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25 Unique Baby Names Grandma Will Approve Of

When searching for "the one" name for a baby girl or baby boy, a lot of factors come into play, such as the baby's gender, the meaning or origin of the name, and whether someone else has already chosen it. More importantly, both partners need to agree on it and, of course, grandma needs to approve the name as well.

You may be looking for something that is sure to become classic and timeless, or you may just be looking for something that no other child will have when your son or daughter starts school.

Regardless if you are having a little girl or a little boy, we have 25 perfect and unique baby names that you will just adore. They are wonderful enough that even grandma will approve of the list of names below! You are bound to find at least one name that you will absolutely fall in love with. You may even be able to find that one special name that you have been searching all over.  No more need for baby name books, either, because this list is sure to be everything that you will need and more. Sometimes you just know when you finally see "the one."

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25 Ariella

Ariella is a very beautiful name for a little girl. This four syllable name is pronounced ar-ee-EL-uh. It is of Hebrew origin and means Lion of God. Girls with this name grow up to be very dependable and hardworking individuals.

They prefer to build careers, relationships, and friendships on sturdy and solid foundations. Ariella is at number 85 on the Unique Girl Names list and at number 93 on the Hebrew Girl Names list. Grandma is sure to adore this lovely name.

24 Kinsey

Kinsey is a beautiful name that you could add to the list of possibilities for your baby girl. This is a two syllable name that is pronounced as KIN-zee. It is of English origin and means a royal’s victory.

Girls with this name grow up to be extremely bright, uplifting, intuitive, and inspirational.

They would make excellent teachers as well. Kinsey is so unique that there are only less than 8,000 babies with this wonderful first name. Grandma is even sure to fall in love with it.

23 Tatum

Tatum is a great name that also happens to be gender-neutral. It is more commonly a girls name than a boy’s name though. This is a two syllable name that is pronounced as TAH-tum. It is of English origin and means Cheerful, Full of spirit.

Children with this name grow up to be very creative, popular, and they are even known to be social butterflies. They always tend to be optimistic individuals who see the glass as half full instead of half empty. Tatum is at number 194 on the Unisex Names list.

22 Nova

Nova is a beautiful name for a little girl and grandma is sure to find the beauty in it as well. It is a two syllable name and is pronounced NO-va. It is of Latin origin and simply means new. Girls with this name grow up to be very wise and intuitive.

Although, they can sometimes come off as a mysterious and a bit eccentric – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. It may make people want to get to know them even more. Nova is at number 83 on the Vintage Girl Names list and number 79 on the Latin Girl Names list.

21 Kira

Kira is a wonderful name for a baby girl. This is a name that grandma would instantly love. It is a two syllable name that is pronounced as KEE-rah. It is of English and Irish origin and means black. Girls with this name grow up to be very happy and optimistic women.

They are always filled with so much joy, and they have zero issues when it comes to making friends since they are very social. However, they can sometimes be a bit dramatic. Kira is such a unique name that there are only a total of 33,716 babies born with this lovely name. It is at number 119 on the Unique Girl Names list.

20 Juniper

Juniper is a great name for a girl and grandma is sure to approve of this unique name. This name is three syllables and is pronounced JOON-eh-per. Girls with this name have cheerful personalities and they just seem to attract people to them. They have amazing communication skills as well.

It is at number 102 on the Unique Girl Names list, and it is so rare that there are only a total 4,441 babies who were born with the first name Juniper in the United States within the past 136 years.

19 Maya

Maya is a lovely name for a little girl. If you choose this name for your daughter she will grow up loving her name as much as grandma does. It is a two syllable name and it is pronounced MY-ah. It is of Greek and Latin origin and it has multiple meanings such as Spring, Brook, and Beloved. A spelling variation of this name is Mya.

Girls with this name grow up to be women who are very trustworthy and dependable. You can always rely on a woman named Maya. There is also an actress and comedian named Maya Rudolph as well.

18 Livia

Livia is a very beautiful and unique name. It is so rare that there are only 7,042 babies who were born with this first name. That is not a lot at all. On top of grandma adoring this sweet name, it is almost guaranteed that there will not be another girl in your daughter's classes who will have this name.

Livia is a three-syllable name and is pronounced LIV-ee-ah. Girls with this name usually grow up to be great achievers and problem-solvers. They also usually tend to become very wealthy in life. Livias are also very active individuals.

