Now more than ever, parents are opting for more unique and rare baby names for their children. In current culture, it's more acceptable now for a child to have a unique or unusual name rather than conform to naming norms. According to our baby naming survey of over 400,000 parents, a majority said that they wanted to avoid the more popular baby names.
Unique baby names might include classic names from your family tree, surnames as first names, creative spellings of more popular names, names that combine two or more names, or names that are just outright created. Celebrities tend to lead the way in creative baby naming and can also influence baby naming culture and trends.
Here are some cool and unique baby names that we've curated from our user's favorite name lists. Check back, as we'll change this list as we discover more unusual names!
The Baby Names Podcast deep dives into many name subjects and categories. There are many episodes that contain great name ideas that you might not find anywhere else. Here are a few:
If you're looking for more offbeat names for your baby, check out some of our hand-picked name lists. You will surely find many unique names to consider.