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25 Jaw-Dropping Baby Names That Have Never Been Used Before

Choosing a unique name for the baby is one of the most challenging tasks during the pregnancy period. It is also a matter of excitement and enthusiasm. Many parents get confused while trying to select an appropriate name, especially as everyone around them contributes their opinions and suggestions. Modern parents , however, seem to have a preference towards rare and unique baby names.

While naming their adorable babies, they take inspiration from popular personalities, books, films, family heritage, religion, and region. Generally, parents avoid names that are too common or meaningless. The popularity of names keeps on varying year after year, that is, the names most appreciated today might not be liked by the parents of tomorrow. As a result, it's important to pick a name that you truly like, without worrying about anyone else's opinion or ideas. It's your baby after all.

Every parent’s dream is to give their baby a name that will help them stand out in the crowd. With that in mind, here's a list of never-been-used baby names to make your task a little less challenging. Check it out and choose the most appropriate name for your lovable baby and don't forget to let us know which one you pick!

25 Amara

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The name “Amara” is a baby girl name that finds its origins from Latin or Igbo languages.

Amara means “to love,” “grace,” or bitter.” In Sanskrit, the name “Amara” signifies “steadfast” or “immortal” and in the Mongolian language it means "peaceful.”

At present, the name “Amara” holds the 208th position in popular baby name list and most parents consider the name as the synonym for love and choose it to name their baby wholeheartedly. It was found that girls with the name “Amara” has a strong character, and is elegant and gorgeous. 

The name is equally popular both in the US and UK. The general characteristics of Amara name bearers include spiritual, knowledgeable, aberrant, instinctive, unsociable, inventive, and logical.

24 Cecilia

“Cecilia” is indeed a baby girl name with Latin origins. Its meaning is “dim-sighted” or “blind.” Saint Cecilia is said to be the patron saint of music, who was blind and yet, was an unbelievably gifted musician. Presently, the name ranks 168 in the popular baby name list. Cecilia is an exquisite and attractive feminine form of the name “Cecil,” which is derived from a Roman clan name.

The common traits that girls with the name Cecilia share include compassion, affection, and delicateness, as revealed by ohbabynames.com. As it turns out, he name has been made quite popular by the British model Cecilia Chancellor and Hong Kong actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung.

23 Florence

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As you guessed, the name “Florence” is a girl’s name with Latin origins that means “flourishing” and “prosperous.” Currently, the name “Florence” ranks 980 in the popular baby name list. The name has regained its popularity and most of the modern parents consider the name for their baby girl as it provides a floral feeling and is the name of a beautiful Italian city.

The name became prominent in the US at the last and in the early decades of 20th century. In the meantime, the name “Florence” is found to be a fashionable and well-liked name in the UK.

22 Amelia

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“Amelia” is a combination of the medieval names “Emilia” and “Amalia.” In Latin, the name means “hard-working” and “endeavoring.” In German, the name “Amelia” means “work.” At present, the name is ranking 8 in the popular baby name list.

The name is established as an alternative name for the common and repetitive names such as “Emily” and “Amanda.” Meanwhile, the name is well-known in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, and Poland.

The name has recently been popularized by the American actress and musician Amelia Warner. Amelia is a great baby name for parents seeking a charming and unusual name.

21 Carmi

The name “Carmi” is a Jewish baby boy name that has "my vineyard", "lamb of the waters",“vinedresser,” “garden,” and “orchard” as its Biblical meaning. It is an alternative form of “Carmel”, “Carmela,” and “Carmen.”

“Carmi” name is a less prominent first name for women and is often used as s last name. Those parents who seek a rare name can choose the name “Carmi” as it was encompassed in the list of popular baby name list five decades ago. The general characteristics of “Carmi” name holders, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, is that they are nervous, lonely, energetic, delightful, successful, patient, and volatile.

