Baby boys are truly a blessing: they love playtime but also love to cuddle with mommy and daddy. When it comes to naming a new bundle, parents may be looking for a name that is timeless yet original. There are so many great boy names that are being used right now that may have started out as original sounding but now fall within the top 100 baby names. This, of course, means they will be very popular, and you will be hearing them being used for other children over and over again, as your little one grows up.
Although some parents may not mind if this is the case, other parents are looking for names that will stand out and be distinctive!
They want their little one to grow up being the only child in his class who bears his special name. If you are looking for a name for your baby boy that is on the more original side, then you have come to the right place. These names are strong yet unique; offering parents a refreshing sense of originality and grace. They are sure to be future trendsetters and some names are already up-and-coming in terms of their usage, but they all remain on the more original side. Without further delay, here are 20 flashy baby boy names that will steal mom’s heart!
Birch is a wonderful baby boy name and a great option for parents who are looking for something original. Burch is of English origin and means “Birch tree”. When I think of this name, I think of beautiful and strong trees swaying in the wind on a warm summer’s day.
Birch is a very genuine name and one that holds great depth and character. Although it represents the fruits of nature, this name also has a chic ring to it, which is a great quality for a name to have. Birch is very unique and only held the 11,612th spot in baby name popularity in 2017 for North America. This makes Birch a wonderful choice for parents who are looking for an original yet whimsical-sounding name for their baby boy.
Tamir is an original but well- rounded name that will be sure to wow those who hear it. Tamir is of Hebrew origin and means “tall, stately, like a palm tree”. This name has a natural and luminous quality to it making it a great choice for parents alike. Tamir is a tree name and is a very special name because of its refined quality. When I hear this name said aloud it reminds me of a little man full of dignity and grace.
Tamir has a feminine version: Tamira and also has a spelling variation: Tamir. Aside from these variations, the name holds a simplistic quality that is rather refreshing compared to other more complicated names. Tamir is also great for parents who are looking for a name with originality, as it was ranked #3,270 in baby name popularity for 2017.
Denver is an up-and-coming name with a lot of grace and charm. Denver is of English origin and means “valley dweller”. It is also an American place name for the city of Denver. Although Denver is technically classified as a unisex name, the name is much more popular for boys than it is for girls.
Denver is a name that possesses great character and one that has a sweet quality to it. This name is a welcome find and a good option for parents who are looking for something original but also don’t want to think too far outside the box, as this name is currently ranked number #957 in terms of baby name popularity in the United States and has stayed under the 1000th spot for the past several years. Denver is a well-rounded name making it a wonderful choice for your new bundle of joy.
Aviv is a fabulous name choice that is sure to turn some heads. Aviv is of Hebrew origin and means “spring”, making this name fall into both the water and season baby name categories. This name is a great option for parents who want a name that really stands out above the rest. When I think of this name, I think of a little boy with a thirst for adventure and a natural spirit.
This name is another name that is on the less popular side, of course adding to its unique and refined quality. Last year, Aviv was only ranked #3,583 in terms of baby name popularity in North America but did move up from a lower ranking in previous years. Know someone who is having a little girl? Aviva is the feminine form of Aviv and holds the same meaning and uniqueness. Overall, Aviv gets a lot of praise for its originality and nature flair, making it a wonderful option for your baby boy.
Bradwell is a very interesting name that is sure to stand out from the rest. Originally a surname but eventually transformed into a first name, Bradwell has a charming ring to it. The name is of English origin and means “from the broad of spring”, giving us the impression that a child who bears the name Bradwell is one of enchanting personality. Despite its natural quality, Bradwell is also refined and distinguished-sounding. It is a distinctive name that offers a welcoming feeling and would also make a wonderful middle name.
Bradwell is also a great option for parents who are looking for something very unique as the name has had less than 5 babies born with it last year in the United States, ensuring your little one will really stand out. Bradwell may just be what you’re looking for when choosing a name for your precious baby boy.
Leif is an original and inspiring name that has a bright yet class way about it. Leif is of Scandinavian origin and means “heir”, which is very fitting for a baby boy, especially if he is your first born child. Leif is also a great name for parents who love nature because it can be a funky alternative spelling to the word “leaf”.
Although this name is rather original, it is still more popular than some and held the 1,072nd spot in baby name popularity for 2017, only down slightly from the previous year where the name broke 100 and held the 969th place for popularity in the United States. Leif also has some fabulous namesakes, including famous Norse explorer Leif Ericson and former teen heartthrob the American singer Leif Garret. Overall, Leif is well-rounded name choice and would be a wonderful fit for your new bundle of joy.
