If parents are on the hunt for a baby boy name, they have come to the right place. Some mamas love overused names, and although there are many adorable options, the little guy wouldn’t stand out. If mom and dad are in the market for a baby name that is more on the uncommon side, this article will have them covered!
Here is compiled a list of 25 gorgeous baby boy names that mom doesn’t hear often. She may have never even heard of a lot of these names at all. Along with a list of names, there is also included several middle name options for each name. Picking a baby name can be stressful, but our detectives have picked the best of the best names so that moms have one less thing to worry about! Some of these names are super short while some are long. Some of these names have strong meanings that mom and dad will love, such as "peace" and even "summer"!
Whether parents want names that get shortened into nicknames, or names that don’t, there is something every parent will love. Don’t worry, the list has names that will win over the grandparents, too!
Brendan, according to BabyCenter, means little raven, and is #715 in popularity for 2018. This is a perfect name if dad or mom are in the market for a name that does not usually get a nickname. Brendan is the perfect name for any little guy. We know your future Brendan will be ambitious, charming, and will have a smile that will light up any room. Some first and middle name options for Brendan are: Brendan Rhys, Brendan Lucas, Brendan Mitchell, Brendan Maddox and Brendan Eli. This name sounds perfect in any family, and will add to or complete a family perfectly.
Zander (also spelled Xander) means protector of men, and is #236 on BabyCenter’s popularity list. Zan is a super cute nickname for this name. We know your future Zander will be the best brother and the sweetest son. Some first and middle name options for Zander are: Zander Lincoln, Zander Wesley, Zander Austin, Zander Nathanial and Zander Matthew. This is a rough and tough sounding name that dad and grandpa will go ga-ga over. Your future Zander will be the best big brother to a future Claire or Gabriella. We know that this name is fitting for any little dude regardless of his hair or eye color.
At #446 on BabyGaga’s popularity list is the name Harvey, which means army warrior. We think that this name sound super sweet for a little baby boy, but looks rugged and manly for an adult. Some first and middle name ideas for the name Harvey are: Harvey Antonio, Harvey Luca, Harvey Clark, Harvey Geno and Harvey Jameson. This is a name that will stand out in a crowd. We think this name is perfect for any boy and he will grow up to adore this name! This name is easy to pronounce, easy to spell and rolls off the tongue perfectly!
TheBump states the Skyler means giving shelter or fugitive. BabyCenter states that this name is #440 in popularity for 2018. Skyler can also be spelled Skylor or Skylar. Some first and middle names for Skyler that we love are: Skyler Nolan, Skyler Flynn, Skyler David, Skyler Bennett and Skyler Cole. This is a name that your little dude will thank you for later. A future Skyler will probably be a wild little boy who loves to splash in the mud puddles. As he ages, he will grow into a loving, caring and hard working man. This is a perfect name option.
Kaden (also spelled Caden, Caiden, or Kaiden) means fighter, according to BabyCenter and is #192 on the popularity charts. This name is fun, strong, and easy to pronounce. Some first and middle name options for Kaden are: Kaden Reese, Kaden Bentley, Kaden Elijah, Kaden Samuel, Kaden Gregory and Kaden Jeremiah. We think this name is fitting for any little guy as he grows up. We can picture your future Kaden playing barbies with his sister Everly or pushing his brother Jacob on the playground! This name is not only manly, but super adorable! Dad will fall in love the second he hears this name.
Jaxton, according to BabyCenter is #344 on the popularity chart. Jaxton does not have a name meaning and is a modern invented name. We love this name because it is not common to come across a name with the letter X in it, and we also adore the nickname Jax. We know your future Jaxton will be a role model for his little siblings and an excellent student in school. Some first and middle name ideas for Jaxton are: Jaxton Cole, Jaxton River, Jaxton Xavier, and Jaxton Ryan. This is a name that all of the grandparents will obsess over.
Forrest, according to BabyCenter, means Forest or of the woods and is #683 on the popularity chart. This name is perfect if dad and mom are looking for nature inspired names. Some first and middle name ideas for Forrest are: Forrest Dominic, Forrest Vaughn, Forrest Alexander, Forrest Nolan and Forrest Finley! This is a name that belongs to any little guy no matter what hair or eye color he will have. A future Forrest will be the apple of mom and dad’s eye and be the best brother ever. This is a name that grandma and grandpa will adore!