20 Dante

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Dante is an Italian baby boy name that means “lasting,” “steadfast,” “enduring.” Currently, the name is ranked 318 in the popular baby name list. The Dante name is an abbreviated form of the name “Durante.”

As a matter of fact, the name has been well-known in America since the year 1910 but it lost its popularity in the first half of the 20th century. However, the name has also been popularized by the renowned and greatest Italian poet “Dante,” the author of the poem “Divine Comedy.” Certain common traits of “Dante” name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being reliable, strong, resilient, affluent, problem-solvers, and performers.

19 Abigail

The name Abigail is a baby girl name with the meaning “the father’s joy” or “my father is joyful” in Hebrew. Abigail is trending name and is chosen by a plethora of parents as it is distinct and appealing. The name “Abigail” can be found in the Old Testament, where she is portrayed as an astute, attractive and intelligent woman who disobeyed her husband to secure their household.

It was found that the name is ranked as 10 in the popular baby name list. One of the nicknames granted to “Abigail” name bearer is “Abby”, which is short, sensible, accessible, and sweet.

18 Isa

As you might have guessed, the name “Isa” is mostly used to name girls. The meaning of the name is “oath of God,” “strong-willed,” “devoted to God,” and “salvation of God". Some parents have utilized “Isa” to name their baby boy as well. Therefore, the name “Isa” is considered to be a unisex name. It is a short form for the names “Isabel” and “Isadora.”

The name is made popular by personalities such as “Isa Miranda” (Italian actress) and “Isa Chandra Moskowitz” (Jewish American author). “Isa” name first appeared in the popular baby name list in the year 1915 in the position of 1245.

17 Abbott

“Abbott” is an unusual and astonishing name for baby boys. The name “Abbott” originated from the Old English and means “Father” and “Priest”. Usually, the name “Abbott” is used for the monastery leader. During the 19th century, the name was used mostly as a first name. For those parents searching for a unique baby name, “Abbott” can be the right choice.

The name first appeared in the 1880-1889 Top 1000 US baby name list and held a position of 1372. Some nicknames attributed to “Abbott” name bearers include “Ab,” “Abbie,” “Abe,” etc. The “Abbott” name has also been popularized by the American actor Bud Abbott.

16 Rio

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The name “Rio” is a baby boy name with Spanish origins that means “jasmine” and “river.” “Rio” first appeared in the popular baby name list of 1977 and grabbed the position of 2223 in the list. Several parents confessed that the name “Rio” is a unique and charming name and is mostly used for naming baby boys.

“Rio” is a simple and less messy type name and is sometimes used for naming baby girls due to the Duran Duran’s famous song about the girl named “Rio.” The name gained sufficient popularity through the former English professional football player.

15 Angeline

“Angeline” is a French baby girl name that means “angel,” messenger of God,” and “herald of God”. Currently, the name is positioned as 853 in the popular baby name list. The name “Angeline” is a variation of the Greek name “Angela.”

The name “Angeline” attained the position 183 on the Top 1000 baby name list in the year 1915. “Angeline” name got adequate popularity through the celebrities such as Angeline Quinto (Filipino singer, and actress); Angeline Ball (Irish actress), and Angeline Malik (Pakistani director and actress).

Common characteristics of “Angeline” name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being trustworthy, authoritative, empirical, diligent, scholarly, and orthodox.

14 Delaney

The name “Delaney” is a Gaelic baby girl name and it means “descendant of the challenger”, “child of the challenger” or “dark challenger.” “Delaney” is ranked 250 in the popular baby name list. Often, the name is associated with cheerfulness and feminine elegance. A plethora of parents embraced the name “Delaney” and has been popular for a couple of decades.

At times, people also use the name for naming baby boys and first appeared on the chart of popular baby names in 1991. Later in 2002, the name “Delaney” entered into the Top 200 baby name list. The name is popularized by the voice actress Delaney Rose Stein, who gave voice to the Rapunzel in the movie “Tangled.”

