Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Achilles

“The thin-lipped,” from the Greek a (without) and chelyne (lip).

Greek

Aja

To drive, propel

Indian (Sanskrit)

Ajani

He Who Wins the Struggle

African

Amadeus

God's love

Latin

Angel

Messenger of God

Greek

Apollo

Destroyer

Greek

Aristotle

The best of all

Greek

Arnav

Ocean

Indian (Sanskrit)

Arrow

English

Ash

Of the ash tree

English

Atwood

At the wood

English

Baker

English

Baratheon

Created name

American

Barker

“A tanner,” in allusion to the bark used in the process.

English

Basil

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bear

Strong, brave bear

German

Bergen

Lives on the hill; mountain

Scandinavian

Berkeley

The birch tree meadow

English

Birch

Bright, shining; the birch tree

English

Bishop

Bishop

English

Bodhi

Awakening

Indian (Sanskrit)

Boston

English

Bran

Bramble; a thicket of wild gorse; raven

Scottish

Branch

Paw; extension

Latin

Brock

Badger-like

English

Bronn

Dark skinned

English

Cannon

Official of the church

French

Cato

All-knowing

Latin

Cedar

Type of Tree

American

Cosmo

Order, organization, beauty

Italian

Cuba
Deacon

Dusty one; servant; messenger

Greek

Decker

Piercing

Hebrew

Deven

Divine

Indian (Sanskrit)

Dieter

Army of the people

German

Dudley

People's field

English

Duke

Leader

Latin

Dusty

Brave warrior; dusty area

German

Dutch
Edison

Son of Edward

English

Elvis

English

Falcon

Latin

Faraj

To cure

Arabic

Fender

From the defender

English

Gendry

Created name

American

Golden

Little golden one

English

Gray

Gray-haired

English

Gunnar

Battler, warrior

German

Harlem

Home on a wooded hill

Dutch

Hawk

Falcon, bird of prey

English

Hawkeye
Hawkins

Little hawk

English

Iago

A Spanish form of Jacob and James.

Welsh

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Irish

Irish

Israel

God contends

Hebrew

Jesus

God is salvation

Hebrew

Keanu

The breeze

Polynesian

Kermit

Without envy

Irish

Ketan

Home

Indian (Sanskrit)

King

King

English

Kofi

Born on Friday

African

Kyran

Beam of light

Indian (Sanskrit)

Madigan

Dog, Mastiff

Irish

Marsh

Swamp

English

Messiah

Anointed One

English

Onyx

Precious gemstone

Latin

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Prince

Prince

English

Raiden

Thunder and lightning

Japanese

Raj

King

Indian (Sanskrit)

Red
Redley

Red meadow

English

Rusty

English

Sailor

Boat Man

American

Saint

Holy

Latin

Silver
Simeon

To hear, to be heard; reputation

Hebrew

Sinclair

From Saint-Clair

English

Sparrow
Storm

Storm

English

Taj

Crown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Tesla
Thor

Thunder

Scandinavian

Thunder

Stormy tempered

English

Tiberius
Trace

English

Van

Of

Danish

Wilder

Hunter

German

Winter

English

Wolf

Wolf

German

Wolfgang

Traveling wolf

German

Xandro

Greek

Yarrow
Yves

Yew

French

Zaire

River, From Zaire

African

Zaviero

Savior

Latin

Zeus

Living

Greek

Weird is a strong word to throw around, yet many so-called weird boy names are totally awesome! While they’re uncommon, we don’t find them strange. We find them unique, refreshing, and fun! We’ve gathered unusual picks that we think are cool as can be.

Religious titles are plentiful with Deacon, Bishop, and Saint standing apart from the pack. While many consider them weird, we find them awesome! Celebrities do too, as they’re a hit in famous circles. Other parents enjoy names straight from the scripture like Jesus, Messiah, and Angel which turn heads, but definitely in a good way!

Royal titles are another group that get labeled as weird boy names, though Prince, King, and Duke are growing in popularity. We find them similar to many of the top names that follow the occupational name trend like Mason, with Sailor and Baker two fun picks that often get labeled as weird boy names. We’re loving on color pick, a style typically viewed as unusual. Some cool picks in this category include Silver, Golden, and Red.

Word names are generally seen as unusual by traditional folk, but we love many that are labeled as weird like Arrow and Cannon. They’re fun alternatives to Hunter, and we hope to see more of them. If you turn to the globe, many countries used as names are seen as unusual like Israel, Zaire, and Cuba, but we find them fresh and exciting, especially if you’re honoring somewhere special.

Weird boy names aren’t that weird if you think about it. They’re different, but nothing to be afraid of. Names come from all around the world, and just because something is new to you, that doesn’t mean it’s weird! Expand your horizons with these so-called weird boy names. You might find a new name to love that you’d never expect!