Unique Baby Names: 50 Best Unique Girl & Boy Names
Cool names for your bundle of joy
By Nicola Conville
Content Editor / August 18 2020
Whether you’re expecting a baby girl or boy, you’ll be inspired by these beautiful monikers. Read on for our top 50 baby names for girls and boys from A to Z.
Top 25 unique girl names
Origin and meaning:
Famous namesakes: Models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio both gave their baby girl this beautiful, feminine name.
Origin and meaning: Derived from the Irish name Brighid, meaning 'the high one' or 'strength.' Brighid was a mythological Celtic goddess of fire and poetry.
Famous namesakes: Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Brigitte Neilsen.
Origin and meaning: This beautiful French moniker means ‘pure’. Derived from the Latin carina (keel of a ship). Carina is also the name of a southern constellation which contains the star Canopus.
Famous namesakes: Carine Roitfeld, former fashion editor of French Vogue.
Origin and meaning: The meaning of the name Doutzen is ‘dove’.
Famous namesakes: Dutch supermodel and actress Doutzen Kroes.
Origin and meaning: God's promise; God is my oath; joyful.
Famous namesakes: Actress Elsa Pataky, also Elsa from the movie Frozen.
Origin and meaning: Medieval Scandinavian form of Helen, meaning ‘light’. Pronounced: AY-lin. Welsh form of Helen, pronounced ELL-in.
Famous namesakes: Swedish model and ex Mrs Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren.
Origin and meaning: In Scandinavian the meaning of the name Freya is: Lady. Derived from the name of Freyja, the Norse goddess of love and fertility and mythological wife of Odin.
Famous namesakes: Anglo-Italian explorer and travel writer Freya Stark.
Origin and meaning: According to Babycenter, Gigi means ‘farmer’ in Greek. This cute moniker is also a derivative of Georgia.
Famous namesakes: Model Gigi Hadid.
Origin and meaning: This strong name is of Arabic origin and means ‘The Provider of Guidance’ (see also boy’s name Hedi).
Famous namesakes: Film actress Hedy Lamarr.
Origin and meaning: An Arabic name meaning ‘faith.’
Famous namesakes: African model Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid.
Origin and meaning: Possibly related to an Indo-European root meaning "youth", or possibly of Etruscan origin. In Roman mythology Juno was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the heavens.
Famous namesakes: Actress Juno Temple.
Origin and meaning: Kaia is a form of the Scandinavian name Kaja. Kaia is also a derivation of Gaia (Greek for earth).
Famous namesakes: Model Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber.
Origin and meaning: Luella is a variant of Louella. The name is a compound of the two favourite feminine names, Louise and Ella.
Famous namesakes: English fashion designer Luella Bartley.
Origin and meaning: Noor is a common Arabic unisex name meaning light.
Famous namesakes: Movie actress Noor Jehan.
Origin and meaning: A diminutive of Ann or Nancy meaning ‘grace’.
Famous namesakes: Actress Nanette Newman. Hannah Gadsby also named her famous Netflix show Nanette, after a woman she had met.
Origin and meaning: Feminine form of the Greek Olympios (of Olympus, the mountain in northern Greece that was the home of the gods in Greek mythology).
Famous namesakes: Veteran actress Olympia Dukakis. Actress Olympia Valance.
Origin and meaning: Derived from Latin "palumbus" which means Dove; a symbol of Peace.
Famous namesakes: Designer Paloma Picasso, daughter of Pablo.
Origin and meaning: Paola is the Italian and Spanish female equivalent to Paolo, Pablo or – as we know in English – Paul, meaning ‘small, humble.’
Famous namesakes: American actress Paola Andino
Origin and meaning: Derived from the Irish surname O' Quinn which is from the Gaelic O' Cuinn (descendant of Conn). The name is derived from conn (wisdom, reason, intelligence).
Famous namesakes: Movie actresses Quinn McColgan and Quinn Shepherd.
Origin and meaning: A popular name in Japan meaning ‘flow’ or ‘beauty’, and can be used for a boy or girl.
Famous namesakes: 13th century Muslim poet Jalal ad-din Rumi. Also the name of one of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s twins.
Origin and meaning: The name Seraphina is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Seraphina is: Fiery-winged. The name Seraphina comes from 'seraphim', who were the most powerful angels.
Famous namesakes: Seraphina Affleck, daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Origin and meaning: A small Old World bird related to the weaver birds, typically with brown and grey plumage. Can be a boy or girl’s name.
Famous namesakes: Sparrow Madden, offspring of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.
Origin and meaning: Derived from the name Matilda, which is is the English form of the Germanic female name Mahthildis, which derives from the Old High German "maht" (meaning "might, strength") and "hild" (meaning "battle").
Famous namesakes: Actress Tilda Swinton.
Origin and meaning: A name stemming from Julia meaning youthful and downy.
Famous namesakes: Russian fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko.