13 Harlow

“Harlow” is truly a unique and pleasant baby girl name. It originated from American and English and its simple meaning is “rocky or stony hill.” The name “Harlow” is having a ranking popularity of 540.

The name “Harlow” made its debut in the popular baby name list in 2009. One of the nicknames attributed to “Harlow” name bearers is “Harley”, “Harly”, and “Harlo.” Occasionally, the name is used to name baby boys too. A majority of parents might be familiar with the name as it belongs to the eminent American scientist “Harlow Shapley.”

Some general characteristics of Harlow name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being daring, flexible, freedom-loving, analytical, blithe, enlightened, and passionate

12 Alondra

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Just like it sounds, the name “Alondra” is a Spanish baby girl name with the meaning "lark,” “song bird,” or “defender of mankind.” It is the pet name for “Alejandra,” whose English version is “Alexandra.” The name is ranked 366 in the popular baby name list.

The famous personalities with Alondra name include Alondra Lopez Bentley (English-Spanish singer and songwriter), and Alondra Patricia (Mexican actress), and Alondra (Mexican pop singer). Anyway, the name “Alondra” is quite accepted by the Mexican residents to name their endearing daughters.

Certain characteristics related to “Alondra” name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being inspirational, congenital, acute, inspiring, and faithful.

11 Caspian

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The name “Caspian” is a baby boy name and means “of the sea.” Currently, “Caspian ranks 868 in the popular baby name list. Basically, the name “Caspian” is the name of the geographical name of the largest sea that lies between Asia and Europe. It was found that a plethora of modern parents find the name “Caspian” as interesting and beguiling.

Some nicknames granted to “Caspian” name bearers include “Cas,” “Caspy,” “Casper,” “Cash,” etc. Later, the name “Caspian” was borrowed by C.S. Lewis to name one of his characters in the children’s novel “The Chronicles of Narnia” series. Nevertheless, the name is popularized by the celebrated American post-rock band named “Caspian.”

10 Rey

“Rey” is a baby boy name, which is originated from Latin. The meaning of “Rey” is “Regal,” or “King.” Meanwhile, the name is commonly used among Spanish people. The name first appeared in the American chart of popular baby names in around 1999 and was used until the 2000s.

The name “Rey” is a variant of “Roy” name. Many parents consider the name as cool and likable. The current popularity of the name “Rey” is 959. In 2016, the name was included in the Top 1000 baby name list. Some dominant characteristics of “Rey” name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being innovative, friendly, accessible, noticeable, and gleeful.

9 Elian

The name “Elian” is a baby boy name of Hebrew origin and its meaning is “the Lord is my God,” “God.” Some nicknames attributed to the “Elian” name bearers are “Lee,” “Eli,” “Ian,” etc. Commonly, the name used by Spanish people and is imported from Cuba. It is the combination of “Elizabeth” and “Juan.” As a matter of fact, its current ranking popularity is 565.

Certain common traits of “Elian” name holders, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being daring, multi-skilled, logical, carefree, innovative, and hedonistic. The name is quite popularized by Elian Gonzalez, who is a Cuban engineer involved in a raging international custody and immigration controversy.

8 Ryan

“Ryan” is a classic Irish baby boy name and it means “descendant of the king” or “little king.” Parents prefer this name as they want their child to rule the world and embrace power. The name attained immense popularity during the 80’s. However, the name has started retaining its popularity at the beginning of 21st century.

Parents can pamper their baby by shortening the name to just “Ry,” which is brief and pleasing. The name “Ryan” has gained ample fame through personalities such as Ryan Anderson (basketball player), Ryan Seacrest (TV personality), Ryan Reynolds (Canadian actor), and Ryan Lochte (American swimmer, a 12-time Olympic medalist)

7 Lincoln

The name “Lincoln” is a baby boy name of Latin origin and it means “lithe” or “town by the pool” or “lake settlement” or “from the settlement by the pool.” In the meantime, the surname “Lincoln” was derived from the northeastern England city named “Lincoln.” Presently, the name “Lincoln” is ranked 41 in the popular baby name list.

