno

Foreign voice

Greek

Yasser

Well to do

Arabic

Yasuo

Peaceful One

Japanese

Yehudah

Praise

Hebrew

Ysidro

Gift of Isis

Greek

Yurem

Exalted by God

Arabic

Zadok

Just, righteous

Hebrew

Zareh

Tears

Armenian

Zebedee

Gift of Jehovah

Hebrew

Zebulon

Dwelling of honor

Hebrew

Zed

The Lord is just

Hebrew

Zefir

West wind

Greek

Zenith

The very top

English

Odd boy names may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but these rare monikers are some of our favorites. These odd boy names stand apart and often have epic meanings. Meet some of these cool kiddos with us below.

It’s important to note that odd boy names aren’t necessarily strange boy names. Sure, they’re uncommon, but they have an interesting story behind them and wear just as well as more popular picks.

Some of the most obscure boy names are those with word roots, like Breaker. While uncommon, Breaker is more of a top-name contender than you’d think. For one, he’s on the same wavelength as names like Hunter, Gunner, and Archer. Sure, he sounds a little rough around the edges, but who said he was “breaking” anything negatively? Maybe your Breaker will break records as he takes on the world. Maybe he’ll have breakthroughs in science, arts, and technology. Another member of this group of cute odd boy names is Gable. He’s a well-known architectural term, but he’s also an Old Hollywood surname, and we’re shocked he’s not more popular, especially as an alternative to the popular Gabriel. See Brick, Creek, and Quest for more odd names for boys with word origins.

Many so-called “odd boy names” are modern in sound, like Adlai. Meaning “God is just,” this handsome moniker has ancient roots but feels contemporary. He has a much-loved vowel ending and a friendly, approachable sound. Despite this, he hasn’t caught on yet like Eli. Similar to Adlai is Ezri, a less common friend to Ezra. Like Ezra, he means “help” and has roots extending thousands of years. He still sounds modern, particularly with his in-demand Z sound and that stylish vowel ending. If you love K names, check out Kaliq, an Arabic name who’s close in many ways to Malik yet isn’t nearly as common. Check out Cyan, Kincaid, and Ysidro for more odd boy names with modern styling.

Browse the rest of our odd baby boy names list to see which out-there moniker catches your attention.