Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abram

High father

Hebrew

#430 (0.048%)  
Adonis

Lord

Greek

#363 (0.0617%)  
Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

#910 (0.0119%)  
Aldo

Old one, elder

Spanish

#827 (0.0146%)  
Amari

Unknown

African

#266 (0.0941%)  
Ambrose

Immortal

Greek

#1,350 (0.0045%)  
Anderson

Son of Andrew

English

#294 (0.0831%)  
Angelo

Messenger of God

Italian

#328 (0.0705%)  
Ari

Lion

Hebrew

#367 (0.0609%)  
Aries

Ram

Latin

#906 (0.0122%)  
Armani

Italian

#452 (0.0433%)  
Atticus

From Attica

Latin

#325 (0.0713%)  
Baker

English

#698 (0.0205%)  
Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

#1,243 (0.0057%)  
Barrett

Quarrelsome

English

#212 (0.1301%)  
Beckham

Beck's homestead

English

#293 (0.0843%)  
Benson

Son of Ben

#456 (0.0432%)  
Bishop

Bishop

English

#922 (0.0116%)  
Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

#1,052 (0.0085%)  
Bodhi

Awakening

Indian (Sanskrit)

Booker

English

#1,807 (0.0018%)  
Bowen

Son of Owen; son of the young one

Welsh

#423 (0.0493%)  
Brennan

Teardrop

Irish

#644 (0.0245%)  
Bridger

Lives near the bridge; bridge-worker

English

#898 (0.0124%)  
Brighton

Bridge settlement

English

#1,428 (0.0039%)  
Brock

Badger-like

English

#536 (0.0344%)  
Bruno

Brown

German

#652 (0.0235%)  
Byron

At the byres or barn

English

#711 (0.0199%)  
Cairo

Victorious

Arabic

#505 (0.0367%)  
Callum

Dove

Scottish

#545 (0.0335%)  
Canaan
#809 (0.0151%)  
Canyon

Footpath

Spanish

#1,424 (0.0039%)  
Carlisle

Fort at Luguvalium

English

#2,945 (0.0004%)  
Carmelo

Orchard;, garden

Italian

#681 (0.0212%)  
Carmichael

Follower of Michael

Scottish

Caspian
#779 (0.0165%)  
Cassian

Latin

#1,230 (0.0058%)  
Cassius

“The helmeted warrior,” based on the Latin cassis, a helmet.

Latin

#568 (0.0314%)  
Cecil

Blind; sixth

Welsh

#1,453 (0.0036%)  
Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

#909 (0.0119%)  
Cesar

Thick head of hair

Latin

#333 (0.07%)  
Clark

Cleric

English

#373 (0.0598%)  
Clifford

Cliff-side ford

English

#1,179 (0.0066%)  
Clyde

“The keeper of the keys,” from the Greek Meidion, a key.