“Lincoln” name appeared in the Top 50 baby boy name list for the first time in 2016. It's also impossible to forget Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

6 Cameron

“Cameron” is obviously a Scottish baby boy name and the meaning of the name is “crooked nose.” It is a personable and favored name for boys. There is a spelling variation of the name as some prefer “Kameron” over “Cameron” and vice versa. The name first appeared in the Top 100 baby name list in 1987 and “Cameron” name is equally popular in Wales, England, and Scotland.

Some famous Camerons include Cameron Boyce (American actor), Cameron Mathison (Canadian actor), Cameron Smith (rugby player), and Cameron Diaz (American model, actress, producer, and author), who proved that the name is suitable for girls too.

5 Lucky

As you might have guessed, the name “Lucky” is a baby boy name. The name “Lucky” is of English origin and its meaning is “fortunate.” Lucky is the short form for the name “Lucas” and it is easy to pronounce. A majority of parents name their child as blessings. By naming them as “Lucky”, a parent is blessing their baby with all happiness and good fortune of life.

The name gained popularity through the American model, actor, and musician “Lucky Blue Smith”, Lucky Thompson (American jazz tenor and saxophonist), and Lucky Starr, the professional name of Leslie William Morrison (Australian singer).

4 Emma

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“Emma” is a baby girl name derived from the Old German and it means “universal.” In 2017, the name “Emma” ranked number 1 in the popular baby name list. The name is most preferred by the parents in the United States of America. One of the specialties of the name “Emma” is that it is straightforward. “Emma” is a variation of the name “Emily.”

If you are a devout fan of Harry Potter, the name “Emma Watson” might be familiar to you as it was Emma who gave life to the character “Hermione Granger” in the Harry Potter movie series.

3 Hannah

The Hebrew baby girl name “Hannah” means “favor” or “graciousness” or “grace of God.” In the sacred Bible, Hannah is the name of Samuel’s mother. The Greek and Latin versions of the name “Hannah” is “Anna.”

At present, the name is ranking 32 on the popular baby name list. The name became satisfactorily popular among the parents of United States at the beginning of the 20th century. Those parents who are a Christian believer can choose the name “Hannah” as it is a Biblical girl name accepted all over the world. Some general characteristics of “Hannah” name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being self-determining, individualistic, enthusiastic, determined, creative, and victorious.

2 Gibson

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“Gibson” is a baby boy name of Anglo-Saxon origin and its meaning is “Gilbert’s son.” Currently, the rank of Gibson in the popular baby name list is 921. Several parents choose the name because it is rare and manly.

The name appeared a couple of times in the US Top 1000 baby name list in the late 19th century. Some nicknames given to “Gibson” name bearers are Gib, Gibs, Gibby, and Gizzy. Famous Gibson named personalities are Althea Gibson (tennis Player and athlete), Mel Gibson (producer and film actor), and William Gibson (author). Certain dominant traits of “Gibson” name bearers, as revealed by ohbabynames.com, include being frank, artistic, light-hearted, approachable, friendly, conspicuous, and jovial.

1 Augustine

The name “Augustine” is a Latin baby boy name and it has a meaning of “majestic dignity,” “great,” “venerable,” or “grandeur.” “Augustine” is the Greek version of “August.” The name is also used for naming girls; however, it is comparatively lesser. Nevertheless, the name is equally popular among English speaking nations and French-speaking nations.

The “Augustine” name has appeared consistently in the popular baby name list right from 1880 to the present day. The nicknames of “Augustine” are “August,” “Aggi,” “Aggy,” and “Aggie.” Meanwhile, the name received popularity through the Saint Augustine of Hippo, who is a Christian theologian and philosopher.

References: nameberry.com, ohbabynames.com, m.huffpost.com, momjunction.com

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