Zechariah means God remembers, and is #927 in popularity for 2018, according to BabyCenter. This is a great name option if you are in the market for something with biblical ties. A common nickname for Zechariah is Zech. Some first and middle name options for Zechariah are: Zechariah Orion, Zechariah Levi, Zechariah Samuel, Zechariah Simon and Zechariah Elias. We think this name is cool, fun, and also super sweet. This is a name that will make your friends say “aww!” A future Zechariah will be a hard working guy who would give the shirt off his back for anyone.
The name Phoenix is strong and creative. BabyCenter says that this name means crimson and is #231 in popularity for 2018. This name is super cool and is even one that grandma would approve of. Some first and middle name ideas for Phoenix are: Phoenix Knoxx, Phoenix Spencer, Phoenix Lloyd, Phoenix Nash and Phoenix Zane. This is a name that we believe is fitting for any little guy no matter what hair or eye color he will have. Phoenix is a name that your little guy’s teachers will fall in love with. This is a name that will stand out in a crowd.
Colby means coal town and is #687 on BabyCenter’s popularity list. This name is one that is easy to pronounce and super easy to spell, which is a huge bonus for many parents when choosing a name. We know your future Colby will be a kid that loves to get dirty and have fun doing it. Some first and middle name ideas for Colby are: Colby Joshua, Colby Nathaniel, Colby Michael, Colby Benjamin and Colby Emmett. This is a name that everyone will say “wow!” to. This is a name that will look adorable on any little guy as he grows into a man.
Beckett means stream, according to BabyCenter and is #246 on the popularity chart for 2018. This is another name that is creative and super cool sounding. We think your future Beckett will be the kid that everyone will want to be friends with because he is super sweet and friendly. Beckett is not a name that is typically given nicknames, which is a bonus for many parents. This name rolls of the tongue perfectly. Some first and middle name ideas for Beckett are: Beckett Pierce, Beckett Sullivan, Beckett Charles, Beckett Roman, Beckett Grey and Beckett Gunner.
Tanner is #348 in popularity according to BabyCenter, and means leather worker. The name Tanner sounds fun and cute for a little guy but ages great with him as he ages into a man. Tanner Jacob, Tanner Brock, Tanner Chase, Tanner Nicholas and Tanner David. This is a name that any little guy could have and it would fit him perfectly. A future Tanner would be a loyal and loving friend and also a sweet and silly big brother. We think this name is manly but at the same time very soft and sweet. This is a name that everyone will love.
#188 on BabyGaga’s popularity list is the name Myles, which means inventor of the corn mill. This name can also be spelled Miles. Some middle name ideas for Myles is: Myles Harrison, Myles Fletcher, Myles Vincent, Myles Christopher and Myles Anthony. We think the name Myles is one that will suit any little guy perfectly. We think a future Myles will be mommy’s best friend and the apple of daddy’s eye. The name Myles sounds perfect in any sibling name group. We can picture a future Myles to be an awesome brother to an Olivia, Sophia, Mason or Eli!
Dalton means valley farm, according to BabyCenter, and is #461 in popularity as we near the end of 2018. We know a future Dalton will be a leader with a heart of gold. Some first and middle name options for Dalton are Dalton James, Dalton Xavier, Dalton Thomas, Dalton Ryder and Dalton Quinn! We know your future Dalton will be a big brother who loves to go on adventures with his sister Isabella or play tennis with his brother Wyatt! This is a perfect name for any little guy. Your mother-in-law with go ga-ga over the name Dalton!
Cohen is #350 on BabyGaga’s popularity list. NameBerry states that Cohen means priest. Cohen is a name that rolls off the tongue perfectly and is a great mix of sweet and manly. Cohen can also be spelled Koen or Coen! Your future Cohen would be the best brother to a Damien or a Madison! Some first and middle name ideas for Cohen are Cohen Wesley, Cohen Bryson, Cohen Flynn and Cohen Everett! The name Cohen is perfect for any little guy. This is a name that your friends will wished that they picked!
Brooks is #184 in popularity for 2018, and means running water, according to BabyCenter. The name Brooks is short and sweet but also super masculine at the same time. We know that a future Brooks will complete or add to your family beautifully. We think a future Brooks will love sports of any kind- tennis, football and even hockey.
This little guy will be rough and tough, but also a huge sweetheart. Some first and middle name options for Brooks are: Brooks Marshall, Brooks Corbin, Brooks Asher, Brooks Preston and Brooks Eli! This is a great name option for a little guy.