March is great spring name that is definitely unprecedented, distinguished among the rest. Like its name partners April, May, and June for baby girls, March is an up and coming name that could be a great choice for a baby boy born in the springtime. March is of Latin origin and means “walk forth” (of course we all remember learning about the Ides of March in grade school during Roman times).
March is a timeless name that denotes a little boy with a strong sense of adventure and a deep connection with the outdoors. When I think of a little boy named March, I think of a child running through the forest immersed in all things natural. March is also a great choice for parents who are looking for an original name as less than 5 babies were named March in the United States last year. March remains a unique yet strong name choice for your little man.
Maxwell is a wonderfully dynamic name with multiple origins. Maxwell is of both Latin and Scottish origin but both with similar meanings. In Latin, Maxwell means “great spring”, while in its Scottish counterpart its meaning is “spring of mack” (and mack originated from the word “magnus”, which is actually a synonym for “great”). With both origins, the name falls into the season or water category.
Maxwell is an authentic name with a classic ring to it. It is great if you love the name Max but are looking for a longer more substantial name and it is a great alternative to names like Maximillian and Maximus. Maxwell is more popular than other names on this list but is actually in the middle of a decline in popularity. It currently holds the 241st spot in baby name popularity, down from #205 and #111 in the years 2017 and 2016, respectively. Maxwell is a charming name and a great choice for your new baby boy.
Rain is a great option for parents who are looking for a name that is creative and unprecedented for their little man. Rain is of English origin and of course means exactly what we think it does (moister that falls from the sky in the form of droplets), placing it in the weather name category.
Rain is a unisex name that is both memorable and stylish. It is definitely a distinctive name that is on the less popular side, only holding the #2,123 spot in terms of baby name popularity for boys in 2017. The name has a few spelling variations including Raine, Rein, and Rayne. Notable bearers include Raine Maida, lead singer and songwriter of the Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace, which was a popular band in the 90s. Rain is an original and imaginative baby name that could just be the right choice for your new bundle of joy.
Navin is a wonderful name choice for your baby boy that is bound to make a stand. The name Navin has a particularly ancient quality to it, as it actually originated from Sanskrit. Ironically, however, Navin means “new’, which is a great name not only for a firstborn baby boy who is a new addition to the family but for a little boy born in the springtime as well, when nature is bursting with new growth.
Navin is a name that possesses great character and is actually the masculine form of the name Naveena (which is a beautiful baby girl name as well). Navin also has a famous bearer: British actor Navin Chowdhry who has many credits including appearances in the popular series The Walking Dead and Doctor Who.
Navin is another wonderfully unique name, holding the 4,995th spot in baby name popularity last year for North America but the name is in fact slightly more popular in other areas of the western world. Navin is a very special name and is a striking choice for your little boy.
Willow is a dynamic name that truly is a diamond in the rough. Willow is of English origin and of course the word for the willow tree. It is a unisex name and also a diminutive of the name William for a boy and Willemena for a girl. The name Willow has a wonderful natural connotation to it as well as being a name that phonetically rolls off the tongue.
Willow is a creative name choice and although the name is more popular for girls, it holds a unique quality for boys. The name is currently ranked at #1,356 for baby name popularity for boys in the United States. Willow is a unique and innovative name that makes a wonderful option for your new bundle of joy.
Ridge is a fierce name choice and one of my personal favorite up and coming baby boy names. Ridge is a landform name that is of English origin and as a baby name, it holds the original word meaning: a long and narrow hilltop. Ridge is a strong sounding one syllable name that would make a fabulous choice for your baby boy if you are looking for a name that will undoubtedly stand out.
Ridge is a name with both character and flair but also is very original. The name was ranked #925 in baby name popularity in the United States in 2017, up 80 points for 2016 where it held the 1,005th position. Despite being on the unique side, the name is actually on a popularity upswing and in the last 10 years, the name is the most popular it has ever been. Ridge a stunning choice as a baby boy name for your little one.
Pascal is a flashy but wholesome name that would steal the hearts of all who hear it. The name Pascal is of French origin and means “child of Easter”. It is an elegant and unique name choice for a first name but is also a wonderful option for parents looking for a distinctive middle name for their baby boy. Pascal is a name that stands out due to its uniqueness, as it has been a steadily original baby name in the United States with less than 35 babies born with this name consecutive for the past several years.
Pascal is a great choice for parents whose little one is born in thespringtimee as Easter always falls after the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. There are many variations on the name Pascal, including: Paschal, Pascale, Pascoal, Pascual and Pasquale, which are all representative of the same name but in different languages.
