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10 Modern Baby Boy Names That Are Underused

Many soon-to-be moms can spend what feels like an eternity trying pick out the perfect name for her little man. Some moms know exactly what they are looking for, but not everyone is that lucky. A name is the first real gift that a mother gives to her child – besides the gift of life that is – so it is important to put a lot of thought into choosing the right one. If a mom is looking for something that has a modern feel to it but is still underused and not too common, this list is the perfect place to start looking. Continue reading to see ten modern baby boy names that are underused.

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10 Braylon

Braylon is a modern yet uncommon and underused gender-neutral name that is more commonly given to baby boys. It is a spelling variant Braylen. There are only a little over 15k babies who share this same exact name since 1880 in the U.S. alone. In the grand scheme of things, 15k isn’t a large number at all.

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According to Ohbabynames.com, people with this name are often very loving and family-oriented individuals. Braylon is at number 90 on the Modern Boy Names list, according to Names.org.

9 Jayceon

Jayceon is an adorable and wonderful name for a baby boy that is a spelling variant of the more popular Jason, which means healer. Since 1880 in the U.S., there are only about 8k other babies who share this exact same name. Jayceon is at number 97 on the Modern Boy Names list and number 63 on the Unique Boy Names list, according to Names.org. People with this first name are natural born leaders who are often very organized and disciplined, as reported by Ohbabynames.com.

8 Amari

Amari means strength or immortal. That is why people with the name Amari tend to be very affectionate and compassionate individuals, according to Ohbabynames.com. It is a beautiful, modern gender-neutral name that is more commonly given to baby boys. In the U.S., there are only about 30k babies who share this first name since the 1880s so you are not likely going to find another Amari walking around.

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Amari is at number 85 on the Modern Boy Names list, number 25 on the Unique Boy Names list, and number 165 on the Gender-Neutral Names list, according to Names.org.

7 Giovanni

Giovanni is a lovely name for a baby boy that happens to mean “God is gracious.” There are about 67k babies in the U.S. who all share this modern first name. It is at number 82 on the Modern Boy Names list, according to Names.org. There were about 4k babies who were all born in the year 2010 just in the U.S. alone. People with this name are usually very independent and strong-willed individuals who are never short of ambition, according to Ohbabynames.com.

6 Paxton

Paxton has the charming meaning of “from the peaceful town.” It is a fantastic, modern name for a baby boy. There are only about 19k other babies who share this same first name in the US. That makes Paxton quite rare and very underused. This name can also be used for a baby girl, but it much more commonly used for little boys.

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People with this name are often multi-talented and very intuitive, according to Ohbabynames.com. When you hear the name Paxton, you may think of the award-winning Twister actor, Bill Paxton.

5 Caiden

The first name Caiden would be the perfect name for a handsome little guy. It means friend or companion. There are only about 18k babies in the U.S. who share this rare and underused modern baby boy name. Caiden is at number 78 on the Modern Boy Names list and number 77 on the Unique Boy Names list, according to Names.org. People with this name are often very independent but they can often become perfectionists who want everything to be just right, according to Ohbabynames.org.

4 Landen

Landen is such an adorable name for a baby boy. This name that is completely underused only has about 24k babies who all share this same exact first name in the US. Landen means long hill or ridge.

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It is at number 76 on the Modern Boy Names list, according to Names.org. 2008 was the most popular year for this name with almost 2k Landen’s born in the single year in the US alone. People with this name are usually very adventurous and easygoing individuals, according to Ohbabynames.com.

3 Jaylen

Jaylen’s are known for being hard-working and dependable people, according to Ohbabynames.com. Those are excellent traits for anyone to have! Jaylen is a wonderful name for a baby boy. A great nickname for Jaylen would be Jay which means “Jay Bird.” This name is gender-neutral but is more commonly given to boys. There are about 37k people in the US who were all given this beautiful name at birth, as stated by Names.org. Jaylen is at number 75 on the Modern Boy Names list, number 93 on the Unique Boy Names list, and number 140 on the Gender-Neutral Names list.

2 Rowan

Rowan is an adorable name for a handsome little guy. It means “little ruddy one” or “little red-haired one.” It is an uncommon modern name with about 34k babies who all share this same first name in the U.S. alone. Rowan also happens to be a gender-neutral name which means that it doesn’t matter if mom is having a little boy or girl because it would be a perfect fit either way!

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People with this name are usually amazing problem-solvers who can achieve great things, according to Ohbabynames.com. Rowan is number 74 on the Modern Boy Names list.

1 Parker

Parker is a very sweet name for any loving baby boy. Although this name is gender-neutral, it is more commonly given to boys. Parker simply means “park keeper” which is great for any adventurous spirit. This name is at number 73 on the Modern Boy Names list and number 56 on the Gender-Neutral Names list. There are about 113k babies who all share this same name in the U.S. since the 1880s, according to Names.org. People with this name are often very loving individuals who are family-oriented, as stated by Ohbabynames.com.

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