Unique Baby Boy Names & Meanings

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abram

High father

Hebrew

Adjo

Righteous

African

Adlai

God is just

Hebrew

Adonis

Lord

Greek

Ajax

“The birdman,” from the Greek aia.

Greek

Akira

Bright, clear, ideal

Japanese

Alden

Old friend

English

Alessandro

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Ambrose

Immortal

Greek

Amo

Little eagle

French

Anchor

Stability

English

Andre

Manly

French

Angus

One choice

Celtic

Arlo

Armed hill

English

Asa

Doctor, healer

Hebrew

Asante

Thank You

African

Ashby

Ash tree home

English

Aston

East town; ash tree settlement

English

Azul

The Color Blue

Spanish

Bahari

One who sails

African

Banks

Edge of the River

English

Barlow

The bare hillside

English

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Bevyn

Young soldier

Celtic

Bishop

Bishop

English

Blaze

Stutter

Latin

Boaz

Strength

Hebrew

Brando

Sword; fiery torch, beacon

German

Bridger

Lives near the bridge; bridge-worker

English

Briggs

Bridges

English

Calix

Very Handsome

Greek

Callum

Dove

Scottish

Campbell

Crooked mouth

Scottish

Carmello

Orchard;, garden

Italian

Cassian

Latin

Cecil

Blind; sixth

Welsh

Cosmo

Order, organization, beauty

Italian

Creed

Belief; guiding principle; I believe

Latin

Cristo

Christ

Spanish

Crosby

At the cross

Scandinavian

Dale

Valley

English

Damon

One who tames, subdues

Greek

Darrion

Gift

Greek

Dash

Diminutive of Dashiell

English

Dashiell

Unknown

English

Daven

Beloved

Hebrew

Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Desmond

From South Munster

Irish

Dex

Right-handed, fortunate; one who dyes

Latin

Donatello

Given; gift from God

Spanish

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Dresden

People of the forest

German

Eamon

Wealthy protector

Irish

Elisha

God is my salvation

Hebrew

Elon

Oak tree

Hebrew

Enrico

Home ruler

Spanish

Enzo

From Laurentum

Italian

Ephraim

Fruitful

Hebrew

Evander

Good man

Greek

Everest

English

Faraji

Consolation

African

Fitz

Son of

French

Foster

Woodsman

English

Fox

Fox

English

Frederick

Peaceful ruler

German

Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

Gideon

Tree cutter

Hebrew

Hale

Hero; from the hall

English

Hanson

Son of Hans

Scandinavian

Harlan

Army land

English

Heath

Heath

English

Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

Hezekiah

God gives strength

Hebrew

Horizon

Apparent Edge of Land

American

Ignatius

“The ardent one,” from the Latin ignire, to set on fire.

Latin

Imaran

Prosperity

Arabic

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Isidro

Gift of Isis

Greek

Jacoby

He who supplants

Hebrew

Jagger

Carter

English

Janssen

Son of Jan

Scandinavian

Jazz

Modern

Jericho

City of the moon

Arabic

Kaliq

Creative

Arabic

Kanoa

The free one

Polynesian

Kazimir

Famous destroyer (of peace)

Slavic

Kellen

Slender

Gaelic

Kenji

Intelligent second son; strong, vigorous

Japanese

Khadim

Servant

Arabic

Kieran

Black

Irish

Kijani

Warrior

African

Klaus

Victory of the people

German

Knight

Knight's meadow

English

Lazlo

Glorious rule

Slavic

Lemar

The water; land famous

German

Lev

A Russian form of Leo, “the lion.”

Russian

Lex

Man's defender, warrior

Greek

Madden

Little Dog

Irish

Marsden

Swampy valley

English

Miller

One who grinds grain

English

Montez
Murdoc

Seaman

Celtic

Namir

Leopard

Israeli

Nayef

Excess, surplus

Arabic

Nazir

Observant, spectator. Alternate spelling: Naazir.