Ash is an innovative name that could be just the name that you are looking for! Ash is of English origin which means “ash tree”. The name can also refer to ashes, as in the remnants of a fire. Ash is a unisex name as it can be used as a diminutive of the name Ashley but is much more popular as a baby boy name that either stands alone or is a diminutive of the name Asher.
Ash is an auspicious name that is very admirable. It is a sturdy one syllable name that has a resilient quality to it. The name Ash has one famous bearer who is actually the main character in the Evil Dead franchise and the Broadway musical of the same name. Ash is an original name choice and is currently ranked #1,143 in baby name popularity for boys in the United States. Ash is a compelling name that would make a great choice for your newborn.
Hunter is another up and coming name that would make a wonderful option for your baby boy. Hunter is of English origin and is a name derived from the old English word “hunta”. This wonderful first name is the transferred use of a surname describing the occupation of its bearer. Hunter is the name that is delightful and stylish. It has a great blend of character and flare it is a favourite of many periods due to its sophisticated and enchanting nature.
Hunter is a baby name that is more popular than some of the names on this list. The name is actually rising in popularity and currently sits at number 42 on the baby name popularity charts, from number 48, which held in 2017. Despite it being on the more popular side, Hunter remains an excellent option for parents looking for a strong but fashionable name for their little boy.
Matthias is a good, strong name and would be a stunning choice for your little man. Matthias is of German origin and means gift of God. It is a form of the word “mathathia”, which holds the same meaning but comes from the Hebrew language. Matthias is a strong sounding name and would make an excellent choice for your baby boy. It also has a famous bear: German renaissance painter Matthias Grunewald (1470-1528), Who is known for his religious works depicting Christianity.
Matthias also has several different name variations. The names Maciej and Mathis are both forms of Matthias. I personally love the name Matthias because I think it is a great alternative to the more popular name Matthew, but also leans towards using the name Matt as a nickname.
Matthias is moderately popular and held number 427 in baby name popularity in the year 2017. The name seems to be on the rise however, and currently holds spot number 401. It’ll be interesting to see where the name is headed as the year progresses.
Robin is a timeless baby name that is of course made famous by the classic story Robin Hood. Robin is of English origin and means bright fame. It is also is the name of a bird in springtime that signals the warmer weather approaching. Robin is a warm sounding name and is actually diminutive of the name Robert. It has a cheerful sound to it and is associated with one distinctive 21st century famous bearer: comedian and actor Robin Williams.
Robin is also a name that has several spelling variations including: Robbin, Robyn, Roban, just to name a few. The name Robin has yo-yoed in popularity over the years and held the 990th spot for 2017 and has risen 18 points to #974 for 2018, so far. It is an adorable name with a delightful sound to it that would make the perfect name choice for your little boy.
Weldon is truly a special name that falls into the season and water name categories. This name is of English origin and means “cold spring”. We can take that to mean a chillier spring time season or a cool water hole, shimmering with clear, fresh water. Weldon is a name that has a very authentic ring to it. It would also work wonderfully as a strong sounding middle name for your little one.
Weldon was also once a surname, and has been transferred and used as a first name in more recent years. Weldon is great for parents who are looking for an original name as it only held #2,788 in terms of baby name popularity last year. It’ll be interesting to see what the future of this unique and dynamic name will be as the year 2018 progresses.
Caldwell is a solid choice for a baby boy name that truly stands out as being unprecedented. Caldwell is another seasonal and water name that stands out as a unique name but also has a robust quality to it. Caldwell is of English origin and reminds of the name Weldon, as the two names coincidentally hold the same meaning “cold spring”. Caldwell is also a transferred use of a surname but done so in a way that it maintains its refined appeal when used as a first name.
Caldwell definitely wins some major points for originality and would be a perfect name for parents who are looking for something unique, as the name has only really being used as a first name in the last few years and is so original that there aren’t many statistics on the popularity trends of this name. Just think: your little one could be one of the original bearers of this fabulous name and be a trend setter for life!
Weston is a very up-and-coming baby boy name that is sure to win over the hearts of many. Weston is of English origin and means “west town or settlement”. Weston also makes a great middle name especially for babies who have one syllable first names such as James, Luke, John, or Kyle, just to name a few.
Hoping your little one will be a stellar athlete? Weston has one famous namesake: Weston Richburg, an American football player who plays for the San Francisco 49ers and was originally drafted into the NFL by the New York Giants, in 2014. Although Weston is on the rise in popularity, it is still unique enough to be outside of the top 100 baby names as it currently holds #118 and baby name popularity this year and held #114 in 2017.
Sources: Our Baby Namer; Baby Center