Scottish

#727 (0.0191%)  
Craig

Rock, rocky

Scottish

#1,109 (0.0075%)  
Creed

Belief; guiding principle; I believe

Latin

#880 (0.0127%)  
Cristiano

Follower of Christ

Latin

#918 (0.0118%)  
Cruz

Holy cross

Spanish

#322 (0.0722%)  
Cyrus

Lord

Persian

#390 (0.0557%)  
Dante

Enduring

Latin

#313 (0.0754%)  
Darius

Maintains possessions well

Persian

#496 (0.0382%)  
Darrell

Open; from Airelle

French

#954 (0.0108%)  
Darwin

Dear friend

English

#853 (0.0136%)  
Dashiell

Unknown

English

#1,384 (0.0042%)  
Decker

Piercing

Hebrew

#948 (0.0111%)  
Demetrius

Follower of Demeter

Greek

#665 (0.0222%)  
Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

#317 (0.0729%)  
Destin

Destiny

French

#1,272 (0.0053%)  
Donovan

Darkened

Irish

#319 (0.0725%)  
Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

#514 (0.0358%)  
Drake

Dragon

English

#427 (0.0487%)  
Eamon

Wealthy protector

Irish

#1,140 (0.0071%)  
Edgar

Wealthy spear

English

#348 (0.0656%)  
Ellison

Son of Ellis

English

#1,653 (0.0025%)  
Embry

Work Rule

English

Emerich

Home strength

English

Emory

Home strength

German

#752 (0.0178%)  
Enoch

Trained, vowed, dedicated; profound

Hebrew

#742 (0.0184%)  
Enrique

Home ruler

Spanish

#468 (0.0419%)  
Ephraim

Fruitful

Hebrew

#905 (0.0122%)  
Evangelo

Good news

Greek

Ever

Always

American

#1,291 (0.0051%)  
Fabian

Bean farmer

Latin

#382 (0.0568%)  
Finnegan

Fair

Irish

#411 (0.0517%)  
Flanders

Person from Finland

Scandinavian

Flynn

Ruddy-complected

Irish

#753 (0.0178%)  
Forrest

Woodsman; woods

French

#552 (0.0325%)  
Francisco

From France

Spanish

#283 (0.0883%)  
Franco

Frenchman; free man

Latin

#776 (0.0167%)  
Gentry

Of gentle, good breeding, or high social position

English

#1,234 (0.0058%)  
Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

#305 (0.0782%)  
Giorgio

Farmer

Greek

#1,691 (0.0023%)  
Harlan

Army land

English

#720 (0.0194%)  
Harvey

Battle ready

English

#435 (0.047%)  
Hayes

Hedged area

English

#336 (0.0686%)  
Heath

Heath

English

#921 (0.0117%)  
Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

#318 (0.0728%)  
Henrik

Home ruler

German

#722 (0.0193%)  
Hugo

“An intellectual,” from the Germanic hugu, the mind.

Latin

#417 (0.051%)  
Huxley

Hugh's meadow

English

#643 (0.0245%)  
Ibrahim

Father of nations

Arabic

#395 (0.0547%)  
Indiana
#1,658 (0.0025%)  
Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

#1,735 (0.0021%)  
Jamal

Handsome

Arabic

#708 (0.02%)  
Jennings

Little John

English

#1,551 (0.003%)  
Jenson

Son of Jan; God is gracious

Scandinavian

#1,095 (0.0076%)  
Jericho

City of the moon

Arabic

#934 (0.0115%)  
Jett

Black

English

#300 (0.081%)  
Joaquin

Lifted by God

Spanish

#347 (0.0657%)  
Jonas

Dove

Hebrew

#433 (0.0474%)  
Julius

Youthful and downy

Greek

#334 (0.0691%)  
Kane

Battle

Irish

#312 (0.0756%)  
Keanu

The breeze

Polynesian

#785 (0.0162%)  
Kellan

Slender

Gaelic

#601 (0.0285%)  
Kenzo

Healthy and wise

Japanese

Khalil

Friend

Arabic

#384 (0.0563%)  
Kingsley

King's meadow

English

#629 (0.0255%)  
Kit

Bearing Christ

Greek

#1,508 (0.0033%)  
Lachlan

From the land of lakes

Irish

#657 (0.0231%)  
Landry

“The ruler of the land,” from the Germanic land (land) and rihhi (ruler).

English

#869 (0.013%)  
Langston

Long stone

English

#650 (0.0237%)  
Leandro

Lion man

Greek

#678 (0.0215%)  
Ledger

Speared tribe

English

Lennox

With many elm trees

Scottish

#362 (0.0619%)  
Leonidas

Lion strength

German

#491 (0.0386%)  
Lex

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

#1,724 (0.0022%)  
Luciano

Light

Latin

#495 (0.0382%)  
Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

#1,329 (0.0047%)  
Lyric

Words of a Song

English

#892 (0.0124%)  
Madden

Little Dog

Irish

#755 (0.0177%)  
Malik

King

Arabic

#368 (0.0606%)  
Manolo
#1,577 (0.0028%)  
Marco

Warlike

Italian

#356 (0.064%)  
Mario

Manly

Italian

#321 (0.0724%)  
Marlon

Modern

#777 (0.0166%)  
Marshall

Caretaker of horses

English

#346 (0.0659%)  
Matthias

Gift of God

Welsh

#404 (0.0535%)  
Maxim

Greatest

Latin

#856 (0.0135%)  
Maximillian

Greatest

Latin

#1,327 (0.0047%)  
Memphis

Established and beautiful

Greek

#451 (0.0437%)  
Merrick

“A serving ruler,” from the Latin mereri (to serve) and the hypothetical root rik (ruler).