17 Laya

Laya is such a cute name. You should really consider this name as a possible choice to name your little girl. It is two syllable name and it is pronounced LAY-ah. It is a spelling variation on Leia like Princess Leia from Star Wars. It is of Sanskrit and Hebrew origin and is said to mean Flow.

In the United States, this name is the most popular in California, New York, and Texas. Laya is so unique that there are less than 1,300 baby girls who were born with this first name. The best year for this name, so far, was in 2016 when there was a total of Layas born.

16 Ramsey

The name Ramsey is so adorable to the point where even grandma would fall in love with it. It is two syllables and is pronounced RAM-zee. It is a Scottish name for a baby girl and it means Island of garlic. We know the meaning may be a bit odd, but please don’t let that deter you from how beautiful this name actually is.

Ramsey happens to be a gender-neutral name, which means that it does not really matter if mom is having a little girl or boy because it could fit both genders very well.

15 Kendra

Kendra is such a beautiful name that you could choose for your daughter. It is a two-syllable name and is pronounced KEHN-dra. It is of English, American, Welsh, and Celtic origin and it means water baby and magical. It is also said to mean wise ruler and enthusiastic power.

Girls with this name grow up to be very powerful women who tend to be blessed on the material plane. Kendras tend to be very hardworking individuals. This name is at number 97 on the Unique Girl Names list and there are only 94,000 babies who were born with the first name Kendra.

14 Azalea

Azalea is a fantastic and unique name for a baby girl. It is three syllables and it is pronounced uh-zeyl-yuh. It is of English and Greek origin and means dry flower. This name is so rare and unique that there was only a total of 5,010 babies born with this lovely first name in the United States from 1880 to 2016.

That is not a lot of Azaleas at all. Girls with this name grow up to be very independent, strong-willed, and ambitious women. They are sometimes known to be risk-takers as well.

13 Harlow

Harlow is a lovely gender-neutral name. Although, it does lean more toward being a girl’s name than a boy’s. It is a two syllable name that is pronounced HAHR-lo. It is of American and English origin and means rocky/stony hill. Girls with this name love to be free and grow up to be free-spirited women.

They are easy going, adventurous, and can adapt to new situations with ease. Harlows do love to stay on the move and be active as well. This name is so unique that in the United States from 1880 to 2016, there have only been a little over 6,000 babies born with this first name Harlow.

12 Raven

Raven is a beautiful name for a little girl. Even grandma is sure to approve of this name too. It is two syllables and it is pronounced RAY-vin. It is of English origin and means Blackbird. Girls with this name crave loving and stable families and communities. They are very family-oriented, even as they grow up they will always put their family before anyone else.

They are very loving, caring, and affectionate individuals. Raven also happens to be another gender-neutral name, but it is much more common for it to be a little girls name. There are close to 41,000 babies born with this name in the United States, which in the grand scheme of things really isn’t a lot.

11 Keaton

Keaton is a beautiful and unique name for a little boy. It is two syllables and is pronounced KEE-tehn. It is of English origin and means Hawk’s town. Boys with this name tend to grow up to have amazing communication skills and are very optimistic in life. They always see the glass as half full and never half empty.

Keatons are creative and imaginative. They can sometimes be a bit dramatic, however. There are less than 20,000 Keatons that were born in the United States between the years 1880 and 2016, which makes this name very unique.

10 Nehemiah

Nehemiah is a lovely name that grandma is sure to fall in love with the moment she hears this name. This name is four syllables and is pronounced nee-ah-MIE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin and means God has comforted. If a mom is looking for a name with a religious meaning, Nehemiah would be absolutely perfect.

In the United States from 1880 to 2016, there were only 15,135 Nehemiahs brought into this world. Boys with this name tend to grow up to be multi-talented and independent. They also tend to strive for perfection even though there is no such thing as perfect.

9 Kameron

Kameron is such an adorable name for a little boy. It is a three syllable name and is pronounced KAM-er-en. It is of Scottish origin and means crooked nose. Please, don’t let this strange meaning hinder you from the beauty of this name. Boys with this name tend to grow up to be freedom-loving, adventurous, and very active.

Kamerons are very easygoing and can make friends with such great ease. They sometimes like to stir things up when nothing is going on just to get some excitement.