Origin and meaning: The name means Princess, an English name. It is also the name of the mother of Zeus and his siblings in Greek mythology.
Famous namesakes: Novelist Zadie Smith.
Top 25 unique boy names
Origin and meaning: Apollo is the Greek god of music, poetry, light, prophecy, and medicine. He is one of the Twelve Olympian gods who live on Mount Olympus.
Famous namesakes: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale named their youngest son Apollo.
Origin and meaning: Beckett is an Old English name meaning beehive. It comes from words beo cot which literally mean "bee cottage". This is traditionally a boy’s name but is a nice choice for a girl too and could be shortened to ‘Beck’.
Famous namesakes: Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. Musician Beck Hansen.
Origin and meaning: The name Cedric is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Cedric is: Cedric was a character in Sir Walter Scott's 1819 novel Ivanhoe. Possibly derived from a misspelling of Cerdic, a 6th-century king of Wessex, or from the Welsh Cedrych, meaning bounty-pattern.
Famous namesakes: US entertainer Cedric Antonio Kyles and footballer Cedric Soares.
Origin and meaning: From the French surname Cauvin, a derivative of the Latin calvinus (little bald one).
Famous namesakes: DJ Calvin Harris, fashion designer Calvin Klein. Also the eponymous hero in the cartoon series Calvin and Hobbes.
Origin and meaning: From an English surname derived from the Old Norse byname Draki or the Old English byname Draca both meaning ‘dragon’.
Famous namesakes: Canadian rapper Drake Graham.
Origin and meaning: This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Dēmḗtrios.
Famous namesakes: Demna Gvasalia, artistic director, Balenciaga.
Origin and meaning: Francisco is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the masculine given name Franciscus (corresponding to English Francis).
Famous namesakes: Spanish politician Francisco Franco Bahamonde, artist Francisco Goya.
Origin and meaning: A cognate of William (resolute protector), a name derived from the Old Norman French willaume, which is from the Old High German Willehelm.
Famous namesakes: Chef Guillaume Brahmini.
Origin and meaning: the name Hedi is of Arabic origin and means ‘The Provider of Guidance’.
Famous namesakes: French photographer Hedi Slimane.
Origin and meaning: Derived from the Greek geōrgos (earthworker, farmer), which is composed from the elements gē (earth) and ergein (to work).
Famous namesakes: Photographer Juergen Teller.
Origin and meaning: This name is of Hebrew origin and means “God is gracious.”
Famous namesakes: Johan Botha, cricketer.
Origin and meaning: The name Kingston is an English baby name meaning ‘from the king's village’ or estate 'King's field.'
Famous namesakes: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale named their son Kingston.
Origin and meaning: The name Kaius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "rejoice".
Famous namesakes: Stylist Rachel Zoe named her son Kaius. Kyuss is also the name of a stoner rock band.
Origin and meaning: Luca is the Italian equivalent of Luke.
Famous namesakes: Sculptor Luca della Robbia.
Origin and meaning: Maddox is a mainly male name in use in English speaking countries derived from a Welsh surname meaning "son of Madoc." Madoc or Madog was a legendary Welsh prince who in Welsh folklore sailed to the New World three hundred years before Christopher Columbus.
Famous namesakes: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s oldest son.
Origin and meaning: Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from a place-name derived from the name Maccus (great) and the Old English wielle (spring, pool) or wella (stream).
Famous namesakes: Singer Maxwell Rivera.
Origin and meaning: An Irish name meaning ‘friend of deer’.
Famous namesakes: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.
Origin and meaning: Derived from the Latin pax (peace, the binding thing).
Famous namesakes: Another of Brad Pitt and Angelina’s sons.
Origin and meaning: Italian form of the Latin name Romaeus meaning ‘a pilgrim to Rome’.
Famous namesakes: Son of former footballer David Beckham and designer Victoria Beckham. Also the male lead in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Origin and meaning: Another beautiful Italian baby name meaning ‘saviour’.
Famous namesakes: Designer Salvatore Ferragamo.
Origin and meaning: Stefano itself is derived from the Greek "stephanos" which means "laurel crown."
Famous namesakes: Footballer Stefano Mauri.
Origin and meaning: A Tibetan given name, meaning "the holder of Buddha Dharma".
Famous namesakes: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
Origin and meaning: Thierry is a French male given name, derived from the Germanic "Theodoric". It is the cognate of German "Dietrich" and "Dieter", English Terry, Derek and Derrick. It means power is mighty or the ruler of the people.
Famous namesakes: Footballer Thierry Henri. Designer Thierry Mugler.
Origin and meaning: Valentino is the Italian form of the Latin Valentinus which was an Old Roman family name originating as a nickname from “Valens” meaning “healthy, strong”
Famous namesakes: Italian motorcycle road racer Valentino Rossi.
Origin and meaning: Xavier is of Spanish, Arabic and Basque origin, and its meaning is ‘bright; splendid; new house’.
Famous namesakes: Musician Xavier Rudd.