Welsh

#802 (0.0154%)  
Nehemiah

God comforts

Hebrew

#389 (0.0558%)  
Niko

Greek

#519 (0.0353%)  
Oakley

Meadow of oak trees

English

#453 (0.0433%)  
Odin

Frenzy

Scandinavian

#326 (0.071%)  
Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Orlando

“The fame of the land,” an Italian variant of Roland, which see.

Spanish

#639 (0.0246%)  
Otto

Wealth

German

#426 (0.0491%)  
Pedro

Stone

Spanish

#383 (0.0566%)  
Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

#482 (0.0402%)  
Prince

Prince

English

#315 (0.0748%)  
Quincy

Estate of the fifth son

French

#597 (0.0288%)  
Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

#912 (0.0119%)  
Ramsey

Garlic island

English

#1,377 (0.0043%)  
Reed

Red

English

#371 (0.0599%)  
Rex

King

Latin

#613 (0.027%)  
Ricardo

Brave ruler

Spanish

#303 (0.0796%)  
Ridley

Reed meadow

English

#1,780 (0.0019%)  
Rocco

Rest

Italian

#477 (0.0408%)  
Romeo

Man from Rome

Italian

#338 (0.0682%)  
Russell

Little red

English

#406 (0.0533%)  
Rylan

Rye land

English

#290 (0.0849%)  
Saint

Holy

Latin

#820 (0.0148%)  
Salem

Peace

Hebrew

#1,197 (0.0063%)  
Samson

Sun

Hebrew

#532 (0.0348%)  
Santino

The saints

Spanish

#515 (0.0356%)  
Sergio

Servant

Italian

#343 (0.0663%)  
Shane

God is gracious

Irish

#364 (0.0616%)  
Solomon

Peace

Hebrew

#388 (0.056%)  
Spencer

Dispenser of provisions

English

#304 (0.0785%)  
Sterling

Genuine, of high quality

English

#398 (0.0546%)  
Sullivan

Dark eyed

Irish

#379 (0.0581%)  
Tanner

Leather maker

English

#297 (0.0815%)  
Titus

The avenger

Greek

#309 (0.0768%)  
Torin

Chief

Gaelic

#983 (0.0103%)  
Vincenzo

Prevailing

Latin

#716 (0.0195%)  
Wade

To ford

English

#354 (0.0646%)  
Wallace

Welshman

French

#816 (0.0149%)  
Warren

Game preserve

English

#323 (0.0718%)  
Watson

Son of Walter

English

#674 (0.0216%)  
Winston

Joyful stone

English

#397 (0.0547%)  
Woodrow

Row of houses by the wood

English

#1,959 (0.0014%)  
Zeppelin
#1,233 (0.0058%)  

Name fatigue is real, and some parents want something outside the mainstream to avoid it. Good thing uncommon boy names are here to the rescue! These picks aren’t heard too often, allowing your little one to avoid a lifetime of going by their first name and last initial. While uncommon boy names aren’t as popular as Liam or Noah, they do contain some of today’s hottest naming trends and timeless classics.

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Of course, if you’re looking to color outside the lines, uncommon boy names are ripe with possibilities. Word names are plentiful, with Canyon and Creed just two of the seriously cool names out there. Looking for something with an air of royalty to it? Try out Prince or Kingsley. We wouldn’t worry too much about feeling too out there, as uncommon boy names like these aren’t unheard of!

Naming your little one is a journey, and uncommon boy names are a great place to explore along the way. With unique sounds and origins aplenty, you have plenty of options! Check out our list of uncommon boy names below.