Arabic

Nigel

Champion

Spanish

Noble

Aristocratic

Latin

Norbert

Northern brightness

German

Odell

Woad hill

English

Orion

Boundary

Greek

Osiris
Oswald

God's power

German

Otto

Wealth

German

Oxford

Ford of the oxen

English

Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

Porter

Door keeper

English

Quillan

Cub

Irish

Quinton

Queen's settlement

English

Ralph

Wolf counsel

English

Ranger

Forest guardian

French

Rhodes

Where roses grow

German

Rocco

Rest

Italian

Ross

Headland, cape

Scottish

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Saqib

Sharp-witted

Arabic

Saxon

From Saxonny

German

Seamus

Supplanter

Irish

Shepherd

Shepherd

English

Shiloh

His gift

Hebrew

Slater

Hewer of slates

English

Smith

Blacksmith

English

Sora

Sky

Japanese

Talon

Claw

English

Tex

Modern

Thornton

Thorn-bush settlement

English

Timber

Wood, Strong

American

Tremaine

Town built with stone

Celtic

Uri

My light, my flame

Hebrew

Uzziah

The Lord is my strength; strength, power

Hebrew

Valen

Strong, healthy

Latin

Vesper

Evening Star

Latin

Walter

Commander of the army

German

Wayland

Land by the road

English

Webster

Weaver

English

Winslow

Friend's hill

English

Wolf

Wolf

German

Woodrow

Row of houses by the wood

English

Wright

Carpenter

English

Xadrian

Created Name

American

Xandros

Hungarian

Xannon

Ancient God

American

Xavion
Xenos

Hospitality

Greek

Yael

Mountain goat; heights, upland; fertile moor

Welsh

Yahir

Handsome

Spanish

Zacchaeus

The Lord recalled

Hebrew

Zahar

Shine, sparkle, bloom

Arabic

Zaid
Zale

Sea-strength

Greek

Zamir

Song bird

Hebrew

Zaylor

Tailor; to cut

French

Finding truly unique boy names can be hard with today’s constant trends. It’s natural to want to stand apart from popular boy names, and you may find yourself searching for unique baby names to no avail. There are thousands of baby names, after all. We’ve taken the guesswork out of things and compiled a collection of the best unique baby boy names, containing everything from names of Celtic origin to those that were popular baby boy names long ago. Let’s meet some together and see which might wind up on your favorite baby name list.

Our first stop in unique baby boy names is with Biblical names. The Bible is full of unusual monikers, like Boaz. This Hebrew baby boy name means “strength” and isn’t too high on the yearly most popular baby names chart issued by the Social Security Administration. Another is Elisha, a brother to the mega-popular Elijah. Meaning “God is salvation,” this gender-neutral name is one with a gentle spirit. See Ephraim, Hezekiah, and Uri for more Biblical choices that aren’t popular names.

Most parents seeking uncommon boy names are looking for a first name that won’t be heard everywhere. They may like today’s trends but maybe not how common some names are. There are many unique boy names that follow these trends from afar, like the handsome surnames Crosby and Briggs and occupational names like Ranger and Shepherd. You might like a gender-neutral name like Vesper or a super-masculine pick with German roots like Frederick. Parents can also discover uncommon boy names that follow the word name trend with rare finds like Anchor and Jazz. You still capture these amazing styles with unique baby boy names.

Some parents seek unique middle names for boys, hoping to spice up a common pick or family name. This includes cute middle names for boys like Fitz and Dale as well as natural baby boy middle names like Fox and Wolf. Horizon and Creed are two surprise word name picks that lend well to the middle name slot as well.

One of our favorite aspects of unique boy names is their worldwide nature. You can find countless picks of English origin and stellar picks of Arabic origins. You can tap into your Greek roots or opt for an Irish surname to pay homage to your heritage. For those of German origin, see Klaus and Lemar, and for those of Latin origin, check out Dex and Valen. Amo is a rare gem of French origin, while the English surname Banks has a modern, polish feel. Exploring your roots is an easy way to track down countless unique boy names connected to your backstory.

Of course, we can’t talk names without meanings. Rare boy names are loaded with epic ones, like Asa‘s “doctor or healer.” This Hebrew baby boy name is close in sound to the popular Ace yet softer and vintage. His friend Adlai‘s meaning “God is just” is awesome too. Imaran‘s meaning “prosperity” is another standout, but this cutie of Arabic origins remains extra rare.

Uncommon baby boy names will continue to be in demand as trends dominate the Social Security Administration’s most popular names charts. Unique boy names are the perfect addition to your baby name list for standout style.