Kyler, according to SheKnows, means wood, church, or a place-name referring to the narrows. Kyler is #302 on BabyCenter’s popularity chart for 2018. Kyler Shane, Kyler Mason, Kyler Cade, Kyler Jace and Kyler Lloyd are some first and middle name ideas for this super fun name. This name Kyler is one that many people will probably have never heard of, but when they do they will fall in love. A future Kyler will add to or complete a family perfectly! A Kyler will be a loving little boy whose smile will light up a room and laugh will make everyone smile.
Paxton, according to BabyCenter, means peace. This name is #230 in popularity, which means there is a huge chance that your little Paxton will be the only one in his class. Your future Paxton will probably be called Pax by his peers, and that is a super cool and fun nickname. Some first and middle name ideas for Paxton are: Paxton Joseph, Paxton Samuel, Paxton Andrew, Paxton Jett and Paxton Dale. We know your future Paxton will be an overprotective and loving big brother or a super fun and loving little brother. This is a name that is fit for any little guy!
River, according to BabyCenter, is #187 on the popularity list, and simply means, river. This is a great name option if mom and dad are nature lovers! This is an adorable name that is also very strong. Some first and middle name ideas for River are: River Zachary, River Elliot, River Ezekiel, River Patrick, and River Holden. We think your future River will be a caring little boy who will grow into a responsible and giving man. This is a name that ages perfectly, and will be fitting for any little guy. We know this is a name that big sister will fall in love with!
Tripp, according to BabyCenter, means summer, and is #463 in popularity. This name is far from common, and is a super cool and fun name! This is a name that your little guy will thank you for later! Your future Tripp will add to or complete your family perfectly! Tripp Isiah, Tripp Russel, Tripp Vincent and Tripp Oliver and first and middle name options for this name that we think are perfect. We foresee your future Tripp to be a fun little guy who is a huge daddy’s boy! Don’t worry mom, Tripp will steal your heart too!
Grant, according to BabyCenter, means great, and is #229 on the popularity list. We love this name because it is a strong and manly name that dad will fall in love with and grandpa will swoon over. Some first and middle name options for this name are: Grant Donovan, Grant Oliver, Grant Vaughn, Grant Michael, and Grant Rein. We know your future Grant will either or add to or complete your family perfectly. We think a future Grant will be a shy little guy who will have a heart of gold. This is a perfect name for any boy.
Keegan, according to BabyCenter, is #353 on the popularity list and means small. We know your future Keegan will love this name. Some first and middle name ideas for Keegan are: Keegan Ford, Keegan Dean, Keegan Tyler, Keegan Silas and Keegan Bane. We think this name is masculine and super fun. Your future Keegan will love baking brownies with mom or kicking the soccer ball around with dad. This name is perfect for any future baby boy! Keegan is a name that no one will be able to forget once they hear it. Your in-laws will fall in love with this name.
Brady, according to BabyCenter, means broad island, and is #296 on the popularity list. We love this name because it is easy to spell, pronounce, and remember. Your future Brady will complete or add to your family perfectly. A future Brady will be an adventurous and curious little guy who is always getting into something. Some middle name ideas for the name Brady are: Brady Scott, Brady Donovan, Brady Thomas, Brady Elliot, Brady Quinn, Brady Paul and Brady Weston. Brady will be the best brother to a big sister named Eva or a little brother named Levi.
Rylan, according to BabyCenter, means dweller of the rye land, and is #306 in popularity as we near the end of 2018. We love this name because it is unique and super creative. We know this is a name that grandma and grandpa probably have never heard of, but will love it once they say it out loud. Some middle name ideas for the name Rylan are: Rylan Fletcher, Rylan Henry, Rylan Parker and Rylan Seth. We know your future Rylan will be a spunky little guy with so much to offer the world. Your future Rylan will do great things in his life.
Bradley is #206 in popularity for 2018, and means from the broad meadow, according to BabyCenter. Bradley Lawrence, Bradley Samuel, Bradley Jack, Bradley Fox, Bradley Joseph and Bradley Wayne are some first and middle name options for this name. Bradley can also be spelled Bradly. Your future Bradley may get the nickname Brad from his peers, but we think that nickname is adorable! This name is strong and manly but sweet enough for grandma to say “aww!” This is a name fit for any little guy and he will wear it well. A future Bradley will be daddy’s sidekick and mommy’s best friend.