One-of-a-kind boys’ names
Browse our hand-picked one-off list of unusual baby names to help you decide on a really rare name for your baby boy
If it’s a virtually unique or at the very least, a highly unusual baby name choice you want for a little boy, we have these beauties to share with you. We’ve examined the many the 1000s of names that Bounty mums have chosen for their little princes this year, to bring you some inspiration for that perfect name with an exclusive edge, that we guarantee will not be common in the playground.
If you are looking for a name that is strikingly out of the ordinary you may want to choose a strong boy's name such as Zenon, Hawke, Riker or Gunner. Or robust, yet quirky names like Rocket and Buzz. All of these have been chosen by merely a handful of parents in the past year and are sure to give your son stand-out status.
Other popular routes for individuality are names that take inspiration from surnames. This year less than half a dozen baby boys have been given these names which are more commonly associated as surnames such as Bryden, Kendal, Wrenley, Conley, Kent or Gerrard – after former Liverpool FC legend.
Musical legends continue enthuse new parents and in 2019 a few baby boys were also named Elton.
Here is our top 25 list of the most unusual names for boys this year and their meanings:
- Raoul - Is a boy's name of French origin meaning ‘wolf-counsel’.
- Maximo - Is an Italian baby name meaning 'The greatest'.
- Zenon - Is a Greek name meaning 'Friendly'.
- Cabe - Is derived from the Gaelic word Caba, meaning 'hat' or 'cap'.
- Gunner - Is of Scandinavian origin meaning 'bold warrior'.
- Linton - Is of Scottish, Northern Irish, and English origin and means 'enclosure', 'settlement'.
- Riker - Ryker is believed to be the transferred use of a German surname, Riker, from the Germanic “rike” meaning 'rich'.
- Wrenley – Is of American origin and meaning is unknown.
- Lorne - Is an English name meaning 'Forsaken'.
- Hawke - Anglo-Saxon name Hawke comes from the Old English personal name Hafoc, which means "hawk".
- Leaf - Is of English origin and in Old English means 'dear', 'beloved'.
- Serge - In Latin means 'Attendant' or 'Protector; shepherd'.
- Elton - It likely originates from the Old English name Ella or Elli, and the Old English term 'tun', meaning 'enclosure', or 'settlement'.
- Octavius – Is of Latin origin meaning ‘Born eighth’.
- Bryden - Is of English origin meaning 'from Bradden, a dweller near the broad valley.'
- Kendal - Is of English origin meaning 'Royal valley'.
- Evan - Is a Welsh name derived from "Iefan", a Welsh form for the name 'John'.
- Conley - Is an Irish name meaning 'Strong willed or wise'.
- Gerrard - Is of English origin meaning 'Hard or bold spear'.
- Kelton - is of English origin meaning 'town of the keels'.
- Toryn - Is an Irish baby name meaning 'Chief'.
- Perseus – Is of Greek origin meaning ‘to destroy’.
- Kent - Is of English origin meaning ‘high or coastal land’.
- Rocket – Is of English origin meaning ‘jet-propelled’.
- Buzz – Is of American origin meaning ‘village in the woods’.
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