Kameron also happens to be another gender-neutral name, but it is more common to see little boys with this name rather than girls. It is at number 2 on the Unique Boy Names list, number 147 on the Unisex Names list. There are a little over 34,000 people in the United States who have been given this lovely name in the past 136 years.

8 Cash

Cash is a fantastic name for a little boy. Grandma would definitely go head over heels for this name, especially if she was a Johnny Cash fan. It is one syllable and is pronounced as KASH, and some parents actually spell this name that way instead of using the “C.” It is of English, French, and Irish origin. It means money, shining upon men, and maker of chests.

Boys named Cash usually grow up to be very dependable, solid, and trustworthy men. Cash is so unique that it is at number 3 on the Unique Boy Names list, and because in the United States, within the past 136 years, there were only a grand total of 16,475 babies born with the first name Cash.

7 Rylan

Rylan is such a beautiful name that sounds so familiar but happens to be so unique; even grandma would have a hard time falling not falling in love with this name. It is a two syllable name that is pronounced as RYE-lin. It is of American and English origin and means From the Rye Land. Rylan is also a gender-neutral name, but there are way more boys with this name than girls.

Boys with this name tend to come off as being mysterious, eccentric, and very wise. Rylan is so unique that there are less than 30,000 people in the United States who were born with this first name. It is at number 8 on the Unique Boy Names list, and it is also at number 164 on the Unisex Names list.

6 Kyler

Kyler is a very adorable name for a little boy. It is a cross between Kyle and Skyler. It is a two syllable name that is pronounced KIE-ler. It is of American and Dutch origin and means potato grower. It is also said to mean church, Monk’s cell.

Kylers grow up to achieve great things and they thrive off of being the authoritative figure. They can sometimes appear to be tough, and they tend to wealthy later on in life. Their wealth comes from their hard work rather than luck. Kyler is at number 49 on the Unique Boy Names list.

5 Clayton

Clayton is a fabulous name for a little boy. We are sure that grandma would approve of this name because it sounds like a classic brought back to life. It is two syllables and it pronounced Klay-ten. It is of English origin and means village built on clay.

Boys with this name are multi-talented, intuitive, and independent. This name is at number 17 on the Unique Boy Names list, and number 74 on the Classic Boy Names list. Clayton dates all the way back to 1821.

4 Keegan

Keegan is a beautiful name to give your little one. It is a two syllable name and it is pronounced KEE-gen. It is of Celtic, Irish, and Gaelic origin and means fire.

Boys with this name are very imaginative and a bit eccentric. They tend to be mystical and wise as they grow older. They do crave alone time occasionally.

Keegan also happens to be a gender-neutral name, but more often than not it is given to males. It is at number 138 on the Unisex Names list and number 32 on the Unique Boy Names list. Grandma is sure to love this great name.

3 Donovan

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Donovan is an adorable name for a little boy, even grandma is sure to approve of it. It has three syllables and is pronounced DAHN-eh-vin. It is of Irish, Celtic, and Gaelic origin and means little dark prince. This name is so unique that there are only 7,798 babies who were born with this first name in the United States between 1880 and 2016.

Boys with this name tend to grow up to be dependable, practical, and solid. They are very hard-working individuals who are not afraid to put in some time and effort in order to achieve what they want out of life.

2 Kyrie

Kyrie is such a cute, gender-neutral name that is often given to little boys rather than girls. It is two syllables and is pronounced KIE-ree. It is of Greek origin and means The Lord. Boys with this name tend to love the outdoors and nature; they actually thrive off of it.

When they get older to tend to seek out the truth in their daily life. They seek to understand human nature, their place in life, and the secrets of the universe. Kyrie is so unique that it is at number 32 on the Unique Boy Names list. There are only about 7,000 babies who were born with the first name Kyrie.

1 Gideon

Gideon is a very beautiful name that grandma will surely approve of. It has three syllables and is pronounced as GID-ee-en. It is of Hebrew origin and means great warrior. Boys with this name tend to grow up to be independent, multi-talented, and they strive for perfection.

Boys with this name do not tolerate injustice very well. This name is so unique that it made it to number 89 on the Unique Boy Names list. Plus, there were only 12,657 babies born in the United States with the first name Gideon.

References: Names.org, OhBabyNames.com

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